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Come one come all Dragon ball Z fans for I have an update for you on the new movie. From Weekly Shonen Jump comes some new information on the new Dragon Ball movie! Here's some general information:
"Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods (ドラゴンボールZ 神と神, Doragon Bōru Zetto: Shin to Kami; lit. "Dragon Ball Z: God and God") is the 14th Dragon Ball Z movie. It will premiere in Japanese theaters on March 30, 2013. It is the first Dragon Ball movie in 17 years to have a theatrical release, the last being the tenth anniversary movie Dragon Ball: The Path to Power in 1996, which followed the first three Dragon Ball films and the thirteen Dragon Ball Z films."
And here's its plot:
"The film is set during the 10-year time period between the defeat of Kid Buu and the 28th World Martial Arts Tournamentlike Wrath of the Dragon and Yo! Son Goku and His Friends Return!! Goku,Gohan, Piccolo, Krillin, Goten, Trunks, Vegeta, and Shenron appear on the first promotional arts for the movie. Along with Goku and Vegeta, the three members of the Pilaf Gang are among the figures produced in conjunction with the 2013 movie. The film poster displays Super Saiyan Goku combating a purple cat-like humanoid donning Egyptian-looking garb, with a Kaioshin-looking characterholding a scepter and showered in light floating in the background. Mr. Satan, Mr. Buu, Videl, the shrunken Pilaf Gang, Super Saiyan Goten, Super Saiyan Gohan, Super Saiyan Vegeta, Super Saiyan Trunks, Bulma, Piccolo, Tien Shinhan, Krillin, Yamcha and Puaralso appear on the film poster."
Here's the poster in question
And its tagline
And its release date
Well how about this? A Dragon Ball Z film getting a cinematic release for the first time in 17 years. The name "Battle of Gods" implies something of epic scale given the godlike powers of Goku, Vegeta, Gohan, Goten, Trunks and Piccolo. It seems as if the film is taking some inspiration from Egyptian mythology as well given the Egyptian dressing of that strange purple cat and the mystical, sorcerer in the background. My guess is that he'll be summoning this strange cat god for some neafarious end leading to the Z Fighters getting involved. Hopefully the cat god will get a chance to fight everyone before Goku beats it like usual. The only problem is that there's no news on a US or European release date. Although the DBZ movies do take some time getting translated into English so that's a bummer :(
So what do you DBZ fans think? Do you like the look of what you see here? Or are you disappointed with the latest DBZ movie's appearence so far? Be sure to comment below and let the speculation begin!