With Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods closing in on its official public release date next week (30 March 2013), we’ve seen a flood of new magazines, merchandise, and interviews. In what is hopefully a final promotional push, a handful of new magazines will be coming out throughout the week, all with exclusive “Battle of Gods” content. In particular, the April 2013 issue of DVD & Blu-ray Vision magazine in Japan, which is currently available online from both CDJapan and Amazon Japan, contains a special 16 page “Battle of Gods” feature and is graced with a brand-new illustration from the film’s animation supervisor, Tadayoshi Yamamuro. The feature includes an introduction of the latest movie information, rare setting materials used in the movie’s production (sketches, notes, etc.), and an interview with veteran voice actress Masako Nozawa.
The “Official Movie Guide”, which is being published as a special edition of Weekly Shōnen Jump, is set to hit store shelves across Japan within the day. As listed on the guide’s cover, and also previously advertised in the latest issue of Weekly Shōnen Jump, the movie’s official guide will include:
- Story & Character Descriptions
- Rough Sketches Drawn by Akira Toriyama for the Film
- A “Basic Knowledge” of Dragon Ball
- Exclusive Interview With Masako Nozawa
- Special Interview With Akira Toriyama
- Newly Illustrated Poster
You can currently purchase the B5 sized (same as the Daizenshuu) “Official Movie Guide” from CDJapan and Amazon Japan for ¥580. Look forward to a breakdown of all this exclusive content and more over the coming weeks right here on Kanzenshuu, your ultimate “Battle of Gods” news source!