Dragon Ball Z 2013 Movie Story Part of Series

Posted by Dawn Bryant
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The Dragon Ball Z 2013 movie will be the 18th movie in the Dragon Ball anime series. To date, there have been 4 Dragon Ball movies and 13 Dragon Ball Z movies. Of the 13 Dragon Ball Z, all have been spin-offs that have nothing to do with the story of Dragon Ball Z. The new 2013 movie, however, will change things. Multiple sources have informed Saiyan Island the Dragon Ball Z 2013 movie story will be a part of the Dragon Ball Z series.

The timeline is between Dragon Ball Z manga chapters 323 and 324 (or 517 and 518 when factoring in the original Dragon Ball). In other words, Dragon Ball Z 2013 will tell the story of what happens after Goku defeats Kid Buu and during the 10 year timeskip before the 28th World Martial Arts Tournament.

The director of the Dragon Ball Z 2013 movie will be Masahiro Hosoda, who has worked on Dragon Ball Z and Naruto Shippuden episodes. Screenplay will be by Yusuke Watanabe from the live-action 20th Century Boys trilogy and Tadayoshi Yamamuro from Dragon Ball Movie 4: The Path to Power and One Piece Film Strong World will be acting as the lead animation director. Akira Toriyama, the creator of Dragon Ball Z, and his company (Bird Studio) will be deeply involved in the production of the movie.

There is a list of other companies who are also involved in the production, including Toei Animation, Fox International Productions Japan, Shueisha, Fuji TV, Bandai, and Namco Bandai Games. Dragon Ball Z 2013 (tentative title) will be released in Japanese theaters on March 30, 2013. No word for a North American or European release at this time.

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To learn more about the movie based on Akira Toryiama’s legendary manga, check out our prior posts on the Dragon Ball Z 2013 movie.

  • RedDragon10

    Woah!  This is some great news!  I’m guessing it will have something to do with Gohan and Videl’s wedding or something along those lines.  Can’t wait! 

  • http://twitter.com/BossMonty Chronic Gang

    Broly returns as ssj4 and yeah

  • narutobleachop

    *jizzed* they better bring this movie to USA ASAP!!!

  • enkitheanunnaki

    i hope they show us, how gohan looses their mystic powers
    and how he pass through being the strongest nonfused character, to be a lame nerd

  • Mark Rose

    Can’t wait for this.

  • RedDragon10

    and yeah? This happens before GT.  No one even knows what an SS4 is.  Plus this is supposed to be cannon. so…. and yeah….

  • http://twitter.com/DerekPadula Derek Padula

    How can you say “multiple sources” when you don’t list a single source for this new information? I’d happily link to your article if you can provide links to official sources and not just spin the rumor mill. At least provide one name. Who told you this?

  • Sharnerius1

    They can finally put something new in games.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_S3L7CRXQACZXZYYH7TL5EMIPAI Salvador

    Have nothing to do with the story…its been over for a long time!

  • OtherWorlded

    Great News, hoping for some dObUbb, wouldn’t really be right watching it without it.

  • http://www.facebook.com/alex.marrero.315 Alex Marrero

    So this can be considered canon?

    After over 15 years a canon storyline? 


  • Jmenyfield

    This movie is suppose to be canon and canon-wise, Broly and SSJ4 don’t exist…

  • Jmenyfield

    Gohan most likely won’t lose his mystic powers, that was probably just one of GT’s multiple plotholes that they can’t fix. Also, it was never confirmed by Akira Toriyama that Gohan was the strongest non-fused character because based on scenes from Buu saga he isn’t. In fact if he was getting his ass handed to him by Super Buu(Gotenks Absorbed), do you think he would even last with Kid Buu like Goku did? Goku is the REAL strongest non fused character since he’s stronger than Kid Buu for a short while until his power gets drained from using SSJ3 for too long, because unlike Goku, Kid Buu has a ridiculously large amount of stamina.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_KMVC2AHUM6A6GYY2VMIFBFBGIU SuperdeadlyKing

    WHA WHA WHAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!? wow DBZ is the greatest……. HAHAHAAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAAAAAAAAAA

  • naruto_fan_desia

    There has Been alot of timeskips in Dbz from 3 to 10 YEARS!! in each arc i always wondor what happens during that time period finally we get an answer :P thanks akira u da best

  • EA575

    This might be the best DBZ movie yet, especially having someone who helped make Strong World.

  • EA575

    inside tips that they can’t reveal, most likely.

  • narutofan923

    oh my god oh my god oh my god oh my god this will be so freakin EPIC no nerd gohan,trunk and goten will be kids,and finally it will BE EPIC!!!! i hope its dubbed i hate girl voice krillen and goku and if they keep making bad games that hurt the name of DBZ akira will have to step in a defend its title hope so!!!

  • http://narutospot.net/ ★۞★۞(Killer-Kall’s☜JONIN☞)۞★۞★


  • Haoshoku_Haki

    Canon material huh? wow should be an interesting movie!
    Maybe Vegeta can match Son-san and become a SSJ3
    and i’m happy there is no GT nonsense here 

  • Jmenyfield

    I doubt that Vegeta will go SSJ3 in this movie if it’s canon since at the end of DBZ Vegeta didn’t seem too disappointed about Goku leaving to train with Uub. If he obtained SSJ3 you know that Vegeta would be dying to fight Goku and prove that he’s the strongest Saiyan of all. 

    Even if he doesn’t go SSJ3 in this movie, I’m pretty sure that this won’t be the last time that we see DBZ. Remember the Episode of Bardock movie? As long as there’s still being characters made in Dragon Ball Heroes I don’t think that we have to worry about DBZ going away anytime soon.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nahnRPU3OwM&feature=related Kira

    This movie will be really interesting

  • demonsrage

    this movie could be sick but didn’t the narrator say that in those 10 years they were all at piece and nothing happened, so hows this going to work out

  • enkitheanunnaki

    lol, kid buu is like 10 times weaker than super buu gotens absorbed, kid buu is even weaker than goku ssj3, not to much but yes, and yes akira toriyama said, gohan was the strongest nonfused character lol

  • Jmenyfield

    I’m going to say the same exact thing that the guy that changed my opinion said, show me the proof.

  • narutobleachop

    maybe there wont be a fight. maybe we will see gohan’s wedding, pan being born, bulla being born, etc.

  • http://www.facebook.com/alex.marrero.315 Alex Marrero


  • hatazu

    well maybe things were at peace on earth and goku and uub went into space. or well things were at peace for the rest of the z fighters while goku and uub stoped a great evil on the other side of the planet. maybe they even went to other world

  • hatazu

    i think they should make a series for goku jr and vegeta jr but goku could still be in it just like how they ended gt with that movie

  • Jmenyfield

    GT has almost nothing to do with Akira Toriyama other than the fact that he helped a little with the series which is why you don’t see much of GT so a series with Goku Jr. and Vegeta Jr. is most unlikely. Now a series that I want to see is an actual sequel to DBZ made by Akira Toriyama himself or his apprentice Ooishi Naho in which Toei has nothing to do with it(unless they add a little bit of filler). 

  • http://twitter.com/BossMonty Chronic Gang

    Broly could return might not be sjj4

  • Fahd Zarooni


  • Guest

    So it based before the DBGT and after Kid Buu. So will Uub be in this film or is it before Uub as well?

  • http://www.facebook.com/steven.dobbs.96 Steven Dobbs

    Before Uub they first met Uub 10 years after Buu this is what happens between the end of Buu and meeting Uub

  • http://twitter.com/RamenSoap Stefan Heng

    Will a dubbed version come out with the original English voice actors?

  • ThatGuyWhoLikesWrestling

    This movie is set BEFORE the 10 year time gap at the end of Z. I highly doubt Vegeta became SSJ3 during that period. It would have been highlighted at the end of the series.

    It would be pretty stupid to make him SSJ3. 

