Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero redoubles the exercise of generational transfer that Dragon Ball-loving parents do with their children, the ones who will enjoy the cinema the most. It is finally about to happen: Dragon Ball Super Super Hero will be released in Spain soon. More specifically, next September 2. Indeed, the release date of Dragon Ball Super Super Hero is just around the corner. So much so that we will only have to wait until Friday to enjoy what promises to be one of the most spectacular Japanese animated films of the entire summer and surely of 2022.
Be that as it may, Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero it is still early to speak. What we can tell you, luckily, is something else about dubbing. As was confirmed some time ago, the film will be screened both in US and in V.O.S.E. What's more, in some selected cinemas it should also be broadcast in Catalan, although for that it would be better to check with your nearest cinemas. Regarding the Japanese cast, the main characters -without spoilers- will be played by.
The estimated duration is 1 hour and 40 minutes. It's not too long, but it's not too short either. In fact, it remains the usual standard for this type of production. Be that as it may, and as far as we know, much of the footage is dedicated, how could it be otherwise, to the fights, so it promises to be, at least, quite intense.
A Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero happens a bit like it happened to Resident Evil a few years ago. The scale of what was happening was so great that when Capcom decided to release Resident Evil 7, it narrowed the focus to a specific area, far from the global apocalypse. With Goku and Vegeta fighting against the strongest not only in their universe, but in others, it is very difficult to give space to characters that have been left behind in projection, such as Gohan himself. This is known by Super Hero, who arrives at the hands of Crunchyroll in our country and closes the goal, focuses on Earth and removes the usual protagonists from the equation. Risky, but attractive.
For this reason, and because of the global character that a theatrical release has when we haven't had an anime for four years, the film is smart enough to prevent spoilers of what happens in the manga (transformations, living enemies) and to locate ourselves on our planet, with Piccolo and Gohan as protagonists and the return of the Red Ribbon as the great enemy.
Surely Super Hero does not have the unique charm at the story and narrative level of the first half of Broly (2018) nor the spectacular nature of the fights against the legendary saiyan, but he plays his cards very well in what, from a bird's eye view, seems a kind of remake of the android saga (Dragon Ball Z) and a return to a certain humorous and absurd essence made in Toriyama and that we will see in characters like Bulma, Gotenks or even some of the refounders of the Red Ribbon. There are names, memories and situations that are by and for the most staunch fan.
Super Hero introduced us in the trailers to two enemies, Gamma 1 and Gamma 2, with a particular design, who proclaim themselves superheroes and in which the explanation of their appearance is also very Toriyama (the naïf that is never lacking in the license). Both fight against Piccolo, against Gohan and it seems that they retain Pan, who is already beginning to stand out as a fighter. In the background, a much greater Works?.
We said that it is a film that is going to feel comfortable as a family plan, fathers and mothers with their sons and daughters who can see on a giant screen this that they have surely instilled in them little by little at home. The plot is easy to follow, the rhythm is good, it has points of humor and it doesn't falter. but it is true that it doesn't invite the epic that we have seen in other recent films. Until the final part.
Because there Tetsuro Kodama (director) and his team keep several aces up their sleeve for a frenetic explosion of combats, attacks and surprises (which we hope you have not seen but the spoils have been the order of the day for weeks).
The film wants to recover Piccolo and Gohan, and, in part, it succeeds. Fans of Goku's son (in popularity he has almost always been the third) are in luck, because he fights, learns and shows his best skills together with a Namekian who will have his spectacular moment of glory. The doubts about what happens to them are more about how it happens than why. After all, we are in Dragon Ball and that the protagonists overcome adversity is the daily bread, but it is how certain changes are proposed that may make us raise our eyebrows. What will undoubtedly be more divisive for the longtime fan - we didn't like it too much - is what the synopsis defines as "a much greater danger".
Thus, Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero ends up being a movie that lays some interesting foundations for the future not only with Piccolo and Gohan, but also with Trunks and Goten who are already teenagers, although they are still not taken seriously. In Dragon Ball Z, Goku told Piccolo that the future of the earth should be in the hands of these youngsters. Many, and not just Goku himself, have forgotten this in the years we've been in Super.
Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero arrives in Spain with the dubbing into Spanish and in Catalonia, in Catalan (we haven't been able to see it like that, yet). If there were doubts about how the dubbing would turn out with the jump of the distribution of the film at the hands of Crunchyroll, they themselves have been in charge of clearing them.
In the case of the Castilian dubbing directed by Mercedes Hoyos, it is of great quality. The years of experience, the previous works and the respect for the previous works have served to have voices that perfectly recreate each situation and that accompany well a film where the dialogues are very present, more than on other occasions.
How long have we been talking about Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero? A million years in the namekian calendar? Don't worry, the new film by Akira Toriyama and Toei Animation arrives in our cinemas on September 2, so the eternal wait is finally coming to an end.
