'Dragon Ball Super: Broly' Executives Promise It Will Make Fans Cry

Dragon Ball Super: Broly feels like the biggest film release in the franchise for a number of reasons, and it looks like there's going to be one more reason to anticipate it as it's going to make fans cry.

In a recent interview with the production staff behind the film, they tease that the beginning of the film is quite a tearjerker.

As translated by @Herms98 on Twitter, the production staff says that fans will cry in the first 20-to-30 minutes of the film. They don't quite explain why, but there could be a number of reasons. It could mean anything from a major character death early on, or even a sentimental look into Broly's backstory.

Broly will be brought into the series canon officially with a new origin and character design from series creator Akira Toriyama, and a depressing origin story would quickly cement the character into the series before his battles with Goku and Vegeta.

But this could also be an exploration into the destruction of Planet Vegeta. With the revelation that Planet Vegeta will be featured in the film, hints that Bardock will be returning, and evidence that Dragon Ball Minus (which explores Goku's escape to Earth as a child) could be making its way into the series canon as well, an emotional start to the film would be a flashback looking at Planet Vegeta before Freeza destroys it.

One of the more emotional stories in the Dragon Ball franchise is Bardock's struggle to save the Saiyan race from Freeza before its destruction, and if the new film shows a new take on this story then it would definitely be a reason fans would cry so early into the film.

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Hopefully fans will be crying for all the "right" reasons when Dragon Ball Super: Broly opens in Japan this December. Funimation will be bringing the film to theaters in the United States on January 16 as well. Dragon Ball Super: Broly is described as such:

"This is the story of a new Saiyan. Earth is peaceful following the Tournament of Power. Realizing that the universes still hold many more strong people yet to see, Goku spends all his days training to reach even greater heights. Then one day, Goku and Vegeta are faced by a Saiyan called 'Broly' who they've never seen before. The Saiyans were supposed to have been almost completely wiped out in the destruction of Planet Vegeta, so what's this one doing on Earth? This encounter between the three Saiyans who have followed completely different destinies turns into a stupendous battle, with even Freeza (back from Hell) getting caught up in the mix."