Earlier in Jump Festa 2018, classic manga series Dragon Ball (ドラゴンボール) announced a new movie in the making! Today, it is revealed to be Dragon Ball Super The Movie (映画 ドラゴンボール超), coming on 14th December this year.
Dragon Ball Super The Movie is the 20th entry in the Dragon Ball movie series. The original mangaka Akira Toriyama (鳥山 明) is responsible for the script and character design, while One Piece director Tatsuya Nagamine is assigned to be the director. Goku, of course, is still voiced by Masako Nozawa.
According to the mangaka, the plot revolves around Super Saiyan and Frieza. It is a new story that has never been included in any works before.
▍Comments from Akira Toriyama
“The Dragon Ball Super movie this time aroundwill be the next story that takes place after the anime that’s currently on TV. The content will shed a little light on previously unexplored topics having to do with Frieza and the Saiyans, and I think it will be a very enjoyable story that serves up a long-awaited formidable opponent!
With 2013’s Battle of Gods, the previous installment Resurrection “F”, and now this time too, I’ve been the one writing the stories. I’ve also been drawing quite a few things for them, like design illustrations. I’m actually as busy as ever, and if I wasn’t serializing anything, I’d have time to think about the anime with which I used to not have enough time to be involved (laugh). So on that note, I very much hope you look forward to it!
By the way, I think the highly popular Dragon Ball Super manga, drawn by Toyotaro, is going to see some developments different from the TV anime or movies, so please look forward to that. Be sure to check it out, too!”