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0830 August 2015
Goku Steps Up!
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The official Twitter account for Dragon Ball Super has started a daily countdown leading up to the series’ debut 05 July 2015. Today’s entry, with eight days to go until the premiere, again teases the 30-second preview trailer for the upcoming TV series:

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「ドラゴンボール超」放送開始まであと8日!明日6/28(日)放送の「改」最終回で「ドラゴンボール超」予告30秒バージョンを初オンエアします!予告を編集した時の様子をチラリ。(S)


There are 8 days until the Dragon Ball Super broadcast begins! With the final episode of Dragon Ball Kai tomorrow, June 28th (Sunday), a 30-second version of the Dragon Ball Super preview will air for the first time! Here’s a quick peek from when it was edited together. (S)

Dragon Ball Super, which begins airing 05 July 2015 on Fuji TV, is the first all-new TV series for the franchise in 18 years. The story and characters will be developed by original manga author Akira Toriyama, will star veteran voice actress Masako Nozawa, and will be directed by Kimitoshi Chioka. The series will, “…follow the aftermath of Goku’s fierce battle with Majin Buu, as he attempts to maintain earth’s fragile peace.” A manga adaptation from “Toyotarō” will run each month in V-Jump starting with this month’s August 2015 issue.



FUNimation, in conjunction with IGN, have revealed their official, full-length trailer for the English dub of this year’s new film, Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F’ (“Revival of ‘F'”).

The English dub will premiere 02 July 2015 in conjunction with Anime Expo in Los Angeles. Tickets are now on sale for a limited theatrical run 04 August 2015 to 12 August 2015.

The story for Revival of “F”, which opened nationwide in Japan 18 April 2015 in 2D and IMAX 3D, was crafted by original manga author Akira Toriyama, who stated he wrote it, “…as though it were a continuation of the manga when it was in serialization,” and that while it would, “…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, served as the film’s director and animation supervisor. Norihito Sumitomo has returned from Battle of Gods and the Majin Buu arc of Dragon Ball Kai for musical composition duties. Momoiro Clover Z contributed “Vow of ‘Z'” as the film’s main theme alongside Maximum the Hormone, whose “F” is used during the film. Revival of “F” brings back Freeza and includes two new characters (Sorbet and Tagoma), features Beerus and Whis again from Battle of Gods, and much more. The film has been announced for distribution in 74 countries.



In addition to the official Dragon Ball Super website from Toei Animation, a second official website from Fuji TV has been posted online (a standard practice, and something that happened with Dragon Ball Kai, as well).

Most notably — and ahead of what was promised to air alongside the final Dragon Ball Kai episode this coming weekend — the new website contains a 30-second, longer version of the Dragon Ball Super preview.

Heya! I’m Goku! After 18 years, we’re setting out in a new series! A while since the end of the battle with Majin Buu, some incredible guys have appeared: God of Destruction Beerus and Champa! Well, they’re gods at any rate, so I’m gonna fight with all my strength against Beerus and company, and get even stronger! The “Dragon Ball Super” broadcast starts next time! Don’t miss it!

In addition to a few new clips, the preview trailer showcases Beerus and Whis interacting with two new characters: Champa, and an as-of-yet unidentified new character.

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A 15-second version of the preview originally aired alongside Dragon Ball Kai episode 158.

Dragon Ball Super, which begins airing 05 July 2015 on Fuji TV, is the first all-new TV series for the franchise in 18 years. The story and characters will be developed by original manga author Akira Toriyama, will star veteran voice actress Masako Nozawa, and will be directed by Kimitoshi Chioka. The series will, “…follow the aftermath of Goku’s fierce battle with Majin Buu, as he attempts to maintain earth’s fragile peace.” A manga adaptation from “Toyotarō” will run each month in V-Jump starting with this month’s August 2015 issue.



The official Twitter account for Dragon Ball Super has started a daily countdown leading up to the series’ debut 05 July 2015. Today’s entry, with nine days to go until the premiere, teases the forthcoming 30-second preview trailer for the upcoming TV series:

「ドラゴンボール超」放送開始まであと9日!明後日6/28(日)放送の「改」最終回では「ドラゴンボール超」予告30秒バージョンが初オンエア!お見逃しなく!(S)


There are 9 days left until the debut of “Dragon Ball Super”! The 30-second version of the first “Dragon Ball Super” on-air preview will be broadcast with the final “Dragon Ball Kai” episode the day after tomorrow, June 28th (Sunday)! Don’t miss it! (S)

Dragon Ball Super, which begins airing 05 July 2015 on Fuji TV, is the first all-new TV series for the franchise in 18 years. The story and characters will be developed by original manga author Akira Toriyama, will star veteran voice actress Masako Nozawa, and will be directed by Kimitoshi Chioka. The series will, “…follow the aftermath of Goku’s fierce battle with Majin Buu, as he attempts to maintain earth’s fragile peace.” A manga adaptation from “Toyotarō” will run each month in V-Jump starting with this month’s August 2015 issue.



