The theatrical trailer for Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods in English has arrived!
The trailer features the original English voice cast from FUNimation’s Dragon Ball Z. This includes Seán Schemmel as Goku, Christopher Sabat as Vegeta, Piccolo, and others, and Kyle Hebert as Gohan.
Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods will be published in a limited release across the United States and Canada on August 5, 6, 7, and 9.
Specific theater listings have not been announced.
There has been no mention of a theatrical release in other countries.
There will be a red carpet premiere in Los Angeles. It will take place at the Regal LA Live Stadium 14 Theaters on July 3. Fans can meet them at 8pm before the screening at 9pm. It is unknown if fans can watch the movie with them.
Then on July 5 a focus panel led by Seán Schemmel and Christopher Sabat along with producer Justin Cook will be held at 4 PM PST at Anime Expo.
If you can’t watch it in your country, then here is a mirror video that may work better.
Here is the full cast listing from dragonballz.com
- Goku / King Kai: Seán Schemmel
- Vegeta / Piccolo / Shenron / Yamcha / Bubbles: Christopher R. Sabat
- Beerus: Jason Douglas
- Whis: Ian Sinclair
- Gohan / Ox-king / Narrator: Kyle Hebert
- Trunks: Laura Bailey
- Goten / Videl: Kara Edwards
- Bulma / Seer: Monica Rial
- Roshi: Mike McFarland
- Krillin: Sonny Strait
- Tien: John Burgmeier
- Chiaotzu / Puar: Brina Palencia
- Oolong: Brad Jackson
- Chi-Chi / Mrs. Briefs: Cynthia Cranz
- Android #18: Meredith McCoy
- Pilaf: Chuck Huber
- Shu: Chris Cason
- Mai: Colleen Clinkenbeard
- Mr. Satan: Chris Rager
- Dende: Justin Cook
- Buu: Josh Martin
- Supreme Kai / Elder Kai: Kent Williams
- Dr. Brief: Mark Stoddard
What do you think of the cast? Are your favorites there?
The Extended Version?
There is a possibility that FUNimation has dubbed the “extended” version of the film.
The original theatrical release in Japan on March 30, 2013 was extended with an additional 20 minutes of scenes that then aired on Japanese TV March 22, 2014.
Seán Schemmel tweeted a photograph from within the recording booth, and the scene that he captured is from one of these extended scenes.
This suggests that FUNimation has dubbed these extended scenes.
However, no announcement has been made confirming this. Nor do we know which version will be released in theaters.
And these tweets were deleted soon after they were posted.
Should he not have shared them? Whoops!
Your Thoughts on the Trailer?
How do you feel about this DBZ theatrical trailer?
I feel that this is an exciting trailer but seems “Americanized” in a lot of ways.
The original Japanese version of Battle of Gods is not this action-oriented. It has a playful sense of light heartedness that is reminscent of Toriyama’s style back in the early days of Dragon Ball.
But this trailer is very much an American Dragon Ball Z experience. It’s an in your face, screaming, powering up, explosions festival.
That’s well and good and it will probably get people to buy tickets, but it feels a bit disingenuous. And I hope people don’t go in expecting one thing, but receive another.
Though I can’t deny that it gets me pumped!
What about you? Do you think it’s the right kind of trailer?
Are you going to see it in the theater?