Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods Story Synopsis Revealed

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Original work, story, and character design by Akira Toriyama. Toei Animation has revealed a synopsis for the story of Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods! The synopsis is very general and doesn’t give many details, but it begins to paint a picture of the latest movie in the epic Dragon Ball Z series:

The story takes place a few years after the fierce battle with Majin Buu. Bils, the God of Destruction who maintains the balance of the universe, awakens from a long slumber. Hearing rumors that a Saiyan defeated Frieza, Bils goes on a search to track down the warrior who championed this feat – Goku. King Kai advises Goku to avoid a confrontation, however, Goku is ecstatic that a new opponent has appeared after many years and decides to fight. Unfortunately, Goku is no match for Bils’ overwhelming power and is defeated. Bils leaves, asking if “there is anybody on Earth more worthy to destroy?” Will Goku and the Z Warriors really be able to stop the God of Destruction?!

Thanks Elijah!

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.

  • Al D.

    Sounds like any other plot concept in DBZ…

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000328444479 Jonathan Rivera Almodovar

    An enemy that really kills goku a must see

  • thcozard

    You surprised?

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/József-Pálos/100001576711815 József Pálos

    Yeah… The plot of all DBZ is like this:
    Wow we are strong -> Stronger monster appears -> In the first fight we loose terribly -> we go taining -> We beat the beast -> repeat

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/József-Pálos/100001576711815 József Pálos

    If Goku beats the evil purple Egyptian space bunny (Aka the so powerful Bils) the he will literally become a god this time, since only a god is powerful enough to beat a god.

    Anyways, what kind of name is “Bils”? Hmm, souds like Akira-sensei has some money problem nowdays that he think “Bills” are the gods of destruction.

  • RedDragon10

    He beat Goku?  After the Majin Buu saga?  And he’s surprised Goku beat Frieza?  This guy must be tough

  • Boomer6574

    You’re surprised by the name? Like I said before DBZ characters have always had strange names.

  • yujizzsakai

    but i dont think their gunna have time to train this is a god now its tough

  • yujizzsakai

    hell ya best repeat ever

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/ODVTWMSKMY4VAZC4ATOUDBTCIQ Red Robbin

    Seems a bit unoriginal, but hey it’s something new.

  • shafiq95

    the plot is  familiar

  • gigantor21

    They go tanning!? XD

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

    Goku…..DEFEATED! =O woah this should be epic i hope woahhhhh

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_J5LNCEALWX6J7TNXSJYCBKSMSU Chris

     why the hell does saiyanisland have to plaster, their damn name on the images? it drives me nuts >_>

  • http://www.dblegends.com/ Crono A7X

    I agree, watermarking images you do not own is so 90s xD

  • Jasonn01

    A few years after? From what I’m seeing so far Goten and Trunks still look the same age. Js. Cool idea though.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/577AQWIL76RWPZWQWWFZZN7KQE Francisco

    Actually, the official site and Toei have not revealed anything! The Introduction section of the official site of the movie is still blocked (When you click on it it says COMING SOON). What happened is that the guys at Kanzenshuu, guessed correctly the link to this part of the site that’s hidden or “was” in any case. So actually, it got leaked, thanks to Kanzenshuu lol

  • http://twitter.com/Boygenius10 Dexter

    ssj3 goku cant beat this guy

  • narutobleachop

    *face palm* Goku is strong ==> Stronger Enemies Come and Beat Goku ===> Goku Trains to become stronger than Stronger Enemy ===> Goku Beats Enemy ==> Next Saga Begins

    lol… I know i’m gonna watch this tho and I know i’m gonna like it. I’m so fail lol

  • narutobleachop

    it looks like he only goes Super Saiyan 2

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/LQGSXZ7HNHY66ULCFSFK7VLZXM Rusty

     t makes it worse

  • narutobleachop

    How old were Goten/Trunks in the Buu saga? 8 or 9? Didn’t Goku look like them at 15? They could have a late growth spurt like Goku. lol but timing isnt DBZ’s strong suit.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/LQGSXZ7HNHY66ULCFSFK7VLZXM Rusty

    Names taken by vegestables

  • Fahd Al Zarooni


  • Fahd Al Zarooni

    I know, this gives me a chills O_O

  • hvd9334p

    As usual, Vegito or Gogeta is gonna put Bils back in his slumber.

  • RedDragon10

    Well Goku wasn’t necessarily the strongest in the universe.  Remember it took everything he had, along with all of Earth’s power, Vegeta, Hercule, and a wish returning his original power to beat kid buu. 

