Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero

Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero

The Dragon Ball franchise goes completely CGI with its latest film — Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero, directed by Tetsuro Kodama, and written by Author Akira Toriyama.

It was originally set for release in Japan on April 22, 2022, but was instead released on June 11 due to a cyberattack at Toei, receiving a mixed reaction from both fans and critics worldwide.

The Red Ribbon Army was once destroyed by Son Goku. Individuals who carry on its spirit have created the ultimate androids — Gamma 1 and Gamma 2. However, these two androids call themselves superheroes and start attacking Piccolo and Gohan.

Although the movie is CGI generated throughout, it looked genuinely alluring and easygoing to the eyes. In a lot of ways, it reminded me of the Budokai Tenkaichi games that I had played back in the day.

Great attention to detail leaves no flaws to criticize when it comes to the animation quality.

However, this film lacks a lot in other areas such as building up tension, let alone making the film itself make any sense whatsoever.

Almost everything in this film feels like it grabbed out of thin air, from its recycled Red Ribbon Army coming back from the dead to the antagonist being related to another dead character Dr. Gero and then the worst of all, Gohan having an unexplainable transformation that’s unlike anything we’ve ever seen before.

Unlike its predecessor ‘Dragon Ball Super: Broly’ which was filled with non-stop action with even tension and buildup to that epic climax, this movie is mediocre.

Gamma 1 and Gamma 2 are said to be just about as strong if not stronger than Goku and Vegeta but I beg to differ, how is anyone that struggles to defeat Piccolo on the same plane as those saiyan warriors?

Not to mention, the final antagonist is also another resurrected villain that had been defeated before yet is brought back as a superior, stronger version but he isn’t even able to communicate a single word albeit he sure can scream your ears off.

Call me sentimental or whatever, but the only thing that I found intriguing and worth watching about Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero is the incredible CGI which displays a great amount of detail throughout the film and seeing the adorable Pan.

The characters such as Gamma 1 and Gamma 2 have nice designs, however, the rest of the characters appear brain dead as in the lore. It doesn’t add anything to the world of Dragon Ball Super, it takes away from the serious tone of the series which has taken us so long to arrive here, going back to its humble childish beginnings.

I give Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero a 2.7 out of 5 ratings.

Let me know what your thoughts on the movie are, and what your favorite Dragon Ball movie is in the comments section below.

Thank you for reading another review from, LSR.

Until next time, stay blessed.Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero
Star Ratings

Akira Toriyama

If we had just kept going on like that and made the next movie another battle film, it seemed like we would lose Dragon Ball’s cheerful spirit. So this time around, I figured I should return things to a somewhat lighter route, with character-based daily life, which is then threatened by a crisis which results in a big battle.

The Red Ribbon Army was once destroyed by Son Goku. Individuals who carry on its spirit have created the ultimate androids — Gamma 1 and Gamma 2.
  • Toshio Furukawa
  • Masako Nozawa
  • Miyo Irino
  • Hiroshi Kamiya
  • Mamoru Miyano
  • Kensuke Ota
  • Aya Hisakawa
  • Ryo Horikawa
  • Takeshi Kusao
  • Miki Ito
  • Mayumi Tanaka
  • Yuko Minaguchi
  • Koichi Yamadera
  • Masakazu Morita
  • Bin Shimada
  • Nana Mizuki
  • Tetsuro Kodama
  • Shueisha
  • Toei Company(TOEI)
  • Fox International Productions
  • Fuji Television Network
  • Toei Animation
  • Bandai
  • Bandai Namco Entertainment
  • Bird Studios (Bird Studio)
  • 1h 40mins
  • Toei Company

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