Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F’ Opens in Canadian Theatres Next Month

While it feels like 2015 has seen a sharp decline in anime features on the Canadian silver screen, Dragon Ball isn’t your normal anime. Following the wildly successful run of Battle of Gods last year, Funimation and Toei have partnered up to bring the latest film in the series to North American screens asap. Coming less than four months after its Japanese debut, Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F’ will run at select Cineplex theatres on August 6, 8th and 10th in English dubbed formats.

The last film delivered on the nostalgic camaraderie I felt was needed in a Dragon Ball reunion film, but it looks like this new one is bringing back a more serious tone. Well, as serious as a franchise with characters named after underwear can be.

ressurrection fHot on the heels of last year’s summer blockbuster, Battle of Gods, Dragon Ball Z is back in theaters. Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F’ is the second film personally supervised by the series creator himself, Akira Toriyama. The new movie showcases the return of Frieza – one of the most iconic villains of all time.

Even the complete obliteration of his physical form can’t stop the galaxy’s most evil overlord. After years in spiritual purgatory, Frieza has been resurrected and plans to take his revenge on the Z-Fighters of Earth. Facing off against Frieza’s powerful new form, and his army of 1,000 soldiers, Goku and Vegeta must reach new levels of strength in order to protect Earth from their vengeful nemesis.

You can check out the 55 participating locations here (in case more are added, Funimation’s locator is here). Tickets are available to buy at Cineplex’s website. Battle of Gods also had screenings on unadvertised days, so keep an eye out for your local listings if you can’t make those three dates.

Watching the last film on the big screen was a lot of fun. It was nice to see it with a crowd that laughed and cheered at both the comedic and physical blows the movie landed. And I only caught a matinee. Going into Resurrection ‘F’ blind should only make that better.

    • Anime-Ash
    • July 18th, 2015

    After hearing about the rebrand of Family Channel and Disney XD into Family Extreme, is it possible that DHX can put anime on one of those channels, mainly Family Extreme? They seem to be more open to aquisitions. I recently saw a promo while watching Girl Meets World that Family has picked up the X-Factor (I am guessing the UK version). So their aqusitions do seem a bit random, could we see anime next? Or could fans push them to bring anime to Family Extreme?

    • With the Disney content being removed from those channels, there’s going to be a large void of programming that DHX will have to fill. They do produce a lot of shows themselves and have an impressive library, but a good chunk of that is dated. I can’t imagine 20-year old DiC shows will bring in any notable amount of viewership.

      Acquisition-wise, their backs are kind of against the wall too. Corus now has partnerships with Disney, Nickelodeon, Cartoon Network, Hasbro and Saban. That’s pretty much every major kids TV player in the US. DHX doesn’t have a tonne of choices left, so anime could certainly be something they pick up. However, I’d expect that to be limited to more younger-skewing shonen action shows than a potential Toonami equivalent. I’m sure everyone’s favourite Canadian anime series, Spider Riders, will be on there!

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