It’s official, Broly will be making his return to the Dragon Ball series as a Canon character in the film title called Dragon Ball Super: Broly. Akira Toriyama (Creator of Dragon Ball) will have full creative control over this project. Broly appeared in three Non-Canon movies for the Dragon Ball Z series. The fact that he was in three movies shows how popular the character is. The first Broly movie was done so well that you would think it was apart of the main-timeline. With a new or revised back story, things can only get interesting.
Here is what Akira Toriyama had to say regarding the upcoming film:
Everyone, do you know who Broly is?
He appeared only in past anime films, and is a ridiculously strong Saiyan. I am told I only drew his design; at that time I was mostly uninvolved with the anime, and so I completely forgot the details.
Even now it seems Broly is still very popular not just in Japan, but overseas as well, and because of that, the supervisors suggested, “Why don’t we make the movie about Broly this time?”
At that time I was shown the film, and I felt that it would become really interesting depending on how it’s arranged, so we started talking immediately about including [Broly] into the Dragon Ball Superseries.
In order to not disappoint Broly fans, I was conscious of Broly’s past image, while also giving him new aspects, and I think he ended up as a fascinating Broly.
Of course, the film won’t just show amazing battles — it will also show what kind of fate Goku, Vegeta, and Broly will follow when they meet; how the Frieza Army is connected; and the history of the Saiyans — the content of the film is dramatic and has a huge scale.
That greatest Saiyan, Broly, appears!
There will be lots of other content that will be included for all the fans, so please look forward to it and wait a little longer until it is complete!!
What also made this character so popular is the fact that he was supposed to be the first Legendary Super Saiyan. Having a big title like that would only intrigue many people. More evidence of the popularity of the character was in the introduction of a Female Broly type character named Kale who appeared in Dragon Ball Super’s Tournament of Power saga.
Dragon Ball Super: Broly will be released in Japan on December 14, 2018 in IMAX, MX4D, 4DX, as well as in some normal screenings. This will be the 20th Dragon Ball movie to be released. Funimation will distribute the English Dub release next year in January 2019.
Check out the amazing poster artwork below.
Original Author, Script, & Character Design: Akira Toriyama
Director: Tatsuya Nagamine
Animation Supervisor: Naohiro Shintani
Art Director: Kazuo Ogura
Music: Norihito Sumitomo
Color Design: Rumiko Nagai
Special Effects: Nao Ōta
CG Director: Kai Makino
Production Manager: Tetsuo Inagaki
Voice Performances: Masako Nozawa, Ryō Horikawa, Ryūsei Nakao, Bin Shimada, Aya Hisakawa, Toshio Furukawa, Takeshi Kusao, Kōichi Yamadera, Masakazu Morita, Katsuhisa Hōki