Dragon Ball Super TV Anime Debuts on July 5
posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
This year's 28th issue of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine is revealing on Monday that the Dragon Ball Super television anime will premiere in Japan on July 5. The broadcast of the Dragon Ball Kai series will end before then.
The issue is also revealing that the new series will have a collaboration with the "treasure hunt" event for the the larger "Odaiba Yume Tairiku ~Dream Mega Natsu Matsuri~" (Odaiba Dream Continent ~Dream Mega Summer Festival~) event on Tokyo's artificial island of Odaiba. The festival will be held from July 18-August 31.
Dragon Ball Super will premiere on Fuji TV and other channels on Sundays at 9:00 a.m. This will be the first new Dragon Ball television series since Dragon Ball GT, which aired from 1996 to 1997. The story of the anime is set a few years after the defeat of Majin Buu, when the Earth has become peaceful once again.
Toriyama is credited as the original creator, as well as for "original story & character concepts." Toei Animation's Kimitoshi Chioka (Hakaba Kitarō, Kamisama Kazoku) is the series director, and Naoko Sagawa (Yomiko Advertising, Inc.) and Atsushi Kido (Toei Animation) join Osamu Nozaki as producers. Kido entered Toei just as the company was animating the Dragon Ball Z anime's Frieza arc. Masako Nozawa, the voice of Goku, Gohan, and Goten, is returning for the series.
A new film taking place after the Majin Buu Saga, Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection 'F', premiered in Japan in April. The film will eventually screen in 74 countries worldwide. Funimation hosted the North American premiere of the film on April 11 in Los Angeles. The company plans to release the film in more theaters with an English dub this summer.