DRAGON BALL SUPER: BROLY Brings Ultimate Saiyan Showdown to U.S. and Canadian Theaters on January 16
English Dub Red Carpet World Premiere to Take Place December 13 at the Historic TCL Chinese Theater in Hollywood
Source: Funimation Entertainment press release
Official Site: dbmovie-20th.com (Japan), dragonballsuperofficial.com (US)
Special Thanks to Scott Barretto
The wait is over, and the battle date set. Super Saiyans Goku and Vegeta will gather to face their most powerful foe ever on January 16 — the official theatrical opening date for DRAGON BALL SUPER: BROLY (ドラゴンボール超 ブロリー, Doragon Booru-Choo Burorii, 2018) announced today by Funimation Films. The 20th film from the franchise and first from the DRAGON BALL SUPER series, DRAGON BALL SUPER: BROLY is based on the original story, screenplay and character designs of creator Akira Toriyama and features an updated art style reminiscent of the classic bestselling Dragon Ball manga series. To celebrate the new film, Funimation will host a star-studded red carpet world premiere of the English dub on Thursday, December 13, 2018 at the historic TCL Chinese Theater in Hollywood. Expected guests will include the stars of the English cast, celebrity guests and studio executives.
“We’re thrilled to finally share the official opening date of DRAGON BALL SUPER: BROLY with fans since first announcing the acquisition in July, ” said Gen Fukunaga, CEO and President of Funimation. “From its updated art style to the assembly of canon characters new and old, DRAGON BALL SUPER: BROLY is sure to please fans. Creator Akira Toriyama’s imagination and masterful storytelling truly shine through in this exciting new movie.”
As earlier announced and as part of the film’s promotion, a DRAGON BALL SUPER: BROLY panel will take place at New York Comic Con 2018 on Friday, October 5 at 6:00 p.m. in the Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden. The newly expanded list of confirmed special guests consists of Masako Nozawa (original Japanese voice of Goku), the film’s director Tatsuya Nagamine, Sean Schemmel (current English voice of Goku) Christopher Sabat (current English voice of Vegeta), Monica Rial (current English voice of Bulma and panel emcee), Jason Douglas (current English voice of Beerus), Ian Sinclair (current English voice of Whis) and Vic Mignogna (reprising his role as English voice of Broly).
DRAGON BALL SUPER: BROLY follows the events of the hit anime series DRAGON BALL SUPER (ドラゴンボール超 (スーパー), Doragon Booru-Choo (Suupaa)), the first new DRAGON BALL storyline from original creator Akira Toriyama in more than 18 years. Since premiering in summer 2015, DRAGON BALL SUPER has propelled the popularity of the franchise globally — with both lifelong fans and a new generation of children and teens. The last DRAGON BALL film, DRAGON BALL Z: RESURRECTION ‘F’ (ドラゴンボールＺ 復活の「Ｆ」, Doragon Booru Zetto: Fukkatsu no ‘F’, 2015), was a box office hit — grossing $8M in North America to become the first independent film to make the Top 10 list of highest grossing anime films domestically.
For more information on DRAGON BALL SUPER: BROLY, visit the official movie website at dragonballsuperofficial.com.
About Funimation Films
Funimation Films, the theatrical division of Funimation, acquires and distributes both anime and live action movies from prominent international filmmakers that appeal to the interests and passion of all types of fans throughout North America. The division was launched in December 2014 following the box office success of DRAGON BALL Z: BATTLE OF GODS earlier that year. Its debut release, DRAGON BALL Z: RESURRECTION ‘F’, was an instant blockbuster and became the #9 highest-grossing anime movie of all time in North America. Funimation Films has gone on to release numerous films including SHIN GODZILLA and the award-winning, critically acclaimed YOUR NAME. Funimation, a subsidiary of Sony Pictures Television, is a fully integrated, next-generation entertainment studio based in the Dallas/Fort Worth. For more information on Funimation Films, visit funimationfilms.com.
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