Funimation Entertainment announced at SXSW that it will distribute the English dub of “Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F” in theaters across North America this summer.
The company has also partnered with 20th Century Fox and Toei Animation to hold the film’s world premiere (in Japanese, with English subtitles) April 11 at the Egyptian Theatre in Los Angeles. A limited number of tickets are available for purchase from the official website.
The 19th feature film in the animated franchise, “Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F'” marks the return of the iconic villain Frieza (hence the “F” in the title). Here’s the official synopsis:
An Earth where peace has arrived. However, remnants of Frieza’s army Sorbet and Tagoma 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…!
Series creator Akira Toriyama was directly involved in the production, and is credited with the original concept, screenplay and character designs.
“Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F'” opens April 18 in Japan.