Dragon Ball Z is undoubtedly a soap opera bookended by planet-shattering fights and heavy metal screams. When it all comes down to it, nothing beats watching Goku break the Super Saiyan limits and go toe to toe with a big bad. For me, nothing will ever beat that massive first brawl between the Saiyan and the galactic warlord Frieza, which went from epic all the way to legendary and redefined the series. Now, it’s time for round 2.
Hot off of the release of Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods, comes this first look at the brand new 2015 movie Dragon Ball Z: Fukkatsu no F wherein Goku will once again battle his greatest nemesis, Frieza. ANN got the official art and movie summary from V-Jump magazine:
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…!
Much like Battle Of Gods, Fukkatsu no F will be an official entry into the Dragon Ball Z canon. But even if Frieza is getting resurrected, he’s going to need one hell of an ace up his sleeve in order to trump Goku’s new Super Saiyan God mode, which was almost powerful enough to battle Beerus to a standstill. Speaking of the rather likeable God of Destruction and sort-of villain from Battle Of Gods, it looks like he’ll return for the new film, which will debut in Japan on April 18th next year.
It won’t be long before it hits western shores either, but as usual, I’d recommend waiting for the far superior English dub of the movie. Even though it was ridiculously long, I still consider Goku vs Frieza to be one of the single best battles in all of anime. It broke the benchmark, glued it back together and then shattered it once again after all the dust had settled.
If you’ve forgotten how that fight went, and you’ve got over 9000 hours to spare, well here ya go:
Last Updated: November 17, 2014