Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero is now making its way through theaters around the world, and the voice star behind Gohan has opened up about their feelings on the fighting taking the center stage for the new movie! Dragon Ball Super's newest feature film opened up in Japan earlier this summer, and one of the most exciting elements of its release beyond it being the first new anime entry in quite some time was the fact that Gohan and Piccolo would be the main fighters defending the Earth this time around. It's a pretty big occasion for fans of the characters, and those behind them as well.
No one knows that better than the voice behind Gohan in Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero's English dubbed release, Kyle Hebert. Speaking with ComicBook.com's Megan Peters about the feature film, Hebert opened up about the fact that Gohan was getting a starting role. Much like fans have been asking to see more of Gohan in his full form since the end of Dragon Ball Z's Majin Buu saga, Hebert has been asking the same as he's also been waiting for Gohan to take on the main fight for a while too.
"I had a deep wish that we were going to see Gohan finally have his day because it has literally been decades since the Majin Buu saga," Hebert began. "The world has seen what happened to Gohan as he trained and that all was going to go somewhere but then it all took a left turn as Gohan became very different. He's definitely still grown as a character, as a father, and as a husband. Obviously, he's very smart and all of that, so he's very a three-dimensional character, but to bring it full circle to what he was in the Cell saga and everything? That's pretty exciting to see."
In terms of teaming up with Piccolo, Hebert had the following to say about Gohan's evolving relationship with his long time mentor, "You know, it's a bond that is so strong. It's amazing to see how Piccolo becomes so protective of not only Gohan, but his found family." Hebert began. "He wants to take care of them, but he also wants to train them and make sure they can defend themselves against whatever menace is threatening the earth. But at the core, it's like a family bond tied by strength and loyalty. I think over time it just gets stronger."
How do you feel about Gohan and Piccolo taking the starring roles in Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero over Goku and Vegeta? What do you want to see from the duo next? Let us know all of your thoughts about it in the comments! You can even reach out to me directly about all things animated and other cool stuff @Valdezology on Twitter!