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By Garrett Green On 11 Apr, 2013 At 06:56 AM | Categorized As Animation, International News, Movie News, News, ROG News, Uncategorized | With 0 Comments

No GravatarDragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods has been battling the box office in Japan, and in true Goku style, is dominating. In its opening weekend, the film pulled in ¥683,925,000 in it’s first two days of March 30 and 31. That is about $6.8 million making it the number 1 non-American movie and number 5 movie in the international box office behind G.I. Joe: Retaliation, The Croods, Jack the Giant Slayer, and Oz the Great and Powerful. Now this might not sound like much but to put in a little perspective; those 4 movies are being shown in over 50 territories while DBZ was only shown in Japan on 3828 screens. That is impressive. It should be also noted that it also played on IMAX screens, which is a higher ticket compared to normal screens.

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In it’s second weekend, 9 days of being in theatres, Battle of Gods and earned a total of ¥1,772,955,800. Toei Animation has stated it expects this movie to earn over 3 billion yen and it is well on its way. The last Dragon Ball theatrical movie was released 17 years ago. Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods marks the first Dragon Ball movie with the original creator, Akira Toriyama, actively participating in the story of the film. It takes place a few years after the end of the Majin Buu saga where the Birus, God of Destruction, (Hakaishin Birusu) is awakened looking for an opponent to give him a challenge. And anyone who knows Goku, knows he loves a challenge.

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With the success of the film, DBZ fans abroad would hope that there would be a fast release of a dub by Funimation. Well, it might take longer than we would want. 20th Century Fox distributed the movie over in Japan and gets the first option to release it internationally. So if they decided to do so and release their own dub, they have the option to do so. If they decide to do nothing, Funimation can step in but they do not think that we’ll see it on our shores until next year. Here’s hoping Funimation get to dub with the voices we all love, or hate for some people, and Fox doesn’t decided to pack it full of celebrities who know nothing about anime. But I doubt that will happen.

 

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By otakuman5000 On 16 Dec, 2012 At 10:07 PM | Categorized As Animation, Comics/Manga, Featured, News, News, Previews | With 0 Comments

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When I saw that there was a new DBZ movie in the works and it was being written and directed by series creator Akira Toriyama for 2013 I lost my mind. The movie is entitled Battle of the Gods and it will be released on March 30 2013 in Japan only with Toei Company Ltd and 20th Century Fox, the US release has yet to be announced and the plot is as follows.

“The events of Battle of Gods takes place several years after the titanic battle with Majin Buu, which determined the fate of the entire universe. Bills, the God of Destruction who is tasked with maintaining some sort of balance in the universe, awakens from a long slumber. Hearing rumors that a Saiyan defeated Frieza, Bills tracks down this warrior: Goku. Ecstatic over the new challenge, Goku ignores King Kai’s advice and battles Bills, but he is overwhelmed and defeated. Bills leaves, but his eerie remark of “Is there nobody on Earth more worthy to destroy…?” lingers on. Goku and his allies must aim to stop the God of Destruction before all is lost. A mysterious character named Wiss also appears in the film”


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