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Published by VegettoEX
24 February 2017, 11:55 AM EST1 Comment

Since last updating with several Universe 9 and 11 characters, the official Dragon Ball Super website has unveiled several more characters and their respective voice actors, as has the actual television broadcast of the series.

Universe 2 God of Destruction Xeres (ヘレス heresu) is played by Masumi Asano. Asano previously played Cocoa in the Great Saiyaman two-parter prior to this arc in Dragon Ball Super, as well as the “Elite-Type” Artificial Human Avatar in the Dragon Ball Heroes arcade game.

Universe 9’s Lavenda (ラベンダ rabenda), the third member of the “Trio de Dangers” (the group’s name having been adjusted since an early preview listed them as the “Trio za Dangers”), is played by series veteran Takeshi Kusao, perhaps most well-known as the voice of both the future and present-day versions of Trunks. Lavenda began his battle against Son Gohan in episode 79 of Dragon Ball Super.

Universe 11 competitor Toppo (トッポ toppo), leader of the “Pride Trooper” team, is played by Kenji Nomura. Toppo appeared in a cloak to block a stray blast alongside his Kaiōshin Kai, God of Destruction Vermoud, and accompanying angel in Dragon Ball Super episode 79.

The “Universe Survival arc” began 05 February 2017 with the seventy-seventh episode of the television series. The Dragon Ball Super television series airs Sunday mornings at 9:00 a.m. on Fuji TV in Japan. The series is available for free and premium viewing on licensed sites such as Crunchyroll, Daisuki, and AnimeLab. New episodes are added — in their original Japanese language with accompanying English subtitles — the same day as their Japanese broadcast.

Published by VegettoEX
24 February 2017, 8:18 AM ESTComment

Continuing onward from the previous eighteen chapters, Viz has added their English translation of the Dragon Ball Super manga’s ninteenth chapter to their website, continuing the “Future Trunks arc” of the manga.

The respective page in our “Manga Guide” has been updated with this release information.

The Dragon Ball Super “comicalization” began in June 2015 as a promotional tie-in for the television series. The manga runs monthly in Shueisha’s V-Jump magazine, with the series’ twenty-first chapter published this week in the magazine’s April 2017 issue. Illustrated by “Toyotarō” (in all likelihood, a second pen-name used by Dragon Ball AF fan manga author and illustrator “Toyble”), the Dragon Ball Super manga covered the Battle of Gods re-telling, skipped the Resurrection ‘F’ re-telling, and “charged ahead” to the Champa arc to act as further promotion for the television series. Viz is currently releasing free digital chapters of the series, and will release their own collected print edition beginning in May 2017.

The Dragon Ball Super television series now receives weekly simulcast streams on services such as Crunchyroll and Daisuki. FUNimation has also announced their American distribution license for the series, with the English dub beginning last month on Cartoon Network.

Published by VegettoEX
22 February 2017, 9:36 AM EST1 Comment

FUNimation’s online shop has updated with listings for “Part Two” of their Dragon Ball Z Kai: The Final Chapters home video release, hitting DVD and Blu-ray this May.

As Goku and Vegeta land blow after blow in their brutal duel, an enormous amount of energy is transferred to Majin Buu. And despite Gohan’s valiant efforts, the monster reaches full power faster than anyone could have predicted. With the ancient evil awakened and free to wreak havoc across the planet, the Z Fighters must give everything they’ve got to put Buu back to bed for good.

“The Final Chapters: Part Two” hits store shelves 23 May 2017 for $49.98 MSRP on DVD and $54.98 MSRP on Blu-ray. The three-disc set will cover episodes 122-144 of the Boo arc’s international cut (as opposed to the further-condensed Japanese television broadcast from 2014). On-disc extras will include a commentary track for episode 131, as well as creditless versions of the opening and ending themes.

“The Final Chapters: Part One” hits store shelves 25 April 2017 and will cover episodes 99-121. On-disc extras will include a commentary track for episode 112, as well as creditless versions of the opening and ending themes.

FUNimation’s English dub for the Boo arc of Dragon Ball Kai debuted on Cartoon Network last month. The home release will contain the original Japanese language track (with accompanying English subtitle translations) as well as FUNimation’s English dub. The Boo arc will be presented on home video in a cropped 16:9 widescreen format; unlike the initial arcs of the series that were remastered by Q-TEC and presented in its original 4:3 aspect ratio, Toei opted for an internal remaster for the Boo arc that has been cropped to widescreen from the start.

