Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods will be getting a 30 minute discussion panel at Jump Festa ’13! The Japanese voice actors for Goku (Masako Nozawa), Krillen (Mayumi Tanaka), and Piccolo (Toshio Furukawa) will be on hand alongside the movie’s director (Masahiro Hosoda), a Toei Animation producer (Gyarmath Bogdan), and V-Jump editor (Akio Iyoku). It’s unclear if any new, exciting information will be revealed, so we’ll have to wait at least until the date of the panel (December 22), if not after.
There will be new merchandise, at least in the form of a Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods movie ticket. Toei Animation will be selling a limited number of holiday-themed tickets for 1,300 yen (about $15.50 USD) for adults and 800 yen for children (around $10 USD). There will also be tickets for a parent/child combination for 2,000 yen (about $24 USD). Those that buy these advance tickets at Jump Festa ’13 will also receive two original postcards! Picture below, designs not yet finalized.
Jump Festa is an annual expo held by Shonen Jump’s parent company Shueisha. This year it will be taking place on December 22 and 23 in Tokyo, Japan.
Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods is the 18th movie in the Dragon Ball anime series. It will take place between Dragon Ball manga chapters 517 and 518, in the 10 year timeskip after Goku defeats Buu, but before the 28th World Martial Arts Tournament. Akira Toriyama along with Toei Animation, Fox International Productions Japan, Shueisha, Fuji TV, Bandai, and Namco Bandai Games are all involved. Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods is set to release in Japanese theaters March 30, 2013. There is no word on a North American or European release date at this time for either movie.