It has taken a long time, but at last, Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero is on the horizon. The movie will make its way to theaters stateside next month well after Gohan and Piccolo launch the title in Japan. As you can imagine, fans are ready to see the film firsthand, and Toei Animation is all too happy to accommodate them. And with San Diego Comic-Con now underway, it only made sense for Dragon Ball to take over the California city.
As you can see below, San Diego Comic-Con is getting ready to start after having been virtual these past few years. With fans showing up in record force, all eyes are on Southern California as pop culture's biggest names collide. Dragon Ball is on that list, and photos are already surfacing online of the anime's outdoor installations.
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For one, it seems Dragon Ball is hyping Vegeta in a big way by bringing his Great Ape to life in San Diego. A towering statue of the berserk ape can be found towards the right of the convention center if you are looking for a photo opp. Before the pandemic hit, SDCC had a number of Dragon Ball events in that direction, so it seems the anime is reclaiming its rightful spot.
Of course, fans also have to note Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero's massive banner outside SDCC. Part of the right hall is covered with a poster for the movie, and Piccolo is at its center. You can also spot Gamma One and Gamma Two on the key art, and this all continues inside one of the convention's hotels. After all, Dragon Ball Super promos have been plastered on elevators in a nearby Westin according to guests, and there are buses in San Diego wrapped with posters for the anime. So clearly, it is a good time to be in the city!
For those wanting to check out Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero in person, the movie will hit theaters in the U.S. come August 19th. The film debuted in Japan earlier this year after a brief delay, and other global releases are scheduled to kick off towards the end of the summer.
What do you think about Dragon Ball's takeover of San Diego? Are you hyped for the film's premiere stateside? Share your thoughts with us in the comments section below or hit me up on Twitter @MeganPetersCB.