Published by VegettoEX
22 February 2017, 9:10 AM ESTComment

Bandai Namco has fully detailed the second paid downloadable content pack coming to Dragon Ball XENOVERSE 2 this month, along with an accompanying free update for all players that will add new costume options for custom characters.

Time patrollers,

The question you have been asking since the DLC 2 announcement is going to be finally answered: Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 second DLC will be released on February 28th, and the free update will be available the day before, on February 27th.

If you want a quick reminder of the DLC 2 content, here you go:

  • Two new playable character: Champa and Vados
  • New story content: The history has been altered! The God of Destruction Champa approaches Conton City!
  • Additional stage: Unnamed Planet
  • 8 new attacks
  • Three new costumes
  • Five new Super Souls
  • One new vehicle: Space Pod
  • New emotes

And we can now get into more details on the Free Update content that will be available for everyone on February 27th:

New costumes: Zangya, Bido, Android 15 and Metal Cooler

Two new expert missions: Broly and Janemba

New attacks: Focus Flash, Jumping Energy Wave, Menacing Flare, Tail Slice, Wild Hunt

New Tenkaichi reward: the Tenkaichi Tournament Jersey and new rules

New rules for the Tenkaichi Tournament, such the “Character” Tenkaichi, where all players will have to play the same character, or the “Group” Tenkaichi, where all players can only choose characters from a specific group, such as a “GT Cup”.

Additionally, several attacks and skills in the game will receive balance tweaks:

Kaioken Assault

  • The amount of Ki required to deal attacks during Kaioken Assault is decreased from 500 to 200.
  • The total damage is also decreased.
  • After opponent uses Z Vanish during Kaioken Assault attacks, player will be able to recover from the immobile state more quickly.

Ki Explosion

  • The amount of Ki required to release Ki Explosion is decreased from 200 to 100.
  • The amount of damage is increased.
  • The time allowed for consecutive Ki Explosions is shortened.
  • After releasing a button, player will be able to recover from the immobile state more quickly.

x10 Kamehameha

  • The amount of Ki required to release x10 Kamehameha is increased from 100 to 200.
  • The amount of damage is increased.
  • The attack detection time is shortened for the situation where player unleashes the skill by short button press.

Cross Arm Dive

  • Player will become Invincible right after the skill is used.
  • Player can move the character forward, backward, to the right and left by moving the left stick during jump.
  • Also player can move the character by moving the left stick more quickly while falling to the ground.

Dodon Ray

  • After unleashing Dodon Ray, player will be able to recover from the immobile state more quickly.

Mighty Explosive Wave

  • The amount of damage is increased.

Crazy Finger Shot

  • The amount of damage is gradually increased by consecutively releasing Crazy Finger Shots.

Burning Attack

  • Opponent is able to guard in less time after being hit. Instead, when opponent gets hit by the skill consecutively, he/she will be blown away.
  • Burning Attack will vaguely follow the opponent.

Go-Go Gum

  • The time the skill binds opponent is shortened.

Rolling Hercule Punch

  • Increased the number of additional roll from 1 to 2. The range of hit detection is enlarged.
  • The amount of damage is increased.
  • Player character will not wince if being attacked just before throwing a punch.

Punisher Drive

  • Player can guard the last attack.

Gigantic Meteor

  • The hit detection time is shortened.

Hell Flash

  • The amount of damage is increased.

Purification

  • The amount of Stamina automatically consumed during Purification is decreased.
  • The immobile period is shorter after unleashing the Kick Hit (Circle button).
  • Also, opponent will not be able to guard for a longer time.
  • Player will be able to change direction more quickly when dashing.

Absolute Zero

  • Hit detection time is shortened.
  • The immobile period will apply when unleashing this skill in any situations now.
  • The frozen period of opponent is shortened.

God of Destruction’s Anger

  • The amount of Ki consumed is increased from 100 to 200.
  • Also, player cannot unleash this skill right after normal attacks.

Thunder Eraser

  • Opponent can use Z Vanish more quickly after being hit by this skill.

Dragon Burn

  • Opponent can use Z Vanish more quickly after being hit by this skill.

Fake Blast

  • Opponent can use Z Vanish more quickly after being hit by this skill.

Shockwave

  • Opponent can use Z Vanish more quickly after being hit by this skill while guarding.

