It seems that they want to make them, once again, an important part of the franchise…
It seems that after the success of Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero, the team behind the franchise wants to promote Gohan Beast and Orange Piccolo, the two new transformations that premiered on the big screen, in style. In fact, we recommend that you read the last chapters of this work, which are available on the online service of MangaPlus by Shueishasince it is possible that these two characters will be protagonists again in the next chapters.
Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero had challenged Gohan and Piccolo with a new powerful set of androids that had pushed them to their limits more than ever in the entire franchise. Piccolo had used the Dragon Balls to unlock his own potential., eventually resulting in his new “Orange Piccolo” form, one that is on par with the power level of Goku Ultra Instinct or Vegeta Ultra Ego. As for Gohan, he ends up getting so mad that he unlocks a powerful new type of Super Saiyan that could only be called “Gohan Beast”. You can check out the new key art for these new transformations below from the film’s official Twitter account:
Piccolo’s got a new look. 🔥 #DragonBallSuperSuperHero
– Dragon Ball Super (@dragonballsuper) September 1, 2022
Gohan’s not holding back! #DragonBallSuperSuperHero
– Dragon Ball Super (@dragonballsuper) September 2, 2022
Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero has been released in Japan with a great reception from its public, in its release window it has exceeded one billion yen, a historical milestone for the franchise and is positioned as one of the most popular films of the series. franchise. In fact, after its premiere in Spanish in Mexico and Latin Americathe worldwide success of this TOEI Animation film was confirmed.
According to the AnimeTrendsLA Twitter account, specialized in anime metrics in Mexico and Latin America, Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero swept the box office in the countries where it was released remaining in the first places in countries such as Mexico, Argentina, Uruguay, Bolivia, Brazil, Peru, Ecuador, Colombia, etc. However, it should be noted that two Latin American countries took most of the profits from their exhibition.
Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero premieres in Spain
The Toei Animation production opened in Japan through the Toei Company on June 11 and has generated $18.1 million there to date. Including Japan, the global total is $50.2 million. The new film is one of four that have so far enjoyed direct involvement from Akira Toriyama: he wrote the script and is also credited as creator. Super Hero follows recurring characters Piccolo and his former student Gohan on a mission to save the world from the Red Patrol Army..
The key markets that have not yet been launched for Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero are Germany (August 30), Spain (September 2), South Korea (September 15), Italy (September 29) and France (October 5). So the success of this work is yet to be seen in its entirety.
The difference is that DB is rated PG (unlike DS which was rated R) and was in 4,000 screens, more than twice as many theaters as DS. https://t.co/8yAOzG4ZTL
— Marmot (@marmotmx) August 21, 2022
However, there are those who have pointed out that this success is due to factors not directly related to the quality of the film, but to the better distribution it has had compared to other anime releases such as Kimetsu no Yaiba (Demon Slayer): Mugen Train. Experts on the distribution of Japanese films in the West have mentioned that their success, in part, is due to their classification.
For its part, the previous film, Dragon Ball Super: Broly grossed $115.8 million worldwide in 2018-9: $30.7 million in North America and $85.0 million in international markets, including $ 34.6 million in Japan. That said, it seems that this movie could be the most successful of the entire Akira Toriyama franchise. It may even be able to surpass other great films, as it has already done with Jujutsu Kaisen 0, the flagship animated film from the MAPPA studio, known for its work with the last season of Shingeki no Kyojin (Attack on Titan).