Nov 23

Podcast Episode #011

With the Battle of Gods arc of Dragon Ball Super all wrapped up and the Revival of F arc just now getting underway, a new podcast was definitely in order. In episode #011 Anthony, Dave, and “Uchi” give their overall thoughts on the series, and also discuss which aspects they liked and disliked when comparing the Battle of Gods arc in Dragon Ball Super to Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Godsthe 2013 feature film. Not too much has gone on in terms of news lately, so this podcast is more discussion based than anything else. Be sure to listen and we hope you enjoy!

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Podcast Description:

In episode #011 of the Dragon Ball Insider Podcast Anthony, Dave “DBEternity” and “Uchi” discuss all things Dragon Ball Super, but more specifically how the “Battle of Gods” arc of Dragon Ball Super compares to the Dragon Ball Z 2013 movie, Dragon Ball Z: Battle of GodsThis podcast, unlike the previous 10, is more discussion based rather than news based. Be sure to listen as the crew gives their thoughts and opinions on the series as a whole, as well as their prediction for future episodes/manga chapters. Also, please keep in mind that this episode was recorded prior to the airing of Dragon Ball Super episode #19.


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Nov 20

“Dragon Ball Super” Manga Chapter 6 Summary

The Dragon Ball Super monthly manga by Toyotarō had its 6th chapter published in V-Jump’s November 2015 issue. While the first 4 chapters dealt with the retelling of theBattle of Gods  movie, it was recently revealed in V-Jump that the upcoming manga chapters, that being chapters 5, 6 and so on, will skip ahead of the Revival of ‘F’“ movie retelling story arc. This is significant because the anime is just now moving into it’s second story arc, as initially told in the Toei Animation Dragon Ball Super anime announcement press release.

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The manga is an interesting companion to the TV series, and distinctively different in leaving more questions than answers with the new character Champa and his role in the series itself and future arcs. This character, although displayed once in a promotional trailer for the first episode, never appeared in a single TV up until episode #18. With manga chapter 6 just now releasing, we learn the origin of both Beerus and Champa’s twin-rivalry! Additionally, we learn of the Universe 6 and Universe 7 teams that will be competing in a Universe Vs. Universe Tournament!

ALSO – If you have not yet already, now would be a good/critical time to read the story of Jaco The Galactic Patrolman and its bonus chapter Dragon Ball Minus!!

Below we have provided a summary based on the original Japanese text and dialogue occurring in Chapter 6. Spoilers start in the quotation block below!

*Summary based on the translation of experienced Japanese translator Herms of Kanzenshuu.

Long ago…

Champa angrily chases after Beerus

Champa: “You won’t get away with this, Beerus!!!”

He fires a ki blast. Beerus dodges, but the blast’s trajectory changes, homing in on him.

Champa: “Haah!!! It’ll chase you down no matter where you go!!!”
Beerus: “Hmph”

Beerus lands on a planet somewhere. He knocks back the homing blast and surprise attacks Champa. The planet explodes from the shockwave. They go from planet to planet, each exploding in turn. The two land on the ruins of a planet.

Champa: “Beerus…why the hell did you…eat that Puff-Puff Fruit on top of the birthday cake…before I could?!!!”
Beerus: “Because it’s my birthday! Why shouldn’t I?”
Champa: “It was my birthday too!!! You bastard!”
Vados: “My, my…And here I thought I was doing something nice by preparing a birthday cake for the two of them…Looks like that backfired.”
Whis: “Elder Sister…Are you trying to say that you didn’t know it would turn out like this from the start?”
Vados: “Hehehe…”
Champa: “The cakes from Planet Swetts are superb, but their Puff-Puff Fruits are even better!!!”
Beerus: “I know that, dummy! I’ve got a Planet Swetts over here in this universe too, after all!”
Champa: “No way!!! The one over in my Universe 6 has far tastier food!!!”

He easily sends the remains of the planet flying

Champa: “Gghhhh…I don’t care what happens to this universe anymore…!!!”
Beerus: “Hmph! I was hoping as much…!”

