Take new Dragon Ball movie reports with a grain of salt

Fans all over the net have been ecstatic over news of a new Dragon Ball movie to possibly complete a trilogy comprising of said film and Battle of Gods and Resurrection F.

However, as of now the news has not been reported by reliable sources.

If anyone wants to hear about an upcoming movie (if its coming) please check Kanzenshuu (best Dragon Ball online resource). There are many sites out there who will spread false information, take each of them with a grain of salt until something concrete from TOEI Animation has been published.

Some thoughts on ‘Resurrection F’ arc poster and canonicity of the source film vs Dragon Ball Super

A recent poster from Shonen Jump has once again stimulated excitement for what can be expected from the upcoming Resurrection F arc of Dragon Ball Super, based of the widely successful film (which will of course premier the coming week in both Ireland and the UK).

I’d like to give a shout out to Rhymestyle for pointing this out.

The poster places emphasis on Champa and Golden Frieza in the top left and right hand sides respectively. This begs the question, will the two characters team up in the anime adaptation?

Similarly Goten and Trunks are shown in the bottom left hand side of the poster, both of whom were noticeably absent from the film for reasons unknown to fans. We may then ask could Goten and Trunks be part of the action this time?

Will we see a vastly different telling of the Resurrection F storyline for Dragon Ball Super?

Seen as how Dragon Ball Super has been criticized for a lack of imagination, including using material from the recent movies as the basis for new story content a different interpretation of the events that played out in Resurrection F may please those more critical reviewers, but at the same time it may disappoint those concerned about canonicity.

But then again canon is dead to the Dragon Ball franchise. Dragon Ball Super itself is in a vey grey area of canonicity. It is rewriting the events of Battle of Gods and Resurrection F, despite the former being part of the “official history” and the latter being a continuation of that. Moreover Toriyama has been giving his own input to the overall story of Super, but he does not have the level of involvement he had with the previous two movies, particularly in Resurrection F with his screenwriting duties.

I will myself be going to see Resurrection F in Movies@Dundrum, Dublin on Wednesday to enjoy the cinematic experience of seeing Dragon Ball on the big screen. I am also eagerly anticipating the arc of Super based on that film. I don’t care which version is more or less canon, Dragon Ball offers good and bad content regardless, and yes there was good filler.

So if you are looking forward to seeing Super’s interpretation of Resurrection F do, if you (like myself) still enjoy the film more power to you. With a 42 volume manga, over 500 anime episodes, spinoffs, movies, specials there is plenty material for fans to enjoy and digest for years to come, it’s all Dragon Ball and if it is still profitable TOEI will always do more.

See Rhymestyle talk about the news below:

K&K Productions to release “Saiyan Saga” Web Series

In recent months British film company K&K Productions were waiting to meet with TOEI Japan about releasing live action Dragon Ball content.

In today’s update co-director Harry Kirby revealed that while TOEI Japan isn’t interested in collaborating with them they will be going ahead with the web series.

Additionally the company plan to deliver the best quality possible.

Some of their plans include use of the latest in filming and photographic technology in order to shoot in 4K, partnering with Cosplay Corp and a large visual effects company to deliver high quality costumes and blockbuster-style special effects.

Kirby also stated a sample video will be released soon to showcase what can be expected from the finished product. Subscribe to them on Youtube, Facebook, Twitter or Instagram for further updates.

Current Update

Saiyan Saga Trailer

Justin Cook Talks ‘Resurrection F’ and ‘Dragon Ball Super’ with IGN

This weekend at San Diego Comic Con IGN spoke briefly with Justin Cook, dub voice of characters such as Dende, Super Buu and Raditz. In their interview Cook answered some questions about the upcoming Resurrection F, and some popular fan questions.

Initially asked about whether or not the new movie confirms that Dragon Ball GT is no longer canon Cook was sceptical.

“Well you know, I don’t know” he responded “I mean there has been a line of logic that says yes it does, but then on the other hand it takes place so far after the events of GT that perhaps it will stay in, I think only time will tell if GT ends up exiting the canon or not”. This was likely a misstatement on his part considering the fact Resurrection F actually takes place before the end of Z. He was probably saying this movie was made years after GT was produced, so Toriyama and the writers at TOEI likely have new ideas for the pre-GT timeline, which may contradict that series.

Cook was also delighted to see the comedy aspect being brought back to the franchise, but also for Resurrection F to cater to fans who want an action heavy work true to Z.

“It was a great blending of both Dragon Ball and Dragon Ball Z whereas Resurrection F really kind of hits the Dragon Ball Z audience very much. You’re talking a lot more fighting, a lot more action, the silliness is kind of drawn back. There is comic relief, which is, Beerus and Whis will make a return in this movie”

Naturally, being with Funimation Cook was asked about Dragon Ball Super.

“I can say that I’ve seen the first episode as I’m sure most of the public has, and I can tell you we’re really excited about the show for sure, as to what the future is”. Additionally, asked about a possible dub, Cook was hopeful “I would imagine”.

Cook was also asked about his favourite part of the series.

“To me the beauty of Dragon Ball Z, quite frankly, I know this sounds really cheesy is the lessons that come out of it – the pride before the fall, friends above all else, I mean those kind of themes that run throughout the course of the 500+ episodes the series has run is ultimately the pulsing heart of that series, but, you know these characters have been developed, and continually developed and I think the great thing about these movies is that for the first time we’re getting to see Goku’s character get a little more developed, he’s always been the constant thing throughout the whole Dragon Ball, Dragon Ball Z, and so finally here we’re getting to see him grow a little bit as far as the training he’s doing and not wanting to merge with, you know, say Vegeta and make things go a little bit faster as far as the fights”.

Cook was also positive regarding Dragon Ball’s potential to continue from one generation to the next.

