Now that the onslaught of Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods movie news and work has more-or-less blown over, we’re finally getting back to porting over all of those missing movie information pages in the “Movie Guide”. So, picking up where we left off, we’re jumping into the late-1980s and early-1990s to bring you the first three Dragon Ball Z theatrical films. As always, we’ve gone a step beyond simply importing the old pages, having spent a lot of time digging through everything we could think of to really bring you the most comprehensive information possible. You’ll find updated information about each movie’s promotional materials, premiere, and releases, along with additional movie notes, character profiles, background information from movie staff, detailed name pun analysis, and more!
Be sure to check back soon for our next content update! This is only the beginning.
With New York Comic Con right around the corner, Namco-Bandai has unveiled a batch of new screen shots from the upcoming new fighting game for the franchise, Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Z. The new screens showcase some of the options available in the game, including adjusting the color of character models/outfits, via the “Limit Jewel” and other character customization aspects.
Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Z will be available in “early 2014″ on the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and Vita (the latter being a digital-only release). Multiple in-game bonuses are available via pre-orders and “Day One” purchases.
When Jaco the Galactic Patrolman was first unveiled, there was excitement in the air simply over it being a new short work from Akira Toriyama. Shueisha spilled the beans very early on, however, announcing it as a “shocking revival of Dragon Ball“…!
Episode #0345! VegettoEX, Meri, and Julian dive into “Jaco the Galactic Patrolman”. With the 11-chapter series now complete and confirmed as a “Dragon Ball” tie-in, what did we think about it? Does it live up to the success showcased by its predecessor? Is it a good, self-contained story in and of itself, or does it rely on “Dragon Ball” to get any kind of reaction out of the reader? This week’s news and stories from Julian’s trip to a “Battle of Gods” viewing party wraps up the episode!
- “Battle of Z” (360/PS3/Vita) Naruto Costume & Opening Theme News
- Anime Comics Cover Art Updates: “Battle of Gods” & DBZ Movie 8
- Daisuke Nishio to Attend Spain’s 2013 “Salon del Manga”
- “Dragon Ball Heroes” New Chapter Teased in Promotional Video
- “Jaco the Galactic Patrolman” (Spin-Off Manga Guide Section)
- Viz “Weekly Shonen Jump” Back Issues
Enjoy! Discuss this episode on the Kanzenshuu forum.
Namco-Bandai has released a new promotional video teasing the upcoming “new chapter” for the card-based arcade game Dragon Ball Heroes:
The promotional video describes the — perhaps unfortunately phrased — “new series” under development for the game, which will include the Evil Dragons from Dragon Ball GT and the GT/adult-style Gotenks that still has yet to make his official appearance in the game. The teaser concludes with plugs for both V-Jump and Saikyō Jump, both of which will have additional information in the coming months.
The December 2013 issue of Saikyō Jump in particular (due out 02 November 2013) is set to include three Dragon Ball Heroes cards along with bonus material across a 100+ page extravaganza of Dragon Ball things!
- “Entry Set 0″ for Dragon Ball Heroes, featuring Goku: Child, Kuririn: Child, and Kame-Sen’nin
- Large posters and bonus stickers
- Deluxe Dragon Ball Heroes guidebook
- A 3-shot Dragon Ball manga (it is unclear what this fully entails; it may be that the regular monthly chapter of Dragon Ball SD is a part of this, or it may not!)
Thanks, as always, to TheDevilsCorpse for keeping us up-to-date on the Heroes news!
Dragon Ball TV series and — perhaps most notably — movie director Daisuke Nishio will be attending this year’s “Salon del Manga” in Barcelona.
One Piece, Dragon Ball Z and Toriko highlighted in Europe
WEDNESDAY 2ND OCTOBER 2013
One Piece, Dragon Ball Z and Toriko will be highlighted during the biggest Manga fair in Spain: the Salon del Manga (October 31st to November 3rd).
The 3D movies of One Piece and Toriko that were screened in July 2012 in Paris are also going to be screened during the event. Fans visiting the event will also be able to enjoy a special exhibition of those two hit series.
Dragon Ball Z series director Daisuke Nishio will also attend the fair this year to meet with his fans in Barcelona.
One Piece and Dragon Ball Z will also be at the Madrid Games Week on Namco Bandai Games booth (November 7-10).
One Piece will be at the same time in Italy at the Lucca Comics (October 31st to November 3rd) and at the Milano Games Week (October 25-27).
Nishio will be joining the fair in collaboration with Selecta Visión in promotion of their latest remaster and home release of the series in Spain. A special “Dragon Ball Exhibition” will be on display for fans to enjoy, and everyone is encouraged to dress up as their favorite characters from the series.
Thanks to TheRed259 for the heads-up!
Dedicated Kanzenshuu readers may have been wondering over the last couple months why we have not kept up with the usual detailing of Dragon Ball Heroes: Victory Mission chapters, or why our Dragon Ball SD documentation abruptly concluded with the four original quarterly chapters.
We have been hard at work behind the scenes on a complete overhaul for our “Official Manga Spin-Offs” section, and are proud to debut its current progress. What previously existed as just a single page detailing some of the more recent spin-offs is now a completely fleshed-out section with dedicated pages for each spin-off that has ever been released going back to the franchise’s original serialization.
Perhaps most significantly, this includes complete documentation for Akira Toriyama’s latest series, Jaco the Galactic Patrolman, which is — as Shueisha originally promised! — an exciting revival of Dragon Ball.
