'Dragon Ball' Creator Akira Toriyama Comments On Upcoming Broly Movie

The biggest story in anime this week is the title reveal for the 2018 Dragon Ball Super movie and the inclusion of Broly into the series' continuity.

After the official movie poster and promotional images leaked online, Toei Animation confirmed Dragon Ball Super: Broly will be the title of this year's film and updated the Dragon Ball 20th movie website.

Series creator Akira Toriyama released comments on the official movie website character and how he plans to integrate Broly into the Super continuity.

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The official poster for the 'Dragon Ball Super: Broly' movie Toei Animation

Everyone, are you familiar with Broly? He's an incredibly strong Saiyan who only appeared in the old anime movies, and I apparently at least drew the designs for him, but I had practically no involvement with the anime at the time, so I had totally forgotten about the story content.

So, about Broly. I hear these days, he's still very popular not only in Japan, but also overseas. Based on that, my editor suggested we have Broly appear in this next movie. I went ahead and watched the movies from back then, and I felt this could be quite interesting once I got right to work trying my hand at a story that incorporates him into the Dragon Ball Super series. While keeping in mind Broly's classic image so fondly in the more fascinating Broly.

Naturally you'll get to see fierce combat, but also, the encounter between Goku, Vegeta and Broly. It also involves the Frieza Force and the history of the Saiyans, which end up having a major connection to everything. The story content turns out to be very large scale and dramatic.

Here comes that almighty Saiyan, Broly! I'm also including lots of other content all you fans will enjoy, so look forward to it, and be patient a while longer for it all to come together!

Toei Animation and Fathom Events have teamed up to bring three remastered Dragon Ball Z movies to theaters for the first time this fall, including the first Broly movie. While the new film will likely change the Legendary Super Saiyan's origins, fans who aren't familiar with the character can get some more information about his background.

Dragon Ball Super: Broly will release in Japan on Dec. 14. Toei Animation has yet to confirm an overseas release date.

What do you think of Toriyama's comments? If you didn't like the idea of Broly returning before, did his remarks change your mind? Let us know in the comments section below.