Toei Animation recently published its earnings release with record high sales and profits due to films like Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero and One Piece Film Red. The latest Dragon Ball Super film generated 13.8 billion yen worldwide, setting a new record for the prolific franchise.
According to Oricon News, Toei Animation’s earnings release reveals net sales were 87,457 million yen, which is up 53.4% year-over-year. Operating income increased by 58.3% to 28,669 million yen with ordinary income increased by roughly the same percentage to 29,791 million yen. The company’s net income increased to 20.9 billion yen, a massive 63% jump year-over-year. Toei Animation attributes this success to the highly profitable Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero, One Piece Film Red, and The First Slam Dunk films.
Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero reached 13.8 billion yen in worldwide revenue to become the highest grossing Dragon Ball film of all time. The recent movie surpassed the 13.5 billion yen mark set by 2018’s Dragon Ball Super: Broly movie, which was another success for its time. One Piece Film Red and The First Slam Dunk earned 31.9 billion yen and 30 billion yen respectively. All three films contributed to one of Toei Animation’s most successful financial years.
New Dragon Ball Game Content
Fans of the recent Dragon Ball film may enjoy Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 playable characters Piccolo (Power Awakening), Beast Gohan, and Orange Piccolo in “Hero of Justice” DLC Pack 2. Additionally, the DLC pack includes four new Parallel Quests, two extra missions, and a new stage. Further, players have access to seven additional skills, five Super Souls, five brand-new costumes and accessories, and 15 loading screen illustrations.
Dragon Ball fans may also look forward to a brand-new Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi game, which is currently in development at Bandai Namco. The reveal trailer showed Goku powering up to his Super Saiyan Blue transformation from Dragon Ball Super. Platforms and a release date for the new Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi game have not been revealed, but Bandai Namco promises to share more information soon.