Dragon Ball Super: Broly will open in cinemas early next year, exciting fans of the long-running anime across Australia and New Zealand. The film is the widest theatrical release Madman Anime has had, with almost 200 locations expected to show the film in Australia alone.

The film shows the clash of three warriors when Goku and Vegeta meet Broly, a Saiyan like none they’ve ever met. Broly was first introduced in 1993, but this re-invention is a much more evolved, dark villain who might have the strength to defeat both Goku and Vegeta.

Dragon Ball Super: Broly was written by the creator of the Dragon Ball franchise, Akira Toriyama. “Goku and the gang are even more iconic and enduring now than ever,” said Madman CEO Tim Anderson. “The love for Dragon Ball feels as widespread today as it did back in the golden age of morning cartoon shows.”

The previous theatrical release from the franchise made more than $1.7 million at the box office in Australia and New Zealand, and its popularity continues to increase with the group of Dragon Ball series collectively having more than eight million active views on AnimeLab’s on-demand service

There will be a premiere screening of Dragon Ball Super: Broly in Auckland on January 24th 2019.

Watch the trailer below.