  • http://twitter.com/NitroGTX Nitro Industries

    The time skip was 7 years not 10? This shit should be called Uninformed island

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003324106695 Feliciano PlayboyPasta Vargas

    Lets hope so

  • Haoshoku_Haki

    I don’t understand why it would be stupid as per say, are you assuming Vegeta will stop training? Or that he is that far behind Son Goku?

  • Haoshoku_Haki

    You make a fair point and if it doesn’t happen that is ok too. There is a lot of theories

  • ichigokun

    it was 10 years, saiyan island is right. are you even a Dragon Ball fan?

  • gracien jean

    i agree the title for that movie was a heroes legacy

  • gracien jean

    right he did say that

  • gracien jean

    yo i wish goten went on the dragonball trip with goku and trunks instead of pan in gt so we could see goten and trunks fuse as teens

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1275787134 Ian Tran

    crying with tears of joy

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1275787134 Ian Tran


  • KingSora1991

     Even though I’m a Dragon Ball fan and it being from my childhood I’m getting tired of so much DBZ in general. Continuous game releases that aren’t even that great, re-releases of the series on DVD and bluray. The main thing I’m looking forward to is Budokai HD collection and waiting for Funimation to release Dragon Ball, GT and Movies Dragon Boxes. This upcoming movie sounds interesting though. But i can wait.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/RXA3X37KXDMF4FSMOLSOALPCFM Micklander

    Not really a fan of dbz but this movie SEEMS interesting i guess. (not a fan mostly because of my impression of the fans, they act like dbz best anime in the world even tho its a matter of opinion and not all fans but some just puts down any other anime when they mention dbz in same sentence with it)

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Issa-Williams/100001271070861 Issa Williams

     noo ubb came back at the tournament 10 years later

  • EDGEucator

    Toonami needs to air this as soon as it makes its way stateside.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/COIZ2L377G436WSPCY4OHYQJG4 aegrsv


  • shinigami_reaper

    1.will goten and trunks fuse?
    2.where did you get that information from?

  • http://www.facebook.com/ultracorey Corey Soyars

     Lawl. Seriously. 5 years from the end of Majin Buu until the tournament Pan debuted in, then another 5 years until episode one of DragonBall GT.

  • Arixay Chan

    I can’t wait for the movie and it’s actually canon. Also if you keep asking about Uub, you people clearly didn’t read the info correctly. It’s taking place after Goku defeating Kid Buu and 10 years before the 28th WMAT. So clearly Uub isn’t in it. 

    Though I am curious to see what will happen in the movie!

  • bleachfan1and2

     stop being a fucking dick

  • http://twitter.com/andreasskoglund Andreas Skoglund

    GT isn’t canon…

  • http://www.facebook.com/pat.thomson.3150 Pat Thomson

    You will become one with the whole when you watch O_O lol

  • http://www.facebook.com/pat.thomson.3150 Pat Thomson

    Its more cannon then the original movies, only cannon movie is the dead zone. And if you cry about gt toriyama allowed it and even said he enjoyed the end.

  • http://www.facebook.com/pat.thomson.3150 Pat Thomson

    Yet in the yo sun goku and friends return special it states that it was a story that was forgoten in histroy, they will explain why they didnt mention it like it did

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/5WHVGTIEB2S6IDL7STSPAXBHOE Ronde

    Really? Nice! let’s hop it’s as good as Tree Of Might or sumthin 
    [ I say Tree Of Might because it's my favorite movie]

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/5WHVGTIEB2S6IDL7STSPAXBHOE Ronde

    I’m really hoping that the fights are as good as goku vs cell instead of those G fights

  • http://www.facebook.com/robert.cappitelli Robert Lopro Cappitelli

    Uub can still be in it dude.  He did fight during that time even though they didnt know he was alive.  They can definitely work that in.   

  • http://www.facebook.com/robert.cappitelli Robert Lopro Cappitelli

    How can you top Majin Buu?  Nothing could be more powerful than that battle.

  • http://www.facebook.com/robert.cappitelli Robert Lopro Cappitelli

    Also if you remember, Goku was already aware he was there.  So Goku did know of him. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/robert.cappitelli Robert Lopro Cappitelli

    It is the best anime in the world.  get over it. 

