Crunchyroll Y Sony Pictures Entertainment announced this Tuesday, June 14, the exact date of the premiere of the new film by Dragon Ball Super on the big screen. It will be on August 18 for all of Latin America and will have two versions: dubbed and subtitled. In Japan it was already released on June 11 and ranked among the top five films in dragon ball with the best theatrical release in a weekend.
Crunchyroll had already confirmed his alliance with Toei Animation to be the distributor of the film. In fact, a similar case happened with the films of demon slayer Y jujutsu kaisen who had a great step on the big screen. On this occasion, with a shorter waiting period than those just mentioned, Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero It will be seen in theaters in Mexico, Brazil, Peru, Chile, Argentina, Colombia, Central America, Ecuador, Bolivia, Uruguay and Paraguay on the same date. A day later in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, South Africa, Zambia and Vietnam.
On its opening day in Japan, Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero already got good news: it sold almost twice as many tickets as Dragon Ball Super: Broly. The former surpassed 200,000 tickets and the latter had sold 111,000 tickets on its debut. superhero it also ranked first at the box office on the same Saturday and managed to close in on $5 million. In the entire weekend, he sold 500,000 tickets. It will undoubtedly be a long-awaited premiere.
The desire of the public is due to two things: Piccolo and Gohan work together again as protagonists and a long time passed between one film and another. Almost four years. Also its creator, Akira Toriyama, actively participated in this new feature film and even gave enough notes in the press campaign to promote it. On the other hand, the controversy over CGI animation ended up being quite attractive after the first reviews.
“For more than 30 years, the franchise dragon ball has delighted fans from all over the world who have followed the greatest warriors who defend the Earth from the diabolical forces,” he said. Rahul Purini, President of Crunchyroll, to accompany the announcement of the theatrical release more than a month ago. He also added data on how the distribution rights were negotiated: “We are excited to be able to partner with Toei Animation to offer the latest chapter of Dragon Ball Super to the legion of super fans eager to continue the adventure and increase anime viewers who are discovering it for the first time.”
Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero It is the second film in the franchise. Dragon Ball Super. The first, Broli, was released globally in 2018 and grossed over $120 million at the worldwide box office and is the 5th highest-grossing anime film in the US.
“The Red Ribbon Army, an evil organization that was destroyed at the time by Goku, has new members who have been in charge of creating the most powerful androids ever, known as Gamma 1 and Gamma 2. They call themselves ‘superheroes’ and start attacking Piccolo, Gohan and others… What is the real objective of this renewed Red Ribbon Army? With evil stalking the world, now is the time to wake up. Wake up superhero!” Says the new official synopsis.
The advances of Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero revealed that the story takes place several years after the events of the anime and movie Broli. In her, Gohan Y Piccolo they have been training together during this stage given the latest facts. Gohan he will reach his -new- definitive form, but he will also return to his old uniform. Piccolo, for his part, seems to have found a next state in his power, although he does not promise a great change in physical appearance as the Saiyans express it.
According to the extensive press release announcing the arrival in theaters, the film “has the commitment and intervention” of Akira Toriyamaoriginal creator of dragon ball, in the writing of the script and the character design of the film. The film will be directed by Tetsuro Kodama and the Japanese voice cast includes Masako Nozawa (Gohan, Goku and Goten), Toshio Furukawa (Piccolo), Yūko Minaguchi (Pan), Ryō Horikawa (Vegeta), Mayumi Tanaka (Krillin), Aya Hisakawa (Bulma), Takeshi Kusao (Trunks), Miki Itō (Android 18), Bin Shimada (Broly), Kōichi Yamadera (Beerus), Masakazu Morita (Whis), Hiroshi Kamiya (Gamma 1), Mamoru Miyano (Gamma 2) , Miyu Irino (Dr. Hedo), Volcano Ota (Magenta), and Ryota Takeuchi (Carmine).
The franchise recently celebrated 36 years of its first appearance on television, but it continues to entertain old and new generations and continues to add to the legend of the legendary Saiyan warrior. Due to this phenomenon, dragon ball continues to release countless posters, images and previews of his next adventure that you can see in this note.
Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero It will be released on August 18 in Latin America.