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UPDATE (January 25, 2019): An attendee of the advanced screening of Dragon Ball Super: Broly film on Thursday has confirmed that the movie will be screened in Original Japanese audio with English subtitles.

Philippine theater chain SM Cinema has announced on Thursday that Dragon Ball Super: Broly anime film will be screened exclusively at their branches when it premieres later this month.

Film distributor 20th Century Fox Philippines previously announced in November last year that the film will premiere on Wednesday, January 30.

Neither the distributor nor the theater chain has clarified whether the film will be released in Japanese audio with subtitles or English dubbing, but the distributor posted an English-dubbed trailer of the film last November.


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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, handled the screenplay and character designs of the movie. This is 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 was produced by Toei Animation, which will also be the co-distributor with 20th Century Fox.

Norihito Sumitomo had been in charge in handling the music, with Daichi Miura, who previously worked in Parasyte -the maxim-, performed the film’s theme song “Blizzard.”


The film had its world premiere event in Nippon Budokan last November 14, and screened in Japanese cinemas on December 14, which earned JP¥1,050,000,000 (about PHP506 million) on its opening weekend.

Funimation, which handled the rights of the popular franchise in North America, had its English dub premiere on the TCL Chinese Theater in Hollywood, California last December 13, and started its general release in North America last Wednesday.

The anime film has started screening a “Broly Edition” 4DX screenings in Japanese cinemas last January 11, while the film also had its English-dubbed IMAX screenings in the United States for one day last Wednesday.

20th Century Fox films in the Philippines are being distributed locally by Warner Bros. (F.E.), Inc.


Additional Information from Anime News Network