Two Japanese celebrities have lent their voices in Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods – Olympic gold-medalist judoka Kaori Matsumoto (25 years old) and voice actress/singer Shoko Nakagawa (27 years old). Matsumoto (pictured on the left) will play a female motorcycle police officer who appears during a party held for Bulma, while Nakagawa (pictured on the right) will play a Prophecy Fish who notifies Bils about Goku. You can see both of them with pictures of their characters in the following images. Standing between them is Masako Nozawa, the Japanese voice actress for Goku (who also play Gohan, Goten, and others).
The press were recently invited to an event with both Matsumoto and Nakagawa saying some of their lines for the movie. This was their second time together doing this. The first was for the actual movie and this second time was for the media. From Anime Games Online’s understanding, the first video has audio of Bils (whose voice actor is not shown) and Nakagawa as the Prophecy Fish from the previous recording. It’s revealed Bils was told about Goku 39 years before the time period the movie took place!
In the second video (below), at the 15 second mark, Matsumoto gives a line from Battle of Gods: “Again? Are they having a gigantic cherry-blossom festival or something at Capsule Corporation?”. A voice (presumably the director) then asks her to do it again, but with more energy. Matsumoto in surprise, jump spins and Nakagawa gives her a bit of advice: “like you’ve taken your battle strength to full power!”. Then it’s Nakagawa’s turn, who shedding tears of joy, says that she is really happy to be here and will do her best. She says her lines like in the first video.
After the recording session the Japanese voice actress for Goku (who also play Gohan, Goten, and others) Masako Nozawa, joins the event on camera.
A reporter asks Nakagawa about her experience with recording Battle of Gods to which she replies that it was a dream come true to be in the same universe as Goku, Vegeta, and Trunks. She was so excited that she couldn’t get any sleep before her recording. Nakagawa continues on to say she feels like she is in a fantasy since she got to meet Nozawa-san.
Then a reporter asks about Matsumoto’s experience with recording for the movie to which she responds she is very happy. She turns toward Nozawa-san and says a part from matches, she doesn’t show much emotion. Nozawa says it’s fine as long as she shows it then. As mentioned earlier, Matsumoto is a gold medal Olympian. Nakagawa adds a comment “when you were competing for the medal, did you use Kaioken? Like times 20 or 30?” Everybody laughs and Matsumoto, in a reserved manner, says she did with the power of the world!
Toward the end of the video, at around the 4:08 mark, Nakagawa is asked if she has any request for Nozawa-san. She replies that she would like her to say something similar to what Goku would say.
Nozawa-san responds in Goku’s japanese voice, “Hey, Shoko-tan! Want go get some food with me?” Nakagawa falls to the ground in excitement saying that she will, apologizing for such a request in front of the media and for possibly peeing herself!
Then at the end of the video they do a Triple Kamehameha with Nakagawa saying her scouter just broke and this was the greatest!
Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods is the 18th movie in the Dragon Ball anime series. It will take place between Dragon Ball manga chapters 517 and 518, in the 10 year timeskip after Goku defeats Buu, but before the 28th World Martial Arts Tournament. Akira Toriyama along with Toei Animation, Fox International Productions Japan, Shueisha, Fuji TV, Bandai, and Namco Bandai Games are all involved. Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods is set to release in Japanese theaters March 30, 2013. There is no word on a North American or European release date at this time for either movie.