Dragon Ball Super has a lot to do this year, and its biggest project will come later this spring. After all, Goku is gearing up for a big-screen comeback thanks to Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero. The film is slated to reunite Goku with one of his oldest foes, and now, we have gotten a look at how Shenron will fit into the story.
The update was discovered overseas by DBHype over on Youtube. It was there the fan page found a promo for Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero that featured the dragon. This is the first time we have seen the dragon in the anime’s new style, and it also confirms Shenron has something to do with the movie.
(Photo: Shueisha / Toei Animation)
As you can see above, the promo doesn’t make any drastic changes to Shenron as a whole. The dragon is still green, serpentine, and rocking a pair of red eyes. However, he is brought to life with some CG art for a change. The style goes with everything we’ve seen from Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero thus far, but the question remains how Shenron fits into the film.
Right now, the production has confirmed Goku will head up the film as usual with Vegeta, but Gohan and Piccolo will have very big roles as well. The Red Ribbon Army is back from the dead, and the organization has two new androids on its side. Clearly, a fight between the Red Ribbon Army and our Z-Fighters is coming, and Shenron could help or hurt the situation. It honestly depends on who finds the dragon balls first, and even with Bulma’s track on hand, Goku could lose out to the Red Ribbon Army with his hunt.
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