Exciting news for Dragonball Z fans as Toei Animation reveals a New Dragonball Z Movie for 2015. The announcement was made with a new promotional image found on the official website for the new movie, the promotional image consist of a artwork of Sheron with text on opposite sides of the image that translate the movie tag lines “The worst wish in history. That is the beginning of despair.” Another tagline was stated as “Battle in a Godly Dimension Begins” as well as the website’s tagline “The Whole Universe Has Been Waiting. A New Level of Battle Begins”.
The original creator of Dragonball Akira Toriyama will be taking on large roll in the production of this movie. He will personally be handling the designs for an original concept, the screenplay as well as character designs for the new movie. He has also revealed that the Dragonball Z movie will be a continuation of the recent 18th Dragonball Z Movie Battle of Gods which was released in 2013 making the new movie set for 2015 the 19th in the series so far. As of yet is has not been revealed if the movie is a direct continuation of Battle of Gods in terms of story and setting.
A flyer with the same image of Shenron seen on the promotional image has also been revealed with a message on the back from Akira Toriyama himself:
[As with the last movie], I thought up the new story for the next Dragon Ball theatrical movie as though it were a continuation of the manga when it was in serialization. Just the fact that I don’t have to draw anything means I can obsess completely over the smallest bits of dialogue. Well, the truth is that I wasn’t planning on going that far, since it’s pretty exhausting at my age, but I got a little carried away.
This time will of course be a continuation of the previous Battle of Gods, but I’ve deliberately increased the amount of action scenes by a good deal. With regards to the contents, they told me, “Keep it a secret!” like they’re all high-and-mighty, so I can’t touch on it yet, but it should be super-duper interesting!
The fact that I’d say that, when I’m not big on the flashy action-stuff, means there’s no doubt about it! Even my very first editor Torishima, who rarely ever praises me, said, “This is good!”
Absolutely no doubt about it! Although it won’t be any good if I say that too loudly and people end up disappointed by it, but at the very least, I’m confident that the contents are something that the fans will be able to thoroughly enjoy! Right now, I’m drawing the design illustrations for the new character[s] and such. The movie’s completion is still a ways out in the future, but please look forward to it!!
The new Dragonball Z movie has been set to release sometime during April and May in 2015, during the Japanese Golden Week holiday and so far has only bee confirmed for release in Japan.
Dragon Ball Z 2015 Movie Trailer (English Sub)
The Dragon Ball Z 2015 Movie is confirmed for Japan only. No word on if there will be an English dub for North America at this time.
Credits to Saiyanisland for the translated trailer and info: