The fact that a new movie is in production isn’t new information – that was a detail shared by Shueisha’s Dragon Ball department head Akio Iyoku in an interview included with the Japanese Blu-ray release of Dragon Ball Super: Broly back in 2019.
But now with the addition of the release year, fans are excited to start counting down the months.
Making the announcement a little more fun, Toei Animation released the news on May 9 a.k.a Goku Day. Originally a fan holiday, Goku Day was officially recognized by the Japan Anniversary Association in 2015 during the franchise’s 30th anniversary celebrations.
Dragon Ball Super: Broly, which debuted in Japanese theaters in December 2018, grossed over $124 million worldwide during its theatrical run, including $35 million in the Japanese box office and over $30 million in the United States box office. It’s currently the thirteenth highest grossing anime film of all time worldwide.
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