The story of Dragon Ball Super: SUPER HERO has a time jump in the timeline. Pic credit: Toei Animation

The Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero movie USA release date has been confirmed for August 2022, the middle of the Summer 2022 anime season.

Like the DBS: Broly movie, there will be a Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero English dub in addition to a cinema premiere with Japanese audio and English subtitles.

The release date of Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero in Japan is June 11, 2022. It was originally scheduled for April 22, 2022, but then it was delayed due to the Toei Animation hack in March 2022, which hijacked the studio’s computer systems by malware.

On May 10, 2022, Crunchyroll and Toei Animation announced that the new Dragon Ball Super: SUPER HERO movie will be distributed by Crunchyroll and Sony Pictures Entertainment.

The DBS: SUPER HERO movie is coming to cinemas around the world on all continents, including North America, Latin America, Europe, Australia/New Zealand, Africa, the Middle East and Asia.

Crunchyroll’s Dragon Ball Super: SUPER HERO trailer shows off the new 3D animation.

“For more than 30 years, the Dragon Ball franchise has thrilled fans around the world who follow the world’s greatest warriors defending Earth from forces of evil,” said Crunchyroll president Rahul Purini. “We are thrilled to partner with Toei Animation to bring fans the latest chapter of Dragon Ball Super to the legion of superfans eager to continue the adventure and grow the anime audience discovering it for the first time. .”

An older Dragon Ball Super: SUPER HERO trailer.

This article contains everything known about the release date of the Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero movie USA and all related news. As such, this article will be updated over time with news, rumors and analysis. In the meantime, let’s get into what is known for sure.

The story of Dragon Ball Super: SUPER HERO

Here’s the story summary for the DBS: SUPER HERO movie as described by Crunchyroll:

The Red Ribbon Army was once destroyed by Son Goku. Individuals, continuing his spirit, have created the ultimate Androids, Gamma 1 and Gamma 2. These two Androids call themselves “Super Heroes”. They begin to attack Piccolo and Gohan… What is the purpose of the new Red Ribbon Army? When danger approaches, it’s time to wake up, Superhero!

“A brand new movie since Dragon Ball Super: Broly is currently in the works!” Dragon Ball creator Akira Toriyama wrote. “Like the last film, I’m directing the story and dialogue production for another production for another great film.”

In addition, the film is directed by Tetsuro Kodama. Composer Naoki Satou makes the music. Chikashi Kubota is the animation director while Jae Hoon Jung is the CG animation director.

Dragonball Super: Super Hero
Scene from the Dragonball Super: Super Hero movie with new androids Gamma 1 and Gamma 2. Pic credit: Studio Toei Animation

Dragon Ball Super: SUPER HERO English Dubcast

The Japanese voice actors for the DBS: SUPER HERO movie include:

  • Masako Nozawa (Gohan, Goku and Goten)
  • Toshio Furukawa (Piccolo)
  • Yuuko Minaguchi (pan)
  • Ryou Horikawa (Vegeta)
  • Mayumi Tanaka (Krillin)
  • Aya Hisakawa (Bulma)
  • Takeshi Kusao (suitcases)
  • Miki Itou (Android 18)
  • Bin Shimada (Broly)
  • Kouichi Yamadera (Beerus)
  • Masakazu Morita (Whis)
  • Hiroshi Kamiya (Gamma 1)
  • Mamoru Miyano (Gamma 2)
  • Miyu Irino (Dr. Hedo)
  • Volcano Ota (Magenta)
  • Ryota Takeuchi (Carmine)

In an email correspondence, Crunchyroll stated that the Dragon Ball Super: SUPER HERO English dub voice cast will be announced shortly.

Promotional images for Dragon Ball Super: SUPER HERO featuring Goten, Trunks, Krillin, Android 18 and Bulma.
Fans will learn more about which characters Dragon Ball Super: SUPER HERO will follow. Pic credit: Toei Animations

Why The Dragon Ball Super: SUPER HERO Movie USA Release Date Is August 2022

As of the latest update, Toei Animation, Sony Entertainment, Crunchyroll, or any other company involved in the production of the anime have not officially confirmed the exact release date of Dragon Ball Super: SUPER HERO USA. However, the DBS: Super Hero movie has been confirmed to hit theaters in August 2022.

