Today is the day Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero is finally streamable somewhere. This film became the top-grossing Dragon Ball movie ever when it was released last year, hitting #1 at the box office last August. Very few anime movies to reach that milestone in the US. Now you can find out if it’s worthy of that hype, as long as you have a Crunchyroll subscription.
Dragon Ball Super
Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero was the largest Dragon Ball movie ever, at least in terms of ticket sales. It hit #1 at the box office when it was released in August of last year, the first Dragon Ball movie to do so and one of the rare anime movies to reach that milestone in the US. It’s been quite a wait since then, but Crunchyroll just announced they are finally making the movie streamable for anyone with a subscription.
Crunchyroll’s power level goes over 9000 these next two weeks, as the streamer finally acquires the Dragon Ball movie library in its near-entirety. Fifteen feature films, most of which have never been on Crunchyroll before, will be added by early July.
This weekend was a huge moment for anime that’s been a long time coming. Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero opened in US theaters this weekend, and won. We don’t mean it just did good numbers. We mean it hit #1. For the first time ever, an anime movie will be the movie that news reports will be mentioning when they recap the box office receipts (oh right, Pokemon: The First Movie technically beat it…ah, fudge it, this was an honest anime movie with no weird edits, so if you ask me, it was the first).
The official trailer for Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero made its premiere at the Comic-Con panel for the film a few hours ago. In attendance were both Piccolos, Toshio Furukawa (Japanese) and Christopher R. Sabat (English) alongside producer Norihiro Hayashida.
It will only be a few days until Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero is released in Japan…but what about the rest of the world? Today we got answers regarding that…Crunchyroll has revealed the movie will hit US theaters August 19.
You want more information on the next Dragon Ball Super movie, you got it. Toei swears they’ll return to the TV series eventually, but for now, they’re keeping the franchise burning with movies. The latest, Super Hero, is nearly done and we’ll be getting it pretty soon.
Dragon Ball Super isn’t over, it’s just going through a long hiatus. The manga is still ongoing, but the anime has shut down for a while with no announcement of return as of yet. To keep interest stoked, Toei is launching the “Battle of the Battles” Global Fan Event later this month.
For the next twelve hours, the entire first season of Dragon Ball Z carries a purchase price of “free.” So does the first season of Dragon Ball Super in both sub and dub versions. For some reason, the Microsoft Store is feeling super-generous today when it comes to popular anime. Look at all you can get:
When a new Dragon Ball series was announced, Dragon Ball Super, many wondered if it would come over to the US with the original English dub cast reprising their roles. Recently, the show was announced that Crunchy Roll would stream the American translation of the series, and the full English voice cast has been revealed. Not surprisingly, many of the original voice-over actors from the classic Dragon Ball Z series, and even the recent theatrical films, are back to replay their roles. Also, there’s even some new actors to voice characters who are being introduced in Dragon Ball Super for the first time.