Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero Movie Arrives This Summer (VIDEO)
The Dragon Ball Super anime may be long-ended at this point, but creator Akira Toriyama is clearly not finished chronicling the epic-scale brawls of Goku and his amazing martial arts-inclined friends. Following 2018’s well-received reimagining of Broly, Toei Animation is now set to release a follow-up adventure titled Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero, once again placing Goku face to face with the Red Ribbon Army as well as a new duo of unstoppable Androids.
Ahead of the movie’s Japanese premiere on June 11th, Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero now has a confirmed release in North America, with dubbed and subbed versions of the film hitting theaters sometime in Summer 2022. This theatrical deal was struck in a new partnership between Toei Animation and Crunchyroll, which also includes Latin America, Europe, Australia/New Zealand, Africa, the Middle East, and non-Japan regions of Asia. It’s a mystery right now, but exact premiere dates are expected to be unveiled in the weeks ahead.
The infectiously repetitious Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero was originally announced last May and formally unveiled at Comic-Con 2021. Akira Toriyama memorably attracted excitement regarding the all-new DBS adventure, touting vibrant modern visuals as well as a fully-CG animation style. This new release deal with Crunchyroll is the latest in a lengthy merger with Funimation, as parent company Sony continues to consolidate both content libraries under a single brand.
Taking place 10 years after the events of Broly (but before GT), Super Hero will see Goku face a newly reorganized Red Ribbon Army after last defeating the organization way back in the original Dragon Ball anime. This new threat namely takes the form of two cape-sporting Androids called Gamma 1 and Gamma 2. As of yet, little else is known about the plot, but the story, screenplay, and character design were all overseen by Akira Toriyama, leaving little doubt the film will please fans of the series thus far.
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