Dragon Ball Super is now tearing its method via theaters throughout Japan, and the producer behind Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero has defined some new particulars about where the film matches into the manga’s canon. When Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero was first introduced to be within the works, it was confirmed that sequence creator Akira Toriyama started work on the movie shortly earlier than Dragon Ball Super: Broly hit theaters. This had followers questioning about how the film would match into the general timeline of the franchise contemplating that the manga has continued with model new arcs far past where the anime ended.

In an interview for Shueisha’s V-Jump journal to rejoice the discharge of Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero and the most recent chapter of the manga sequence (as detailed by @Cipher_db on Twitter), producer behind the movie Akio Iyoku opened up about where the brand new film matches into the manga’s canon. Clarifying a bit extra concerning the timeline for the franchise total, Iyoku defined that the anime movie and the manga are literally on a “parallel” set of tales with the liberty to experiment for every launch of the sequence.

(Photo: Toei Animation)

“Between this film and Toyotaro-sensei’s manga, we currently have two lines of Dragon Ball Super running,” Iyoku started. “To begin with, the film is written purely as a sequel to [Dragon Ball Super: Broly]. We wanted to pick up on and meet the expectations of everyone who’s stuck with Dragon Ball so far, along the lines of, ‘It’d be neat this happened,’ or ‘I hope this kind of character shows up.'” Continuing additional, Iyoku then defined about the way it ties into the manga releases for the sequence.

“And in [V-Jump’s] pages, we have the continuing story of Goku and Vegeta. We’ll see new strong enemies show up, and new stories, and events will continue to progress,” Iyoku defined. “Of course Toriyama diligently oversees the storylines for the manga too, so it’s like we have events running in parallel. In terms of timeline placement, we try to not build things in too strictly-we’d like to leave margins in the story, to allow for a greater degree of freedom.”

Then Iyoku provides an instance of how each releases can experiment, “For example, Broly himself was an anime-original character who was brought into the world of the main series by Toriyama’s own hand, and it’s precisely those kinds of margins being left in the world of the fiction that was allowed for and experiment in the first place. To put it simply, ‘Things are more interesting this way!'”


How do you’re feeling about Iyoku’s rationalization for the film and manga timelines? Are you hoping to see extra of a crossover between the 2 sometime? Let us know your whole ideas about it within the feedback! You may even attain out to me immediately about all issues animated and different cool stuff @Valdezology on Twitter!