Yesterday it was confirmed that four-member Japanese rock band Maximum the Hormone’s 2008 song titled F will be featured in a battle scene of the upcoming anime film Dragon Ball Z Movie 15: Fukkatsu no F. The song was first released on July, 2008, the single peaked #2 at the Oricon and was the 44th bestselling single of 2008. The single went Gold in Japan, selling more than 100,000 copies on Japan and 150,000 copies worldwide. The song F is about the Dragon Ball character Freeza.
Akira Toriyama, the creator of Dragon Ball, stated that he was listening to the song when he named the nineteenth movie in the series, Dragon Ball Z: Fukkatsu no F. He had met the band personally through a friend and one of the members admitted that they had been singing the song about Freeza.
Dragon Ball Z Movie 15: Fukkatsu no F will be releasing in Japanese theatres on April 18th 2015. The film itself will also be shown in traditional 2D and in 3D, the first time the franchise will be in 3D.
Here is the first trailer that released:
The latest visual for the movie was earlier released:
Dragon Ball is an acclaimed manga created by Akira Toriyama that was first published in 1984. The first anime adaptation of the manga, Dragon Ball, first aired in 1986 and was produced by Toei Animation. The series ended in 1989, in which the second half of the manga was then adapted with a new name: Dragon Ball Z. The anime and manga series were insanely popular in Japan, with the manga itself selling over 156 million copies to date, being the second highest selling manga of all time. The anime was soon picked up by Funimation Entertainment in 1995 to distribute in North America, where they made their own dub for the anime. Since then, a slew of merchandise, films, manga, games and card games, began releasing worldwide to capitalise on the franchise’s popularity till this day, over 30 years since the manga was first published.
An Earth where peace has arrived. However, remnants of Frieza’s army Sorbet and Tagoma (from the Japanese word for ‘egg’) arrive on the planet. Their goal is to revive Frieza with the dragon balls. Their dastardly wish is granted, the “F” that plans its revenge against the Saiyans is revived…!