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Anime / Dragon Ball Super

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A whole new universe of adventures for Goku and friends...and then some!

Goku: Vegeta! We can get even stronger!
Vegeta: Of course! A Saiyan's strength has no limits!

Dragon Ball Super is another continuation of the Dragon Ball manga, taking place after the Majin Buu Saga but before the manga's Distant Finale. It is Anime First, with its plot framework and character designs handled by Akira Toriyama. The series started airing on July 5, 2015 in Japan.

Super begins with a retelling of the events of Battle of Gods and Resurrection ‘F’, comprising the first twenty-seven episodes, before moving to a new story where Goku and the others must search for the Super Dragon Balls to participate in a tournament between universes to determine who acquires the Earth of Goku's world, leading to the start of new battles against much stronger opponents then they ever faced before.

There are two separate English dubs, similar to how Dragon Ball Z had dubs by both FUNimation and The Ocean Group. FUNimation's dub is airing on [adult swim] in the United States (during the regular schedule on weekdays, and on Toonami on Saturday nights), just as their dubs of previous series have. Meanwhile, Bang Zoom! Entertainment has dubbed Super for Asian markets; it is currently airing on the Toonami channel in Asia, although this dub appears to be silently cancelled as the dub stopped at the Universe 6 arc and has yet to air another episode. Official subs are available for simulcast on Crunchyroll, Daisuki, and AnimeLab.


The TV series eventually began a break in March 2018, after 131 episodes, in order for the development team to focus on the show's first movie, slated for release on December 14 of that year. In the meantime, a sixth anime adaptation of GeGeGe no Kitarō fills in for the series time-slot. Dragon Ball Heroes: Prison Planet is set some time after this series' Universe Survival Saga.

Information on the manga serialization (also going off Toriyama's designs and plot framework, but with closer supervision on his part) can be found here.

Not to be confused with Super Dragon Ball Z, a video game made by Bandai Namco and published by Atari in the US, or Dragon Ball Super Z, an old, old series of fanfics about Future Trunks' timeline post-series.

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