New footage and a premiere date for Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero were revealed at this year's Jump Festa.
The new footage shows off a better look at the movie's new villains, the mysterious Gamma 1 and Gamma 2. The trailer shows the duo ganging up on Piccolo, followed by another fight where the new fighters take on Gohan, who is now wearing Piccolo's trademark white cape and wide shoulder pads. Interestingly, Gohan charges into battle while still wearing his wide-rimmed glasses. The panel for the movie also revealed the movie's Japanese release date, April 22, 2022. An international release date was not announced, but the producers of the movie previously promised that they would work hard to ensure that the gap between the Japanese and the international release of the movie was as short as possible.
A first look at Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero was first given at this year's Comic-Con at Home virtual convention. A brief teaser premiered at the event, which showed Goku in the film's new CG-based animation style, which attempts to recreate Akira Toriyama's iconic hand-drawn art style through the use of 3D models and cel-shading. A full trailer was later unveiled at this fall's New York Comic-Con, which showcased the villains of the movie and introduced two new characters, Gamma 1 and Gamma 2. The movie is set several years after the events of the previous Dragon Ball Super movie, Broly, but still takes place some time before the 28th Budokai Tenkaichi tournament that was seen during the Dragon Ball Z's finale.
A glimpse of Gohan's new Piccolo-inspired costume was first seen on a poster for the movie. A better look at the cape-less version of the outfit was shown when Bandai began taking preorders for the first Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero action figures. The first wave of figures from the movie includes Goku, Piccolo, Vegeta and Gohan, who is modeled in a purple gi reminiscent of the one he wore during the Cell Saga.
In addition to the new trailer, the first officially colored art of Ultra Ego Vegeta was recently unveiled to celebrate the start of Jump Festa. Dragon Ball Super artist Toyotarou recently revealed that he was the one who came up with the name and design for Vegeta's latest and most powerful transformation. According to the manga artist, Ultra Ego was intended to be the mirror of Goku's Ultra Instinct form; while Goku's silver-tinted Ultra Instinct takes design cues from the Guide Angel of Universe 7, Whis, Vegeta's Ultra Ego is instead influenced by the universe's purple God of Destruction, Beerus.
Source: Jump Festa, YouTube