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Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection 'F' Film's New Trailer Features Z Warriors

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Z warriors fight 1,000-person Frieza army in film opening on April 18

Mainichi Shimbun's Mantan Web began streaming a new trailer on Tuesday for the Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection 'F' (Dragon Ball Z: Fukkatsu no F) film.

The new trailer features the special moves of the Z warriors, including Master Roshi's Kamehameha, Piccolo's Special Beam Cannon, and Krillin's Destructo Disc. The trailer also features the Z warriors fighting Frieza's 1,000-person army, and a small cameo by Jaco from Jaco the Galactic Patrolman.

Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection 'F' will premiere in both 2D and 3D in theaters across Japan on April 18, although advance screenings will be held before then. The film will also be the first Japanese film to open in 3D IMAX Digital Theaters.

Funimation will host the North American premiere on April 11 in Los Angeles. The company then plans to release the film in more theaters with an English dub this summer.

Toriyama said in an interview in November that the 'F' in the film's title stands for "Frieza," who will be revived in the film. Toriyama noted that he thought of the title while listening to "F" by rock band Maximum The Hormone, whom he came to know personally through a friend. The song itself features Frieza as a motif, and will be used as a "battle song" during one of the battle scenes in the film. The band originally released the song as its eighth single in July 2008.

Toriyama is personally credited with the original concept, screenplay, and character designs of the new movie. Dragon Ball Z animation director Tadayoshi Yamamuro is directing the new movie. Pop idol group Momoiro Clover Z (Sailor Moon Crystal, Bodacious Space Pirates) is performing the film's theme song, as well as voicing roles in the movie, playing "angels" of hell that reside where the protagonist Son Goku's enemy Frieza has been imprisoned.

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