Today, Toei Animation announced the title and visual of the upcoming 20th Dragon Ball film, and the latest addition to the hit Dragon Ball Super series!
The upcoming film’s title has been revealed as Dragon Ball Super: Broly, with the tagline on the newly released visual reading: “The Greatest Enemy, Saiyan”. The film will open in Japan on December 14, with rumours from the film’s staff of a global release on the same day.
Original manga creator Akira Toriyama has some words to say on the new film:
“Everyone, do you know who Broly is?
He appeared only in past anime films, and is a ridiculously strong Saiyan. I am told I only drew his design; at that time I was mostly uninvolved with the anime, and so I completely forgot the details.
Even now it seems Broly is still very popular not just in Japan, but overseas as well, and because of that, the supervisors suggested, “Why don’t we make the movie about Broly this time?”
At that time I was shown the film, and I felt that it would become really interesting depending on how it’s arranged, so we started talking immediately about including Broly into the Dragon Ball Super series.
In order to not disappoint Broly fans, I was conscious of Broly’s past image, while also giving him new aspects, and I think he ended up as a fascinating Broly.
Of course, the film won’t just show amazing battles — it will also show what kind of fate Goku, Vegeta, and Broly will follow when they meet; how the Frieza Army is connected; and the history of the Saiyans — the content of the film is dramatic and has a huge scale.
That greatest Saiyan, Broly, appears!
There will be lots of other content that will be included for all the fans, so please look forward to it and wait a little longer until it is complete!!”
Staff for the film will include voice actress Masako Nizawa returning to voice Goku, creator Akira Toriyama as script writer and character designer, Tatsuya Nagamine (One Piece Film Z) as the film’s director, and Naohiro Shintani and Kazuo Ogura are serving as the animation and art director.
Other voice cast members without announced roles are Ryo Horikawa, Ryusei Nakao, Bin Shimada, Aya Hisakawa, Toshio Furukawa, Takeshi Kusao, Kouichi Yamadera, Masakazu Morita, and Katsuhisa Houki.
People who pre-order the film’s tickets in Japan will also receive one of two limited charms for Goku and Vegeta. The charms can change color based on the temperature, turning into Super Saiyan forms when hot, and turning into Super Saiyan Blue forms when cold.
Dragon Ball Super premiered in Japan in July 2015 on Fuji TV and other channels, and ended on March 25 this year. Toriyama confirmed in his comments that the show is ending “for now.”
With the new movie being released in December, hopefully this means we have more Dragon Ball super to come in the near future! We can’t wait!