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'Dragon Ball' anime powers Toei back to profit growth

Mobile game based on franchise also contributes to turnaround

The animated film "Dragon Ball Super: Broly" grossed over 3 billion yen.
The animated film "Dragon Ball Super: Broly" grossed over 3 billion yen.   © Bird Studio/Shueisha/2018 Dragon Ball Super the Movie Production Committee

TOKYO -- The success of the latest "Dragon Ball" film appears to have given Toei enough ki energy to eke out an increase in consolidated profit in the latest fiscal year, defying the contraction that had been anticipated.

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