Dragon Ball Super Anime's Story Details Unveiled
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
The August issue of Shueisha's V-Jump magazine is announcing new details about the upcoming Dragon Ball Super television anime series on Saturday.
Dragon Ball Super's story will take place shortly after the decisive battle with Majin Buu, and will contain plot elements that tie it to the recent Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection 'F' film. The characters Beerus and Whis will return from the Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods and Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection 'F' films as regular characters in the series.
The magazine also contains a preview of the first episode's story:
After defeating Majin Buu, life is peaceful once again. Ordered by Chi-chi to earn money, Goku works even as he wants to train even more. Meanwhile, Goten, about to become a brother-in-law to Videl, sets out on a journey with Trunks to find her a present.
The show's official website unveiled the main visual for the series on Monday, which features Beerus and Whis, as well as two new yet-unnamed characters who resemble them.
The official 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
- Kozo 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 is drawing 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.
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