Dragon Ball Super Creator Shares the Secret Behind Its New Movie's Title

Dragon Ball Super's newest major feature film is making its way through theaters across Japan, and the series creator behind it all explained the surprising reason Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero is titled in the way it is! The newest feature film is the first fully CG animated project for the franchise as a whole, and the first new entry picking up from the events of Dragon Ball Super: Broly. As series creator Akira Toriyama previously revealed, production work on the newest movie actually kicked in four years ago with the initial story and concepts already being developed since then.

Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero is now releasing throughout theaters in Japan and series creator Akira Toriyama has been opening up more and more about the movie's story. In the weeks leading up to the movie's release the creator has been revealing more of his process in creating the new movie's story and characters, but one of his latest updates actually seems him explaining that the movie repeats "super" in its title because he forgot the series was titled Dragon Ball Super. 

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In a pamphlet given to fans checking out Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero in Japan (as spotted by @DBSuperFrance and @Herms98 on Twitter), Dragon Ball series creator Akira Toriyama explained that he "totally forgot" that the main title of the film will also have the Dragon Ball Super title from the series so that's why "Super" is repeated twice in the title. As for why it ended up being the final title of the movie, it turns out that those working with the creator had likely thought he had given it that title on purpose. 

"I guess everyone thought I had done this on purpose, because nobody pointed it out to me," Toriyama continued before noting, "So it's my fault that 'Super' is so repetitive." It might have been repetitive and taken fans by surprise at first, but now the film's title just makes sense as fans have said it so many times over by now. With it now running in Japan and hitting theaters in North America beginning this August, it won't be too long before fans can see what happens in the new feature film. 

What do you think? How do you feel about Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero's title? Can you believe Akira Toriyama's  reason behind the title? 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!