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Dragon Ball Super To Air On Adult Swim’s Toonami Block


All aboard the Dragon Ball hype train!

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Earlier today, Funimation announced that Dragon Ball Super will air on Adult Swim’s Toonami block. Toonami will air the show’s first season starting January 7, 2017 at 8:00PM and 11:30PM Eastern.

©Bird Studio/Shueisha, Toei Animation Licensed by Funimation® Productions, Ltd. All Rights Reserved.

Dragon Ball Super‘s first season covers the storylines found in the Battle of the Gods and Resurrection ‘F’ films.

Jason DeMarco, Adult Swim’s senior vice president of on-air content, commented on the news:

Toonami and the Dragon Ball franchise have a long and storied history together in the U.S. […] We are thrilled to be premiering “Dragon Ball Super” to our audience and keeping Dragon Ball on Toonami!

Dragon Ball Super began airing on July 5, 2015 on Fuji TV. The series is being helmed by Kimitoshi Chioka (episodes 1-32) and Morio Hatano (ep 33 – present) at Toei Animation, with Tadayoshi Yamamuro (Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods, Beet the Vandel Buster) providing character designs. The show is the first new Dragon Ball TV series to air since Dragon Ball GT in 1996.

©Bird Studio/Shueisha, Toei Animation Licensed by Funimation® Productions, Ltd. All Rights Reserved.

Funimation’s English dub cast for the series includes:

  • Goku: Seán Schemmel
  • Vegeta: Christopher R. Sabat
  • Beerus: Jason Douglas
  • Whis: Ian Sinclair
  • Krillin: Sonny Strait
  • Gohan: Kyle Hebert
  • Bulma: Monica Rial
  • Piccolo: Christopher R. Sabat
  • Trunks: Alexis Tipton
  • Narrator: Doc Morgan
  • Goten: Kara Edwards
  • Chi-Chi: Cynthia Cranz
  • Android 18: Meredith McCoy
  • Satan: Chris Rager
  • Buu: Josh Martin
  • King Kai: Seán Schemmel
  • Shenron: Christopher R. Sabat
  • Videl: Kara Edwards
  • Yamcha: Christopher R. Sabat
  • Tien: John Burgmeier
  • Shou: Chris Cason
  • Master Roshi: Mike McFarland
  • Puar: Brina Palencia
  • Pilar: Chuck Huber
  • Ox-King: Kyle Hebert
  • Oolong: Brad Jackson
  • Marron: Tia Ballard
  • Kibito Kai: Kent Williams
  • Elder Kai: Kent Williams
  • Dende: Justin Cook
  • Chiaotzu: Brina Palencia
  • Mai: Colleen Clinkenbeard

The publisher released an English dub trailer to promote the series, which you can check out below:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ddRlwEmH7Bc

Funimation, Crunchyroll, Daisuki, and AnimeLab stream Dragon Ball Super as it airs in Japan. Funimation describes the show as:

With Majin Buu defeated, Goku has taken a completely new role as…a radish farmer?! With Earth at peace, our heroes have settled into normal lives. But they can’t get too comfortable. Far away, the powerful God of Destruction, Beerus, awakens to a prophecy revealing his demise at the hands of an even more formidable being. When his search for the Saiyan God brings him to Earth, can Goku and his friends take on their strongest foe yet?

Source: Funimation (Press Release)

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