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

With 41 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 Masaharu Satō, the current voice actor for your friendly neighborhood turtle hermit, Kame-Sen’nin:

こんばんは!ブルマよ。
映画公開まであと41日!
今日は亀仙人役の佐藤正治さんからコメントを頂戴したわよ!

また映画ができるというのをすごく楽しみにしていました。
鳥山さんの作品っていうのはバトルが多いけれども、根底に流れてるのは優しさというか、すごくほんわかとした優しい世界観があって、「アラレちゃん」が原点になるんだろうなという感じがして、ほっとします。

今回の見どころは「パフパフ」から「ふぁーー!」に変わっていった亀仙人(笑)。
バトルのシーンがひとつの見せ場と思うので、かっこいいところはかっこいいし、年も年だからそろそろ休みなさいって休ませてもらってるし(笑)。おいしいところをいただきましたという感じです。

復活したフリーザとは、亀仙人は初対面なんですよね。
どっちかというと、パフパフ専門で、ホンワカ要素担当でキャスティングされたので、それをバトルで強いほうに持ってこなきゃいけないっていうのは大変でした。

今回は元祖「かめはめ波」をしましたからね(笑)。これがかめはめ波だ!って、楽しませてもらいました。むきむきマンの亀仙人をぜひご覧ください(笑)。
映画、第二弾、大いに楽しんでもらいたいと思います。
本当に楽しい作品です。


Hello! Bulma here!
Just 41 days left until the movie opens!
Today we’ve got a comment from the voice of Kame-Sen’nin, Masaharu Satō!

I was really looking forward to making another movie. Although Toriyama’s works have lots of fighting in them, beneath it all they’re actually quite gentle…or rather, they have an amazingly light-hearted and gentle worldview. I suppose Dr. Slump is the source of that, and it’s very refreshing.

Something that stands out this time around is seeing Kame-Sen’nin go from “puff-puff” to “hiya!” (laughs).  One of the highlights of the battle scenes for me was Kame-Sen’nin looking all cool but then having to take a bit of a rest, since he is over the hill after all (laughs). It felt like I got the best part there.

With Freeza back to life, this is Kame-Sen’nin’s first time meeting him face-to-face.  When it comes down to it, “puff-puffs” are more my area of expertise, and I was cast to handle the light and breezy stuff, so suddenly having to play a strong fighter was pretty tough.

This time I got to perform an old-school “Kamehameha” (laughs). It was a lot of fun to go “this is a Kamehameha!” And check out the big and beefy version of Kame-Sen’nin (laughs).

I think you’ll all really enjoy this second movie. It’s a lot of fun.

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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…!



While also revealed earlier today in a post on the official movie blog, movie news site Cinema Today has also reported on the bonus items that will be distributed to the first 1.5 million theatergoers attending the upcoming film Dragon Ball Z: Revival of “F” in Japan.

While supplies last, each ticketholder will receive a “Dragon Ball Ultimate Card Set” containing a Dragon Ball Heroes card of either “movie-version Vegeta” or “movie-version Son Goku”, as well as a collection of codes unlocking movie-related content in the games Dragon Ball Heroes: Ultimate Mission 2 (3DS), Dragon Ball Z: Dokkan Battle (iOS/Android), Dragon Ball: Zenkai Battle Royale (arcade), Dragon Ball XENOVERSE (PS3/PS4/360/XBO/PC), and the upcoming Dragon Ball Z: Extreme Butōden (3DS).

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More importantly and intriguingly, however, is a special book labeled as “Jump Comics Godliest Edition” (JC最“神”刊; janpu komikkusu sai-“shin”-kan) — a pun on “the latest volume” (最新刊; saishinkan) — and entitled Dragon Ball Volume “F” (ドラゴンボール 巻『F』; doragon bōru kan “efu”) — a pun on how the original tankōbon volumes of the series were labeled. While it should be noted that it is not advertised to contain any actual comics, this booklet is set to compile the complete script of the film, along with conceptual material and commentary on the film itself. As this booklet will touch on the plot of the film in detail, the packaging advises attendees not to open it until after seeing the film.

While a first for the Dragon Ball franchise, this promotion takes after the last two major theatrical releases for Weekly Shōnen Jump stable-mate One Piece, whose movies Strong World (2009) and One Piece Film: Z (2012) each had a special comic by original author Ei’ichirō Oda (“Volume 0” and “Volume 1,000”, respectively) distributed to initial attendees. These bonus manga were initially to be limited to a respective 1.5 million and 2 million copies, but due to the films’ massive popularity, they both also underwent substantial extra printings which were given out to moviegoers later in the theatrical run.

These items are distributed upon entrance to the theater auditorium, so simply purchasing a ticket is not enough: one must be physically present at the time of the showing. As with the aforementioned One Piece movie exclusives, these books are likely to be in high demand, serving to drive up attendance and encourage repeat viewings.

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.



With 42 days remaining until the film’s debut, the official blog to promote Dragon Ball Z: Revival of “F” has updated with a news item on the special theatrical bonus items for the lucky first 1.5 million movie-goers to see the upcoming movie:

公開まであと42日となりました!
こんにちはスタッフです。

今日は重大!かつ!大変嬉しいお知らせです!
な、なんと!4月18日(土)公開の映画『ドラゴンボールZ 復活の「F」』の入場者プレゼントが決定しました!(拍手!!)

その詳細はなんと!

先着150万名様に≪鳥山明描き下ろし脚本完全収録 JC最“神”刊 ドラゴンボール 巻「F」≫と≪ドラゴンボール アルティメットカードセット≫の2つをセットでプレゼントです!

鳥山明描き下ろし脚本完全収録 JC最“神”刊 ドラゴンボール 巻「F」には、鳥山明先生自ら描き下ろした脚本はもちろん、映画の解説や設定集などが収録!
貴重な宝物になることは間違い無しです!
こちらは映画をご覧になった後に読むことを強く強く推奨しております!

そ してもう一つ、ドラゴンボール アルティメットカードセットの内容は「ドラゴンボールヒーローズ」の、劇場版孫悟空か劇場版ベジータのカードどちらか1枚 と、5つのドラゴンボールゲームで豪華コンテンツが入手できる、“免許皆伝!5大ドラゴンボールゲーム 超戦士認定証!”の2枚が封入された、劇場でしか 手に入らないスペシャルカードセットです!!

詳細はオフィシャルサイトをチェックしてくださいね!

数量限定での大変貴重なプレゼントとなので、この機会は絶対に逃せませんっ!
4月18日は劇場へ急げ~~~~!!!

そして本日から劇場では『ドラゴンボールZ 復活の「F」』の予告編がかかっております!
先日公開された映像ですが、劇場の大画面でみるとまたすごい迫力なので、是非観てみてください!


There’s now only 42 days until the premiere!
Hello, staff here.

Today I’ve got some Important! And! Happy! News!
C-Can it be? Yes! The theatrical bonus items for the film Dragon Ball Z: Revival of “F”, premiering Saturday April 18th, have been decided! (*Applause!!*)

And the details are…!

The first 1.5 million movie-goers will receive not only the “Akira Toriyama Newly-Drawn Complete Script Compilation: JC “Godliest” Edition Dragon Ball Volume “F”, but also the “Dragon Ball Ultimate Card Set”!

Akira Toriyama’s Newly-Drawn Complete Script Collection: JC “Godliest” Edition Dragon Ball Volume “F” compiles the script Akira Toriyama personally made for the movie, material from the movie’s conceptualization stage, commentary and more! It’ll definitely be a precious treasure!

We strongly, strongly recommend that you only read this after seeing the film!

As for the other present, the Dragon Ball Ultimate Card Set is a special set of two cards only available at theaters: the first is a Dragon Ball Heroes card of either movie-version Son Goku or movie-version Vegeta, and the second is the “Full Mastery! The 5 Great Dragon Ball Games Super Warrior Certificate!” card, which enables you to obtain fantastic content in five different Dragon Ball games!!

Check out the official site for further details!

These presents are limited-supply only, so don’t let this chance pass you by! Make a beeline for the theaters this April 18th!!!

Also, as of today the trailer for Dragon Ball Z: Revival of “F” will start making the rounds in theaters! It’s the same one released a few days ago, but it’ll be even more amazing up on the big screen, so be sure to check it out!

