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Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods (2013)

Dragon Ball Z: 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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Masahiro Hosoda

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Masako Nozawa ... Son Gokû / Son Gohan / Son Goten / Gotenks (voice)
Hiromi Tsuru ... Bulma (voice)
Ryô Horikawa ... Vegeta (voice)
Masaharu Satô Masaharu Satô ... Kame Sen'nin / King Vegeta (voice)
Mayumi Tanaka ... Kuririn (voice)
Toshio Furukawa ... Piccolo (voice)
Tôru Furuya ... Yamcha (voice)
Hikaru Midorikawa ... Tenshinhan (voice)
Takeshi Kusao ... Trunks / Gotenks (voice)
Yûko Minaguchi ... Videl (voice)
Naoko Watanabe ... Chichi (voice)
Ryûzaburô Ôtomo Ryûzaburô Ôtomo ... Gyûmaô (voice)
Unshô Ishizuka ... Satan (voice)
Naoki Tatsuta ... Oolong (voice)
Kôzô Shioya Kôzô Shioya ... Bû (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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Be there when a hero becomes a god. See more »


Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

5 August 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dragon Ball Z: La batalla de los dioses See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$296,414, 10 August 2014

Gross USA:

$2,553,002

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$50,353,002
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Runtime:

| (Extended Version)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

Emperor Pilaf, Shu and Mai, the antagonists of Dragon Ball (1995), are seen here as children, having wished for youth and technically getting what they wanted. This is a reflection and parody of Dragon Ball GT (1996), where Pilaf wished Goku to be a child and he stayed one throughout that show. See more »

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Emperor Pilaf and company steal the four star Dragon Ball, prompting the Z-Fighters and their friends to exclaim "The four star ball's missing!" But most of them were not sitting close enough to the stage to see what ball was missing. Furthermore, it seems highly unlikely they all would have said the exact same thing at the exact same time like this. See more »

Quotes

Piccolo: So first, we need to find five Saiyans processing righteous hearts?
[scoffs]
Piccolo: Good luck. The only two of you who were close to right just a Gohan and Goten.
Bulma: Hey, don't say that! Sure if Vegeta can be a jerk sometimes. But, what about my Trunks? He's just a little boy.
Piccolo: Huh. Any boy that young, who already has a serious girlfriend did not have a righteous heart.
Bulma: Oh, shut up, you mean old crude! I bet you're kind of jealous of him.
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The closing credits are a sequence of "Dragon Ball" comic pages. See more »

Connections

Remade as Dragon Ball Super (2015) See more »

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Hero ~Kibô no Uta~
Performed by Flow
Lyrics by Flow
Music by Takeshi Asakawa
Arranged by Flow & Akimitsu Honma
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Funny and entertaining but far from epic
7 October 2013 | by beto_dbzSee all my reviews

First of all, I have to say I grew up watching Dragon Ball and I've been very excited about every new release that is announced. Unfortunately, nothing has proved to be as entertaining, epic and magical as the original DB and DBZ; including this movie.

Battle of Gods is indeed, a nice present to all Dragonball fans (especially after DB: Evolution). It has many of the elements that made the series great: the battles, the transformations, the jokes and funny moments, and the great characters we all love. To me, this would'd been enough material to produce an awesome movie with a decent budget and a good script. However, it seems the movie focused more on the funny side and we ended up with a light and trivial film. Don't get me wrong, I did enjoy the movie, but I expected more from the title of it.

I never felt the safety of the planet or even the life of a character was truly compromised. There wasn't even an imminent danger to prevent or fight against. And even if there was, the reasons that seem to motivate the main "villain" to do so, seemed pathetic, insignificant.

I also think the production quality was mediocre. There are times where 2d and 3d try to blend in but in my opinion it doesn't look good. In long or full shots you see character faces drawn incomplete. Cities and backgrounds felt lifeless and drawn without much detail. I'm not asking for animation quality equal to a Hollywood production but I've seen other anime movies which look stunning.

I'm trying to be objective so don't hate me for pointing this things out and sounding so negative. I love Dragon Ball but I won't be satisfied with anything they throw at me with its name on it.

In conclusion, as much as I like DB, I don't feel this film was good enough.


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