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Dragon Ball Super: Broly (2018 Theatrical Film)


ドラゴンボール超 ブロリー

Doragon Bōru Sūpā Burorī

Dragon Ball Super: Broly

General Information

Premiered: 14 December 2018
EIRIN Code: 121530
Running Time: 100 Minutes
Box Office: Unknown
Theme Song: “Blizzard” by Daichi Miura

Movie Premiere & Promotion

In the film’s original release announcement, no mention of the film being connected with the Dragon Ball Super brand name was made; rather, it was announced as being the twentieth theatrical film for the franchise. In March 2018, several months following the original announcement, additional details regarding refreshed character designs and key staff were announced, as well as the movie’s official premiere date. It was here that Naohiro Shintani was revealed as the film’s animation supervisor and character designer, alongside his new design for Son Goku, which served as the movie’s key visual for various pieces of promotional material. The announcement also included a new comment from original author Akira Toriyama teasing the movie’s story and unveiled the movie’s teaser poster. Shortly following this, a promotional flyer featuring the movie’s key visual and Akira Toriyama’s comment soon began appearing in movie theaters across Japan.

Shortly after the movie’s teaser poster was unveiled, Toei released a teaser trailer for the yet unnamed Dragon Ball Super movie, which was first shown on 20 March 2018 during a live stream event hosted by Bandai Namco to promote the upcoming Dragon Ball Legends mobile video game.

Teaser Trailer
Running Time: 33 seconds
Official Trailer (Version 1)
Running Time: 1 minute, 35 seconds
Official Trailer (Version 2)
Running Time: 1 minute, 35 seconds
Official Trailer (Version 3)
Running Time: 1 minute, 33 seconds
“Blizzard” Music Video (Movie Version)
Running Time: 1 minute, 59 seconds
Official Trailer – Gogeta Joins the Battle!
Running Time: 25 seconds

The movie’s official sub-title, “Broly”, was eventually announced on 09 July 2018 alongside the release of movie’s official poster, which was accompanied by another new comment from Akira Toriyama introducing the movie’s main antagonist, Broli. Just 10 days later, on 19 July 2018, the movie’s first official trailer debuted at Funimation’s hour-long Dragon Ball Super panel at Comic-Con International in San Diego. The panel featured voice actors Sean Schemmel (Goku) and Christopher Sabat (Vegeta), as well as Toei Animation producers Akio Iyoku and Norihiro Hayashida.

Advance tickets for the movie went on sale 20 July 2018, with 23,866 tickets sold within the first three days. This marked a 270% increase compared to the first two day advance ticket sales for the franchise’s previous movie, Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F’.

In the months leading up to the movie’s premiere, joint promotional campaigns and product tie-ins were launched with several major companies in Japan, such as Bandai Namco, 100 Year Housing, and Mister Donut. To further increase hype for the movie, a “Dragon Ball North America Tour” was hosted at seven conventions across the continent between July and October 2018 by various Dragon Ball copyright holders, including Toei Animation and Shueisha, as well as Funimation, the franchise’s North American license holder. Each tour location was setup to imitate the “World Martial Arts Tournament”, with a check-in table at the center and numerous products and promotional items on display throughout, as well as large character statues.

Original Concept

  • Producer Akio Iyoku, the head of Shueisha’s “Dragon Ball Room”, revealed in an interview that in the spring of 2017 the movie’s producers approached original author Akira Toriyama with the idea of producing a new movie. Several different story suggestions were provided during this initial meeting, with Toriyama ultimately deciding on revising Broli’s story.

    First, around the spring of 2017, we presented Toriyama-sensei with several different story suggestions for the new movie. I believe there were also suggestions that weren’t in his strike zone at all, but using what we threw his way as a reference, we got him to come up with the story.

    This was later elaborated upon by Toei Animation producer Norihiro Hayashida, as he noted at Bandai Namco’s Dragon Ball Legends live stream event that the movie’s production, and more specifically the refreshed character designs, had begun in February 2017 just as the TV series’ “Universe Survival” story arc was beginning.

  • Akira Toriyama noted in his second official movie comment that the idea of including Broli as the main antagonist was pitched to him by the movie’s producers.

