Crunchyroll, Toei Animation and Sony Pictures Malaysia have announced they will release Dragon Ball Super Super Hero, the newest film in the worldwide anime blockbuster franchise, in cinemas worldwide in summer 2022 starting from August.
This is the first truly globally-distributed theatrical release for Crunchyroll and is distributed in North America by Crunchyroll. Internationally, the film will be distributed by Crunchyroll and Sony Pictures Entertainment. The film will be coming to cinemas around the world in all continents, including North America, Latin America, Europe, Australia/New Zealand, Africa, the Middle East, and Asia (excluding Japan, which will release the movie on 11 June 2022).
Don’t worry, the film will be released in Japanese with subtitles and dubbed.
Rahul Purini, President of Crunchyroll, said:
“For more than 30 years, the Dragon Ball franchise has delighted fans around the globe who have followed the world’s greatest warriors who defend Earth from forces of evil. We’re thrilled to partner with Toei Animation to bring fans the latest chapter of Dragon Ball Super to the legion of super fans eager to continue the adventure and to grow the anime audiences who are discovering it for the first time.”
Dragon Ball Super Super Hero is the second film in the Dragon Ball Super franchise. Dragon Ball Super Broly was released in 2018 to fans around the globe, including Malaysia (and we reviewed it as well). The film has grossed over US$120 million at the box office globally and is the fifth highest grossing anime movie at the box office in the U.S.
The official Dragon Ball Super Super Hero synopsis reads:
The Red Ribbon Army was once destroyed by Son Goku. Individuals, who carry on its spirit, have created the ultimate Androids, Gamma 1 and Gamma 2. These two Androids call themselves “Super Heroes”. They start attacking Piccolo and Gohan… What is the New Red Ribbon Army’s objective? In the face of approaching danger, it is time to awaken, Super Hero!
The film, with full commitment and deep involvement from Dragon Ball’s original creator Akira Toriyama, has the legendary manga creator behind the film’s original story, screenplay and character design.
Additionally, the film will be directed by Tetsuro Kodama and the Japanese voice actors for the film include Masako Nozawa (Gohan, Goku and Goten), Toshio Furukawa (Piccolo), Y?ko Minaguchi (Pan), Ry? Horikawa (Vegeta), Mayumi Tanaka (Krillin), Aya Hisakawa (Bulma), Takeshi Kusao (Trunks), Miki It? (Android 18), Bin Shimada (Broly), K?ichi 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 English voice cast will be announced soon.
Check out the official trailer below: