While previously reported on the official website for AnimeJapan 2015 (the same event where the Majin Boo arc of Dragon Ball Kai was extensively promoted last year), the official website of the upcoming 2015 film, Dragon Ball Z: Revival of “F”, brings additional details about the Dragon Ball event happening this year.
The “Tenka’ichi Fan Meeting”, as it is being billed, will take place on the Green Stage from 3:25 to 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, 21 March 2015. Masako Nozawa (Son Goku, et al.), as well as other, yet-to-be-identified participants, will be on hand to answer questions, and a “participatory event” for fans is being teased in celebration of the new movie. Fans are invited to help “make new Dragon Ball history together”.
Attendance at the stage event is not guaranteed, requiring a special ticket with a “stage viewing lottery entry”. While the price is identical to regular attendance, these special tickets ended sales yesterday, 15 February 2015. Nevertheless, we at Kanzenshuu will be sure to bring you any news from the event as it becomes public.
The story for Revival of “F”, opening nationwide in Japan 18 April 2015 in 2D and IMAX 3D, is being crafted by original manga author Akira Toriyama, who stated he is writing it, “…as though it were a continuation of the manga when it was in serialization,” and that while it will, “…of course be a continuation of the previous Battle of Gods,” he has also, “…deliberately increased the amount of action scenes by a good deal.” Tadayoshi Yamamuro, who worked for many years as character designer and animation supervisor on the Dragon Ball franchise, will serve as the film’s director and animation supervisor. Norihito Sumitomo will return from Battle of Gods and the Majin Boo arc of Dragon Ball Kai for musical composition duties. Momoiro Clover Z will contribute a song alongside Maximum the Hormone, whose “F” will be used as a “battle song” during the film. Revival of “F” is set to bring back Freeza and will also include two new characters (Sorbet and Tagoma), feature Beerus and Whis again from Battle of Gods, and much more.