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Published by VegettoEX
18 January 2016, 11:19 AM EST

As a part of an on-going campaign to promote the upcoming Universe 6 story arc of Dragon Ball Super, Toei’s official website has posted new promotional Twitter icons for fans to use on social media. In addition, the update reveals the names of Champa’s Universe 6 competitors:

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Hit
ヒット (hitto)

NAME PUN
Taken from the normal adaptation of the word “hit” in English transferred over to Japanese.

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Cabba
キャベ (kyabe)

NAME PUN
As the requisite Saiyan of the group, the character’s name is likely taken from “cabbage” (キャベツ; kyabetsu).

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Frost
フロスト (furosuto)

NAME PUN
Follows suit with the other, previously-established, cold-related names associated with Freeza’s race.

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Botamo
ボタモ (botamo)

NAME PUN
Likely taken from the Japanese confectionary botamochi.

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Magetta
マゲッタ (magetta)

NAME PUN
Possibly a reference to and combination of the famous giant robots Mazinger (マジンガー; mazingā) and Getter Robo (ゲッターロボ; gettā robo).

Each of these names were posted by Twitter user @s_m_530 back on 18 December 2015 in conjunction with Jump Festa. However, no other attendees were able to corroborate the names at the time.

Also confirmed, though previously-revealed in the seventh chapter of Toyotarō’s Dragon Ball Super manga adaptation, is Monaka for Beerus’ Universe 7 team:

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Monaka
モナカ (monaka)

NAME PUN
Likely taken directly from monaka (最中), a Japanese sweet made of azuki bean jam filling sandwiched between two thin crisp wafers made from mochi, and adapting the name spelling into katakana.

The “Champa arc” officially kicks off with next week’s 28th episode. Original manga author Akira Toriyama is providing the character designs and underlying story for the upcoming arc. Dragon Ball Super airs Sunday mornings at 9:00 a.m. on Fuji TV in Japan. An English dub for the Toonami Asia market has been announced as the first international release of the series.


1 Comment
  1. B

    It’s gonna be very hard for me, personally, to read the robot’s name and force myself to not pronounce it “Majetta”. 😥

    18 January 20163:10 PM EST