“Dragon Ball Super” has found its first English-language home outside Japan!
Toonami Asia has recently acquired the English dub rights to “Dragon Ball Super”, and is set to release the new anime in Southeast Asia as well as in India by mid-2016. In a press release, the company detailed their plans for the release of the new anime.
“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.”
There has been no word yet if FUNimation will be doing an American release of the English dub of “Dragon Ball Super”. Toonami Asia calls their dub the “English language world premiere” of the series.
“Dragon ball Super” follows the aftermath of Goku’s victory against Majin Buu. Now, the God Of Destruction Lord Beerus appears, and challenges Goku, who eventually gained the ability to transform into a new formthe Super Saiyan God. The series is the first new one from the franchise in the past 20 years, and is closely tied to the new timeline introduced with the blockbuster film “Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods” and “Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F'”.
Back in the currently-airing Japanese anime, “Dragon ball Super” is slowly moving towards the timeline that comes after the events of the most recent film “Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F'”. Lord Champa, who is revealed in the manga to be the twin brother of Lord Beerus, made an appearance along with Vados, who is revealed to be the sister of Whis. The upcoming episode will take on the events of the most recent film, and is titled, “Despair Once Again! Resurrection of the Evil Emperor Freeza!”