If you happen to speak Japanese, this April you are in for quite the treat, seeing as that is when the next major theatrical Dragon Ball film Dragon Ball Z: Revival of ‘F’ comes out. Though the chances are if you are reading this, you are quite possibly hoping for a release in western civilization with an english sub or even still, an English dub of the film. Unfortunately, there is no telling when we can expect a version of DBZ: RoF, but if RoF has anywhere near the success seen like last years Battle of Gods then it shouldn’t be too long. So what do you do until we can get our American hands on a copy? Well, we can start by reading the three-part manga adaptation in V Jump magazine.
[dropcap size=small]C[/dropcap]runchyroll is reporting some early insight into the manga adaptation, as some of the first chapter has leaked online. The unfortunate news for us English-only speakers is that again, it’s in Japanese, though the pictures sort of paint a pretty decent picture of what’s happening. But if that’s too hard, there is a small spoiler summary just below the images. Oh, and in case you were wondering, the answer is yes, that is indeed Gohan in the green track suit. His friends and family should really try to help him out by taking him shopping at some point. Take a look below.
“Starts with flashbacks to Freeza getting beaten by Goku and Trunks
With Freeza down, his army is in shambles. So to reorganize, Sorbet (former staff officer of the third stellar region) takes control of the army for the time being. He heads for Earth together with Tagoma, a warrior on par with the likes of Zarbon and Dodoria.
They coerce the Dragon Balls from Pilaf and co., summon Shenlong, and wish to revive Freeza.
Freeza: “I won’t be satisfied until I’ve killed the two Super Saiyans who did this to me.”
Tagoma says something he shouldn’t, and gets killed for it.
Sorbet: “Son Goku has become strong enough to defeat Majin Buu.”
Freeza: “That’s more than I imagined. But I’m a prodigy, so if I bring out all of my dormant power through training, I’ll crush even the Saiyans in the blink of an eye.”
The evil(est) revenge begins. End chapter one.” – Crunchyroll.com
END OF SPOILERS
Dragon Ball Z: Revival of ‘F’ or Dragon Ball Z: Fukkatsu no F as it is known in Japanese is scheduled for a release on April 18, 2015 in 2D, 3D, IMAX 3D and 4DX in Japan. Momoiro Clover Z will perform the theme, while Maximum The Hormone’s 2008 song “F” will be featured in a particular battle scene at some point in the film.