New Animated DRAGON BALL Z Film In Development

New Animated DRAGON BALL Z Film In Development

That's right! After the success of Battle of Gods, it looks like Dragon Ball Z is coming back with not only a new adventure, but a film written by it's original creator, Akira Toriyama! Hit the jump for details.

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After the franchise's big screen success in Japan, and now coming to America, it looks like the Dragon Ball Z film series is far from over. According to AnimeNewsNetwork:

The September issue of Shueisha's V Jump magazine is announcing on Saturday that a new Dragon Ball Z movie will open during the Golden Week string of holidays next spring.Dragon Ball manga creator Akira Toriyama is personally credited with the original concept, screenplay and character designs of the new movie "that the entire universe eagerly awaits!!"

Toriyama confirmed in the magazine that this new film, likelast year's Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods, will tell a new story. He had intended to have this story during his manga's original serialization. Although he did not plan on it, he is not only putting a lot of effort in drawing the art, but also "fussing over the smallest dialogue lines." He also promised more action scenes. He teased that the story is still secret, but will be "utterly funny."

To emphasize the effort he has put into this new film, Toriyama said that even his first manga editor praised him on the work he has done, even though this editor rarely ever does that. Toriyama is confident that fans will be able to thoroughly enjoy the movie. He is currently drawing up new character designs, and asked his fans to look forward to the movie.

So ther you have it. Not only are we getting a new DBZ film, but the creator is writing and designing the new character designs! I say that's something to get excited for. What are your thoughts Z fans? Are you looking forward to the new Z film?

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OnePunchBaldy - 7/14/2014, 10:39 PM
My first article in about a year, I'm not used to the new way of posting them. So please excuse how it looks right now until I get the hang of it.
wallhead - 7/14/2014, 10:45 PM
lol I remember coming home from school watchin dbz on toonami. good times... I glady welcome new canon dbz. none of that god awful gt garbage tho.
TheActionAce - 7/14/2014, 10:48 PM
@wallhead, me too
those had been good times. Majority of the cartoons/shows these days is no where near as good as the stuff back in the days of Toonami
Missy - 7/14/2014, 10:53 PM
I'm betting this will be the second part of a movie trilogy. Battle of Gods being the first one.
GamerKT - 7/14/2014, 10:53 PM
I wonder if it's gonna be based on the set-up that Battle of Gods had.
luffycapri - 7/14/2014, 11:13 PM
About bloody time :)
SnapperCarr - 7/14/2014, 11:59 PM
Vegeta - 7/15/2014, 12:57 AM
[frick] yeah! I can't wait!
Cyrusthecitrus - 7/15/2014, 1:26 AM
OMG RAD! I've just went into my DBZ phase and have binge watched about half the show so far. Can't wait for this and Xenoverse. Although I really hope they make another show that properly continues the way Toriyama wants. I'd like to see more of the gods over the course of a new show. It's kind of lame that they haven't really done anything major other than BoG in a long time.
SpiderFraud - 7/15/2014, 2:24 AM
Doopie - 7/15/2014, 2:30 AM
Out of 5 stars, how many will this movie get? Think about it....
0ptimusCrime - 7/15/2014, 2:35 AM
Any update on when the new series starts??
SonGoku - 7/15/2014, 2:38 AM

OnePunchBaldy - 7/15/2014, 2:41 AM

The only answer.
kinghulk - 7/15/2014, 3:03 AM
optimuscrime- they are making a new series? what is it gonna be called?
Godidzu - 7/15/2014, 3:13 AM
Doopie - 7/15/2014, 3:15 AM
I was going for over 9000

but 7 works too
thwpsnkt314 - 7/15/2014, 3:30 AM
HELL YES!!!!!!!! I can't wait for this!! I love dbz! Started watching it just before it started on toonami and absolutely fell in love with the series. And consequently started my love for anime.
SuperCat - 7/15/2014, 3:53 AM

sintzu - 7/15/2014, 4:56 AM
please give vegeta ssj3
Afro - 7/15/2014, 5:17 AM
@SuperCat LMAO at that.
I remember going over to my cousins crib and hoping he had the next VHS tape that's wright VHS of any Dragonball series before they sold them in stores. Man good times.
NitPicker - 7/15/2014, 5:28 AM

Good shit! Now convince SquareSoft to make another Chrono Trigger.
Shadowmaster35 - 7/15/2014, 5:38 AM
love all things dbz related with 3 exceptions. can't wait for more stuff! and @kidgoku - ya did good ta me man so no worries.
BlindJustice - 7/15/2014, 6:14 AM
At least it's not another live-action film. Ugh...
DCGuy - 7/15/2014, 6:17 AM
Give me a DBZ series for my kid to grow up awesome with, like me ;)
LEOSTRATOR - 7/15/2014, 6:31 AM
The worst anime ever.
Ocelot - 7/15/2014, 6:36 AM
Toriyama jumped the shark with this years ago.
MercwithMouth - 7/15/2014, 6:38 AM

This is more exciting than AoU news, BvS news, XM:Apoc news, any damn news!
GL - 7/15/2014, 6:44 AM
Has BOTG been released with an English dub yet?
pablomini1275 - 7/15/2014, 6:45 AM
Holy shit! I can't wait best news all week.
@sintzu I'd love to see Vegeta ssj3 but I think that they will unfortunately skip his ssj3 transformation and go straight to him having God mode.
Tevii - 7/15/2014, 7:01 AM
Ahh so I guess they are going the way of probably a movie trilogy over the much rumored new series... better than nothing, but anime is usually better as a series over their movies...but Ill take new DBZ anyway I can.
Prime - 7/15/2014, 7:08 AM
I heard Vegeta might be the main character.
campblood - 7/15/2014, 7:31 AM
how about we get a continuation of the story after GT instead of another in between prequel
BigMikeReviews - 7/15/2014, 7:32 AM
Watched the latest film in its original Japanese version, just can't get around the fact that Goku sounds like a combination between a high pitched witch and an 8 year old.
BigMikeReviews - 7/15/2014, 7:34 AM
I wished they'd pour tons of money into actually re-animating the entire show, DBZ is dated in its choppy animation by today's standards, but I suppose that is part of its charm.
VISIONaryNPa - 7/15/2014, 7:50 AM
Missy - 7/15/2014, 7:54 AM
@BigMikeReviews have you watched Dragon Ball Kai?

sintzu - 7/15/2014, 7:59 AM

what you heard was true,toriyama said in an interview that he would like to have vegeta be the main charecter in the new movie

and even if he isn't at least when toriyama writes dragon ball he gives vegeta something good to do so we have that at least
BigMikeReviews - 7/15/2014, 8:01 AM
@Cosmiclord Yes I have and its done a terrific job at cutting out the filler that plagued the original, making it a much more enjoyable and linear viewing experience. I just have this irrational hope that they would start all over as opposed to cleaning up the grain and re-animating SOME shots.
XF14 - 7/15/2014, 8:29 AM
Except Battle Of The Gods was horrendous...

This guy came back way too late in the game.
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