Popularity for the Dragon Ball franchise is an ever-growing phenomenon, and the series never fails to prove it.
Even in the farthest and loneliest corners of the world, you might be able to find a Dragon Ball fan trying to give his energy to Goku or doing a Kamehameha.
The series’ influence is so strong that its latest Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero film has already broken records and sold over one million tickets within two weeks of its release in Japan.
It opened in Japan on June 11, 2022, and grossed a total of 670 million yen (approx. US$4.99 million) with a sale of 498,000 tickets in the first two days. On June 19, the sale was already worth over 1.27 billion yen (approx. US$9.43 million).
Such a milestone calls for a celebration, so Toei Animation has announced that it will stream the movie’s first five minutes on its official YouTube channel. The video will be up today from 6:00 p.m. JST (5:00 a.m. EDT) till Sunday till 11:59 p.m. JST (10:59 a.m. EDT).
Fans have been showing their love generously this time. Even those who left Dragon Ball growing up are going to watch this masterpiece, all for the sake of nostalgia.
But that’s not the only reason. The film features a brand new original story and animation style, along with bringing back some old elements from the previous parts.
It’s crazy to think that these figures are only from one country. I can’t even imagine how insane it would get when the film reaches theaters worldwide in August.
About Dragon Ball Super
Dragon Ball Super came into serialization in June 2015, edited and illustrated by Akira Toriyama and his protege Toyotaru, respectively.
Dragon Ball Super takes the DB universe to another level by introducing the long asleep God of Destruction, Beerus.
Beerus initially decided to decimate Earth but postpones his plans when discovering the fantastic food he had never eaten. He also hopes to fight Super Saiyajin God one day.