Dragon Ball Super: Broly (Japanese: ドラゴンボール超スーパー ブロリー, Hepburn: Doragon Bōru Sūpā: Burorī) is a 2018 Japanese anime martial arts fantasy/adventure film, directed by Tatsuya Nagamine and written by Dragon Ball series creator Akira Toriyama. It is the twentieth Dragon Ball feature film overall, the third film produced with Toriyama’s direct involvement, and the first to carry the Dragon Ball Super branding.
Set after the events of the Universe Survival Saga depicted in Dragon Ball Super, the film follows series protagonists Goku and Vegeta as they encounter a powerful Saiyan named Broly. In the beginning, it tells the history of the Saiyans and the background story of these three Saiyans with different destinies connected to the turbulent period of their race, and later resulting in a massive fight between them.
The film represents the first appearance of a reworked iteration of Broly in the primary Dragon Ball series continuity, following the character’s appearances in the films Broly – The Legendary Super Saiyan (1993), Broly – Second Coming (1994), and Bio-Broly(1994). Having received positive reviews from critics, Dragon Ball Super: Broly is the highest-grossing Dragon Ball film ever, the highest-grossing anime film of 2018, and one of the highest-grossing anime films of all time.
A sequel is currently in development.
|Directed by||Tatsuya Nagamine|
Naohiro Shintani (animation director)
Kazuo Ogura (art director)
|Written by||Akira Toriyama|
|Screenplay by||Akira Toriyama|
|Story by||Akira Toriyama|
|Based on||Dragon Ball|
by Akira Toriyama
|Music by||Norihito Sumitomo|
|Distributed by||Toei Company|
20th Century Fox Japan
|Release date||December 14, 2018|
|Running time||100 minutes|
|Box office||¥4 billion (Japan)|
One fateful day, a Saiyan appears before Goku and Vegeta who they have never seen before: Broly. With the return of Frieza from hell, a fierce battle awaits these three Saiyans who have followed completely different destinies.