To the ‘Otakus’ of the world wondering when the award-winning anime series Dragon Ball Super Season 2 will be released, we have some good news for you. Here is everything we know about the Dragon Ball Super series and its potential season 2.
Dragon Ball Super is an adventure anime series based on a manga series of the same name by Akira Toriyama. The anime series is produced by Osamu Nozaki and Naoko Sagawa, in conjunction with Major Sein, Atsushi Kido, Kazuya Watanabe, Miho Shizuka, and several others. Kimitoshi Chioka, Motion Hatano, and Kazuya Karasawa directed most of the episodes of Dragon Ball Super Season 1, and will most likely direct the second season as well if there ever is one. Dragon Ball Super is produced by Fuji Television Network and Toei Animation.
Dragon Ball Super is licensed by Crunchyroll and Bang Zoom! Entertainment, and was originally released on Fuji TV, a Japanese television network. It was later released on English networks like Cartoon Network, ABC Me, Pop, Toonami, and TA-DAA! Each episode of Dragon Ball Super is about thirty minutes long, making the series a 65-hours watch. That’s only about three days with no pause. Do you know anyone who can do that? I don’t.
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Dragon Ball Super Season 1 Plot
Dragon Ball Super begins with the awakening of the God of Destruction Beerus, six months after Majin Buu was defeated. The God of Destruction and his Angel assistant, Whis, begin an adventure to defeat a powerful being named the Super Saiyan God by a prophecy from decades ago. Son Goku, a radish farmer, transforms into the Super Saiyan God with the help of his friends and prepares to battle Beerus. Although Son Goku fails, his efforts to save Earth from destruction impress Beerus, who then spares them and the world. This becomes Goku and his former rival and partner, Vegeta’s teacher, and Beerus, their ally of sorts.
In season 1, we see the return of Frieza, a galactic tyrant; Champa, Beerus’ brother; Lord Zeno, Omni-King of all universes; fugitive Moro, and Trunks. Frieza is the major villain in Dragon Ball Super Season 1. We also see the fusion of Goku and Vegeta into ‘Gogeta’, one that allows them to combine their powers and defeat stronger villains. The season ends with the Tournament of Power, the battle finale to save Universe 7.
Dragon Ball Super re-adapts two films in the Dragons Ball Z franchise: ‘Battle of Gods and ‘Resurrection F’. The 131-episode series then proceeds to feature a multiverse and several story arcs, the last of which was the ‘Universe Survival arc’. The Universe Survival arc received critical acclaim with many reviews praising it as the best arc in the entire series for improved design and plot.
Other Arcs from Dragon Ball Super Season 1
- Champa arc
- Future Trunks arc
- Galactic Patrol Prisoner arc
- Granolah the Survivor arc
What will happen in Dragon Ball Super Season 2?
As there have been no announcements concerning a second season, it’s difficult to tell what Dragon Ball Super Season 2 will be about. But you can expect to see a new generation of Z Fighters, and some of your favorite characters from the first season.
Dragon Ball Super Season 2 Cast
There are many voice actors and actresses involved in Dragon Ball Super. Some of them are listed below:
- Masako Nozawa as Son Goku, Sean Schemmel for the English version
- Ryo Horikawa as Vegeta, Christopher Sabat for the English version
- Naoki Tatsuta as narrator
- Takeshi Kusao as Trunks
- Jason Douglas as Beerus
- Mayumi Tanaka as Kuririn
- Masakazu Morita as Uisu
- Ian Sinclair as Whis
- Toshio Furukawa as Picolo
- Hiromi Tsuru as Bulma, Monica Riel for the English version
Dragon Ball Super Season 2 Release Date
In Japan, Dragon Ball Super Season 1 premiered on July 5, 2015, and wrapped up with the 131st episode on March 25, 2018. In the US, the anime series was released between January 7, 2017, to October 5, 2019, with new episodes released weekly on Saturdays. Since then there has been no announcement of a second season. But with the release of the ‘Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero’ movie on June 11, 2022, comes the hope for a second season. Members of the crew at Toei Animation studio have hinted in interviews that there will be a Dragon Ball Super Season 2.
We don’t think these hints have been deliberate though, so it’s hard to say if Dragon Ball Super fans can certainly get their hopes up.
Dragon Ball Super Ratings
Although Dragon Ball Super suffered an incline in negative reviews due to its poor animation and repetitive plot, the show wrapped up amazingly enough to get commendable ratings. Using 30,000 user reviews, the anime series scored an 8.3/10 user rating on IMDb. Additionally, Dragon Ball Super has a rating of 4.2/5 on Crunchyroll, and 94% on Google. Dragon Ball Super also had a few nominations and one win in some 2018 and 2019 award shows.
Winner: 2019 Crunchyroll Anime Awards for Best Continuing Series. Nominated for the same award, and the Best Fight scene award back in 2018.
Nominee: 2019 Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards for favorite aminated series.
Where to Watch Dragons Ball Super
You can stream all episodes of Dragon Ball Super on Crunchyroll, an American subscription video-on-demand over-the-top streaming service owned by Sony through a joint venture between Sony Pictures and Sony Music Entertainment Japan’s Aniplex. Crunchyroll boasts the world’s largest collection of anime. If you are an anime lover, you already know that. If you are not, you heard it here first. So go ahead, and watch all 131 episodes of Dragon Ball Super on Crunchyroll while we wait for the second season.
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