Zenkai Battlethe upcoming, 3.0 upgrade to the Japan-exclusive, arcade-only, multiplayer fighting game — will receive a new team rematch mode.

The “One More Game!” mode will allow players who win in Team Battle mode to request to play together again in the next match. If both players request the feature, they will continue onward together.

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An additional update on the game is promised for 03 July 2015.

Super Saiyan 3 Son Goku and Vegeta will join the roster for the game’s 3.0 Zenkai Battle update. The game’s update will both launch and be on display at this year’s Jump Victory Carnival next month. Zenkai Battle Royale first test-launched in Japanese arcades at the end of 2010 and, while it has continued to receive constant updates since then, has not had a home port announced.



The official Twitter account for Dragon Ball Super has started a daily countdown leading up to the series’ debut 05 July 2015. Today’s entry, starting with ten days until the premiere, focuses on the promotional poster:

「ドラゴンボール超」放送開始の7月5日まであと10日!何か毎日ネタを探して当日までカウントダウンしていきます!今日のネタは…完成間近の番宣ポスター!「改」の隣に貼ってみましたー(S)
※地域によって放送開始日・時間が異なります


There’s 10 days remaining until Dragon Ball Super‘s July 5th debut! Until then, we’ll be counting down with daily content! For today, we’ve got… a nearly complete promotional poster! We’ve hung it up next to Kai (S)
*Air date and time varies by region

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Dragon Ball Super, which begins airing 05 July 2015 on Fuji TV, is the first all-new TV series for the franchise in 18 years. The story and characters will be developed by original manga author Akira Toriyama, will star veteran voice actress Masako Nozawa, and will be directed by Kimitoshi Chioka. The series will, “…follow the aftermath of Goku’s fierce battle with Majin Buu, as he attempts to maintain earth’s fragile peace.” A manga adaptation from “Toyotarō” will run each month in V-Jump starting with this month’s August 2015 issue.



The upcoming Dragon Ball Super TV series will receive a “Super Start Guide” courtesy of V-Jump just in time for its debut. Very little is known about the magazine-style guide book, but the official website for Dragon Ball Heroes has revealed a small image of its cover:

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The book will contain information on the “mysterious characters” (one of whom we know is “Champa”), will include a “super comment” from Akira Toriyama, as well as more information about the series’ production. The guide will also come packed with a Super Saiyan God Super Saiyan (SSGSS) Son Goku card (GDPJ-06) for the arcade version of Dragon Ball Heroes.

The V-Jump Special Edition: TV Animation “Dragon Ball Super” Super Start Guide will hit magazine stands in Japan 03 July 2015 for ¥750. Copies are available to pre-order from CDJapan and Amazon Japan.

Thanks to TheDevilsCorpse for the heads-up!



While the rest of the world has to wait until October, Japan just wrapped up its second week with Dragon Ball Z: Extreme Butōden on the Nintendo 3DS.

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According to the Media Create sales list for the reporting period of 15 June 2015 to 21 June 2015, the game pushed another 16,443 copies, coming in as the fifth-best selling game of the week. This brings the game up to 91,102 cumulative copies sold.

Dragon Ball Z: Extreme Butōden launched in Japan 11 June 2015. First-press copies of the game come packed with bonus content, including a downloadable version of the Super Famicom game Dragon Ball Z: Super Butōden 2 (previously included as a part of the J-Legend Retsuden compilation game; albeit now with replacement music). Arc System Works developed the game for Bandai Namco. The developer previously worked on the Bukū… / Supersonic Warriors games on the Nintendo GameBoy Advance and DS.

Dragon Ball Z: Extreme Butōden is currently available for order from CDJapan. The Nintendo 3DS / New Nintendo 3DS are region-locked; a Japanese system is required for the game to play.



Zenkai Battle Royale — the Japan-exclusive, arcade-only, multiplayer fighting game — is receiving a new “3.0” update (following the 2.0 “Super Saiyan Awakening” update in 2012), simply titled Zenkai Battle.

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「ドラゴンボールZENKAIバトルロイヤル」が、2対2の「チーム戦」をメインとして進化を遂げる!!
チーム戦ならではの「新システム」!そして新たな「戦略」!超戦士達の闘いは新たなステージに突入だ!
全国のプレイヤーと2人でチームを組んで敵チームと勝負っ!
パートナーと協力し息を合わせて勝利を掴もうぜっ!


