That little blue imp-like creature and his gang from the original Dragon Ball are making a return in the 2015 Dragon Ball Z movie, Revival of “F”. The information comes from the voices actors for the characters who recently teased the appearance of Emperor Pilaf, Mai, and Shu!
Here is what Shigeru Chiba, the Japanese voice actor for Emperor Pilaf wrote:
It was a pleasure to be the Great King Pilaf today!
Eiko Yamada, the Japanese voice actress for Mai, tweeted:
The Dragon Ball Movie: Revival of “F”, 4/18 national release! Today Pilaf, Shu, and Mai finished recording! After a long time, it was fun for these 3 people to get together!
The last time we saw Emperor Pilaf, Mai, and Shu was in the previous movie Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods, where they attempted to take the Dragon Balls during Bulma’s party, but were sidetracked by the festivities. The three were kids in the movie as they had made a wish prior to the events in Battle of Gods to regain their youth, but a mistake in their wording caused them to become younger than they’d like. At the end of Battle of Gods, Mai and Trunks (who called her his girlfriend to appear suave in-front of Goten) are seen sitting together on top of a tree. Aside from their antics in Battle of Gods, the trio did not make an appearance in Dragon Ball Z outside of flashbacks or their picture randomly shown on items as a cameo.
Along with her tweet, Eiko Yamada shared a picture of the three and of Shigeru Chiba in the recording booth. From left to right are the Tessho Genda (Shu), Eiko Yamada (Mai), and Shigeru Chiba (Emperor Pilaf).
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Dragon Ball Z 2015 Movie: Revival of “F” is the nineteenth featured film in the legendary Dragon Ball series. All is well on Planet Earth until one day survivors of Frieza’s army, Sorbet and Tagoma, attack. Their goal, achieved: bring back Frieza from the dead with the power of the Dragon Balls! With the worst wish in history granted, Frieza is plotting his revenge against Saiyans. Armed with a mysterious and unrevealed transformation, what kind of surprise power does he have in-store? We’ll have to find out beginning on the Japanese theatrical release date of April 18, 2015. No word on a release in North America or anywhere else in the world at this time.