Dragon Ball to Be 1st Japanese Film in Imax Digital Theaters
posted on by Sarah Nelkin
Toei announced on Thursday that the newest Dragon Ball movie, Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods, will be the first Japanese film screened at IMAX Digital Theaters.
Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods is set during the "lost decade" of story time after the end of the battle with Majin Buu:
Birusu, the god of destruction who has maintained the balance of the universe, has awakened from a long slumber. Hearing rumors of a Saiyan (Saiya-jin) who defeated Freeza, Birusu comes looking for Goku.
Excited that a powerful opponent has appeared after so long, Goku ignores King Kai's advice and challenges Birusu in a battle. However, Goku is no match for Birusu's overwhelming power and is defeated. Birusu leaves after uttering an ominous message, “Is there anyone on Earth more worthy to destroy?” Will Goku and the others really be able to stop the God of Destruction?!
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 Yuusuke Watanabe (live-action 20th Century Boys trilogy, Gantz, Bloody Monday, Future Diary).
The film will open in Japan on March 30.