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Gohan Gets A New Look in the Next DRAGON BALL Z Movie

Track suits are in next year!

Personalities can be cyclical, no? Perhaps it shouldn't be too surprising that Gohan would return to the nerdiness of his childhood now that he's a married family man.

The forthcoming issue of V JUMP magazine, as relayed by ANN, has revealed a few more details about the new DBZ feature film, F IS FOR RESURRECTION (translation still pending). The captions on the art above stress that Gohan is picking these duds up while pointedly hanging his Great Saiyanman costume away. It's amusing to think he'd have to calm down and get a real job after Goku saved the world in BATTLE OF GODS, but the more likely explanation is that Toriyama wanted a little more variety during the fights, and less dudes in orange gis.

(The even more likely explanation is that he wanted another figurine to sell).

The spot also offers a much clearer look at the film's new villains, Sorbet and Tomago, and reveals a bit of odd reshuffling in the voice cast, as well. Not that that will necessarily matter to English-speaking audiences once the official import comes along. I'm just waiting for the inevitable, awkward translation that makes "Sorbet" sounds more menacing (like how "Beerus." was somehow scarier than "Bills").

BarThaRipperon Dec. 17, 2014 at 1:04 p.m.

Lol I saw this a few a days ago and while the outfit change makes sense since he is married with a baby on the way, and probably not focused on fighting as much anymore, he looks really goofy.

Daniel_Newton moderator on Dec. 17, 2014 at 1:07 p.m.

So it's settled that it's Gohan and not Yamcha, I mean the lack of scars gave that away really but he did look very Yamcha-like in the promo artwork. I've always loved Toriyama's art style but when he changes one of the adult male hairstyles it can be really hard to tell who it is. Maybe giving most characters black hair wasn't a great idea in retrospect.

As for the outfit... ehh. I guess it makes sense if he's become a scientist or professor or whatever.

I just hope it's Vegeta who gets to kick Freiza's ass (or at least deal the finishing blow) in this movie and not Goku again.

SSJjanembaon Dec. 17, 2014 at 2:33 p.m.

bad look, doesn't even look like gohan

Kino88on Dec. 17, 2014 at 7:21 p.m.
so I'm guessing this post Majin Buu universe is discounting all that GT crap right?, cause if so that would mean Toriyama Has just created an alternate timeline, doesn't it?, I mean I guess it hardly matters to me at this point That Freiza is coming back, because as lame as most of GT was, I've already seen them bring back Freiza in that series, as a matter of fact didn't Goku already brawl for a bit against Freiza and cell, when he was in the afterlife, I guess it always bothered me how death doesn't truly exist In the Dragon ball universe,
BarThaRipperon Dec. 17, 2014 at 8:24 p.m.

@Kino88 said:

so I'm guessing this post Majin Buu universe is discounting
all that GT crap right?, cause if so that would mean Toriyama
Has just created an alternate timeline, doesn't it?,
I mean I guess it hardly matters to me at this point
That Freiza is coming back, because as lame as most of GT was,
I've already seen them bring back Freiza in that series,
as a matter of fact didn't Goku already brawl for a bit against
Freiza and cell, when he was in the afterlife,
I guess it always bothered me how death doesn't truly exist
In the Dragon ball universe,

I think BOG and Fukkatsu are part of the regular anime timeline since they are considered canon and GT is an alternate timeline in which BOG and this movie never happened. Just speculation though.

luthluth is online on Dec. 18, 2014 at 4:21 a.m.

I don't like it at all

reiyoon Dec. 18, 2014 at 5:38 a.m.

@BarThaRipper said:

I think BOG and Fukkatsu are part of the regular anime timeline since they are considered canon and GT is an alternate timeline in which BOG and this movie never happened. Just speculation though.

Exactly. This is the main timeline while the "GT crap" is the alternate, same as other movies.

Gohan looks... totally different.

Kuma_From_Argentinaon Dec. 20, 2014 at 9:24 a.m.

He looks an awful lot like Yamcha....

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