It has been confirmed that the next entry into the Dragon Ball movie series, is to be part of the Dragon Ball Super series. Dragon Ball is based on a manga by Akira Toriyama.
The movie’s tentative title shares the name of the TV anime Dragon Ball Super.
The movie’s story is said to start after the events of the TV anime, which is currently being broadcast on TV. Akira Toriyama has left a comment including some details about the movie, which you can read below.
Furthermore, a teaser visual, staff members and release date have also been revealed. Tatsuya Nagamine has been announced to direct the movie, Naohiro Shintani will be taking the role of animation directr and Kazuo Ogura (One Piece Film Z) is the art director. The movie is slated to open on 14 December.
Comment from Akira Toriyama
This Dragon Ball Super movie is a story that comes after the currently-airing anime. The story begins to reveal more about Frieza and the Saiyans, after a breather episode following the climax of the Tournament of Power, where the universe was at stake. We are to meet an especially powerful enemy, which is a story you surely will enjoy!
I have been carefully writing the movies from the year 2013 on. From Battle of Gods, Resurrection ‘F’ to the newest movie. I have also been drawing a lot of design illustrations and more.
I am as busy as always, but because I don’t have to serialize anything, I have room to think about the animation, which I previously didn’t upon touch at all [laugh]. So please wait for the movie in anticipation!
By the way, the TV anime is coming to an end for now, but Toyotaro’s popular manga series DB Super (five volumes have been released so far!) is to continue for a while. Please take a look at it, even though it is totally different from the TV anime and movies.
Movie Dragon Ball Super (Tentative title)
To open on 14 December 2018
Original Work/ Script/ Character Design: Akira Toriyama
Director: Tatsuya Nagamine
Animation Director: Naohiro Shintani
Art Director: Kazuo Ogura