Two weeks into the premiere of Dragon Ball Z Fukkatsu No F in Japan, reports are pouring out that an English-dubbed version of the Dragon Ball Z film is hitting theaters worldwide soon.
One of the most trusted news source for anime, Anime News Network, reported last week that staff of the movie revealed during the premiere screening of Dragon Ball Z Resurrection F at the Shinjuku Wald 9 theatre in Tokyo that the film will screen in 74 countries worldwide in summer.
Prior to the April 18 screening in Japan, a premiere screening of Dragon Ball Z Resurrection F was held in Los Angeles on April 11 and was hosted by Funimation.
Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection F hit 658 screens in Japan in both 2D and 3D and it was reported to be the first Japanese film that opened in the country’s 3D Imax Digital Theaters. Christian Today reports that Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection F hit a huge $8.1 million in its first week.
According to Anime News Network, the new Dragon Ball Z movie will be dubbed by returning voice actors from previous Dragon Ball movies. The movie’s biggest character, Frieza, will again be brought to life by the voice of Chris Ayres. Ayres’ previous Dragon Ball appearance was during the English dub of Dragon Ball Z Kai. Other returning voice actors are Sean Schemmel as Goku and Chris Sabat as Vegeta. As of date, the movie is already undergoing English dubbing.
Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection F is the nineteenth movie of the series originally created by Akira Toryama. Directed by Tadayoshi Yamamuro, Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection F follows the events of Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods released three years ago, also under Tadayoshi. The movie witnesses Frieza, one of the most well-known villains in the Dragon Ball series, brought back to life by his followers, who summoned the powers of the seven Dragon Balls to take revenge on Goku and Trunks. Some of the well-known characters from the series making an appearance on the movie are Vegeta, Gohan, Trunks, Piccolo, and other Z warriors.
Dragon Ball Z fans should be excited for the release of the movie as the screening of Dragon Ball Z Fukkatsu No F in Japan was so successful it beat Furious 7 in the Japanese box office. It was reported that it is only in Japan that Furious 7 did not top the box office.
Fans outside Japan should hold on to their seats for another two months until Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection F debuts its worldwide screening this summer.
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