FLOW, Masako Nozawa, Yūsuke Watanabe Interview Translations
Published by 01 April 2013, 2:00 PM EDT

Believe it or not, we are still catching up on various interviews conducted in support of the new film Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods, and we have English translations of another two for you today: one with Masako Nozawa from, and another with Nozawa, the band FLOW, and scriptwriter Yūsuke Watanabe from the April 2013 issue of DVD & Blu-ray Vision magazine.

In her interview with, Nozawa speaks to getting the whole gang back together to record the first new theatrical film in 17 years, adding new aspects to the expected Dragon Ball story, and bringing multiple generations of fans together to enjoy the movie.

The multi-part interview in DVD & Blu-ray Vision magazine speaks to FLOW’s involvement with the theme songs and being such long-time fans, Nozawa’s process for voicing multiple characters, and Watanabe’s own thoughts on the characters and approaching them as a fan, himself. Perhaps most interesting are a few hints given toward Watanabe’s original ideas for the script, such as a wedding between two certain characters instead of what turned into Bulma’s birthday party in the final draft:

I thought I’d do a story where the enemy appears at a party on Earth when Goku’s not there, and there’d be big trouble; in the original plot, I wrote Kuririn and No. 18’s wedding, but in the story that came back from Toriyama-sensei, it had changed to Bulma’s birthday party. I think, with regards to Kuririn and No. 18’s wedding, it’s probably something that he wants all the fans to imagine for themselves.

The April 2013 issue of DVD & Blu-ray Vision Magazine, released 19 March 2013, contains a 15-page Dragon Ball insert. The issue is intermittently available on CDJapan and Amazon Japan.

Archives of both interviews can be found in our “Translations” section.

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  • exdubbie369 says:

    Huh, were they not married in the Buu arc? Interesting.

  • sailorspazz says:

    Interesting that they’d been planning to show Kuririn and 18’s wedding. You’d think Gohan and Videl’s wedding would make more sense, since it seemed like Kuririn and 18 were already married before the Boo saga. But I just checked the manga, and when he was explaining to Gokuu at the beginning of the Boo saga why 18 was around Kuririn only said they’d been living together and had a child, not that they got married. All these behind the scenes tidbits we’re getting are very interesting.

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