Toriyama Can’t Believe A Dragon Ball Movie Without Goku & Vegeta Is Performing So Well

Plus, Goku and Vegeta aren’t even the main characters- Akira Toriyama


The anime streaming site Crunchyroll posted comments by Akira Toriyama the creator of Dragon Ball series in an article. In the comments, Toriyama says that he recently watched the new Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero movie and is surprised that a Dragon Ball movie which is not focused on Goku and Vegeta is getting huge response at the box office.

He said, “Plus, Goku and Vegeta aren’t even the main characters. I believe I managed to make the story interesting, but I was constantly worried that perhaps I’d made it a little too subdued. And then came Director Kodama and the talented animation staff. They took a relatively small-scale story—compared to the recent Dragon Ball world—and with their unparalleled sense and latest visuals, made it an unprecedented and amazing movie!

In addition while talking about Dragon Ball Super, he said, “Considering how they’ve gone to universe and other such large-scale stages, I thought I’d return to my roots and have the story take place on Earth in a small area. Not only that, but the enemy is the Red Ribbon Army, an enemy that wasn’t very impactful back when I originally created the series.

While talking about the movie, Toriyama further added, “The last half, the battles after the downpour scene gave me goosebumps with the visual layout and expert expression… I was getting tingles at the spectacle and my adrenaline was constantly pumping! Piccolo is amazing! Gohan is amazing! Gamma 1 and Gamma 2 and everyone are amazing! I’m usually very calm when it comes to my own works, but I couldn’t help but think that. I’ve never had this happen before. It made be feel thankful for all the work I put in, deliberating with my editor and everything. This is all thanks to Director Kodama, the animation staff, all the staff that supported them, the voice actors, and the editors at Shueisha who worked tirelessly to make this the best movie possible. I feel nothing but gratitude. Personally, I am as pleased as I could ever be.

He then ended the section by urging fans to watch the movie and to trust him when he says that the movie is amazing and is a must watch in theatres.

Dragon Ball Super: SUPER HERO is first-ever global release (outside of Japan) of Crunchyroll. The film will be released/releasing in more than 100 countries, with 13 dub and 29 subtitled languages. 

Dragon Ball Super: SUPER HERO

Here’s the complete list of countries the movie will be releasing/released in along with their release dates:

  • Australia, New Zealand, Mexico, Brazil, Peru, Chile, Argentina, Colombia, Central America, Ecuador, Bolivia, Uruguay, Paraguay – August 18
  • United States, Canada, United Kingdom*, Ireland*, South Africa, Zambia, Vietnam – August 19
  • India, Indonesia – August 26
  • Malaysia, Brunei – August 30
  • Philippines – August 31 
  • Singapore – September 1
  • Taiwan – September 8
  • South Korea – September 15
  • Thailand, Hong Kong, Macao – September 29
    *Preview screenings are available for the film in the United Kingdom and Ireland on August 17 and 18.

The English voice cast includes: 

  • Son Gohan – Kyle Hebert
  • Son Goku – Sean Schemmel
  • Son Goten – Robert McCollum
  • Piccolo – Christopher R. Sabat
  • Bulma – Monica Rial
  • Vegeta – Christopher R. Sabat
  • Krillin – Sonny Strait
  • Trunks – Eric Vale
  • Videl – Kara Edwards
  • Pan – Jeannie Tirado

The new English voice cast includes:

  • Dr. Hedo – Zach Aguilar
  • Gamma 1 – Aleks Le 
  • Gamma 2 – Zeno Robinson 
  • Magenta – Charles Martinet
  • Carmine – Jason Marnocha

Sony Pictures India revealed on Aug 19, 2022, that Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero movie will be getting a Hindi dub theatrical release in India. It will be the first anime movie to be dubbed in Hindi.

The Hindi voice cast for the movie includes:

  • Sanchit Wartak (Son Gohan)
  • Ankur Javeri (Son Goku)
  • Rajashrie Sharma (Son Goten, Bulma)
  • Shailendra Pandey (Piccolo)
  • Prasad Barve (Vegeta)
  • Mayur Vyas (Krillin)
  • Anshul Saxena (Trunks)
  • Parighna (Videl)
  • Neshma Chemburkar (Pan)
  • Shanoor Mirza (Dr. Hedo)
  • Yudhvir Dahiya (Gamma 1)
  • Rajesh Shukla (Gamma 2)
  •  Pawan Kalra (Magenta)
  • Uplaksk Kochchar (Carmine)

The movie will now release in Hindi, English and Japanese on Aug 26, 2022.  Sony Pictures Entertainment India will go all out to release Dragon Ball Super: SUPER HERO across 500 screens in the country.

Dragon Ball Super: SUPER HERO is described by Crunchyroll as:

The Red Ribbon Army was once destroyed by Son Goku. Individuals, who carry on its spirit, have created the ultimate Androids, Gamma 1 and Gamma 2. These two Androids call themselves “Super Heroes”. They start attacking Piccolo and Gohan… What is the New Red Ribbon Army’s objective? In the face of approaching danger, it is time to awaken, Super Hero!

Crunchyroll and Sony Pictures are releasing the movie globally with the largest opening for an anime film ever.

Source: Crunchyroll

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