It was just a few days ago that we posted about the official title for the Dragon Ball Super anime film, Dragon Ball Super: Broly. Now that we know who Goku, Vegeta, and the rest of the gang are up against, it’s time to start anticipating its theatrical debut. The movie opens in Japan on December 14, and Funimation announced plans to bring it to theaters across North America in January 2019.
Specific theatrical dates will be announced later. As part of the marketing plan for the film, Funimation is getting in on the Dragon Ball North America Tour 2018 action as a sponsor. The tour kicks off next week during San Diego Comic-Con.
More on the movie from Funimation’s press release:
“Dragon Ball Super: Broly” follows the events of the hit anime series “Dragon Ball Super,” the first new Dragon Ball storyline from original creator Akira Toriyama in more than 18 years. Since premiering in summer 2015, “Dragon Ball Super” has propelled the popularity of the franchise globally – with both lifelong fans and a new generation of children and teens. The last Dragon Ball film, “Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F’” (2015), was a box office hit – grossing $8M in North America to become the first independent film to make the Top 10 list of highest grossing anime films domestically.