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28 July 2017, 12:34 PM EDT1 Comment

Toei has released a new promotional video in support of the on-going “Universe Survival arc” of the Dragon Ball Super television series, this time primarily focusing on the Saiyan characters competing in the tournament.

The warrior race who have changed the history of the universe with their hidden power

–The Saiyans–

New Saiyans invade their history of combat

Caulifla
Kale

Earth-shattering!
Infinite potential!

Saiyans clash with each other at the Tournament of Power with survival on the line!

Saiyan vs Saiyan

Urgent survival!

Who is the No.1 Saiyan?

The Dragon Ball Super television series airs Sunday mornings at 9:00 a.m. on Fuji TV in Japan. The series now receives weekly simulcast streams on services such as Crunchyroll and Daisuki. FUNimation has also announced their American streaming and distribution license for the series, with the English dub beginning earlier this year on Cartoon Network, and the first home video release kicking off this past week.

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26 July 2017, 8:26 AM EDTComments Off

Registrations for Bandai Namco’s previously-announced Dragon Ball FighterZ closed beta were set to go live this week; due to the “excitement and enthusiasm” surrounding this announcement, however, the company has delayed the beta and its registrations to later this year.

BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Inc. would like to thank all its fans for their tremendous support for DRAGON BALL FighterZ. We recently announced at EVO 2017 that the closed beta sign-ups for DRAGON BALL FighterZ would begin on July 26, 2017; due to the volume of excitement and enthusiasm surrounding this announcement, we have decided to expand the capacity of the closed beta in an effort to enable more players to participate in the program.

We are also working to bolster our background systems to ensure that the closed beta registration and selection process can accept the volume of anticipated sign-ups. However, these efforts will necessitate a slight delay for the closed beta sign-up date, which will move to August 22, 2017 with the official start of the DRAGON BALL FighterZ Closed Beta officially commencing from September 16 -18.

We would like to thank all of our fans for their patience and understanding; we look forward to sharing more news about the DRAGON BALL FighterZ Closed Beta program soon. Thank you.

The 3-on-3, “2.5D” fighting game is set for an “early 2018” release worldwide and is under development by Arc System Works for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC (via Steam). The game is advertised as running at a 1080p resolution and 60fps frame rate, with higher resolutions available on the PlayStation 4 Pro and Xbox One X consoles. Currently-announced playable characters include Son Goku, Son Gohan, Vegeta, Freeza, Cell, Boo, Trunks, Piccolo, and Kuririn.

Arc previously worked on Dragon Ball Z: Extreme Butoden for the Nintendo 3DS, as well as the Super Sonic Warriors games (Bukū Tōgeki and Bukū Ressen) on the Nintendo Game Boy Advance and Nintendo DS. The developer is otherwise known for their Guilty Gear and BlazBlue series of fighting games.

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22 July 2017, 5:05 PM EDT2 Comments

The official Dragon Ball Super website has updated with a comment from Masako Nozawa (Son Goku, et al.) celebrating the series’ upcoming 100th episode milestone:

100話ってあっという間なのね!聞いてびっくりしました!
これならまたあっという間に200話もいっちゃいそう!
最近は、ファンの人たちからのメッセージが毎日のように私のところに届いて嬉しいです。
外を歩いてても「毎週観てます」とか「面白いです」ってよく声かけてもらいますし。
ドラゴンボールの個数にちなんで「ドラゴンボール超」も700話を目指しますので、ファンの皆さん、引続き応援宜しくお願いしますね。


We hit 100 episodes in the blink of an eye! I was shocked when I heard about it! At this rate, we’ll probably reach 200 episodes in another eye-blink! Lately I’ve been receiving messages at my house from fans almost daily; it makes me so happy. Even when I’m out walking, people often tell me, “I watch the show each week” or “It’s so interesting”. My goal is for Dragon Ball Super to reach 700 episodes (7 for the number of Dragon Balls), so all you fans, please keep cheering me on.

By the official website’s count of 153 Dragon Ball television episodes, 291 Dragon Ball Z television episodes and two specials, 64 Dragon Ball GT television episodes and one special, 159 Dragon Ball Kai television episodes, and now 100 Dragon Ball Super television episodes, the series is up to 770 individual episodes aired.

Toshio Furukawa (Piccolo) took to Twitter with a doodle and brief comment of his own regarding the milestone:

Super‘s 100th episode is tomorrow! That’s fast! Super fast!

The Dragon Ball Super television series airs Sunday mornings at 9:00 a.m. on Fuji TV in Japan. The 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 earlier this year on Cartoon Network, and the first home video release kicking off next week.

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21 July 2017, 11:08 AM EDTComments Off

Continuing onward from the previous chapters, Viz has added their English translation of the Dragon Ball Super manga’s twenty-sixth chapter to their website, wrapping up the “Future Trunks arc” of the manga. This continues the recent initiative of Viz simultaneously publishing the series’ chapter alongside its Japanese debut, which saw its release today in the September 2017 issue of Shueisha’s V-Jump magazine in Japan.

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-sixth chapter coming today in the magazine’s September 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 began their own collected print edition this spring.

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 earlier this year on Cartoon Network, and the first home video release kicking off next week.

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20 July 2017, 1:14 PM EDTComments Off

Online retailers have updated their listings for the seventh Dragon Ball Super home video box set in Japan, covering episodes 73-84 (the end of of the Future Trunks arc and into the Universe Survival arc):

The disc label art features the future and current-timeline Zen’ō (“King of All” or “Omni-King”) as well as Son Gohan. In addition to a special booklet and box with a new illustration, on-disc extras will include a creditless version of the series’ respective ending theme song.

