Is there anyway we can use Trunk’s time machine from the Cell Saga and jump to 2019?
Funimation Films has acquired the theatrical rights to the new Dragon Ball Super movie, titled “Dragon Ball Super: Broly. This will be the twentieth film in the Dragon Ball franchise and is based on the story, screenplay and character designs of original creator Akira Toriyama. Funimation Films will be a sponsor for the Seven-City Dragon Ball North America Tour 2018 to promote the film, and the tour will launch July 19th at the San Diego Comic-Con with a special panel featuring key contributors and celebrity fans.
Gen Fukunaga, the CEO and President of Funimation, had this to say about the announcement:
“We are excited to be partnering with Toei Animation and Twentieth Century Fox on the theatrical release of Dragon Ball Super: Broly. The Dragon Ball North America Tour is really just the beginning. We have some big surprises in store for Dragon Ball fans of all ages. With the success of the last two Dragon Ball movies and the tremendous popularity of Dragon Ball Super, we know that this theatrical event will deliver all the excitement that Dragon Ball fans have come to expect.”
Dragon Ball Super: Broly will follow the events which have transpired in Dragon Ball Super with creator Akira Toriyama stating that, “Naturally you’ll get to see fierce combat, but also, the encounter between Goku, Vegeta and Broly. It also involves the Frieza Force and the history of the Saiyans, which end up having a major connection to everything. The story content turns out to be very large scale and dramatic.”
Since it’s very first episode back in the summer of 2015, Dragon Ball Super has captured the same magic Dragon Ball Z originally had and has propelled the popularity of the franchise once again across the global winning the hearts and minds of old lifelong fans, and new fans, alike. The last Dragon Ball film, Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F’(2015), was incredibly well received and grossed over $8 million in North America alone to become the first independent film to make the Top 10 list of highest grossing anime films domestically.