Toei Animation has already revealed at the Jump Festa that Akira Toriyama’s cult franchise, Dragon Ball is getting its 20th movie adaptation. The 20th release of the franchise titled Dragon Ball Super Movie got a new key visual released by the official website and is scheduled to release in Japan on the 14th of December 2018. It got also shared that Masako Nozawa will voice for Goku.
Akira Toriyama also commented on the film:
This Dragon Ball Super film is the next story after the currently airing television anime. The story takes place after the climax of the Tournament of Power, where the fate of the universe was at stake and the short rest that follows. It will give a few previously unwritten details about the Saiyans and Frieza, as well as a long-awaited strong opponent to overcome, and I think it will be an enjoyable story!
From 2013’s Battle of Gods and the last film Resurrection ‘F’ to the current film, I’ve been carefully writing, and I’ve had the pleasure of drawing lots of designs and the like. I’m actually as busy as ever, but while I don’t have to serialize anything I have time to think about the anime, which used to be out of my hands. (laughs) So please look forward to it!
By the way, the television anime is over for now, but Toyotarō’s popular manga (five volumes out now!) is continuing. I think it will have different developments from the television anime and film, so please look forward to it. I certainly will!
Toei Animation's Dragon Ball Z is the sequel to the highly-acclaimed and globally popular Dragon Ball Anime and adapts the latter 325 chapters of the original 519-chapter Dragon Ball manga series created by Akira Toriyama. Dragon Ball Z is licensed and dubbed in North America by Funimation and is well-received by the western audience as well. Dragon Ball is so popular in Japan that the films are typically released in March and July adjusting to the spring and summer breaks of Japanese schools.
- Director: Tatsuya Nagamine
- Script and character design: Akira Toriyama
- Animation: Naohiro Shintani
- Art director: Kazuo Ogura
What are your thoughts on the upcoming Dragon Ball Super Movie?