‘Dragon Ball Z’ has a huge US fanbase, even though a new movie hasn’t been released in 17 years. (Let’s not even mention that live-action movie that came out in 2009.) The first animated movie in nearly two decades debuted last year in Japan and now FUNimation Entertainment and Screenvision are bringing it to US audiences! ‘Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods’ will hit US theaters in August and you can even preorder tickets via DragonBallZ.com which also features a countdown until the movie’s debut.
Here is the movie’s official press release:
Prepare for the Dragon Ball Z experience of a lifetime as Earth’s greatest heroes hit the big screen in Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods! Stunning animation and epic new villains highlight this first new Dragon Ball feature film in over seventeen years!
Following the events from the Dragon Ball Z television series, after the defeat of Majin Buu, a new power awakens and threatens humanity. Beerus, an ancient and powerful God of Destruction, searches for Goku after hearing rumors of the Saiyan warrior who defeated Frieza. Realizing the threat Beerus poses to their home planet, the Z-fighters must find a way to stop him before it’s too late. Only Goku, humanity’s last hope, can ascend to the level of a legendary Super Saiyan God and stop Beerus from destroying Earth, and possibly the entire universe! Fans of the series will be delighted to know that Battle of Gods is an original work from Dragon Ball creator, himself, Akira Toriyama.
“We’re very excited to be bringing Battle of Gods to movie theaters across the country this summer,” said Gen Fukunaga, CEO and President of FUNimation Entertainment. Dragon Ball Z has always been a huge part of everything we do at FUNimation and, speaking as a fan myself, I can’t wait to watch it on the big screen.” FUNimation Entertainment will be partnering with Screenvision, a leader in cinema advertising and alternative content, to bring Dragon Ball Z : Battle of Gods to over 350 screens across the US & Canada.
More information is promised to come out about the film in the coming weeks, so make sure you keep checking back here at ScienceFiction.com for release dates, voice casting announcements and more!
Are you a fan of ‘Dragon Ball Z’? Are you looking forward to a new animated movie?