'Dragon Ball Super' Movie Reveals New Super Saiyan Design

Today has been a busy one for the Dragon Ball fandom. Not only did reports reveal a new miniseries is on the way, but Dragon Ball Super’s movie has also given fans a big update about its next project. This December, the franchise will share its first film, and a first-look at its new Super Saiyan design has gone live.

So, if you are ready to see a brand-new take on the iconic form, just look below!

As you can see, the first-look came courtesy of a vetted sources in the anime realm. Yonkou Productions shared images of Vegeta and Goku as Super Saiyans, and the Weekly Shonen Jump art reimagines the form.

At first glance, there isn’t anything too different about the Super Saiyan form. The makeover is different from how the power-up appeared in Dragon Ball Super. Though it is colorful, the Dragon Ball Super movie mutes some of its shadowing. If anything, the new style is more reminiscent to the way Super Saiyan first appeared in Dragon Ball Z.

Also, just take a look at that slick hair. The heroes may not be shining with any Ki auras, but Goku doesn’t look like anyone you want to mess with in this new still.

For those curious, this new design is in line with the overall aesthetic change of Dragon Ball Super. The series will get a major makeover when its first film drops, and fans can thank Naohiro Shintani for that gift. The beloved animator was brought in by Toei Animation to oversee the movie, and his impressive resume includes projects such as One Piece Film Z.

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Dragon Ball Super is currently airing its English dub on Adult Swim during the Toonami programming block Saturday evenings at 9:30 p.m. It is also available to stream on Funimation and Amazon Video. The Japanese language release of the series is complete, and available to stream on Funimation, VRV, and Crunchyroll.

If you want to catch up with the English dub, the first 52 episodes of Dragon Ball Super are now available to stream on FunimationNOW, VRV, and available to purchase on Amazon Video as well. The 52 episodes span the full range of what has aired in the North America and covers the "Battle of Gods" arc, "Revival of F" arc, the "Universe 6" arc, and bringing the series right up to the current TV airings of the "Future Trunks" arc.