Many developments have happened with the Dragon Ball Super movie since our last update. We now know that Broly is the main villain, FUNimation will handle the theatrical release, and the premiere date is January 2019.
Plus, we have a trailer:
I want to address this immediately—I’m a tad miffed. Thanks to a frustrating misquote from a Comicbook article, I believed this movie would contain a “mighty new foe”. And forgive me, Broly is not new at all—in fact, we’ve had THREE Broly movies already.
So while this reveal is rather disappointing, I have to admit I’m really excited for this movie, and the trailer is a HUGE reason why. Broly may finally get a fair shake. Toriyama penned the script for this iteration and Toei Animation tweeted why he selected Broly:
— Toei Animation (@ToeiAnimation) July 9, 2018
But an original Toriyama story isn’t the only reason I’m thrilled for Dragon Ball Super: Broly.
Akira Toriyama’s New Designs
I had no idea how much I would love the new character designs. The changes are slight enough to recognize as new, but not so much that it’s distracting. It looks sleeker and more contemporary without losing its nostalgic look. Toriyama did an absolutely phenomenal job.
Plus, this may be the most gorgeous frame in Dragon Ball history. It’s literally my desktop background.
The Broly Movies Sucked
If you haven’t seen any of the original Broly film trilogy, don’t bother. They are god awful, anticlimactic trash heaps. This first one is widely considered to be the best entry of the trilogy, and that’s not saying much. You want to know how the first movie ends?
***SPOILERS FOR A 25-YEAR-OLD MOVIE***
After getting DEMOLISHED for the better half of 30 minutes, the Z Warriors give Goku all of their power, and Goku beats Broly with ONE PUNCH. Broly is heralded as the strongest Saiyan ever. Goku hadn’t ascended to Super Saiyan 3 yet, and he beats him in one punch. Really?!?
This new movie retcons the entire trilogy. This is a fresh start. And even better yet.