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Dragon Ball Z Battle of Gods and Super Saiyan God FAQ (SPOILERS)

#1You__Know__WhoPosted 2/23/2013 5:59:05 AM
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Dragon Ball Z : Battle of Gods FAQ
***Author's Note***
We're getting a lot of topics about the movie and the new Super Saiyan form as the movie draws close, so let's try and use this as an official sticky with any question's going here.
What is Dragon Ball Z : Battle of Gods?

It is the 14th movie of the Dragon Ball Z series and is slated to be released on March 30th, 2013

What is the premise/story of the film?

The events of Battle of Gods takes place several years after the titanic battle with Majin Buu, which determined the fate of the entire universe.

Bills, a God of Destruction tasked with maintaining balance in the universe, awakens from a long slumber. 39 years prior, the Oracle Fish foretold that a mighty opponent would appear before him, the Super Saiyan God. Hearing rumors that a Saiyan defeated Frieza, Bills tracks down this warrior, Goku. On King Kai's planet with his ally, the mysterious Whis, Bills challenges Goku. Ecstatic over the new challenge, Goku ignores King Kai's advice and battles Bills, but he is overwhelmed and defeated. Bills then leaves, but his eerie remark of "Is there nobody on Earth more worthy to destroy…?" lingers on.

Seeking for stronger warriors, Bills arrives on Earth. The Z Fighters and their friends are at Capsule Corporation, where Bulma's birthday party is held. During the party, Piccolo sings karaoke, Gohan appears as Great Saiyaman, the Pilaf Gang appears and they have apparently been turned into children, a motorcycle policewoman appears at Capsule Corporation, and Vegeta rages at Bulma for some reason. Vegeta seems to have met Bills before. Bills faces and easily defeats Z Fighters one after another: Android 18, Super Saiyan Gohan, Majin Buu, Vegeta, etc. While Bills fights with the Z Fighters on Earth, Whis eats sushi in a restaurant near Capsule Corporation. Later, Goku confronts Bills again and they have a battle in space, right above planet Earth. Also in the movie, the Z Fighters and their friends summon Shenron with the Dragon Balls, and Goku transforms into a form beyond the Super Saiyan 3, the Super Saiyan God, during the battle against Bills.


Whoa there, a few questions, what the hell is Super Saiyan God?

Super Saiyan God (abbreviated SSJG) is a form presumably attained by Goku to battle Bils after he defeats his Super Saiyan 3 form with a simple finger poke.

Wait go back, who is Bils? Bills? Whatever.

He is the God of Destruction, and has been confirmed to be the most power being in canon Dragon Ball history to date.

What does Bils look like, and what about SSJG?

Bils : http://i.imgur.com/TF6Ouu6.png
SSJG : No one knows.

Is SSJG stronger than SSJ4?

This movie takes place long before GT would, however GT is not canon so it doesn't matter. We do not know the extent of SSJG's power, and won't find out until it happens at the first screening of the film.
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#2You__Know__Who(Topic Creator)Posted 2/23/2013 5:59:45 AM
What is Akira Toriyama's involvement with the movie?

A 30 minute Battle of Gods discussion panel was held at Jump Festa 2013; on the Jump Super Stage, on December 22, 2012. Along with the voice actors Masako Nozawa, Mayumi Tanaka, Toshio Furukawa, the film director Masahiro Hosoda, editor-in-chief Akio Iyoku, and Toei Animation producer Gyarmath Bogdan took part at the discussion which was overseen by former YBS TV announcer Mariko Nakagomi. Masako Nozawa read out a letter from Akira Toriyama saying he tried hard as personal revenge for the live-action film which was bad, and that he and the scriptwriters reworked the story a bunch of times.

Apparently, it’s been 17 years since the last animated Dragon Ball movie! For all the animation up to now, I’ve basically just left everything up [to the staff], so this is my first try at being involved starting from the story’s creation. The key words this time, “God of Destruction Birusu” and “Super Saiyan God”, were suggestions from the scriptwriter, but they were good ideas for presenting a crisis for the main characters, who had grown so strong that they’d reached a point where there was nothing higher. After first deciding on Birusu’s character design and background, I tried thinking up an original story, imagining it as though [the manga's] serialization had continued. What’s more, the God of Destruction Birusu, who I drew the design for myself (something I don’t usually do), is a terrifying opponent so overwhelmingly strong that he surpasses the dimension of the previous enemies. But it’s my trademark to not let things get too dark. At the very least, I’m satisfied that it’s been finished up as a very entertaining piece of work.

By the way, the battle scenes in the second half are particularly overwhelming! I was moved because the presentation exceeded my expectations. Just as you’d expect, Japan’s animation is superb! Everyone on the staff, you really did a great job!! Well, please enjoy the first Dragon Ball in a long time!



Do you have a chapter by chapter overview or anything of the sorts for the movie?

