Funimation announces theatrical release in the US for Dragon Ball Super: Broly.
It was recently confirmed that the upcoming Dragon Ball Super film would be Broly centric, and is set to be released in Japan this December. Now, the major anime distributor Funimation has announced rights to release the film in North American theatres the following month.
Dragon Ball Super: Broly will be released in the US and Canada sometime in January 2019, with Funimation also gaining the rights to distribute it via video on demand and home video release, a major partnership between Toei Animation and Funimation. This will be the third Dragon Ball film in recent years (20th in total) but is the first Dragon Ball Super movie of the entire franchise.
Series creator Akira Toriyama has expressed his excitement to depict Broly, after recently implying in a statement that he had only artistic involvement in the character when he was first included. Now, he will reintroduce the character to battle Goku and Vegeta at a heightened power with possible crossovers to the Frieza Force.
The official poster shows a powered-down version of the title character, but we can only assume we will learn if the Saiyan is able to hold his own against god-level power.
Funimation currently holds the rights to all things Dragon Ball in North America, airing DBS on Toonami, DVD and Blu-ray and now even back in theaters for everyone’s favorite long-running anime series. Now that Dragon Ball Super has concluded and we know a movie will follow, we’ll have to wait and see if there’s any implication of the continuation of the Dragon Ball series – but based on its success it’s hard to imagine it’ll be leaving us anytime soon.
Make sure to check out Dragon Ball Super: Broly in theaters January 2019!