Crunchyroll and Toei Animation announced today that Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero, the newest film in the Dragon Ball universe, will be coming to theaters globally this summer, marking the first, most defnitely NOT last, worldwide film release for Crunchyroll.
The film is being distributed in North America by Crunchyroll and by Crunchroll and SOny Pictures Entertainment internationally. Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero will be coming to North America, Latin America, Europe, Australia/New Zealand, Africa, the Middle East, and Asia. The film will debut in Japan on June 11th, 2022. The film will be released in Japanese with subtitles, as well as dubbed.
We're celebrating today's announcement with the official subtitled trailer for the film, as well as the first Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero poster, and several still from the upcoming film for good measure. Make sure and check them out below!
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), 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 English voice cast will be announced soon.
Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero is the second film in the Dragon Ball Super franchise. Dragon Ball Super: Broly, the first film in the franchise, was originally released in 2018 and has grossed over $120 million at the box office worldwide and currently sits in the 5th position for highest grossing anime movie at the box office in the United States.
The Dragon Ball phenomena began in 1984 when Japan’s well-known manga from Akira Toriyama premiered in Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump – becoming a top ranked title throughout its 10 and a half years of publication. Since then the manga’s popularity has continued to grow and has sold over 260 million copies worldwide. Dragon Ball's popularity has extended its reach beyond manga and includes TV anime, movies, video games and merchandising. Now 38 years after the launch of the original manga, Dragon Ball continues to evolve and will reach new heights starting with this new large-scale movie.