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According to director Tatsuya Nagamine, Akira Toriyama had written a screenplay that was 3 hours long, but the film only runs for 2 hours, so Nagamine and animation director Naohiro Shintani collaborated with Toriyama to analyze what can be kept in the film and what has to be dropped due to running time purposes.

However, there are some scenes that were animated but cut from the final theatrical film which will be added to the Blu-Ray and DVD release.
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The hype for this film was so high that the tickets were sold out in Japan, 5 months before the official release.
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In this film Broly bears two significant marks on his body: a scar on the upper left of his abs, and a giant cross-shaped scar on his left pec. These reference his defeat in his previous appearances: Goku struck him in Dragon Ball Z: Broly - The Legendary Super Saiyan (1993), and his heart exploded out his chest in Dragon Ball Z: Broly - Second Coming (1994).
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Director Tatsuya Nagamine added the announcer voices cheering on in between the music after getting inspired by the public viewing of Episode 130 and 131 in Mexico
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When Akira Toriyama began to write Dragon Ball Super (2015), he was reluctant about adding the character Broly to the franchise, instead he wrote a character named Kale, who is a Saiyan, as an homage to Broly. However one of the series producers in early 2017 convinced him to add Broly into the series, so he wrote a new story for Broly and drew a new design, so this version could be different from the original films.
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The first time in ALL the franchise including the NON-CANON films that Vegeta is not humiliated nor beaten, in fact he gives Broly a more difficult fight than Goku earlier on.
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With 1 hour and 40 min, this is the franchise's longest film to date.
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Toei Animation decided for this film to use traditional methods like drawing most of the film by hand but still working with CGI to improve some details. Dragon Ball Super (2015) and the two previous Dragon Ball films Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods (2013) and Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection 'F' (2015) had used extensive computer-generated and digital animation.
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Toei Animation knows the cultural impact the franchise has all over the world, so in order to avoid piracy, spoilers and fans worldwide can enjoy the film sooner, the studio delivered to several countries around the world the film with the animation still unfinished, this was so the Dubbing Studios on USA, Spain, Mexico, Brazil, etc, could start to work on the dub of the film so it can be released on the same date as in Japan.
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Ricardo Brust, the voice actor for Broly in the Latin American dub, lost his voice for a few weeks after he finished recording the screams of Broly.
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Broly and Freeza have more screen time than Goku.
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According to the Producers of the film, this one will be the deepest film of the series and will have one of the saddest moments of the franchise.
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This is the third Dragon Ball film to be released on IMAX, after the two previous Dragon Ball films Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods (2013) and Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection 'F' (2015). The animation studio is animating it using a special software, for the IMAX format.
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This is Aya Hisakawa's debut as the voice of Bulma.
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At 1hr and 40min, this is the longest film of the franchise. The second longest, if you include the Extended Version of Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection F, which lasts 2hrs and 10 min.
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Along with this film and Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods, it could be said that the OVA Hey! Goku and his Friends Return. (2008) is canon to the series, since Tarbles, Vegeta's brother, is mentioned or appears in these three films.
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The first Dragon Ball film to not to focus on Goku or someone related to him.
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The film will keep the tradition from the previous two films, of having a song that will serve as the film's main theme. This time the song is: BLIZZARD - Daichi Miura.
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The Latin American dub received Critical Acclaim from critics and fans through Latin American and even from Toei Animation and it's regarded as one the Greatest Dubs Ever Made for an anime film.
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Tatsuya Nagamine had taken a vacation to Amalfi, Italy. He used his vacation photos from his trip as inspiration for Bulma's vacation home.
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The first Dragon Ball film since Dragon Ball GT: A Hero's Legacy (1997) to not to open with the Cha-la Head Cha-la song, however the song is heard on the film.
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The scouters in this film are more advanced and resistent to their predecessors, since these new models are more exact when calculating the Ki level of a person and when it reaches a level beyond its limit, it just stops instead of exploding.
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Frieza has pink skin in this feature. This comes from Akira Toriyama's original manga, while in the anime adaptation Dragon Ball Z (1989) he had purple skin.
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The first time we see Freiza completely naked, in Dragon Ball Z, he was partially naked when he evolved into his First Transformation and originally Toriyama drew him naked for his resurrection in Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection F but in the end he dropped the idea.
