Finally Dragon Ball Super: Superhero It hit Japanese theaters, albeit late compared to the original schedule. The debut compared to Broly was positive and this will surely lead Toei Animation to produce more films based on the Akira Toriyama saga. However, the company itself is struggling with another serious problem.
Many of those who saw the film in theaters recorded parts of the film and then released them. In just a few days, Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero fell victim to 3000 illegal uploads and this number will no doubt keep growing. The videos were shared on Youtube, Facebook and many other social platforms The company has now noticed this and is threatening legal action. The uploads ended up in the viewfinder, so Toei asked these platforms to remove the videos with the recorded parts of the film.
Anyone violating Japan's copyright law can face approx 10 years in prison and a fine of 10 million yen, or just one of the two conditions, depending on the situation. It's not the first time this has happened as similar cases have occurred in 2010 with the movie Space Battleship Yamato Resurrection, 2011 with Mobile Suit Gundam 00 the Movie: A Wakening of the Trailblazer, 2012 with Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha the Movie 2nd A's and of course in 2021 with Demon Slayer Movie: the Mugen train.