Dragon Ball Super: Broly Passes £1M in UK and Ireland Cinemas
posted on by Andrew Osmond
Dragon Ball Super: Broly opened on January 23 in the UK and Ireland, while an early London "Fan Screening" on January 15 sold out in 23 seconds. Manga Entertainment described the film as the biggest it has released, with the promotion handled completely in-house by Manga's marketing team. The promotion included digital outdoor advertising (pictured above) which ran in London last weekend to promote the IMAX screenings of the film.
The film opened in Japan on December 14. Original manga creator Akira Toriyama provided a comment for the film:
Everyone, do you know who Broly is?
He appeared only in past anime films, and is a ridiculously strong Saiyan. I am told I only drew his design; at that time I was mostly uninvolved with the anime, and so I completely forgot the details.
Even now it seems Broly is still very popular not just in Japan, but overseas as well, and because of that, the supervisors suggested, "Why don't we make the movie about Broly this time?"
At that time I was shown the film, and I felt that it would become really interesting depending on how it's arranged, so we started talking immediately about including [Broly] into the Dragon Ball Super series.
In order to not disappoint Broly fans, I was conscious of Broly's past image, while also giving him new aspects, and I think he ended up as a fascinating Broly.
Of course, the film won't just show amazing battles — it will also show what kind of fate Goku, Vegeta, and Broly will follow when they meet; how the Frieza Army is connected; and the history of the Saiyans — the content of the film is dramatic and has a huge scale.
That greatest Saiyan, Broly, appears!
There will be lots of other content that will be included for all the fans, so please look forward to it and wait a little longer until it is complete!!
The film will star Masako Nozawa as Goku. Other voice cast members without announced roles include: Ryo Horikawa, Ryusei Nakao, Bin Shimada, Aya Hisakawa, Toshio Furukawa, Takeshi Kusao, Kouichi Yamadera, Masakazu Morita, and Katsuhisa Houki.
Dragon Ball creator Akira Toriyama is writing the script and designing the characters. Tatsuya Nagamine (One Piece Film Z) is directing the film, Naohiro Shintani is serving as animation director, and Kazuo Ogura is serving as art director. Norihito Sumitomo is composing the music, Rumiko Nagai is the color designer, Naotake Oota is in charge of special effects, and Kai Makino is the CG director. Toei is distributing the film in collaboration with 20th Century Fox.