Things continue to ramp up among Japanese media in preparation for the full-release of Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods in theaters 30 March 2013. Interviews and features are flying left-and-right in both print and online form, and we at Kanzenshuu have you English-speakers covered!
- First up is an interview with Masako Nozawa (with a few quotes from the band FLOW) in the April 2013 issue of Animage. Nozawa speaks a bit about how the total excitement for a new film is actually somewhat dulled thanks to the continued works such as video games and Dragon Ball Kai, but also her enjoyment of the new movie’s story and characters.
- An interview with Battle of Gods director Masahiro Hosoda from OKStars reveals how he came back to the franchise after so many years away from it, his interactions with the voice cast, and working on the story with the rest of the production crew.
- A feature on and interview with Battle of Gods scriptwriter Yūsuke Watanabe from Ure-Pia Sōken goes in-depth on Watanabe arriving at the final story in collaboration with Akira Toriyama, his thoughts on Vegeta as an essential character, and recapturing the passion of the fans and the franchise.
Please enjoy these interview translations, and look forward to even more in the coming days and weeks!