DUBAI: Toei Animation officially announced the developing of a second anime film in the Dragon Ball Super franchise with a planned release in 2022. Dragon Ball original creator Akira Toriyama is in charge of original story, screenplay, and character design for the upcoming movie.
The new movie will be the second movie based on “Dragon Ball Super,” the manga title and the anime series which launched in 2015. The first such movie was the 2018 release “Dragon Ball Super: Broly,” which was a smash hit with audiences – setting a worldwide box office record of over $120 million. The movie will be the 21st anime film in the overall Dragon Ball franchise.
Planning for the new film project was kicked-off in 2018, before the release of “Dragon Ball Super: Broly,” with the goal of telling a large-scale story that would build on the enthusiastic response for the previous theatrical series and the current global fervor for “Broly.”
Toriyama himself has picked up his pen to deliver a fascinating story that fans desire. From the magnificent story composition to character design to the lines of the script, Toriyama has worked passionately with the greatest attention to detail and highest quality standards – creating a Dragon Ball movie unlike any other in its history and one that will surely be a blockbuster with fans.
Toriyama shared a special a special message to the fans as follows:
“An all new movie since “Dragon Ball Super: Broly” is currently in the making!
Just like the previous movie, I’m heavily leading the story and dialogue production for another amazing film.
I really shouldn’t talk too much about the plot yet, but be prepared for some extreme and entertaining bouts, which may feature an unexpected character.
We’ll be charting through some unexplored territory in terms of the visual aesthetics to give the audience an amazing ride, so I hope everybody will look forward to the new movie!”
More information of the upcoming “Dragon Ball Super” movie will be announced on the Dragon Ball Official Site in the future.