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Published by 13 May 2022, 12:01 PM EDTComment

A new listing on Columbia Japan’s official website pegs the Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero Original Soundtrack (COCX-41770) as set for release 08 June 2022 in Japan for ¥2,750.

The soundtrack by Naoki Satō is set to span 23 tracks, though none of the specific track titles are available as-of-yet; as the track titles generally contain specific spoilers for the respective film (see: the Battle of Gods soundtrack listing), it is common for companies to hold off on the full listing until closer to the film’s release date.

Current promotions include a “Mega Jacket” for pre-orders via Amazon Japan.

The soundtrack’s release on June 8 is just ahead of the film’s Japanese debut on June 11, which will be followed by two novelizations of the film on June 14: a light novel version under the jBOOKS line, and a separate version under Shueisha’s Mirai Bunko line (a line geared toward even younger readers, with furigana accompanying kanji).

The story, script, and character designs for Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero are being crafted by original manga author Akira Toriyama. Shueisha’s executive producer Akio Iyoku has noted that the movie’s story will take place after the events in Dragon Ball Super: Broly, but before the 28th Tenka’ichi Budōkai, and feature the revival of the notorious Red Ribbon Army. The film’s director will be Tetsuro Kodama, who was most recently the CG Sequence Director for the Dragon Ball Super: Broly film, with Hoon Jung-jae taking over the CG Director role after being a CG effects artist in the preceding two films, Battle of Gods and Resurrection ‘F’. The film’s theatrical score will be composed by Naoki Satō and it has been noted that the Japanese cast recorded their lines in early October 2021. The movie is currently slated for release in Japan on 11 June 2022, following a delay decided upon in conjunction with a Toei network hack.

Published by 10 May 2022, 11:51 AM EDT1 Comment

The September 2021 issue of Shueisha’s Saikyō Jump magazine kicked off a new “Dragon Ball Super Gallery” series in commemoration of the Dragon Ball franchise’s upcoming 40th anniversary. The new celebration aims to have different artists all contribute their own spin on the original 42 tankōbon covers, with the images and an accompanying comment published as part of the magazine.

Following the previous nine entries, this month’s June 2022 issue brings us convicted sex offender Mitsutoshi Shimabukuro (Toriko, Build King) and their take on the series’ 19th volume cover:

Shimabukuro commented:

When I was in the second year of middle school, I liked the scene in this volume right before Goku and Vegeta started battling so much that I copied it over and over again. I feel like I was really lucky to be able to catch the Dragon Ball serialization in Jump right when I was smack-dab in the middle of its target audience. Congratulations to Dragon Ball on its 40th anniversary!!

Saikyō Jump is currently a monthly magazine published in Japan by Shueisha under the “Jump” line of magazines. The magazine began as a quarterly publication in 2012, went monthly in 2013, went bimonthly in late-2014, and returned to a monthly format last fall (including a digital release for the first time). The magazine’s focus is spin-off and supplementary manga series aimed at a young audience, while also including game promotions, news coverage, and more. The magazine currently serializes content such as Yoshitaka Nagayama’s Super Dragon Ball Heroes: Ultra God Mission!!!! manga series, Yūji Kasai’s Super Dragon Ball Heroes: Avatars!! manga series, and the Dragon Ball GT Anime Comic. For calendar year 2019, Shueisha reported Saikyō Jump‘s circulation down at 130,000, with readership as 58.5% upper elementary school, 28% lower middle school, 11% middle school, and 2.5% high school or older.

Published by 22 April 2022, 5:09 PM EDTComment

While the back-of-the-volume comic, Victory Asada’s Road Toward Super Top-Class!!!, in each issue of Shueisha’s V-Jump magazine is generally the most standard fare kind of fluff imaginable, the chapter within the June 2022 issue — released yesterday in Japan — features an “interview” (if you can call it that!) with Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero director Tetsuro Kodama.

This particular chapter manages to squeeze out a few notable items regarding the film courtesy of Kodama:

Asada: How did work for this movie start?
Kodama: The first thing I received was the script from Toriyama-sensei and a picture of Carmine he’d drawn. When I first looked at the script, I was amazed at the number of characters and information inside!
[Kodama reading script: Wow!]

Kasai: Whaaa? So Carmine came first?
Kodama: Yeah! So even now, he’s a pretty resonant character with me. [Outside of speech bubble: A pretty amusing one too.]

