The film was released on 16 January 2019.

Dragon Ball Super: Broly has just arrived with another reminder to its fans about how amazing the series has always been.

This is the latest film in the Dragon Ball series and it has immediately risen to number one on the Japanese box office. For the Broly story line, fans can’t wait to see Akira Toriyama’s revised version. However, there was a glimpse of it in the non-canonical 1993 film, Dragon Ball Z: Broly – The Legendary Super Saiyan.

The new Dragon Ball Super: Broly takes place during two very distinct periods of time. At first,  it tells the origin story of Broly, Vegeta, and Goku. This segment encompasses the Saiyan homeworld’s destruction at Frieza’s hands. Frieza is Dragon Ball’s most consistent villain.

After this introduction, time flies to the present day when Goku assembles a team of warriors to fight in a tournament. This tournament would decide the face of the multiverse of the entire atmosphere.

Broly goes on a collision course with Goku and Vegeta, and this is a fun set-up orchestrated by Frieza. Meanwhile, Goku and Vegeta are still very fresh from the lessons they’ve learnt from the denizens of the other universes.

Right from the beginning, Dragon Ball Super: Broly traces steps of Akira Toriyama’s influence and he re-narrates the story that surrounds Goku’s father, Bardock and Broly. Moreover, Toriyama wrote the story himself and his narration leads to the satisfaction derived from the film rather than that of the 1993 prequel.

For the animation and character illustrations, the designs are restructured, but with admirable kineticism. This is peculiar with the redesigns of Broly, his father and Paragus.

Here is a review by Chris Stuckmann: