“Super Dragon Ball Heroes” Promotional Anime Eleventh Episode Streaming May 9
Published by 18 April 2019, 2:02 PM EDT

Following today’s tenth episode premiere, the official Super Dragon Ball Heroes website announced an 09 May 2019 streaming date for the forthcoming eleventh episode of the Super Dragon Ball Heroes promotional anime, continuing further into the brand-new “Universal Conflict” arc. In the upcoming episode (“Fierce Fight! Universe 11’s Climactic Battle!”), Vegeta battles on with his “Evolved” Super Saiyan Blue form, while the new character “Hearts” (played by Takehito Koyasu) begins to show off his true abilities.

The arcade game’s “Universe Mission 8” update will hit that same day. In 2015, May 9 was officially recognized as “Goku Day” in Japan.

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’ tenth episode went live today.

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, launched on the Nintendo Switch and PC on 04 April 2019 and internationally 05 April 2019.

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