Toei and Happinet are releasing the series in DVD and Blu-ray box sets of 12 episodes each. The first set saw its release 02 December 2015 (episodes 1-12) with the second set dropping 02 March 2016 (episodes 13-24). The third set was delayed by one month to 02 July 2016 (episodes 25-36). The fourth set was released 04 October 2016 (episodes 37-48). The fifth set (episodes 49-60) was released 06 January 2017. The sixth set (episodes 61-72) was released 04 April 2017.

DVD sets are listed at ¥12,096 + tax with Blu-ray sets at ¥16,416 + tax and will see their release 02 August 2017 in Japan. Both DVD and Blu-ray sets are listed as two discs each. Sets are available to pre-order via CDJapan and Amazon Japan.

The series’ eighth home video set is also already set for 03 October 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 earlier this year on Cartoon Network, and the first home video release kicking off next week.

Thanks to CashmanX for the heads-up!

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20 July 2017, 9:13 AM EDTComments Off

Dragon Ball Heroes: Ultimate Mission X for the Nintendo 3DS — the third and latest portable entry supporting the over-six-years-old, still-going-strong, card-based arcade game — launched in Japan 27 April 2017. According to the Media Create sales list for the reporting period of 10 July 2017 to 16 July 2017, the game pushed an additional 2,458 copies during its twelfth week on sale, bringing its total sales to 177,949 copies in Japan.

By comparison, the original Ultimate Mission had sold 189,055 copies by its respective twelfth week in May 2013, while Ultimate Mission 2 had fallen off the charts having done roughly 152,000 copies by its respective tenth week in October 2014. The most recent Nintendo 3DS game prior to Ultimate Mission X‘s release — Ganbarion’s Dragon Ball Fusions — had pushed 177,592 total copies by its respective eleventh week last October before falling off the Media Create sales chart.

Dragon Ball Heroes: Ultimate Mission X received a Version 1.1 update this spring adding a new Tenka’ichi Budōkai mode. As with the previous Dragon Ball Heroes games on the Nintendo 3DS, no international localization has been announced for Ultimate Mission X.

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16 July 2017, 7:44 PM EDTComments Off

In conjunction with this weekend’s EVO 2017 event and tournament series, Bandai Namco fully unveiled (the previously-teased) Trunks as a playable character in the upcoming Dragon Ball FighterZ video game with a new trailer:

Bandai Namco also revealed that registrations for the game’s (also previously-announced) closed beta will begin 26 July 2017 for the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 consoles. The closed beta is expected “before end of summer”.

The 3-on-3, “2.5D” fighting game is set for an “early 2018” release worldwide and is under development by Arc System Works for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC (via Steam). The game is advertised as running at a 1080p resolution and 60fps frame rate, with higher resolutions available on the PlayStation 4 Pro and Xbox One X consoles.

Arc previously worked on Dragon Ball Z: Extreme Butoden for the Nintendo 3DS, as well as the Super Sonic Warriors games (Bukū Tōgeki and Bukū Ressen) on the Nintendo Game Boy Advance and Nintendo DS. The developer is otherwise known for their Guilty Gear and BlazBlue series of fighting games.

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16 July 2017, 1:45 PM EDTComments Off

As the company prepares to launch their first home video set next week, FUNimation’s online shop reveals an 03 October 2017 release date for their second part of the Dragon Ball Super television series on DVD and Blu-ray.

While two of the strongest fighters train in another world, trouble stirs for planet Earth. The remains of a powerful force have started to gather, seeking revenge for their fallen leader—the wicked overlord Frieza! When evil takes on a new form with the force of 1,000 troops, can Gohan and the remaining Z Fighters take him on?

The bilingual (English/Japanese) two-disc set will span episodes 14 to 26 and is slated to contain 17 minutes of bonus material. The set will retail for $39.98 MSRP on DVD and $44.98 MSRP on Blu-ray.

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 earlier this year on Cartoon Network, and the first home video release kicking off next week.

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16 July 2017, 1:24 PM EDTComments Off

Dragon Ball Heroes: Ultimate Mission X for the Nintendo 3DS — the third and latest portable entry supporting the over-six-years-old, still-going-strong, card-based arcade game — launched in Japan 27 April 2017. According to the Media Create sales list for the reporting period of 03 July 2017 to 09 July 2017, the game pushed an additional 2,594 copies during its eleventh week on sale, bringing its total sales to 175,491 copies in Japan.

By comparison, the original Ultimate Mission had sold 184,517 copies by its respective eleventh week in May 2013, while Ultimate Mission 2 had fallen off the charts in its eleventh week having done roughly 152,000 copies by its respective tenth week in October 2014. The most recent Nintendo 3DS game prior to Ultimate Mission X‘s release — Ganbarion’s Dragon Ball Fusions — had pushed 177,592 total copies by its respective eleventh week last October.

Dragon Ball Heroes: Ultimate Mission X received a Version 1.1 update this spring adding a new Tenka’ichi Budōkai mode. As with the previous Dragon Ball Heroes games on the Nintendo 3DS, no international localization has been announced for Ultimate Mission X.

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10 July 2017, 9:18 AM EDT1 Comment

The North American branch of Bandai Namco has revealed a 22 September 2017 release date for their Nintendo Switch port of Dragon Ball XENOVERSE 2.

The game appears to be set for Europe the same day. The international release comes approximately two weeks after the respective Japanese release.

The Switch version is set to run at a maximum of 900p in docked mode (720p in handheld mode), and will support the various Switch-specific methods of input and play with up to six-players in local play (using multiple Nintendo Switch consoles).

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.