After years of waiting, Dragon Ball fans can finally rejoice. Broly, the Legendary Super Saiyan, will be making his first canon appearance in the upcoming Dragon Ball Super movie. This has been confirmed by Toei Animation on their Twitter where they also gave the film a Japanese release date of 14th December 2018. Toei had also released a teaser trailer a few months back (which you can view above) giving us a small peak at what’s to come.
Shortly after the end of the Dragon Ball Super anime, Akira Toriyama (the creator of Dragon Ball) announced he was working on a new movie. At the time details were scarce, and we didn’t know what to expect. There was no indication that Broly would be making a return in what will be his fourth movie.
However, this Broly will be a slightly updated version since the original character wasn’t written by Akira Toriyama. It will be interesting to see if he can make some meaningful changes to Broly’s story. He also states that the reason for making a new Broly movie was a result of the his global popularity. In particular, Broly seems to have a huge fanbase in the West. You can take a look at some additional comments from the man himself here.
The Dragon Ball Super movie will be the first in the series to be considered canon. In the past, Dragon Ball Z movies were never canon and had little involvement from Akira Toriyama. Since he is working on the project this time, it makes sense why he would want the movie to be canon. The DB Super anime had an open ending that allows the story to flow in any direction. A perfect way of setting up for a sequel movie.
Are you happy to see Broly return and finally be considered canon? Let us know in the comments below! If you haven’t had your fill of Dragon Ball Super, check out our review of the entire series. And keep it locked to Mammoth Gamers for more updates on everything Dragon Ball.