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Episode 146 // 29 March 2015
Completely Unrivaled!
The Ultimate Warrior, Vegetto

With 36 days remaining until the film’s debut, the official blog to promote Dragon Ball Z: Revival of “F” has updated with comments from movie staff discussing a new promotion

こんにちは。スタッフです。
公開まであと36日です!

みなさまカレーは好きですか?

昨日発表された通り、この度カレーハウスCoCo壱番屋さんとコラボキャンペーンを実施することが決定いたしました!

2015年4月1日(水)~5月31日(日)のキャンペーン期間中に、
合計金額1,000円(税込)以上のレシートを貼って応募すると、ココイチオリジナルグッズが抽選で当たるレシート応募式のキャンペーンです。
「瞬間移動をしている孫悟空(全体像)」や「カレーをモリモリ食べる孫悟空」など、
今回のキャンペーンのためだけに描き下ろされたオリジナルデザインのグッズをが当たります!

また、オリジナルピンバッジ(全6種)、コンプリートBOX応募券、ドリンク無料券が当たる店頭くじも実施
!※各店くじがなくなり次第終了

詳しくはキャンペーンサイトをご確認ください。
http://www.ichibanya.co.jp/campaign/dragonball/

みんなでカレーをモリモリ食べて元気パワー全開で劇場公開まであと36日カウントダウンしちゃいましょう!


Hello, it’s the staff.
Just 36 days left until the premiere!

Hey everyone, do you like curry?

As announced yesterday, we’re running a tie-in promotional campaign with Curry House CoCo Ichibanya!

From Wednesday April 1st to Monday May 31st 2015, you can send in any receipt of more than 1,000 yen (tax included) to be entered into a CoCo Ichibanya original merchandise lottery. You can win merchandise featuring original designs especially drawn for this campaign, such as “Son Goku Teleporting (Panorama)” or “Son Goku Chowing Down on Curry”!

There’s also a storefront lotto campaign where you can win one of 6 original pin badges, a complete boxset of these pin badges, or a free drink.
!※ Offer expires when stores run out of supplies.

Check out the campaign site for details.
http://www.ichibanya.co.jp/campaign/dragonball/

Everyone, pig out on this curry so that you’ll have enough energy to count down the remaining 36 days until the movie premiere!

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The story for Revival of “F”, opening nationwide in Japan 18 April 2015 in 2D and IMAX 3D, is being crafted by original manga author Akira Toriyama, who stated he is writing it, “…as though it were a continuation of the manga when it was in serialization,” and that while it will, “…of course be a continuation of the previous Battle of Gods,” he has also, “…deliberately increased the amount of action scenes by a good deal.” Tadayoshi Yamamuro, who worked for many years as character designer and animation supervisor on the Dragon Ball franchise, will serve as the film’s director and animation supervisor. Norihito Sumitomo will return from Battle of Gods and the Majin Buu arc of Dragon Ball Kai for musical composition duties. Momoiro Clover Z will contribute a song alongside Maximum the Hormone, whose “F” will be used as a “battle song” during the film. Revival of “F” is set to bring back Freeza and will also include two new characters (Sorbet and Tagoma), feature Beerus and Whis again from Battle of Gods, and much more.

We will continue to keep tabs on this blog and translate whatever news it reveals, so stay tuned…!



According to the NPD report for February 2015, the combination of Dragon Ball XENOVERSE releases across all console platforms ranked as the #7 best-selling game of the month.

Earlier today, Sony reported Dragon Ball XENOVERSE as one of their best-selling digital games of the month (particularly for the PlayStation 4, where it ranked as the #2 best-selling digital game for February).

Dragon Ball XENOVERSE was released for consoles in North America 24 February 2015.



Dragon Ball XENOVERSE and Battle of Z made strong showings on the PlayStation Store sales charts for February 2015.

Coming in as the #2 and #6 games on the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3 charts, respectively, Dragon Ball XENOVERSE pulled in strong numbers despite only being available for less than a week of February in total. On the PlayStation 4, only Dying Light managed to out-sell XENOVERSE in the digital storefront.

No doubt fueled by the portable system’s birthday sale last month, Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Z for the Vita hit the #3 mark on its respective sales chart.

Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Z, developed by Artdink for Bandai Namco, was released worldwide in January 2014 for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and Vita. In North America, the Vita version was released exclusively as a downloadable title.

Dragon Ball XENOVERSE, developed by Dimps for Bandai Namco, is the latest video game for the franchise on the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC. The game is available both digitally and in retail disc form for both Sony consoles.



With 37 days remaining until the film’s debut, the official blog to promote Dragon Ball Z: Revival of “F” has updated with a letter from none other than Future Trunks.  The postal system of the future must be truly remarkable…

こんにちは!ブルマよ!
公開まであと37日!
今日は…ふふふ。驚くわよ~。
なんと未来にいるトランクスから手紙が届いたのよ!
もうトランクスったら、なんていい男なのかしら!

母さん、お元気ですか?
風の噂でそちらの世界でフリーザが復活してしまったということを聞きました。
僕が過去へと行ってしまったせいで、また、僕の知っている過去と変わってきてしまっているようですね…。
あの時あんなに滅多切りにしたうえ、気でかき消したというのに、一体どうやって復活したんでしょうか。
いえ、復活ができないくらい消滅させたことをきちんと確認するべきでした。
僕の甘さがあったから、皆さんにご迷惑をおかけしてしまい申し訳なく思っています。
皆さんはご無事でしょうか。
できることなら僕もまた過去へ行って一緒に戦いたいのですが、きっと孫悟空さんたちは僕が知っているよりも、もっともっと強くなっていることと思います。
父さんもそれに負けないくらい強くなっているのでしょう。
僕も負けないように修行に励んで、未来の地球と母さんを守りますね。
遠くの地からですが、皆さんの勝利をお祈りしてます。
それでは、母さん、父さんもどうかご無事で。


Hey, Bulma here!
The premiere’s just 37 days away!
Today we’ve got…ohoho, now this is a surprise.
I’ve received a letter from Trunks…the one in the future!
I wonder how handsome he’s become!

Hoping this letter finds you well, mother.

I have heard a rumor about Freeza being resurrected over in your world. It seems that things have once again changed from the history I know, due to my meddling in the past…

But I wonder how in the world Freeza could possibly come back to life, after I hacked him into pieces and wiped him out with my ki.

No, I should have fully confirmed that I had obliterated him such that he could never be revived.  I am truly sorry that my weakness brought this trouble upon you. I wonder if you will be alright.

Were it possible, I would like to travel to the past again and fight alongside Son Goku and the others, but I am sure they have all grown far stronger since I last saw them. No doubt father has kept up his training as well.

I will likewise train diligently to protect my world and my mother here in the future.  Know that I am praying for your victory from this distant land.

My best wishes that you and father stay safe and sound,
Trunks

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The story for Revival of “F”, opening nationwide in Japan 18 April 2015 in 2D and IMAX 3D, is being crafted by original manga author Akira Toriyama, who stated he is writing it, “…as though it were a continuation of the manga when it was in serialization,” and that while it will, “…of course be a continuation of the previous Battle of Gods,” he has also, “…deliberately increased the amount of action scenes by a good deal.” Tadayoshi Yamamuro, who worked for many years as character designer and animation supervisor on the Dragon Ball franchise, will serve as the film’s director and animation supervisor. Norihito Sumitomo will return from Battle of Gods and the Majin Buu arc of Dragon Ball Kai for musical composition duties. Momoiro Clover Z will contribute a song alongside Maximum the Hormone, whose “F” will be used as a “battle song” during the film. Revival of “F” is set to bring back Freeza and will also include two new characters (Sorbet and Tagoma), feature Beerus and Whis again from Battle of Gods, and much more.

We will continue to keep tabs on this blog and translate whatever news it reveals, so stay tuned…!



J-Stars Victory Vs., the Jump-franchise crossover fighting game extravaganza, will be making its way westward in the form of J-Stars Victory Vs.+ for the PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4 and Vita. After being dated with a “summer 2015″ timeframe last December, Bandai Namco mostly went silent on the game for a few months… until today, when the company unveiled a new website for the international version of the game.

