Long last Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero it arrived in Japanese cinemas, even if it was late compared to the initial schedule. The debut in comparison with Broly was positive and this will certainly push Toei Animation to produce more films on the Akira Toriyama saga. However, the company itself is grappling with another serious problem.
Many of those who went to see the film in the cinema recorded and then released pieces of the film. In just a few days, Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero has been the victim of 3000 illegal uploads and this number will undoubtedly be destined to grow. The videos, disseminated on Youtube, Facebook and many other social platforms have been noticed by the company now threatening legal action. The uploads ended up in the viewfinder and so Toei asked those platforms to remove the videos with the recorded parts of the film.
Anyone who violates Japan’s Copyright Act may come across approx 10 years in prison and a fine of 10 million yen, or just one of the two conditions depending on the situation. It is not the first time this has happened, as similar cases occurred in 2010 with the film Space Battleship Yamato Resurrection, in 2011 with Mobile Suit Gundam 00 the Movie: A Wakening of the Trailblazer, in 2012 with Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha the Movie 2nd A’s and of course in 2021 with Demon Slayer Movie: the Mugen train.