New Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods Screenshots, Toriyama Watches Movie, at IMAX Theaters

Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods seems is in it’s final stages before being complete as the legendary creator of Dragon Ball, Akira Toriyama saw the movie today. That’s according to the Deputy Director of Shonen Manga Group, Sasaki Hisashi who tweeted “Toriyama-sensei was at our editorial room. He is in Tokyo for the first screening of the new theatrical movie DRAGONBALL.”

Four new screenshots from Battle of Gods have been revealed. They are of Vegeta, the Prophecy Fish, and Bils. These screenshots are in addition to the 4 that were released the other day. In case you are curious, the Prophecy Fish tells Bils about Goku 39 years ago. That 39 years is relative to the movie’s time period.

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Lastly, CinemaToday has reported Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods is going to IMAX theaters in Japan! This will be the first Japanese movie to ever get the high-resolution theatrical format. The film is planned to screened at all 16 IMAX theaters in Japan beginning March 30, 2013. Greg Foster, Chairman & President of IMAX Filmed Entertainment stated: “We are proud to partner with Mr. Akira Toriyama, a pioneer among mangaka, in bringing the first ever Japanese film to IMAX Digital Theater screens. With its fast-paced action scenes and eye-popping visuals, we are confident that Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods will be perfect for the IMAX experience.

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.