Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods Coming to USA

FUNimation has announced that Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods will be dubbed in English and is coming to theaters in the United States and Canada this summer!

According to FUNimation’s press release the film will have a limited theatrical release on August 5, 6, 7, and 9, in over 350 select theaters.

Gen Fukunaka, CEO and President of FUNimation said:

“We’re very excited to be bringing Battle of Gods to movie theaters across the country this summer. 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.”

The specific theaters have not been announced.

You can learn more about the Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods release on dragonballz.com, and sign up for their newsletter to get more info as it is released.

My Thoughts

It’s about time!

It was over 1 year ago when Battle of Gods came out in Japan on March 30, 2013, and fans have been eager to see this exciting announcement ever since.

I know how difficult it was for FUNimation to pull this off and for all of the voice actors involved to keep silent until now. I’m aware of some of the behind the scenes politics going on at FUNimation, although I’m still not at liberty to talk about them.

Suffice to say that FUNimation is investing a lot of money into this project. If you are a Dragon Ball Z fan, then you owe it to yourself to see this English dub in theaters even if you have already watched the Japanese original online.

This is the first major DBZ related work from Toriyama in years, and if you don’t support the official release in your local area, then neither FUNimation or anyone else will be inclined to fund more DBZ projects in the future.

Your Thoughts

What do you think about the big news? You waited an entire year to hear it.

FUNimation continually denied that they are working on this movie until todays sudden announcement. Interesting, don’t you think?

Are you looking forward to seeing Goku and friends on the big screen?!



19 responses to “Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods Coming to USA”

  1. Michael Tenorio says:

    I’m definitely excited for this news and if there is a showing in the Santa Fe/Albuqueraue area, count on me being there. Heck, I might even make a trip to Denver if I have to. I really hope people will support this and see it in theatres

    • DerekPadula says:

      Same here. And I hope they release it in IMAX like it was in Japan. That would make it different enough from a DVD to bring people to the theaters.

      • Michael Tenorio says:

        An IMAX release would be everything I could ever hope for and more. This could be a huge boost for DBZ and bring it back to the spotlight, especially with Kai making it’s uncut debut on Toonami’s block later this year

  2. HeroXero says:

    I resisted watching it online cause I knew it would eventually come out here in the US, but I didn’t expect it to come out in the theaters! I really hope it shows somewhere close enough for me to go see and support it. Can’t wait!

  3. Bunners says:

    Will you be posting more information about which movie theaters the movie will be held in a later time? Or is there a place where I can see that already?

  4. Porice says:

    Derek, do you know if there are any news about the release date for Europe(specifically Scandinavia)? Although I’ve already seen it, I’d love to see it again in the theaters.

    • DerekPadula says:

      The only announcement of a theatrical release in Europe has been for Spain. Nothing has been announced for Scandinavia. But I suppose if a lot of people go to the theater in Spain it will make nearby countries want to release their own dub.

  5. Porice says:

    Derek, do you know if there are any news about the release date for Europe(specifically Scandinavia)? Although I’ve already seen it, I’d love to see it again in the theaters.

  6. Nasser Al-Sayed says:

    Derek do you know if they will release it in cinemas in the UK

  7. Nasser Al-Sayed says:

    Specifically in London

  8. The Greek says:

    I just hope they don’t censor anything…. Funimation’s moved beyond replacing the music in DBZ dubs since Kai, haven’t they?

  9. Nasser Al-Sayed says:

    Derek, do you think we’ll be able to see the Dragon Ball Culture book come out in 2014

    • DerekPadula says:

      Yeah, it will come out in 2014. I’ve been meaning to do an update post. The book’s rough draft is currently at 81% and over 600 pages. I work on it every day. It’s an Ozaru-like beast!

  10. mark says:

    were online can I watch it in english beacuse I dont understand what they saying

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