When does Dragon Ball Super Broly take place? What is the movie about? When did it come out? Dragon Ball Super Broly is the 20th Dragon Ball movie and the first movie of Dragon Ball Super. A light novel of this movie is also released. Dragon Ball Super Broly movie is written by Akira Toriyama, animated by Toei Animation, Directed by Tatsuya Nagamine, Naohiro Shintani as Animation director, and Kazuo Ogura as Art director. Broly was voiced by Bin Shimada in this movie. Dragon Ball Super Broly came out on December 14, 2018, with Broly as its main antagonist.
Dragon Ball Super Broly is a non-cannon movie like most of the other movies in the Dragon Ball franchise. Broly is the son of Paragus, who is misguided and is the main antagonist of the movie. Despite being a non-cannon character, Broly has overwhelming popularity due to which Akira Toriyama’s editor suggested him to have Broly appear again. This incarnation of Broly is Toriyama’s attempt to add him into “Dragon Ball Canon”. Since Kale has also made herself popular as Legendary Super Saiyan. So this just might be the perfect opportunity for Broly’s canonic appearance.
Toriyama also attempted to make him a kind-hearted character in contrast to his previous behavior as a vengeful person. While Akira Toriyama created most of the characters, he, on purpose, decided to neglect The Legendary Super Saiyan’s Green Haired appearances when creating his character design. But Animation director, Naohiro Shintani, decided to create his own Green Haired design as Broly’s “Full Power” to implement it. So, When does Dragon Ball Super Broly take place?
Dragon Ball Super Broly takes place sometime after the Tournament of Power. It is said that ever since Broly was born, he was a cut above the rest of the Saiyans as well as Vegeta – Prince of all Saiyans, who is supposed to be the best. But this isn’t the first time Vegeta has been bested by a low-class Saiyan Warrior. What makes Broly different is his monstrous strength and his unprecedented Super Saiyan powers. Which even gave our protagonist duo a run for their money. Just with his super Saiyan form, Broly was on par with Vegeta Super Saiyan Blue and was able to overpower Goku in his Super Saiyan Blue as well.
When Goku was training with Vegeta after the tournament of power, Bulma was contacted by Trunks. Trunks informs Bulma that six of the seven Dragon Balls are stolen by Frieza’s army that has come to Earth. Goku, Bulma, Vegeta, and Whis travel to an arctic region to find the seventh Dragon Ball before Frieza can get his hands on it. To their surprise, Broly, along with his father Paragus and a small army, was already there. Broly is ordered to attack Vegeta by his father. At this point, Broly, despite having overwhelming strength, lacks battle IQ. This gives Vegeta an edge in the early stages of the fight, but as the fight proceeds further, Broly becomes more and more adept at fighting. After exchanging a few blows, Broly begins to turn the table against Vegeta. To no surprise, Vegeta gets defeated by Broly.
Goku challenges Broly. Goku seemed to have had an edge in the fight till the point where Frieza kills Broly’s father. Witnessing his father’s death, Broly goes into mindless rage mode triggering his latent Super Saiyan Powers overpowering both Goku and Vegeta. Goku somehow manages to trick Broly into attacking Frieza. In this short moment of confusion, Goku using instant transmission, teleports himself and Vegeta to Piccolo. Piccolo teaches Fusion Dance Technique to Vegeta. After failing at Fusion twice, Goku and Vegeta transform into Gogeta. Gogeta dominates the battlefield until infuriated Broly powers up even more into his full power form. Broly regains the advantage with his new form. Now Gogeta assumes The Divine Super Saiyan Blue form and regains the advantage. Two Saiyan clash violently, breaking through several dimensions before returning to Earth.
Conclusion of the Fight
They almost beat Broly to death with the Kamehameha wave until Cheelai and Lemo summon the Eternal Dragon and use their wish to transport Broly back to Vampa. Frieza also retreats, promising a return to another time. Later, Goku meets Cheelai, Lemo, and Broly on Vampa, hoping to be friends, providing them with supplies also with hopes of sparring with Broly. Goku also offers to teach him to control his powers better. With these events in sight, there is a high chance that Broly might become part of the Dragon Ball Super canon.