Ki Blast Cannon

  • Opponent can use Z Vanish more quickly after being hit by this skill while being blown away.

Dragon Fist

  • Opponent can avoid this skill by Z Vanish.

The first paid downloadable content pack was released 20 December 2016. Downloadable content packs are included in the cost of the game’s season pass, which is available for $29.99 and will cover four total content packs.

Dragon Ball XENOVERSE 2 is currently available worldwide for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. In North America, the game launched for consoles 25 October 2016 with a PC release following 28 October 2016. In Europe, the game launched across all platforms 28 October 2016. In Japan, the game exclusively launched on the PlayStation 4 console 02 November 2016. The game was also recently announced for the Nintendo Switch.

Published by VegettoEX
20 February 2017, 1:26 PM ESTComment

This week’s podcast is another two-fold sort of news and topic episode: first up we review the twelve God of Destruction names (spellings, likely pun sources, etc.) before turning our attention to the various digital manga platforms in the English-speaking world and the disparate levels of image quality among them all. We have something for everyone, so tune in for some Dragon Ball discussion goodness!

SHOW DESCRIPTION:
Episode #0422! Mike and Julian dissect the names of all twelve God of Destruction characters revealed for the “Dragon Ball Super” TV series’ “Universe Survival arc”. Each appears to be alcohol-based, so what are the best spelling adaptations in our alphabet? Marc then joins to discuss digital manga storefronts and the varying degrees of image quality out there. One might think the actual publisher is the best source, but are there better options out there?

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Published by VegettoEX
17 February 2017, 2:36 PM ESTComment

Next week’s forthcoming April 2017 issue of Shueisha’s V-Jump magazine in Japan is set to reveal the remaining names of all twelve God of Destruction characters from the Dragon Ball Super series, expanding on a concept that began in 2013’s theatrical film Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods and has continued into the new television series’ “Universe Survival arc”. Character designs have been handled both by original author Akira Toriyama as well as Toyotarō, illustrator for the Dragon Ball Super “comicalization” that also runs monthly in V-Jump.

Universe 1: Ivan/Iwen (イワン iwan)
Designed by: Toyotarō

Presumed name pun: “wine”, adapting its Japanese spelling of ワイン into イワン by rearranging syllables.

Universe 2: Xerez/Helles (ヘレス heresu)
Designed by: Akira Toriyama and Toyotarō

Presumed name pun: either “sherry” (fortified wine from Jerez, Spain) or “Helles” (a German pale lager); both “Jerez” and “Helles” are spelled in Japanese as ヘレス.

Universe 3: Mosco (モスコ mosuko)
Designed by: Toyotarō

Presumed name pun: “Moscow mule”, a cocktail of Vodka, ginger beer and lime juice, spelled in Japanese as モスコ・ミュール.

Universe 4: Quitela (キテラ kitera)
Designed by: Akira Toriyama

Presumed name pun: “tequila”, spelled in Japanese as テキーラ; the character’s name is formed by rearranging syllables while dropping the elongated syllable.

Universe 5: Arak (アラク araku)
Designed by: Toyotarō

Presumed name pun: “Arak”, a distilled beverage from the Middle East, spelled in Japanese both as アラク or アラック.

Universe 6: Champa (シャンパ shanpa)
Designed by: Akira Toriyama

Presumed name pun: “champagne”, spelled in Japanese as シャンパン; the character’s name drops the final ン (n) syllable.

Universe 7: Beerus (ビルス birusu)
Designed by: Akira Toriyama

Confirmed name pun: “beer” (originally “virus”).

Universe 8: Liquir (リキール rikīru)
Designed by: Toyotarō

Presumed name pun: “liqueur”, spelled in Japanese as リキュール; the character’s name drops a syllable modification.

Universe 9: Sidra (シドラ shidora)
Designed by: Akira Toriyama

Presumed name pun: “sidra”, the Spanish version of “cider”, spelled in Japanese as シドラ.

Universe 10: Rumoosh (ラムーシ ramūshi)
Designed by: Toyotarō

Presumed name pun: “rum”, typically spelled in Japanese as ラム酒 (ramu shu).

Universe 11: Vermoud (ベルモッド berumoddo)
Designed by: Akira Toriyama and Toyotarō

Presumed name pun: “vermouth”, spelled in Japanese as ベルモット; the character’s name changes the final ト (to) sound into a ド (do) sound.