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Dragon Ball Super: Broly is the first Anime film ever to be formated and released on IMAX worldwide.
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Broly's transformation into the SSJ is the more agressive in the series.
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When Freeza is discussing with Kikono his plan of destroying Planet Vegeta, a soldier that resembles Kado from "Hey! Goku and His Friends Return" (2008) appears at the back.
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At Broly and Gogeta's fight, you can listen for a moment, part of Limit Break X Survivor from "Dragon Ball Super" (2015).
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Chirai is named after the lychee fruit (which is pronounced "raichi" in Japanese).
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Lemo is named after the lemon fruit.
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The only Dragon Ball film without blood.
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Tatsuya Nagamine allowed the animators to experiment, and allowed as much computer-generated animation as possible.
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This is the final animated film from 20th Century Fox as a standalone studio and distributor in North America. The next Dragon Ball movie will be co-distributed by 20th Century Fox Japan through Walt Disney Studios Japan.
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For the Latin American dub, Lalo Garza, voice of Krillin in the series and director of the dub for this film, managed to make two retired voice actors to leave their retirement and reprice their respective roles, these actors were Roberto Sen as Paragus and Jose Luis Castañeda as Nappa, they both voiced those characters back in Dragon Ball Z.
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Since this is a Dragon Ball Super film, none of the sounds used on the Dragon Ball series previous Super were used but the Ki Aura.
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The first Dragon Ball film to have the new TOEI ANIMATION 3D Logo.
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Despite that "Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods"(2013) and "Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection F"(2015), were recorded with a Dolby TrueHD and Dolby Atmos sound, it is unknown why this film has a Dolby Digital sound.
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For unknown reasons, Alexis Tipton replaces Eric Vale as the voice of Trunks in the official English-language dub of this film. The latter previously voiced the said character in Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection 'F' (2015).
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This film brings back some traditions and trademarks that the Dragon Ball original manga brought up but lost popularity or importance as the series progressed, some of them are: Sexual Innuendo Simple designs The tails and ape aspect of the Saiyans The Ozaru transformation Dumb wishes for the Dragon BallsAnd so on...
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Toyotaro, wrote a brief resume of the events of this film for the Manga adaptation before passing to the Moro Saga.
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Some people expected that Broly, Gogeta and Bardock would appear on the film, when in early 2018, Toei Animation announced the re-release of the films Dragon Ball Z: Bardock - The Father of Goku, Dragon Ball Z: Broly - The Legendary Super Saiyan and Dragon Ball Z: Fusion Reborn, a few weeks later Toei confirma that Broly and Bardock would appear, while Gogeta was confirmed a few days before the film release in Japan.
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Eventhough the Dragon Ball franchise is not considered a superhero story, this film was voted as one of the Best Superheroes Films of 2019.
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In June 2019, Toei Animation announced a new film that would act as a sequel for "Dragon Ball Super: Broly" (2019), the Producers said that they were satisfied with the development of Broly on this film but that there were ideas and details that were dropped out from the movie that they'd like to use for the sequel.
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This is the only Dragon Ball arc, where the ordinary lives and routines of Freeza's Soldiers are shown.
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Freeza and Beerus are the only main villains to appear in the three new canonical movies, although Beerus would turn later into a protagonist.
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Of the three new Dragon Ball canonical films, this one had more marketing (toys, posters of each character, TV spots released worldwide, radio announcements, sole conventions at Comic Cons, posters at Subways, Buses, etc.)
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Eventhough Goten and Trunks appear on some of the main posters of the film, they have less than a minute of screen time.
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The trivia items below may give away important plot points.

The film will be Goku's mother, Gine, debut on the anime.
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The first time in the franchise that Goku refers himself as Kakarrot.
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Broly had previously appeared in the Dragon Ball films Dragon Ball Z: Broly - The Legendary Super Saiyan (1993) and Dragon Ball Z: Broly - Second Coming (1994). Akira Toriyama had designed him for those films. The time-travel and multiverse aspects of Dragon Ball Super (2015) presented him an opportunity to redo Broly the way he wanted.
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Vegeta gets hit only twice by Broly.
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The second canonical Dragon Ball film that mentions Vegeta's brother Tarbles.
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The origin of the scouter is revealed on this film.
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Toyotaro, who writes and draws the manga adaptation of Dragon Ball Super, has continued the story of the series writing a new Saga in the Manga that comes after Dragon Ball Super: Broly. In it, Goku makes passing reference to meeting "a new Sayian".
