Update : Dragon Ball Super Collected Manga Available Tomorrrow

As previously reported by Kanzenshuu tomorrow will see the debut of the first collected Dragon Ball Super manga containing the first 9 chapters of the monthly series.

Additionally, this volume will include a joint interview with Akira Toriyama and Toyataro where they discuss the future of the Dragon Ball story. Whether this will be subtle hints at what we can expect from the coming chapters and episodes of the Dragon Ball Super or spinoffs, one shot mangas or TV specials remains to be seen.

Nonetheless, with the end of the Universe 6 tournament drawing near it will be interesting to hear what is to come.

Keep watching this space for updates on the manga and all things Dragon Ball.

 

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Dragon Ball Super – Episode 01 “Who Will the 100 Million Zenny Peace Reward Go To…?”

This first episode was very consistent with the first manga chapter by Toyotaro, albeit a longer, expanded version, so most who have read that segment will know what to expect. Of course there are slight differences, such as reintroducing some of the characters we know and love (Gohan, Videl, Chi-Chi, Majin Buu, amongst others) and the removal of dream sequences.

The graphics were a treat for the eye. All of the characters and backgrounds are clear and sharp, as they should in 2015 animation. The vibrant colours both make the series feel contemporary and add consistency to the comedic and light-hearted tone. For frame elements such as Goku’s tractor and the river which Goten and Trunks used to fetch water the careful combination of 2D and 3D animation give greater clarity and perspective for the images which wouldn’t have been as easy in the past.

The best part of this episode, of course was the humour, it was humane, natural and lively. From Goku’s appetite for both lunch and training, to Majin Buu’s juvenile antics, and Goten and Trunks’ naivety there is something for everyone. And the humour is not just in character dynamics, but also carried by subtle hints, such as Gohan’s book titled “Muzukashii Hon” (which translates to “difficult book”) whilst indulging in his early scholarly pursuits. Nothing felt forced or overdone, everything was true to the characters, and reminiscent of Dragon Ball’s roots.

Keep in mind this series will be written by Toriyama, and as a result there is greater potential for the comedic side of Dragon Ball to return. Since the series is currently taking place during the 10-year gap between Kid Buu’s defeat and the 28th Tenkaichi Budokai there is ample opportunity to explore characters such as Goku and Vegeta and how they act in times of peace (having saiyan blood and thirst for battle). This is seen with Goku due to his training urges, and the brief glimpses of Vegeta in the second episode preview.

The pacing was also well done. Every character, with the exception of Piccolo was given just enough screen time for both new and old viewers to become comfortable with the characters, and what their purpose is in the series. For example Master Roshi was only seen when he heard news that was appealing to him, and viewers learn why, because of who he is it can be for the wrong reasons.

In short, a super (pun intended) comeback episode for the franchise, ending with an intriguing preview for next week’s episode.

“Dragon Ball Super” Complete Showcase Reveals Series Plot!

V-Jump recently hosted a “Dragon Ball Super Complete Showcase Event” on 01 July 2015 at 1:00PM in Tokyo.

The event, which promotes the upcoming Dragon Ball Super series was streamed live on Yahoo’s GYAO! website featured guest appearances from Masako Nosawa (Son Goku), rock band Good Morning America and their bass player Tanashin (Golden Freeza cosplayer) and Mando Kobayahi host Kendo Kobayashi (Yajirobe cosplayer). Kazuya Fuji, who is providing the Dragon Ball Super opening theme “Chōzetsu ☆ Dynamic!” made a brief appearance onscreen via a prerecorded message.

After brief introductions by producer Atsushi Kido, a message from Akira Toriyama was displayed onscreen. The latter portion of this message was previously published in V-Jump and added to the series’ official website. The former portion of his comments are more intriguing, as they reveal the overall plot for the series (You may stop reading if you wish to avoid spoilers).

Toriyama was quoted as saying:

“Dragon Ball Super” is a complete continuation of the Majin Buu story arc. It’s got a bit of post-battle aftermath, continues with the “Battle of Gods” arc where the God of Destruction Beerus appears and the “Revival of ‘F’” arc where Freeza comes back to life, and then, I’ve written a strange new story where they finally depart from this universe. They’re fighting against their neighbors, Universe 6! They’ll yell at me if I give away too many spoilers, so I’ll keep the rest a secret, but they’re chasing after giant Super Dragon Balls; I think things will unfold in a bright and simple way, that will be really fun and exciting!

Since it’s another universe, loads of new characters will turn up. I’ll do my best to draw the tons of character designs necessary, so I’m looking forward to this too.

You know, it suddenly occurs to me that somewhere along the line the Dragon Ball anime has become quite a huge story. Since I’m the guy who drew the thing, it’s a bit weird for me to say this, but when I first started out I never dreamed it would have a universe as a setting (laughs). Don’t worry though, it’s still going to be the same sort of easy-to-understand content as always. Please be sure to watch Dragon Ball Super on TV!

Dragon Ball Super, which is the first all-new TV series for the franchise since the ending of Dragon Ball GT in 1997 begins syndication on 05 July 2015. The anime, which has an original story written by series creator Akira Toriyama will star Masako Nozawa and Kimitoshi Chioka has been confirmed to direct. The series will “…follow the aftermath of Goku’s fierce battle with Majin Buu, as he attempts to maintain earth’s fragile peace.” A manga adaptation by Toyataro will be released each month in V-Jump starting with the August 2015 issue.

