Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero is making a big change from the regular adventures of the Shonen series, which will typically have Goku and Vegeta teaming up as the main combatants of the story that spawned from the mind of Akira Toriyama. With Gohan and Piccolo facing off against the return of the Red Ribbon Army, the movie might be arriving in theaters in North America this August, but has already pulled in quite the haul thanks to its theatrical run in Japan.
Without going too deeply into spoiler territory, Super Hero is set to see some major changes when it comes to Gohan and Piccolo specifically, as well as proving how the new iteration of the Red Ribbon Army has been beefing itself up since the death of Dr. Gero during Dragon Ball Z's Cell Saga. While a return date for the television series remains a mystery, the creators behind this latest Shonen film have confirmed that a new animated project within the world of Dragon Ball Super is currently in the works, though we would imagine said animated work is still years away from arriving.
Currently, Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero has grossed around $14.5 million USD in Japan, selling over 1.5 million tickets so far. While this might not be anywhere near the likes of Demon Slayer: Mugen Train and Jujutsu Kaisen 0, it remains a strong showing for the Shonen franchise, especially considering the film is taking a risk by focusing more on Gohan and Piccolo this time around while sidelining Goku and Vegeta.
Gohan and Piccolo receive some major upgrades in this new film, though both Z-Fighters have been absent in the current events of Dragon Ball Super's manga. With the Granolah The Survivor Arc pitting Goku and Vegeta against the criminal organization known as the Heeters, it will be interesting to see if the next arc has more of a role for the supporting players of the Shonen series or if the current storyline might work in a place for the stars of Super Hero.
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