Victory Asada’s Road Toward Super Top-Class!!! is penned by Yūji Kasai, who also currently pens the Saikyō Jump manga series Super Dragon Ball Heroes: Avatars!!, which just received its first collected volume in Japan.

Published by 21 April 2022, 10:58 AM EDTComment

Each month, Toyotarō provides a drawing of a Dragon Ball character — as well as an accompanying comment — on the official Japanese Dragon Ball website. Following up on the wealth of characters already drawn, for his April 2022 entry, Toyotarō has contributed a drawing of Artificial Human No. 13:

Artificial Human No. 13

The new release date for the brand-new movie Super Hero is set, and the excitement’s finally started building!

I’m looking forward to the day it comes out!

No. 13 originates in the Dragon Ball Z series’ seventh theatrical film (“Extreme Battle!! The Three Great Super Saiyans”), originally debuting at the Toei Anime Fair in July 1992. While not contributing to the movie’s story development, original author Akira Toriyama provided original character designs for the three artificial humans (No. 13, 14, and 15), which were later printed in the “Gallery of Akira Toriyama” section of Daizenshuu 6.

The new film that Toyotarō refers to is the forthcoming Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero theatrical film. Though the film was originally slated to premiere 22 April 2022 in Japan, the film was delayed to 11 June 2022 following a Toei network intrusion.

This drawing and comment set has been added to the respective page in our “Translations” archive.

Published by 20 April 2022, 11:08 AM EDTComment

Continuing onward from previous chapters, Shueisha and Viz have added the official English translation of the Dragon Ball Super manga’s eighty-third chapter to their respective Manga Plus and Shonen Jump services, continuing the brand-new “Granolla the Survivor arc”. Alongside other initiatives including free chapters and a larger archive for paid subscribers, this release continues the companies’ schedule of not simply simultaneously publishing the series’ chapter alongside its Japanese debut to the release date, but to its local time in Japan alongside its serialization in today’s June 2022 issue of Shueisha’s V-Jump magazine.

The Dragon Ball Super “comicalization” began in June 2015, initially just ahead of the television series, and running both ahead and behind the series at various points. The manga runs monthly in Shueisha’s V-Jump magazine, with the series’ eighty-third chapter coming today in the magazine’s June 2022 issue. Illustrated by “Toyotarō” (in all likelihood, a second pen-name used by Dragon Ball AF fan manga author and illustrator “Toyble”), the Dragon Ball Super manga covered the Battle of Gods re-telling, skipped the Resurrection ‘F’ re-telling, and “charged ahead” to the Champa arc, “speeding up the excitement of the TV anime even more”. Though the television series has completed its run, the manga continues onward, moving into its own original “Galactic Patrol Prisoner” and “Granolla the Survivor” arcs. Viz is currently releasing free digital chapters of the series, and began their own collected print edition back in 2017; the sixteenth collected volume is due out in August 2022.

The Dragon Ball Super television series concluded in March 2018 with 131 total episodes. FUNimation owns the American distribution license for the series, with the English dub having wrapped its broadcast on Cartoon Network, and the home video release reaching its tenth and final box set in 2020.

Published by 16 April 2022, 11:25 AM EDTComment

It’s April 16th! That means everyone has started wishing Goku a happy birthday! There’s just one problem with that: there is no official statement about a concrete birth date for Goku.

The latest entry in our revamped “Rumor Guide” is a complete tour through the world of content farm websites, a lack of proper research and citations, as well as nefarious (and occasionally hilarious) public wiki edit wars.

Published by 14 April 2022, 2:33 PM EDTComment

In an official statement from the company, Toei has announced a new release date of 11 June 2022 for the forthcoming Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero theatrical film in Japan. The film had been delayed from its original release date of 22 April 2022 due to a third-party network breach that occurred in early March, which has since been reported to include a ransomware virus.

映画『ドラゴンボール超 スーパーヒーロー』公開日
新公開日:2022年6月11日(土)

4月の公開を楽しみにお待ちいただいていた皆様には、心よりお詫び申し上げます。より一層作品を楽しんでいただけるよう、新たな公開日に向けて全スタッフ一同力を尽くしてまいりますので、引き続き公開をお待ちいただけますと幸いです。

尚、既にお買い求め頂きました前売券につきましては、新公開日にてご利用頂けますので大切にお持ち下さい。


The Movie “Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero” Release Date
New Release Date: 11 June 2022 (Saturday)

We sincerely apologize to everyone who was looking forward to the release in April. The entire staff will do their best to meet this new release date so that you can enjoy their work even more, so we hope you will continue to patiently await its release.

