Thursday, December 13

Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods Trailer Impressions: 2013 Dragon Ball Z Film After the Majin Buu Saga

Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods is a 20th Century Fox and Toei Animation upcoming 2013 Japanese animated movie directed by Masahiro Hosoda with screenplay by Yūsuke Watanabe with Dragon Ball original author Akira Toriyama himself which features the voices of Masako Nozawa for Goku, Ryō Horikawa (Vegeta), Toshio Furukawa (Piccolo), Koichi Yamadera (Bills), and Masakazu Morita (Wiss) slated for a March 30, 2013 Japanese theatrical release. Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods is the 14th Dragon Ball Z movie, seventeen years after last being the tenth anniversary movie Dragon Ball: The Path to Power back in 1996. Let's check out this new film that will bring back lots of memories of Akira Toriyama's Dragon Ball Z.

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Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods
Plot / Synopsis

Bills, the God of Destruction tasked with maintaining some sort of balance in the universe, wakes up after a long sleep.

Dragon Ball Z Battle of Gods 2013 villains Wiss and Bills

Hearing rumors of a Saiyan warrior who defeated Frieza, Bills tracks down the warrior, Goku. Ecstatic over the new challenge, Goku ignores King Kai's advice and battles Bills, but is overwhelmed and defeated. Bills leaves, but Goku, knowing of the threat Bills presents to the universe, takes it upon himself and his friends to find a way to stop Bills before all is lost.

Watch Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods movie trailer here:

Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods Official Movie Trailer Impressions
Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods Film Trailer Review

Akira Toriyama's Dragon Ball is the definitive manga and anime of those who grew up around/during the late 80's all the way to 90's. With countless spin-offs from original video animations (OVA) to video games, the legacy of Dragon Ball continually lived on after its conclusion. After seventeen year since the last film, a new canon Dragon Ball Z film is set to be released on March 30, 2013. So what's new?

Dragon Ball Z Battle of  Gods Shenron summoned by the Goku and the gang

This film is not set or has anything to do with the Dragon Ball GT series which by the way was non-canon or not part of the Dragon Ball canon from Akira Toriyama's manga. So yes, Super Saiya-jin 4 will be Goku's ultimate form here. On a related note ceck out the press statement released by Toei Animation back on July 17, 2012:

"The global phenomenon Dragon Ball is being made into a movie using Toei Animation’s latest technology, consistently realized as a Toriyama work, with the original author Akira Toriyama himself deeply involved from the script stage for the first time. An episode from between the animation series “Z” and “GT”, or in other words from the blank decade between the end of the battle with Majin Buu in chapter 517 of the manga and chapter 518, will be depicted for the first time.

Such well-known and charming characters as Krillin, Piccolo, and Vegeta will all make an appearance. A new story in the official history of Dragon Ball is born, neither a spin-off nor a side-story, one that can be enjoyed by both children and parents, manga fans and anime fans.

— Toei Animation's Press Release for the upcoming film - July 17, 2012

Dragon Ball Z Battle of Gods 2013 poster art and official website

Akira Toriyama posted a brief comment on the official website saying:

"Actually, it's the first time I've been involved deeply in the production of animation and scriptwriting. I've forgotten many things because it had been a while, but as expected of the original author, I was soon able to get the tempo back. This movie will have the original atmosphere and a little bit of modern flavor, so I believe it will be a wonderful entertainment just like old times!"

Dragon Ball Z Battle of Gods 2013 20th Century Fox and Toei Animation animated film directed by Masahiro Hosoda screenplay by Yusuke Watanabe and written Akira Toriyama

Who will stand against this new story given the synopsis preview of the film? How will they beat Bills? That is what fans of the Dragon Ball series is asking for. The question as to when will the new Dragon Ball Z film be released after March 2013 will be the ultimate question, as for now we have no choice but to wait. How about you guys, what do you think about this new Dragon Ball Z film this 2013? Share your thoughts about the Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods official movie trailer in the comments section below: