One of the most anticipated films of 2022 was Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero, which filled cinemas across Japan on 11 June. TOEI Animation employed new animation techniques for the film, but they did not satisfy all the pretentious fans of the franchise.
Despite this, even Yusuke Murata, designer of One-Punch Man, praised Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero, congratulating the director of animation for the work done. The film has yet to arrive outside the national borders in an official way, but in the coming months we will be able to see it in Italian cinemas thanks to Crunchyrollwho will also take care of the dubbing.
Unfortunately, there are already those who have decided to take the film all over the world without a license, taking it back to the cinema and publishing it on the net illegally. In the first ten days of the broadcast, Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero has been uploaded online 3,000 times. The data, detected by TOEI Studios and reported on Twitter by @shonenleaks, it is really serious, and the penalties for crimes of this type can lead to the client up to 10 years in prison and up to 10 million yen (about € 71,000) in fines.
In all likelihood at home TOEI Animation they were ready for such an eventuality given the hype behind the film, and will certainly know how to act legally against criminals. Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero has however broken through 1 billion yen at the Japanese box office, a sign that the film can only give other satisfactions to the franchise around the world.