Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods: Bils Knew About Goku 39 Years Ago

Posted by Dawn Bryant
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Two Japanese celebrities have lent their voices in Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods – Olympic gold-medalist judoka Kaori Matsumoto (25 years old) and voice actress/singer Shoko Nakagawa (27 years old). Matsumoto (pictured on the left) will play a female motorcycle police officer who appears during a party held for Bulma, while Nakagawa (pictured on the right) will play a Prophecy Fish who notifies Bils about Goku. You can see both of them with pictures of their characters in the following images. Standing between them is Masako Nozawa, the Japanese voice actress for Goku (who also play Gohan, Goten, and others).


The press were recently invited to an event with both Matsumoto and Nakagawa saying some of their lines for the movie. This was their second time together doing this. The first was for the actual movie and this second time was for the media. From Saiyan Island’s understanding, the first video has audio of Bils (whose voice actor is not shown) and Nakagawa as the Prophecy Fish from the previous recording. It’s revealed Bils was told about Goku 39 years before the time period the movie took place!

In the second video (below), at the 15 second mark, Matsumoto gives a line from Battle of Gods: “Again? Are they having a gigantic cherry-blossom festival or something at Capsule Corporation?”. A voice (presumably the director) then asks her to do it again, but with more energy. Matsumoto in surprise, jump spins and Nakagawa gives her a bit of advice: “like you’ve taken your battle strength to full power!”. Then it’s Nakagawa’s turn, who shedding tears of joy, says that she is really happy to be here and will do her best. She says her lines like in the first video.

After the recording session the Japanese voice actress for Goku (who also play Gohan, Goten, and others) Masako Nozawa, joins the event on camera.

A reporter asks Nakagawa about her experience with recording Battle of Gods to which she replies that it was a dream come true to be in the same universe as Goku, Vegeta, and Trunks. She was so excited that she couldn’t get any sleep before her recording. Nakagawa continues on to say she feels like she is in a fantasy since she got to meet Nozawa-san.

Then a reporter asks about Matsumoto’s experience with recording for the movie to which she responds she is very happy. She turns toward Nozawa-san and says a part from matches, she doesn’t show much emotion. Nozawa says it’s fine as long as she shows it then. As mentioned earlier, Matsumoto is a gold medal Olympian. Nakagawa adds a comment “when you were competing for the medal, did you use Kaioken? Like times 20 or 30?” Everybody laughs and Matsumoto, in a reserved manner, says she did with the power of the world!

Toward the end of the video, at around the 4:08 mark, Nakagawa is asked if she has any request for Nozawa-san. She replies that she would like her to say something similar to what Goku would say.
Nozawa-san responds in Goku’s japanese voice, “Hey, Shoko-tan! Want go get some food with me?” Nakagawa falls to the ground in excitement saying that she will, apologizing for such a request in front of the media and for possibly peeing herself!

Then at the end of the video they do a Triple Kamehameha with Nakagawa saying her scouter just broke and this was the greatest!

Via Movie Collection, Mantan Tv

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.

  • edo Sasori

    Well this is nice ( off topic: anyone know how to post a picture/image as you’re avi? I will like you’re comment if you can help me out xD )

  • SalvadorRamirez

    oh cool but I thought ill be seeing a picture of some sort

  • narutobleachop

    that Shoko Nakagawa lady is pretty hot!!! especially when she makes all those noises!

    lol i know i’m wierd

  • http://twitter.com/samael789 samael789

    Go Google Shoko Nakagawa + cats :|

  • narutobleachop

    omg…. she’s feisty! raarrrrrr!

  • http://twitter.com/HeatForce Jay Brown

    I did. Thanks for ruining my wood….or did u -__-?

  • Guest

    trim her hair & give her two purple markings on her face and she’ll look like a older version of rin
    - the chick with the long hair from the picture on the right

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

    Woo, i didn’t really thought about it but the original Db voice actors are pretty old by now. Somehow i was always picturing goku’s voice actress as a 30-something old women. Pff i just realized how old this show is, and how long it was when i watched it on tv.
    Damn i’m starting to feel old myself….

    Also i think the short haired girl, Kaori is actually cuter. Not on the profile picture tough, but in the videos.

  • Tonicwater567

    Personally, I think Wiss will end up fighting Bils. Bils is the God of destruction, I think Wiss could be the opposite – The God of restoration. Also, the title is ‘Battle of Gods’, Goku isn’t a God.

    I think Bils will overstep a line exercising his prerogative to restore universal balance, and Wiss will have no choice but to intervene.

  • http://www.facebook.com/hiei.superdeadlyking Hiei Superdeadlyking

    wow bilz knew about Goku =O XD

  • SalvadorRamirez

    she cute

  • Charlie Blowe

    Yes, and he knows about prince Vegeta as well. They supposedly met before Planet Vegeta was destroyed.

  • http://sendoclanpsn.webs.com/ Hason Peart

    Lol, I just noticed that 2 of the best anime characters are voiced by women. That’s awesome :D

  • Twice_The_A

    “Knew about Goku 39 years ago”???? Like, before he’s born? This movie just sounds more and more epic every time I think/read/hear anything about it =D!!!!!!!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/ZombiePotter-Limardo/100000621638197 ZombiePotter Limardo

    At the end of Dragon Ball Z Goku was 47 years old, so Bills knew about Goku when he was 8 years old and that’s 4 years before he met Bulma.

  • Twice_The_A

    Are you sure? I thought he was 41 by the end of dbz but also, this fight is happening somewhere around 2 years after the fight with buu, so even if he was 47 by the end of dbz, minus the 8 remaining years then 39 – 39 = 0, so he still may have not been born ;)

  • uchihalord1994

    Shoko Nakagawa is GORGEOUS ! <3 RAWRRRR ;P XD

  • Bardock – SSJ2


  • Bardock – SSJ2

    1 thing came in mind & I was wondering, don’t get me wrong, I am not saying they should stop making DBZ games, but if they were to stop making DBZ games in the which part they part they would stop,since the anime and manga finished long time ago, I am thinking they would stop in Budokai Tenkaichi 2 what are your thoughts guys?

  • Bardock – SSJ2


  • OtherWorlded

    So did I

  • narutobleachop

    they can and should just stop now since they are not innovating. I don’t want to see anymore DBZ games personally unless they completely change the style and make it like Naruto Storm series.

  • LeopoldHzilquihmbumn

    Bils… Bils… Bils… why do we keep getting Bils mail?

  • Charlie Blowe

    Goku was 41 at the end of DB.Z. Vegeta was 51, 52.

  • http://twitter.com/_ryno4ever Edward


  • http://www.facebook.com/people/ZombiePotter-Limardo/100000621638197 ZombiePotter Limardo

    I completely forgot about the fact that this movie is after buu’s battle…I mean, Dragon Ball Z ended with Pan been born, but in this movie she doesn’t exist…You absolutely right.

  • http://twitter.com/UNDISPUTED_NOC UNDISPUTED_BITW(¬‿¬)

    I thought that was a guy

  • Gohan

    This is gonna be one epic movie

  • cooliolio6

    well goku has been stated to be the strongest thing in the universe where as that has been proven false and true at different times he has reached what one could call godly power