It’s familiar, yet quite new at the same time.
Earlier today, Funimation started streaming an English dub trailer for Dragon Ball Super. The 95-second promo is identical to the teaser that hit the web earlier today, albeit with English dialogue.
Dragon Ball Super: Broly hits Japanese theaters on December 14. The feature receive IMAX, MX4D, and 4DX screenings, in addition to a standard theatrical run.
Funimation announced that they acquired the theatrical rights to Dragon Ball Super: Broly on July 12. The publisher will give the film a theatrical run in the United States and Canada in January 2019.
Tatsuya Nagamine (HappinessCharge PreCure!, One Piece Film Z) will direct the feature at Toei Animation. Series creator Akira Toriyama is providing character designs and writing the script for the feature.
Other confirmed staffers include:
- Animation Director: Naohiro Shintani
- Art Director: Kazuo Ogura
Toei describes the feature as:
The theme for this remarkable new film will be “Saiyan”, the strongest race in the universe. Since “Battle of the Gods”, Goku has undergone new forms from Super Saiyan God to Super Saiyan Blue to other evolved forms that have gone up against many invincible warriors from multiple universes. This new story will focus on the origin of the Saiyans’ strength and what it means to be Saiyan.
The project is the 20th Dragon Ball movie.
Dragon Ball is one of the most iconic manga and anime properties in the world. Akira Toriyama’s original manga first appeared in Weekly Shonen Jump magazine in 1984. To date, the series has spawned more than 40 collected manga volumes, as well as numerous spinoffs and anime adaptations.
To date, the Dragon Ball manga has sold more than 240 million volumes worldwide.