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Funimation Acquires Dragon Ball Super: Broly Movie for 2019 Release

July 12, 2018 | Posted by Jeffrey Harris
Dragon Ball Super: Broly

Broly is back. Funimation Films officially announced today the acquisition for the theatrical distribution rights for the new Dragon Ball Super animated movie, Dragon Ball Super: Broly. Funimation Films will release the film in U.S. and Canadian theaters in January 2019.

Broly is the 20th film in the Dragon Ball franchise and is based on a story, screenplay and character designs from original creator Akira Toriyama. Additionally, Funimation has also secured the home entertainment, video on demand and broadcast rights for the film as part of its distribution agreement with producer Toei Animation and international distributor 20th Century Fox.

Theatrical dates for the film’s run will be announced later on. As part of the theatrical marketing for the movie, Funimation has become a sponsor for the Dragon Ball North America Tour 2018. The upcoming tour will encompass a total of seven cities in the U.S. and Canada. It will launch this July at San Diego Comic-Con with a special panel on July 19th that will feature key contributors for the film and celebrity fans.

Funimation CEO and President Gen Fukunaga stated on the news: “We are excited to be partnering with Toei Animation and Twentieth Century Fox on the theatrical release of ‘Dragon Ball Super: Broly.’ The Dragon Ball North America Tour is really just the beginning. We have some big surprises in store for Dragon Ball fans of all ages. With the success of the last two Dragon Ball movies and the tremendous popularity of ‘Dragon Ball Super,’ we know that this theatrical event will deliver all the excitement that Dragon Ball fans have come to expect.”

Dragon Ball Super: Broly follows the events of the anime series Dragon Ball Super. The last anime Dragon Ball was Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F’, which grossed $8 million in North America and became the first independent film to make the top 10 list of highest grossing anime films domestically.

You can also check out a new poster image for the upcoming North American release of Dragon Ball Super: Broly below.