After trending on Twitter with almost 70,000 tweets, the title "Broly" was finally confirmed on the official site, as well as, on the Dragon Ball Super Twitter account. Broly appeared in three movies, but those movies were considered non-canon, the movies with Broly are separate from the original series.

Akira's comments

Even though Akira Toriyama provided the original design of Broly, for the movies, he was not involved in the production of the three movies that featured Broly. Because Broly is still a popular character, Toriyama had to take this chance and finally introduce him as a canon character in the series.


Furthermore, Toriyama added that he had to rewatch all the previous movies featuring Broly, so he could rearrange them and get the best idea out of it. He also mentioned that his new designs are an updated version of the classic Broly so that it still appeals to the old fans and the new fans as well.

According to Toriyama, in his official comments on the site, "Naturally you’ll get to see fierce combat, but also, the paths of destiny that lead to an encounter between Goku, Vegeta, and Broly."

In the first trailer for the movie, Broly doesn't appear as a warrior from the current timeline of the series, so we can expect some time (or space) traveling before Goku and Vegeta come across this new villain.

In his original comment, Toriyama wrote that the movie will feature the Frieza Force and the history of the Saiyans. It is no surprise that Frieza will have some sort of connection with the Saiyans because it was already confirmed, after the debut of the first trailer, that he will play a major role in the upcoming movie.

Previous Broly films

Broly, known as the Legendary Super Saiyan, made his debut in the "Broly – The Legendary Super Saiyan" movie that was released in 1993.


One year later, he appeared in "Bio Broly," as well as, "Broly – Second Coming." We can expect the new trailer of the movie to drop at the 2018 San Diego Comic-Con, on July 19, which will give us more information on Broly's role in the movie. The English voice actors for Goku and Vegeta, Sean Schemmel and Christopher Sabat, will reveal more details about the movie at the San Diego Comic-Con as well.

"Dragon Ball Super: Broly" is set to be released on December 14 in Japan and, according to Game Spot, we still don't know if the movies will release in the West or not, but it is likely that Funimation is going to license the movie in the US.