News Toei Previews Dragon Ball Super Anime's 'Future Trunks Arc' in New Video
posted on 2016-06-10 06:30 EDT by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Toei Animation began streaming a promotional video on Friday for the "Future Trunks Arc" of the Dragon Ball Super anime series. The arc will start in the 47th episode on June 12.
Toei Animation previously streamed a shorter preview video for the 47th episode on Monday. The episode is titled "SOS From the Future! A New Black Enemy Reveals Himself!" The episode's plot will start in the future when Earth is free from the Androids' domination. A man named "Black" suddenly appears, and Trunks tries to defend himself. He is no match, even in his Super Saiyan form. Bulma is resolved to make a time machine and ask for help from Goku and Vegeta from the past, but after half a year, she only accumulated enough fuel for the time machine to make a one-way trip. Then, Black appears again before Bulma and Trunks.
Original creator Akira Toriyama is plotting the story and designing the new characters for the arc, including Future Trunks' design. 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 anime's official 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 previously 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 in July 2015 on Fuji TV and other channels. 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.