Universe 12: Geen/Gene (ジーン jīn)
Designed by: Toyotarō

Presumed name pun: “gin”, spelled in Japanese as ジン; the character’s name elongates the first syllable.

Beerus debuted in the 2013 theatrical film Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods, while his brother Champa debuted ahead of the release of the Dragon Ball Super television series (playing a major role during the series’ third arc). Sidra was named last week on the series’ official website.

The April 2017 issue of V-Jump will hit shelves 21 February 2017 for ¥550 and is available for pre-order via Amazon Japan and CDJapan.

The “Universe Survival arc” began 05 February 2017 with the seventy-seventh episode of the television series. The Dragon Ball Super television series airs Sunday mornings at 9:00 a.m. on Fuji TV in Japan. The series is available for free and premium viewing on licensed sites such as Crunchyroll, Daisuki, and AnimeLab. New episodes are added — in their original Japanese language with accompanying English subtitles — the same day as their Japanese broadcast. FUNimation has also announced their American distribution license for the series, with the English dub beginning last month on Cartoon Network.

Published by VegettoEX
16 February 2017, 5:54 PM ESTComment

Following up on several previous “raid” encounters, Bandai Namco has announced a new battle with #17 running in Dragon Ball XENOVERSE 2 this weekend, with Super 17’s outfit as one possible reward:

Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 – Android 17 Raid Event

Dr. Gero’s 17th creation is heading towards Conton City this weekend! Battle it out with Android 17. Here are the Raid Event details:

When:
February 18th starting at 10am PST

Rewards:

  • Participation Reward: Hercule Badge Common
  • 5000 Damage Done: Nickname – “Red Ribbon Army”
  • 5,000 Damage Done: Set of Super Android 17 Costume and Nickname – “Delightful”
  • 30,000 Damage Done: Super Soul “Now it’s my turn!”
  • 50,000 Damage Done: 50 TP Medals

GOOD LUCK Time Patrollers!

Dragon Ball XENOVERSE 2 is currently available worldwide for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. In North America, the game launched for consoles 25 October 2016 with a PC release following 28 October 2016. In Europe, the game launched across all platforms 28 October 2016. In Japan, the game exclusively launched on the PlayStation 4 console 02 November 2016. The game was also recently announced for the Nintendo Switch.

A second paid downloadable content pack for Dragon Ball XENOVERSE 2 is still due sometime in February 2017; the company has stated that a release date for the pack will be announced next week. The first paid downloadable content pack was released 20 December 2016. Downloadable content packs are included in the cost of the game’s season pass, which is available for $29.99 and will cover four total content packs.

Published by VegettoEX
13 February 2017, 9:09 PM ESTComment

Jumping from its initial launch version all the way up to match the current Japanese release at version 2.2.0, the North American release of Dragon Ball Fusions on the Nintendo 3DS received its long-awaited patch today adding new modes, characters, techniques, and more. The free update is available on the Nintendo 3DS eShop, and requires 444 free blocks of space on the system’s storage media.

Ver. 2.2.0 added the following features:

– New characters
– New clothes
– New Special Moves
– “Ziku-kan Radar” at the StreetPass facility
– “Connect with people far away” at the connection facility
– “Ziku-kan Quest” at the connection facility

New Characters:

– Trunks (Super)
– Goku Black
– Super Saiyan Rosé Goku Black

New Characters:

– Super Saiyan Trunks (Super)
– SSGSS Vegito
– Zamas
– Fused Zamas

New Clothes:

– Super Saiyan Trunks’s (Super) Clothes
– Goku Black’s Clothes
– Zamas’s Clothes
– Fused Zamas’s Clothes

New Special Moves:

– Black Kamehameha

New Special Moves:

– Light Sword
– Final Kamehameha
– Divine Wrath

“Ziku-kan Radar”
Detect real-world Wi-Fi networks to enter special zones where you can play. Try it in various places.

“Connect with people far away”
Use the internet to connect with people far away from you. You can also post your stats to earn rewards.

Ziku-kan Quests:
Play special quests.

The following was updated in version 2.2.0:
– The progression speed of the Saiyan, Alien, and Namekian timelines has increased.
– Activation of the skill “First Striker” is now based on chance.
The Power Level required to complete the “Photo Fusions” training has been lowered.

The Ki Orb cost of the following Special Moves has increased:
– Galactic Donuts (incl. variations)
– Mach Move

The chance for the following Special Moves to apply status effects has been lowered:
– Turtle Style Last Resort (incl. variations)
– Present Bomb (incl. variations)
– Lullaby Punch (incl. variations) & Paralysis
– Ah, Lord Frieza/Beerus! (incl. variations)
– Galactic Donuts (incl. variations)

All three of the Space/Time Vortex Quest missions are available immediately (albeit with seemingly-incorrect end dates in January 2017). Likewise, the seven new playable characters are also immediately available in the player’s roster of allies.

Matching Viz’s release of the Dragon Ball Super manga, and in opposition to the official simulcast stream translations, Bandai Namco has opted for a name spelling of “Zamas” (dropping the trailing “-u”).

The update does not change the visual appearance of certain weapons which were changed from their original sword design in the Japanese version of the game.

The European version of the game — set for launch next week on 17 February 2017will receive a free “Day One Patch” also bringing the game up-to-date with its international peers.

Dragon Ball Fusions, developed by Ganbarion for Bandai Namco, is the latest Dragon Ball franchise portable video game and is exclusively available on the Nintendo 3DS. The game has sold upward of 170,000 copies thus far in Japan and has received three free updates. The game was released in America 22 November 2016 and is set for a release in Europe 17 February 2017.

Read our full review, or check our Episode #0415 of our podcast for more discussion regarding the game.

Published by VegettoEX
13 February 2017, 12:03 PM EST1 Comment

On this episode of the podcast, after catching up with a couple weeks worth of news, we dive in to two smaller topics: (1) a check-in on the translation quality for Dragon Ball Super‘s anime simulcast and digital manga release, and then (2) an analysis of the new visual direction and color scheme on display in the “Universe Survival arc” of the anime.

SHOW DESCRIPTION:
Episode #0421! Mike and Jake check in on the translations for both the “Dragon Ball Super” anime simulcast and the Viz digital manga publication. With each version moving along at their own pace, how do the translation styles stack up against each other, and have there been any noticeable errors? Ajay later joins to discuss the new visual direction for the “Universe Survival arc” of the “Dragon Ball Super” anime with its saturated colors and new line art techniques.

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Our podcast feed is available via iTunes and/or Google Play Music. You can also listen to this episode by directly downloading the MP3, or you can listen on YouTube and/or SoundCloud.

Published by VegettoEX
10 February 2017, 3:16 PM ESTComment

The American branch of Bandai Namco has confirmed the promised free update for Dragon Ball Fusions on the Nintendo 3DS set to hit 13 February 2017. The update will roughly bring the game in line with the Japanese version, whose 2.1.0 and 2.2.0 updates brought additional functionality (such as online battles) and new characters (specifically those from the “Future Trunks arc” of Dragon Ball Super).

FREE DRAGON BALL FUSIONS DOWNLOADABLE UPDATE

Hello Fusions Fans!

A free DRAGON BALL Fusions downloadable update will be released on February 13, 2017 that will implement online battles, an online special moves trading function, new characters, new fusion possibilities, and more.

Here are more EXCITING details:

New Characters:

  • Future Trunks
  • Goku Black
  • Super Saiyan Rosé Goku Black
  • Super Saiyan Trunks
  • SSGSS Vegito
  • Zamasu
  • Fused Zamasu

New Clothing (Purchase-able at Clothing Shop by paying Energies)

  • Future Trunks Clothes
  • Goku Black’s Clothes
  • Zamasu’s Clothes(After recruiting Fused Zamasu)
  • Fused Zamasu’s Clothes(After recruiting Zamasu)

New Titles

  • Unyielding Spirit
  • Savior
  • Conqueror of Gods

Special Moves (via Special Move Machine)

  • Black Kamehameha
  • Light Sword
  • Divine Wrath
  • Final Kamehameha

The European version of the game — set for launch next week on 17 February 2017will receive a free “Day One Patch” also bringing the game up-to-date with its international peers.

Dragon Ball Fusions, developed by Ganbarion for Bandai Namco, is the latest Dragon Ball franchise portable video game and is exclusively available on the Nintendo 3DS. The game has sold upward of 170,000 copies thus far in Japan and has received three free updates. The game was released in America 22 November 2016 and is set for a release in Europe 17 February 2017.

Read our full review, or check our Episode #0415 of our podcast for more discussion regarding the game.