Japanese theatre Cinema City has recently updated their website with the first listing for the upcoming 2015 Dragon Ball Z Film. The site for the Tokyo theatre has revealed that the movie will be airing on April 25th and that it will run for a unconfirmed total of 120 minutes.
A flyer has been distributed around Japan recently, and has revealed the director of the upcoming film who will be Tadayoshi Yamamuro. Yamamuro is the Animation Director of various Dragon Ball Z films, including the 2012 film Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods. The 2015 film will be his debut directing role.
The website for the film has opened with the tagline “The worst wish in history. That is the beginning of despair”, and released two new visuals. The first is seen above with Goku, that was on the flyer and film’s announcement.
The upcoming movie will be the 15th overall theatrical film in the Dragon Ball Z franchise. It will be an new original story written by the manga’s creator Akira Toriyama, similar to the 2012 Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods film. Toriyama will be more involved with the upcoming film, being credited with the original concept, screenplay and character designs.
The story is being treated by Toriyama like if it were a continuation of the original Dragon Ball manga. He has been putting a large amount of effort into the art and story and making sure all the finer details are all perfect, earning the praise of his original editor. Toriyama also teased that there will be more action scenes and that it will be “utterly funny”.
Here is the extended trailer for the film:
The new upcoming Dragon Ball Z film will be airing during Golden Week next year on April 25th in the Spring 2015 season. More information on the film will release in the upcoming months.
You can visit the film’s website here: http://www.dragonball2015.com/