Dragon Ball Super Anime Starts 'Future Trunks Arc' In June
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The official website of the Dragon Ball Super television anime series revealed on Monday that the series will begin a "Future Trunks Arc" on June 12. Original creator Akira Toriyama is plotting the story and designing the new characters for the arc, including Future Trunks' design (below).
The new arc follows the conclusion of the "God of Destruction Champa" arc. After the end of the fight between universes six and seven, Goku and friends encounter Future Trunks once more. The website asks, "Why has Future Trunks returned to the present again after defeating Cell and attaining peace?" and "Who will be the future's new enemy?"
Toriyama teased in a comment that the new enemy will be called "Goku Black." He also teased that the arc will involve both the Gods of Destruction and the Supreme Kai.
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.
Voice actress Mami Koyama's official website revealed last month that she will play the Dr. Slump character Arale in the Dragon Ball Super episode airing on Fuji TV on May 15.
Toonami Asia announced in November that it will show the "English-language world premiere" of Dragon Ball Super in Southeast Asia and India in mid-2016.
Source: Mainichi Shimbun's Mantan Web