Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero, the next feature film for Akira Toriyama's popular shonen franchise, is coming next year, but anime fans want to know exactly when they can watch it in theaters. The film, which Toei Animation promised to feature groundbreaking visuals, will take place before the "End of Z", the final arc of Dragon Ball Z that showed the Z Fighters far into the future. Now, we may have a release window locked for the series, if the theory is right.
Twitter user DBSChronicles, a dedicated account for all things Dragon Ball, recently shared information from Toei Animation, and it looks like Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero is eyeing for an early release next year.
DBS Chronicles pointed out the few reported pages that appeared online regarding merchandise for Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero, which are expected to arrive in April 2022, so it's likely that the film will be released sometime in late April 2022 or May 2022, if history repeats itself since the Dragon Ball Super: Broly teased its release window in a similar way a few years ago.
It looks like the timeline narrowed significantly this past week when One Piece made its latest movie announcement. One Piece: Red is set to release in Japanese theaters in August 6, 2022, so it's likely that the film will be the highlight for Japan's fall box office. It's likely that Dragon Ball Super won't compete with One Piece as both IPs are owned by the same studio, Toei Animation, so it looks like Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero might be released before One Piece: Red.
However, none of this has officially been confirmed by Toei, but it's likely that the studio will announce the official release date at Jump Festa next month.
Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero is scheduled to release in Japan in 2022, but Toei Animation hasn't confirmed an exact official release date for Japanese theaters and other regions worldwide. For more details about the upcoming anime film, check out everything you need to know about Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero here.