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Included with the (for now) basic overview website is a trailer featuring Goku versus Freeza:

An additional video of Arale (primarily of Dr. Slump fame, but also with a few key Dragon Ball cameos!) versus Luckyman is also provided:

The game, originally released back in March 2013 in Japan on the PlayStation 3 and Vita, features Son Goku, Vegeta, and Freeza from Dragon Ball along with a wealth of other playable and support characters from different series. All playable and support characters from the Japanese release are slated for inclusion in the international version.



The PlayStation 3 version of Dragon Ball XENOVERSE remained on the Media Create sales charts for its fifth week in Japan, while the PlayStation 4 version dipped below the top twenty according to Famitsu.

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According to the Media Create sales list for the reporting period of 02 March 2015 to 08 March 2015, the game pushed another 5,787 copies on the PlayStation 3, with cumulative sales of 86,874 copies.

While not in the top twenty for Media Create, the Famitsu list for the same reporting period pegs the PlayStation 4 version at another 2,651 copies sold. Though the two lists report numbers slightly differently, Famitsu places the PlayStation 4 version at 51,129 total copies sold.

Dragon Ball XENOVERSE — developed by Dimps for Bandai Namco — is the latest video game for the franchise on the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC.



With 38 days remaining until the film’s debut, the official blog to promote Dragon Ball Z: Revival of “F” has updated with a few words from the voice artist for No.18, Miki Itō:

こんにちは!ブルマよ。
映画公開まであと38日!
今日は18号役の伊藤美紀さんからコメントを頂戴したわよ!

今回新作映画の制作が決まって、素直に“嬉しいな”と思いました。
この作品では20年前、18号の役をいただいて、大先輩の中で演じさせていただいた緊張の中でのスタートでした。それが「ドラゴンボール改」として復活して、最初のTVシリーズのときのメンバーのままできたことがとてもうれしかったです。
そして劇場版の『ドラゴンボールZ 神と神』と続き、皆様に愛されている作品だと心から感じています。18号の出番はいつも控えめすが、それが18号らしさでもあるので・・・(笑)
この作品は、ドラゴンボールに対する鳥山先生と役者、スタッフの、気持ちと熱意が一つになってできあがっています。見えないところで先生と役者の糸がつながっているんだなと思います。
映画を観るときには、控えめなわたしとクリリンのシーンを見逃さないでくださいね!みなさんからの応援をいただければ次回作は「この愛、クリリンと18号」とか、昼メロのようなスピンオフなんていかがでしょう。わたしも完成を楽しみにしています。劇場でお会いしましょう!


Hey, Bulma here!
Just 38 days left until the film’s premiere!
Today we’ve got a comment from the voice of No.18, Miki Itō!

I was quite frankly very happy when it was decided to make this new movie. Twenty years ago when I first got the role of No.18, it was nerve-wracking having to perform alongside all these veteran voice artists. When the series returned with Dragon Ball Kai, it was a pleasure to come back as one of the original TV series cast.

Continuing on with the film Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods, I felt from the bottom of my heart that this is a series everyone loves. 18’s appearances were always a bit low-key and understated, but then, I guess that suits her just fine…(laughs)

The feelings and enthusiasm which Toriyama-sensei, us performers, and the staff all have towards Dragon Ball joining together to create this film. I think that Sensei and the performers are connected by invisible thread.

When you see the film, be sure not to miss the scene with Kuririn and me (as my usual demure self)! If everyone supports it, maybe next we can get a soap opera type spin-off like “This Love, Kuririn & No.18″ or something along those lines. I can’t wait for this film to be finished. I’ll see you all at the theater!

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The story for Revival of “F”, opening nationwide in Japan 18 April 2015 in 2D and IMAX 3D, is being crafted by original manga author Akira Toriyama, who stated he is writing it, “…as though it were a continuation of the manga when it was in serialization,” and that while it will, “…of course be a continuation of the previous Battle of Gods,” he has also, “…deliberately increased the amount of action scenes by a good deal.” Tadayoshi Yamamuro, who worked for many years as character designer and animation supervisor on the Dragon Ball franchise, will serve as the film’s director and animation supervisor. Norihito Sumitomo will return from Battle of Gods and the Majin Buu arc of Dragon Ball Kai for musical composition duties. Momoiro Clover Z will contribute a song alongside Maximum the Hormone, whose “F” will be used as a “battle song” during the film. Revival of “F” is set to bring back Freeza and will also include two new characters (Sorbet and Tagoma), feature Beerus and Whis again from Battle of Gods, and much more.

