- Toei Animation’s latest film in the “Dragon Ball” franchise "Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero" earned $21 million in its North American weekend debut, outperforming Idris Elba’s "Beast," which opened to a dismal $11.5 million from August 19-22, 2022.
- Crunchyroll, which specializes in distributing Japanese anime content, secured the year’s widest anime release for “Super Hero,” which got a 3,940 theater launch, including IMAX and other premium large formats (PLFs).
- “Super Hero” also outperformed its 2018 predecessor, “Dragon Ball Super: Broly,” which ended the Martin Luther King holiday weekend with $11.9 million.
- The film has so far generated over $45 million worldwide, with more markets to cover, including the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.
- Written by Dragon Ball series creator Akira Toriyama, the film follows Piccolo and Gohan as they try to save the world from the Red Ribbon Army.
“Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero,” Toei Animation’s latest film in the “Dragon Ball” franchise, topped the North American box office with a $21 million debut this weekend.
The second installment to the “Dragon Ball Super” film series earned nearly twice as much as the Idris Elba-starrer “Beast,” which opened to a dismal $11.5 million from August 19-22, 2022.
An incredible “Dragon Ball” animated fan film born from a minute-long “fake movie trailer” was released nearly four years after its initial release.
Directed by animator and storyboard artist Nas Pasha, the 10-minute animated film, “Legend – A Dragon Ball Tale,” reimagines the meeting of series protagonists Goku and Vegeta as they team up to take on Broly, the Legendary Super Saiyan.
Meet Nhon Ly, a 55-year-old Vietnam-born bodybuilder from San Diego, California, who is practically a real-life version of Master Roshi, the great martial arts teacher from “Dragon Ball.”
“Dragon Ball” fans are mourning the loss of the voice of Bulma, Hiromi Tsuru, who was found unconscious in a car along Tokyo’s Shuto Expressway on Nov. 16 at around 7:30 p.m.
Metropolitan Traffic Police responded to the incident, but found no skid marks behind the parked vehicle, which is believed to have slowed down gradually and then stopped, SoraNews24 reported.
Editor’s note: A previous version of this article stated that “Dragon Ball: The Magic Begins” was a Thai movie; it has been changed to reflect the fact that “Dragon Ball: The Magic Begins” was a Taiwanese production.
Years before the controversial, whitewashed “Dragonball: Evolution”, Taiwan released its own version of Akira Toriyama’s “Dragon Ball” series in live-action format in 1991.
An 11-year-old boy from Phoenix, Arizona miraculously survived being stung by 400 bees after pretending to be Vegeta from his favorite anime, Dragon Ball Z, putting his power level over 9,000!
Andrew Kunz and his friend were shooting BB guns at an abandoned car, but they didn’t know of the swarm of deadly Africanized honeybees living inside the vehicle.
An anime enthusiast delivered an impressive cover of the Dragon Ball Z opening theme during his blind audition for the fifth season of “The Voice Thailand” on Sunday.
Ditthawat Chaikaewruchikorn’s electrifying rendition of the song “Cha-La Head-Cha-La” got an enthusiastic response from both the studio audience and the show’s four judges who all turned their chairs around, reported Geek. The YouTube video featuring his performance has racked up 4 million views in nearly four days.
Son Goku’s latest adventures, which are currently chronicled via Dragon Ball Super, is gearing toward an interesting twist.
“Super” which was conceptualized and designed by original Dragon Ball creator Akira Toriyama, is a new series that takes place after the events of Dragon Ball Z. The new storyline is yet to have an English version release, so this reveal may be a huge spoiler for longtime fans: Goku has actually never kissed anyone.