In conjunction with today’s July 2018 issue of Shueisha’s V-Jump magazine in Japan, Bandai Namco has announced a forthcoming Super Dragon Ball Heroes animation project. The project is described as a “promotion(al) anime” focused on the Prison Planet arc from the arcade game’s current/ongoing “Universe Mission” series of updates (not to be confused with the Dragon Ball Super series’ “Universe Survival arc”).
An official mini-site has also opened at www.carddass.com/dbh/sdbh/prison_planet/.
In addition to providing a brief overview of the arcade game itself, the new website details the new Prison Planet story:
Super Saiyan 4 Goku vs SSGSS Goku?! A super battle unfolds on the unknown “Prison Planet”!
Trunks returns from the future to train with Goku and Vegeta. However, he abruptly vanishes. The mystery man “Fu” suddenly appears, telling them that Trunks has been locked up on the “Prison Planet”, a mysterious facility in an unknown location between universes. The group searches for the Dragon Balls to free Trunks, but an unending super battle awaits them! Will Goku and the others manage to rescue Trunks and escape the Prison Planet…?
The V-Jump promotion notes that “episode one” will receive a preliminary screening 01 July 2018 at Aeon LakeTown in Koshigaya, Saitama Prefecture, while the official website simply states that the first episode will begin its “distribution” that same date; nothing is stated regarding any kind of digital distribution or broadcast method.
In addition to the ongoing storyline in the arcade game, Yoshitaka Nagayama’s Super Dragon Ball Heroes: Universe Mission manga series in Saikyō Jump tells a similar version of events; the manga debuted last month in the magazine’s May 2018 issue as a continuation/follow-up to Nagayama’s previous Super Dragon Ball Heroes: Dark Demon Realm Mission series, which ran for ten standard chapters and recently wrapped up its collected edition release.
Fu — a character originally created for the defunct MMORPG Dragon Ball Online — recently made a “re”appearance in Dragon Ball XENOVERSE 2 before also surfacing in Super Dragon Ball Heroes.