We will continue to keep tabs on this blog and translate whatever news it reveals, so stay tuned…!



The official Japanese website for Dragon Ball Kai has announced that the fifth ending theme song for the series’ Majin Buu arc will be provided by the all-female Japanese rock band Gacharic Spin, entitled “Don’t Let Me Down”. The new ending theme will replace “GALAXY” 05 April 2015, according to the band’s official Twitter account, and will most likely be the series’ final theme song.

The band’s second single, “Don’t Let Me Down”, will be released 27 May 2015. Included with their label’s official announcement were comments from the band’s four main members.

子供ながらに亀仙人のエッチなシーンが気になっていました。その時から私はセクシーに目覚めてしまったのかもしれません。 (オレオレオナ/Vo.&Key.)


When I was a kid, Kame-Sen’nin’s pervy scenes really got to me. Perhaps that’s when I first became aware of sexuality.
(Oreo Reona / vocals & keyboards)

小学生の頃、カメハメ波のマネをよくしていました。時代を超えて海外でも凄く人気のあるアニメに参加できて嬉しいです。 (はな/Vo.&Dr.)


Back when I was in grade school, I’d constantly pretend to do the Kamehameha. I’m happy to be a part of an anime that’s popular across the generations and even overseas.
(Hana / vocals & drums)

兄にバンド活動を反対されているのですが、ドラゴンボールが大好きなので、ついに見返せる時が来たかなと(笑)いつかアニメのテーマソングをやりたいと思っていましたが、それがドラゴンボールなんて夢見たい! (F チョッパー KOGA /Ba.)


My big brother never approved of me joining a band, but he’s a big Dragon Ball fan, so maybe I’ll finally get the last laugh! I’ve always wanted to do an anime theme song, but I never dreamed I’d get to do one for Dragon Ball!
(F Chopper KOGA / bass)

私は今年から自称宇宙人なので、一度戦ってみたいと思っていましたが、先にエンディングをやらせていただけるなんて戦意喪失です(笑) (TOMO-ZO/Gt.)


I’ve declared myself an alien as of this year, so I had wanted to try fighting just once, but getting to do the theme song first has really killed my fighting spirit (laughs).
(TOMO-ZO / guitar)

With this announcement, it is inevitable that the series will be continuing on much farther into the year than many had originally thought. When the first ending theme for the Majin Buu arc of Dragon Ball Kai was announced, the term “quarter(ly)” was used, and combined with the initial fast-pace of the Japanese broadcast versus the international “Final Chapters” version, it seems clear that the Japanese broadcast was heavily affected and adjusted for length along the way. The series is currently anticipated to run sometime into June or July, with a series total of approximately 158 to 160 episodes.



Dragon Ball XENOVERSE, the latest video game for the franchise from Bandai Namco, has been host to a slew of issues since its launch last month, most notably with regard to network failures. Players are no doubt familiar with loading screens that hang indefinitely, being kicked to the title screen even while in an offline mode, and losing progress due to network drops. Typos and other inconsistencies have also been more than prevalent.

The company plans to release a 1.02 patch for the game today that addresses some of the issues, while at the same time preparing the game for its first downloadable content pack (which itself has yet to be given an official release date):

Online Services:
– Player Match (1v1, 2v2, 3v3) are functioning properly on all platforms. This mode is accessible from ‘Player Match Online’ desk in Toki Toki City.
– Multi Lobbies and Single Lobbies functioning properly on Playstation 3 and Xbox 360 and we are still continuing to work on improvements on Playstation 4, Xbox One and PC/Steam.
Please note that your network status can also affect the server connection.

Compatibility Patch 1.02:
– On March 10th, we will release Dragon Ball GT Pack 1 compatibility patches for Playstation 4, Playstation 3, Xbox One and Xbox 360.
– This patch will ensure compatibility with the new content of the DLC Pack 1 to be released soon and will improve several issues as you can read below.
– We will have new details regarding the online events in the comings weeks!

