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Toei Animation has announced more details for the the upcoming 20th Dragon Ball film, including the film’s official title and visual. The film’s official title is “Dragon Ball Super: Broly” which is a reboot of “Dragon Ball Z: Broly – The Legendary Super Saiyan” .
DRAGON BALL SUPER: BROLY
The Legendary Saiyan appears.
Coming to Japan on 12.14.18 💥 https://t.co/XFNlmfpxe1 pic.twitter.com/F7WWbLqmly
— Toei Animation (@ToeiAnimation) July 9, 2018
The below visual’s tagline reads “The greatest enemy, Saiyan,” and confirms the film will screen in IMAX, MX4D, and 4DX in Japan in addition to regular screenings.
Original manga creator Akira Toriyama released a new comment for the film:
“Everyone, do you know who Broly is? He appeared only in past anime films, and is a ridiculously strong Saiyan. I am told I only drew his design; at that time I was mostly uninvolved with the anime, and so I completely forgot the details.
Even now it seems Broly is still very popular not just in Japan, but overseas as well, and because of that, the supervisors suggested, “Why don’t we make the movie about Broly this time?”
At that time I was shown the film, and I felt that it would become really interesting depending on how it’s arranged, so we started talking immediately about including [Broly] into the Dragon Ball Super.
In order to not disappoint Broly fans, I was conscious of Broly’s past image, while also giving him new aspects, and I think he ended up as a fascinating Broly.
Of course, the film won’t just show amazing battles — it will also show what kind of fate Goku, Vegeta, and Broly will follow when they meet; how the Frieza Army is connected; and the history of the Saiyans — the content of the film is dramatic and has a huge scale.
That greatest Saiyan, Broly, appears!
There will be lots of other content that will be included for all the fans, so please look forward to it and wait a little longer until it is complete!!”
Those who pre-order tickets for the film in Japan starting on July 20th will receive one of two charms for Goku and Vegeta. The charms change color based on the temperature, turning into the Super Saiyan form when hot and turning into the Super Saiyan Blue form when cold. The bonus items are limited to 50,000 in Japan only.
The images above feature Goku and Vegeta in winter gear, which previous issues of Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump and V Jump magazines revealed last month. Toriyama designed the outfits. The issues also teased the return of Frieza plus three new characters named Chirai, Remo, and Kikono, who are all aliens wearing armor. Chirai and Remo are also equipped with scouters.
The film will star Masako Nozawa as Goku and other voice cast members whose roles have not been announced yet which include, Ryo Horikawa, Ryusei Nakao, Bin Shimada, Aya Hisakawa, Toshio Furukawa, Takeshi Kusao, Kouichi Yamadera, Masakazu Morita, and Katsuhisa Houki.
Dragon Ball creator Akira Toriyama is writing the script and designing the characters, Tatsuya Nagamine is directing the film, Naohiro Shintani is serving as animation director, and Kazuo Ogura is serving as art director, Norihito Sumitomo is composing the music, Rumiko Nagai is the color designer, Naotake Oota is in charge of special effects, and Kai Makino is the CG director. Toei is distributing the film in collaboration with 20th Century Fox.
All the buzz created form the announcement today has “Broly” trending in the United States and Worldwide on Twitter:
In other related news, in a partnership between Toei Animation and Fathom Events announced last month, the original Broly Movie “Dragon Ball Z: Broly – The Legendary Super Saiyan” along with two other Dragon Ball Z Movies “Dragon Ball Z: Bardock — The Father of Goku and Dragon Ball Z: Fusion Reborn” will be coming to U.S. theaters later this year as well. Dragon Ball Z: Broly – The Legendary Super Saiyan will hit theaters on Saturday, September 15 and Monday, September 17, “Dragon Ball Z: Bardock — The Father of Goku and Dragon Ball Z: Fusion Reborn” which will be a double feature hits theaters Saturday, November 3rd and Monday, November 5th. All 3 films are remastered and tickets went on sale June 27th.
Fans will also receive an exclusive Broly trading card from Bandai’s Dragon Ball Super card game, along with posters for the two movies.