    So, about Broli. I hear these days he’s still very popular not only in Japan, but also overseas. Based on that, those in charge asked, “Won’t you have Broli appear in this next movie?”

Refreshed Artistic Style

From the onset, the movie’s promotional campaign centered around the shift in artistic style of the series’ character designs. Akio Iyoku, the head of Shueisha’s “Dragon Ball Room”, noted in an interview leading up to the movie that the producers felt that the timing was right with the Dragon Ball Super TV series ending to refresh the franchise’s character designs to fall more inline with Akira Toriyama’s current art style. With this in mind, the producers held auditions in which numerous animators submitted artwork to be reviewed and critiqued by Akira Toriyama, who ultimately selected Naohiro Shintani as the movie’s animation supervisor and character designer.

Son Goku was the first of Shintani’s new character designs to be unveiled, which was prominently featured on the movie’s teaser poster, official website launch, and numerous other promotional items. This design, as well as later character designs, showcased a drastic departure from what had become the franchise’s standard stiff, muscular, and overly-emphatic designs from character designer Tadayoshi Yamamuro. In contrast, Shintani’s new character designs feature a slimmed down look with lean muscles and flowing, wavy hair. An emphasis has also been placed on how the character’s clothes fit, allowing for a more natural and comfortable look.

In addition to falling more inline with Akira Toriyama’s current art style, Akio Iyoku also noted that the movie’s color palette has been adjusted to be closer to the colors of the original comic. The following are a select number of character design sheets released thus far as part of the promotional campaign:

As a part of the movie’s official trailer debut at Comic-Con International in San Diego, several new character designs were showcased to the audience. These included Super Saiyan God Vegeta and Super Saiyan Broli.


Son Goku Character Designs — Normal, Super Saiyan, Super Saiyan God, SSGSS, Arctic Clothes

Vegeta Character Designs — Normal, Super Saiyan, Super Saiyan God, SSGSS, Arctic Clothes

Broli Character Designs — Rugged, Normal, Powered, Super Saiyan, Full Power

Movie Characters

  • Cheelye (チライ; Chirai)
    After getting caught stealing a Galactic Patrol ship, she joined the Freeza Army to escape their pursuit. She only knows rumors of Freeza, but has never seen him.
  • Lemo (レモ; Remo)
    A veteran member of the Freeza Army, he previously served in a combat support unit during the era when Freeza’s father, King Cold, led the army. Because he is not a combatant, he is not personally acquainted with Freeza and has only ever seen him at the space station.
  • Kikono (キコノ; Kikono)
    A brilliant scientist who has served since the King Cold era. Scouters, armor, spaceships, and the like are all his inventions.
  • Beriblu (ベリブル; Beriburu)
    An old woman who serves Freeza, Beriblu isn’t afraid to say anything to even a tyrant such as him.

Movie Notes

  • This movie marks the 20th produced for the franchise, with the first movie premiering 32 years prior in December 1986. It is also the first movie under the Dragon Ball Super brand name.

Characters

  • Kikono first appeared in the “Dragon Ball Minus” bonus chapter of the Jaco the Galactic Patrolman collected edition, which was confirmed on the franchise’s official website.