The two charge up similar types of energy blasts

Whis: “This won’t do at all.”

Vados and Whis stop the two with a swift blow to the back of the neck

Whis: “If you two are so confident in your food, then why not just have food showdowns from now on?”
Champa: “Gghhh…Alright, I will. But I won’t lose to you, Beerus.”
Beerus: “Fine by me…”

Flashback ends

Whis: “…From then on their showdowns were conducted with food, but it seems this time Lord Champa’s pride has been hurt.”
Vegeta: “Really?…”
Champa: “This time, we’ve got to settle things with a fight! Well, how about it?!”
Beerus: “So, a team battle between five people of our own selection? But what do I stand to gain from this? And how do you plan on switching our two Earths in the first place?”
Champa: “I’ve got ‘Wish Orbs’ that have taken me decades of hard work to collect. They’re mysterious orbs that grant one’s every desire. Naturally they can switch the Earths too. Right now I’ve got six, but one more and I’ll have the whole set. On the off-chance your Universe 7 guys win, I’ll give you all six of my Wish Orbs.”
Goku: “Huh? Those aren’t Dragon Balls, are they?”
Champa: “!”
Vados: “My! So you know about Dragon Balls?”
Beerus: “Hahahaha! Too bad! I’ve got those over here in this universe too!”
Champa: “Are you talking about the ones the Namekians made?”
Beerus: “I guess?”
Goku: “Yeah, those are the ones.”
Champa: “Figured as much. The Namekians shaved those ones down long ago, from splinters of the big Wish Orbs, and there are limits to the wishes they’ll grant. But the real ones are on an entirely different scale. A single one is about the size of a planet! They’re so big, you could even call them ‘Wishing Planets!’ And they’ll grant any wish! In other words, they’re ‘Super Dragon Balls’!!!”
Beerus: “Hmmm…But you haven’t found the last one, right? So then what good are they?”
Goku: “Bulma’s radar can track it down in no time! Come on Lord Beerus, accept the match! Please!”
Beerus: “You want to take part in this match?”
Goku: “Of course!…How ‘bout you, Vegeta?”
Vegeta: “I’d like to, but…”
Beerus: “…OK, I get the picture! I’ll do it!”
Champa: “Then let’s decide on the details.”

Narrator: “The rules ended up being the same as the Tenkaichi Budokai: contestants lose if they surrender or fall from the arena, killing is against the rules, weapons and performance-enhancing drugs are prohibited, and (per Vegeta’s suggestion) a simple written test will be conducted ahead of time.”

Vegeta: “After all, it’d be a pain if they brought along monsters devoid of intelligence.”

Narrator: “The matches are set to begin in one week of the 8th Solar Calendar (five days, in Earth terms) at 10 AM on the ‘Nameless Planet’, which floats in neutral space.”

Champa: “Don’t you bail on me now.”
Beerus: “Hmph, that’s my line.”
Vados: “Is this really alright, Lord Champa? If you lose, then the Wish Orbs that we went through so much trouble to gather will…”
Champa: “Hmph! You saw how those two moved earlier, right? They’re total pushovers.”
Goku: “Things are gettin’ excitin’!”

Goku and Vegeta take off their heavy clothing.

