Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero Producer Reveals One of Its Last-Minute Changes

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Dragon Ball Super has big plans this year in addition to the continuation of the Granolah the Survivor Arc of Akira Toriyama and Toyotarou's manga series and the possibility of the return of the anime series, but one thing that's already officially confirmed is the release of the next feature-length film, Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero. Now, a new interview revealed a last-minute change for Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero.

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The update was shared from Nikkei Entertainment, a Japanese entertainment magazine. In an interview with the magazine, executive producer Akio Iyoku talked about his work on Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero to date, and he said that Akira Toriyama approved a last-minute change regarding Goku's son, Gohan.

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Over on Twitter, Dragon Ball fan Herms98 shared an English-translated summary that reveals that Iyoku told the magazine that Gohan was going to have his first fight with the android Gamma 1 elsewhere than shown in official trailer. In the movie clip, the Saiyan is seen fighting Gamma 1 in the rain. The exec said that they were going to fight in better weather at the start, but director Tetsuro thought it would look cool to see them fight in the rain, and series creator Akira Toriyama approved the change.

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The small change has caused some fans to worry. If you recall, Future Trunks comes from a timeline where Gohan was killed fighting Androids 17 and 18 in the rain. Now, the main timeline is set to bring back these conditions, but fans expect Gohan to survive the battle. After all, promos for the movie have been teasing Gohan's important role in the story, with one of them teasing an epic fight with the young Saiyan.

If you have seen the movie's clip, then you know the Saiyan is seen fighting Gamma 1 in the rain. Iyoku said the pair were going to fight in better weather at the start, but director Tetsuro Kodama asked Toriyama if the Dragon Ball Super fight could be given a drearier forecast.

Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero is set to release in theaters in Japan on April 22, 2022.

For more details about one of the most highly-anticipated anime movies of 2022, check out everything you need to know about Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero here.