Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero Release Date, Plot, and Trailer!

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Dragon Ball Super is finally back after nearly 3 years! The Dragon Ball Super: Broly movie is the latest work that Toe Animation released since 2018. The manga of the Dragon Ball series is still ongoing so we may get another announcement this year about it, but who knows?

The new Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero film releases firstly in Japan in 2022. This is the 21st movie of the Dragon Ball franchise and the second Dragon Ball Super movie until now.

You have to be excited about this news whether you’re an anime fan or a Dragon Ball fan. Toei Animation announced that the film is set to release in 2022. Secondly, the new movie first releases in theaters and then later on platforms like Crunchyroll.

The original author, Akira Toriyama is responsible for the writing of the script for the film.

Secondly, he is also in charge of the character designs of characters like Goku, Gohan, and Piccolo.

What do you hope to see during the Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero Movie?

You find the list of the topics about the Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero Movie here below.

Storyline and Plot of Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero: What is the story all about?


The story of the new Dragon Ball Super movie takes place a year before the End of the Z saga.
This is because Pan is three years old in the new movie. This new anime movie is all going to be about superhero vibes, as stated by executive producer Akiyo Ikoyu. He wants to emphasize giving viewers the feeling of watching a story about a superhero.

The previous Dragon Ball Super Broly movie highlighted Goku, Vegeta, and Broly, and characters like Gohan, Piccolo, and others had no impact on the movie whatsoever.

However, this Dragon Ball Super movie focuses more on the teacher and student bond of Gohan and Piccolo. Secondly, Gohan and Piccolo fight against the main villains of the movie, which shows their importance to the story.

You see in the new trailer that characters like Piccolo and Gohan have big roles in the movie.
The production of this movie started even before the release of the previous Broly movie.
There are at least 3-to 4 years of hard work already put in for this upcoming anime movie in 2022.

At what time does the Super Hero movie take place? Well, the events take place in a timeline before the 28th Tenkaichi Budokai Tournament. This means that Goten and Trunks for example aren’t little kids anymore. Secondly, the events of the movie happen after the Dragon Ball Super: Broly movie.

Dragon Ball Super Hero: Character Designs


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Gohan wears a dark blue gi with a red sash, as this is part of his new design for the film. He now appears as a much more stronger and serious version of himself. Gohan wears a different gi than during the Dragon Ball Super series. This design is the same as Gohan during the Cell Saga, although Gohan is older now.


Piccolo’s design for the Super Hero film consists of him wearing his traditional dark purple gi with a red sash. Secondly, we see him wearing his white headband and white weighted clothing. The golden glow on the first image of Piccolo might be a teaser of his potential new form.

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Pan,s character design got revealed during the NYCC 2021, and the upper image is from the latest trailer of the Dragon Ball Super Hero film. The upper image of Pan’s character design is a bit different than her first design. She wears red training gloves with a casual white and black t-shirt.

This outfit suits her better for training and battles.

You see Pan wearing a blue school uniform with a white blouse in the lower image. This outfit also consists of a matching blue hat and a black shoulder bag along with black shoes.

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The character design for Krillin in the new film displays a police uniform for his job. Krillin’s uniform consists of a purple jacket with a golden police badge on his heart.
The lower part of his uniform is yellow pants along with dark grey safety boots. He also wears a white helmet with blue letters in the middle that spell “police”. Krillin uses a hoverbike when working.



Vegeta’s design is different than his Dragon Ball Super design. He now wears his dark blue training clothing, similar to his design near the end of Dragon Ball GT.

Gamma 1 and Gamma 2

Gamma 1 and Gamma 2 are the new “villain’ androids from the Red Ribbon Army. Their character designs are almost the same, except for a couple of details. Both have their number 1 and 2 in the middle of their chest.

Gamma 1 in red and Gamma 2 in blue, as of the rest of the colors of their outfit. Both wear an orange jacket and pants with silver knobs.

Secondly, they both wear capes in their respective colors red and blue. Gamma 1 and 2 have mixed dark grey colors because of their metal structure.

Gamma1 has only one vin in the middle of his head while Gamma 2 has two vins on the outer parts of his head. Both wear a unique gun that they carry on their right hip in red and blue. Both wear long black boots.


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Goku wears his traditional outfit and his design is similar to his Dragon Ball Super design.


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Dende comes back to Dragon Ball again, and he has his original design again. His cloak is black colored now, although Dende wore blue and red in previous times.


Korin’s new design is created by none other than the one and only Akira Toriyama.



Bulma’s design shows her wearing a yellow jacket and pants with a black long-sleeved shirt underneath. She wears safety clothes because she is in her lab most of the time. Bulma also wears orange boots.

Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero Trailer 1

The first trailer of the Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero movie got released by Toei Animation on October 8, 2021.

At New York Comic-Con 2021, the Dragon Ball Super panel revealed the first trailer for Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero, teasing a new crisis and evil organization from the shadows. The trailer featured 3D animations and gave us a glimpse at the new alien characters, including Gamma 1 and 2 as well as the return of Broly.

