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2015 Dragon Ball Film's Krillin Character Sketch Revealed

posted on by Sarah Nelkin
New film with original story, scripts, character designs by original creator Toriyama premieres in April

The combined fifth and sixth issue of 2015 of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine is revealing on January 5 the character design for Krillin in the upcoming Dragon Ball Z: Fukkatsu no F (Dragon Ball Z: The F in Fukkatsu, or 'resurrection') film.

The magazine lists that Krillin has "surprisingly" become a police officer, and asks, "What could have happened after the last film!?" The magazine also notes that Krillin has returned to being bald, as opposed to his spiky hair from the previous film.

Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump describes the story:

An Earth where peace has arrived. However, remnants of Frieza's army Sorbet and Tagoma (from the Japanese word for 'egg') arrive on the planet. Their goal is to revive Frieza with the dragon balls. Their dastardly wish is granted, the "F" that plans its revenge against the Saiyans is revived...!

Dragon Ball manga creator Akira Toriyama is personally credited with the original concept, screenplay and character designs of the new movie "that the entire universe eagerly awaits!!" Dragon Ball Z animation director Tadayoshi Yamamuro will direct the new movie.

The remainder of the staff is as follows:

Color Key: Teppei Hotta
CG Director: Kai Makino
Director of Photography: Yousuke Motoki
Production Manager: Kazumi Fujioka
Special Effects: Naotake Oota
Animation Director: Tadayoshi Yamamuro
Music: Norihito Sumitomo
Distributor: Toei Animation
Distribution Assistance: 20th Century Fox Japan

The website for the film lists the cast, although no character names are attached:

Masako Nozawa
Ryusei Nakao
Kouichi Yamadera
Masakazu Morita
Ryo Horikawa
Masaharu Satou
Hiromi Tsuru
Mayumi Tanaka
Toshio Furukawa
Takeshi Kusao
Hikaru Midorikawa
Yuko Minaguchi

Although Yuko Minaguchi played the role of Videl in the original Dragon Ball Z anime, she was replaced by Shino Kakinuma in the second season of Dragon Ball Z Kai.

People who buy advance tickets for the film will receive an exclusive earphone jack strap of either Goku or Frieza modeled by Toriyama. Regular advance tickets cost 1,400 yen (about US$12), middle and elementary school student tickets cost 800 yen (US$7), and pair tickets cost 2,100 yen (US$17). Special movie ticket cards are on sale now.

The film will star two original characters designed by Toriyama himself: Sorbet (seen above-left) and Tagoma (above-right). The characters are the survivors of the Frieza army and his servants.

The new film, like last year's Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods, will tell a new story.

The film will premiere in both 2D and 3D in theaters across Japan on April 18.

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