Name Puns

  • Paragus and Broli’s name puns remain the same as originally intended when developed for Dragon Ball Z Movie 8 and come from “asparagus” and “broccoli”, respectively, with some of the syllables removed.
    アスパラガス (a·su·pa·ra·gu·su)  ›  パラガス (pa·ra·gu·su)
    ブロッコリー (bu·ro·k·ko·ri·i)  ›  ブロリー (bu·ro·ri·i)
  • Other Saiyan names in the movie continue to maintain the Saiyan vegetable theme. Beets and Taro’s names come directly from the words “beets” and “taro”, respectively, which are both root vegetables. Leek’s name is taken directly from the alternate Japanese spelling for the “leek” vegetable (リーク), which is traditionally spelled リーキ. Being close comrades, Moroko and Shito’s names are likely both taken from splitting up toumorokoshi, the Japanese word for corn or maize.
    トウモロコ (to·u·mo·ro·ko·shi)  ›  モロコ (mo·ro·ko) +  シトウ (shi·to·u)
  • Cheelye’s name is likely an anagram of “lychee”. This underlying name pun source was previously used for Dr. Lychee in the 1993 Nintendo Famicom game Plan to Eradicate the Saiyans (and its various remakes), as well as the alien Lychee, seen during the brief “Fake Planet Namek” filler sequence in the Dragon Ball Z television series.
    ライチ (ra·i·chi)  ›  チライ (chi·ra·i)
  • Lemo’s name is likely taken directly from the word “lemon”, with its final syllable removed.
    レモン (re·mo·n)  ›  レモ (re·mo)
  • Kikono’s name is likely an anagram of kinoko, the Japanese word for “mushroom”.
    きのこ (ki·no·ko)  ›  キコノ (ki·ko·no)
  • Beriblu’s name is likely a rearrangement of the Japanese spelling of the English word “blueberry”, with the vowel elongations removed.
    ブルーベリー (bu·ru·u·be·ri·i)  ›  ベリブル (be·ri·bu·ru)

Movie Credits

The movie credits listed below are a partially incomplete listing of those originally presented in the feature. This section will be updated as the credits continue to be translated. For more detailed information about the series cast, visit the Cast Guide.

Cast Credits

孫悟空

Son Goku

孫悟天

Son Goten

バーダック

Bardock

野沢雅子

Masako Nozawa

 

 

 

 

ブルマ

Bulma

久川 綾

Aya Hisakawa

ベジータ

Vegeta

堀川りょう

Ryō Horikawa

ピッコロ

Piccolo

古川登志夫

Toshio Furukawa

トランクス

Trunks

草尾 毅

Takeshi Kusao

フリーザ

Freeza

中尾隆聖

Ryūsei Nakao

ビルス

Beerus

山寺宏一

Kōichi Yamadera

ウイス

Whis

森田成一

Masakazu Morita

神龍

Shenlong

大友龍三郎

Ryūzaburō Ōtomo

パラガス

Paragus

宝亀克寿

Katsuhisa Hōki

ギネ

Gine

渡辺菜生子

Naoko Watanabe

ベジータ王

King Vegeta

銀河万丈

Banjō Ginga

ラディッツ

Raditz

千葉 繁

Shigeru Chiba

ナッパ

Nappa

稲田 徹

Tetsu Inada

チライ

Cheelye

水樹奈々

Nana Mizuki

レモ

Lemo

杉田智和

Tomokazu Sugita

キコノ

Kikono

菊池正美

Masami Kikuchi

ベリブル

Beriblu

斉藤貴美子

Kimiko Saitō

ブロリー幼少期

Young Broli

森下由樹子

Yukiko Morishita

ビーツ

Beets

桐本拓也

Takuya Kirimoto

モロコ

Moroko

江川央生

Hisao Egawa

シトウ

Shito

谷 昌樹

Atsuki Tani

リーク

Leek

阿座上洋平

Yōhei Azakami

ダイゲン

Daigen

松山鷹志

Takashi Matsuyama

執事

Butler

青森 伸

Shin Aomori

サイヤ人

Saiyan

高塚正也

Masaya Takatsuka

フリーザ軍兵士

Freeza Army Soldier

沼田祐介

Yūsuke Numata

ブロリー

Broli

島田 敏

Bin Shimada

Opening Credits

原作・脚本・キャラクターデザイン

Original Author, Script, & Character Design

鳥山 明

製作

Production

東映

Toei

集英社

Shueisha

フジテレビジョン

Fuji Television Network

東映アニメーション

Toei Animation

バンダイ

Bandai

バンダイナムコエンターテインメント

Bandai Namco Entertainment

村松秀信

Hidenobu Muramatsu

木下暢起

Nobuoki Kinoshita

石原 隆

Takashi Ishihara

高木勝裕

Katsuhiro Takagi

垰 義孝

Yoshitaka Tao

伍賀一統

Kazuto Goka

企画

Planning

森下孝三

Kōzō Morishita

伊能昭夫

Akio Iyoku

シニア・プロデューサー

Senior Producer

鈴木篤志

Atsushi Suzuki

臼井裕詞

Hirotsugu Usui

プロデューサー

Producer

林田師博

Norihiro Hayashida

冨永理生子

Rioko Tominaga

企画協力

Planning In Cooperation With

集英社

Shueisha

ドラゴンボール室

Dragon Ball Room

Vジャンプ編集部

V-Jump Editorial Department

Ending Credits

CAST

[ Cast Credits ]