The trailer also shows a powered-up Pan, so we might see Gohan and Videl’s daughter unleash her Super Saiyan powers in the movie.

This trailer is more of a teaser of what is to come. The trailer shows for example Piccolo in a fight against the new villain Gamma 2. This might be an indicator that Piccolo plays an important role in the upcoming movie.

The NYCC 2021 panel of the Dragon Ball Super anime revealed that popular characters like Broly will return to the story.

Secondly, the panel also shows the return of the Red Ribbon Army, Buu, and new androids. The new villain organization portrays Goku, Vegeta, and Buu as bad guys. As you see all 3 of them have an evil look on their face.

Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero Trailer 2

This is the second trailer of the upcoming Dragon Ball Movie, released by Toei Animation on March 2nd, 2022. The trailer reveals that Gohan finally gets the spotlight again.
This 2nd trailer of the movie focuses heavily on Gohan and it shows him fighting against the villains’ Gamma 1 and Gamma 2.

Secondly, you see Piccolo also fighting against these villains and fighting in a possible new form.
Piccolo even tells Gohan “Show me your real power! So a potential new form or powerup of Gohan is likely to happen. Show me your real power!

Many hype moments are bound to happen, as you see Whis, Beerus, and Broly all together! A potential sparring match between Beerus and Broly is very likely to happen!

This second trailer of the Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero film reveals a new mysterious villain. The Red Ribbon Army members define this villain as ” the worst existence that has yet to be seen inborn”.

This villain is described as the strongest opponent Goku is set to fight against. To clarify, the mysterious villain is not Gamma 1 or Gamma 2.

Questions about the new trailers of the Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero Movie

  • What are the roles of Gohan and Piccolo in this movie?
  • Will Piccolo get a new form?
  • Why is Broly training on Planet Beerus?
  • Will we see Teen Gotenks?
  • Who is the ultimate evil described as ‘the worst existence that is yet to be born?

What are the roles of Gohan and Piccolo in this movie?

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Gohan and Piccolo have appeared in the 2 trailers of the upcoming Dragon Ball Super film. Secondly, you see them fighting against the new villains’ Gamma 1 and Gamma 2. Both characters are about to show you their real powers, maybe also even new transformations.

It is almost certain that both Gohan and Piccolo have bigger roles in this movie compared to the Dragon Ball Super: Broly movie. This movie will be centered around the ” master-discipline duo” of Piccolo and Gohan. So good news for anime fans that love these Dragon Ball characters!

Will Piccolo get a new form?

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Piccolo is one of the Dragon Ball characters that have yet to have a new transformation. Dragon Ball fans are very excited to witness Piccolo in action again! The Dragon Ball Super Twitter account confirmed that Piccolo obtains a new form during the movie.

His new transformation is named “Potential Unleashed”, the same name as Gohan’s Ultimate form. How Piccolo obtains this form remains a secret, but it still gets you enthusiastic about what is to come.

The “Potential Unleashed” form of Gohan happened during the Buu Saga. This form scaled even above Super Saiyan 3 Goku at that time. And this form of Gohan ranks as one of the top strongest Saiyans of Dragon Ball Super.

This new form of Piccolo gives him a yellow shade, making his green colors fade a little bit. His body composition doesn’t change, although Piccolo’s lines on his arms do disappear a bit.

You can find more details about Piccolo when the movie comes out.

Why is Broly training on Planet Beerus?

Broly makes his return in the Dragon Ball Super series and fans are hyped about it, rightfully so! The second trailer of the film released on March 2nd, 2022 revealed that Broly is training with Whis and Beerus.

But why is Broly training with Beerus and Whis?
Well, Goku told Broly after their battle that he might be even stronger than Beerus.
However, Broly has no clue who that is, so it could be that Goku invited Broly to train with him and Beerus to witness their training.

A sparring match might happen, but we have yet to see Broly in Super Saiyan form in the trailer so that means he doesn’t go all out.

Will we see Teen Gotenks?

With Goten and Trunks as teens in the Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero movie, it is a possibility that they use fusion again to transform into Gotenks. You can see the fusion pose already here on this Super Hero poster. Is this an indicator that Teen Gotenks will appear during the movie?

Both Goten and Trunks are kids during the Dragon Ball Super series. However, they don’t have much influence on the Dragon Ball Super storyline. Goten and Trunks have a chance now to make a big impact on this film and increase their powers.

Who is the ultimate evil described as ‘the worst existence that is yet to be born?


The Dragon Ball franchise is familiar with bringing back old villains into their storyline again. For example, in the movie Resurrection ‘F, Frieza is the main villain.
We see a couple of older characters back now with this movie, such as Yajirobe, Dende, and others.
The image above shows you an odd-looking machine, where possibly the greatest villain of Dragon Ball can come out of.

Anime fans all over the world come up with different theories about who the villain might be.
It has to be someone who isn’t part of the story as of now, so Frieza and Buu for example cannot be it.
Another speculation is that the villain of the Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero movie is a new android.

