After nine days since Dragon Ball Super: SUPER HERO opened in Japanese theaters, the classic franchise is still lighting up the box office. The official Twitter account for the Toei Animation-produced announced both the up-to-date box office numbers for the film along with the reveal that Dragon Ball creator Akira Toriyama will be providing the next theater giveaway!
6月25日（土）より第2弾入場者プレゼント #鳥山明描き下ろしビジュアルクリアボード の配布が決定！
— 映画「ドラゴンボール超 スーパーヒーロー」公式 (@DB_super2015) June 20, 2022
While the above tweet says that Dragon Ball Super: SUPER HERO has surpassed 1.2 billion yen at the Japanese box office, Mantan Web went a bit further and confirmed that the anime film has reached 1.27 billion yen (US$9.42 million) in just 9 days with over 940,000 tickets sold. While this is a great feat, SUPER HERO is still trailing Dragon Ball Super: Broly, which surpassed 1 million tickets sold in only 6 days after release.
Starting June 25, Japanese filmgoers will receive one of two visual clear boards drawn by Dragon Ball creator Akira Toriyama as the second theatrical gift. Only 1 million of the visuals will be given out.
Dragon Ball Super: SUPER HERO hit Japanese theaters on June 11 with Crunchyroll set to release the film in theaters in both subtitled and dubbed formats in North America, Latin America, Europe, Australia/New Zealand, Africa, the Middle East and Asia (excluding Japan) this summer. Crunchyroll describes the film as such:
The Red Ribbon Army was once destroyed by Son Goku. Individuals, who carry on its spirit, have created the ultimate Androids, Gamma 1 and Gamma 2. These two Androids call themselves “Super Heroes”. They start attacking Piccolo and Gohan… What is the New Red Ribbon Army’s objective? In the face of approaching danger, it is time to awaken, Super Hero!
Daryl Harding is a Japan Correspondent for Crunchyroll News. He also runs a YouTube channel about Japan stuff called TheDoctorDazza, tweets at @DoctorDazza, and posts photos of his travels on Instagram.