Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods is making it’s way to Japanese DVD and Blu-ray this September! Specifically, September 13, 2013. There will be a standard edition of the movie on DVD and Blu-ray as well as a limited edition that is being sold across all retailers in Japan. Then there is also a Amazon Japan exclusive Blu-ray limited edition copy of the movie!
The standard edition (being sold in stores on DVD and Blu-ray across Japan) is just the movie itself with a collection of trailers and design materials on a single DVD or Blu-ray disc enclosed in a case one would normally expect. It is then covered by a special slipcase. The official title of the movie is “Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods”, but interestingly enough the slipcover adds the word “the” to the title.
The limited edition of Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods (being sold in stores on DVD and Blu-ray across Japan) comes with a host of extra goodies in addition to the movie, trailers, and design materials collection found in the standard edition. First off there is a bonus disc that contains a recording studio report, a day 1 on-stage greeting (likely composed of the movie cast), and an interview collection! Then there is an assortment of physical goodies – a Super Saiyan God three-dimensional wall figure, a postcard set featuring the covers of all 18 Dragon Ball movies, and a special photograph booklet. All of these items are housed in black/gray Battle of Gods box featuring a render of Goku with Shenron in the background. The Blu-ray edition has a blue strip at the bottom with a few screenshots and some information. It is interesting to note, the DVD version says “The Battle of Gods” on the black/gray box, while the Blu-ray version just says “Battle of Gods”.
The Amazon Japan exclusive limited edition is packed with everything the other, non-exclusive limited edition comes has plus a steelbook, which is a higher quality case for the movie composed of metal. On one side of the steelbook case’s outlayer is Shenron with the Z-Warriors looking toward him and then on the other it’s Goku, Gohan, Vegeta, Trunks, Goten, and Piccolo posing. On the inside of the steelbook case is Pilar, Mai, and Shuu.
Links to buy (release date: September 13)
- Standard Edition DVD – Amazon Japan | CDJapan
- Standard Edition Blu-ray – Amazon Japan | CDJapan
- Limited Edition DVD Bundle – Amazon Japan | CDJapan
- Limited Edition Blu-ray Bundle – Amazon Japan | CDJapan
- Amazon Japan Exclusive Limited Edition Blu-ray Bundle – Amazon Japan
Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods Worldwide Release News
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 was released in Japanese theaters on March 30, 2013. There is no word on a North American or European release date at this time, however, Toei has acknowledged a huge international response and has received government funding for a potential release.