“I think that with the movies coming out now it has really made the generation gap, its blended that, so now I think you have parents now who are taking their kids to see these movies and they’re kids are getting involved, especially with Kai having been on for the last few years, it has really helped to introduce a new audience”.

Fans were also teased some explanation for the blue hair in Goku’s Super Saiyan God Super Saiyan transformation.

“Well there is nothing in the film that states exactly why that happens, but I can assume that he just discovered it in Battle of Gods, that power, so I’m thinking that’s his stable form, and I think what we’re seeing in Resurrection F is a well-trained finalized form of this Super Saiyan God”.

Fans were also promised an explanation for the symbol on Goku and Vegeta’s Resurrection F gi.

“That’s going to be explained in the movie but that’s actually an autograph, so it turns out that the cast of Dragon Ball Z likes getting autographs as much as giving them”.

And of course Cook was asked about Jaco The Galactic Patrolman.

“Well this is a guy who polices the galaxy, ands makes sure that the races don’t necessarily intermingle, that there’s no saiyans on Earth, he hasn’t been doing a great job [LAUGHS]. But, he’s a fantastic new character in this new series, and this movie, really adds a lot, and I guess, you know, this is not really a spoiler because people have seen the opening for Super as well so I guess he’s here to stay”.

Dragon Ball Z “Resurrection F” is “visually stunning” Funimation CEO claims

FUNimation CEO Gen Fukunaga has recently revealed the latest installment in the Dragon Ball Z filmography will be a must watch.

In a recent interview Fukunaga has stated:

We are thrilled to bring fans – both new and old – this latest film from series creator Akira Toriyama. Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F’ is a visually stunning movie and offers even more action and comedy than Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods

Dragon Ball Z : Resurrection F will receive its worldwide dub premiere on July 2nd at Regal LA Live Stadium and a general release across North American theatres on August 4th-12th.

The film, which received a worldwide premiere at Hollywood’s Egyptian Theatre on April 11th due to a collaboration between Fox international and TOEI will be screened in 74 nations worldwide. It is also reported to have sold more tickets than Furious 7 on its opening weekend.

The film’s English-dubbed version aill star Chris Ayres as Frieza, Kyle Herbert as Gohan, Sean Schemmel as Goku, and Christopher Sabat as Vegeta. The movie’s screenplay was by Akira Toriyama, and directed by Tadayoshi Yamamuro.

Dragon Ball Super News Roundup

Dragon Ball Super Poster

 

After much eager waiting by fans significant information has been revealed about the upcoming Dragon Ball Super series.

TOEI Animation’s official website for the first installment of the franchise in 18 years has unveiled the first image, which has led to much speculation about the time placement of the series.

Initially the image, which depicted characters such as Goku, Gohan, Vegeta, Krillin, Chi-Chi, Bulma and Mr. Satan in their attires from Battle of Gods heavily implied the series may begin sometime after the film. However since the synopsis for episode 1 seemingly suggests Videl is not yet Goten’s sister-in-law, and by extension Gohan’s wife as she was in Battle of Gods it is possible the series may start before the time placement of the film.

The artwork also appears to show two new characters similar in appearance to Beerus and Whis. It is uncertain if these characters will be from one of the 12 universes hinted at by Beerus in Battle of Gods.

Recent updates, such as the plot for episode 1 have also suggested the series may be set before the latest film Revival of F.

Anime News Network revealed the following in regards to the first episode of the new series:

Following Majin Buu’s defeat, peaceful days have come. When Chi-Chi orders Goku to go earn some money, Goku gets the itch to train while he works. Meanwhile, Goten heads out on an adventure with Trunks to find a gift for his soon-to-be sister-in-law Videl!?

Fans desiring to see the early parts of the series may not have to wait too much longer either. On 20 June the August 2015 issue of V-Jump, which is expected to contain the first chapter of Toyataro’s Dragon Ball Super manga adaptation will hit Japanese shelves.

Tadayoshi Yamamuro, who has worked for many years on the Dragon Ball franchise and following his role as director and animation supervisor for the latest film Revival of F will be returning as the sole character designer for the series.

Most of the cast from Dragon Ball Kai and the recent films will also be reprising their role. This includes Masako Nosawa (Goku, Gohan and Goten), Yuko Minagushi (Videl), Koichi Yamadera (Beerus), Masakazu Morita (Whis), and Joji Yanami (Kai narrator).

Dragon Ball Super will debut on Fuji TV on 05 July 2015, and is expected to run weekly.

“Dragon Ball Super” Air Date Announced

The highly anticipated release date for Dragon Ball Super has been revealed in the 28th issue of Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump magazine.

The series, which is the first all-new instalment of the Dragon Ball anime in 18 years will debut in Japan on July 5 following the ending of the recut version of Dragon Ball Z titled Dragon Ball Kai.

Additionally Dragon Ball Super will have a collaboration with “treasure hunt” event for the larger “Odaiba Yume Tairiku ~Dream Mega Natsu Matsuri~” (Odaiba Dream Continent ~Dream Mega Summer Festival~) event held from July 18th-August 31st on Tokyo’s artificial island of Odaiba.

Original manga author Akira Toriyama has been credited as the original creator and for the “original story & character concepts”. The series will be directed by Toei Animation’s Kimitoshi Chioka (Hakaba Kitaro, Kamisama Kazoku) and produced by Atsushi Kido (Toei Animation) and Osamu Nozaki. Masako Nozawa, the voice of Goku, Gohan and Goten will also be returning.

The opening theme “Chōzetsu☆Dynamic” (Excellent Dynamic) and ending theme “Hello Hello Hello” will be performed by Kazuya Yoshii and rock band Good Morning America respectively.

A manga adaptation drawn by Toyataro will also be published in Shueisha’s V Jump magazine.