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0105 July 2015
Who Will the 100 Million Zenny
Peace Reward Go To...?!"Super" NewsSeries InfoEpisode List

Ahead of tomorrow’s Dragon Ball Super premiere, the series’ official website has posted “Cast Comments” from Masako Nozawa (Son Goku, et al.) and Ryō Horikawa (Vegeta). Read on for our English translations of said Q&A sessions!

These “Cast Comments” have been archived in our “Translations” section. Stay tuned for more!



The official Twitter account for Dragon Ball Super has started a daily countdown leading up to the series’ debut 05 July 2015. Today’s entry, with two days to go until the premiere, shares a link to a video of the “Complete Showcase Event” held earlier this week, where details of the upcoming TV series’ plot were divulged:

「ドラゴンボール超」放送開始の7月5日まであと2日!先日の完成披露試写会の様子をVジャンプWEBにて配信中!生配信を見逃した方はこちらで!(S)


There are 2 days left until Dragon Ball Super starts its broadcast on July 5th! We’re now streaming video of the other day’s complete showcase preview event on V-Jump WEB! If you missed the live webcast, check it out here! (S)

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Dragon Ball Super, which begins airing 05 July 2015 on Fuji TV, is the first all-new TV series for the franchise in 18 years. The story and characters will be developed by original manga author Akira Toriyama, will star veteran voice actress Masako Nozawa, and will be directed by Kimitoshi Chioka. The series will, “…follow the aftermath of Goku’s fierce battle with Majin Buu, as he attempts to maintain earth’s fragile peace.” A manga adaptation from “Toyotarō” will run each month in V-Jump beginning back in the August 2015 issue.



It was only just this week that the 2015 #31 issue of Weekly Shōnen Jump in Japan revealed the title of Dragon Ball Super Episode 1:

平和の報酬1億ゼニーは誰の手に!?
Heiwa no Hōshū Ichioku Zenī wa Dare no Te ni!?
Who Will the 100 Million Zenny Peace Reward Go To…?!

Courtesy of Twitter user ‏@si00859m, a snap from TV Pia reveals the title of Episode 2:

ベジータが家族旅行!?
Bejīta ga Kazoku Ryokō!?
Vegeta Goes on a Family Trip?!

While the title of the first episode lines up with material seen in the manga adaptation’s first chapter, the second episode’s title hints at all-new adventures.

UPDATE: A glimpse of what appears to be content from the upcoming issue of Weekly Shōnen Jump provides a standard, two-part episode title, and is likely the complete title:

約束のリゾートへ!ベジータが家族旅行!?
Yakusoku no Rizōto e! Bejīta ga Kazoku Ryokō!?
Onward to the Promised Resort! Vegeta Goes on a Family Trip?!

An episode synopsis is also provided:

サイヤ人の王子・ベジータの家族サービス!
ブルマ、トランクスと一緒にリゾート地へ旅行に出かけるベジータ!意外な家族サービスにブルマとトランクスは大満足!しかしベジータは、こうしている間も修業している悟空のことが気になり!?

今週の悟空
界王星で修業!
重力が10倍の界王星は修業するのにうってつけ!迷惑がる界王をよそに修業をはじめる悟空だが、その意外なトレーニング方法とは!?


The Prince of the Saiyans Vegeta’s Family Time!
Vegeta goes out with Bulma and Trunks to a resort area! Bulma and Trunks are very happy with this unexpected family time together! But even as he’s doing this, Vegeta is bothered that Goku is off training?!

Goku This Week
Training on Planet Kaiō!
Training under the 10 times gravity on Planet Kaiō is perfect! In spite of the nuisance to Kaiō, Goku starts his training, but what is his surprising training method?!

Dragon Ball Super, which begins airing 05 July 2015 on Fuji TV, is the first all-new TV series for the franchise in 18 years. The story and characters will be developed by original manga author Akira Toriyama, will star veteran voice actress Masako Nozawa, and will be directed by Kimitoshi Chioka. The series will, “…follow the aftermath of Goku’s fierce battle with Majin Buu, as he attempts to maintain earth’s fragile peace.” A manga adaptation from “Toyotarō” will run each month in V-Jump starting with this month’s August 2015 issue.



The official Twitter account for Dragon Ball Super has started a daily countdown leading up to the series’ debut 05 July 2015. Today’s entry, with three days to go until the premiere, shares a sigh of relief over wrapping up yesterday’s “Complete Showcase Event” while also apologizing to those that may be unable to catch the show right away:

「ドラゴンボール超」放送開始の7月5日まであと3日!昨日無事に完成披露試写会も終わり、着々と制作は進んでいます!放送開始日が異なる地域の皆さんには本当に申し訳ないのですが、楽しみに待っていてください!(S)


There are 3 days left until Dragon Ball Super starts its broadcast on July 5th! Yesterday, the preview event celebrating its completion ended without incident, and the production is moving right along! We’re truly sorry to all of you in areas with a different broadcast date, but please hang on and look forward to it! (S)

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Dragon Ball Super, which begins airing 05 July 2015 on Fuji TV, is the first all-new TV series for the franchise in 18 years. The story and characters will be developed by original manga author Akira Toriyama, will star veteran voice actress Masako Nozawa, and will be directed by Kimitoshi Chioka. The series will, “…follow the aftermath of Goku’s fierce battle with Majin Buu, as he attempts to maintain earth’s fragile peace.” A manga adaptation from “Toyotarō” will run each month in V-Jump starting with this month’s August 2015 issue.



