Dragon Ball Super, by and far my favorite series in the Dragon Ball franchise, announced today that the series is getting a new film titled Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero. The movie will be hitting Japanese theaters in 2022.
We also got our first peek at what Goku will look like in the announcement trailer.
As you can see in the announcement above, there is a bit of a different animation style used to animate Goku. TOEI Animation will be taking a different direction with the animation for the upcoming film. This has left fans with mixed emotions. Some fans have said that they like the way that the animation looks and some fans dislike the hybrid 3DCG cel-shaded look of the animation. I think it looks great.
The film was announced to be in production earlier this year in May with Akira Toriyama stating the following:
An all-new movie since ‘Dragon Ball Super: Broly‘ is currently in the making!
Just like the previous movie, I’m heavily leading the story and dialogue production for another amazing film.
I really shouldn’t talk too much about the plot yet, but be prepared for some extreme and entertaining bouts, which may feature an unexpected character.
We’ll be charting through some unexplored territory in terms of visual aesthetics to give the audience an amazing ride, so I hope everybody will look forward to the new movie!
We still have some time until 2022. We don’t even have a concrete release date for Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero, but one thing is for certain: we’re going to be getting a new-generation Dragon Ball with some shocking differences that fans haven’t seen yet.