Goku: “Phew! Talk about heavy!!! Hey Lord Beerus, you’ve got five contestants to select, right? Who are you planning to pick for the rest?”
Beerus: “Good question. You guys have any ideas?”
Goku: “We gotta get Boo! After him…I guess it’s gotta be Piccolo.”
Vegeta: “What about Gohan? Frankly, he’s probably the one with the highest potential.”
Goku: “No way! He does nothin’ but study all the time. He can’t even find his dougi anymore!”
Vegeta: “A pity. Well then, what should we do?”
Beerus: “Don’t worry, I’ve already decided on the last person.”
Goku: “Huh? Who? Whaddaya mean you’ve already decided?”
Beerus: “I told you once before, right? That in all my many years of fighting, you were my second strongest opponent.”
Goku: “…Yeah, I guess you mentioned that…”
Beerus: “So, it’s the one who was my strongest opponent.”
Goku: “Huh!!?”
Vegeta: “What?!!!”
Goku: “You mean it wasn’t Whis?”
Beerus: “Of course not! Whis couldn’t enter, could he?”
Whis: “……”
Goku: “Did you hear that, Vegeta?!! Wow!!! This is gonna be fun!!!”
Vegeta: “Must be nice to be so carefree.”
Beerus: “Alright! You guys head back to Earth and tell that feisty ‘Bulma’ chick to get ready to search for the seventh Wish Orb! Make sure she’s good to go by the time the matches start! You guys had better win, too! We can’t lose to Universe 6, no matter what! Got that?!”
Goku: “But thinkin’ about, even if we lose, the Earth will just be moved to some different universe. It really won’t make much of a difference.”
Beerus: “What?! If you guys half-ass this, I’ll destroy you!!!”
Goku: “I know, I know. I always give fights everything I’ve got! OK then, see ‘ya! Will you take us back again, Whis?”
Whis: “Yes indeed. I never get tired of going to Earth.”
Beerus: “Good grief…”

Narrator: “At Capsule Corporation, Goku and co. ask Bulma to build a new Dragon Radar in order to locate the last remaining Super Dragon Ball.”

Goku, Vegeta, and Piccolo come over to pick it up.

Bulma: “OK, the new radar’s all done!”
Goku: “Wow, that was fast! You’ve outdone yourself!”
Bulma: “Hey, I was thinking that there should be some of those planet-like Super Dragon Balls here in this universe, right?”
Vegeta: “Hey, that’s right! We should go look for the ones here in our universe first.”
Bulma: “…That’s what I was thinking…”
Goku: “Huh? Hey Bulma, nothing’s showing up on this thing.”
Bulma: “You’re right…Not even a single one…”
Piccolo: “What’s the matter? Is it malfunctioning?”
Bulma: “We’re at the edge of the universe here, so it’s unable to search the entire area. We won’t be able to search for them unless we go to the center of the universe or move around a lot.”
Goku: “Then let’s ask Whis.”
Bulma: “No way…There’s no telling what him or Beerus would use the Super Dragon Balls to wish for. Guess there’s only one option.”

Bulma makes a phone call

Bulma: “Hey, big sis?”
Goku: “…..Sis?”
Tights: “Huh? What did you say? A favor? Yeah yeah, he was bragging about the new spaceship he got. He said it’d only take him 50 minutes or so to reach Earth…OK! I’ll get in touch with him.”

50 minutes later

Jaco: “Look, I’m an elite patrolman! I’m busy! Don’t call me over for every little thing!”
Bulma: “Hey you! Do you know how to get to the center of the universe? Not just the center of the galaxy, the center of the whole universe!”
Jaco: “What are you, stupid or something? Even just one galaxy is ridiculously vast, and there’s tons of galaxies in the universe! Nobody could know how to get there…Well OK, Zuno might…”
Bulma: “Zuno? Who’s that?”
Jaco: “A weirdo who knows everything. Zuno can even tell what style of underwear a total stranger is wearing.”
Bulma: “Would this person know about the Super Dragon Balls too?”
Jaco: “Well, I’ve never heard of those, but I’m sure Zuno knows all about them.”
Bulma: “Take me to Zuno right now!”
Jaco: “…If you insist, but my ship’s only got room for one more.”
Bulma: “I’ll be fine on my own.”
Jaco: “OK, get in.”
Vegeta: “Hey you, don’t do anything funny to Bulma.”

Jaco makes a face like he wouldn’t even dream of it. Bulma hits him.

Jaco: “Owy”
Bulma: “There’s no time to lose! Let’s get going!”
Goku: “We’ve both got some pretty feisty wives.”
Vegeta: “Hmph…Well, I don’t mind.”
Piccolo: “!”
Goku: “Now that you mention it, I like Chi-Chi just fine too!”
Vegeta: “It’s your Saiyan blood; Saiyan women were all strong-willed…”
Goku: “Huh?”
Piccolo: “(So that’s it?!! I finally understand!)”

