The movie "Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero" makes its debut on the big screen and shows us some new androids, which apparently are members of the old familiar Red Patrol. Both the story and the script and character design were in charge of Akira Toriyama, the creator of the Dragon Ball universe, which adds a special touch to this movie.
Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero there is one detail that will probably lower the enthusiasm a bit: the tape will not be part of the "canon" history of Dragon Ball, at least not for some fans and specialists in the world of anime and manga, such as Yanina de los Milagros Torti Frugone, who completed a master's degree in Cultural Industries, Politics and Management at the National University of Quilmes, with a thesis on digital consumption related to anime, manga and cosplay.
“(The new film) does not respond to anything canon. It is simply a Dragon Ball card game that is going to be released in Japan and 'Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero' is basically the animation of that, that is, it is a great propaganda that perhaps has a story, but it is a great excuse to promote the game. This does not mean that it is not valid or that it is liked or that the fans like it, because clearly one loves the universe to which one has been committed for many years”, comments Torti Frugone in an interview with CNN En Español.
But what does this canon refer to? Simply put, it refers to the fictional story that is validated by its original author.
"The canon is what the author supposedly considers valid in his story that he himself executed in some way, created, devised, lived, drew or was in the supervision of the narration," explained the specialist.
Therefore, we can say that in Dragon Ball there are productions that are part of the canon and others that are not, the first being what will make you understand the original story and the second what is not essential for the main plot (although sometimes equally appreciated by fans).
It is a complicated route to navigate if you are just starting your adventure in Dragon Ball. The path of each follower is different.
But do not worry. To guide you, Torti Frugone told us about one of the options you can follow to understand the original story of Dragon Ball. It is not the only option there is and it may differ from others, as the academic acknowledges; however, it can save you a lot of time. We will tell you below.
The teacher in Cultural Industries adds that Akira Toriyama is an author who came up with things along the way, so there may be a gap in the time of publication and the chronological time of the original story.
Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero has ended up clicking at the box office. The delay in its premiere would have been the main reason for this sharp drop that has made the film the worst performing in recent years, below Dragon Ball Z: The Battle of the Gods.
The hack at Toei Animation scuppered plans for an April release and caused the film to be released outside of its original frame. Its opening weekend was a real success, of course, with $4.98 million in grosses and 498,000 tickets sold. However, he couldn't even chain two weekends in a row as the leader due to the arrival of Top Gun: Maverick.
One Piece Film Red, on the other hand, is achieving very positive figures (6,474 billion yen in its first nine days, which would come to 4,7191,549.26 euros) and is on its way to being the best box office film in the international franchise.
The feature film has so far been released in Japan and will gradually expand to the rest of the world, just like Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero. In fact, the premiere of One Piece Film Red has only been surpassed by Kimetsu no Yaiba: Infinity Train.
The puncture of the new Dragon Ball Super movie: Super Hero could be due to the promotion that the feature film is receiving or due to the fact that it has been made entirely by CGI and that has not finished convincing the fans.
It has certainly been a fairly important turn within the franchise that has not fallen into everyone's favor. It is expected that the film manages to overcome those numbers in its international release anyway. Super Hero will be released on September 2 in our cinemas.
The second Dragon Ball Super movie takes the characters we know and love and presents them in a brand new aesthetic as the first 3DCG animated film in the franchise.
Dragon Ball fans will be glad to know that the stylish new film "successfully manages to thread the needle between past and present, while showing love for its characters' already coded personalities and finding a new path for them." According to our review of Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero.
Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero will be released next month. If you are wondering how and where you can see it yourself, take a look at the following information.
In Spain, the release date of Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero is confirmed for next September 2, and it will do so both in theaters and in streaming. If you do not want to see it in the cinema and on the big screen, you will have to have a subscription to Crunchyroll, which will be the only service that will have the premiere film in streaming.
Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero is recommended for people over 13 years of age due to its action/violence content and the inclusion of tobacco. The film has a total duration of 1 hour and 40 minutes including the credits.
