After watching Episode 32 of Dragon Ball Z Abridged, I came across a video which has some very interesting news about the English translation of some new scans released for the new film. I'll post these at the bottom but for now I feel I should post some distressing news about the possibility of the film's English voice cast. Though an English dub hasn't been confirmed yet, an article from Saiyan Island had this to say:
"Sean Schemmel, the voice actor for Goku in FUNimation’s English dub of Dragon Ball Z, recently went on record to talk about the up-coming movie, Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods, which is scheduled to be released in Japanese theaters on March 30, 2013. Actually, he tweeted and said he has not yet heard anything about FUNimation dubbing the movie. He continues on to say that it doesn’t mean it won’t happen, it just means he hasn’t been contacted at this point in time.
As shown in the Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods Trailer, 20th Century Fox is playing a role in the movie, so it’s possible there may be a new and different cast. We at Saiyan Island certainly hope that’s not the case as FUNimation, Mr. Schemmel, and the rest of the English dub cast have done a world class job. It would be tough to top them!
Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods is the 18th movie in the Dragon Ball anime series. It will take place between Dragon Ball manga chapters 517 and 518, in the 10 year timeskip after Goku defeats Buu, but before the 28th World Martial Arts Tournament. Akira Toriyama along with Toei Animation, Fox International Productions Japan, Shueisha, Fuji TV, Bandai, and Namco Bandai Games are all involved. Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods is set to release in Japanese theaters March 30, 2013. There is no word on a North American or European release date at this time."
Needless to say this is alarm bell ringing news for any DBZ fan. Here's the video with an English translation for the scans that have been released (you may want to turn your volume up though)
and here's the link to the Dragon Ball Wiki page for Battle of The Gods which has new scans like Bills making Gohan and Majiin Buu butt heads, the return of the Pilaf Gang and Bills stopping Super Saiyan 3 Goku with one finger. I'll whet your appetite with this one here since it's my fave
Viners and DBZ fans what do you think of this news? Is it time to be cautiously optimistic or time to abandon ship?