The official website of the upcoming Dragon Ball Z: Revival of F (Dragon Ball Z: Fukkatsu No F) anime film has announced that the Japanese idol group Momoiro Clover Z will be performing one of the theme songs of the film. Additionally, the group will also be starring in the movie voicing a group of unique characters.
Momoiro Clover Z is a 5 member group of Japanese singing idols, who have performed various singles and theme songs of anime. They are fans of the Dragon Ball franchise and state:
It’s a great honor for us to perform the theme song for Dragon Ball, which has great history and is one of the representative anime works of Japan. Since both the series and us have ‘Z’ in common, we hope it will be a song loved by all of the Dragon Ball fans!
They have previously performed the theme songs of:
- Mouretsu Pirates – OP: Mouretsu Uchuu Koukyoukyoku: Daishichi Gakushou ‘Mugen no Ai’, ED1: Lost Child
- Sailor Moon: Crystal – OP: Moon Pride, ED: Gekkou
- Joshiraku – ED: Nippon Egao Hyakkei
- Dragon Crisis! – ED: Mirai Bowl
It has also been revealed that the idol group will be starring in the upcoming film, each voicing a member of the Angels of Hell. The group posed with Masako Nozawa, the Japanese voice actress of Goku, above in his Gi uniform.
It was earlier announced that Maximum the Hormone’s 2008 song F will be featured in Dragon Ball Z: Revival of F during one of the movie’s main fight scene. The song itself was about Frieza himself, which also inspired the title of the new film. Dragon Ball creator Akira Toriyama and the band confirmed that the F in both the song and film’s title stands for Frieza. The song itself was initially produced without any consent from Toriyama or the owners of the Dragon Ball brand, but they eventually officially recognised the song.
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 anime’s website has released a series of still images from the film:
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 first trailer for the film:
And the second trailer:
Dragon Ball is an acclaimed manga created by Akira Toriyama that was first published in 1984. The first anime adaptation of the manga, Dragon Ball, first aired in 1986 and was produced by Toei Animation. The series ended in 1989, in which the second half of the manga was then adapted with a new name: Dragon Ball Z. The anime and manga series were insanely popular in Japan, with the manga itself selling over 156 million copies to date, being the second highest selling manga of all time. The anime was soon picked up by Funimation Entertainment in 1995 to distribute in North America, where they made their own dub for the anime. Since then, a slew of merchandise, films, manga, games and card games, began releasing worldwide to capitalise on the franchise’s popularity till this day, over 30 years since the manga was first published.
Here is the synopsis of Dragon Ball Z: Revival of F:
An Earth where peace has arrived. However, remnants of Frieza’s army Sorbet and Tagoma (from the Japanese word for ‘egg’) arrive on the planet. Their goal is to revive Frieza with the dragon balls. Their dastardly wish is granted, the “F” that plans its revenge against the Saiyans is revived…!
Dragon Ball Z: Revival of F will be out in Japanese theatres on April 18th in both 2D and 3D. Additional information about the film will be released soon.
You can visit the film’s website here: http://www.dragonball2015.com/
Source Article – Crunchyroll
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