The revamped “Official Manga Spin-Offs” section contains the following main documentation pages:
- Original Illustrated Stories
- Neko Majin
- Jump Super Anime Tour
- Dragon Ball SD
- Episode of Bardock
- Dragon Ball Heroes: Victory Mission
- Jaco the Galactic Patrolman
With today’s overhaul, the Original Illustrated Stories, Crossovers, Episode of Bardock, and Jaco the Galactic Patrolman sub-sections are complete with individual documentation pages for each chapter which outline things like cover art, chapter notes with references and easter eggs, color page comparisons, etc.
The other sub-sections, as noted, have complete main documentation pages, and we will continue to work our way backward to fill in individual chapter pages for them. Some of that work has already begun, so stay tuned for these additions in the near future!
Two “Anime Comics” releases are due out this week (specifically Friday, 04 October 2013) from Shueisha: one for the new film Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods, and a re-release of the one for DBZ Movie 8 (the first Broli movie).
We tend not to see cover art for these types of releases until the same week they are due out, and these two were no exception to the rule as Shueisha’s online listings have both finally updated with said cover art:
The film versions of the comics are sometimes called “animanga”; screen shots from the movie have dialog bubbles added in to contain text, with the film then presented in printed comic form. The most recent release (back in 2010) was an anime comic for the 2008 Jump Super Anime Tour special.
The Battle of Gods comic will retail for ¥1,400 (tax included), while the DBZ Movie 8 comic re-release will retail for ¥700 (tax included). Both are available for pre-order via CDJapan and Amazon Japan.
The Japanese home release hit just a couple weeks ago, and the rest of us not in Japan are ready to take it on! Listen in as Heath, Mike, and Meri dive into the film, its story, its characters, and more.
Episode #0344! VegettoEX, Hujio, and Meri review “Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods” now that its Japanese home release has finally hit. What were our individual expectations heading into the film, do the new characters justify their existence as new extensions to the Dragon World, and most importantly, is it simply a good movie or not? Catching up on a bit of news wraps up the episode!
- Special Podcast Episode: DBZ Video Game Music #2
- Korean “Dragon Ball Online” Closing This Month
- “Battle of Gods” Screening at Japanese Film Festival in Australia
- Madman Announces “Battle of Gods” License For Australia
- FUNimation Blu-ray DBZ “Season One” Listed For January 2014
- “Dragon Ball Z: Season 1″ Blu-ray Set Coming, In Widescreen
- “Battle of Z” (360/PS3/Vita) Naruto Costume & Opening Theme News
- First North American Trailer for “Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Z”
- “Battle of Z” (360/PS3/Vita) Day 1 & Pre-Order Bonuses
- Confirmation of Fan “Toyble” as “Victory Mission” Artist “Toyotarō”…?
- “J Legend Retsuden” (JP 3DS) Bonus Download Game Revealed
- “Jaco the Galactic Patrolman” & “Dragon Ball” Tie-In Confirmed
- “Jaco the Galactic Patrolman” Tankōbon Coming January 2014
A special note included alongside the last page of next week’s upcoming final, “+1 / DB-1″ chapter of Jaco the Galactic Patrolman in the 2013 #44 issue of Weekly Shōnen Jump is an announcement that a collected print manga volume is on the way!
ご愛読ありがとうございました!! JC（コミックス）は１月４日発売予定です!! お楽しみに!!
Thank you for reading!! The Comics (tankōbon) is planned for release on 04 January!! Look forward to it!!
There you have it: those of you looking to pick up all eleven chapters of the independent story + Dragon Ball tie-in can look forward to it 04 January 2014 from Shueisha in Japan. There is no word yet on the physical size of the volume or inclusion of any color pages (which, at this point, extend solely to the first chapter’s title page).
If Viz makes any announcements about a collected volume release of the series in English — digitally or print — we will be sure to pass the news along, as well. Until then, this is just confirmation of an original-language, print edition in Japan.
Earlier this month, the 2013 #42 issue of Weekly Shōnen Jump in Japan revealed the previously-hinted-at bonus downloadable game coming packaged with first-pressings of J Legend Retsuden on the Japanese Nintendo 3DS: Dragon Ball Z: Gekishin Furīza!! (“The Fierce God Freeza”), the fifth game for the franchise on the Nintendo Famicom, and the sequel to Assault!! The Saiyans. The downloadable game has also since been revealed on the compilation’s official website.
In “Tenka’ichi Budōkai mode”, entering seven play-throughs worth of passwords obtained by beating the previous game will allow you to make your way through Gekishin Furīza!! with that same power already unleashed.
This brings the total package of Dragon Ball games to four, with this extra downloadable title being in addition to the three games that come on the physical 3DS cartridge itself.
Also included, as a part of the actual compilation, will be the first Yū Yū Hakusho game on the Super Famicom from 1993. Four Yū Yū Hakusho games were eventually released on the Super Famicom.
A trailer from this year’s Tokyo Game Show showcases all of the currently-announced games for the compilation, as well as bonus features like saving, borders, hints, and manuals:
J Legend Retsuden is due out 07 November 2013 for ¥4,980. The game is available for pre-order from Amazon Japan and Play-Asia, the latter of which is currently offering free shipping on the game. As always, we must note that the Nintendo 3DS is indeed region-locked, so players looking to pick it up will still need a Japanese Nintendo 3DS.