In fact, we didn't expect to review this long-awaited feature film so soon, but you know that Hobby Consoles doesn't skimp on surprises. In addition, we anticipate that they have given us access to two versions of the film: one in Japanese with Spanish subtitles and another with Spanish dubbing (and what a dubbing, for the love of Dende, what a dubbing).
Since the resurgence of the franchise with Dragon Ball Z Battle of Gods, a decade ago, all the film productions of this mythical work have been carried out by Akira Toriyama, both at the level of character creation and story. For this reason, the films of the new era are part of the original canon of the Dragon Ball manga, and in the new installment it is very present.
We will address the theme of the canon below, but we already confirm that Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero, directed with great success by Tetsuro Kodama, takes care of those details of the original work to the millimeter that, on many occasions, Toei Animation had overlooked in the chapters of the anime series. And now, what is this movie about? Don't worry, we'll warn you about spoilers.
Do you remember the evil army of the Red Ribbon? He gave Son Goku a hard time when he was a child, or maybe it was the other way around? The fact is that the organization has remained active in the shadows, thanks to Magenta, the son of the late Red (a former army chief who was murdered in cold blood by Black, his "faithful" subordinate). But how is it possible that they continue to have so much power?.
It turns out that, during all these years, they have been able to finance their dark projects thanks to their Red Pharmaceutical Company, the visible and innocent face of the organization. In addition, Magenta is accompanied by Carmine, his inseparable servant with whom he plans the resurrection of the army.
To achieve this goal, they will have to finish off the Z Fighters, but it will not be easy since they were able to eliminate Cell in the past, the perfect weapon of Dr. Gero, a former Red Ribbon scientist. For this reason they track down Dr. Hedo, Gero's grandson who stands as an even brighter mind than Gero's grandfather.
Of course, Hedo is a fan of superheroes, so to convince him. Magenta assures him that the Z Fighters are aliens, led by Bulma in the Capsule Corporation, with the aim of dominating the world! Motivated by this threat and completely deceived, the young doctor accepts the position to work on the creation of the ultimate android. Will they achieve his mission?.
Once the premise of the feature film has been presented, we finally see our favorite heroes on the big screen, or maybe we miss someone? If you think that you have paid a ticket to see Goku and Vegeta save the day, we already warned you that this film is far from the norm. No, these saiyans will hardly suck on camera, although they will show off when they get their chance.
And don't worry, this is not a spoiler either, they will simply fight a training match on Beerus's planet, and they will do it half an hour into the film, so you can see how unimportant they are in the plot (by the way, if you want to know who wins this umpteenth affront, wait for the post-credits scene, that nobody moves from the seat).
The Dragon Ball phenomenon began in 1984 when Akira Toriyama's well-known Japanese manga was launched in Shueisha's "Weekly Shonen Jump" - becoming one of the most successful titles during its ten and a half years of publication. Since then, the manga's popularity has continued to grow with an astounding record of 260 million copies sold worldwide and counting. With the popularity of Dragon Ball always on the rise. It has expanded beyond manga to include animated television series, movies, games, and merchandise. Thirty-eight years after the release of the original manga, Dragon Ball continues to evolve and will reach new heights starting with this great new movie.
In Dragon Ball Super Hero, Magenta has rebuilt the Red Ribbon Army, under the cover of the red pharmaceutical company. Within his plans, he has recruited Dr. Hedo, a super gifted scientist, grandson of Dr. Gero (a Red Ribbon engineer, responsible for the creation of Cell, who was killed by Android 17), to continue with the legacy of his grandfather, for which he creates the ultimate androids: Gamma 1, Gamma 2 and something else.
These two androids proclaim themselves "superheroes" and decide to attack Piccolo and Gohan, who have been led to believe that they are villains. What is the goal of the New Red Ribbon Army? Faced with imminent danger, it's time for the Super Hero to wake up!.
The film, which has the commitment and intervention of the original creator of Dragon Ball, Akira Toriyama. Manga creator behind the film's original story, script, and character design.
Also, the film has been directed by Tetsuro Kodama. The Japanese voice cast includes Masako Nozawa (Son Goku, Son Gohan, and Son Goten), Toshio Furukawa (Piccolo), Aya Hisakawa (Bulma), Ryō Horikawa (Vegeta), Mayumi Tanaka (Krillin), Takeshi Kusao (Trunks ), Yūko Minaguchi (Videl), Yūko Minaguchi (Pan), Miyu Irino (Dr. Hedo), Hiroshi Kamiya (Gamma 1), Mamoru Miyano (Gamma 2), Volcano Ota (Magenta), and Ryota Takeuchi (Carmine). For the Spanish version, the voices of Mercedes Hoyos, the director of dubbing and voice of Videl, Alejandro Albaiceta as Son Gohan, Juan Luis Aguayo as Gamma 1 and Nacho Ruiz-Cruces as Gamma 2 have been counted on.
Although this new film has the appearance of being animated in 2D, it is actually made in 3D, and although it shows a bit, the animation is not bad at all, although it loses a bit when compared to previous installments of the franchise. Especially because of the contrast with the backgrounds, which need a little more work on both the textures and the render.
