Super Hero to Get IMAX Screenings in Japan


Toei Animation announced that the upcoming Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero film would be screening in IMAX, 4DX, MX4D, and Dolby Cinemas in Japan alongside normal screenings.

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According to Toei Animation, the film will screen in IMAX beginning on June 11, 2022, in 4DX and MX4D on June 25, 2022, and in Dolby Cinemas on July 1, 2022. Currently, there’s no information on whether or not IMAX showings will make their way stateside, but it is possible given that the movie is equally anticipated internationally as it is in Japan.

Originally set to premiere earlier in the year, Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero was delayed following a hack that hit Toei Animation in March, forcing a variety of delays upon different series and other projects. Earlier this month, Crunchyroll confirmed that the film would be getting a global theatrical release in both subbed and dubbed formats, marking the first time that Crunchyroll would be globally distributing a theatrical release of a film.

“For more than 30 years, the Dragon Ball franchise has delighted fans around the globe who have followed the world’s greatest warriors who defend Earth from forces of evil,” said Crunchyroll President Rahul Purini. “We’re thrilled to partner with Toei Animation to bring the latest chapter of Dragon Ball Super to the legion of super fans eager to continue the adventure, and to grow the anime audiences who are discovering it for the first time.”

“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,” reads the official synopsis. “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!”

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The anime adaptation of Dragon Ball Super ended in March 2018 after 131 episodes aired. This marks the second movie for Dragon Ball Super, which is the highly successful sequel series to Dragon Ball Z. The first film was Dragon Ball Super: Broly, which was directed by Tatsuya Nagamine and written by Akira Toriyama. Broly takes place after the events of the Universe Survival Saga, and features Goku and Vegeta taking on the legendary Saiyan.

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