Vegard Aune wrote:Seeing how Toriyama has also been retconning elements of Battle of Gods into the backstory of manga-characters with some of his later tidbits about the series (Beerus was the one who sealed up the Elder Kaioshin, Freeza knew about the Super Saiyan God), I'd say it's pretty obvious that Toriyama considers it part of the manga's timeline. Resurrection F (Yeah, I'm using my own translation for FnF. I just like the sound of this one better) has been plainly stated to be a sequel to Battle of Gods. Thus, once again Toriyama clearly is writing it with the intent that "Yeah, this actually happened in the manga continuity, we just didn't see it."
Yeah, I think it's pretty clear that he's gone out of his way to tie everything together as best as possible.
I mean, there are obvious examples of stuff tied into Dragonball that Toriyama has released which he clearly doesn't consider as part of the main timeline, such as gag material like Neko Majin, which probably falls in somewhere with some of the earlier Dragonball gag stuff which is nonsensical in retrospect, such as Boss Rabbit being marooned on the Moon by Goku.
Battle of Gods is a totally different animal, it's clear that these films are creative endeavors that he genuinely wants to be considered as a continuation of his story - he's even said as much, they're just in the form of cinema as opposed to Manga, which is a format he clearly doesn't have any interest in getting involved in for anything more than a one-shot here and there. Heck, from the sounds of it, in retrospect he even considers Jaco to have been too much work to take on, even as un-detailed, short and unpolished as it is.
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