  • Jasonn01

    I think that only applies for full blooded saiyans. Gohan grown at a normal pace. Even with one year in the chamber you could tell. Who knows 

  • ssj17

    bils is a girl lol  she was revealed a while back 

  • http://twitter.com/KBGrevolver KBGrevolver

    Goku: Hey, you’re pretty tough Bils
    Bils: Yeah, you too

    [Fight scene]

    Goku: [panting]
    Bils: [panting



    [Everyone starts screaming]

    Bils: uuuuugh! I am defeated!

    the end…

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_2P4PUH52YW6UHRYJFQA57NJUW4 Alex Marrero

    Technically, Gohan was the strongest of the Z Fighters at the end of DBZ. His Mystic Form was said to be slightly stronger then SSJ3 by Toriyama, and since SSJ3 Goku and Kid Buu were able to fight pretty evenly until Goku was forced to power down, I’d say Gohan is the strongest in the universe now as well as well as when Buu was in his true form (his absorption forms are stronger then his Kid Buu stage, since SSJ3 wasn’t enough to defeat him)..

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_2P4PUH52YW6UHRYJFQA57NJUW4 Alex Marrero

    Bils: Is there anyone worthy of me to destroy?

    Gohan: (smirking) Right here. 

  • RedDragon10

    I agree.  Gohan is the strongest Non-fused Z-fighter at the point of his mystic transformation.

  • Aldridge517

    I believe Gohan is “technically” the strongest character at the end of DBZ. Fusion wise though they could always win using Gogeta.

  • Kevin Madry

    SSJ Gohan?? What happened to his mystic form? As far as I remember he only uses mystic form since he obtained it. Mystic is said to be equal in power to a SSJ3… Conserving energy perhaps? Any suggestions?

  • uchihalord1994

    Epic! Cant wait for this :D

  • *Super~Sayian*

    King Kai needs to quit with the whole ” avoid confrontation” stuff, you think by now he would’ve realized it’s pointless that goku will fight him, in fact king kai just mentioning how powerful the foe is, get’s goku excited

  • *Super~Sayian*

    he.. don’t call me “technically” I’m the real deal, strongest guy on earth

  • Deva_Pain_Path

    So this guy is suppose to be stronger than Frieza? and then is able to beat Goku? LMAO this story sounds like a joke. Majin Buu is even in the story who is probably 3rd strongest next to gohan….Guess this means he is stronger than Kid Buu somehow….

  • Shogunreaper

    Thats ridiculous..

    Beating frieza is a feat? Sounds like someone hasn’t read dragonball.

  • http://www.facebook.com/maaz.s.shaikh Maaz Shaikh

    Uh… dude, it’s a known FACT that Frieza’s tyranny was renown throughout the various galaxies that he plundered during his lifetime (Kid Buu only killed the Supreme Kai’s and was then shut away by Bibidi aka he never even had a ‘chance’ to become universally notorious like Frieza)…

    As I’ve said before (umpteen times actually), it’s better that we wait just a ‘bit’ longer for the trailer and new info… no real profit in beating around the bush and criticizing a, hopefully, EPIC story.


  • http://www.facebook.com/maaz.s.shaikh Maaz Shaikh

    -.- Frieza was a ‘renown’ tyrant who plundered planets with little to no trouble, he had YEARS of atrocities behind him (unlike Kid Buu who only got to kill the Supreme Kai’s and was then promptly sealed away by Bibidi)…

    It’s pretty obvious that if Buu as allowed to run free for longer, then even HE would’ve become a major ‘villainous’ celebrity LOLz

  • http://www.facebook.com/maaz.s.shaikh Maaz Shaikh

    Actually Vegito is stronger than Gogeta (as stated by Old Kai) but I get your point… XP

  • http://www.facebook.com/maaz.s.shaikh Maaz Shaikh

    True that,  also read somewhere that Super Vegito was 3x more powerful than Buuhan lol XD

  • http://www.facebook.com/maaz.s.shaikh Maaz Shaikh

    Well, that’s what most of us figured from the term ‘defeated’ LOL

  • http://www.facebook.com/maaz.s.shaikh Maaz Shaikh

    Doubt it, a challenge comes to you after ‘years’ and you don’t even go all out? Hmm, he might’ve gone SSJ3 IMO ;D

  • Deva_Pain_Path

     Doubt it because if he did then those 10yrs later after the buu series would mean he died….not to mention king cold and cooler are stronger than frieza. This new god of destruction should know about their deaths as well…

  • http://www.facebook.com/maaz.s.shaikh Maaz Shaikh

    IKR?! I can totally imagine Superman going like, “It’s about damn time!” LMAO

  • Shogunreaper

    It says he’s a god who “maintains the balance of the universe” how would he not know who is the strongest evil being?

