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Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero Film Opens in India on August 26

posted on by Adriana Hazra
Crunchyroll, Sony Pictures Entertainment distribute film in Indian theaters

Crunchyroll and Sony Pictures Entertainment announced on Thursday that they will release Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero, the second anime film in the Dragon Ball Super franchise, in India on August 26. The companies had announced the film's Indian release on May 12.

Crunchyroll and Sony Pictures Entertainment will distribute the film in "all continents, including North America, Latin America, Europe, Australia/New Zealand, Africa, the Middle East, and Asia (excluding Japan)." Crunchyroll describes the film:

The Red Ribbon Army was once destroyed by Son Goku. Individuals, who carry on its spirit, have created the ultimate Androids, Gamma 1 and Gamma 2. These two Androids call themselves “Super Heroes”. They start attacking Piccolo and Gohan… What is the New Red Ribbon Army's objective? In the face of approaching danger, it is time to awaken, Super Hero!

The film opened in Japan on June 11 after a delay due to the Toei Animation hack in March. The film was originally slated to open in Japan on April 22. The film began screening in IMAX starting on June 11, and will screen 4DX and MX4D starting on June 25, and in Dolby Cinemas starting on July 1.

The film debuted at #1 in its first weekend, selling about 498,000 tickets for about 670 million yen (about US$4.99 million) in its first two days.

Comparatively, Dragon Ball Super: Broly sold more than 820,000 tickets for more than 1.05 billion yen (about US$9.26 million at the time) in its first three days. (The earlier film opened in Japan on a Friday whereas Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero opened on a Saturday.)

Tetsuro Kodama directed the film, and Naoki Satō composed the music. Nobuhito Sue was the art director, Chikashi Kubota was the animation director, and Jae Hoon Jung was the CG director. Dragon Ball original manga creator Akira Toriyama worked on the film's original story, screenplay, and character designs.

The film is the 21st anime film in the overall Dragon Ball franchise.

Source: Press release

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