Beerus Is Coming! Catch The New U.S. Theatrical Release Trailer For DRAGON BALL Z: BATTLE OF THE GODS!


Close to a year after Toei released Dragon Ball Z: Battle Of The Gods in Japan, the official word from Funimation is that the film is now getting a limited theatrical release here in the U.S. this August, as indicated by the poster above. This is pretty big for the anime fans out there, particularly for those jaded by the 2009 live-action contribution that didn't pan really pan out very well with the hardcore fan base. For most of them, the epic saga featuring lead character Goku against his former Saiyan comrades should best stay animated.

Personally, I disagree, as I have shared my own hopes for Casshern and Goemon helmer Kazuki Kiriya to bring the property to form, and it was the magic mad happen for Casshern that convinced me this was possible. Plus, my own coverage of the independent film scene has also garned my approval that enpassioned indie directors know how to adhere to the source material to deliver the classic Shonen Jump manga property to life. So, there is hope, and time will tell if whether or not the fans approve.

At any rate, Beerus is coming! So, heere's the official press release. And by all means, watch the new trailer below it:
FLOWER MOUND, TX, May 30, 2014 – Prepare for the Dragon Ball Z experience of a lifetime as Earth’s greatest heroes hit the big screen in Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods! Stunning animation and epic new villains highlight this first new Dragon Ball feature film in over seventeen years! 
Following the events from the Dragon Ball Z television series, after the defeat of Majin Buu, a new power awakens and threatens humanity. Beerus, an ancient and powerful God of Destruction, searches for Goku after hearing rumors of the Saiyan warrior who defeated Frieza. Realizing the threat Beerus poses to their home planet, the Z-fighters must find a way to stop him before it’s too late. Only Goku, humanity’s last hope, can ascend to the level of a legendary Super Saiyan God and stop Beerus from destroying Earth, and possibly the entire universe! Fans of the series will be delighted to know that Battle of Gods is an original work from Dragon Ball creator, himself, Akira Toriyama. 
“We’re very excited to be bringing Battle of Gods to movie theaters across the country this summer,” said Gen Fukunaga, CEO and President of FUNimation Entertainment. “Dragon Ball Z has always been a huge part of everything we do at FUNimation and, speaking as a fan myself, I can’t wait to watch it on the big screen.”  FUNimation Entertainment will be partnering with Screenvision, a leader in cinema advertising and alternative content, to bring Dragon Ball Z : Battle of Gods to over 350 screens across the US & Canada. 
There is still plenty more to announce in the coming weeks, so stay tuned for more information regarding release dates and cast announcements. 
For more information on Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods, as well as upcoming tickets and showtimes, please visit www.dragonballz.com , Like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/dragonballz  & www.facebook.com/funimation, and follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/funimation.

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