To celebrate Goku Day 2021, Toei Animation has officially announced that a brand new Dragon Ball Super movie will release in 2022.
The new Dragon Ball Super movie is a sequel and follow-up to Dragon Ball Super Broly, which released back in 2018. Dragon Ball creator Akira Toriyama is writing the story for the upcoming movie, but Toei Animation has not revealed the film’s official title or logo yet.
Toriyama issued an official statement in the form of a signed fan message:
“An all new movie since Dragon Ball Super Broly is currently in the making!
Just like the previous movie, I’m heavily leading the story and dialogue production for another amazing film.
I really shouldn’t talk too much about the plot yet, but be prepared for some extreme and entertaining bouts, which may feature an unexpected character.
We’ll be charting through some unexplored territory in terms of the visual aesthetics to give the audience an amazing ride, so I hope everybody will look forward to the new movie!”
Written by Toriyama and illustrated by Toyotarou, the Dragon Ball Super manga originally premiered in June 2015 as a sequel to Toriyama’s original Dragon Ball manga, which initially ran from 1984 to 1995. The Dragon Ball Super anime launched in Japan one month after the manga, running for 131 episodes from July 2015 to March 2018.
Dragon Ball Super Broly premiered in 2018 as the first film to carry the Dragon Ball Super branding. It is also the 20th Dragon Ball feature film overall, though only the third to be made with Toriyama’s direct involvement after 2013’s Dragon Ball Z Battle Of Gods and 2015’s Dragon Ball Z Resurrection F.
In the meantime, you can check out my review of Dragon Ball Super Broly by heading over here.