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Published by VegettoEX
12 October 2017, 9:13 AM EST

This weekend’s one-hour Dragon Ball Super television special — effectively episodes 109 and 110 aired back-to-back — featured an all-new vocal insert song during its second half, and the first original insert song for the Dragon Ball Super television series: “Ultimate Battle” performed by Akira Kushida.

While the song’s title in Japanese is written out as 究極の聖戦, the furigana for 聖戦 (sekisen or “holy war”) indicates an English pronunciation of “battle”. The song’s lyrics were provided by series veteran Yukinojō Mori, with composition by ZENTA, and arrangement by Takatsugu Wakabayashi and ZENTA.

Kushida’s career spans various Shueisha- and Toei-owned properties such as Kinnikuman and Toriko, with an even more extensive catalog in the tokusatsu world.

The series’ first opening theme song — “Chōzetsu ☆ Dynamic!” by Kazuya Yoshii — previously served as a vocal insert song during Dragon Ball Super episode 39.

The Dragon Ball Super television series only has one Original Soundtrack product thus far, released back in February 2016 and covering music from composer Norihito Sumitomo’s score up into the Universe 6 vs. 7 tournament arc. While all opening and closing themes will have seen formal releases by the end of this month, no additional background music or subsequent Original Soundtrack releases have been announced.