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Published by VegettoEX
13 March 2017, 12:44 PM EDTComments Off

In promotion of their upcoming print release of the series’ first volume, Glénat has added their French translation of the Dragon Ball Super manga’s first chapter to their website.

The first collected volume hits French shelves 05 April 2017. Glénat had dabbled in various supplementary Dragon Ball material in recent history, including the 590 Quiz Book along with series such as Jaco the Galactic Patrolman and Dragon Ball SD.

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-second chapter coming next week in the magazine’s May 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 in English, 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 earlier this year on Cartoon Network.

Thanks to Romain for the heads-up!

Published by VegettoEX
10 March 2017, 1:09 PM EDTComments Off

Since last updating with a few new characters, the official Dragon Ball Super website has unveiled several more characters and their respective voice actors along with short biographies.

Universe 11 God of Destruction Vermoud (ベルモッド berumoddo) is played by Masami Kikuchi, who previously played Monaka in the series.

Does not abide evil. The valiant efforts of his Pride Troopers send his heart a flutter.

Universe 1 Kaiōshin Anato (アナト anato) is played by Yūsei Oda, who also plays one of the Omni-King’s attendants in the series.

God of the universe with the highest mortal level. Has a gentle smile.

Universe 3 Kaiōshin Ea (エア ea) is played by Makoto Naruse.

Slightly influenced by mortals who like machines.

Universe 3 God of Destruction Mosco (モスコ mosuko) is not given a voice credit.

Looks like a robot. Communicates through electronic sound.

Universe 4 Kaiōshin Kuru (クル kuru) is played by Tomomichi Nishimura.

Haughty, his pride as a god is extraordinarily high.

Universe 5 Kaiōshin Oguma (オグマ oguma) is played by Megumi Urawa, who previously voiced Erasa and Oob in Dragon Ball Z, Dragon Ball Kai, and Dragon Ball GT (where applicable by character).

A gentle god who values a balance of knowledge and power.

Universe 8 Kaiōshin Iru (イル iru) is played by Masakazu Morita, who also plays Whis in the series, and previously played Tarble in the 2008 Jump Super Anime Tour special.

Loves making plans, and gets fired up when those plans start to come together.

Universe 12 Kaiōshin Agu (アグ agu) is played by Yasuhiro Takato, who also plays Botamo in the series, and previously voiced Gurd and Yamu in Dragon Ball Kai.

Says virtuous things. Although his universe is already developed, he aspires to take it even higher.

UPDATE: Several readers let us know that, while not set to display on the main character listing, the website does in fact have one more character page live:

Universe 11 Angel Marcarita (マルカリータ marukarīta) is played by Ai Sasaki, who previously played a reporter in episode 73.

Universe 11’s guide. Always gives candid advice to Kai and Vermoud, who are insufficiently strict. An angel with an individual speaking style.

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 this past January on Cartoon Network.

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10 March 2017, 7:04 AM EDTComments Off

Continuing onward from the previous nineteen chapters, Viz has added their English translation of the Dragon Ball Super manga’s twentieth 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 last month 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 earlier this year on Cartoon Network.

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06 March 2017, 3:02 PM EDTComments Off

Online retailers have updated their listings for the sixth Dragon Ball Super home video box set in Japan, covering episodes 61-72 (the second portion of the Future Trunks arc):

The disc label art features “Vegetto Blue” and Zamasu. In addition to a special booklet and box with a new illustration, on-disc extras will include a creditless version of the series’ sixth ending theme animation, “Fried Rice Music”. In addition, episode 70 will feature a commentary track with Masako Nozawa (Son Goku, et al.), Tōru Furuya (Yamcha), and Masakazu Morita (Whis).

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 most recent, fifth set (episodes 49-60) was released 06 January 2017.

DVD sets are listed at ¥12,096 + tax with Blu-ray sets at ¥16,416 + tax and will see their release 04 April 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 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 this past January on Cartoon Network.

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06 March 2017, 2:33 PM EDTComments Off

The official Dragon Ball Super website has announced that Japanese singer Miyu Inoue will take over with “Boogie Back” as the eighth ending theme song for the television series beginning in April.

The April ending is a pop tune you can dance to! It’s set as Miyu Inoue’s major debut single “Boogie Back”!

The major debut single “Boogie Back” (an April 19th release) of 19-year old female singer Miyu Inoue (born in Fukuoka and coming from music school “Voice”, which has produced such famous artists as Ayaka, Yui, Leo Ieiri, and chay) has been selected as Dragon Ball Super‘s ending theme for April to June!

The ending theme begins airing on April 2nd, but starting today you can listen to a preview on Miyu Inoue’s official website (inouemiyu.com).

The regular edition of the single (VICL-37262) will retail for ¥1,200 + tax. An “Anime Limited Edition” version of the single (VICL-37263) will retail for ¥1,000 + tax. A two-disc (CD+DVD) “Limited Edition” version of the single (VIZL-1146) will also be available for ¥1,800 + tax.

B-sides “Slave” and “I will be your love” (along with corresponding instrumental/karaoke versions) will round out the CD single. The various editions are available for pre-order on Amazon Japan and CDJapan for their 19 April 2017 release.

Leo Ieiri, cited in the announcement as also coming from the “Voice” music school, contributed the song “Pure Heart” as the second ending theme for Dragon Ball Kai‘s Boo arc in Japan back in 2014.

CD singles for the show’s first seven ending themes — “Hello Hello Hello” by Good Morning America, “Starring Star” by KEYTALK, “Light Pink” by LACCO TOWER, “Forever Dreaming” by Czecho no Republic, “Easy-Going Dance” by Batten Showjo Tai, “Chao Fan MUSIC” by Arukara, and “An Evil Angel and Righteous Devil” by THE COLLECTORS — have been released. A CD single for the show’s first opening theme — “Chōzetsu ☆ Dynamic!” by Kazuya Yoshii — was released 07 October 2015. The series’ second opening theme — “Limit-Break x Survivor” by Kiyoshi Hikawa — does not yet have a CD single announced, though a TV-size version is available on certain Japanese digital provider sites.

Published by VegettoEX
24 February 2017, 11:55 AM EDT1 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.

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24 February 2017, 8:18 AM EDTComments Off

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 EDT2 Comments

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.

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22 February 2017, 9:10 AM EDTComments Off

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.

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20 February 2017, 1:26 PM EDTComments Off

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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