Last year, fans were treated to the first new Dragon Ball Z movie in nearly a decade. The movie was released in Japanese theaters and had sold over 1 million tickets by the second week of its release. The American dubbed version of the film hit select theaters for a short period of time earlier this year, and was very well received by the huge American fan base that the series has gathered throughout the past few decades.
This past July, fans were informed of the plans to yet another film to be released in 2015. Last Monday, November 17, the title of the film was released– Dragonball Z: Fukkatsu no F (translated “F is for Resurrection”)– along with the main plot, as well as a poster featuring the story’s main villain, Frieza. We find out that the main attraction of the film will be the resurrection of none other then the series’ most notorious villain, the transforming, planet destroying alien. There truly is not a better representative of the evil presence in the Dragonball Z universe than the monster known as Frieza. This announcement has created a large buzz on the internet among fans.
We can truly expect great things from this upcoming film, for many reasons. One of the main factors will be the increased technology in animation since the earlier movies of the series. First, Battle of The Gods was praised largely due to the outstanding animation and intense fighting scenes, which there will undoubtedly be no shortage of this time around. Second, the return of the biggest villain in Dragonball history will be nothing short of epic. Although this is not the first time he has been reintroduced into the storyline, this is his first time coming back as a main adversary again. This means that compared to his previous returns, Frieza will be back stronger than ever, which makes for not only an epic battle, but a very interesting plot.
As was the case last year, next year’s Japanese release will likely be played in a few American theaters; many fans will likely attend, as opposed to waiting for the American dub.
And so, the agonizing wait begins for millions of fans around the world.
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