A blaze has burned through the Internet this week. That blaze is the power of Dragon Ball. For those who may not know December 3, 2014 marks the 30th anniversary of Akira Toriyama’s classic Manga-turned-Anime. As we get closer and closer to Dragon Ball’s 30th the DBZ camp has just announced a new film: The Resurrection of F. To quote Japanese metal band Maximum the Hormone ‘F’ is for Frieza. That’s right, the next DBZ antagonist happens to be the greatest Dragon Ball villain of all time, Frieza. Take a look at this film’s poster.
Seeing this poster has made me happy in a way that I haven’t felt in a long time. For those of us who waited day-in-and-day-out as preteens for Namek to finally explode, my heart is swelling with a sick joy. While Frieza has made returns since then, he has not been Goku’s primary villain for quite some time. It’s as though Toriyama and his crew wanted to give we 20-somethings a time machine back to the days of Toonami and X-Treme Doritos. Frieza was a villain of pure evil, something that forced former enemies to bond together to defeat his rage of galactic destruction. We may have never seen Vegeta as a hero if it wasn’t for Frieza. He was also responsible for ONE of Krillin’s deaths which semi-directly gave us this.
It takes a lot of rage to make a guy like Goku lose his cool.
I couldn’t be more excited. I was lucky enough to see Dragon Ball Z: Battle of the Gods in the theaters for its short theatrical run. The entire experience was surreal. The US never got to watch DBZ on the big screen and the fact that I may be able to see it again has made me quite ecstatic. I’m hoping that The Resurrection of F gives us a bit more conflict and combat than Battle of the Gods, but I’m still happy to watch Goku and his crew battle it out in my local theater. I can already smell the Twizzlers.
We’ll keep you updated as more news comes out, in the mean time enjoy this theme song.