With the release of Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero upon us in a few months, another presentation was made at Dragon Ball Games Battle Hour 2022 the weekend just gone.
With this being the last such event before the movie’s release, many believed that there were going to be many more reveals made here. Unfortunately, I would say that it was largely underwhelming, but we did get a couple of interesting tidbits of information nonetheless.
The main thing was that there was more of the official poster shown to us, which included an aged-up Goten and Trunks performing the fusion pose, albeit incorrectly.
This is something that many fans have been asking for for a long time. It seemed illogical that the pair looked just as they did back in the Buu Saga when they were both seven and eight years old respectively, at this point in the franchise where a fair few in-universe years have passed.
As a consequence of this ageing, Trunks’ hair has turned from purple to blue. If you remember watching the Goku Black arc of DBS as it aired, you remember that this was a source of great debate among the fandom with Future Trunks’ reappearance.
Looking closely at the full poster, you will notice that Goten and Trunks’ fusion pose is incorrect, with their fingers misaligned and out of position. It’s therefore pretty much a given then that we will be seeing a botched attempt at fusion that we have seen a few times already throughout the franchise’s history.
Something else that appeared interesting was that despite showing us footage we have already seen, the animation this time around looked more polished, although perhaps this is my imagination.
Director Tetsuro Kodama and producers Akio Iyoku and Norihiro Hayashida also went to great lengths to point out the finer details of what the CGI techniques used allows them to achieve, maybe as a result of some of the uncertainty in the fandom surrounding it.
A release date for North America was also announced, with the movie set for release there in the summer. With the movie’s Japanese release in April, there won’t be too long for fans in other territories to wait.
Do you like Goten and Trunks’ new look? Are you excited about Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero? Leave your thoughts down below.