Once the news is officially confirmed, this article will be updated with the relevant information.

November-December and May-July are generally considered the best timing for a tentpole movie to have a shot at a blockbuster premiere, while January and February are considered the “dump months” for bad movies. So it was always unlikely that the release date of the DBS: Super Hero movie would be early 2022.

Another factor is that the coronavirus pandemic is being affected by seasonal weather changes. Since movie theaters are more likely to open during the warmer summer months, this is the prime target for blockbuster movies.

The international release with a Dragon Ball Super: SUPER HERO English dub is planned to optimize the chances in US theaters and other countries such as UK, Canada and more. The anime production committee and the company buying the international rights want to avoid competing with a major American film that will overshadow the Dragon Ball Super movie 2022.

For example, the release date of Demon Slayer: Mugen Train USA was April 2021. Slightly earlier than May’s blockbusters was probably the wisest move, although the timing was largely forced by COVID-19 restrictions and the reopening of US theaters.

On the other hand, unlike Demon Slayer, the release date of Dragon Ball Super: SUPER HERO US is still within a month of its Japanese theater premiere. The movie Dragon Ball Super: Broly premiered in Japan in mid-December 2018, while the US release date by FUNimation was mid-January 2019.

Despite being considered a dump month, Broly set box office records for an anime movie. Based on this history, the release date of the Dragon Ball Super: SUPER HERO movie USA is apparently timed for optimal exposure to the competition rather than waiting until November 2022. target.

Keep in mind that this August 2022 movie premiere probably wasn’t the original plan since the DBS: SUPER HERO movie was delayed in Japan. The original plan was probably June 2022, which would have been better as the kids are on summer vacation.

Dragon Ball Super Pan
Besides being slightly older, the new Pan character design shows off a new haircut. Pic credit: Toei Animation/Akira Toriyama

Dragon Ball Super Moro Storyline Waiting For Dragon Ball Super Season 2?

Fans had long speculated whether the new 2022 Dragon Ball Super movie would adapt the Moro storyline to the Galactic Patrol Prisoner saga in the Dragon Ball Super manga. After all, it is the next manga storyline after the universe tournament of power arc that was in dragon ball super season 1.

The new Super Hero movie is definitely going in a different direction and Toriyama also confirmed that the Dragon Ball Super: SUPER HERO 2022 movie will have an original story… and an “unexpected character”! Which was probably a reference to the androids of the Red Ribbon Army.

Another character design showed that Pan was noticeably older compared to the Tournament of Power arc. In the current Dragon Ball timeline, Dragon Ball Legends, DBS: Broly and then the Moro arc take place after the Tournament of Power in that chronological order.

So, based on Pan’s age relative to the timeline, it looks like the DBS: Super Hero movie has a big time jump, so it takes place sometime after the Moro arc.

The Dragon Ball Super Moro storyline will likely be adapted by a new Dragon Ball Super Season 2 anime TV series. To put things in perspective, the power arc tournament was 16 manga chapters long and matched 55 anime episodes, while the Moro arc spans 26 chapters.

Warning: The following contains spoilers for the DBS manga that may relate to Dragon Ball Super Season 2.

dragon ball moro
In the Dragon Ball Super Moro manga storyline, Goku and Vegeta join the Galactic Patrol to hunt for an ancient wizard named Moro. Moro was imprisoned for 10 million years and escaped from Galactic Prison. Moro’s abilities allow him to steal the powers of others, and his plans for the dragon balls on Namek threaten both Earth and the entire universe. Photo credit: Akira Toriyama

Therefore, the Moro arc is simply too long to fit into the limited runtime of a DBS movie. At the same time, the tournament manga version of power arc came out after the anime, so it’s hard to make such comparisons as the anime detailed everything as the manga moved on to new territories.

The Dragon Ball Super manga is currently in the Granolah the Survivor arc. The storyline is very interesting because there is a bounty hunter who tries to steal the dragon balls to get revenge on Frieza for destroying his people.

Let’s hope the Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero 2022 movie leads to an announcement of Dragon Ball Super Season 2. Stay tuned!

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