Sunday, February 24, 2013

New 'Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods' Tidbit & FLOW Music Videos

The highly anticipated release of the new Dragon Ball Z movie, 'Battle of Gods', is fast approaching as we move closer to that March 30th release date, and thanks to the hard-working folks at Kanzenshuu, we now have a bit more information on the movie - though it may or may not be mentioned in the film itself.

In a somewhat separate news item, the original manga by Akira Toriyama is being released in Japan in a full-color version, so far comprising the entire 'Saiyan Arc' in three volumes, with more to come later. Each of the volumes contains a Q&A section towards the end, and thanks to a translation by Hujio over there, we now have this info in particular to work with.

"Q7: Why is Kaiō’s planet so small?

A: The fact is, it was destroyed by the God of Destruction!!
It used to be so big that its diameter was about 100 times that of Kaiō’s current planet. Apart from the size it was completely the same as it is now, with nothing but grassy fields and roads. Kaiō-sama enjoyed his hobby, driving, but then one day Birusu, the God of Destruction, stopped by and they played a video game together (it was a car racing one). Birusu lost, and so the planet was destroyed by the peeved God of Destruction. Kaiō then took a large leftover fragment, whittled it down to a sphere, and built a road on it so that he could have fun driving there. This became Kaiō’s current planet."

I for one absolutely love this information, as it feels like such a Toriyama answer...though the fact that it's a new movie mention in an otherwise unrelated product, one can't help but wonder if this was somewhat planned as well.

As one other final bonus, we now have music videos for the FLOW cover of 'Head Cha La', which will serve as the opening to the film, as well as 'HERO' which will serve as an insert song. Those are courtesy of fogdark on the Kanzenshuu forums, whom I believe uploaded them as well as posted them.

Those music videos can be viewed here and here, and are a great way to hear the songs in better quality than what we had before. While I find the 'Head Cha La' cover to not be FLOW's best work, 'HERO' is a pretty catchy song.

That sums it all up for now. For more news on stuff like this that you can't see here, head over to Kanzenshuu proper to read it first-hand for yourself.

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