The official Dragon Ball Z video games Facebook page has revealed that Europe will receive a black New (non-XL) Nintendo 3DS package containing faceplates, Extreme Butōden pre-installed, as well as a digital copy of Super Butōden 2.

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The package will be available 16 October 2015 (alongside the game’s standard release).

Pre-ordering the game will also grant players “early access” to six Z-Assist characters: young Son Goku, Garlic Jr., Super Vegetto, Metal Coola, baby Son Goku, and young Son Gohan. Super Butōden 2 is also included in standard pre-orders and will be a download of the Japanese version; a release outside of Japan likely explains the game’s new replacement music, originally composed by Kenji Yamamoto (under the moniker of “MONOLITH”).

Super Butōden 2, originally released in Japan for the Super Famicom in 1993, did see a limited European localization in 1994.

Only standard-sized (non-XL) models of the New Nintendo 3DS accept custom faceplates. North America currently only has the XL version of the New Nintendo 3DS.

The company also released an English-language promotional video for the game leading up to Japan Expo taking place this weekend:

Dragon Ball Z: Extreme Butōden launched in Japan 11 June 2015. First-press copies of the game come packed with bonus content, including a downloadable version of the Super Famicom game Dragon Ball Z: Super Butōden 2 (previously included as a part of the J-Legend Retsuden compilation game; albeit now with replacement music). Arc System Works developed the game for Bandai Namco. The developer previously worked on the Bukū… / Supersonic Warriors games on the Nintendo GameBoy Advance and DS.

The game will be available in Europe 16 October 2015, in North and Latin America 20 October 2015, and in Brazil 23 October 2015.



While the rest of the world has to wait until October, Japan has wrapped up its third week with Dragon Ball Z: Extreme Butōden on the Nintendo 3DS.

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According to the Media Create sales list for the reporting period of 22 June 2015 to 28 June 2015, the game pushed another 7,687 copies, coming in as the 13th-best selling game of the week. This brings the game up to 98,789 cumulative copies sold.

Dragon Ball Z: Extreme Butōden launched in Japan 11 June 2015. First-press copies of the game come packed with bonus content, including a downloadable version of the Super Famicom game Dragon Ball Z: Super Butōden 2 (previously included as a part of the J-Legend Retsuden compilation game; albeit now with replacement music). Arc System Works developed the game for Bandai Namco. The developer previously worked on the Bukū… / Supersonic Warriors games on the Nintendo GameBoy Advance and DS.

Dragon Ball Z: Extreme Butōden is currently available for order from CDJapan. The Nintendo 3DS / New Nintendo 3DS are region-locked; a Japanese system is required for the game to play.



The official Twitter account for Dragon Ball Super has started a daily countdown leading up to the series’ debut 05 July 2015. Today’s entry, with four days to go until the premiere, shares a few photos of ads from today’s Yomiuri Shimbun as well as billboards in Shibuya and Shinjuku:

「ドラゴンボール超」放送開始の7月5日まであと4日!今日の読売新聞に悟空が!そして渋谷駅と新宿駅にドラゴンボール超の広告が!だんだん盛り上がってきましたね!(S)


There are 4 days left until Dragon Ball Super starts its broadcast on July 5th! Goku’s in today’s Yomiuri Shimbun! And there are Dragon Ball Super ads at Shibuya and Shinjuku Stations! The excitement is really starting to build now! (S)

Dragon Ball Super, which begins airing 05 July 2015 on Fuji TV, is the first all-new TV series for the franchise in 18 years. The story and characters will be developed by original manga author Akira Toriyama, will star veteran voice actress Masako Nozawa, and will be directed by Kimitoshi Chioka. The series will, “…follow the aftermath of Goku’s fierce battle with Majin Buu, as he attempts to maintain earth’s fragile peace.” A manga adaptation from “Toyotarō” will run each month in V-Jump starting with this month’s August 2015 issue.



The V-Jump Channel recently hosted a “Dragon Ball Super Complete Showcase Event” on 01 July 2015 at 1:00PM in Tokyo to promote the upcoming debut of the Dragon Ball Super TV series.

The event was streamed live on Yahoo’s GYAO! website and featured guest appearances from Masako Nozawa (Son Goku), rock band Good Morning America, with the band’s bass player Tanashin in complete Golden Freeza cosplay, and Mandō Kobayashi host Kendō Kobayashi dressed as Yajirobe. Kazuya Yoshii, who is providing the opening theme “Chōzetsu ☆ Dynamic!” for Dragon Ball Super, did make a brief appearance onscreen via a prerecorded message.