  • ichigokun

    lol it’s Dragon Ball Z. the stories are never logical.people just watch for the fighting and Kamehamehas

  • http://www.facebook.com/maaz.s.shaikh Maaz Shaikh

     DBZ logic is simply ‘illogical’ this time around? X’D

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/CR7GPCVRWLVKVGOOGXVK4YZNJE Hollow V2

    Good stuff, cant wait.

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

    That’s debatable considering that since Cooler is a movie character he can be considered non canon in this movie or just like King Kold he sat on the sidelines while Frieza was controlling the world. It was stated that King Kold was stronger than Frieza but judging by how he only came when Frieza went missing and only helped him out when he was cut in half, King Kold only comes to Frieza’s aid during emergencies. 

  • johan donkers

    This was made by the original dragonball manga maker Akira Toriyama so it is possible that he didn’t use information from the anime or other movies, like cooler (movie) and king cold being stronger than freeza (because it is only said that he’s stronger in the anime)

  • SOLOmio

    u are an ass

  • SOLOmio

    neither do u

  • SOLOmio

    want logic ?
    ho watch fairy tail!

  • SOLOmio

    this story is good at it is 

    can’t wait to see the new looks of all z fighters besides goku and vegeta those would remain the same as usual!but like them that way

  • Randall Johnson

    Apparently nobody is paying attention. Bils has been in slumber for a while. The last thing he remembers (villain-wise) was Freeza running amok and enslaving everyone. He slept through Cell and Buu, so they were never on his radar for the current time. He awakens, finds out Goku beat Freeza, and then goes to whoop up on him. Nobody ever said this guy was ONLY stronger than Freeza. He’s obviously stronger than Buu, and maybe even people like Janenba.

    And it’s just a movie…stop talking about its logic.

  • http://www.facebook.com/maaz.s.shaikh Maaz Shaikh

     ^ my thoughts exactly -.-

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/ENRWH6PGHSJ274LYJOEMUZXHDM LiL JJ

    I cn’t wait, and apparently some people need to re-read this. Hint: “Bils awakens from a long slumber” lol I’m just stocked for a new DBz movie. The animation seems like it’s gonna be awesome and I hope the next trailer they put out shows Bils in action, because “Goku is now match for his overwhelming power”,so yeah we’ll see.

  • Daniel Turner

    wow goku ssj 3 got beat they need ssj 4

  • shonenhero

    i always assumed goku would’ve surpassed gohan in the ten year gap at the end

  • http://twitter.com/Turbotrup Turbotrup

    Asura can beat that “God of Destruction” any day

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/7RZ36JUKEPVF2VK6KVBBDRBHVI Charles

    Based on the synopsis, I see Goku and Vegeta fusing into gogeta, as Janemba was also too much for Goku alone. What do you all think about it?

  • http://www.dblegends.com/ Crono A7X


  • D Collins

    Hahaha thats right Goku still has to fight Asura, now that is a fight i would like to see

  • http://twitter.com/thesagebeast thesagebeast

    does pan even exist in this movie?

  • http://www.facebook.com/maaz.s.shaikh Maaz Shaikh

    Nope, this takes place BEFORE the 28th Tenkachi Budokai… during the 10 year time gap (It’s also confirmed to be canon go figure) ;)

  • thecrows2332

    Do we know if Goku went SS3 against Bils? If Goku lost to Bils in SS3 form Its going to be awesome to see how they resolve it.

  • emar magbor

    maybe Bils was the first super saiyan or Saiyan Ever

  • shonenhero

    do you think bulla will be in here.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_2P4PUH52YW6UHRYJFQA57NJUW4 Alex Marrero


    Buu was created eons before Frieza was born. This Bils is a God, meaning he has existed FOREVER. He would know about Buu unless he slept, then woke up, then slept again. This comment is ridiculous.


