Dragon Ball Tremendous is getting its second ever film someday subsequent yr, Toei Animation announced on Saturday. The announcement of the brand new film got here on Goku Day — Could 9 as a result of the Japanese character for 5 and 9 will be learn equally to the character’s identify — which serves as a celebration day for your complete Dragon Ball universe.
In response to Toei Animation’s announcement, the brand new film will happen within the Dragon Ball Tremendous a part of the timeline, making it a part of the Dragon Ball Z sequel-series which debuted in 2015. The film won’t be a direct sequel to 2018’s Dragon Ball Tremendous: Broly, the sequence’ final theatrical launch, which was met with record-breaking field workplace returns.
Toei additionally introduced that Dragon Ball sequence creator and long-time creator Akira Toriyama is working carefully with the manufacturing crew on the brand new film. Toriyama has labored on every little thing, “from the magnificent story composition, to the character design, to the traces of the script,” Toei mentioned in a press launch. All of this collaboration has resulted in what Toei calls a “Dragon Ball film in contrast to every other in its historical past.”
Sadly, none of that offers us a lot element on what the film’s really going to be about. And it appears the crew desires to stay mysterious. The perfect hints we received got here from Toriyama himself, who launch a letter to followers concerning the film the place he mentioned:
I shouldn’t discuss an excessive amount of concerning the plot but, however be ready for some excessive and entertaining bouts, which can characteristic an sudden character.
We’ll be charting by some unexplored territory when it comes to the visible aesthetics to provide the viewers a tremendous journey, so I hope all people will sit up for the brand new film.
Whereas all of that is nonetheless fairly cryptic, the concept of a brand new fashion and a shock character is actually an attractive proposition for the Dragon Ball sequence’ first film in three years. However it appears we’ll have to attend till somewhat nearer to the film’s 2022 launch. After all, one other excellent query concerning the film is whether or not or not it would hit American theaters in 2022, or if that launch date solely applies to the the Japanese market.