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Dragonball Super Super Hero Coming in 2022

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To think this was one of the earliest images we got...

To think this was one of the earliest images we got...

Introduction...

DragonBall Super:SuperHero was set to be released in Japan April 22nd 2022, which is this month(as of me writing this), but was delayed due to unauthorized network intrusion at Toei Studios. Meaning we have to wait again until the new date is announced. Having said that let’s get into how we got here.

He will see the return of his daughter. Pray for those who took her.

He will see the return of his daughter. Pray for those who took her.

The time line so far...

It all started on May 7th 2021 where Toei’s European branch accidently leaked a single sentence online of “new DragonBall Super Movie coming in 2022.” This caused fans to speculate on what the film would be about. The speculations ranged from a film adaptation of the Moro Arc from the DragonBall Super manga, to a Broly sequel, to making Frieza’s brother Cooler canon. But me, I just waited to see what the official news would be. What I forgot in preparation of writing this was some concept images that were shown off when the movie was announced on May 9th 2021.

We got Pan in a grade school uniform, Krillin as a Sheriff, Piccolo with a house, and of course showcasing Goku’s design. And on July 23rd we got a tech demo of Goku in CGI animation. This only furthered the speculations of what the plot might be. And I still waited.

Then on October 6th 2021, we got our first trailer which was displayed at NewYork Comic-Con. And while this gave us an idea on what the premise might be and the fact that it took place post Buu Saga/Arc, there were still some questions that needed to be answered. Who were the new guys? What did they have to do with the Red Ribbon Army? And would Pan be the main character and become a super saiyan?

But as more trailers came out, the premise became clearer, which we’ll get into.

The Premise...

The Premise details so far is that The Red Ribbon Army name being used by two individuals seeking its resurrection, and seeking revenge on Goku and his friends. They deployed two androids Gamma 1 and Gamma 2 who announced themselves as “super heroes” to meet this end. This leads to Pan being abducted, as Gohan sets out to rescue her.

I will admit the notion of Gohan having a prominent is a speculation on my part based on what the last two to three trailers have shown. And I want to get my hopes up in seeing Gohan possibly being the main hero, or being prominent in the film, but I don’t want to get my hopes up.

So when in the movie will we see Pan in this outfit, because I don't think the film will have that kind of time.

So when in the movie will we see Pan in this outfit, because I don't think the film will have that kind of time.

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What little we know about the delay so far...

Now, before I conclude with my final thoughts, I want to discuss the intrusion that caused the film’s delay. Tori announced in a press release on March 7, 2022 that its internal network was illegally accessed by a third party on the previous Sunday. And while not much is known due to the situation being investigated. Because of this DragonBall Super:Super Hero’s release date has been delayed.

This is neat, but since this film is called "Super Hero," I hope we see Gohan in the Great SaiyaMan suit again.

This is neat, but since this film is called "Super Hero," I hope we see Gohan in the Great SaiyaMan suit again.

The Conclusion...

In conclusion, I’m excited that we’re getting more DragonBall Super animated content. However I’m cautiously optimistic about the film’s plot. At best Gohan could save the day, and worst Goku is given the win out of nowhere. Only time will tell.

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