  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_2P4PUH52YW6UHRYJFQA57NJUW4 Alex Marrero

    It’s possible. But Bils is going by the events on Namek, so to him he wouldn’t even have known that Gohan surpassed him.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/József-Pálos/100001576711815 József Pálos

    Yeah they do :D What you thought they actually train? :D

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/7RZ36JUKEPVF2VK6KVBBDRBHVI Charles

    I think Gogeta will make his first canon related appearance in the movie. He will go super saiyan 2 this time. If Goku can’t defeat him alone, Vegeta certainly cannot. Gohan lost his Ultimate Kai form and abilities. I don’t think Super Saiyan 3 Gotenks can do it alone anyway, I definetly think Gogeta will be the one to do in as a super saiyan 2, 3 Gogeta. Gotenks can go super saiyan 3, so Gogeta should be able to go both 2, and 3.

  • gracien jean

    how is gohan stronger than goku ssj3 if gohan got beat up by the gotanks buu and goku fought kid buu the strongest buu on equal grounds in ssj3 form gohan could not even hit buu and the absorption froms aren’t stronger than the kid buu stage don’t you remember when he first transformed in to kid buu they thought he was weak but supreme kai told them he is the strongest

  • Alexander Vera

    Thw story line will be poor, a strong foe, final move genki dama. END

  • http://www.facebook.com/maaz.s.shaikh Maaz Shaikh

    Oh, you’ve read the ENTIRE script and storyline now have you? -.-

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

    Sounds like the story for every anime movie if you ask me

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

    If pan isn’t in this movie or Videl isn’t pregnant with Pan than that would mean that this movie will take place 3-4 years after Buu Saga since Pan was born 5 years after Buu Saga ended

  • James Conel

    I can tell you bills is going to defeat goku at ss3 then goku is going to do a spirit bomb or a fusion with vegeta at ss2 or they will find a weakness in bills because vegeta cant turn ss3 to do ss3 fusion

  • James Conel

    or maybe a 3 way fusion 

  • UnparalleledGoku

    This antagonist may well be stronger than Hirudegarn. At first i thought how are they are going to top Hirudegarn. They topped him by creating a God! I think the key factor in defeating Bils the God of Destruction will be that enigma character called Wiss. Goku or Vegeta might do the fusion to transform into Ultimate Super Gogeta but it would be predictable. Gogeta is an unparalleled being but if they do transform into Ultimate Super Gogeta, What if he shows his true power and Gogeta gets pushed to his limits in defeating Bils. Bils probably did defeat Goku in his SSJ3 state. Thats unbelieveably impressive if he did so as a Goku SSJ3 is a wannabe God in power.

  • narutonatsu

    this is actually going to be cause its going to be part of the story. Its a canon. 

  • UnparalleledGoku

    Stop being silly

  • UnparalleledGoku

    Again stop being silly. Bils is from a race called ‘God’. He is not a Saiyan. Broly was probably the first ever Super Saiyan as he’s Legendary.

  • lskdjflk lskjeflk

    I hate to be the one to realize this but have any of you thought about how close march 30th is to april 1st… and that if they said it would be released april 1st it would be obvious that it wasn’t real?

    If this is an april fools joke it’s gotta be the worst joke in history.

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

    This movie was never confirmed to be canon. People are just assuming that this movie is canon since it takes place after Buu Saga and it’s being created by Akira Toriyama. He never ever stated that this movie was either canon, or non canon. If you can find a quote of Akira Toriyama stating that this movie is canon, please send me the link because I can’t find it anywhere…

  • http://www.facebook.com/maaz.s.shaikh Maaz Shaikh

    Let’s keep our fingers crossed then XP

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/PYIMMNIWHIWDNHGSN565RJXJMQ Gohan

    why are goten and trunks still little after the few year time skip? They should be around teen gohans age(11) around this time. :( they should have made them look older,they still look 7 and 8.

  • GemiKnight

    just because vegeta cant go ssj3 doesnt mean gogeta can’t take gotenks for example he can go ssj ssj 2 (possibly) and ssj3 yet trunks and goten can only go ssj so im preety sure that goku and vegeta fusing into gogeta would allow them to become ssj, ssj2 and ssj3 as well considering that goku and vegeta are way stronger than goten and trunks 

  • adithya .y

    Bils : leaves, asking if “there is anybody on Earth more worthy to destroy….
    goku: no, but broly is waiting for u in other world

  • http://twitter.com/SuccessorOfFate Fernando Silva

    The Legendary super Saiyan is Goku SSJ4, even though he’s not cannon.

  • budda Mclellan


  • budda Mclellan

    no gokus stroger than broly

  • budda Mclellan

    no gokus stronger

  • Bsalty23Z

    The first ever Super Saiyan was Bardock you simpleton.

