Dragon Ball Super: Broly was the biggest anime movie of the year, and when it finally made way to the theatres in Japan, it didn’t disappoint at all. The movie topped the Japanese box office regarding tickets sold during its opening weekend of December 15-16. The film opened in Japan on Friday, and it has got 4DZ screenings in Japan along with the regular screenings.
The film has sold more than 820,000 tickets, and it has crossed the 1 Billion yen mark. It has earned more than 1,050,000,000 yen (about US$9.26 million) in the first three days. Toei is pretty confident that the film will earn more than 5 billion yen (about US$44 million).
The script and characters were designed by Akira Toriyama himself. The movie was directed by Tatsuya Nagamine (One Piece Film Z) with Naohiro Shintani serving as the animation director. Kazuo Ogura was the art director. The music was composed by Norihito Sumitomo. Daichi Miura performed the film’s theme song “Blizzard.”
Bin Shimada made a return as Broly for the film, and Katsuhusa Houki joined the cast as Paragus. The movie also adds two original characters: Chirai (voiced by Nana Mizuki) and Remo (voiced by Tomokazu Sugita). The movie is set after the events of the Dragon Ball Super television anime.
The film made its English dub had its world premiere at the TCL Chinese Theater in Hollywood on December 13. The film will open in the United States and Canada on January 16.