Is Goku In Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero?


With Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero arriving to theaters worldwide soon, we answer the question of whether or not Goku will appear in the movie.

The long-awaited arrival of Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero is finally making its way to movie theaters worldwide, releasing here in the U.S this coming Friday, Aug 15. The previous movie, Dragon Ball Super: Broly, shattered anime movie records all around the globe, and its successor Super Hero is on track to do the same. With that said, fans keep pondering the question, “Is Goku in Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero?” as the marketing for the movie implies otherwise. Here is everything you need to know.

Is Goku In Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero?

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The short and sweet answer, then yes, Goku is, in fact, in the movie, but only very briefly. A very bold decision, considering he is the franchise’s main protagonist, but an interesting one. Goku will take a back seat in this movie, only appearing in a few scenes, where he is shown to be training off-world on Whis’s planet.

Is Vegeta In Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero?

Like Goku, Vegeta also has a very minute role in the movie. Vegeta only appears for a few scenes, along with Goku and Broly, as they are all training with one another on Whis’s planet. He also has a unique post-credit scene with Goku, which fans will enjoy.

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Who Are The Main Characters Of Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero?

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Instead of the usual trope of focusing on Goku and Vegeta, the movie will focus on the duo of Gohan and Piccolo while taking a more “Slice of Life” approach. This would be in direct contrast to the Broly movie, as that movie focused on the trio of Goku, Vegeta, and Broly while being primarily action-based. With that said, this doesn’t hamper the success of Super Hero at all; as Japanese fans commented that it was a nice twist to allow the world of Dragon Ball to “slow down,” allowing other minor characters such as Krillin, Android 18, and more a time to shine.

Shifting the focus of the movie to Gohan and Piccolo allows them to set up possible essential roles in the future as well. For most of the Dragon Ball Super anime, Gohan and Piccolo took a back seat to Goku and Vegeta and, unfortunately, haven’t done anything “relevant” since the Buu Saga of Dragon Ball Z. It wasn’t until the Universal Survival Saga in the Dragon Ball Super Anime, where we saw the return of “Ultimate” Gohan and Piccolo fight during the Tournament of Power. But even still, aside from a few solid fights, they didn’t do anything impressive.

So to end off and answer the question once more, “Is Goku in Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero?” he is but only for a few brief scenes. How fans worldwide will react to Goku not being the main character of Super Hero remains to be seen. But we’re sure Gohan fans will have their expectations lived up to and more. For more Dragon Ball-related content, check out our related articles below.

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