2022 has been one of many largest years for anime in latest reminiscence, not simply with regards to tv, however on the silver display besides. With the medium’s persevering with rise in reputation, North America is getting in on the anime motion, with movies akin to Dragon Ball Tremendous: Tremendous Hero and One Piece Movie: Purple netting tens of millions of {dollars} on the Western field workplace. There have been loads of choices to select from for this yr’s Golden Challenge Awards For Greatest Anime Film and every entry differs considerably from each other.

On the Shonen entrance, as talked about earlier, each One Piece and Dragon Ball Tremendous hit the large display, introducing each the Straw Hats and the Z-Fighters to some distinctive challenges that noticed the introduction of Shanks’ daughter Uta within the former and the return of the Purple Ribbon Military within the latter. The opposite three nominees weren’t targeted on battles that decided the destiny of the world however had authentic premises that helped them to face out from the competitors. Drifting House targeted on a gaggle of youngsters crusing throughout the ocean on the highest of a whole housing complicated, Suzume is the newest from legendary anime director Makoto Shinkai and focuses on doorways that spell catastrophe for a younger teenager, and Fruits Basket – Prelude took the chance to discover the lives of the protagonist’s mother and father in a bittersweet story.

And the winner for the 2022 Golden Challenge Award for Greatest Anime Film is…

(Photograph: Toei Animation)

Dragon Ball Tremendous: Tremendous Hero!

This was an exceptionally troublesome resolution however the newest from Akira Toriyama injected new life into the Shonen sequence, taking a serious danger by focusing the story on Gohan and Piccolo fairly than Goku and Vegeta. That includes the return of the Purple Ribbon Military, Dragon Ball Tremendous: Tremendous Hero had an ideal mixture of slice-of-life comedy with the trademark motion that has made the Shonen sequence a hit for many years.

One of many largest adjustments that this film noticed from the anime motion pictures and sequence that got here earlier than it was the choice to make use of extra of a computer-generated animation fashion, marking a serious departure for the anime adaptation. Fortunately, the brand new fashion was capable of seize not simply the spirit of the characters but in addition did properly at following the quick and frantic fights which have change into a trademark of the Dragon Ball sequence up to now. The battle in opposition to the Gammas and Cell Max took up the latter half of the movie and was capable of completely set the stakes whereas introducing some new parts not but seen in Dragon Ball Tremendous battle up to now.

After all, what would a Dragon Ball Tremendous entry be with out flashy character transformations, and boy does Tremendous Hero have these in spades. With Piccolo lastly getting power-ups that put him on the identical stage because the strongest of the Z-Fighters, each “Piccolo – Potential Unleashed” and “Orange Piccolo” appear to be excellent additions to the Namekian’s roster of upgrades. The clear winner of the film is likely to be Gohan’s new final kind, which provides him a menacing new kind in “Gohan Beast”, which we won’t wait to see make an look within the manga and tv sequence’ future. Placing Goku and Vegeta within the background was most assuredly the appropriate resolution to make for the movie, as giving the celebs of Tremendous Hero power boosts was lengthy overdue.


From the get-go, you may see Akira Toriyama’s involvement within the movie, capturing the spirit of the unique Dragon Ball sequence in its comedic timing whereas additionally giving us among the largest battles of the sequel sequence up to now.

The Nominees for Greatest Anime Film are:

  • Dragon Ball Tremendous: Tremendous Hero – WINNER
  • Drifting House
  • Fruits Basket: Prelude
  • One Piece Movie: Purple
  • Suzume no Tojimari