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Although Akira Toriyama’s Complete Script Compilation is described as “newly drawn” (描き下ろし), it is referred to as a script rather than a manga; “newly drawn” may refer to character designs or other images Toriyama drew for the movie. “Godliest” Edition (最“神”刊; sai-“shin”-kan) is presumably a pun on 最新刊 (saishinkan), meaning “latest edition”. The book is labeled Dragon Ball Volume “F”, a pun on how the original tankōbon volumes of the series were labeled.

According to the “further details” on the movie’s official site, the five games which the “Full Master” card unlocks special movie-related content for are: Dragon Ball Heroes: Ultimate Mission 2 (3DS), Dragon Ball Z: Dokkan Battle (iOS/Android), Dragon Ball: Zenkai Battle Royale (arcade), Dragon Ball XENOVERSE (PS3/PS4/360/XBO/PC), and the upcoming Dragon Ball Z: Extreme Butōden (3DS).

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…!



With 43 days remaining until the film’s debut, the official blog to promote Dragon Ball Z: Revival of “F” has updated with a cheerful and wholesome chat with everyone’s favorite Turtle Hermit:

こんにちは!ブルマよ!
公開まであと43日!
今日は亀仙人さんが来たわよ!

ハロー!ブログをみているギャルのみんな、ちーっとだけおっぱいをつつかせてくれやしないか?

ちょっといきなり何言ってんのよ!

おぉ、ブルマよ、しばらく会わんうちにまた色気がましたのぅ。

(ゴソゴソ)尻を触るな!

(ゴーン!)イテテテ・・・偉大な仙人様に何をするんじゃ!

うるさいエロ仙人!いいから、今度の映画のことしゃべりなさいよ!

まったく相変わらずおっかないのぅ・・ゴホン!
えー今回、あのフリーザが復活して地球に向かっているらしいのじゃ。
今の悟空やベジータだったら大した敵ではないはずなんじゃが、どうやらとてつもなくパワーアップしているらしいんじゃ!
それも1000人もの兵士を連れてくるようじゃから、悟空たちだけでは大変じゃろうな・・・もしかしたら今回は久々にわしの出番かのう!

えっ!?亀仙人さん、もしかして闘うつもり!?

年寄りを馬鹿にするでないぞ。
わしだってまだまだ現役じゃ!
見ておれこの動き!ほれ!ほれ!(グキッ)

・・・・!!!

・・・・無敵の武天老師と呼ばれた頃が懐かしいわい・・・とにかく43日後じゃな。それまで針治療にでも行ってくるか。イテテテ・・・


Bulma: Hey, Bulma here!
Just 43 days left until the premiere!
Today Kame-Sen’nin has stopped by!

Kame-Sen’nin: Hello! Hey all you gals reading this blog, how about letting me fondle your boobs? You know, just for a little bit?

Bulma: Are you kidding me!?

Kame-Sen’nin: Oh, Bulma! You’ve gotten even sexier since I last saw you.

(*rustle, rustle*)

Bulma: Hands off my butt!

(*Bo—ong!*)

Kame-Sen’nin:  Owwy-ow-ow…Is that any way to treat a grand sage?!

Bulma: Put a sock in it, you dirty old hermit! Look, just tell them about the upcoming movie!

Kame-Sen’nin: Geez, you never change…scary as an…*ahem*!
Well anyway, seems this time around that Freeza guy has come back to life and is heading for Earth. Of course, you’d think he couldn’t put up much of a fight against Goku or Vegeta, not the way they are now, but apparently he’s achieved some massive power-up. Even worse, he’s bringing 1,000 soldiers with him, so even Goku and the others might have a tough time handling it all on their own…Maybe it’s finally time for me to throw my hat in the ring again!

Bulma: Wha!? Don’t tell me you plan on fighting!?

Kame-Sen’nin: Hey, you better respect your elders. I’m still a long way from retirement! Just check out these moves! Hah! Yah! (*CRACK*)

Bulma: …!!!

Kame-Sen’nin: …Oh, how I miss the days when people called me the “invincible Muten Rōshi”…Anyway, still 43 days left. Maybe I should go get some acupuncture in the meantime. Owwy-ow-ow…

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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…!



05
Mar
2015
VegettoEX3:38 PM EDTPodcast

This is no longer the calm before the storm; we are in full-on madness mode as we approach next month’s Japanese theatrical debut for Dragon Ball Z: Revival of “F”…! This time around on the show, in addition to a bit of catching-up on various bits of Dragon Ball Kai and gaming news, we dive in to all the spoilerific information we have about the upcoming film. For those wishing to stay clear of movie information, worry not, for we provide a clear break in the show. For the rest of you, join us for another ride! It’s 2013 all over again!