  • Bsalty23Z

    Broly is naturally stronger than Goku. Brolly in his Legendary Super Saiyan form was easily as strong as a Super Saiyan 2. If Broly progressed and lived on to compete with Goku and advanced through the super saiyan transformations all the way to SSJ4, he alone would be stronger than anything we have seen in the DBZ/ DBGT series, besides SSJ4 Gogeta. The fusion is just too powerful. But seriously, he would out do Omega Shenron, and that is something.

  • Randall Johnson

    This is also a movie. Just because Toriyama works on it, doesn’t mean it’s exactly canon, despite what is said. Bils may have been awake for Buu, but Buu was sealed away long before Freeza was born. Therefore, Buu is not on his radar, and Freeza is the strongest in the universe at the time of him last being awake.

    Just because Janemba was in a non-canon movie, doesn’t mean you don’t use him for power comparisons. Same thing with Broly. And they do fit into the time lines of the series. Anyone with half a brain could figure that out by watching them instead of typing in all caps.

    Way to go on finding the caps lock/shift key, by the way.

  • ali


  • ali

    they should bring back the series

  • disqus_RK7MCAyqpf

    when are they going to put super saiyan 4 in a movie

  • disqus_RK7MCAyqpf

    this movie calls for a new dbz game with the following characters

  • disqus_RK7MCAyqpf

    goku gokuGT gohan ultimate gohan bills android 17/18 super android17 piccolo broly frieza cooler turles kid buu general rilldo vegeta trunks baby vegeta omega shenron nova shenron pikon bardock king vegeta super buu cell tien yamcha ledgic vegetaGT goten kid trunks teen gohan majjin vegeta kibito kai pan videl krillen bojak dabura… ill add more character another day or you can,, GokuGT should be able to go super saiyan 4 same with VegetaGT

  • John

    Toriyama confirmed this movie is canon

  • Randall Johnson

    While this may be true (I looked it up, so yeah…you’re right), my comment still stands. Bils is impressed that Goku beat the strongest person in the universe (at the time), because he was asleep and didn’t know about Cell or Buu.

  • http://www.facebook.com/nathan.averbash Nathan Averbash

    I think he got weaker from lack of training

  • http://www.facebook.com/nathan.averbash Nathan Averbash

    I heard someone say he is stronger than vegito

  • UnparalleledGoku

    Bardock is a Saiyan you imbecile! He is not a “Super” Saiyan!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1300323598 Alexander Cooke

    Kid Buu is not the strongest Buu. That was a dub line.

    Super Buu said he was the sternest Buu ever when he reached both Gotenks Buu and Gohan Buu. He remembered beating up Gotenks as Fat Buu, so don’t say he deosn’t know how strong Kid Buu is. Goku was scared to fight Super Buu and was willing to try the fusion dance with someone who had zero practice with it. He was terrified of fighting Gotenks Buu. Against Kid Buu he crushed the Potara-earings. Finaly he thought Gotenks would be able to table Fat Buu as a SSJ. He though It was a risk but that was most likely because Goten and Trunks were kids and did stuff like 1. Trying to fight Fat Buu while in base form. 2. While SSJ using up nearly all their fusion time flying around the world. 3. Toying with Buu while in SSJ3 and using up all their time.

  • http://twitter.com/TheEnixSquared Clayton Shi

    He actually goes Super Saiyan God, a new Super Saiyan form beyond 3.

  • super saiyan god goku

    LOL keep in mind frieza was the unrivaled galactic overlord who ruled the universe, even if he is no longer a threat.

  • Aaron

    Goku loses in the end, but Bills runs out of energy so he leaves
    Gohan gets drunk and hurts videl with a bullet he deflects (Also still Ultimate, no SSJ til near the end)
    Videl is pregnant, Pan plays a major role in the story
    SSJ god mode is made by using the power of 6 pure SSJ Goku, Vegeta, Gohan, Trunks, Goten, and Pan (unborn)

  • BEEN

    he sent ssj3 goku flying with only his pinky…he is strong as af…He knocked piccolo, tien, and 18 out with some chop sticks! CHOP STICKS!!

  • BEEN

    He is the strongest villian in dbz history..he’s stronger than vegeito and gogeta…his master is even stronger!! He’s the one who taught and Bills is the weakest of 12 Gods of destruction’s from 11 different dimmensions..I believe the dbz series is about to continue again.

  • BEEN

    He’s strongest person in dbz history.

  • BEEN

    And its canon bro, Akira said it himself..

  • Randall Johnson

    Kinda already know that, “bro”. I said all that two months ago.