In 2013, Toei Animation produced Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods, the first new Dragon Ball movie since 1996. In March of this year, a second film, Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection F was released, bringing back fan-favorite villain, Frieza to the mix. And now — following the success of their revived film franchise — Toei Animation has announced Dragon Ball Super, the first new Dragon Ball series in 18 years.
The new show — which will take place during the aftermath of Goku and company’s battle with Majin Buu — will be overseen by original Dragon Ball creator, Akira Toriyama, and produced by Fuji Television.
On August 5th, 2014, Dragon Ball Z: Battle of the Gods, the first feature film in 17 years from Akiria Toriyama and the Dragon Ball franchise, will be released in theaters nationwide. The 18th movie in the series, Battle of the Gods was originally released in Japan in March of 2013. Now, Funimation has dubbed the film in English and those of us in the United States who have been eagerly anticipating this movie will finally have the chance to view it.
Set 5 years after the Majin Buu Saga and a few years before Dragon Ball GT, Battle of the Gods includes all of the series’ fan favorite characters. Below is the anime’s official synopsis followed by the new theatrical trailer.
Shonen Jump World Trigger By Daisuke Ashihara
Toriko By Mitsutoshi Shimabukuro
Dragon Ball By Akira Toriyama
One Piece By Eiichiro Oda
Naruto By Masashi Kishimoto
Cross Manage By KAITO
Nisekoi By Naoshi Komi
One Punch Man By Yusuke Murata Viz Manga
Release Date: February 11, 2013
Cover Price: 99Â¢
Okay, I have to be honest. When I was assigned to start reviewing Shonen Jump, I had much catching up to do. One Piece is on chapter 698 and Naruto is deep into its 600s as well, not to mention, there is a ton of manga in here that I am wildly unfamiliar with. That being said, I have taken up the arduous task of catching up on these manga, full-time job and personal hygiene be damned.
I am still working on getting my knowledge of current storylines completely up-to-date. So, bear with me if I forget to mention that someone is the brother of the widow who was once a demon but is now a soccer player, or something like that.
Now, without further ado, let’s dive into the recent Shonen Jump (confetti falls from the ceiling, somewhere in the distance a dragon roars).