[Review] Dragon Ball Z : Resurrection F, glorious looking animation and great fight in one package

Dragon Ball Z : Resurrection F is a 2015 anime movie from Japan. It was released on April 18, 2015. The movie is the sequel of Dragon Ball Z : Battle of Gods which was released two years earlier. Just like the prequel, the one behind Dragon Ball Z movie is Toriyama Akira, the original creator of Dragon Ball. The production company behind this film is movie is Toei Animation and the anime is distributed by Toei Animation and 20th Century Fox.

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The story is about the return of Frieza which was resurrected by Sorbet, an alien creature used to be one of Frieza’s underling. After being resurrected, Frieza wants to take his revenge to Son Goku. Therefore, he trains himself and build his own army once again and head to the Earth. However, Goku and Vegeta aren’t on earth at that time since they are training with Whis, the servant of Lord Beerus The God of Destruction. With Goku and Vegeta absent, the rest of the team which consists of Son Gohan, Piccolo, Krillin, Master Roshi, and Tien Shinhan have to fight Frieza’s army to defend the earth until Goku and Vegeta back.

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The nice thing about this movie, it packs a lot of cool fighting action beyond the standard of Japanese anime. Unlike the Dragon Ball used to be, this time, Goku doesn’t take too long to charge his Kamehameha. This makes sense since now is already 2015. Even newer smartphones have Quick Charge features, especially the ones using high-end Qualcomm SoCs. And it appears Goku implements this Quick Charge feature in his Kamehameha as well. Of course it’s not just about Kamehameha. The battle scene is now fast and furious. The angle they use for the fight is really cool. Combined with super cool animation, this makes the fight looks even more glorious. The most glorious anime fight I’ve ever seen. Anyway, just like the previous Dragon Ball Z movie, Resurrection F also has some comedies even in a serious situation. This makes watching this movie feel more relaxing and not too tense.

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The animation is glorious! The character design is still the same with polished with a much better animation than older Dragon Ball Z movie. I can see the great looking animation and angle in the battle scene even more. They clearly pay a lot of attention to make this anime looks cool but still maintaining the original character looks!

The musics and sounds are good but I don’t really gets too excited with it. I’d say it’s just plainly good but not that great. Still not something I would consider bad though.

The popular characters making their appearance in this movie are Son Goku, Vegeta, Son Gohan, Bulma, Piccolo, Krillin, Master Roshi, Tien Shinhan, and of course Frieza. The not so popular characters who appears are Pilaf, Mai, and Shu. Shenlong, Beerus, and Whis also appears here. Other than they, Jaco the Galactic Patrolman also make his appearance here. I watch the English version of the movie with English dub. While, some (or even many) of you might not agree, I think the English voice of Dragon Ball sounds better than the Japanese one.

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Final Thoughts
Dragon Ball Z ; Resurrection F is an exciting movie. It packs many cool actions and fights and drawn in a cool looking animation while keeping the original design. The story itself is a bit boring for me since we got Frieza again unlike the Battle of Gods, which introduced Beerus as the new enemy. Not to mention that Frieza gets really strong this time. I was hoping that Gohan will be able to shine as a hero but that is not the case in this movie. I have several wishes for a better Dragon Ball Z movie and none of them are here. But this is Toriyama’s concept of Dragon Ball. It’s not perfect for everyone, but it is still very exciting.

Story 7
Animation 9
Sounds & Musics 7
Characters 8
Voice Acting 8
Overall 8
Rated as Very Good

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