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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?

Director:

Masahiro Hosoda

Writers:

Akira Toriyama (manga), Akira Toriyama (original author) | 1 more credit »
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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

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Trivia

Beerus is unable to handle spicy food, as seen when he takes a bite of wasabi. This is a pun on the Japanese term "nekojita" ("cat tongue"), which is used to describe someone who cannot take spicy food; Beerus himself is a cat. See more »

Goofs

When Bulma asked Mai's age, she answers 41. If Mai is 41 years old, it means she was only 12 years old at the beginning of the Dragon Ball series, the same age as Gokû, one year younger than Krillin and 4 years younger than Bulma, despite looking older and acting more mature than all the mentioned characters. See more »

Quotes

[English dub]
Krillin: [sees Vegeta dance] Okay, he's been drinking more than Gohan...
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Crazy Credits

The closing credits are a sequence of "Dragon Ball" comic pages. See more »

Connections

Follows Dragon Ball Z: Attack! Super Warriors (1994) See more »

Soundtracks

Cha-La Head-Cha-La
Performed by Flow
Lyrics by Yukinojô Mori
Music by Chiho Kiyôka
Arranged by Flow
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Exceeded expectations
18 September 2013 | by gabkoostSee all my reviews

After having seen so many DBZ movies i wasn't expecting much out of it.

Nevertheless, as an adult hardcore fan of the Anime than rocked my youth, i feel compelled to watch every single one.

And i am glad that i did.

Most of previous movies didn't made a lot of sense to me. My main problem was in the fact that chronologically things didn't had up or where confusing. And this only made think that they were making movies just to profit of it.

Regardless of that, this time, i felt the history well placed and full of meaning. Some light facts were also revealed from older Sayan history.

The plot was indeed interesting and was not only about some lost Sayan coming to earth looking for a fight.

I used to criticize the pace of the history on other movies. They usually go to fast and we are often taken from peace time to world destruction warning in 5 minutes.

This time, even if the length of the movie does not allow a deeper build to the history, the transition a lot more smooth.

I'll give it a 9 because is probably the best movie ever from the DBZ saga. I only disliked the fact that, like almost every sequel from any genre, they felt compelled to give us a glimpse of almost every character in DBZ saga.

Even the most irrelevant living being had to show up. In my opinion this is utter useless and transforms a legit story in some kind of parody.

Anyway, it's definitely a great addition for DBZ fans. If you are too young to have followed DB or have been living in Jupiter's moon for the last 20 years and do not know the saga, this is not for you.

Otherwise enjoy the show!!


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Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

5 August 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$296,414, 10 August 2014

Gross USA:

$2,553,002

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$50,461,371
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Runtime:

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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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