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Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods (2013)
"Doragon bôru Z: Kami to kami" (original title)

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The Z-Fighters must contend with Lord Beerus, the God of Destruction, but only a God can fight a God, and none of them are Gods. However with the creation of the Super Saiyan God, will the Z-Fighters be able to defeat Lord Beerus?

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sean Schemmel ...
Goku / King Kai (voice)
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Beerus (voice)
Ian Sinclair ...
Whis (voice)
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Bulma / Seer (voice)
Christopher Sabat ...
Vegeta / Shenron / Piccolo / Yamcha / Bubbles / King Vegeta / Additional Voices (voice) (as Christopher R. Sabat)
Chuck Huber ...
Pilaf (voice)
Colleen Clinkenbeard ...
Mai (voice)
...
Gohan / Narrator / Ox-King (voice)
...
Trunks / Gotenks (voice)
Chris Cason ...
Shou (voice)
Mike McFarland ...
Master Roshi / Additional Voices (voice)
Sonny Strait ...
Krillin (voice)
Kara Edwards ...
Videl / Goten / Gotenks (voice)
Cynthia Cranz ...
Chi-Chi / Mrs. Briefs (voice)
Bradford Jackson ...
Oolong (voice)
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Storyline

The events of Battle of Gods take place some years after the battle with Majin Buu, which determined the fate of the entire universe. Bills, the God of Destruction, is tasked with maintaining some sort of balance in the universe. After awakening from a long slumber, Bills is visited by Whis and learns that the galactic overlord Frieza has been defeated by a Super Saiyan from the North Quadrant of the universe named Goku, who is also a former student of the North Kai. Ecstatic over the new challenge, Goku ignores King Kai's advice and battles Bills, but he is easily overwhelmed and defeated. Bills leaves, but his eerie remark of "Is there nobody on Earth more worthy to destroy?" lingers on. Now it is up to the heroes to stop the God of Destruction before all is lost. Written by ForLand Hucy

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5 August 2014 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Dragon Ball Z: La batalla de los dioses  »

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$1,937,804 (USA) (6 August 2014)
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Bills, the God of Destruction, is a cat. This is a homage to Akira Toriyama's comic "Nekomajin", whose protagonist was one of a special race of magical cat demons. However, he is also based on Sekhmet, the Egyptian lioness-goddess of destruction. See more »

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[English dub]
Piccolo: When you're backed into a corner, Goku, it's almost scary what you're capable of!
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The Funimation logo (which had a one-star Dragon Ball in its logo that briefly glows orange) instantly teleports off. See more »

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Honestly, how could you not LOVE this movie?!?!
7 August 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I went into this movie not expecting much. I was a huge fan of the cartoon growing up, but it'd been so long I had no clue what I was getting myself into at the theater yesterday. I went with my youngest brother who inherited my DBZ VHS tapes so many years ago.

I really don't even know where to start with the things I loved in this movie. They showed you pretty much everything in the Z Universe in the span of 1 hr 30 minutes. It honestly felt like I got to catch up with friends I haven't seen in over 10 years, totally bizarre but lovable, quirky friends. This movie floored me.

The thing I love most about DBZ is that on the surface its an anime for bros, but underneath its deep, introspective, and full of symbols. The show is brimming with positivity and heart and sets incredible examples for any child growing up in the world.

When there is a fight and it's seemingly dragging on forever, the show is encouraging the viewer to think deeply. Goku, although daft and possibly insane, always makes the right decision in the end. Most times, his enemies become his allies, out of shear respect for the person he is, regardless of his power. On the surface there is nothing subtle about DBZ, but underneath there is a blueprint for life. Battle of the Gods captured that perfectly.

One thing I really liked about this movie was it was very self aware. You saw many regular people's reactions to what they would be thinking if the Z fighters really existed (mostly befuddlement), plus there were 4th wall breaking aspects littered throughout, which I always appreciate.

Yes, this movie was total fanfare, but still the most heartwarming movie experience I've had in a long time. I'm honored to have been able to see this film on the big screen, even if the sound wasn't made for that venue.

Loved it, just wish Gohan had put up more of a fight against Beerus, as he was the most powerful fighter at the end of Z and my favorite character. He definitely had his moments though in the film. I don't want to spoil anything.

10/10; I was a true fan of the DBZ cartoon and this movie made my week. Toriyama still knows what he's doing!


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