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Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods Film's Latest Footage Aired

posted on 2012-12-07 10:55 EST
Kouichi Yamadera's God of Destruction characters animated in morning show preview

The morning television program Mezamashi Terebi presented the latest footage from the upcoming Dragon Ball Z film, Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods (Dragon Ball Z: Kami to Kami). The footage features the new characters Birusu — the God of Destruction played by Kouichi Yamadera — and Wisu (Masakazu Morita).

Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods 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, Gohan, and other familar characters will appear in the film with an all-star cast. 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 story and designs 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 in Japan on March 30.

Thanks to Kanzenshuu for the news tip.


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