Dragon Ball: ZENKAI Battle Royale will evolve into mainly 2-on-2 “team battles”!!
A “new system” that you can only find in team battles! Plus new “strategies”! The super-warriors’ battles will burst on to new stages! Partner up with players nationwide and face off against an opposing team!
Cooperate with your partner, synchronize your breathing, and grab hold of victory!

The game’s official website, in conjunction with the August 2015 issue of V-Jump, reveals that Super Saiyan 3 Son Goku and Super Saiyan 3 Vegeta will be joining the roster as playable characters.

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Additional information is promised for this week.

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The game’s 3.0 update will both launch and be on display at this year’s Jump Victory Carnival next month.

The most recent additions to the roster have included Golden Freeza and Super Saiyan God Super Saiyan (SSGSS) Son Goku from Revival of “F”.

Super Saiyan 3 Vegeta was developed for the Dragon Battlers card-based arcade game in 2009 before making his way to Raging Blast on the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 later that same year.

Zenkai Battle Royale first test-launched in Japanese arcades at the end of 2010 and, while it has continued to receive constant updates since then, has not had a home port announced.



Bandai Namco have announced that the Nintendo 3DS game Dragon Ball Z: Extreme Butōden will make its way — with its name intact! — to Europe and the Americas this October.

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Localized versions will be released in Europe 16 October 2015 with an American release following suit 20 October 2015.

The announcement comes following a couple very specific teases from the company.

DRAGON BALL Z EXTREME BUTODEN to be released in Europe, Middle-East, and Australasia
Goku and His Friends Are Back!

June 23, 2015 – BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Europe is proud to announce that DRAGON BALL Z: EXTREME BUTODEN will be available in Europe, Middle-East and Australasia starting October 16th!

Developed by the famed Arc System Works teams, DRAGON BALL Z: EXTREME BUTODEN contains tons amazing features bound to energetic and visually attractive fighting-games! With 20 playable characters and more than 100 support characters, fans will be more than happy to look for their favourite team composition and duke it out!

“Following the success of DRAGON BALL XENOVERSE, we wanted to keep on bringing awesomeness to our fans and make them as happy as ever. BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Europe is listening to fans and will keep on surprising them over the next few years! In the meantime, everybody will enjoy a high quality fighting-game based on one of the most emblematic Anime & Manga ever created!” said Herve Hoerdt, Vice President of Marketing & Digital at BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Europe

DRAGON BALL Z: EXTREME BUTODEN will be available in Europe, Middle-East, Africa and Australasia on October 16th only for Nintendo 3DS™ and new Nintendo 3DS™ systems!

DRAGON BALL Z: EXTREME BUTODEN ANNOUNCED FOR THE AMERICAS FROM BANDAI NAMCO ENTERTAINMENT AMERICA INC.
Goku and Friends Bring Earth Shaking 2D Fighting Action to the Nintendo 3DS and 3DS XL

SAN JOSE, Calif., (June 23, 2015) – Leading digital entertainment company BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc. is proud to announce DRAGON BALL Z: EXTREME BUTODEN for the Nintendo 3DS and New Nintendo 3DS XL handheld system. The game will be available at game retailers and the Nintendo eShop across the Americas starting October 20, 2015.

Developed by famed fighting game designers at Arc System Works, DRAGON BALL Z: EXTREME BUTODEN brings high energy 1-on-1 2D fighting action to fans around the world. With more than 20 playable characters and 100 support characters, fans will be able to create their dream matchups and come to blows with friends through local multiplayer.

“The DRAGON BALL Z franchise continues to delight gamers around the world, most recently with this year’s release of DRAGON BALL Z: EXTREME BUTODEN,” said Eric Hartness, Vice President of BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc. “DRAGON BALL Z: EXTREME BUTODEN lets players take DRAGON BALL on the road while delivering a tight and engrossing fighting game experience developed by one of the most respected 2D fighting game developers in Japan.”

DRAGON BALL Z: EXTREME BUTODEN will be available at video game retailers and the Nintendo eShop throughout North America and Latin America starting on October 20, 2015 and in Brazil on October 23, 2015 exclusively for the Nintendo 3DS and New Nintendo 3DS XL handheld systems.

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Dragon Ball Z: Extreme Butōden launched in Japan 11 June 2015. First-press copies of the game come packed with bonus content, including a downloadable version of the Super Famicom game Dragon Ball Z: Super Butōden 2 (previously included as a part of the J-Legend Retsuden compilation game; albeit now with replacement music). Arc System Works developed the game for Bandai Namco. The developer previously worked on the Bukū… / Supersonic Warriors games on the Nintendo GameBoy Advance and DS.

Check out Episode #0382 of our podcast for early impressions and story teases based on the import version!