Toei announced that it has delayed the premiere of Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero due to an unauthorized network access breach at the company. The film production team apologized for the postponement to their fans in a press release on their website.
Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero was originally slated to premiere in Japan theaters on April 22nd, 2022, with a release in North America later this summer.
It’s the second film in the Dragon Ball Super franchise and a follow-up sequel to 2018’s Dragon Ball Super: Broly. The anime TV series ran from 2015 to 2018 and ran concurrently with the manga series written by Akira Toriyama and illustrated by Toyotarou. The manga was serialized in Shueisha’s V Jump magazine and have published 17 tankoubon volumes in total as of March 18, 2022.
Tetsurou Kodama (Dragon Ball Super: Broly co-CG sequence director) is directing the CG film. Kubota Chikashi (One-Punch Man character designer) is the animation director, Nobuhito Sue (Dragon Ball Super: Broly art designer) is the art director, Rumiko Nagai (Dragon Ball Super: Broly) is the color designer, and Naoki Satou (EUREKA: EUREKA SEVEN HI-EVOLUTION) is the music composer. Akira Toriyama is handling the character designs and writing the script.
Many Dragon Ball voice actors are reprising their roles from the previous anime film and TV series, including Masako Nozawa, Toshio Furukawa, Ryou Hirokawa, Takeshi Kusao, Aya Hisakawa, and more.