“Dragon Ball Super” TV Series Debut Set For July 5th
Published by 05 June 2015, 11:00 AM EDT

Anime News Network reports that next week’s 2015 #28 issue of Weekly Shōnen Jump in Japan reveals that the Dragon Ball Super TV series will begin airing 05 July 2015 on Fuji TV in Japan.

The promotional splash’s tagline, “A Super-New Work!!” (超神作!! Chō-Shinsaku), is actually a play on words where the 新 (shin) in the word 新作 (shinsaku, meaning “new work”), has been replaced with 神 (shin, meaning “godly”), and highlighted in red. It is possible that this pun is a hint at the series’ yet-to-be-revealed plot, or is merely a promotional tie-in with the franchise’s recent movies. A similar use of wordplay was seen in the tagline for Dragon Ball Z: Revival of “F”.

The issue’s splash also reiterates the previously-announced opening and ending theme information: the opening theme by Kazuya Yoshii will be titled “Chōzetsu ☆ Dynamic!!” (超絶☆ダイナミック!!), while the new ending theme from Good Morning America will be “Hello Hello Hello” (ハローハローハロー).

A supplemental note at the bottom of the page announces that Dragon Ball Super will be involved with the “Odaiba Dream Continent ~Dream Mega Summer Festival~” as a tie-in collaboration during its “treasure hunt” event. The festival is being hosted by Fuji TV on Tokyo’s man-made Odaiba island, which will be held from 18 July 2015 to 31 August 2015.

Online listings for the final box set of the Majin Boo arc of Dragon Ball Kai had suggested the impending debut date by way of the episode count corresponding to upcoming air dates.

Dragon Ball Super is the first all-new TV series for the franchise in 18 years. The story and characters will be developed by original manga author Akira Toriyama, will star veteran voice actress Masako Nozawa, and will be directed by Kimitoshi Chioka. The series will, “…follow the aftermath of Goku’s fierce battle with Majin Boo, as he attempts to maintain earth’s fragile peace.” A manga adaptation from “Toyotarō” will run each month in V-Jump starting in June.

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