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DBZ: Resurrection 'F' Film's Battle Ad Features Blue-Haired Goku

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
1st moviegoers in Japan to receive "Dragon Ball Z Volume F" book

Toei began streaming a "battle version" TV ad on Thursday for the Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection 'F' (Dragon Ball Z: Fukkatsu no F) film. The ad features Goku's "Super Saiyan God Super Saiyan" (Super Saiyan God SS) form fighting against Frieza's new golden form.

Text: Dragon Ball Z's latest film
Goku: Well, let's give it a try!
Narrator: The fate of the entire universe hangs in the balance. The ultimate battle.
Text: Two "super evolutions" clash!!
Text: Battle Song: "F" by Maximum The Hormone
Narrator: Who will win?
Narrator: Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection 'F'
Narrator: The first moviegoers will be able to receive a present.

Goku's new form is a "Super Saiyan who holds the power of a Super Sayan God." Goku originally entered into the Super Sayan God form in the Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods film, but in that form his hair became red.

In commemoration of the new film, Fuji TV will screen the Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods film on April 17 at 9:00 p.m. Additionally, theaters in 11 cities in Japan are rescreening the film until April 17.

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.

First moviegoers in Japan will receive a special "Toriyama Akira Kakioroshi Kyakuhon Kanzen Shūroku JC Sai 'Kami' Kan Dragon Ball Maki 'F'" (JC Most "Godly" Edition Dragon Ball Volume "F" With Complete Script Written by Akira Toriyama) that will contain Akira Toriyama's original comments on the setting for the film, the behind-the-scenes story behind the script, exposition text, design materials, and other materials.

Filmgoers will also receive one Goku or Vegeta card for the Dragon Ball Heroes arcade card game. The third theater bonus will be the "Menkyo Kaiden! 5 Dai Dragon Ball Game Chō Senshi Ninteishō!" (Secrets Revealed! 5 Big Dragon Ball Games Super Warrior Certificate!) that includes download codes to unlock special features in five different Dragon Ball games. The first 1.5 million people who see the film in theaters will receive the bonus items.

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.

Source: animeanime.jp via 0takomu

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