- Dragon Ball Z Battle of Gods Full Movie
- Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods was released in Japanese theaters on March 30, 2013. There is currently no word on an international release.
In the end, I really enjoyed watching Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods. It was a great nostalgic trip from beginning to end. The comedic moments were not only funny but also true to the series, and the fight scenes were excellent one and all. But make no mistake, Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods is pure, unmitigated fanservice. However, Battle of Gods is one of those films that prove “fanservice” isn't always a dirty word. If you have ever seen anything Dragon Ball and liked it, you will probably enjoy this movie even if your tastes in anime have long since moved on.
- Battle of Gods provides a stark contrast to how much animation has changed since the early 90s. New cg animation techniques allow for camera shots that would have been costly and prohibitively difficult in hand-drawn animation. But more than that, the changes in animation technology allow for what are easily the most beautiful fights in all of Dragon Ball. The final battle between Goku and Bills demonstrates this perfectly with chase cameras following the two of them as they corkscrew and twist through the sky. It really is visually stunning.
Let me be blunt here. After Super Saiyan, Ascended Super Saiyan, Ultra Super Saiyan, Full Power Super Saiyan, Legendary Super Saiyan, Super Saiyan 2, Super Saiyan 3, Super Saiyan 4 and all the various forms of fusions, did we really need a new kind of transformation?
Transformation, as a way to power up, is already an overused concept in Dragon Ball. So while some will be excited to see this new form in action, others will no doubt be annoyed that, once again, learning a new transformation is the only hope for victory.