Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero, the newest film in the massively popular anime franchise, will enter theatres worldwide this summer, according to Crunchyroll and Toei Animation.
Super Hero will be Crunchyroll’s first globally integrated theatrical release. It will be the second installment under the Dragon Ball banner, following the launch of Broly in 2018. The 2 anime movies are sequels to Dragon Ball Super, which has both a manga and an anime series, the latter of which stopped producing new episodes in 2018.
“The Dragon Ball franchise has enthralled fans across the world for more than 30 years as they follow the planet’s finest warriors as they defend Earth from evil powers,” said Crunchyroll President Rahul Purini. “We’re ecstatic to be collaborating with Toei Animation to offer the latest chapter of Dragon Ball Super to the legion of superfans eager to continue the adventure and to expand the anime audience who are experiencing it for the first time.”
So, here’s what we know so far about the new anime movie.
Dragon Ball Super: When Is the New Movie Super Hero Releasing?
After being forced to postpone its planned release date due to server hacking, Toei Animation has confirmed when the long-awaited film will be released.
On June 11, 2022, Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero will be released in Japanese theatres. The highly anticipated film based on Akira Toriyama’s work has already been given a new release date, according to Toei Animation. The feature film’s premiere, which was originally set for April 22, has been postponed indefinitely owing to a security breach on Toei Animation the servers.
The anime hub’s first globally distributed theatrical film will also get released by Sony Pictures Entertainment and Crunchyroll. The anime film will be released in theatres on all continents, including North America, Latin America, Europe, Australia/New Zealand, Africa, the Middle East, and Asia, with subtitles and dubbing available.
As a result of the incident, both Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero and other anime series such as One Piece and Dragon Quest: The Adventure of Dai had to postpone their specific anime airing dates. The dates for these anime’s comeback to Japanese television stations with fresh episodes were also recently confirmed.
Dragon Ball Super: What’s the Storyline of Super Hero?
Dragon Ball Super’s new film Super Hero is set to take place just after the film Dragon Ball Super: Broly, but before the 28th Tenkaichi Budokai (World Tournament). Major storyline information for Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero has been disclosed by Toei Animation. Shueisha executive producer Akiyo Ikoyu stated that they intended to underline that the movie is all about superhero vibes.
Toei Animation also introduced us to a new summary besides the latest video in early March 2022, suggesting a mystery “ultimate evil weapon.” So, according to several sources, Toei Animation has revealed a little bit about the film’s plot.
Goku has already defeated the terrible ‘Red Ribbon Army‘ organization. But their spirit endured. The RR develop the new androids ‘Gamma 1‘ and ‘Gamma 2‘ and begin their retribution now that they’ve been restored.
Piccolo detects the strange activity right away and slips into the Red Ribbon facility, where he discovers an unfathomable ‘ultimate evil weapon’…!! To entice Gohan to the base, Pan is kidnapped. He joins the fight there as well, and unparalleled Super combat ensues! So, What will the outcome of this deathmatch be?! And what does the future hold for the Earth?
Other Z Fighters will get their moment to shine in the new film, according to Toei Animation’s presentation at the Comic-Con panel. In Toei Animation’s presentation, Akio Iyoku, one of the producers of Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero, announced that the story will be largely focused on Gohan and Piccolo.
Dragon Ball Super: Who Will Be Seen in the New Adventures?
Many Characters for Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero has been released, giving us an idea among which characters will be featured in the anime film. The first is Goku, who is played by Masako Nozawa and is a Saiyan who was reared on Earth. After his clashes with Jiren and Broly, played by Bin Shimada, he’s still developing! He is now undergoing training with Whis.
Gohan is Goku’s eldest son, and he is also voiced by Masako Nozawa, he has greater talent than both Goku and Vegeta, who is portrayed by Ryō Horikawa. Then Piccolo is a Namekian who is voiced by Toshio Furukawa. Pan is Gohan and Videl’s firstborn daughter, played by Yuko Minaguchi.
Gamma 1, voiced by Hiroshi Kamiya, is the first of Dr. Hedo’s (who is voiced by Miyu Irino) new Android series. Gamma 2, voiced by Mamoru Miyano, is the second of Dr. Hedo’s new Android series. Then there’s Magenta, played by Volcano Ota, who is the President of Red Pharmaceuticals and the Red Ribbon Army’s current public face, and Carmine, portrayed by Ryota Takeuchi, who is Magenta’s confidant and driver and is known for his big pompadour.
Who Are Involved in the Production Team of Super Hero?
Akira Toriyama is contributing “immensely” to the film’s production, according to official information. From the storyline to some of the character designs.
Masako Nozawa, who has played Kakarot/Goku since the beginning, expressed her excitement for the CGI feature last October, saying, “I want to inform Dragon Ball fans all throughout the world that this new movie, Dragon Ball Super: SUPER HERO, will undoubtedly exceed all your expectations.” Executive producer Akio Iyoku, producer Norihiro Hayashida, and director Tetsuro Kodama make up the rest of the production crew.
The Dragon Ball Super event at New York Comic-Con 2021 unveiled the first official trailer for Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero, hinting at a big crisis and sinister organization lurking in the shadows. The trailer featured 3D animations and showed off the new alien characters, including Gamma 1 and 2, as well as Broly’s return.
The trailer also depicts a supercharged Pan, implying that Gohan and Videl’s daughter would use her Super Saiyan abilities in the film. So, let’s enjoy the trailer and get the idea of this upcoming ultimate anime film on 11 June 2022.