To clarify, the possibility of an Android that has all the new data of Goku, Vegeta, Gohan, and others is quite the threat.
Fans speculate that this villain is possibly Cell, who is linked to Androids such as Android 17 and Android 18.

Another speculation is that the villain of the Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero movie is a new android. The possibility of an Android that has all the new data of Goku, Vegeta, Gohan, and others is quite the threat.

Who are the important characters of Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero?

The new characters and character designs of the Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero film are already made public. But who are some important characters you should pay attention to?

The new trailers revealed some important details about the roles of characters like Gohan, and Piccolo. Secondly, you see new characters like Gamma 1 and Gamma 2 and a couple of new designs as well.

Read further to see which characters are important for the storyline of the upcoming Dragon Ball movie. Note: the list is in alphabetic order.

Characters with the letter A-G

  • Beerus: He is the God of Destruction of Universe 7. He is accompanied by Whis, who is his martial arts teacher and attendant. Beerus stays on his planet with Whis to train Goku, Vegeta, and Broly.
  • Broly: The Legendary Super Saiyan born on Planet Vegeta. He is a pure-blooded Saiyan that rivals the powers of Goku and Vegeta. He continues his training on Planet Beerus with Whis.
  • Carmine: He is employed by the Red Ribbon Army to be the confidant and chauffeur of Magenta.
  • Dr. Hedo: A genius scientist employed by the Red Ribbon Army and the creator of Gamma 1 and Gamma 2.
  • Gamma 1: The first Red Ribbon Army Android was created by Dr. Hedo and is the first main antagonist. He wears a red-colored cape and pistol. He has a loyal, serious, and calm personality.
  • Gamma 2: The first Red Ribbon Army Android was created by Dr. Hedo and is the second main antagonist. Gamma 2 likes to refer to himself as a superhero. He wears a blue-colored cape and pistol. His personality is more relaxed, less serious, and jovial than Gamma 1.
  • Gohan: A half-blood Saiyan who is the oldest son of Goku. Gohan has the potential to surpass Goku and Vegeta as the strongest Saiyan and has proven that many times. However. Gohan lacks that Saiyan warrior instinct and tends to focus more on his family and school work. Gohan is seen fighting the second main villain of the movie.
  • Goku: A pure-blooded Saiyan raised on earth and is the main protagonist of the Dragon Ball series. Goku spends his time training with Whis now, as Goku wants to become even stronger than he was when fighting Broly and Jiren.
  • Goten: He is a half-blood Saiyan born and raised on Earth, and is the youngest son of Goku. Goten is also the youngest Super Saiyan ever. His place on the promotional poster of the movie is maybe a sign for him to shine again.

Characters with the letters H-Z

  • Magenta: President of Red Pharmaceuticals, and is the current public face of the Red Ribbon Army. Magenta is in charge of employing Dr. Hedo to create Gamma 1 and Gamma 2. Magenta seeks to resurrect the Red Ribbon Army by employing Dr. Hedo and others.
  • Pan: The first child and daughter of Gohan and Videl. She is 3 years old in this movie and already trains under Piccolo. This is a sign of her great potential inherited from her father Gohan.
  • Piccolo: He is a Namekian who is the reincarnation of Demon King Piccolo. Secondly, he is in charge of training Pan now and used to train Gohan a lot.
  • Trunks: The firstborn son and only child of Vegeta and Bulma. He is a half-blooded Saiyan and possesses great potential as a fighter. Trunks also is on the promotional poster of the Super Hero movie, hoping to make a great appearance in the Dragon Ball storyline again.
  • Vegeta: The mighty prince of all Saiyans. A pure-blooded Saiyan, obsessed with fighting and truly embracing his warrior’s race. Vegeta is currently training under Whis to become stronger and surpass Goku.
  • Whis: The Guide Angel of Beerus, and also his martial arts teacher. He is an angel child of the Grand Minister. Saiyans like Goku, Vegeta, and Broly are training under him.

What is the release date of the Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero movie?

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The release date for the Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero film got revealed during the end of their promotional trailer. The creators of this project confirmed at the anime NYCC 2021 that the movie airs in 2022. Although the release dates may differ per country.

The plan for this upcoming anime movie is to air it in Japan first and then in other countries. This also happened with the Jujutsu Kaisen: 0 movie.

The original release date of the movie before March 18 was scheduled for April 22, 2022. This release date was also got confirmed by the creators and by Toei Animation. You can see this in both the trailers of the  Dragon Super: Super Hero film.

However, Toei Animation released a statement on March 18, 2022, that the planned release date is postponed due to an unknown hack in the company.

The cause of the hack remains unknown as of now. More clarity and information will be shared about this manner when possible.

The new official release date of the Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero movie is June 11, 2022.

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  1. Tommi de Kraag

    Finally Gohan is getting some screentime after all these years

    • DLC Brothers

      Thanks for the comment, Tommi! Exactly, it’s been a while but it will happen soon.


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