Dragon Ball Super Main Visual Reveals 2 New Characters
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The official website for Dragon Ball Super, the first new Dragon Ball television anime series in 18 years, revealed a main visual for the series on Monday.
The image shows both Whis and Beerus from the Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods and Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection 'F' films, but also features two new yet-unnamed characters who resemble them.
The website also revealed the show's character designs and confirmed the returning cast:
- Masako Nozawa as Son Goku
- Masako Nozawa as Son Gohan
- Masako Nozawa as Son Goten
- Ryo Horikawa as Vegeta
- Hiromi Tsuru as Bulma
- Takeshi Kusao as Trunks
- Mayumi Tanaka as Krillin
- Masaharu Satou as Kame-Sen'nin
- Toshio Furukawa as Piccolo
- Naoko Watanabe as Chi-Chi
- Yuko Minaguchi as Videl
- Unshou Ishizuka as Mr. Satan
- Kōzō Shioya as Majin Buu
- Kouichi Yamadera as God of Destruction Beerus
- Masakazu Morita as Whis
Additionally Jouji Yanami will return as the narrator.
Toei Animation also aired a commercial for the new show on Sunday.
Dragon Ball Super will premiere on July 5 on Fuji TV and other channels, and it will run 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.
Akira 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.
Kazuya Yoshii performs the opening theme "Chōzetsu☆Dynamic" (Excellent Dynamic) and rock band Good Morning America performs the ending theme "Hello Hello Hello."
Toyotarō will draw the show's manga adaptation in Shueisha's V Jump magazine.
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.