Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero is the latest movie in the Shonen franchise that has taken a hiatus in terms of its television series following the conclusion of the Tournament of Power in 2017. Now, the franchise is set to hit the big screen once again and fans of Goku and the Z-Fighters have the chance to watch the opening scene of the next action-packed chapter which retells the origins of the Red Ribbon Army using the current animation style of Akira Toriyama's creation.
The Red Ribbon Army had somewhat humble beginnings, with the criminal organization having a few low-powered androids, assassins, and wild technology to back their plan of taking over the world. With Goku stopping them as a child, they were able to return somewhat thanks to the machinations of Dr. Gero, the mad scientist responsible not just for the creation of Androids 16, 17, and 18, but the nefarious biological nightmare known as Cell. While Cell hasn't officially been confirmed to return to the movie, you can see the Dragon Ball Z villain in this flashback sequence, given a re-imagining using the current art style of the Shonen franchise.
Dragon Ball Super Super Hero released the opening scene that walks fans through the events of both the original Dragon Ball series and Dragon Ball Z, preparing for the return of the Red Ribbon Army and the androids that they plan on pitting against the Z-Fighters in their new bid to take over the world:
Though Goku was one of the first Z-Fighters to fight against the criminal organization, Super Hero will see Son and Vegeta sitting out this battle as they train on Beerus' planet alongside the legendary Super Saiyan Broly. With Gohan and Piccolo set to take the reins of combat for this upcoming Shonen film, expect some major changes to the future of the series from Akira Toriyama as a result. Needless to say, there are plenty of Dragon Ball fans that will be checking out this new adventure when it arrives in theaters around the world later this summer.
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