To implement this update, we will be conducting server maintenance during the following times:

March 10th 5:30PM to 9:00 PM JST
March 10th 9:30 AM to 1:00 PM CET
March 10th 1:30 AM to 5:00 AM PDT

Full Patch Notes
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
-Added data for Dragon Ball GT Pack 1
-Fixed English dialog and subtitle inconsistencies
-Fixed issue where “Reversal” evaluation could not be earned in Quests
-Fixed issue where some materials could not be earned in Quests
-Fixed issue where player could not be revived from downed state
-Implemented online event functionality

Dragon Ball XENOVERSE will receive three downloadable content packs. The first, scheduled for release at some point this month, will contain:

3 playable characters: GT Goku, Pan & GT Trunks; 4 Time Patrol quests; 12 Quests; 15 New Special Moves for the players’ avatars; 5 new costumes

Downloadable content packs will be released at a base price of $9.99 per pack, with a season pass available netting players interested in acquiring all three packs a $5 savings at $24.99.

Dragon Ball XENOVERSE — developed by Dimps for Bandai Namco — is the latest video game for the franchise on the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC. The game was released last month in all territories.



With 39 days remaining until the film’s debut, the official blog to promote Dragon Ball Z: Revival of “F” has updated with a visit from the lovely cyborg herself, No. 18:

こんにちは!ブルマよ!
公開まであと39日!!
今日は18号が来てくれたのね。

呼び出して何の用だ?

18号ってフリーザのことは知っているんだったっけ?
昔、惑星ベジータを破壊したり、ナメック星を侵略したりして、孫くんもベジータも苦戦したのよ。
しかも実はクリリンなんて殺されちゃったりした、因縁の敵なのよね。

クリリンを?!
許せないな…。
フリーザのことはよくわからないが、みんなよりわたしの方が戦闘力は高いからもちろん私も戦いに行くよ。

え?
さすがにそれはクリリンが許さないんじゃないかしら。
マーロンもいるし。

そんなものか?
だがクリリンは最近髪も伸びて警察にもなったしすっかり一般人だぞ。
心配じゃないか…。

えーっと……(これが究極のツンデレってやつかしら)
と、とりあえず、ひょっとしたら18号とクリリンのいい感じなシーンも見れちゃうかもしれない映画の公開日まであと39日!


Bulma: Hey, Bulma here!
39 days to go until the premiere!!
Today No. 18’s swung by.

No. 18: So, why am I here exactly?

Bulma: Come to think of it, do you even know about Freeza, 18? He’s the one who destroyed Planet Vegeta way back when, and later he attacked Namek, and even gave Son-kun and Vegeta a tough fight. In fact, he killed Kuririn! He’s pretty much everyone’s archenemy.

No. 18: He killed Kuririn?!
I’ll make him pay for that…
Anyway, I may not know much about Freeza, but I’ll definitely go fight too. Since I’m stronger than the others.

Bulma: Huh? I really don’t think Kuririn would be OK with that. What with Marron and all…

No. 18: You think he’d mind? But then, Kuririn’s grown out his hair now, and he’s even got a job as a police officer. He’s pretty much become a regular Joe.
Should I be worried?…

Bulma: Ugh…well, anyway…(Geez, she may be the tsun-dere to end all tsun-dere)
Th-There’s just 39 days left until the premiere of this film! This film which may, or may not, feature a tender scene between 18 and Kuririn!

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The story for Revival of “F”, opening nationwide in Japan 18 April 2015 in 2D and IMAX 3D, is being crafted by original manga author Akira Toriyama, who stated he is writing it, “…as though it were a continuation of the manga when it was in serialization,” and that while it will, “…of course be a continuation of the previous Battle of Gods,” he has also, “…deliberately increased the amount of action scenes by a good deal.” Tadayoshi Yamamuro, who worked for many years as character designer and animation supervisor on the Dragon Ball franchise, will serve as the film’s director and animation supervisor. Norihito Sumitomo will return from Battle of Gods and the Majin Buu arc of Dragon Ball Kai for musical composition duties. Momoiro Clover Z will contribute a song alongside Maximum the Hormone, whose “F” will be used as a “battle song” during the film. Revival of “F” is set to bring back Freeza and will also include two new characters (Sorbet and Tagoma), feature Beerus and Whis again from Battle of Gods, and much more.

We will continue to keep tabs on this blog and translate whatever news it reveals, so stay tuned…!