キャスティング協力

Casting Coordination:

原道太郎 (青二プロダクション)

Michitarō Hara (Aoni Production)

音楽

Music

住友紀人

Norihito Sumitomo

主題歌

Theme Song

Blizzard

Blizzard

作詞

Lyrics

作曲

Composition

編曲

Arrangement

Vocals

三浦大知・Nao’ymt

Daichi Miura & Nao’ymt

Nao’ymt

Nao’ymt

Nao’ymt

Nao’ymt

三浦大知

Daichi Miura

(SONIC GROOVE)

製作担当

Production Manager

稲垣哲雄

Tetsuo Inagaki

絵コンテ

Storyboard

長峯達也

Tatsuya Nagamine

唐澤和也

Kazuya Karasawa

三塚雅人

Masato Mitsuka

 

 

CGディレクター

CG Director

牧野 快

Kai Makino

デジタル撮影監督

Director of Digital Photography

元木洋介

Yōsuke Motoki

編集

Editing

後藤正浩

Masahiro Gotō

録音

Recording

伊東光晴

Mitsuharu Itō

音響効果

Sound Effects

西村睦弘

Mutsuhiro Nishimura

色彩設計

Color Design

永井留美子

Rumiko Nagai

美術設定

Art Design

須江信人

Nobuhito Sue

美術監督

Art Director

小倉一男

Kazuo Ogura

作画監督

Chief Animation Supervisor

新谷直大

Naohiro Shintani

パート作画監督

Assistant Animation Supervisor

辻 美也子

Miyako Tsuji

高橋優也

Yūya Takahashi

中谷友紀子

Yukiko Nakatani

井手武生

Takeo Ide

舘 直樹

Naoki Tate

渡邊巧大

Kōdai Watanabe

エフェクト作画監督

Effects Animation Supervisor

橋本敬史

Takashi Hashimoto

サブキャラクターデザイン

Sub Character Design

多嘉良敢

Isami Takara

メカニックデザイン

Mechanical Design

升井秀光

Hidemitsu Masui

プロップデザイン

Prop Design

仲條久美

Kumi Nakajō

原画

Key Animation

大西 亮

Ryō Ōnishi

多嘉良 敢

Isami Takara

仲條久美

Kumi Nakajō

高橋優也

Yūya Takahashi

仁井宏隆

Hirotaka Nii

井手武生

Takeo Ide

本多弘幸

Hiroyuki Honda

東出 太

Futoshi Higashide

村 俊太朗

Shuntarō Mura

辻 美也子

Miyako Tsuji

板井寛幸

Hiroyuki Itai

森 佳佑

Keisuke Mori

森宗弘樹

Hiroki Morimune

稲葉 仁

Jin Inaba

渡邊巧大

Kōdai Watanabe

Eddie Mehong

Eddie Mehong

Mehdi Aouichaoui

Mehdi Aouichaoui

楡木哲郎

Tetsurō Nireki

馬場充子

Mitsuko Baba

雪村あい

Ai Yukimura

酒井智史

Satoshi Sakai

橋本敬史

Takashi Hashimoto

久保田 誓

Chikashi Kubota

馬越嘉彦

Yoshihiko Umakoshi

鳥井隼人

Hayato Torii

小酒井智也

Tomoya Kosakai

島崎 望

Nozomi Shimazaki

久保田由華

Yūka Kubota

篠塚 超

Takeru Shinozuka

高野やよい

Yayoi Takano

浦田幸博

Yukihiro Urata

志田直俊

Naotoshi Shida

二階堂渥志

Atsushi Nikaidō

佐藤雅将

Masayuki Satō

梨澤孝司

Kōji Nashizawa

増井直子

Naoko Masui

山本拓美

Takumi Yamamoto

眞部周一郎

Shūichirō Manabe

星野 守

Mamoru Hoshino

唐澤雄一

Yūichi Karasawa

中澤勇一

Yūichi Nakasawa

黒岩裕美

Yumi Kuroiwa

浦上貴之

Takayuki Uragami

Pol Anonuevo

