Upcoming ‘Dragon Ball’ super anime film unveils new characters, and more

At Friday’s Special Dragon Ball Panel at San Diego Comic-Con virtual, Toei revealed that Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero will be the title of the second animated film in the Dragon Ball Super series. 

The film’s title refers to the film’s “superhero” theme. A teaser video was released by Norihiro Hayashida – producer of the TV anime and movies for the Dragon Ball series, Masako Nozawa – the voice for Goku, Akio Iyoku – executive producer for Dragon Ball series and editor to series creator Akira Toriyama, and Masako Nozawa – the voice for Goku.


New characters will be joining the adventure! 

A virtual Dragon Ball Comic-Con booth will be available on the official website of the franchise.

It is expected to debut in 2022. The release date may vary depending on the country or region.

Screenplay and the character design are the responsibility of Akira Toriyama, the original creator. While the film Dragon Ball Super Broly was still being produced, he was already working on the script. Toriyama sent this message to his fans: “A brand new movie, Dragon Ball Super: Broly, is currently being made! As with the previous film, I am heavily involved in another incredible film’s story and dialogue production.

Although I shouldn’t go into too much detail about the plot, be ready for some intense and entertaining bouts that may include an unexpected character. We will be exploring new territory in terms of visual aesthetics to give the audience an incredible ride. I hope everyone enjoys the movie!”

The planning for the film’s new project began in 2018, just before Dragon Ball Super: Broly was released. The film aims to tell “a large-scale story.” Toriyama is also responsible for writing dialogue lines and story composition.

The only 21st animated film in the entire Dragon Ball franchise

In Japan, the Dragon Ball Super: Broly movie opened in December 2018. 

Funimation began showing the film in cinemas across the United States and Canada in January 2019. The film grossed more than US$120 million worldwide. 

Akira Toriyama, Dragon Ball creator, wrote the script and designed all the characters. 

On the other hand, OTatsuya Nagamine, One Piece Film Z’s director, directed the film. Naohiro Shintani, the animation director, and Kazuo Ohgura, the art director, were also involved. 

The music was composed by Norihito Sumitomo. Funimation released the film on home video.

The Dragon Ball Super TV anime series debuted in July 2015 and ran for 131 episodes through March 2018. Crunchyroll and Funimation streamed the series live as it aired. Funimation also released the series on home video.


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