The movie released on December 14 in Japan and January 16, 2019 for the rest of the world (via Anime News Network). It’s not exactly clear what was delaying international releases, especially since “Dragon Ball Super” debuted with English subtitles on Crunchyroll just two months after its Japanese premiere.
It’s possible that it had something to do with music rights some songs used in previous movies were replaced by sound alike tracks or maybe even merchandising issues. “Dragon Ball Super: Broly” is already breaking records for Toei Animation.
Demand of movie
It’s the first movie in the franchise to screen in IMAX (via Anime News Network), with advance tickets selling out. It also sold 1 million pre-sale tickets (via for the fans by the fans). Fans and journalists were quick to pick up on Toei Animation’s mention of “Dragon Ball Super: Broly” in the quarter one financial reports.
It didn’t reveal much just that it made an 8.5 billion yen profit off 2.9 billion yen in revenue (about $25 million) but the company also called out its movie division for having a profitable year. This is because Toei Animation released four movies this year, compared to only two last year, including “Gintama,” which went on to make over 500 million yen (about $4.35 million) domestically (via Anime News Network).
That’s not bad when you consider the anime studio’s track record. It’s not the same Toei Animation that produced the original “Dragon Ball” anime series in 1986, but it still has a long history of producing successful movies based on popular franchises, including “One Piece,” which recently had its 20th movie debut at #1 in Japan.
To be fair, being profitable isn’t the same as having major awards. The last time Toei Animation won an award was when Yasuhiko Yamaji took home Best Director for his work on the fifth feature film in the ” One Piece ” series back in 2011. It also took home an Audience Award for “One Piece Film Z” (via Anime News Network) and two Newtype Awards for films based on other beloved franchises in 2010 and 2011.
Coming up next movie
With 4 billion yen ($35 million) in revenue, it’s hard to believe that Toei Animation will slow down anytime soon. It could be because of growing international interest in anime or the rise of subscription video on demand services like Netflix, but even if the market is over-saturated, there are still fans who want more animated features from their favorite franchises, whether they are based on classic series like “Dragon Ball” or newer series like “Naruto.”
And when sales numbers are already this high for movies based on popular anime properties, it only makes sense for companies to keep investing in them and we can expect at least a few more anime movies by Toei Animation next year (via Yomiuri ).
Of course, this is just based on the data that Toei Animation released in its financial report. There are still a lot of questions about why and how “Dragon Ball Super: Broly” will be distributed internationally and whether more movies based on other franchises will follow suit but we can at least say that anime movies aren’t going away anytime soon.
As we’ve seen with some live-action films, anime movies tend to attract passionate fans who want to see their favorite series get adapted by Hollywood or Bollywood. If anything, it’s only a matter of time before the next big anime franchise gets an English-language movie release.
The first season of “Dragon Ball Super” premiered in Japan on July 5, 2015. The show aired for 131 episodes before its original run concluded with a total of 131 episodes. In January 2017, Animation acquired streaming rights to the series and began airing English dubs on their Animation. Now service roughly nine months after new episodes initially debuted in Japan. When new episodes are added to the Japanese broadcast, dubbed versions are usually available online within an hour or two later.
On September 25, 2018, Funimation confirmed that they have acquired the home video distribution rights to future seasons of “Dragon Ball Super.” What this means for English dub fans is that not only will there be new episodes of the series, but a new dubbed version will likely be uploaded on their service shortly after they premiere in Japan.
Release date of season 2
Although nothing has been announced yet, it’s likely that Season 2 of “Dragon Ball Super” will air over a period of 131 episodes just like the first season did. Here’re a few reasons why: Toei Animation is producing four more theatrical films based on the TV show between 2019 and 2022, which will probably have an impact on when “Super” comes back.
While there were five years between the end of “Z” and the return of “Kai,” six years have already passed between both series’ endings, so waiting any longer may not make sense for fans Keeping in mind how often Japanese anime distributors tend to release promotional videos, it’s unlikely that Toei Animation is working on a sequel to the 2015 anime that fans haven’t already seen in some capacity. There are not many more details about “Dragon Ball Super” Season 2 available yet.
Information about season 1
Season 1 of “Dragon Ball Super” ended on March 25, with Chapter 28. The manga version of the anime series is ongoing in Shueisha’s V-Jump magazine. Now that fans have been speculating who will be in Dragon Ball Super Season 2 since they know that production has started.
Cast of season 2
We already reported that Dragon Ball Kai voice actress Mayumi Tanaka was going to play a role in the upcoming season, and it turns out that she was given a chance to read the script for Episode 12 of Season 2 which they recorded last week. She mentioned during her radio show recently: “I got chosen to appear as my character from ‘Kai’ Yajirobe and read for the show’s script. I was so happy.”
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