Momoiro Clover Z's Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection 'F' Songs Offered Globally

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Single includes English & Japanese versions, "Cha-La Head-Cha-La" cover

King Records announced on Monday that Momoiro Clover Z's "Pledge of 'Z,'" the English version of the Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection 'F' film's theme song "'Z' no Chikai," would be available in 120 countries through the iTunes Store. The song will be available beginning on Tuesday, August 4 at 12:00 a.m. for those countries. It is also available on other major digital distribution and subscription services such as Apple Music and Spotify.

The single package also includes a cover version of "Cha-La Head-Cha-La" (the original opening theme of the Dragon Ball Z anime), "Romantic Kongaragatteru," the original "'Z' no Chikai" Japanese theme of the Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection 'F' film, and the instrumental (off-vocal) versions of these songs.

Momoiro Clover Z performed "Pledge of 'Z'" in their first appearance in the United States at this year's Anime Expo on July 2. The group's leader Kanako Momota stated in a stage greeting in Tokyo in April that before they could sing the English version, the English lyrics were transliterated into phonetic Japanese characters (katakana) so they could pronounce the words. Nevertheless, she said that they sang the English version with everything they had. She previously said that she hoped the song will bring energy to a lot of people like a "reverse genki dama (spirit bomb)."

Momoiro Clover Z previously sang theme songs for Sailor Moon Crystal, Bodacious Space Pirates, Joshiraku, and Pokémon: Black and White. (When the group had six members instead of five, they sang themes for In Solitude Where We Are Least Alone and Dragon Crisis! under their original name Momoiro Clover.) The idols not only sang the theme song for this year's Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection 'F' film, but also recorded the song in English and voiced characters in the film, playing "angels" of hell that reside where the protagonist Son Goku's enemy Frieza has been imprisoned. The group also previously collaborated with U.S. rock band KISS on the single "Yume o Ukiyo ni Saitemina," which Momoiro Clover Z released on January 28.

Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection 'F' premiered on 658 screens in both 2D and 3D in theaters across Japan on April 18, although advance screenings were held before then. The film was the first Japanese film to open in 3D IMAX Digital Theaters.

Funimation Entertainment will screen the film in North American theaters from August 4 to August 12. Funimation hosted the North American premiere of the film on April 11 in Los Angeles. The company then streamed the film's first English theatrical teaser trailer in May, and it premiered the film's English dub at Anime Expo on July 2.

Update: iTunes link updated.

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