New Toei Animation “Dragon Ball Super: Universe Survival Arc” Promotional Video Highlights #17
Published by 14 April 2017, 9:36 AM EDT

Toei Animation’s official YouTube channel added a new promotional video for the Dragon Ball Super television series’ “Universe Survival arc“, this time exclusively focused on “Andoroid [sic] No. 17″.


The mightiest Artificial Human,
Who once
Was created to defeat Goku
Will have a miraculous encounter…
Artificial Human No. 17 joins the fray in the Tournament of Power!!!!
After a decade-plus,
His power,
His speed,
Everything is now Super!!!!
~His power, surpassing the ultimate, is now revealed~

So far seen only in the latest opening theme and brief cameos, #17 will make his formal appearance in Dragon Ball Super this weekend with the series’ eighty-sixth episode.

In May 2014, as part of an on-going Q&A series in the Dragon Ball manga’s “Full Color” re-release, original author Akira Toriyama revealed #17’s and #18’s real names (Lapis and Lazuli, respectively) along with information regarding #17’s new life in the sixth Cell arc volume:

He works in the wildlife preserve area of a gigantic royal nature park, as an outstanding guard who doesn’t hold back against poachers.

It’s an ideal job for No. 17, who loves to be on his own and isn’t big on cooperating with others; since he’s so good at his job, he takes in a high salary. He’s married to a zoologist; they have one child and two adopted children, and live happily in an isolated house inside the nature park.

He went and met No. 18 and Kuririn one time, but didn’t talk about what he’d been up to, maybe because he considers such a wholesome lifestyle embarrassing.

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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