As reported by Crunchyroll earlier this morning, Toei Animation has been granted 50 million yen (~$636,000) as part of the non-profit organization UNIJAPAN’s “Co-production Certification Program” to help fund the upcoming Dragon Ball Z movie due out in Japan on 30 March 2013. The program was developed by the Japanese government’s Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry (METI), and other affiliated organizations, to support the international endeavors of Japanese filmmakers. Of the four films awarded funding support, the 2013 Dragon Ball Z movie was the only animated film to receive such an honor due to its “enduring international popularity” and its production collaboration with the U.S. company Fox.
So, is it time to start thinking about international releases now?
Hell to the yes!
wow it better be good
Yeah, I guess a US release seems guaranteed now. My question is, will FUNimation still get the rights to it? Or will Fox’s seeming important involvement override FUNimation?
My god… do you think… do you think we will get Kai Opening grade animation? Please say yes….please say yes.
Wait… for us in Mexico… THEY BETTER USE THE ORIGINAL VOICE CAST! D:
*Insert typical, should rather finish Kai here*.
Seriously, I hope Fox having something to do with this, means nothing much. I hope they don’t dub or try to since I can see Fox messing that up as well.
Thinking about it, this move makes me think that the movie might be somewhat tailored to explaining the series to general audiences.
After having three other animated specials not dubbed, I’d love to watch a new DBZ movie with the Kai voice cast–not that it makes much of a difference considering we don’t even know if characters whose actors were switched like Frieza will even be appearing in the film.
And I hope Fox doesn’t mess up this movie should it be dubbed. Then again, I don’t trust them after they allowed Evolution to hit theaters.
I would prefer it was subtitled if it comes over here…. especially if they cannot get the Funimation voice cast back.
@zfighteramuro I know that Stephanie Nadolny (Voice of kid Gohan and Kid Goku) wanted to come back to voice Gohan but wasn’t asked. (End of message to you.)
Otherwise I think they should use the people who voiced in Z not Kai!! Linda Young was an AWESOME Freeza!!!
And I really hope that they bring it to America soon!!!!!!!
No more Broli though. That’s all I ask.