As for the story, it is easy to follow, and can be seen by the whole family. Super hero reminds us of events that we have experienced throughout the history of Dragon Ball, bringing a lot of easter eggs that will delight fans of the franchise, but it is true that if you go to see Super Hero without having seen before anything about Dragon Ball, you can still get lost with some of the characters that appear, which are not few.
Note that here the great protagonists are Piccolo and Gohan, characters who have not had the same role as Goku or Vegeta, and whose fights may not be as epic as those destined for greater feats, but without revealing too many details of story, both Piccolo and Gohan will blow your mind. As well as the final climax that is brutal. Also pay attention because the film has a post credits scene, so stay until the end because something historic will happen.
In the recent movie Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero finally went on to become one of anime's biggest commercial successes. Dragon Ball Z creator Akira Toriyama responds to Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero's warm reception and record box office performance. In fact, after its premiere in Spanish in Mexico and Latin America, the worldwide success of this TOEI Animation film was confirmed.
Now, according to a new post by DbsHype on Twitter, Toriyama is responding to the unprecedented success of Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero with a heartfelt letter, praising Kodama and all the animators and voice actors who worked so hard and helped bring the film to fruition. life. Toriyama walks fans through his thought process during the early stages of the film and the fears he had about how the story would be received, but explains that the end result far exceeded his expectations. The Dragon Ball creator ends his letter by encouraging fans to watch the movie, stating that he will leave them "thrilled".
Although decades have passed since Dragon Ball Z first premiered on television, it's clear that the anime is still as popular as ever, if not more so. Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero is clearly an especially special project for Toriyama, who has only been directly involved in four of the 21 Dragon Ball movies. In addition to the positive reception from viewers, this film has performed exceptionally well at the box office, with a opening weekend box office of $21 million, the highest of any anime film.
Dragon Ball seems like a pretty safe bet considering how popular the last movie has been. If Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero 2 happens, Toriyama will likely return to write the script, especially considering how involved the creator has been with the franchise in recent years. For now, though, fans celebrating the success of Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero are joined by Toriyama himself, who seems surprised and honored that his latest film has resonated so much with so many people.
According to the AnimeTrendsLA Twitter account, specialized in anime metrics in Mexico and Latin America, Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero swept the box office in the countries in which it premiered, ranking first in countries such as Mexico, Argentina, Uruguay, Bolivia, Brazil, Peru, Ecuador, Colombia, etc. However, it should be noted that two Latin American countries took most of the profits from their exhibition.
Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero has been a real success in the United States and it hasn't done badly in Japan either, despite the fact that One Piece Film Red has managed to take all the laurels by leading the box office for weeks since its premiere. The Tetsuro Kodama feature film will be released in Spain on September 2, but a leak has advanced the presence of a key character within Dragon Ball FighterZ, and therefore makes it a canon of the saga and possibly that expands the possibilities of seeing a spinoff related to this.
It seems that in one of the sequences of Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero, we are introduced to the main villain of the film, Dr. Hedo. This one, who has close ties to Dr. Gero, who we met in Dragon Ball Z and kicked off the Cell saga along with a conglomerate of androids and Cell. There it is revealed that Hedo was married to a woman named Vomi, whom he later used to be the basis for Android 21, the antagonist of Dragon Ball FighterZ who recently had a skin incorporated into the work.
Also, both Vomi and Dr. Gero were the key to bringing Gevo, a new android, to life. This confirms that Android 21 has a place in the current Dragon Ball Super universe and that in one way or another it could receive its independent stories in the future. Since Dragon Ball FighterZ he was postulated as one of the most beloved characters by players (and viewers), so his presence here, even if it is partial (we really do not know how he will fit into the feature film or if he has an important weight) is quite significant.
Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero will be released on September 2 in theaters in Spain. It is evident that it will quickly become one of the most important successes in our theaters considering the pull it is having in other countries and that in our territory, especially, Dragon Ball is very much loved.
There is practically nothing left for the premiere of 'Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero', because from September 2 we will be able to see it on the big screen. and with the voice actors that we already know from the series. The anime film has already begun its international journey in style, with which more and more information about its plot, characters and winks to the rest of the franchise have been leaking.
In fact, and thanks to a very small detail, a video game character has now become official within the anime canon.
The plot of 'Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero' brings back the Red Ribbon Army, one of Goku's enemies in the classic 'Dragon Ball' series. But in the midst of new powers and transformations, there are certain fanservice moments for the most attentive fans and one of them is about Dr. Gero and his androids.
At the beginning of the anime film we are introduced to Dr. Hedo, the leader of the new Red Ribbon Army and a scientist with some ties to Dr. Gero from 'Dragon Ball Z'. In addition to the androids we already knew, 'Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero' has brought Android 21 into the mix with an important revelation: Gero used his own wife to build her.
As shown at one point, Dr. Gero was married to a woman named Vomi, and this was the basis for Android 21. It is not very clear how this transformation took place or how he built it, but the film also confirms that the The basis for Android 16 was their son, Gevo.