‘Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero’ hits theaters worldwide this summer

Image via Crunchyroll

Crunchyroll announced today that it will release Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero in theaters worldwide this summer. 

Crunchyroll and its corporate parent Sony Pictures Entertainment will release the film internationally in partnership with series producer Toei Animation. Beginning in August, the film will release in North America, Latin America, Europe, Australia/New Zealand, Africa, the Middle East, and Asia, with both subbed and dubbed screenings. Toei Animation will release the film in Japan on June 11. 

Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero is directed by Tetsuro Kodama and features an original story, screenplay, and character designs from legendary Dragon Ball mangaka Akira Toriyama. Crunchyroll also released a new trailer for the film above, which sees the return of a revived Red Ribbon Army and new android villains, Gamma 1 and Gamma 2, in a new, if controversial, 3D art style.

Crunchyroll’s new president Rahul Purini said of the global effort in a press release: 

We’re thrilled to partner with Toei Animation to bring fans the latest chapter of Dragon Ball Super to the legion of super fans eager to continue the adventure and to grow the anime audiences who are discovering it for the first time.  

Dragon Ball Super launched as a collaboration between Toriyama and manga artist Toyotarou in 2015 as a sequel to his original Dragon Ball manga. As the second film in the Dragon Ball Super series, Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero succeeds the box office hit that was Dragon Ball Super: Broly, which still sits as the fifth highest-grossing anime film in the U.S. Released in North America in 2019, the film grossed over $120 million globally at the box office.

You can stream Dragon Ball Super on Crunchyroll.

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