Trivia / Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods

  • Author Existence Failure: Battle of Gods marked Kenji Utsumi's final role as Shenron before his death less than three months after its release.
  • Casting Gag:
    • It's not the first time Koichi Yamadera has voiced an amoral god, except the last time it was from an online game.
    • In regards of Beerus's Latin American Spanish voice actor José Luis Orozco:
    • In addition to José Luis Orozco, who voiced Suppaman in the Dragon Ball crossover with Dr. Slump, the Latin American Spanish dub brings back ten voice actors from the Dragon Ball franchise, albeit in different roles: Arturo Castañeda (who voices a crying child during the World Martial Arts Tournament in Dragon Ball Z) is the voice of Whis, Javier Olguín (the voice of Bubbles in Kai) is the voice of Dende, José Gilberto Vilchis (the voice of Burter in Kai) voices the Supreme Kai and Luis Daniel Ramírez (the voice of Krillin in the Buu saga) reprises his role as young Vegeta, while Circe Luna (the voice of Pan), Carlos Olizar (the voice of the Saibamen and Cell Juniors in Z), Rebeca Gómez (Pares's VA in GT), José Antonio Macías (the voice of Yamcha in Dragon Ball Evolution), Enzo Fortuny (the voice of Goku in the trailer for Evolution), Dafnis Fernández (the voice of Frieza in the first 98 episodes of Kai) and Eduardo Fonseca (the voice of King Kai in Kai) are additional voices.
  • The Cast Show Off: At the end of the film, Sean Schemmel does a near-perfect impression of Christopher Sabat's Vegeta when referencing the "My Bulma" scene.
  • Directed by Cast Member: The Latin American Spanish dub of the film was directed by Eduardo Garza, who also voiced Krillin.
  • Dueling Dubs: The film has two Brazilian Portuguese dubs: one made at the Clone studio (DVD), and another at Unidub (theatrical release/Netflix). Wendel Bezerra, the voice of Goku and owner/director of Unidub, wasn't available to reprise his character in Clone's version.
  • Fan Nickname: Super Saiyan God Goku is some times called Godku among the fandom.
  • The Other Darrin: In the Latin American Spanish dub:
    • Irwin Daayán stepped down from the role of Dende following the negative reception of Kai and Javier Olguín replaced him.
    • Laura Torres was replaced as the voice of Goten by an unknown actor, given Torres' participation in the ANDA strike against New Art Dub and getting banned from said studio.
      • While both René García (Vegeta) and Patricia Acevedo (Chichi) also went on strike against New Art Dub, they reprised their roles nonetheless. García is working regularly at New Art Dub again, while Acevedo has not returned since.
    • José Gilberto Vilchis voices Supreme Kai because his original VA Genaro Vásquez was in Canada at the time.
    • Héctor Lee provides the voice of King Kai, after Ricardo Hill (who dubbed him until the end of the Cell Saga) and José Luis McConnell (who dubbed him in the Buu Saga and GT).
    • Miguel Ángel Sanróman provides the voice of Master Roshi due to Jesús Colín's death.
    • Since Mai and Shu were regressed to children at the start of the film, Susana Moreno and Miguel Ángel Leal provide their respective voices instead of their original actors, Carola Vázquez and Ricardo Hill.
    • Ernesto Lezama voices Old Kai because of his original VA Enrique Mederos's death.
  • Promoted Fanboy: Band FLOW (who performed the film's themes) and Shoko Nakagawa (voice of the Oracle Fish) were all fans of the series growing up.
  • Real-Life Relative:
    • In the Latin American Spanish dub, Mario Castañeda and Arturo Castañeda (the voice actors of Goku and Whis, respectively) are father and son, making their relationship in the movie somewhat Hilarious in Hindsight.
    • Also from the Latin American Spanish dub, Susana Moreno (Mai's VA) is the niece of Eduardo Garza (the voice actor for Krillin).
  • Real Life Writes the Plot: Toriyama was originally not intended to be involved with the movie. However because Dragonball Evolution showed him what Dragon Ball might be like without his involvement, he jumped on board for not just this movie, but also the sequel and Dragon Ball Super, and even help guide Super's manga adaptation. This is one of the main reasons why a fair amount of fans consider these works canon over previous continuations like Dragon Ball GT.
  • What Could Have Been:
    • Beerus was a drastically different character before being further developed. Beerus was originally a lizard alien, spreader of a Hate Plague (his name was supposed to be a play on "virus"), and overall a more villainous character.
    • Beerus was going to be responsible for the Saiyans being evil, as part of his Hate Plague motiff. This was changed so that he merely suggested Frieza to destroy Planet Vegeta.
    • Super Saiyan God was going to look more like a golden version of the Super Saiyan 4 transformation with a cape according to Yamamuro. This was dropped for the more simpler design it got designed by Akira Toriyama.
  • The Wiki Rule: The Dragon Ball Wiki.


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