Feb 04

Dragon Ball Super New Opening Theme “Limit Break x Survivor” Debuts

With the Dragon Ball Super “Universe Survival Arc” kicking off, a new opening theme also made its debut. First revealed at Jump Festa in December, the song “Limit Break x Survivor”, which is performed by Kiyoshi Hikawa, marks the second opening theme for Dragon Ball Super. The new opening theme can be viewed below!

Toei Animation announced the production of Dragon Ball Super (Japanese title; tentative for English release), the first all-new Dragon Ball television series to be released in 18 years. Dragon Ball Super began syndication on Sunday mornings on Fuji TV in Japan on July 5, 2015, with Norihito Sumitomo returning as its musical composer, and Tadayoshi Yamamuro as the series’ character designer. Funimation has also announced that they have acquired the rights to, and will be dubbing Dragon Ball Super sometime in the near future. The first episode of Dragon Ball Super takes place exactly 6 months following the defeat of Majin Boo. Dragon Ball Super is being “overseen by Dragon Ball’s original creator, Akira Toriyama”. Dragon Ball Super premiered in North America on Toonami’s Adult Swim on January 7, 2017 at 8 p.m.

Jan 17

Dragon Ball Z Kai: The Final Chapters DVD & Blu-ray Now Available for Preorder

FUNimation has posted a listing on their online shop for the DVD and Blu-ray release of Dragon Ball Z Kai: The Final Chapters part one. Both the DVD and Blu-ray are available for preorder until the product becomes available on April 25, 2017. The products are listed at $49.98 for the DVD and $54.98 for the Blu-ray.

Seven years of peace have passed since Cell’s defeat, but the new World Martial Arts Tournament will bring Goku and the Z Fighters back together just in time to face a new threat—the evil wizard Babidi and the monstrous Majin Buu!

The Blu-ray set comes with some special features, of which includes episode 112 video commentary, a textless opening song (”Fight it out!!’), a textless closing song (”Never give up!!!’), and some trailers. In addition, this all-in-one package comes with a DVD, Blu-ray, and also a Digital HD Ultraviolet version. Each set will contain episodes 99-121 of the Majin Boo arc.

Dragon Ball Z Kai: The Final Chapters premiered on January 7, 2017 at midnight EST on Toonami’s Adult Swim in North America!

Jan 06

Toonami Dragon Ball Super & DBZ Kai “The Final Chapters” Promos

With the English dub of both Dragon Ball Super and Dragon Ball Z Kai: “The Final Chapters” right around the corner (this Saturday, January 7!), Toonami has been running some promos getting ready for their debuts! These promos have been running for about a month or so at this point, but with Saturday just 1 day away, a reminder seemed fitting!

Dragon Ball Super will be premiering in North America on January 7, 2017, on Toonami’s Adult Swim at 8 p.m EST, and Dragon Ball Z Kai: The Final Chapters will be premiering that same night at midnight EST.

Jan 05

Dragon Ball Z Kai: The Final Chapters English Dub Clip

With the recent announcement that Funimation has acquired the rights to, and has in fact dubbed the Majin Buu Arc of Dragon Ball Z Kai (“The Final Chapters”), the company has released a 3 minute long clip of the Kai dub featuring Gohan as Saiyaman, as well as others. It is also worth noting that Kid Trunks is shown in this clip, who is now being voiced by voice actor Alexis Tipton. Alexis will be replacing longtime Trunks voice actor Laura Bailey, for reasons that are unknown. Be sure to check it out!

Dragon Ball Z Kai: The Final Chapters will be premiering on January 7, 2017 at midnight EST on Toonami’s Adult Swim in North America!

Dec 16

Dragon Ball Super “Universe Survival Arc” Key Visual and Synopsis

The official website for Dragon Ball Super, along with the February 2017 edition of V-Jump, has revealed a new key visual and synopsis for the new story arc of the series, the “Universe Survival Arc”.

Dragon Ball Super Universe Survival Arc

The visual depicts both the Zen-Ou brought together by Goku from the different timelines, as well as the Great Priest in between them, now known to be the father of Whis and Vados. Below them, familiar faces Goku, Vegeta, Boo, Kuririn, 18, Muten Roushi, Tenshinhan and Piccolo appear, but two other warriors join them: 17 and Gohan, finally returning to martial arts after being re-trained by Piccolo. Together, these ten warriors will join to form Universe 7’s team for the Zen-Ou’s martial arts tournament, which will finally begin as requested by Goku earlier in the series.

The original draft and character designs for the arc were done by series creator Akira Toriyama. More information and a promotional video will be available for viewing at Jump Festa 2017 during the Super Dragon Ball Heroes panel.

The guys over at Kanzenshuu have translated the website’s synopsis:

悟空に申し出により、全王様主催の宇宙対抗の武道大会「力の大会」が始まる!…だがそれは宇宙消滅の始まりだった。この武道大会の勝者、それに敗者には何が待ち受けののか…?宇宙の精鋭たちによって熾烈なチームバトルは一体どんな戦になるのか…!


At Goku’s request, the Omni-Kings’ “Tournament of Power” martial arts tournament between universes now begins! …But this also proves to be the beginning of universal destruction. What awaits the victors of this tournament, and the vanquished…?! How will these intense team battles between the elites of each universe turn out…?!

Dragon Ball Super producer Hashizume Shunki of Fuji TV also had a few words to say:

新編「宇宙サバイバル編」に突入するドラゴンボール超(スパー)。新ビジュアルの通り悟空をはじめとする第7宇宙の戦士たちが集結し、チーム一丸となって宇宙対抗の大会に挑んでい迫力満のストーリーとなっています!人造人間17号や魔人ブウもいまして、果たしてどんな戦いが始まるのか、僕みたいなワクワクが止まりません!各宇宙の精鋭たちも続く登場する大激戦必至の新章、ご期待ください!


Dragon Ball Super enters its new chapter, the “Universe Survival Arc”. As you can see from the main visual, it’ll be a full-throttle story where Goku and the rest of the Universe 7 warriors form a team to take on a tournament between universes! Artificial Human No. 17 and Majin Boo are there too, so personally I can’t contain my excitement at the thought of what kind of fights we’ll see! Look forward to this new chapter that’ll be sure to feature super-intense battles with nonstop appearances by the elites of each universe!

The Universe Survival Arc of Dragon Ball Super is set to begin airing on Fuji TV at 9:00 AM JST, with English-subtitled simulcasts via Crunchyroll, Daisuki and FunimationNow, on Sunday, February 5, 2017.

Toei Animation announced the production of Dragon Ball Super (Japanese title; tentative for English release), the first all-new Dragon Ball television series to be released in 18 years. Dragon Ball Super began syndication on Sunday mornings on Fuji TV in Japan on July 5, 2015, with Norihito Sumitomo returning as its musical composer, and Tadayoshi Yamamuro as the series’ character designer. Funimation has also announced that they have acquired the rights to, and will be dubbing Dragon Ball Super sometime in the near future. The first episode of Dragon Ball Super takes place exactly 6 months following the defeat of Majin Boo. Dragon Ball Super is being “overseen by Dragon Ball’s original creator, Akira Toriyama”. Dragon Ball Super will premiere in North America on Toonami’s Adult Swim on January 7, 2017 at 8 p.m.

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