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Dragon Ball Super's 'God of Destruction Champa' Arc Begins January 24

posted on 2015-12-18 13:05 EST by Karen Ressler
Universe 6, Universe 7 face off in story planned by Akira Toriyama

The February 2016 issue of Shueisha's V Jump magazine announced on Saturday that the "God of Destruction Champa" arc of Dragon Ball Super will begin on January 24, 2016. Original creator Akira Toriyama is plotting the story and is designing the new characters. The magazine and the official website revealed a new key visual:

The official website teases a fighting match between universes six and seven. It asks, "What kind of existence is Universe 6?" and, "What are Super Dragon Balls?"

Dragon Ball Super premiered in Japan on July 5 on Fuji TV and other channels. The series is the first new Dragon Ball television series since Dragon Ball GT, which aired from 1996 to 1997.

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.

Toonami Asia announced last month that it will show the "English-language world premiere" in Southeast Asia and India in mid-2016.


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