“Dragon Ball Super” licensed for Latin America!

Argentinian company JPosters has revealed Dragon Ball Super, the first new series for the franchise has been licensed by FOX for distribution in Latin American countries. While no official date has been announced this is the first announcement regarding plans to release the series outside of Japan. In addition, it was also stated that Toei has began offering the show up for distribution internationally.

The announcement was as follows:

#‎OFICIAL / ¡La esperada DRAGON BALL SUPER llegará a Latinoamérica por Canal FOX!

A pocos días del estreno en Japón, el canal cerro un trato con Toei para así transmitir la serie en nuestro territorio.

Y no sólo eso, ya que también compro los derechos de LOS CABALLEROS DEL ZODIACO: ALMA DE ORO.

Aún no se sabe nada sobre la fecha de lanzamiento por estas pampas, pero lo cierto es que Goku y Aioria estarán en FOX muy pronto, y esperemos que con su doblaje original.


#Official! The highly anticipated DRAGON BALL SUPER will come to Latin America on FOX!

With only few days left before the Japanese premiere, the channel disclosed an agreement with Toei to transmit the series in our territory.

And not only that, it also bought the rights to SAINT SEIYA: SOUL OF GOLD.

We don’t yet know anything about the launch date in our land, but we do know for certain that Goku and Aioria [from Soul of Gold] will be on FOX very soon, and hopefully with their original dub cast. What do you think?

Dragon Ball Super, which is the first all-new TV series for the franchise since the ending of Dragon Ball GT in 1997 begins syndication on 05 July 2015. The anime, which has an original story written by series creator Akira Toriyama will star Masako Nozawa and Kimitoshi Chioka has been confirmed to direct. The series will “…follow the aftermath of Goku’s fierce battle with Majin Buu, as he attempts to maintain earth’s fragile peace.” A manga adaptation by Toyataro will be released each month in V-Jump starting with the August 2015 issue.

“Dragon Ball Super” Countdown : 8 Days

In recent days we revealed a countdown, which appeared on the official Dragon Ball Super Twitter account. In today’s update, the following image of Beerus and Whis interacting with Champa and the still unnamed female character from the series’ trailer, which indicates these two new characters may play an integral role during the early episodes of the forthcoming season.

「ドラゴンボール超」放送開始まであと8日!明日6/28(日)放送の「改」最終回で「ドラゴンボール超」予告30秒バージョンを初オンエアします!予告を編集した時の様子をチラリ。(S)


There are 8 days until the Dragon Ball Super broadcast begins! With the final episode of Dragon Ball Kai tomorrow, June 28th (Sunday), a 30-second version of the Dragon Ball Super preview will air for the first time! Here’s a quick peek from when it was edited together. (S)

Dragon Ball Super, which debuts on 05 July 2015 will be the first all-new TV series for the franchise since the ending of Dragon Ball GT in 1997. The long awaited anime has an original story written by series creator Akira Toriyama, and will star Masako Nozawa, and it will be directed by Kimitoshi Chioka. The series will “…follow the aftermath of Goku’s fierce battle with Majin Buu, as he attempts to maintain earth’s fragile peace.” A manga adaptation by Toyataro will be released each month in V-Jump starting with the August 2015 issue.

“Dragon Ball Super” 30-Second Teaser Released

The official Fuji TV website has released a new teaser for the upcoming Dragon Ball Super series.

The anime series, which debuts a week after the ending of Dragon Ball Kai reveals the following, as translated by Kanzenshuu:

Heya! I’m Goku! After 18 years, we’re striking out in a new series! A while after the battle with Majin Buu, some incredible guys have showed up in front of us: God of Destruction Beerus and Champa! Well, they’re gods at any rate, so I’m gonna fight with all my strength against Beerus and company, and get even stronger! The “Dragon Ball Super” broadcast starts next time! Don’t miss it!

Dragon Ball Super is the first all-new TV series for the franchise since the ending of Dragon Ball GT in 1997. The series will have an original story written by series creator Akira Toriyama, and will star Masako Nozawa, and it will be directed by Kimitoshi Chioka. The series will “…follow the aftermath of Goku’s fierce battle with Majin Buu, as he attempts to maintain earth’s fragile peace.” A manga adaptation by Toyataro will be released each month in V-Jump starting with the August 2015 issue.

Twitter Announces “Dragon Ball Super” Countdown

A recent post by the official Dragon Ball Super Twitter account has started a countdown for the series’ premiere on 05 July 2015, ten days from today.

「ドラゴンボール超」放送開始の7月5日まであと10日!何か毎日ネタを探して当日までカウントダウンしていきます!今日のネタは…完成間近の番宣ポスター!「改」の隣に貼ってみましたー(S)
※地域によって放送開始日・時間が異なります


There’s 10 days remaining until Dragon Ball Super‘s July 5th debut! Until then, we’ll be counting down with daily content! For today, we’ve got… a nearly complete promotional poster! We’ve hung it up next to Kai (S)
*Air date and time varies by region

Dragon Ball Super is the first all-new TV series for the franchise since the ending of Dragon Ball GT in 1997. The series will have an original story written by series creator Akira Toriyama, and will star Masako Nozawa, and it will be directed by Kimitoshi Chioka. The series will “…follow the aftermath of Goku’s fierce battle with Majin Buu, as he attempts to maintain earth’s fragile peace.” A manga adaptation by Toyataro will be released each month in V-Jump starting with the August 2015 issue.