  • BiG_fAt_nOOb_mONsTAH305

    SEE, my point exactly…

  • http://twitter.com/andreasskoglund Andreas Skoglund

    Toriyama allowed fillers too, but that doesn’t mean they’re canon for that matter. Only the stories penned by Toriyama himself is canon.

  • King Kagle

    Uub is Buu. He isn’t born til Buu dies.

  • King Kagle

    Too bad Nickelodeon owns it now.

  • Jred

    so there wont be a super saiyan 5 NNNNNOOOOoooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/christopherlovesheather Christopher Sears

    the fight with omega shenron was so yea it can be done

  • http://www.facebook.com/christopherlovesheather Christopher Sears

    read the info it takes place in between after goku defeated kid buu and the 10 years before wt 28 so uub can be in it

  • http://www.facebook.com/christopherlovesheather Christopher Sears

    i hope they have a us version

  • deaven holley

    I’ve been a fan since dragonball.  Z is the best out of the series hands down. i am happy to see that the movie takes place after buu. I’m thrilled that the people responsible for shippuden will be working on the production of this, as Naruto to me is just as good if not better than dragonball. I know im saying this to deaf ears but mayb instead feel what im saying in this reply 

  • Tyler Ostrander

    yes it was definitely 10 years, your probably thinking about the time skip between the cell saga and the buu saga…that was a 7 year skip..

  • Tyler Ostrander

    ok, I own EVERY season of DB, DBZ, and DBGT…and it’s definitely a 10 year skip because I just look, before acting like an ass you should probably get your facts straight!! :)

  • Tyler Ostrander

    no, it was 10 years after the buu saga and the tournament…I don’t remember how many years it was from the tournament to the first episode of GT, I’ll have to check sometime..

  • Tyler Ostrander


  • http://twitter.com/bexie87 rebecca white

    i hope android 17 appears in this movie!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/5TX6GVOT5WA4FHETPZ7MOLHZRY Malik

    they will

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/5TX6GVOT5WA4FHETPZ7MOLHZRY Malik

    I also wonder if a new dbz game will appear. i love dbz tenkaichi but need more UPH to it XD

  • joao oliveira

    o DB GT não foi tao bom assim, não há nada melhor do que as tradicionais sagas Z,e espero que eles não se afastem desse contexto…

  • Lee_scouser

    GT was completely shit man and u saying that the Shenron fight is better then Majin Buu’s fight is a complete disgrace, gtfo plz.

  • Andy williams

    plus gt was not created by DBZ’s original creator

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/5JIN7A46MSU3FTMQHORQITDILA yahoo-5JIN7A46MSU3FTMQHORQITDILA

    i m wondering when new dragon sereis will show on cartoon network channell  i m crazy abt dragon ballz

  • Tayri Solis

    i just have one question…….. if ” Dragon Ball AF” is real………… 

  • http://twitter.com/Gymbadgecollect Ash Ketchum

     the part where it said af means “april fools” stupid i no

  • AnimeBoy360

    No its not OMG why are people so retarted

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/YPRG3WPDG7HILGMUHDVBTKFJWM Jamesnathan

     It is said that this movie would take place between DBZ and DBGT, right after the death of Majin Buu

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/TSKTRGHDBJGJB36HMXPAYJRVGQ Leo

     noop it ben canformed gohan lost his mystic the tarler show gohn turn ssj not mystic so your worng when you say   it plot hone in gt that gohan not mystic this dbz moive he not mysic

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/TSKTRGHDBJGJB36HMXPAYJRVGQ Leo

    dude ssj4 is canon airka lvoed ssj4 like gt said it was canon broly is cnaon arika  made the dam charater soem with cooler nad bojack he made them to look it

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/TUG5BS56NQ7AU6R5XLA3QXDVRY Kquamaine

    plz stop saying GT Akira Toriyama did not make GT thats why this movie takes place after buu dont yous get it wow

  • Broly

    I wish that broly will show in DBZ 2013

  • Broly

    And Broly will show SSJ3

  • http://www.facebook.com/mickamon Mike Ashe

    your an idiot if you want gt to be produced any further.

