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The 21st and newest film to the Dragon Ball franchise, Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero, premiered in Japanese theaters this past Saturday. The film topped the box office in Japan for the previous weekend, selling around 498,000 tickets with a total gross of ¥670 million. Dragon Ball fans stateside have eagerly awaited when they will get their turn to see the next installment of the Dragon Ball Super films, and today, we now have that answer.
Today, Toei Animation and Crunchyroll have revealed an English dub trailer of the upcoming Dragon Ball Super film, revealing that the film will open in theaters around the United States and Canada on August 19.
According to Crunchyroll, Super Hero will be presented in over 2,300 theaters in the United States alone. Alongside the option to see the film either subbed or dubbed, select theaters will also present the film on IMAX screens. Tickets for the U.S. and Canada will go on sale on July 22.
As with the Japanese cast, the Funimation/Crunchyroll English dub cast will return to reprise their respective roles, including Kyle Hebert as Gohan, Sean Schemmel as Goku, and Chris Sabat as Piccolo and Vegeta. They’ll be joined by Zach Aguilar as Dr. Hedo, Aleks Le as Gamma 1, Zeno Robinson as Gamma 2, Charles Martinet (of Mario fame) as Magenta, and Jason Marnocha as Carmine. The full cast list is as follows:
The English voice cast includes:
- Son Gohan – Kyle Hebert
- Son Goku – Sean Schemmel
- Son Goten – Robert McCollum
- Piccolo – Christopher R. Sabat
- Bulma – Monica Rial
- Vegeta – Christopher R. Sabat
- Krillin – Sonny Strait
- Trunks – Eric Vale
- Videl – Kara Edwards
- Pan – Jeannie Tirado
- Dr. Hedo – Zach Aguilar
- Gamma 1 – Aleks Le
- Gamma 2 – Zeno Robinson
- Magenta – Charles Martinet
- Carmine – Jason Marnocha
Charles Martinet on Twitter: “So many thanks to @dragonballsuper , to everyone at @Crunchyroll , and to the amazing @JustChrisSabat . I am so touched and grateful for the chance to play with you guys! https://t.co/ewx8W0XaeU / Twitter”
So many thanks to @dragonballsuper , to everyone at @Crunchyroll , and to the amazing @JustChrisSabat . I am so touched and grateful for the chance to play with you guys! https://t.co/ewx8W0XaeU
Akira Toriyama, the original creator of the Dragon Ball franchise, has returned to create the film’s original story, screenplay, and character design, with Tetsuro Kodama as the film’s director. The production crew includes Naoki Satō composing the music, Nobuhito Sue as the art director, Chikashi Kubota as the animation director, and Jae Hoon Jung as the CG director. The film is being animated by Toei Animation.
The film’s synopsis is as follows:
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!
Prior to its release in Japan, Toei Animation released several :15 and :30-second television ads promoting Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero. It’s unknown if we’ll be seeing English dub versions of these trailers in the run-up to the North American release.
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