Dragon Ball Super fans are getting the best Christmas present ever! Funimation, Toei Animation and Adult Swim have agreed to begin airing English Dub episodes of the hit anime series beginning January 7 at 8 p.m. and 11:30 p.m. The series will feature the return of the principle cast we have all known for years– including Seán Schemmel (Goku), Christopher R. Sabat (Vegeta), Jason Douglas (Beerus), Ian Sinclair (Whis) and Sonny Strait (Krillin), all of whom starred in “Resurrection F” which became the 9th highest grossing anime film of all time in the U.S. Dragon Ball Super encompasses the recent movies “Battle of the Gods” and “Resurrection F”. New episodes will air weekly on Saturdays. Toonami and Dragon Ball have a long history that dates back twenty years when Dragon Ball Z premiered on Toonmai in its early years. This is the first new Dragon Ball series from creator Akira Toriyama in over 18 years. Gen Fukunaga, CEO and founder of Funimation has said, “I have no doubt that ‘Dragon Ball Super’ will eclipse the television success of the original Dragon Ball series that first aired here more than 20 years ago when anime was still new to the U.S. Those kids that grew up watching Dragon Ball now have kids of their own. We’re extremely pleased to join with Toei Animation in this broadcast partnership with Adult Swim to bring “Dragon Ball Super” to a whole new generation of TV audiences.”
Here’s a quick synopsis: Following his victory over the terrible Majin Buu, Goku begins his new life as a radish farmer. Peace reigns across the Earth but they cannot get too comfortable. Meanwhile in a far off place, Beerus, the God of Destruction, awakens from his nap with a premonition of a being powerful enough to defeat him–the Super Saiyan God! He heads to Earth in search of this legendary being. Can Goku and his friends defeat their toughest foe yet?!
Found out in January on Dragon Ball Super!!