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. The first episode of Dragon Ball Super takes place exactly 6 months following the defeat of Majin Buu. Dragon Ball Super is being “overseen by Dragon Ball’s original creator, Akira Toriyama”.

Nov 15

“Dragon Ball Super” Receives Updated Opening Theme

With the Dragon Ball Super Resurrection ‘F’ arc just now getting underway, the series opening theme has been updated with some new content containing images of Freeza and Goku’s new Super Saiyan form! The series opening theme song, “Chōzetsu ☆ Dynamic!”, remains unchanged.

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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. The first episode of Dragon Ball Super takes place exactly 6 months following the defeat of Majin Buu. Dragon Ball Super is being “overseen by Dragon Ball’s original creator, Akira Toriyama”.

Nov 10

Dragon Ball Super Exclusive English Dub to Premiere on Toonami Asia

News website Toonami Faithful reported that Toonami (Asia) has picked up Dragon Ball Super for its first international release, to begin in the middle of 2016. This marks the first time the new television series will be aired outside of Japan, and the first foreign dub as well. Interestingly, the press release from Hong Kong states that the language of this new dub will be English. Check it out below:

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HONG KONG (NOVEMBER 10, 2015) – Toonami, Turner’s kids brand dedicated to delivering the best superhero and action-adventure animation in South and Southeast Asia, has snapped up the latest installment of the Dragon Ball franchise from Toei Animation.

Dragon Ball Super (52×30′) is the first all-new Dragon Ball television series to be produced in nearly 20 years, and will make its pan-regional launch on Toonami in mid-2016. It will be an exclusive first-run premiere on Toonami in Southeast Asia and India, which will also be its English-language world premiere.

“This announcement is huge for fanboys and girls in Asia. Dragon Ball is undoubtedly the original and world’s biggest anime export, and is a cornerstone of our programming on Toonami,” said Mark Eyers, Chief Content Officer for Turner’s Kids Networks in Asia Pacific. “Since the channel launched in 2012, Toonami has been airing episodes of Dragon Ball Z and Dragon Ball Z Kai, and to premiere Dragon Ball Super demonstrates the channel’s continued commitment to securing must-have and must-see content, first on Toonami.”

Reuniting the franchise’s iconic characters, Dragon Ball Super follows the aftermath of Goku’s fierce battle with Majin Buu, as he attempts to maintain earth’s fragile peace. Overseen by Dragon Ball’s original creator, Akira Toriyama and produced with Fuji Television, Dragon Ball Super will draw on its historic past to create a bold, new universe welcoming to fans and endearing to new viewers.

Introduced as a manga in Weekly Shonen Jump in 1984, Dragon Ball has evolved into a globally beloved brand. Seen around the world, with over 230 million copies of its comic books sold, Dragon Ball is one of the most popular anime franchises of all time.

Toonami (Asia) is available in countries such as Indonesia, Philippines, Thailand, Hong Kong, Singapore, Taiwan, Pakistan, Maldives, and India. As such, this still indicates that the series will not be released in the United States; it is solely being marketed for the Asian Pacific Market, and as a result, FUNimation is likely to have no connection to this, and as a result THIS dub will probably not be done by them. This does not mean that FUNimation won’t be dubbing Dragon Ball Super in the future, but in this case the Asian Pacific Market will most likely be getting a different English dub (yes there are multiple English dubs).

However, it is still unclear who exactly will do the dubbing. It is unlikely that it will be the work of FUNimation because Toonami’s branch in Asia does not usually export foreign English dubs, but they make their own instead. Some examples of other English dubs released in this region are the Filipino English dub and the Malaysian English dub.

Oct 30

NYC Comic Con Interview with Chris Sabat & Sean Schemmel

New York City Comic Con, as always, was jam-packed with tons of Dragon Ball fans. For the first time, members of the Dragon Ball Insider team attended the large east coast convention, and were privileged enough to be set up with an interview with both Chris Sabat (Vegeta) and Sean Schemmel (Goku). Be sure to watch and listen as they talk about their experience at conventions, as well as some of the weird interactions they’ve had with fans in the past.

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