Goku and Dragon Ball Gave Me a Dream
Z Idol: Shōko Nakagawa-san
My objective is [to be like] Goku, who “enjoys fighting”
Female Member of the Motorcycle Police Squad
Z Athlete: Kaori Matsumoto-san
What are the “limits” that the “lord” of each “world” tells of?!1
The first movie in 17 years is set in motion!! When they heard about it being made——!?
Shōko Nakagawa (henceforth “Nakagawa”):
The moment I first laid eyes on the article in Weekly Jump, I shouted, “YEEESSSS!!” Probably everyone in the generation that was raised with Dragon Ball did that for this, right? So I contacted all my old friends, and we got fired up! It’s like Dragon Ball is maybe the only thing that all humanity could get this excited about, and my friends and I were telling each other things like “It gave me a goal in life” and “I’m glad to be alive!”
Kaori Matsumoto (henceforth “Matsumoto”):
I had a match overseas, so I didn’t find out about it until after I came back to Japan, but I was filled with a feeling as though Goku had also returned, and [I wanted to say] “Welcome back!”
When you were doing your match, Matsumoto-san, I (Goku) was up on Kinto-Un, watching from the sky.(laughs)
Thank you so much! (laughs)
The being known as “Son Goku” teaches us something important
What do the three who are active in each “world” consider their “limits”?!2
(greatly excited) Whoooaaaa!!
I believe I’ll keep on running forever. So I think I’ll probably never feel my limit, right up until the end of my life.
It’s Goku… that is absolutely Goku!! As the words of the ULTIMATE being known as Nozawa-san, I’ve written it tightly into the notebook of my heart. It is true, isn’t it? There’s no such thing as limits. Life is all about breaking through limits. Of course, I think there are times when you’re at your MAX, but even Goku, in the middle of a battle at the limit, brings about an unimaginable miracle and overcomes it, doesn’t he? But that’s not the power of just one person. When he puts out a “Genki-Dama”, he needs everyone’s “energy”. Even something that’s difficult for one person can be overcome with everyone; that important item is well-depicted in Dragon Ball.
Her aim is to be “unparalleled”——!! The dream of the strongest athlete!!
Nakagawa: W- what you’ve just said is very Saiyan! A gold medal is, like, you’re the de facto strongest in the universe. And yet, amazing!!
Points to watch for in the movie Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods!!
What are the points that the three want you to see or feel?!
In having been given the privilege of appearing in this film, as an individual fan, it is truly an honor beyond all honors…! Being the first film in 17 years, with Akira Toriyama-sensei involved from the story onwards, I believe it’s been completed as the greatest movie, which won’t betray the entire Dragon Ball fandom’s expectations, and which will pack in everything they’ve wanted to see, far beyond imagining. Enough emotion to change your life waits for you if you see it~. Of course, I’d like for all the readers of V-Jump to absolutely see it on the big screen together with your mom or dad!
I want every single person in Japan to see it!
But of course!
Adults, children, even babies are fine. If you just see it, I’m sure you’ll feel something. And then all the fans will no doubt recognize once again, “That’s right! This is the Dragon Ball family!” The film’s highlight… is, of course, “all of it”, but if I had to pick just one thing… ah, it’d be “god”. You’ll understand, “So there are gods like this, too!” Actually, I was surprised enough for even me to think, “Wow! So it’s like this!” (laughs) So I’d like for all the people of Japan to enjoy it.
The highlight is, of course, “all of it”!
Watch for the meaning of the title “Battle of Gods”, which will be revealed at the theater!!
2 This is awkwardly phrased, but there is a pun with “limit” being “genkai“, and “kai” being a “world” or the realm of a particular profession.