In case you’ve been living under a rock or just happen to pass by our dimension, Dragon Ball Z, Kami To Kami (Battle Of Gods) is reaching Philippine shores via SM Cinemas on August 14th after an alleged failure of negotiations, according to an anonymous tip.
Regardless, I’m a staunch supporter of things like this. Let’s encourage the men in suits that there IS a market here in our country for Japanese movies. After all, in the advent of a $61.7 million revenue for the Rurouni Kenshin film, with a sequel on the way and its primary antagonist already cast, I’m optimistic that our otakudom and its craving for all things weeaboo can be sated.
Which brings us now to this bit I saw online. I can’t believe this slipped under my radar, as I usually notice amusing stuff like this quickly. Months ago when Dragon Ball Z: Kami To Kami (Battle of Gods) was aired in Japanese theatres, KFC actually had a special Dragon Ball Z set meal that includes some 350 ml “Dragon Bottles” topped with a glow-in-the-dark Dragon Ball, with seven designs for all seven balls. An eighth design features Gokuu’s Supaaaaaaa Saiyajin hair.
Of course, knowing Japan and its propensity to do… well, otaku-ish stuff, they actually offer THE ENTIRE SET, all eight bottles with eight pieces of juicy, 11-herbs-and-spices-y chikin for 5,000 Yen.
If you missed this and actually want one soooo bad, you CAN buy the bottles in Yahuoku (Yahoo Auctions) Japan, with prices ranging 300 to 2000 Yen per bottle or 4000 to 6000 Yen for the full set. It may be a worthy investment for diehard Dragon Ball Z fans.
Bookmark the SM Cinema page for Dragon Ball Z Kami To Kami (Battle Of Gods). Check back often to see when schedules come online and purchase your tickets. Until then, sit back and rape the replay button up there if you have to. It’s not everyday you get to hear Gokuu say 行くぞ、ケンタキーーー (IKUZO KENTAKIIIII)! After all, Kentaki de SO GOOD!