SHOW DESCRIPTION:
Episode #0375! VegettoEX and Hujio discuss the current state of “Dragon Ball Kai” in Japan and abroad before catching up on some related news. For those of you keeping up with all the spoilers for the upcoming film, “Dragon Ball Z: Revival of ‘F'”, this is the episode for you! Tune in for a recap on all the new information we have, our analysis and breakdown, and then your own thoughts!

REFERENCED SITES:

Enjoy! Discuss this episode on the Kanzenshuu forum, and be sure to connect with us on Twitter, Facebook, Google+, and Tumblr.



With 44 days remaining until the film’s debut, the official blog to promote Dragon Ball Z: Revival of “F” has updated with a comment from Mayumi Tanaka, voice of Monkey D. Luffy (and also some bald guy):

こんにちは!ブルマよ。
映画公開まであと44日!
今日はクリリン役の田中真弓さんからのコメントを頂戴したわよ。

今回の映画は、悟空が戦っているシーンがすごい勢いで、野沢さんはどんだけ台本をめくんなきゃいけないんだっていうすんごい早さでした(笑)。そこはやっぱりみどころですね。

少年たちに気持ちの良いバトルを楽しんでいただきたいのと、クリリン的には地球人で一番強いんだなってのがありますよ。

劇中でお前は何者だ?と聞かれて、「おれは地球人だ」と言い切るのはやっぱり気持ちいいですよね。

地球で一番強いのはクリリンなんだよ。サタンじゃないんだよって(笑)。

今作では、クリリンはもう家庭人になってるし、みんなを戦いに見送って、自分の出る幕じゃない的な、戦いにはいかない感じかなと思ってたんですけど、悟空と一緒に戦っているので、嬉しかったですね。

前から思ってたんですけど、クリリンという人物は本当に家庭人で、すごく女性を幸せにするんだなと。

もてないでしょうけれど、実はクリリンって1番女は幸せになれる感じのタイプだと改めてすごく思いましたし、そう言う風に作っていただいて嬉しいです。

バトルで戦うという目線から、戦う男として家庭を愛するとはどういうことなんだろうかという目線でも見れるので、お父さんお母さんとお話をして、じゃあその目線でもう一回見てみよう。と、そういう風に楽しんでもらえるといいと思います。


Hey, Bulma here!
Just 44 days left until the movie’s premiere!
Today we’ve got a comment from the voice of Kuririn, Mayumi Tanaka!

Tanaka: Goku’s fighting scenes in the film were at such a mad pace that Nozawa had to practically tear through the script (laughs). It was a real highlight.

I hope the kids enjoy the fun battles, so as far as Kuririn goes, there’s always how he’s the strongest Earthling.  In the movie Kuririn gets asked who he is, and it felt good to shoot back with “I’m an Earthling”. Since on Earth Kuririn is strongest. Not Satan, you know (laughs).

With this film, Kuririn’s already become a family man, and I had kind of figured he wouldn’t really be going into battle; he’d just watch from the sidelines and not get a turn himself. So it was great that he actually fights alongside Goku.

I’ve felt for a while now that Kuririn’s a true family man, the sort who can make women happy.  Although I suppose he’s no lady-killer, nowadays I think Kuririn’s really the type most able to complete a woman’s happiness; I’m glad that’s the way he is.

If you look at things not only from a fighting viewpoint, but also as what it means to be a fighting man who loves his family, try talking with your parents and then re-watching it from that perspective. I hope people can enjoy it like that too.

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…!



Japanese media news site Bunka Tsūshin recently interviewed Hidenobu Muramatsu, Toei’s movie sales and box-office manager, and Yasushi Sutō, Toei’s planning/production manager, in the March 2015 issue of their monthly print publication, “Cultural News Journal”. While the majority of the interview focuses on Toei’s work line-up for 2015 and future business strategies, some of it is spent discussing Dragon Ball Z: Revival of “F”, including their overall goals and expectations for its success.

