Toei Animation dropped a new trailer for Dragon Ball Super: SUPER HERO! Toei debuted the new trailer during San Diego Comic-Con last week and fans went wild. Say what you want about the animation style. This next Dragon Ball film is bringing the heat and highlighting the best father-son relationship in Dragon Ball: Piccolo and Gohan.
Many have put forth the argument over the years that Goku is an abysmal father. He saves the Earth, the galaxy, and the universe over and over. But he is basically absent from the lives of his wife and children.
Piccolo, on the other hand, stepped in to assume the role of Gohan’s father. Because Goku died during their fight with Goku’s brother, Raditz.
From that point forward, Piccolo did a better job of training Gohan and putting himself in harm’s way to protect his adopted son. All the way up to Dragon Ball Super when we see Piccolo taking care of Gohan and Videl’s daughter, Pan.
Dragon Ball Super: SUPER HERO New Trailer Spotlights Piccolo and Gohan
The new trailer for Dragon Ball Super: SUPER HERO puts Piccolo front and center again as Gohan’s father figure. We hear Piccolo give Gohan an encouraging pep talk in the latter half of the trailer. He tells Gohan, “You have the potential to become the most powerful being on Earth! You need to believe in yourself and unleash that power!”
The film has been out in Japan so if you want to know what happens, you can find out. I won’t spoil it. But hopefully, this film serves as a turning point for Gohan’s story after Toriyama threw the rising star on an embarrassing backburner once Gohan defeated Cell.
The twenty-first Dragon Ball feature film debuted in Japan on June 11, 2022. A ransomware attack delayed it from its original April release.
The film arrives on the following dates in the following regions and territories:
- August 18 in Australia, New Zealand, Mexico, Brazil, Peru, Chile, Argentina, Colombia, Central America, Ecuador, Bolivia, Uruguay, Paraguay
- August 19 in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, South Africa, Zambia, Vietnam
- August 26 in India, Indonesia
- August 30 in Malaysia, Brunei
- August 31 in the Philippines
- September 1 in Singapore
- September 8 in Taiwan
- September 15 in South Korea
- September 29 in Thailand, Hong Kong, Macao
- Additional global release dates for the film will be announced soon.