News Dragon Ball Super Anime's Universe Survival Saga Teased in Promo Video
posted on 2016-12-20 08:26 EST by Egan Loo
The official website for the Dragon Ball Super television anime posted the preview promotional video for the anime's new arc, the "Universe Survival Saga," on Tuesday. The video, which debuted at the Jump Festa event this past weekend, introduces the previous sagas, before setting up the premise of the new one debuting February 5.
The website also reported on Saturday that Kiyoshi Hikawa is performing the new opening theme song as his first anime tie-in song. Yukinojo Mori wrote the lyrics for the rock number "Genkai Toppa x Survivor" (Limit Breakthrough x Survivor), and Takafumi Iwasaki composed the music.
The visual for the arc shows Goku, Vegeta, Gohan, Krillin, Android 17, Android 18, Piccolo, Tenshinhan, Master Roshi, and Majin Buu as Universe 7's most powerful team.
The site describes the arc's story:
According to an invitation that Goku gets, Zen-Oh is starting a martial arts tournament between all the universes called "Chikara no Taikai" (Tournament of Power). But it is the beginning of universal destruction. Something awaits the winners and losers of this tournament. What will become of this fierce team battle between each universe's elite warriors?
The FunimationNow, Crunchyroll, Daisuki, and AnimeLab streaming platforms are all simulcasting the series with English subtitles.
Dragon Ball Super premiered in Japan in July 2015 on Fuji TV and other channels. Funimation's English dub of the anime will premiere on Adult Swim's Toonami block on January 7. The English dub cast includes:
- Sean Schemmel as Goku
- Christopher R. Sabat as Vegeta
- Jason Douglas as Beerus
- Ian Sinclair as Whis
- Sonny Strait as Krillin
- Kyle Hebert as Gohan
- Monica Rial as Bulma
- Christopher R. Sabat as Piccolo
- Alexis Tipton as Trunks
- Doc Morgan as Narrator
- Kara Edwards as Goten
- Cynthia Cranz as Chi-Chi
- Meredith McCoy as Android 18
- Chris Rager as Mr. Satan
- Josh Martin as Buu
- Sean Schemmel as King Kai
- Christopher R. Sabat as Shenron
- Kara Edwards as Videl
- Christopher R. Sabat as Yamcha
- John Burgmeier as Tien
- Chris Cason as Shou
- Mike McFarland as Roshi
- Brina Palencia as Puar
- Chuck Huber as Pilaf
- Kyle Hebert as Ox-King
- Brad Jackson as Oolong
- Tia Ballard as Marron
- Kent Williams as Kibito Kai
- Kent Williams as Elder Kai
- Justin Cook as Dende
- Brina Palencia as Chiaotzu
- Colleen Clinkenbeard as Mai
Toonami Asia will premiere the series in Southeast Asia and India on January 21 with a different English dub produced by Bang Zoom! Entertainment. Toei Animation announced in October that the anime will begin airing in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa between fall and winter.