This summer is the summer of 'One Piece', between the manga's 25th anniversary celebration and the premiere of 'One Piece Film Red'. The new movie in the franchise has broken records in theaters, though sadly the other big anime release of the summer has fallen far behind in numbers.
'One Piece Film Red' has been in theaters for just over a week and is already the second best opening of the entire franchise, although it is expected to exceed the collection of 'One Piece Film Z'. Not only that, but it is also the second best premiere in the history of Japan and has not surpassed 'Kimetsu no Yaiba: Infinite Train' by very little.
If we get to the figures, the new 'One Piece' movie has raised 6,474 billion yen in just nine days, which translates into 4,7191,549.26 euros, and accumulates 4.620 million tickets sold.
Keep in mind that the film has been in theaters for a very short time and that international releases are still ahead, with which it is on its way to becoming the franchise's biggest blockbuster. Using Shanks and his story as a teaser has hit the nail on the head with 'One Piece' fans, because despite the mixed reviews the film has been receiving, 'One Piece Film Red' is the anime film of the summer.
Which unfortunately brings us to 'Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero', which despite coming from the great anime franchise has fallen far behind expectations in terms of revenue.
The premiere of 'Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero' was scheduled for last April, so it had plenty of potential to sweep the spring box office. However, the Toei hack ended up causing several delays in the studio's productions and the "Dragon Ball" movie was one of the victims, so the premiere went to June.
Although (how could it be otherwise) 'Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero' had a great first weekend, the hype for the film has been dying in the weeks following its premiere. It is officially already the worst-performing movie in the franchise in the last ten years, even behind 'Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods'.
It was originally going to be released on a holiday, which may have helped with the box office. It is also very possible that despite being a good experiment, fans have not responded too well to the CGI animation of 'Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero', and the more traditional ones may not be very keen on changing Goku and Vegeta for Gohan and Piccolo as protagonists.
After passing through theaters in Japan, it is time for Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero to begin its journey around the world. The new film of the acclaimed anime series arrives this Thursday and Friday for Latin America and the United States. The specialized press was able to see the new adventure of Goku and company, and this is what they said.
Originally Super Hero had plans to be released much earlier, but a computer attack on Toei Animation led to the suspension of the dates of most of the anime titles that the company manages. After the police investigation, the company set a new date, delivering on June 11 for Japan and from August to September for the international market.
This movie is located after the Tournament of Force and Dragon Ball Super: Broly. His story tells us that the hated Red Ribbon Army is back. Those responsible for confronting Goku when he was a child and for creating the Androids and Cell together with Doctor Maki Gero, prepare a new plan that involves more battle Androids, in this case the so-called Gamma 1 and Gamma 2. To attract attention of the Z Fighters, the organization kidnapped Pan, the daughter of Gohan and Videl.
Goku's firstborn will be in charge of rescuing the little girl and will have the help of his teacher and also his father figure, Piccolo.
Last year the first previews of the film were presented, then it was revealed that the film would innovate with an animation style never seen in the saga created by Akira Toriyama. The situation reached a hype as great as Goku's Genki-dama when it was learned that the story would give rise to two characters that have long deserved all the attention, Piccolo and Gohan.
When we think of Dragon Ball, and specifically, of the Z Warriors, it is inevitable to think of Piccolo. The Namekian is a character that has been in the franchise since its inception, when he was the villain that Goku faced when he was little. It is true that he was not the same Piccolo, since the one we have now is the son of the one we knew as the Demon King.
Even so, our Piccolo has also had his time of wanting to destroy Son Goku, but he had a change and became Gohan's teacher, practically his second father, and also a very, very wise being. As the Dragon Ball story progressed, we realized that our Namekian lagged behind in terms of power level, as both Goku and Vegeta became more and more powerful and unattainable.