Back in 2013, leading up to the premiere of Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods, Toei revealed that their box-office goal for the film was to hit ¥3 billion. However, Muramatsu states that this time Toei is aiming to surpass their previous goal by ¥1 billion, setting the box-office revenue goal for Revival of “F” at ¥4 billion.

2月初旬時点で前売券は前作(30億円)比30%増で推移しており、今回は「40億円を狙う」(村松氏)という。


As of early February, pre-release ticket sales are trending towards a 30% increase compared to the same point for the previous film (which made 3 billion yen [at the box office]), and this time “we’re aiming for ¥4 billion”, says Muramatsu.

In addition to this lofty goal, the interview reveals that Revival of “F” will see an “ultra-expansion in showings” with the film set to premiere on “640-650 screens” across Japan. In comparison, Battle of Gods premiered on 312 screens in Japan (as reported by Cinema Today).

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.



Last month Universal Music France released a digital-only “official soundtrack” for the international version of the “Majin Buu arc” of Dragon Ball Kai, known as “The Final Chapters”, which completely flew under the radar (due to virtually no advertising of its release). The album was officially released on 11 February 2015, with a retail price of €14.99 (~$16.50), and contains 33 tracks. These tracks consist of 30 pieces of background music by series composer Norihito Sumitomo, the international opening theme “Fight It Out!!” performed by Masatoshi Ono, the insert song “Let It Burn” performed by Masatoshi Ono, and the international ending theme “Never Give Up!!” performed by R&B singer Junear. It is worth noting that both the recap music, title card theme, and next episode preview theme have all been omitted from this release, as well as numerous other pieces of background music used in the series.

As of now there has been no official soundtrack announced for the Japanese broadcast version of the “Majin Buu arc” of Dragon Ball Kai, with the exception of theme song singles, so it is possible that this may be the only available option for fans of the series to own its background music. The soundtrack is currently available for purchase on various online retailers, including Amazon France, iTunes, and Spotify.

A huge thanks to danielsan_190196 for the heads up about this!



Dragon Ball XENOVERSE remained on the charts for its fourth week in Japan, holding tight to its mid-range sales figures.

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According to the Media Create sales list for the reporting period of 23 February 2015 to 01 March 2015, the game pushed another 8,249 and 4,995 copies on the PlayStation 3 and 4, respectively, with cumulative console sales of 81,087 and 59,438 copies. Xbox platform sales were, as expected for the Japanese market, not reported.

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 45 days remaining until the film’s debut, the official blog to promote Dragon Ball Z: Revival of “F” has updated with a short piece on one of the more elaborate merchandising tie-ins for the film: Dragon Ball-themed packages of Fit’s gum which when scanned allow you to “summon Shenlong” on your smartphone thanks to a special app:

こんにちはスタッフです。
映画の公開まであと45日!ついに一か月半まで迫ってまりました!

今回は映画の公開記念で様々なタイアップを実施しています!
その中の1つ「Fit’s」さんをご紹介です。

「ドラゴンボール改」の特別描き下ろしイラストのパッケージで「Fit’sオラの元気玉味」「Fit’sかめはめ波ワイアン味」の2種類が発売中です!
そしてなんと!スマートフォン用アプリで神龍をよびだせちゃうキャンペーンも実施中!
皆さんドラゴンボールボールを7つ集めて「出でよ!神龍」ということで、よびだしてみてくださいね。
願いをかなえてくれます!!
※神龍はすごい速さで天空へ出現するのお見逃しなく!

アプリ詳細/ダウンロードはこちら
http://lotte-fits.jp/cp/


Hello, staff here.
Just 45 days to go until the movie debuts! It’s already down to a month and a half!

This time around they’re doing all kinds of tie-ins to celebrate the film’s premiere! Let’s look at one of them, “Fit’s” gum.

Right now two different flavors are on sale with packages featuring special newly-drawn “Dragon Ball Kai” illustrations: “Fit’s: My Genki-Dama Flavor” and “Fit’s: Kamehame-Hawaiian Flavor”!

And that’s not all! They’re even running a campaign where you can summon Shenlong with a smartphone app!

Once you collect all seven, try and summon the dragon by saying “Come forth, Shenlong!”
Your wish shall be granted!
*Don’t miss seeing Shenlong appearing in the sky at fantastic speed!

App details/down-load here:
http://lotte-fits.jp/cp/

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…!