The original series author Akira Toriyama once again provides the original concept, writing the script (including every detail of the dialogue), and drawing character designs for the film (changing pre-existing characters to their manga designs instead of those used in the anime). It has been said that he is even more invested in this film than the prior three he wrote.
At Comic-Con 2021, more details were announced as well as the film's title. Character designs for Piccolo, Pan, Dende, Bulma, Krillin and a new character(s) were shown, as well as the design for Piccolo's House. The way Goku will be animated in CGI was also shown in a brief preview.
|Character Name||Voice Actor (Japanese)||Voice Actor (English)|
|Gamma 1||Hiroshi Kamiya|
|Gamma 2||Mamoru Miyano|
|Dr. Hedo||Miyu Irino|
- Prior to its announcement, a leaked forum on Toei Animation Europe's official website accidentally leaked the news of the new Dragon Ball film two days before its initial announcement.
- This is the second theatrical film to feature the Red Ribbon Army (through its surviving front company, Red Pharmaceuticals) the primary antagonists after Dragon Ball: The Path to Power.
- A big announcement! New "Dragon Ball Super" movie is planned for 2022! Take a look at author Akira Toriyama's comment!. dragon-ball-official.
- Dragon Ball Special Panel | Comic-Con@Home 2021. youtube.
- Pan SH Bio.
- 2021 New York Comi-Con panel