It had to be in the new movie Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero where he and Gohan received that "power up" that, apparently from many of the fans, they both already deserved. Of course, the spoilers have come everywhere, since the film has been released in Japan since June 11, and will not arrive in Spain until September 2.
Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero” has made the leap from Japan to the rest of the world, especially Latin America. If you're looking forward to Piccolo and Gohan's new adventures, you'd better be aware of the release date and how you can enjoy Toei Animation's latest film work.
Let's start with the most important fact: the release date. Crunchyroll has officially confirmed that Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero will hit theaters in Mexico, Chile, Brazil, Colombia, Peru, Ecuador, Bolivia, Paraguay, Venezuela, Uruguay, and Central America on August 18. Additionally, the Caribbean countries Aruba, Trinidad and Tobago, Curaçao, Suriname and Jamaica will receive the premiere a day later, on August 19.
Crunchyroll confirmed that the new Dragon Ball movie will be available with a Latin Spanish dub with Mario Castañeda as Goku, Luis Manuel Ávila as Gohan, Carlos Segundo as Piccolo, René García as Vegeta, Lalo Garza as Krillin, among others.
Interested in being the first to see Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero? Below we share the links so you can buy your tickets. The pages of Cinemark Peru and Cineplanet Peru offer functions from two in the afternoon of August 18. Both websites offer the online payment service, so you will only need a credit or debit card to make the transfer and add your personal data.
So far it has not been revealed which streaming platform Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero will arrive on or when it will do so. But considering that Crunchyroll has the distribution rights, it is likely that it will arrive on the streaming platform a few weeks after its official launch.
The new Dragon Ball Super movie marks many firsts for the franchise that could question the official canon, it is worth mentioning that this article will contain some spoilers.
If you want to see it on your own, we recommend you wait a little longer, as Crunchyroll and Toei Animation have mentioned that the latest film of the successful world-renowned anime franchise, Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero in Latin Spanish, will be released on the 18th of August 2022, including the release date in Mexico and Latin America.
Dragon Ball Super has reinvigorated the popularity of the venerable Shonen Jump franchise for a new generation. This has of course resulted in several films, although he bucks this trend with another.
The Dragon Ball movies of the last decade have had continuity with the anime, something that was not the case with the older movies in the franchise. And, for this reason, his fandom has questioned what and what is not in the official canon.
In fact, the recent leaks of the movie have got the fandom excited to see the newest movie, Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero, finally getting a Western release this month. Given the precedent so far for these movies, the bigger question is whether the movie is canon and continues the story of the anime. And, the answer is: Yes, it is a film within the official canon of the saga, like the rest of the franchise's productions in recent years.
The story of Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero moves the action away from Goku and Vegeta to focus on Gohan and Piccolo. The villains are none other than the Red Patrol Army, who first angered Goku when he was a child.
Years later, his associate Dr. Gero would create the androids as well as Cell, the latter of which was defeated by Goku's son Gohan. Now, the conglomerate of villains has returned with new androids called Gamma 1 and Gamma 2. These creations act as superheroes and target Gohan and the Namekian warrior Piccolo in revenge. New enemies, new attacks, and new powers are present throughout the story, making battles more epic than ever.
The premiere of Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero in Mexico is approaching, and in addition to the movie, fans are asking about the collectible cups or some other promotion of Goku and company.
This is because so far, neither Cinemex nor Cinépolis have confirmed anything about it; however, various collectors have begun to give the first details of the Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero glasses.
As far as information is known, the Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero collectible cups will only be available at Cinemex, being sold from the same August 18, 2022.
There are no details about the design or cost of the Dragon Ball Super collectible cups: Super Hero; Likewise, fans are reminded that Cinemex has had poor distribution, it is possible that some pieces do not reach various theaters.
On the other hand, nothing is known about Cinépolis; To this day (Tuesday, August 16) this chain of theaters would not have any collectibles related to Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero.
This being one of those rare occasions when Cinépolis does not join the promotion of an important film, such as Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero.