20th Century Fox Philippines has announced on their Facebook page on Thursday that they will screen the latest Dragon Ball movie next year.
Dragon Ball Super: Broly, which will be the 20th anime film of the popular franchise, is scheduled to premiere in local cinemas on January 30, 2019.
The English-dubbed trailer of the upcoming anime film has also been uploaded on the Facebook page.
A planet destroyed, a powerful race reduced to nothing. After the devastation of Planet Vegeta, three Saiyans were scattered among the stars, destined for different fates. While two found a home on Earth, the third was raised with a burning desire for vengeance and developed an unbelievable power. And the time for revenge has come. Destinies collide in a battle that will shake the universe to its very core!
Goku is back to training hard so he can face the most powerful foes the universes have to offer, and Vegeta is keeping up right beside him. But when they suddenly find themselves against an unknown Saiyan, they discover a terrible, destructive force. (Synopsis from Funimation)
Dragon Ball Super: Broly is the 20th animated feature film based on the popular Dragon Ball media franchise, and the first film that will carry the Dragon Ball Super branding. The film’s story will take place after the events of the anime series, which ran from July 2015 to March 2018 and has a total of 131 episodes.
Akira Toriyama, the creator of the media franchise, will handle the screenplay and character designs of the movie. This will be the third Dragon Ball movie which Toriyama directly supervised, after Battle of Gods in 2013 and Resurrection ‘F’ in 2015.
Tatsuya Nagamine, who worked in Beet the Vandel Buster, directed the upcoming movie, while Naohiro Shintani will be the animation director. The movie will be produced by Toei Animation, which will also be the co-distributor with 20th Century Fox.
Norihito Sumitomo will be in charge in handling the music, with Daichi Miura, who previously worked in Parasyte -the maxim-, will perform the film’s theme song “Blizzard.”
The film had its world premiere event in Nippon Budokan last November 14, and is scheduled to screen in Japanese cinemas on December 14. There are also plans to have 4DX screenings of the upcoming film.
Funimation, which handled the rights of the popular franchise in North America, will have its English dub premiere on the TCL Chinese Theater in Hollywood, California on December 13, and is schedule to screen in United States and Canada on January 16.
20th Century Fox films in the Philippines are being distributed locally by Warner Bros. (F.E.), Inc.