Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods, the latest movie in the legendary Dragon Ball series is making it’s way to countries outside of Japan for a potential worldwide release! Movie distributor Diamond Films has confirmed the Battle of Gods will make it’s way to Peru, Paraguay, Brazil, Argentina, Mexico, and Chile! The official release date mentioned by Diamond Films is 2014, although various Latin American websites have reported the movie could come out around the August, September, October 2013 time frame. Currently, Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods is planned for a release with Japanese voices and subtitles in the country’s native language, however, fans are petitioning for a Spanish dub. The Mexican division of Diamond Films posted the following on their Facebook page (below is a translated version):
Thank you very much to everyone for your comments regarding the new movie “Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods”. We would like to inform you that your petition to have the movie dubbed with the original voice cast has been notified to the directors of this distribution throughout Latin America.
We’ve only received a notification about the movie’s distribution. Soon we’ll get organized with all the petitions we received.
Once we receive any new information, we will keep you posted through our social network.
What about North America, Europe, and the rest of the world? According to an alleged interview with 20th Century Fox conducted by website OtakuMode, the movie could hit those regions as early as July or August of this year! UPDATE: Unfortunatley, Battle of Gods was not released in North America in August 2013. FUNimation has mentioned there are no plans for recording at this time.
Question: Are plans being made as to when Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods will be released in North America, Europe, and other foreign areas?
20th Century Fox: Well…We can’t be definitive, but the movie may be released in other areas around July or August. We want to distribute the movie in Asia, North America, South America, and Europe. The movie’s theater run in Japan is coming to its end, and we are on the verge of working out the appeal and distribution to overseas markets. That is the timing.
Question: I see. Thank you for the valuable information. By the way, currently in Japan the movie has become a huge hit with close to 3 billion yen in box office revenue (as of May 28). Was this favorable result anticipated from the beginning?
20th Century Fox: Because this is the first new movie in 17 or 18 years, it was really difficult to project what the box office earnings would extend to. Certainly, there is an established fanbase, so we thought we could predict the number to that degree. Even still, we surely hadn’t anticipated the overwhelmingly enthusiastic support the movie has received so far from everyone. We are astonished that breaking through 3 billion yen is close at hand.
Question: Could you please tell us this movie’s points of interest?
20th Century Fox: That would be the two original characters who appear in this movie [The God of Destruction, Bills; and Uis]. This is a pleasant development in regard to the fans, isn’t it? Another noteworthy point is that the original author, Mr. Toriyama, participated in writing the script. Certainly, “the true meaning of Dragon Ball” and “a canonized story” are depicted.
Question: Hooray for Akira Toriyama! Excuse me for that unintentional cry of delight… Well then, lastly, please share some words to overseas Dragon Ball fans.
20th Century Fox: We and others engaged in this movie’s distribution strongly feel the high level of attention it has received from foreign countries. This movie is the first theatrical release in roughly 18 years, but the content is very enjoyable. In order for everyone around the world to be able to enjoy this masterpiece created by Mr. Akira Toriyama and director Masahiro Hosoda, we will steadily advance overseas distribution and expansion. When the movie opens in your country, please go to the theater to see it.
We hope to have more information on Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods and any potential worldwide release news as it is released right here on Saiyan Island!
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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 was released in Japanese theaters on March 30, 2013. There is no word on a North American or European release date at this time, however, Toei has acknowledged a huge international response and has received government funding for a potential release.