Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero in cinemas globally
May 11, 2022
By Nik Roseveare
Crunchyroll and Toei Animation have announced it will release Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero – the newest film in the worldwide anime blockbuster franchise – in cinemas around the globe this summer.
This is marks the first globally-distributed theatrical release for Crunchyroll, who will be the sole distributor in North America. Internationally, the movie will be distributed by Crunchyroll and Sony Pictures Entertainment.
The film will be coming to cinemas across the globe in all continents, including North America, Latin America, Europe, Australia/New Zealand, Africa, the Middle East, and Asia (excluding Japan, which will debut the film June 11th). The film will be released in Japanese with subtitles and dubbed.
“For more than 30 years, the Dragon Ball franchise has delighted fans around the globe who have followed the world’s greatest warriors who defend Earth from forces of evil,” said Rahul Purini, President of Crunchyroll. “We’re thrilled to partner with Toei Animation to bring fans the latest chapter of Dragon Ball Super to the legion of super fans eager to continue the adventure and to grow the anime audiences who are discovering it for the first time.”
Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero is the second film in the Dragon Ball Super franchise following Dragon Ball Super: Broly which was released in 2018 to and grossed over $120 million at the box office globally – outting it at #5 in the highest grossing anime movie at the box office in the US.
The film, with full commitment and involvement from Dragon Ball’s original creator Akira Toriyama, has the legendary manga creator behind the film’s original story, screenplay and character design.
Additionally, 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.