The release date for Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero for North America, U.K. Ireland, South Africa, Zambia, and Vietnam has been set!

Just after releasing in Japan, we now have official release dates for Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero the next film in the Dragon Ball Super franchise. The film was made with full commitment and deep involvement from Dragon Ball creator Akira Toriyama, who is behind the film’s original story, screenplay, and character design. In addition to the character designs, Toei Animation appears to have stepped up the animation quality to an entirely new level. Check out the powerful trailer featuring the English-dubbed voice cast in the official trailer from Crunchyroll below.

Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero Official Trailer

Dragon Ball is one of the animes I prefer the dub over the sub. You don’t get to be picky when all you had to watch TV were broadcast stations and you had to rewatch the Saiyan Saga to Goku arriving on Namek taking out Recoom with one blow, on repeat for two years on “Kids WB” Saturday mornings at 7:00 am. You did get 1-hour of Dragon Ball Z every Saturday morning, but the first episode and the second episode weren’t consecutive episodes, they were like a whole saga a part. Thankfully, Toonami saved us from the programming mess.

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If you don’t understand that pain, you don’t get to judge the dub vs. sub preference for this particular series, or any of the series in the original Toonami runs before we got spoiled with streaming services and simulcasts.

Anyways, Dragon Ball Super: Hero looks incredible. If the trailer wasn’t enough to hype you up, here are some stills from the film.

Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero Stills

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Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero is the first truly globally-distributed theatrical release for Crunchyroll. Crunchyroll is the sole distributor in North America while they have partnered with Sony Pictures Entertainment internationally. Here are the dates for all of the confirmed release dates for the film and in which territories so far:

  • August 18 in Australia, New Zealand, Mexico, Brazil, Peru, Chile, Argentina, Colombia, Central America, Ecuador, Bolivia, Uruguay, Paraguay
  • August 19 in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, South Africa, Zambia, Vietnam 
  • August 26 in India, Indonesia
  • August 30 in Malaysia, Brunei
  • August 31 in the Philippines 
  • September 1 in Singapore
  • September 8 in Taiwan
  • September 15 in South Korea
  • September 29 in Thailand, Hong Kong, Macao
  • Additional global release dates for the film will be announced soon.  

Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero releases in theaters on August 19, 2022, in North America, U.K. Ireland, South Africa, Zambia, and Vietnam. Tickets go on sale July 22, 2022.

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About Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero

Release: August 19, 2022, in North America, U.K. Ireland, South Africa, Zambia, and Vietnam
Based on: Dragon Ball by Akira Toriyama
Director: Tetsuro Kodama
Production Studio: Toei Animation
Distributed: Crunchyroll (North America), Crunchyroll and Sony Pictures Entertainment (International)
Cast (Dub): Kyle Herbert, Sean Schemmel, Robert McCollum, Christopher R. Sabat, Monica Rial, Sonny Strait, Eric Vale, Kara Edwards, Jeannie Tirado, Aleks Le, Zach Aguilar, Zeno Robinson, Charles Martinet, Jason Marnocha

Synopsis:
The Red Ribbon Army was once destroyed by Son Goku. Individuals, who carry on its spirit, have created the ultimate Androids, Gamma 1 and Gamma 2. These two Androids call themselves “Super Heroes”. They start attacking Piccolo and Gohan… What is the New Red Ribbon Army’s objective? In the face of approaching danger, it is time to awaken, Super Hero!

Are you excited for Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero? What do you think of the new animation style? Will this really be a Gohan movie or will it default to Goku as it has since the Cell Saga? Let us know what you think in the comments below and share your reactions with us on Twitter!

Source: Crunchyroll

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