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Akira Toriyama Comments on New DB Super Movie - Is it a Broly Movie Sequel?

Akira Toriyama's Exciting Comments on the New Dragon Ball Super Movie

By Iyane Agossah

May 9, 2021

Soon after the listing of a movie triggering rumors of a new DB Super film coming in 2022, Toei Animation officially announced a new Dragon Ball Super movie is coming in 2022, moreover, new comments from original creator and mangaka Akira Toriyama were shared, what dd he say?

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New Dragon Ball movie release date

On May 9, the official Japanese Twitter of the Dragon Ball series announced a new movie is in production, and is scheduled to release in 2022 in Japan. The tweets also mentions brand new comments from Akira Toriyama were shared.

New DB Super movie – Comments from Dragon Ball creator Akira Toriyama

The official Dragon Ball Japanese site was also updated with a new message from Akira Toriyama, who most notably confirmed the new movie is a direct sequel to Dragon Ball Super Broly. Furthermore, Toriyama teased that an unexpected character might be heavily featured. Lastly, the mangaka confirmed to be writing some of the dialogues and being involved in the script writing. The press release also confirmed he’s the character designer of the movie.

I translated Akira Toriyama’s comments below.

Akira Toriyama: “A new Dragon Ball Super movie was green-lit and is in production! It’s a sequel to Dragon Ball Super Broly! This time as well, I am involved in the movie’s scriptwriting and story. The movie’s plot is still a secret, so I can’t tell you anything yet, but one thing I can say is that an unexpected character might be in the spotlight. The movie will also have a new feel to it visuals wise, and it’s shaping up to be really good looking. I hope you’re looking forward to it!”

May 9 is celebrated as Goku Day, as how in Japanese, 5 can be pronounced go and 9 can be pronounced ku. Many fans around the world were expecting a huge Dragon Ball announcement for the occasion, and Toei did not disappoint. Personally speaking, let’s say I have mixed feelings about DB Super, so maybe the new 2022 movie will make me change my mind about the series.

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Iyane Agossah
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Living near Paris, Iyane is the head of Japanese content at DualShockers. He plays Genshin Impact for the story. You can reach him on Twitter at @A_iyane07.

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