Akira Toriyama Attends Initial “Battle of Gods” Screening in Tokyo
Published by 01 February 2013, 11:20 AM EST

Hisashi Sasaki, former editor-in-chief of Weekly Shōnen Jump and current deputy director of the Shōnen Manga Group, posted a tweet yesterday confirming that Akira Toriyama was in Tokyo to attend the first screening of Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods.

Toriyama-sensei was at our editorial room. He is in Tokyo for the first screening of the new theatrical movie DRAGONBALL.

Earlier this morning, Yūsuke Watanabe — the movie’s script writer — took to Twitter himself to post a tweet of his own discussing the experience:


Yesterday was the No. 0 preview of “Dragon Ball Z”. I greeted Toriyama-sensei, too. Though it’s still not the completed version, it’s leveled up several times from the script stage, it almost made me cry… Actually, I really did cry. It was deeply moving. I was raised with Dragon Ball. Goku and Vegeta really are Goku and Vegeta!

Watanabe confirms that the movie is not completely finished yet, and that some aspects are still being finalized. This most likely indicates that there some animation and/or musical tweaks left to do, but that the majority of the movie is relatively complete.

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