Following an announcement on Monday from FUNimation, the company unveiled a full press release for the forthcoming North American arrival of Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F’. The film, written by franchise author and manga novelist Toriyama Akira, is yet another in the line of longstanding films centered on the saga of Goku and his adventures battling his evil Super Saiyan kin and other intergalactic champions of evil bound to test their limits in epic, explosive battles that will ultimately determine who controls the seven mystical balls, and incidentally, the fate of the universe.
Los Angeleans are getting first dibs before Japan and the remainder of the states. Check out the details below and stay excited!
FLOWER MOUND, Texas, March 17, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — FUNimation Entertainment is proud to announce today its distribution of the theatrical, home entertainment, video on demand and broadcast rights to the upcoming Japanese animated feature film Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F’. Dragon Ball will be released by Toei in association with Fox International Productions in Japan on April 18, 2015.
Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F’ represents the nineteenth feature film in the Dragon Ball series, Resurrection ‘F’ is the sequel to Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods which was released by Fox and Toei in Japan in 2014 and grossed more than $30M in Japan. The English dub of the new film will be released in theaters across North America in summer 2015. Series creator Akira Toriyama is directly involved in the film’s production, just as he was in the highly successful Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods.
Some fans of the franchise won’t have to wait until the summer to see the film, though. FUNimation Entertainment and Toei have teamed up with Fox International Productions & Toei Animation to host the world premiere of Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F’ (in Japanese w/ English subtitles) at the Egyptian Theatre in Los Angeles, CA on Saturday, April 11. This premiere will be also held to promote the April 18 release of the movie in Japan.
“We are honored to host the world premiere of Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F’ here in the United States,” said Gen Fukunaga, CEO and President of FUNimation Entertainment. “Based on last year’s fan response to Battle of Gods, I have no doubt that audiences will enjoy this eagerly anticipated sequel.”
Fans in the Los Angeles area can be among the first in the world to see Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F’. A limited amount of tickets to the premiere were made available to fans and the general public on March 15, 2015 at www.dragonballz.com.
Dragon Ball is one of the most beloved anime franchises of all time, and this acquisition represents the ongoing partnership between FUNimation Entertainment and Toei Animation. Together they have delivered the Dragon Ball brand to fans in North America for over 20 years.
For more information on Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F’, and to purchase tickets to the world premiere, please visit www.dragonballz.com. Tickets are extremely limited.