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2013 Dragon Ball Z Film's Full Teaser & English Site Posted

posted on 2012-08-07 19:25 EDT
Creator Toriyama "deeply" involved in film written by 20th Century Boys films' Watanabe

The official English website for next year's Dragon Ball Z film opened on Wednesday and began streaming the full teaser trailer for the film. The site also has an English translation of creator Akira Toriyama's comment that Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine posted last month. The Japanese website Cinema Today began streaming the full teaser trailer as well:

The film is set between the 517th and 518th installments of Akira Toriyama's original manga. Specifically, it is set during the "lost decade" of story time after the end of the battle with Majin Buu. Kuririn, Piccolo, Vegeta, and other familar characters will appear in the film. The film is not a spinoff, but a story in the official history of Dragon Ball.

Akira Toriyama has been deeply involved in the film's production from the early screenwriting stages. Masahiro Hosoda (Dragon Ball Z episode director, Nangoku Shounen Papuwa-kun) is directing at Toei off a script by Yūsuke Watanabe (live-action 20th Century Boys trilogy, Gantz, Bloody Monday, Future Diary).

The film will open throughout Japan on March 30, 2013.

The teaser trailer was partly previewed during last month's Saikyō V Jump Festa 2012 event and later that month on television. The Japanese version of the website also opened in July and received hits from 178 countries. One-quarter of the traffic came from Japan, and the rest came from overseas. The most hits came from (in descending order) Japan, America, Brazil, Mexico, France, Chile, Argentina, Peru, Spain, and the United Kingdom.

Thanks to Liam for the news tip.

Update: More information added. Sources: Mainichi Shimbun's Mantan Web, Comic Natalie


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