Please note that any advance tickets you have already purchased will be valid for the new release date, so please make sure to hold onto them.

Following the announcement, promotional materials for the film were updated with the new release date, including the second official trailer and poster. No international release dates have been officially announced.

Published by 14 April 2022, 10:10 AM EDTComment

The September 2021 issue of Shueisha’s Saikyō Jump magazine kicked off a new “Dragon Ball Super Gallery” series in commemoration of the Dragon Ball franchise’s upcoming 40th anniversary. The new celebration aims to have different artists all contribute their own spin on the original 42 tankōbon covers, with the images and an accompanying comment published as part of the magazine.

Following the previous eight entries, this month’s May 2022 issue brings us Hiroshi Shiibashi (Nura: Rise of the Yokai Clan) and their take on the series’ 6th volume cover:

Shiibashi commented:

When I was little, I was the kind of kid that would just go to the bookstore and get the latest volume of whichever series I wanted at the moment, not once thinking about starting from volume 1. This is why the first Dragon Ball comic I ever bought was volume 7, the one with the fight against General Blue. I remember wondering for a while about what might have happened in the previous volumes. When I finally managed to get my hands on volume 6, I excitedly thought to myself: “so there were all these super fun battles before, huh?” I really liked the battle with Ninja Murasaki, so I wonder what kind of face that kid that was still in the first year of primary school would have made if he heard that he would one day draw the cover for volume 6, the one that contains that battle…?

Saikyō Jump is currently a monthly magazine published in Japan by Shueisha under the “Jump” line of magazines. The magazine began as a quarterly publication in 2012, went monthly in 2013, went bimonthly in late-2014, and returned to a monthly format last fall (including a digital release for the first time). The magazine’s focus is spin-off and supplementary manga series aimed at a young audience, while also including game promotions, news coverage, and more. The magazine currently serializes content such as Yoshitaka Nagayama’s Super Dragon Ball Heroes: Ultra God Mission!!!! manga series, Yūji Kasai’s Super Dragon Ball Heroes: Avatars!! manga series, and the Dragon Ball GT Anime Comic. For calendar year 2019, Shueisha reported Saikyō Jump‘s circulation down at 130,000, with readership as 58.5% upper elementary school, 28% lower middle school, 11% middle school, and 2.5% high school or older.

Published by 03 April 2022, 11:34 AM EDT1 Comment

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Published by 02 April 2022, 4:14 PM EDTComment,

Dragon Ball Super: Broly originally hit Japanese theaters back on 14 December 2018 and saw its home release 05 June 2019. In promotion for the upcoming Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero movie, Toei has announced that the “Broly” movie will be broadcast on Japanese TV for the first time later this month, followed by highlights of the upcoming “Super Hero” movie.

前作『ドラゴンボール超 ブロリー』が地上波初放送📺⚡️
放送はフジテレビ系列にて4月16日(土)21時!
なんと放送後には最新作の見どころを解説した特別映像も放送予定です🎊
お見逃しなく!!!


The previous work Dragon Ball Super: Broly will air for the first time on broadcast TV 📺⚡️
It will be broadcast on Fuji TV at 9:00pm on Saturday, April 16th!
After the broadcast, a special video highlighting the the latest work [Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero] will air.
Don’t miss it!!!!

The story, script, and character designs for Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero are being crafted by original manga author Akira Toriyama. Shueisha’s executive producer Akio Iyoku has noted that the movie’s story will take place after the events in Dragon Ball Super: Broly, but before the 28th Tenka’ichi Budōkai, and feature the revival of the notorious Red Ribbon Army. The film’s director will be Tetsuro Kodama, who was most recently the CG Sequence Director for the Dragon Ball Super: Broly film, with Hoon Jung-jae taking over the CG Director role after being a CG effects artist in the preceding two films, Battle of Gods and Resurrection ‘F’. The film’s theatrical score will be composed by Naoki Satō and it has been noted that the Japanese cast recorded their lines in early October 2021. Following a network hack, the movie’s premiere has been delayed and is currently slated for release in Japan sometime in 2022, although no definitive premiere date has been set at this time.