  • http://www.facebook.com/mickamon Mike Ashe

    really? do you even pay attention to anything or do you just watch it on mute and jerk off with your rabbit fur? you moron. first brolly is dead dead no more coming back for him. second ssj4 IS FAKE.

  • http://www.facebook.com/mickamon Mike Ashe

    he enjoyed the end because that means people stop shitting on db

  • http://www.facebook.com/mickamon Mike Ashe

    what makes super buu “stronger” is the ability to think and plan his attacks. kid buu’s power level and actual strength is a lot higher then super buu. thats why he was so worried about loosing his absorbed enemy’s he knew he would not be in control not weaker.

  • KingSora1991

    Hey asswipe, where did i say that I wanted GT to be produced further? You’re the idiot if you think DBZ needs to be produced even further for showing re-runs and remasters of the SAME damn thing OVER AND OVER AGAIN for the last how many? 20 plus years? LOL. DBZ is done. Understand? Its pointless to continue it. Its fine how it was. They are just milking the series and running out of ideas and trying to rob peoples money for the same bullshit that we have already seen. And they know it because of the hype of the name “Dragon Ball Z” has and they take advantage of it. Its a damn shame. Can’t leave a great show rest in peace. smh. Next time read carefully before you call someone an idiot. Just makes you look more stupid now.

  • http://www.facebook.com/BrittsHusband Chris Johnston

    Except you are forgetting that Nick owns GT and GT is non-Canon. Which means that there is a possibility that since this is Canon that Nick will not have the rights to Battle of Gods at all.

  • razvan

    oare cand va aparea db af cu goku ssj 20?

  • Kujikiri

    You ppl are stupid,….of course he goes ssj3 in this movie…

  • Kujikiri

    Also there will be a SSJ3 Gogeta….so put that hot sauce on your biscuit.

  • http://Youtube.com/Jmeny14 Killer Popo

    The movie was already released in Japan and some people were generous enough to leak clips of the best pars of the movie and none of them show Vegeta going SSJ3 and even if he does it wouldn’t be a match for Bills since Bills can still take on SSJ God Goku with ease.

  • Kc12344321

    When is this coming out? o.o p.s. where can I watch the movie?

  • jassmin

    ikr i really wanna watch the knew series i ahve all the games on ps2 and ps3

  • jassmin

    Im a girl pple and I <3 DBZ ITS AWSOME

  • Armando

    its in top 3 mainly one but ya

  • Armando

    i love it too haha pop quiz whats goku’s fathers name ?????

  • Azemin Durmić

    none of those are canon you idiot

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  • rae rae

    bardock and first i am gokus biggest fan no one and i mean no one can take that away from me i even went to china and found a shoulin monk who tought me the ways of tai chi anyone have question … thought not

  • rae rae

    i do

  • rae rae

    a god dumb ass dbz battle of the gods look it up

  • rae rae

    yess there will dbz battle of the gods look it up

  • ultranx2010 .

    wrong, the tournament they are talking about is where uub is first introduced, are you stupid? it takes place years before the tournament but years after buu is defeated, he would be a little boy at the time this movie takes place, maybe even a toddler, seriously….

  • ultranx2010 .

    i mean you must be really stupid, the movie takes place within the dbz manga, that is freaking stated, why the heck are you mentioning gt??!!!

  • ultranx2010 .

    gohan is his grandfather, bardock is his father…..

  • ultranx2010 .

    fox hasn’t gotten the rights to the dbz movies yet so who knows, fox needs the rights to them for funimation to start dubbing them for north america and europe.

  • ultranx2010 .

    brolly isn’t canon

  • ultranx2010 .

    again,brolly isn’t canon

  • ultranx2010 .

    af = april fools

  • Sellzah Strike

    i love dragon ball one thing i can watch and get into easily. wvwn though there will serise.