Get ready to go god-mode. The 2013 animated film Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods is returning to theaters for its 10-year anniversary. Toei Animation, the Japanese studio behind the animated movie, announced on Twitter that the English-dubbed Extended Edition of Battle of Gods will hit U.S. theaters on October 17 and 18.
Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods features the classic crew of Z Fighters as they confront the God of Destruction called Beerus. Compelled by the prophecy of a Saiyan God, the cat-like creature appears from the far reaches of the universe in search of the one who destroyed Frieza. Beerus seeks an opponent worthy of his own powers – he seeks Goku.
In honor of its 10th anniversary, Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods is returning to theaters on October 17 and 18 for limited showings.
The ensuing battle is a Dragon Ball classic as Goku and the gang face off with one of the franchise’s most powerful forces. Beerus proves as whimsical as he does deadly, making for a story unlike any other.
Guided by original Dragon Ball creator Akira Toriyama, Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods delivers a healthy balance of action and humor that harkens back to the series that started it all. Full of references and inside jokes, the film is built for Dragon Ball fans eager to see their favorite characters duking it out on the big screen.
The updated techniques were on their ultimate display in 2013 when Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods became the first Japanese film ever to screen in IMAX theaters.
Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods is the 18th animated feature film in the Dragon Ball franchise but the first to feature heavy involvement from Toriyama. The creator was involved in the project from its earliest stages all the way to the end. He set out to retain the roots of classic Dragon Ball while also sprucing it up with some modern twists.
One of those modernizations was the use of CGI. Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods was also the first film in the franchise to use digital ink and paint. The result is a sleeker look compared to the show; some fans laud the animation as the best in the franchise, while others lament the polished style.
The events of Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods and its sequel, Resurrection ‘F’ were later expanded and reformatted to cover the first two story arcs of Dragon Ball Super.
The updated techniques were on their ultimate display in 2013 when Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods became the first Japanese film ever to screen in IMAX theaters. Fans all over the world flocked to catch the event, earning the film a worldwide box office total of over $50 million.
Fathom Events is behind the U.S. re-release of the film this fall. The screening marks the theatrical premiere of the movie’s Extended Edition, the version preferred by most fans.
The events of Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods and its sequel, Resurrection ‘F’ were later expanded and reformatted to cover the first two story arcs of Dragon Ball Super. Some fans praised the expansion, while others were content with the succinct story told by the film version.
Whatever your Dragon Ball preferences may be, there is no denying that seeking Goku and the rest of the Z Fighters on the big screen is a rare treat. The Extended Edition of Dragon Ball Z: Battle of the Gods is the perfect choice for such an event. Tickets for the showdown are on sale now.