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Dragon Ball Super: Broly Film is 1st Anime to Screen in IMAX in U.S.

posted on by Karen Ressler

FUNimation Entertainment announced on Wednesday that the Dragon Ball Super: Broly anime film will get IMAX screenings in the United States on January 16 only. According to Funimation, it will be the first anime film to screen in IMAX in the U.S. Tickets are available on the IMAX website.

The film's English dub had its world premiere at the TCL Chinese Theater in Hollywood on December 13, and the film will open in the United States and Canada on January 16.

The film opened in Japan on December 14, and it sold more than 820,000 tickets and earned more than 1,050,000,000 yen (about US$9.26 million) in its first three days in Japan, topping the box office in its first weekend. In Japan, the film will get 4DX screenings.

Dragon Ball creator Akira Toriyama wrote the script and designed the characters. Tatsuya Nagamine (One Piece Film Z) directed the film, Naohiro Shintani served as animation director, and Kazuo Ogura served as art director. Norihito Sumitomo composed the music, and Daichi Miura performed the film's theme song "Blizzard." The film's story takes place after the events of the Dragon Ball Super television anime.

Source: Funimation's Twitter account

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