Dragon Ball Super is now making its way across theaters in Japan, and it has crossed over an impressive new milestone just a week after Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero originally released overseas. The newest feature film in the franchise is the first fully CG animated project in the series' history and also breaks new ground by being the first in the Dragon Ball Super series to not feature Goku and Vegeta as the main fighters against the film's big threat. That's probably why fans overseas have been flocking to theaters as soon as they got the chance to finally do so.
An update about Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero's box office performance in Japan has confirmed that it has already grossed 1.08 billion yen (which is nearly $8 million USD) in the few days since it first hit, and soon the film will only be going on to even more success as it continues its overseas run and kicks off its full international run through the Summer. But with fans already flocking to the movie, it's clear that it will only be getting bigger. Thankfully it won't be too much longer until it hits the rest of the world.
Featuring an original story, screenplay and character designs from original creator Akira Toriyama, Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero is now screening across theaters in Japan and will be releasing in North America on August 19th with other international release dates to follow. The English dub cast for the film includes the likes of Zach Aguilar as Dr. Hedo, Aleks Le as Gamma 1, Zeno Robinson as Gamma 2, Charles Martinet as Magenta, Jason Marnocha as Carmine. They'll be joining the returning cast of Kyle Hebert as Son Gohan, Christopher R. Sabat as Piccolo and Vegeta, Sean Schemmel as Son Goku, Robert McCollum as Son Goten, Monica Rial as Bulma, Sonny Strait as Krillin, Eric Vale as Trunks, Kara Edwards as Videl, and Jeannie Tirado as Pan.
As for what to expect from the movie when it hits, Crunchyroll and Sony Pictures Entertainment officially tease Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero movie as such, "The Red Ribbon Army was once destroyed by Son Goku. Individuals, who carry on its spirit, have created the ultimate Androids, Gamma 1 and Gamma 2. These two Androids call themselves "Super Heroes". They start attacking Piccolo and Gohan…What is the New Red Ribbon Army's objective? In the face of approaching danger, it is time to awaken, Super Hero!"
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