Dragon Ball Super: Broly Set for North American Theaters


Funimation Films has acquired theatrical rights in the U.S. and Canada for Dragon Ball Super: Broly.

As part of the distribution agreement, Funimation also secured the home-entertainment, video-on-demand and broadcast rights for the film. Dragon Ball Super: Broly is the 20th film in the Dragon Ball franchise.

The movie is based on the story, screenplay and character designs of original creator Akira Toriyama. Dragon Ball Super: Broly is slated for release in January 2019. The film is produced by Toei Animation and distributed internationally by Twentieth Century Fox.

Additionally, Funimation came on board as a sponsor of the Dragon Ball North America Tour 2018. The tour will encompass a total of seven cities in the U.S. and Canada and will launch this July at San Diego Comic-Con with a special panel on July 19 featuring key contributors to the film as well as celebrity fans.

“We are excited to be partnering with Toei Animation and Twentieth Century Fox on the theatrical release of Dragon Ball Super: Broly,” said Gen Fukunaga, the CEO and president of Funimation. “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.”