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.

Dec 07

“Dragon Ball Super” English Dub to Premiere January 7 on Toonami

Back on November 4 Funimation revealed that they acquired the license to the Dragon Ball Super television series. Earlier today Funimation released a press release revealing that the animated series will premiere in North America on January 7, 2017, on Toonami’s Adult Swim at 8 p.m EST. Later that evening at midnight Dragon Ball Z Kai: The Final Chapters will also premiere on Adult Swim.

ENGLISH DUB OF “DRAGON BALL SUPER” HIT ANIME SERIES TO PREMIERE ON ADULT SWIM’S TOONAMI 

JANUARY 7, 2017 at 8 p.m. and 11:30 p.m. ET 

Episodes from New Storyline by Creator Akira Toriyama

LOS ANGELES, CA – December 6, 2016. Dragon Ball fans everywhere just received the biggest gift of the holiday season. Toei Animation Inc., Funimation©Entertainment and Adult Swim are pleased to announce their partnership to bring “Dragon Ball Super” to TV audiences starting next January. “Dragon Ball Super” is the first new storyline in more than 18 years from original creator Akira Toriyama and the Dragon Ball franchise, which was first introduced to the U.S. more than 20 years ago. Adult Swim will begin airing the U.S. English dub of “Dragon Ball Super” Season 1 during the Toonami block starting on January 7, 2017 at 8 p.m. and 11:30 p.m. ET. Season 1, which totals 26 episodes, encompasses the Battle of Gods and Resurrection ‘F’ story arcs. New episodes of “Dragon Ball Super” will air each Saturday.

“”Dragon Ball Super” is more than the latest adventure in the Dragon Ball saga – It’s a collaboration between the series original creator, Akira Toriyama and a passionate team of men and women who are both longtime partners and talented newcomers. “Dragon Ball Super” comes with everything viewers can hope for after waiting 18 long years for a new series – impressible dangers to overcome, the reuniting of beloved characters, and new additions to the mythos that will rock Dragon Ball’s very foundation,” said Masayuki Endo, President and CEO of Toei Animation Inc. “We are very excited to return “Dragon Ball Super” to its U.S. broadcast home on Adult Swim.”

“Toonami and the Dragon Ball franchise have a long and storied history together in the U.S.,” said Jason DeMarco, senior vice president of on-air for Adult Swim. “We are thrilled to be premiering “Dragon Ball Super” to our audience and keeping Dragon Ball on Toonami!”

Funimation will be producing the U.S. English dub of “Dragon Ball Super” that will air on Toonami The “Dragon Ball Super” cast features veteran voice actors from previous Dragon Ball series including Seán Schemmel (Goku), Christopher R. Sabat (Vegeta), Jason Douglas (Beerus), Ian Sinclair (Whis) and Sonny Strait (Krillin) – all of whom starred in last year’s hit movie “Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F’,” which became the 9th highest grossing anime film of all time in U.S.A..

“We’re extremely pleased to join with Toei Animation in this broadcast partnership with Adult Swim to bring “Dragon Ball Super” to a whole new generation of TV audiences,” said Gen Fukunaga, CEO and founder of Funimation. “I have no doubt that ‘Dragon Ball Super’ will eclipse the television success of the original Dragon Ball series that first aired here more than 20 years ago when anime was still new to the U.S. Those kids that grew up watching Dragon Ball now have kids of their own.”

As part of the English dub production and in advance of the broadcast television premiere, a new DragonBallSuperOfficial.com website has been launched that serves as a hub for all things Dragon Ball. The site will feature exclusive content, videos, graphics and character bios as well as the latest news on the franchise.

Series Synopsis

With Majin Buu defeated, Goku has taken a completely new role as…a radish farmer?! With Earth at peace, our heroes have settled into normal lives. But they can’t get too comfortable. Far away, the powerful God of Destruction, Beerus, awakens to a prophecy revealing his demise at the hands of an even more formidable being. When his search for the Saiyan God brings him to Earth, can Goku and his friends take on their strongest foe yet?

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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