The official Super Dragon Ball Heroes website has updated with a tentative mid-April 2019 release date for the upcoming tenth episode of the promotional anime series (“Counterattack! Fierce Attack! Goku and Vegeta!”), continuing the brand-new “Universal Conflict” arc:
Goku, who has activated his Ultra Instinct (Omen), commences a fierce attack on the Core Area’s warriors. Vegeta, who was caught off-guard and absorbed by Oren, trembles with rage. Will they be able to mount a counterattack against the Core Area’s warriors, whose limits they still haven’t seen?!
The self-described “promotional anime” began its free online streaming in July 2018, with the initial six episodes covering the “Prison Planet” arc, then moving on to the “Universal Conflict” arc. Though the series’ original trailer was available worldwide, the subsequent episode postings themselves have been region-locked to Japan. No home release of the promotional anime has been announced. The series’ ninth episode went live last week.
Super Dragon Ball Heroes is itself an update and hardware revision to the original Dragon Ball Heroes, a card-based arcade game in which players arrange teammates on a playing field for turn-based battles. Dragon Ball Heroes has seen a variety of multimedia spin-offs and support pieces. Yoshitaka Nagayama’s Super Dragon Ball Heroes: Universe Mission manga (a follow-up to the previous Dark Demon Realm Mission series) currently runs in Shueisha’s bimonthly Saikyō Jump magazine, while Toyotarō’s Dragon Ball Heroes: Victory Mission ran from 2012-2015 in Shueisha’s monthly V-Jump magazine. Three portable game adaptations — Dragon Ball Heroes: Ultimate Mission, Ultimate Mission 2, and Ultimate Mission X — were released on the Nintendo 3DS. A fourth home version, Super Dragon Ball Heroes: World Mission, is due on the Nintendo Switch on 04 April 2019 and internationally 05 April 2019.