Toei Animation Officially Announces New Dragon Ball Super Movie Coming 2022

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Haley Whisennand
Funimation Community Manager. Colorado native. Listens to a lot of anime OSTs.

It’s the news that Dragon Ball fans have been waiting for! The all-new Dragon Ball Super movie will be hitting Japanese theaters in 2022!

The fact that a new movie is in production isn’t new information – that was a detail shared by Shueisha’s Dragon Ball department head Akio Iyoku in an interview included with the Japanese Blu-ray release of Dragon Ball Super: Broly back in 2019.

But now with the addition of the release year, fans are excited to start counting down the months.

Dragon Ball series creator Akira Toriyama even shared a special message with fans to celebrate the news, confirming his involvement with the new film as well!

Akira Toriyama special message to celebrate new Dragon Ball Super movie announcement.

Making the announcement a little more fun, Toei Animation released the news on May 9 a.k.a Goku Day. Originally a fan holiday, Goku Day was officially recognized by the Japan Anniversary Association in 2015 during the franchise’s 30th anniversary celebrations.

Last year, the Dragon Ball series polled fans on which of 30 select Goku outfits was their favorite. The winning choice will get released as a special figure this year.

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Dragon Ball Super: Broly, which debuted in Japanese theaters in December 2018, grossed over $124 million worldwide during its theatrical run, including $35 million in the Japanese box office and over $30 million in the United States box office. It’s currently the thirteenth highest grossing anime film of all time worldwide.

Are you hyped for the new Dragon Ball Super movie? What are you hoping the movie will focus on? Share this post and let us know! And stay tuned to Funimation for the latest news on all the amazing anime headed your way, this season and beyond.

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