Well, it seems like we’re getting a return of the Red Ribbon Army in the form of Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero. How do we know this? Well, mostly because Crunchyroll Collection has just released a brand new trailer for it. Check it out below:

Return of the Red Ribbon Army?!

Wow, the Clark Kent imagery here is over 9000!

Crunchyroll and Toei Animation are proud to announce the newest anime film in the Dragon Ball series: Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero with the YouTube trailer above. This second anime film in the Dragon Ball Super franchise will apparently be the “first truly globally-distributed theatrical release” for Crunchyroll. Save for presumably Russia, thanks to their ongoing invasion of Ukraine. Everywhere else though seems to be fine for Crunchyroll.

“For more than 30 years, the Dragon Ball franchise has delighted fans around the globe who have followed the world’s greatest warriors who defend Earth from forces of evil. We’re thrilled to partner with Toei Animation to bring fans the latest chapter of Dragon Ball Super to the legion of super fans eager to continue the adventure and to grow the anime audiences who are discovering it for the first time.”

Rahul Purini, President of Crunchyroll

Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero will make its theatrical debut sometime in the Summer of 2022. They give no more precise date for that, so you’re just going to have to wait later for that info. Crunchyroll will distribute this anime film in NA, while they will work with Sony Pictures Entertainment for the rest of the world. This anime film will see a release in North America, Latin America, Europe, Australia/New Zealand, Africa, the Middle East, and Asia. The only exception will be Japan, which will actually have a precise release date of June 11, 2022. This might mean that we too will see this anime film sometime on or near that date. Finally, this anime film will be released in Japanese audio with subtitles and dubbing. Which subbing and dubbing depends on what you want to watch.

Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero ~ Details

"Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero" key art.
Oh, look. More screaming guys and glowing. Just like all the other previous seasons of Dragon Ball.

As mentioned before, Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero will be the second anime film in the Dragon Ball Super franchise. Tetsuro Kodama will direct the anime film. The anime film will feature the voice talents of Masako Nozawa (Gohan, Goku, and Goten), Toshio Furukawa (Piccolo), Yūko Minaguchi (Pan), Ryō Horikawa (Vegeta), Mayumi Tanaka (Krillin), Aya Hisakawa (Bulma),  Takeshi Kusao (Trunks), Miki Itō (Android 18), Bin Shimada (Broly), Kōichi Yamadera (Beerus), Masakazu Morita (Whis), Hiroshi Kamiya (Gamma 1), Mamoru Miyano (Gamma 2), Miyu Irino (Dr. Hedo), Volcano Ota (Magenta), and Ryota Takeuchi (Carmine) for the Japanese audio version. The English dub cast will apparently come later.

As for what Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero is about? Well, Crunchyroll has a synopsis for us to answer that. Check it out below:

“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. These two Androids call themselves “Super Heroes”. They start attacking Piccolo and Gohan… What is the New Red Ribbon Army’s objective? In the face of approaching danger, it is time to awaken, Super Hero!”

Source: Crunchyroll News, Crunchyroll Collection YouTube