Maximum the Hormone Performs 'Battle Song' for 2015 Dragon Ball Film
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The staff of the upcoming Dragon Ball Z: Fukkatsu no F (Dragon Ball Z: The F in Fukkatsu, or 'resurrection') film revealed on Monday that rock band Maximum The Hormone's song "F" will be used as a "battle song" that will play during a battle scene in the film.
Dragon Ball manga creator Akira Toriyama said in an interview in November that the 'F' in the film's title in fact stands for "Frieza," who will be revived in the film. Toriyama noted that he thought of the title while listening to "F" by Maximum The Hormone, whom he came to know personally through a friend. The song itself features Frieza as a motif. The band originally released the song as its eighth single in July 2008.
Maximum The Hormone has performed theme songs for such anime as Air Master, Death Note, as well as Tohai Densetu Akagi -Yamini Maiorita Tensai-. The band performed at New York City's Best Buy Theater in October.
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 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 film will premiere in both 2D and 3D in theaters across Japan on April 18. Those who purchase advance tickets 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.
Source: Comic Natalie