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New TV Anime 'Dragon Ball Super' Announced for Summer 2015

by Stark700
Apr 28, 2015 3:59 AM | 390 Comments
A completely new TV anime series from the Dragon Ball franchise titled Dragon Ball Super was announced by Toei Animation today. The series will feature an original story by Akira Toriyama, the creator of the initial Dragon Ball manga. Dragon Ball Super will premiere in Summer 2015 on Fuji TV and will air weekly.

The story will take place chronologically after the Majin Buu Saga arc, which is currently airing in a remastered version that adheres more to the original manga. Titled Dragon Ball Kai, the TV anime began airing in April 2014 and will complete in June 2015, just prior to Dragon Ball Super. This series is a continuation of the original Dragon Ball reboot, also titled Dragon Ball Kai, which aired between April 2009 and March 2011.

Gokuu Son: Masako Nozawa (reprise)

Original Story: Akira Toriyama
Director: Kimitoshi Chioka (Kamisama Kazoku)
Studio: Toei Animation
Production: Fuji TV, Yomiko Advertising, Toei Animation

The previously announced and 15th Dragon Ball Z movie Fukkatsu no F premiered in theaters on April 18.

Source: Toei Animation

Dragon Ball Super on MAL

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well, sometimes they come back ;) gonna watch it in autumn when there'll be already some episodes out

May 28, 2015 4:27 AM by Uppathebest

Finally,my childhood days will be reborn.

May 24, 2015 8:03 AM by Saberforlife

DBZ was one of my favourite shows growing up so news of a Dragon Ball series definitely intrigues me.
Definitely going to have to dig out and re-watch my old Dragon Ball and Dragon Ball Z DVDs to get reacquainted. Nostalgia-fest here I come!

May 19, 2015 6:57 PM by Rick

I've been keeping up with Kai as the new episodes come out. I am curious to see how this turns out. It could be bad or it could be good. We shall see.

May 18, 2015 12:30 AM by Tenkachi


May 17, 2015 6:39 AM by CyberAnimeLover

Uhh this is what i can't understand why comment on this if your not hyped or excited in the first place? Nobody cares if your not hyped.
I know im super hyped finally something to actually close the dragon ball franchise the right way unlike GT

May 16, 2015 10:17 PM by CuteySylveon

This is great news, though I'll be waiting for FUNimation's Uncut English Dub.

May 16, 2015 9:50 AM by Toddler_Naruto

Finally! been waiting for a new DB series!

May 16, 2015 8:34 AM by -Stray

Sweet new dbz series.

I hope that they put some effort into this.

Anyways, new dbz is awesome!

May 15, 2015 6:15 PM by cameronator

DBZ has a better japanese dub, not to mention Kikuchi's soundtrack (fuck Funimation and Faulconer).

Kai has a better english dub and has way less filler.

Either or, but Z's filler is incredibly monotonous to sit through, hence why I generally prefer Kai.

May 15, 2015 11:40 AM by DrizzyXP

yay new DB I hope they will add some ecchi stuff to it so it's more enjoyable, previous ones didn't have much fanservice ;/

May 15, 2015 7:39 AM by darksasuke96

Its going to be shit dragon ball z was pretty meh Gt was cancer most of the sequel movies suck fuck stop milking dragon ball already also original dragonball>z and gt

May 15, 2015 7:31 AM by Dexthepleb

DVLJOE said:
I wonder how it would be...

Dragonball Z Kai is not that good tho I didnt continue it after I've watched 12 episodes..

Still.. I hope this would be great remake

Screw Kai and go with DBZ. YES it has filler but imo it ADDS to the story. At least for the most part anyway. Soundtrack is just SOOOO much better too. Better voice acting imo.

The original experience is the best. Then again. Thats how I seen it back in the 90's and times after that. If I saw Kai first then MAYBE I'd like that better.

If your watching the dub for kai then just watch DBZ. Its the best version. Dunno bout sub though. Soundtrack is old school. Not feeling it all too much but I'd sayu it sounds better than Kai. WAY better.

May 14, 2015 3:17 PM by daAmazinFatB0y

I bet several years later Naruto's receiving the same treatment.

May 14, 2015 1:30 PM by RedHead_Bride

Zadion said:
holy fuck...

I mean, I'm excited, but... is this really a good idea? I feel as if the Dragon Ball style simply won't hold up now as it did back then. Don't most people nowadays only rate DBZ highly due to nostalgia? Can't say I've seen a single person who watched DBZ after already being fairly familiar with the anime medium and actually loved it.

I won't be watching this until it's dubbed anyway.

I've just started watching DBZ as well as watched some of the movies and I love it, I did play some of the games when I was younger but never remembered to much from them so DBZ is still pretty fresh to be and I'm enjoying it a lot.

May 14, 2015 12:33 PM by KasumiNinja

DVLJOE said:
I wonder how it would be...

Dragonball Z Kai is not that good tho I didnt continue it after I've watched 12 episodes..

Still.. I hope this would be great remake

It's not a remake. It's a whole new series taking place after the Buu saga. What didn't you like about Dragon Ball Kai out of curiosity. Because it's literally Dragon Ball Z minus all the filler, unless you didn't like Z to begin with which would make sense.

@DrGeroCreation He was technically threatening Earth once they fucked up his wish. Freeza literally said once he was done on Namek he was going straight to Earth. You are right about the rest though.

May 14, 2015 9:24 AM by FullmetalCarrot

I wonder how it would be...

Dragonball Z Kai is not that good tho I didnt continue it after I've watched 12 episodes..

Still.. I hope this would be great remake

May 14, 2015 5:47 AM by DVLJOE

yay new and more dbz by toriyama

May 14, 2015 4:44 AM by markeus

Fantasee said:
SageShinigami said:
popularity does not equal quality.

I agree.

Honestly, I found DBZ to be -incredibly- monotonous.
It can be summed up like:
Frieza arc: "A new threat to destroy earth? And he's even a bigger threat than the Saiyans OMG"
Majinn Buu arc: "A new new new threat to destroy earth! And, you guessed it, he's stronger and therefore a larger threat than all 3 of the Saiyans, Freiza, and Cell!! :o"
Epic Fail ! In the Namek and Frieza sagas Frieza was not a threat to Earth. The Namek saga focused on getting the Dragon Balls to wish back the z fighters who died in the saiyan saga before Vegeta or Frieza got them and wished for immortality.

Majin Buu was a threat to the universe and other world not just earth.

You obviously don't know what you are talking about.

May 13, 2015 4:45 PM by DrGeroCreation

I looked around for 3 whole days making sure it was official when it was announced. I actually fell for it the first time when a new series was "confirmed" after Battle Of Gods.

Regardless to say I was ecstatic when it was confirmed official. Toriyama is also overseeing the series and has already given the plot so we won't have another GT (hopefully).

I'm also really happy we're getting it so soon and don't have to wait till 2017 or something.

May 13, 2015 2:37 PM by blubcreator

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