OST song track reveals a lot :

The Blackness of Space (Awakening of the God of Destruction)
A Bad Feeling
Our Hero, Son Goku (~ “CHA-LA HEAD-CHA-LA” (Main Title))
Birusu’s Approaching Shadow (Birusu and Uisu)
Birusu’s Approaching Shadow (Birusu’s Prophetic Dream)
Bulma’s Birthday Party
Birusu, God of Destruction, Appears
Kai%u014D in a Panic
HERO (Goku’s Curiosity)
Super Saiyan 3%u2032s Power
Earth’s Crisis
A Memory Recalled
Birusu’s Approaching Shadow (Vegeta’s Unease)
A Super-Deluxe Prize
The Pilaf Gang Arrives
The Pilaf Gang is Driven Off
A Sad-Yet-Foolish Memory
Birusu’s Approaching Shadow (Seeking Out the Super Saiyan God)
The Curtain Opens on a Bingo Tournament
The Pilaf Gang Arrives (Baby Gang)
Birusu’s Wrath
Fun Bingo
Birusu’s Overwhelming Power
Vegeta Enraged
The Invulnerable Birusu
Goku Appears
Shenlong Comes Out
The Legendary God
Chosen Warriors
One More Saiyan
Super Saiyan God is Born
Super Saiyan God’s Power
Goku in Trouble
Mortal Combat with a God
HERO: Song of Hope —Short Ver.—
Life that Must Be Protected
As Long as He Lives
The Eternal Universe (Budding Friendship)
Certain Death
The Eternal Universe (Parting)
The Blackness of Space (After the Battle)
CHA-LA HEAD-CHA-LA (A Peaceful Earth)
CHA-LA HEAD-CHA-LA


Will Funimation do an English Dub?

Nothing is official, but they have for every other Dragon Ball movie so it is safe to assume that they will.
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#3You__Know__Who(Topic Creator)Posted 2/23/2013 6:00:06 AM
Will this be a Television special, an online release, a straight to DVD release, or a theatrical release?

It will be released in IMAX theatres in Japan, again on March 30th, 2013, and will be the first movie to be shown on IMAX in Japan.

I saw a picture of Gohan as a Super Saiyan (2), how is that possible? I thought his Mystic/Ultimate/Chou/Elder Kai's Unlocked ability power prevented him from transforming?

There are multiple theories :

Theory 1 - Gohan could always transform again, he just didn't know it.

Theory 2 - Gohan could always transform again, he just never did and AT never meant to imply that he couldn't.

Theory 3 - He hasn't trained much and lost his Mystic power. Enabling him to transform again.

Theory 4 - AT just forgot that Gohan couldn't transform, if he meant for it to even be that way.

Is there fusion in the film, by way of either the Fusion Dance or the Potaras?

Yes, Gotenks is seen and Goten/Trunks fusing is also seen.

List of Abbreviations and alternate language names :

DB = Dragon Ball
DBZ = Dragon Ball Z
DBGT = Dragon Ball GT
SSJ = Super Saiyan
SSJ2 = Super Saiyan 2
SSJ3 = Super Saiyan 3
SSJ4 = Super Saiyan 4
SSJG = Super Saiyan God
AT = Akira Toriyama
Birusu = Bils

Links for information used

http://dragonball.wikia.com/wiki/Dragon_Ball_Z_%282013_movie%29
http://www.comicbookmovie.com/fansites/DragonBallNews/news/?a=74536
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9D_d4TRSCEA
http://www.kanzenshuu.com/2013/02/21/new-battle-of-gods-interview-translations/
http://www.kanzenshuu.com/2013/02/21/battle-of-gods-original-soundtrack-full-track-listing/
http://www.kanzenshuu.com/2012/12/11/battle-of-gods-official-trailer-posted-on-11ch-website/
http://www.kanzenshuu.com/2012/12/03/dragon-ball-z-battle-of-gods-story-leaked-on-official-site/
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d5M6eykCPfg&feature=share
http://www.toei-anim.co.jp/movie/2013_dragonballz/story/
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#4LeftoverLotionPosted 2/23/2013 6:12:27 AM
-sticky requested-

Good looks, TC.
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#5NoGta4wiiPosted 2/23/2013 6:37:05 AM
damn good thread. sticky requested.
#6You__Know__Who(Topic Creator)Posted 2/23/2013 6:41:45 AM
As usual with FAQs, don't be afraid to ask any questions that weren't handled in my first three posts and someone (I'll try to be the one, but someone could beat me to it) will answer and I'll add more to the format after a bunch more are answered.
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#7You__Know__Who(Topic Creator)Posted 2/23/2013 9:01:40 AM
Why doesn't Mr. Buu just absorb Bils?

Good question. We haven't seen anything about it yet, but like with Gohan there can be a few theories :

Theory 1 - They didn't think about it/chose to ignore it.

Theory 2 - Bils just tanked it and burst out.

Theory 3 - Bils knew Buu could absorb him so he was ready to dodge/blow up the absorption, uhhhh goo.
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#8PS3_MofoPosted 2/23/2013 9:03:29 AM
How long after the movie is shown in theaters , do you feel it will be shown on youtube or any other internet sites? Regardless of the quality of it.
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#9FattitudePosted 2/23/2013 9:19:43 AM
Good thinking with a topic getting it all together.
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#10You__Know__Who(Topic Creator)Posted 2/23/2013 9:30:20 AM
PS3_Mofo posted...
How long after the movie is shown in theaters , do you feel it will be shown on youtube or any other internet sites? Regardless of the quality of it.

Regardless of quality, I assume some illegal source will attempt to put it on the internet within an hour or so after it first airs, but expect it to be taken down immediately. You shouldn't watch it anyway on an illegal site like the ones it could end up on. It could be on youtube fairly quickly, I think within a day, but quality would be horrendous.
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