According to the 33rd issue of Weekly Shonen Jump magazine, it has revealed that upcoming film fantasy/action anime series Dragon Ball Z will be set during the “lost decade” of the original manga.
The “lost decade” is set between chapters 517 (A Happy Ending… And Then…) and 518 (10 Years After) after Majin Buu’s defeat. Familiar characters like Krillin, Piccolo, Vegeta and others will also appear in the film. It has also announced that the film is not a spinoff, but a story in the official history of anime series.
The new Dragon Ball Z film will premiere on March 30, 2013.