News Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods Film's Latest Battle Footage Aired
posted on 2013-02-21 09:15 EST
The morning television program Mezamashi Terebi presented the latest battle footage promoting the upcoming Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods film. The program aired about 40 seconds from the adaptation of Akira Toriyama's Dragon Ball manga slated for a March 30 release. The video features Son Goku battling the new God of Destruction character Birusu (voiced by Kouichi Yamadera).
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).
Update: Earlier video added.
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