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August 2, 2014

The Honolulu Star-Advertiser

Aug. 02--'Dragon Ball' fans have 2 chances to catch 'Battle of Gods'

Goku and the gang are back!

"Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods," the first feature film in 17 years of the popular Japa­nese anime, is screening at Consolidated Theatres Ward Stadium 16 on Tuesday and Aug. 9.

The major baddie of "Battle of Gods" is Beerus, an Anubis-like God of Destruction that searches for our hero Goku after hearing of the Saiyan warrior who defeated Frieza. To protect Earth, Goku and the rest of the Z fighters must find a way to stop Beerus before it's too late.

The film, originally released in Japan in March 2013, is directed by Masa­hiro Hosoda and written by Yusuke Wata­nabe and Dragon Ball series creator Akira Tori­yama. The English-language version features the voices of Sean Schemmel, Christopher R. Sabat and Jason Doug­las.

Tuesday's screening is at 7 p.m. ($8 for children and seniors, $11.50 for adults). The Aug. 9 screening is at noon ($8 children and seniors, $9.25 adults). The movie will also be shown at Maui's Kaahumanu 6 on the same schedule.


Stefanie Nakasone, Star-Advertiser

Discover astronomical wonders with Big Bird and pals

Blast off on an imaginary trip to the moon with Sesame Street's Big Bird, Elmo and their new friend from China, Hu Hu Zhu, as Windward Community College's Hokulani Imaginarium presents "One World, One Sky: Big Bird's Adventure" on Friday. Showtimes are 7 and 8 p.m.

"It's a very delightful show, very engaging and interactive," said planetarium manager Mary Beth Laychak.

During the hourlong show, children learn how to find the sun, moon, Big Dipper and North Star, and compare what the sky looks like in Hawaii and Beijing. When Big Bird, Elmo and Hu Hu Zhu return to Earth, they discover that no matter where we live, we all share the same sky.

Hokulani Imaginarium is a high-tech planetarium equipped with a Definiti 4K full-dome system from Sky-Skan. The college is at 45-720 Kea­ahala Road in Kaneohe.

Reservations are recommended by calling 235-7433. Tickets can be picked up 15 minutes before the start of the show. Cost is $7 for adults; $6 for University of Hawaii students, military and seniors; $5 for children 12 and under.

Nina Wu, Star-Advertiser


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