Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero

Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero

The Red Ribbon Army, an evil organization that was once destroyed by Goku in the past, has been reformed by a group of people who have created new and mightier Androids, Gamma 1 and Gamma 2, and seek vengeance against Goku and his family.

  • Released: 2022-06-09
  • Runtime: 120 minutes
  • Genre: Action, Animation
  • Stars: Masako Nozawa, Ryou Horikawa, Toshio Furukawa, Bin Shimada, Hiroshi Kamiya, Mamoru Miyano, Aya Hisakawa, Miyu Irino, Yuko Minaguchi, Aya Hirano, Mayumi Tanaka, Ryota Takeuchi, Ken Uo, Koichi Yamadera, Takeshi Kusao, Masakazu Morita, Tomokazu Sugita, Norio Wakamoto, Volcano Ota, Miki Ito
  • Director: Tetsuro Kodama
  • tedev-71078 - 29 August 2023
    Overall Coherent and Well Done
    The great thing about this movie is that you can feel the true spirit of Dragon Ball. By now we all know that Goku and Vegeta are super strong and unsurpassable and that's exactly why giving space to the other characters was such a good gimmick. Until the end there was no certainty whether Gohan and the others would be able to make it on their own or whether Goku, Vegeta and Broly would step in. Also, it is very appreciable that Piccolo, out of instinct, did not ask the Dragon to defeat the antagonists for him or even take Goku and Vegeta to planet earth. A choice based perhaps on arrogance, pride, or simply on not relying 100% on the dragon and also relying on his own strength (in line with the lecture given to Gohan), a solution that in the end gave depth to the plot and a chance for powerups to our favourite Namekian and the missed main protagonist: Gohan. It's also a great idea to use the Makankosappo as the final attack instead of the Kamehameha. Firstly, it is the perfect technique to defeat Cell as it is a high-precision and super-effective blow to destroy the villain's regenerating core. Secondly, it represents Gohan's great connection with Piccolo, just as the Father Son Kamehameha in DBZ (against Perfect Cell) highlights the connection with his father Goku.

    The difference is that this time Gohan, in addition to being more mature, is a father himself and this gives greater importance to the bond with Piccolo, who was actually much more present than Goku as a parental figure, not only for Gohan, but also for little Pan. Overall it's a very successful and coherent film.

    Highly recommended and a deserved 8/10 stars.
  • ronniebauman - 3 March 2023
    A Dragon Ball movie that broke through its own limitations
    This movie is a breathe of fresh air. High stakes, world ending drama that only the master Akira Toriyama can produce. It is a beautifully written & gorgeously animated story that puts Gohan & Piccolo as its centerpieces. Instead of a typical Dragon Ball storyline where the staples of the franchise(Goku & Vegeta) step in and save the day because only they are strong enough to defeat the villain. This movie focuses more on past supporting characters and allows them to shine as the heros. And shine they did! It's wonderful to see Gohan finally gets to show his true potential & power on screen and not just have it be talked about as a potential in the future. They dangled that carrot long enough. Pan's character arc made great strides in this film. It wasn't a lot, but it also wasn't over the top or overbearing. I'm very excited to see how her story progresses under the teachings of Piccolo(like father, like daughter). Trunks and Goten finally becoming teenagers is long over due and was something I was very happy to see. And the newest edition to the franchise, 'Gamma 2.' Gamma 2 is an awesome edition to the Dragon Ball roster. His personality, fighting style & abilities are not overly OP for an android. Hollywood could take a few notes from this movie on how to introduce a new character in a long storied & successful franchise(seriously).

    This is a fantastic movie. However it is not perfect. It does have its imperfections within the script, but I would like to preface, my gripes are very minimal & I don't think had these changes been implimented. It would not have improved upon the movie very much. The trailers from last summer felt misleading after watching. I'm very pleased with where this movie went and the areas it explored for the Gohan fandom that has been asking for this for 30+ years. However, I wish it could have been a tad more upfront about this instead of using Goku and Vegeta as its main selling point during the marketing campaign for its release. It's great that Gohan finally was able to break through his ceiling and being pushed beyond his limits. What lost me a bit was he shouldn't have been able to do so, given his lack of continuous training. Piccolo made a strong point of emphasis about this early in the film. He was only able to do so because of the hollywood Vin Diesel syndrome. "Family." The fact this franchise was built on the backs of Goku & Vegeta, it would have been nice to see them get more than 15 minutes of screen time throughout its runtime. It would have been nice to see what progress they both made in their training with Whis since their fight with Broly. With that being said, I'd like to reiterate that these are very minor gripes, and changing these things would not really improve upon the story.

    To sumerize, this was a fantastic story that introduced new characters and expanded upon several of the franchises' most beloved characters. I'm very excited to see how Toriyama implements Pan & Gamma 2, the ever expanding universe of Dragon Ball Super.
  • thomasjoaquin - 21 November 2022
    Underrated 3d movie
    Interesting aspects this movie and the definition of good production in movies can please both the anime audience and non-anime fans too this and something insane is coming in the dragon ball franchise in general this movie will be the beginning of it all the secrets for to add to the success of the dragon ball franchise is necessary production not marketing this film and the demonstration of it dragon ball dominates all types of animation 2d 3d 4d 5d hehehe dragon ball will show what the production work of toei animation has come to in the coming years is perfect pure teamwork and effort and quality popping up everywhere just wait 2023/2024 should have some news.
  • donsanuk - 4 October 2022
    Dragon Ball is awesome, 3D is ok, Cell Max is ridiculous
    Finally a new Dragon Ball movie! The world is waiting for new movies and more Dragon Ball Super episodes for years, seriously!

    This movie is cool, the 3D choice is ok, but Cell Max just screaming all the time is ridiculous, he is sadly a big fail ...

    Character development is nice! Delightful to see Son Gohan finally back

    Animation looks good, despite the camera spinning around too much

    But this final boss needs improvement, such a waste of potential. Cell is supposed to be elegant, clever, to absorb other characters to become stronger, not just a stupid animal screaming all the time, what went wrong with this??

    Looking forward more episodes and movies asap.
  • Drawmort - 7 September 2022
    The essence of the anime is still intact, but there are unnecessary and unsatisfactory risks
    Dragon Ball through its films has always been characterized by seeking new animation techniques to keep up with its contemporary animations. This new movie has been no exception. Using its successful video games as a source and inspiration, its producers wanted to adopt an aesthetic much closer to 3D figures, but unfortunately, for the most purist fans, among whom I consider myself, it wasn't a very successful decision. This effect is well applied for the different settings, buildings and means of transportation shown in the film, but not for the visual development of the characters, because they all look very far from their best version exhibited in the distant Dragon Ball Z.

    Regarding the story, the essence of the anime is still intact. Overall, it's a pretty entertaining movie. There's a lot of action, there's a good dose of humor, there are a couple of good nods to the old canon and also a small amount of emotion that serves as motivation for certain moments. Gohan's new transformation disappointed me in many ways, but I liked Piccolo's transformation. The villain on duty isn't original at all, because in addition to having the appearance of an old character, he also has similarities to an old Spin Off related to Broly.

    I hope that for future movies they know how to listen to criticism, as they did at the beginning of the Dragon Ball Super series.