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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 27 Dec, 2011 At 06:46 PM | Categorized As Animation, Editorials, Featured, Interviews, Old School Otaku, Otaku Events, Videos | With 0 Comments

No GravatarI had a chance to sit down and chat it up with Comedian, Actor, and Voice-Actor Peter Kelamis recently. Peter is most notably recognized as the voice of Goku in the Ocean’s dub version of DRAGONBALL Z. However, Peter is also known for voicing a bunch of other characters in different shows such as Ed Edd and Eddy, Transformers Cybertron, and Class of Titans. We also had a chance to dive into his early career of stand-up comedy and movies/tv shows, including one of his most popular roles in Stargate Universe. Check out the entire interview below, its a total of three parts. There’s plenty of stuff here for everyone, all this and more on this segment of THE BITT.