In 1984, Akira Toriyama launched the Dragon Ball franchise. The now-famous TV and film franchise began as a regular feature in the popular manga magazine Weekly Shonen Jump. The series follows Goku from his boyhood escapades to his mature responsibilities as a Saiyan, and is based on the 16th-century Chinese classic Journey to the West and martial arts flicks. The colourful ensemble of personalities who make up his group of pals have all gone on to become distinct and significant characters in their own right.
Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero is the franchise’s most recent instalment. The story picks up in Age 784, after the events of Dragon Ball Z. The plot follows familiar Dragon Ball characters and fan favourites like as Piccolo, Vegeta, and Goku as they battle the rebuilt Red Ribbon Army, Goku’s lifelong foe, to destroy their “ultimate evil weapon.” New androids, Gamma 1 and Gamma 2, will also be launched.
Crunchyroll’s first fully worldwide distributed theatrical release and distribution in North America is this film. Super Hero will be released in theatres across the globe, including North America, Latin America, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Africa, the Middle East, and Asia.
Tetsuro Kodama is set to direct the film. Masako Nozawa voices Gohan, Goku, and Goten; Toshio Furukawa voices Piccolo; Yko Minaguchi voices Pan; Ry Horikawa voices Vegeta; Mayumi Tanaka voices Krillin; Aya Hisakawa voices Bulma; Takeshi Kusao voices Trunks; Miki It voices Android 18; Bin Shimada voices Broly; Kichi Yamadera voices Beerus; Masakazu Morita voices Whis; Soon, the English voice cast will be revealed.
Toriyama’s original work has become a fan favourite for generations, with pop culture references outside both comics and anime. With a global audience, it’s no surprise that the Dragon Ball universe is still going strong with the debut of Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero. Can we trust these new androids? What will become of the Dragon Ball characters? These questions’ answers will be disclosed soon! In Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero, find out!
Super Hero will be released in Japanese theatres on June 11 with English subtitles, with international theatres following in August. Below you can see the trailer for Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero.