I just realized something. I reread Ajay's post and it seems like the people that did say Super may not return this year were ignored over the Filipino staff and VAs.
AnimeAjay wrote:On March 20th, a Shueisha employee from the One Piece department mocked people claiming Super would return in July on their personal Twitter account. However, he was ignored as he has a history of making wild claims. His basis was that it would be too expensive to produce a movie and a new Super series within the same year... despite the fact that that's exactly what happened in 2015, and continues to happen every single year.
AnimeAjay wrote: However a day later, another Toei animator (redacted for privacy) said: "I don't know anything about Dragon Ball Super's continuation, but I'm working on it "
I also recall one or two articles saying Toei had no plans for Dragon Ball at the moment the first two times Super's continuation got leaked.Norihiro Hayashida wrote:"Nothing is Fixed Now,Toei hasn't came up with anything yet, not anything about arrangements and when will it start.
We are looking forward to it as eagerly as everyone else. There is nothing that we can answer about it right now."
I'm not saying the VA and the offshore staff aren't trustworthy. I'm saying the producers, directors, and the Japanese staff are more trustworthy. And, despite having a history of being wrong, what that Shueisha guy said makes sense. Maybe it is really expensive and they're trying to keep 2.0 from looking like early Super.
On a side note:
Didn't Yonkou say Super got delayed because of One Piece? twitter.com/YonkouProd/status/1145186460426858499AnimeAjay wrote:- Animators on Stampede mentioned that the movie's schedule is very good, so claims that the movie's schedule affected Super, while not impossible, are probably misguided.
I don't know a lot about these guys but don't they work on Super? One Piece taking Dragon Ball's animators totally makes it seem like 2.0's production was indeed stopped because of One Piece.AnimeAjay wrote:- I was told Ryota Nakamura and Masato Mitsuka were on One Piece Stampede back on May 7th. However, Kazuya Karasawa's Twitter bio mentions "NEW WORK IN PREPARATION" for a (still!) unannounced project.
- I was told Yuya Takahashi was on One Piece Stampede back in January - he is serving as an animation supervisor.
- I was told Naoki Tate was on One Piece Stampede on May 31st.