This Dragon Ball Super: Broly Trailer Is Pure Insanity (In a Good Way)


The new Dragon Ball Super film has been heavily anticipated since the first trailer dropped earlier this year. There were initially rumors about the identity of the mystery Saiyan, ranging from the powerful Shallot, or his twin Giblet, both recent additions to Dragon Ball Legends mobile game. But when the title of the movie was finally announced, fan-favorite Broly was revealed as the mystery villain putting most speculation to rest.

Earlier this week, however, Toei Animation released a second trailer, showcasing more of the new (or rather, return to the old) art style, and a little more information about the plot. The trailer's official Funimation dub was revealed during Comic-Con International at San Diego, where voice actor Sean Schemmel, who plays Goku, took part.

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So far, Dragon Ball Super: Broly feels relatively straightforward. Most Dragon Ball arcs involve Goku and the Saiyans either fighting an evil they didn't ask for, or scouring the universe for stronger warriors for fun, and here it seems to be a bit of both. The first few seconds of the trailer reveal Goku's intentions: he is motivated by an overwhelming desire to battle powerful fighters, a playful bloodlust that inevitably draws him to Broly.

Following the events of the Tournament of Power, both Goku and Vegeta are raring to engage warriors with the capacity to challenge their skills, and like Jiren from the previous arc, learn to increase their fighting strength. Unfortunately, they seem to have gotten way more than what they had bargained for when they finally come face-to-face with Paragus and the monster that is Broly. In the spirit of The Legendary Super Saiyan, Broly ends up wiping the floor with Goku and Vegeta (literally), forcing Goku to ascend to Super Saiyan God and the both of them to Blue to survive. And even then, Broly remains a force to be reckoned with.

Vegeta calls Broly's immense power levels remarkably "absurd," and that much like Jiren and the rest of the Saiyan race, also "learns as he fights." For the first time ever, Frieza was also revealed to be engaging Broly, with little success.

Both Broly and his father Paragus have also been redesigned, with the former wearing a complete Saiyan armor (colored green in this iteration) and the latter sporting a thick white beard.

Broly first appeared in 1993, in Dragon Ball Z: Broly - The Legendary Super Saiyan, with a followup in Broly - Second Coming and Bio-Broly a year later. Unfortunately, according to creator Akira Toriyama, these movies are non-canon. Broly's DBS retcon will be the only canon version of the character so far.

Dragon Ball Super: Broly hits theaters on December 14 in Japan, and January 2019 in North America.

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