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Contrary to the three original films, Broly is not killed and becomes friends with Goku.
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It is never explained how Vegeta achieved the SSJ GOD form.
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The reason of why Wiss does not fight Broly but skips his attacks is because he is forbidden to interfere directly into human's troubles, unless either Beerus, Zen Oh Sama or Daikin San, allow him to.
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Broly and Paragus despite that they are the main "villains", have a less evilish identity, even Paragus cares and loves Broly, in a strange way of course.
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A controversy surfaced when it was shown that Goku's origin was changed from the one shown on Dragon Ball Z. However, it was later explained that the story told on Dragon Ball Z, despite that Toriyama liked it, it's not canon to what he wrote on the manga. In 2014 Toriyama wrote a mini manga titled "Dragon Ball Minus" which told the REAL origins of Goku, this manga is being taken as reference for Dragon Ball Super: Broly.
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This Broly is more friendly and innocent, and the reason of why it's explained almost at the end of the film.
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The character of "Kale" from the anime series was designed as an alternate universe Broly, sharing his demeanor and bezerker rage. They are the only two Super Sayians to exhibit green hair during their transformation. Kale features in a brief flashback cameo.
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The ULTRA INSTINCT and the SSJ BLUE EVOLVED are not used nor mentioned.
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The Bardock Squad seen in the OVA, Dragon Ball Z: Bardock - The Father of Goku, have a small cameo on this film, they are seen when Freeza is studying the Ki level of the Saiyans for the first time.
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Chili and Lemo are the first members of Freeza's Army to abandon it willingly (unless one counts Vegeta).
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This will be Gogeta (an alternate fusion of Goku and Vegeta)'s second appearance in a DB film after Dragon Ball Z: Fusion Reborn (1995), but it is his first appearance in the official canon.
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In Dragon Ball Z planet Vegeta had an aspect of a dystopic city but with advanced technology, in this film, Planet Vegeta has a more prehistoric aspect but with a little of advanced technology.
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Despite that the ULTRA INSTINCT and the SSJ BLUE EVOLVED never appear nor are mentioned, Goku apparently tries tu use it but fails and turns into the SSJ BLUE.
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Trunks, Goten, the Pilaf Gang and Beerus who had protagonic roles in the last two films are reduced to merely cameos.
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Broly has more dialogues in this film and never mentions the name "Kakarrot".
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Fans from Japan were disappointed that in this film Goku was humiliated and beaten by Broly, since he is the character that always wins and rarely gets beaten.
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It is never explained, where Berryblue and Kikono were at the events of the Freeza's Arc in Dragon Ball Z and Resurrection F Arc in Dragon Ball Super, it can be assumed that since both aren't fighters and that in Dragon Ball Z Freeza's Army was big enough they might had been on another planet, while in Dragon Ball Super, Freeza was looking just for revenge he may not have considered appropriate to bring them aboard.
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The first film in the franchise that a Fusion (Gogeta) defeats the main villain. Dragon Ball Z: Fusion Reborn (1995) also features Gogeta, but is not considered as part of the canon timeline.
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All the main villains of the series appear through a brief cameo or a protagonic role, with the exception of the Red Ribbon Army, Goku Black and Zamasu.
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From the three original Broly films, the only characters that don't appear and fought against Broly or encountered him face to face are Gohan, A-18, Mr. Satan, Oolong, Master Roshi, Videl and Future Trunks.
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This film is a continuation of the Dragon Ball Super Manga series, and not of the TV show, this explains why Vegeta never uses the SSJ Blue Evolved, since in the manga he achieves de SSJ God transformation instead.
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Some fans had criticized the fact that Broly breaks the aggressive nature of a Saiyan and that he managed to fight Goku and Vegeta at their SSJ God phase. However let's remember that this FILM is a follow up of the MANGA nor the TV Series, in the Manga, Shen Long explains that occasionally there are Saiyans that defy the violent and malevolent nature of their race, Broly may had been one. Also that some Saiyans like Vegeta, Cabba, Caulifla and Kale lost that nature after losing their tails, and apparently that helps them to become more powerful, Broly loses his tail sometime off screen in the movie, and remember that Goku and some Saiyans managed to increase their powers after surviving deathly fights or just because they are Saiyans
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