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Dragon Ball Z Cleans Up On The Weekend

We recently reported on the eve of the first Dragon Ball Z movie in 17 years and the anticipation and expectation that this movie would perform well at the box office.

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Well, those fears can be put to bed with the movie, Dragon Ball Z: Kami to Kami (“Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods”), opening up on the past weekend in Japan and raking in the cash. The film opened on March 30th across 312 screens taking in ¥683,925,000 or approximately $US7.1 million. In terms of how many people saw the film in its opening weekend, that translates to 561,098 eager DBZ fans who flocked to the cinemas. The movie also marks the first film to be shown in digital IMAX in Japan.

Speaking with Toei, the compadbz charactersny behind the movie, they’re expecting to movie to go on and make ¥3 billion, that’s a lot of DBZ fans however it’s entirely possible this will happen with this opening weekend completely eclipsing the figure the last two One Piece movies took in.

Word on the street is that the movie itself is actually quite good although some viewers have been heard reporting that there’s quite a lot of comedy and not so many of the over the top fight sequences that the series is revered for. But one thing that everyone agreed on was that the movie looked gorgeous with both artwork and colour, this is being helped along by the advancements in animation over the past 17 years.

Dragon Ball Drinks Return To Japan

March 30th heralds the release of the film, Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods in Japan, so to mark the occasion, themed cans of soft drinks will be making a return to Japanese vending machines.

The drinks, Dragon Ball Cola Zero and Cider, will contain six different designs when they load up in vending machines on February 25. The cans of Dragon Ball Cola Zero will pay their respects to the Saiyan Saga while the Cider will have images from the Frieza storyline. And both drinks will contain a bevy of ‘vitamins’ to see you through the day.

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The last time DBZ cans hit the streets was March 2012 when DyDo DrinkCo did this for the “Heroes Hall Can Reprint” series. Those cans featured Son Gohan, Vegeta, Son Goku, Piccolo, Frieza, King Kai, Trunks, Cell, Super and Saiyan Goku. The drinks were marketed as containing “the heavenly power of seven” vitamins. These were vitamin B1, vitamin B2, vitamin B6, vitamin B12, vitamin C, niacin, pantothenic acid.

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