Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero will arrive in the US and EU in August 2022, with a recently leaked poster revealing a possible release date.
There are only a handful of franchises that can boast the history of the Dragon Ball series, and there are even fewer franchises that can maintain their success for four decades!
There were some concerns that the next installment in the already extensive slate of theatrical films in the series, Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero, could miss theaters outside of Japan entirely following Toei Animation’s hack.
However, all concerns have now been allayed as Crunchyroll confirmed they will be bringing the Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero movie to theaters around the world – now a leaked poster image claims the film’s international release date has now been set.
Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero release outside of Japan is scheduled for August, but when?
On May 10ththFinally, Crunchyroll confirmed that they will be bringing the upcoming anime movie Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero to theaters outside of Japan this summer.
In a press statement, the platform said that “the film will be released globally in both subtitled and dubbed formats in North America, Latin America, Europe, Australia/New Zealand, Africa, the Middle East and Asia (excluding Japan). ”
Unfortunately, Crunchyroll hasn’t shared a more specific international theatrical release date just yet, but the platform has indicated that more information will be shared soon. However, new reports are now circulating online that the film will open in the US on August 19th.
This information comes from the Twitter user ‘trickthem‘, who shared a poster image for the North American release. The post appears to be legitimate, with the tagline “Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero Exclusively in Movie Theaters August 19”.
While any sort of leaked promotional image should be taken with a large pinch of salt, especially if information remains unconfirmed by official sources, the poster in question is the same image Crunchyroll shared when it announced its US release – which is what’s on it indicates that this is a US release on August 19 may be correct.
The film was originally scheduled to premiere on April 22 in Japannd2022, but has unfortunately been postponed to June 11thth because Toei Animation’s internal networks were hacked earlier this year.
What is the movie Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero about?
The upcoming Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero movie is a sequel to the 2018 Broly movie and will focus on The Red Ribbon Army; an evil organization that Goku had previously destroyed in the main anime series.
However, the organization was reformed by a group of humans who were able to create new and improved androids – beings that will give our heroes one of their toughest battles yet.
“The Red Ribbon Army was once destroyed by Son Goku. Individuals carrying on his spirit have created the ultimate androids Gamma 1 and Gamma 2. These two androids call themselves “superheroes”. They start attacking Piccolo and Gohan… What is the goal of the New Red Ribbon Army? With danger approaching, it’s time to wake up, superhero!” – Summary of the preview of Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero via Crunchyroll News.
The film will also be the first installment in the iconic franchise to be produced primarily using 3DCG animation.
How many Dragon Ball movies are there?
Including the upcoming Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero, the franchise will have produced 23 theatrical films, rising to a total of 29 anime films (including TV compilation films) and also containing several live-action parts (although only one is canon).
- Dragon Ball: The Curse of the Blood Rubies (1986)
- Dragon Ball: Sleeping Princess in the Devil’s Castle (1987)
- Dragon Ball: Mystical Adventure (1988)
- Dragon Ball Z: Dead Zone (1989)
- Dragon Ball Z: World’s Strongest (1990)
- Dragon Ball Z: The Power Tree (1990)
- Dragon Ball Z: Bardock – The Father of Goku (1990)
- Dragon Ball Z: Lord Slug (1991)
- Dragon Ball Z: Cooler’s Revenge (1991)
- Dragon Ball Z: The Return of the Cooler (1992)
- Dragon Ball Z: Super Android 13! (1992)
- Dragon Ball Z: Broly – The Legendary Super Saiyan (1993)
- Dragon Ball Z: Unbound Bojack (1993)
- Dragon Ball Z: Broly – Second Coming (1994)
- Dragon Ball Z: Bio Broly (1994)
- Dragon Ball Z: Fusion Reborn (1995)
- Dragon Ball Z: Dragon’s Wrath (1995)
- Dragon Ball: The Road to Power (1996)
- Dragonball Evolution Live Action (2009)
- Dragon Ball Z: Clash of the Gods (2013)
- Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F’ (2015)
- Dragon Ball Super: Broly (2018)
- Dragon Ball Super: Superhero (2022)
This article will be updated once Crunchyroll confirms a theatrical release date for Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero in North America and Europe.
By Tom Llewellyn – [email protected]
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