Dragon Ball Super is back in the headlines today for all the right reasons. After teasing fans about its new movie this summer, the series stepped out with a big update this morning at New York Comic Con. The event held a massive panel dedicated to Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero, and its first clip has fans begging for more.
As you can see in the slides down below, Dragon Ball Super went all out with this tease. From Piccolo to Pan and even Broly, the reel did have quite a few surprising characters. These guys were paired with Goku as we all expected, and a few baddies appeared who seem to be tied with the Saiyan's past.
After all, we did think the Red Ribbon Army was caput, but that is no longer the case. The gnarly Dragon Ball organization is back at work, and they will bring out the film's villains.
Of course, the new clip also shows off more of the film's art style, and it is a leap from the anime's old style. Back in 2018, Dragon Ball Super: Broly wowed fans with its sleek new designs and action sequences. When the anime confirmed it would work with CG animation for this new film, fans were rightfully scared. However, netizens are liking the designs more than expected, so they are eager to see how the film plays out with a full trailer.
At this point, there is no hard release date for Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero. The movie will debut in Japan next year, but the stateside debut is not yet decided upon.
What do you think about this first look at Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero? Are you liking the artwork here? Share your thoughts with us in the comments section below or hit me up on Twitter @MeganPetersCB.
A Tale of Two Opinions
My thoughts on the Dragon Ball Super: SUPERHERO Trailer...— 🎃 KALSKingdom 🎃 (@KALS_Kingdom) October 7, 2021
Some of the CG looks genuinely flawless, some of the other CG looks too video game-like.
The shot of Goku flipping away from the dust explosion looks jank to me, but shots like THIS are actually quite impressive. pic.twitter.com/Nr72IKOxYQ
I can rest easy knowing that the Dragon Ball Super Superhero staff nailed the most important part of Dragon Ball's visual design:
Goku's phat ass. pic.twitter.com/EvcJBdnjCx— Wes (@YTWes) October 7, 2021
Good Time for a Story
Dragon Ball Super: Superhero (still an awful title) looks far better then expected.
CGI is wonky in the non-action scenes but looks really good in motion. Mostly excited for it from a story perspective though.
Piccolo and Pan as co-leads? Red Ribbon Army? Broly back? Good stuff— Asuka Stan Account #BlackLivesMatter (@LegionWrex) October 7, 2021
I have to say that this movie looks way better than I expected it to. Usually, 3D and Dragon Ball don't mesh because of how the features of the face aren't designed to rotate/look the same at different angles. It's safe to say that you shouldn't have to worry about the quality. pic.twitter.com/SzskMYWKhj— 💥srojam💥 (@SrojamDraws) October 7, 2021
The new Dragon Ball Super Superhero footage... I just... I can't get behind the art style. Not with that little to see.— Reynolds, Dale (@DReynolds5294) October 7, 2021
Toei switched from giving a perfect animation quality to Dragon ball super because it ended back in 2018 and gave that animation quality to one piece and because they can’t keep that level of animation they gave dragon ball super superhero movie a 3DCGI #DragonBallSuperSuperHero— MOABJR_11 (@mohamedabjr1) October 7, 2021
*taps on the glass for anyone hating on the Dragonball Super: Superhero teaser* https://t.co/TG33PjdQsR— m(👹)ca__Gears still bein' Guilty (@zabka_zee) October 7, 2021