Paul Añonuevo

舘 直樹

Naoki Tate

Ken Arto

Ken Arto

片山貴仁

Takahito Katayama

石井珠樹

Tamaki Ishii

山田まさし

Masashi Yamada

井野真理恵

Marie Ino

大塚 健

Ken Ōtsuka

能登思之

Shiyuki Noto

林 祐己

Yūki Hayashi

新谷直大

Naohiro Shintani

長田雄樹

Yūki Nagata

横山美雪

Miyuki Yokoyama

松尾俊亮

Shunsuke Matsuo

浦田ひとみ

Hitomi Urata

清水敦哉

Atsuya Shimizu

 

 

色指定検査

Color Selection Inspection

加藤良高

Yoshitaka Katō

竹澤 聡

Satoshi Takezawa

美術設定補佐

Art Design Assistance

岩澤美翠

Midori Iwasawa

デジタル特殊効果

Digital Special Effects

太田 直

Nao Ōta

下川信裕

Nobuhiro Shimokawa

安部貴俊

Takatoshi Anbe

谷口久美子

Kumiko Taniguchi

小林香織

Kaori Kobayashi

勝岡稔夫

Toshio Katsuoka

河内正行

Masayuki Kawachi

Amo Shintani

荒畑歩美

Ayumi Arahata

 

 

背景3Dモデル/レイアウト

Background 3D Model / Layout

相原 誠

Makoto Aihara

関谷 薫

Kaoru Sekiya

背景進行

Backgrounds Manager

平田浩章

Hiroaki Hirata

背景進行補佐

Assistant Backgrounds Manager

大川結加

Yūka Ōkawa

NGOC THO

THU YEN

デジタル撮影監督補佐

Assistant Director of Digital Photography

新井拓己

Takumi Arai

撮影監修

Supervising Director of Photography

和田尚之

Naoyuki Wada

モニターワークス

Monitor Works

田村あず紗

Azusa Tamura

楊  怡

Yi Yang

CGプロデューサー

CG Producer

横尾裕次

Hirotsugu Yokoo

CGラインプロデューサー

CG Line Producer

福長卓也

Takuya Fukunaga

大上敦子

Atsuko Okami

 

 

ノブタコウイチ

Kōichi Nobuta

CGシーケンスディレクター

CG Sequence Director

児玉徹郎

Tetsurō Kodama

豊田智士

Satoshi Toyota

大曽根悠介

Yūsuke Ozone

平田貢一

Kōichi Hirata

CGアニメーションスーパーバイザー

CG Animation Supervisor

斉藤拓也

Takuya Saitō

CGリードアニメーター

CG Lead Animator

たかあき

Taka’aki

中西信棋

Shingo Nakanishi

みうら

Miura

 

 

モデリングスーパーバイザー

Modeling Supervisor

村田則子

Noriko Murata

リードキャラクターモデリングアーティスト

Lead Character Modeling Artist

最上亮子

Ryōko Mogami

キャラクターモデリングアーティスト

Character Modeling Artist

岩本千尋

Chihiro Iwamoto

富安勝人

Masato Tomiyasu

坪川尚史

Takafumi Tsubokawa

平田睦実

Mutsumi Hirata

リードセット&プロップアーティスト

Lead Set & Prop Artist

八巻 豊

Yutaka Yamaki

製作進行

Assistant Production Manager

野本裕也

Yūya Nomoto

本田竜馬

Ryōma Honda

松井 翔

Shō Matsui

助監督

Assistant Director

唐澤和也

Kazuya Karasawa

宍戸 望

Nozomu Shishido

制作プロダクション

Production Company

東映アニメーション

Toei Animation

配給協力

Distribution In Cooperation With

20世紀フォックス映画

20th Century Fox Movies

配給

Distribution

東映

Toei

監督

Director

長峯達也

Tatsuya Nagamine