• Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods
  • Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods
  • Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods
  • Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods
  • Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods

Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods

(ドラゴンボールZ 神と神 Doragon Bôru Zetto Kami to Kami, lit. "Dragon Ball Z: God and God")


Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods - Poster

Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods is the 18th Dragon Ball movie and will be released on 30th March 2013 in japanese theaters. This movie is a part of the Dragon Ball SSSS project and directed by Masahiro Hosoda.

Like the previous movie “Dragon Ball Z: Wrath of the Dragon” the storyline will be set between Dragon Ball Z and Dragon Ball GT, directly after the elimination of Kid Buu. This film is an officially part of the Dragon Ball storyline, which takes place between the manga chapters 517 and 518, this part which is often refered as the "lost decade".

Bills, the God of Destruction, tasked with maintaining sort of balance in the universe, awakes after a long sleep. After he heard about the story about the saiyan who defeated Frieza, Bills got interests in the saiyan race and tracks down the legendary warrior, Goku. Ecstatic over the new challenge, Goku ignores King Kai's advice and battles Bills, but is overwhelmed and defeated. Bills leaves, but Goku, knowing of the threat Bills presence to the universe, takes it upon himself and his friends to find a way to stop Bills before all is lost.

The official website also announced a comment by Akira Toriyama about the movie, printed in Weekly Shōnen Jump #33: the Dragon Ball series creator notes that the adaptation will mark the first time he has been so deeply involved in the production of an anime, in this case as early as the screenwriting stages. Toriyama also says that the film will retain the atmosphere of the original while adding small amounts of "modern flavor."  Toei Animation released a press statement on July 17, 2012:

"The global phenomenon Dragon Ball is being made into a movie using Toei Animation’s latest technology, consistently realized as a Toriyama work, with the original author Akira Toriyama himself deeply involved from the script stage for the first time. An episode from between the animation series “Z” and “GT”, or in other words from the blank decade between the end of the battle with Majin Buu in chapter 517 of the manga and chapter 518, will be depicted for the first time.
Such well-known and charming characters as Krillin, Piccolo, and Vegeta will all appear in this movie. A new story in the official history of Dragon Ball is born, neither a spin-off nor a side-story, one that can be enjoyed by both children and parents, manga fans and anime fans."
— Toei Animation's Press Release for the upcoming film - July 17, 2012

The film poster and the two new characters' names and Japanese voice actors were officially revealed on November 29, 2012, on Weekly Shōnen Jump scans. The film poster displays Super Saiyan Goku combating the God of Destruction Bills, with the mysterious Wiss floating showered in light in the background. Various returning characters are also featured on the poster (Mr. Satan, Mr. Buu, Videl, the shrunken Pilaf Gang, Super Saiyan Goten, Super Saiyan Gohan, Super Saiyan Vegeta, Super Saiyan Trunks, Bulma, Piccolo, Tien Shinhan, Krillin, Yamcha and Puar). The first real trailer for the film was aired on Fuji TV on December 7, 2012, in the morning show Mezamashi TV, as Toei started showing it at movie theaters.

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