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Following brief introductions from producer Atsushi Kido, a message from Akira Toriyama was displayed onscreen. The latter portion of his message has been previously published in V-Jump and was recently added to the series’ official website. However, it is the former portion of his comments that are much more intriguing, as they reveal the series’ overall plot! (Be warned, there are heavy spoilers beyond this point!)


“Dragon Ball Super” is a complete continuation of the Majin Buu story arc. It’s got a bit of post-battle aftermath, continues with the “Battle of Gods” arc where the God of Destruction Beerus appears and the “Revival of ‘F'” arc where Freeza comes back to life, and then, I’ve written a strange new story where they finally depart from this universe. They’re fighting against their neighbors, Universe 6! They’ll yell at me if I give away too many spoilers, so I’ll keep the rest a secret, but they’re chasing after giant Super Dragon Balls; I think things will unfold in a bright and simple way, that will be really fun and exciting!

Since it’s another universe, loads of new characters will turn up. I’ll do my best to draw the tons of character designs necessary, so I’m looking forward to this too.

You know, it suddenly occurs to me that somewhere along the line the Dragon Ball anime has become quite a huge story. Since I’m the guy who drew the thing, it’s a bit weird for me to say this, but when I first started out I never dreamed it would have a universe as a setting (laughs). Don’t worry though, it’s still going to be the same sort of easy-to-understand content as always. Please be sure to watch Dragon Ball Super on TV!

It was recently reveled in this week’s issue of Weekly Shōnen Jump that the series will begin six months after Majin Buu’s defeat, placing it in November of Age 774 in the series’ established timeline. From there the series is now set to catch up to the events of Battle of Gods and Revival of “F”, with each being a “retelling” of their respective events, before going on to an all-new inter-universe storyline. This new storyline will feature a new set of “Super” Dragon Balls, feature all-new characters, and much more! It is not clear at the moment just how this new storyline will, if it does at all, tie-in with the events seen 10 years later at the end of the manga in chapters 517, 518, and 519, but it is certainly nice to now have a better idea of the series’ general overall plot and how certain events will tie into the story.

Dragon Ball Super, which begins airing 05 July 2015 on Fuji TV, is the first all-new TV series for the franchise in 18 years. The story and characters will be developed by original manga author Akira Toriyama, will star veteran voice actress Masako Nozawa, and will be directed by Kimitoshi Chioka. The series will, “…follow the aftermath of Goku’s fierce battle with Majin Buu, as he attempts to maintain earth’s fragile peace.” A manga adaptation from “Toyotarō” will run each month in V-Jump starting with this month’s August 2015 issue.

UPDATE: Akira Toriyama’s comment on the official Dragon Ball Super website has been updated.



The official Twitter account for Dragon Ball Super has started a daily countdown leading up to the series’ debut 05 July 2015. Today’s entry, with five days to go until the premiere, teases the “Super Start Guide” coming from Shueisha and V-Jump this weekend:

「ドラゴンボール超」放送開始の7月5日まであと5日!Vジャンプ特別編集「ドラゴンボール超 超スタートガイド」が7月3日発売!アニメが始まる前に要チェックですよー! (S)


5 days left until “Dragon Ball Super” starts its broadcast on July 5th! The V-Jump special edition “Dragon Ball Super: Super Start Guide” goes on sale July 3rd! Gotta check it out before the anime begins! (S)

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The “Super Start Guide” for Dragon Ball Super will contain information on the “mysterious characters” (one of whom we know is “Champa”), will include a “super comment” from Akira Toriyama, as well as more information about the series’ production. The guide will also come packed with a Super Saiyan God Super Saiyan (SSGSS) Son Goku card (GDPJ-06) for the arcade version of Dragon Ball Heroes.

The V-Jump Special Edition: TV Animation “Dragon Ball Super” Super Start Guide will hit magazine stands in Japan 03 July 2015 for ¥750. Copies are available to pre-order from CDJapan and Amazon Japan.

Dragon Ball Super, which begins airing 05 July 2015 on Fuji TV, is the first all-new TV series for the franchise in 18 years. The story and characters will be developed by original manga author Akira Toriyama, will star veteran voice actress Masako Nozawa, and will be directed by Kimitoshi Chioka. The series will, “…follow the aftermath of Goku’s fierce battle with Majin Buu, as he attempts to maintain earth’s fragile peace.” A manga adaptation from “Toyotarō” will run each month in V-Jump starting with this month’s August 2015 issue.



29
Jun
2015
VegettoEX5:34 PM EDTPodcast

We are less than a week away from Dragon Ball Super…! Even with the various new productions over the last decade, nothing comes close to fandom’s excitement over this new TV series. Whereas with a movie we know everything about it within an hour or two of watching it, with a TV series it’s a week-to-week guessing game. What will happen next?! This is our last episode before the new series begins, and our hype cannot possibly be contained!

SHOW DESCRIPTION:
Episode #0383! VegettoEX and Hujio discuss “Dragon Ball Super” as we sit less than a week out from its debut. Where in the timeline will it take place, and how will this new story affect the other recent productions? Will “Battle of Gods” still “happen” in the overall story? Tons of news and thoughts from you wrap up the show!

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