The Dragon Ball Super anime series may have ended its run back in March 2018, but Akira Toriyama's ongoing manga series has continued. Fans are now wondering if the anime series will return with new Dragon Ball Super Season 2 episodes.
The popular action shonen is very much alive thanks to the new chapters of the Dragon Ball Super manga, and if you've been keeping up with the series, you know that a brand new season with new episodes is due.
Table of Contents
- When Will New Episodes of Dragon Ball Super Be Released?
- When Might Toei Animation Announce Dragon Ball Super Season 2?
- Who Would be the New Villains in the New Dragon Ball Super Episodes?
- Will Goku Unleash his Ultra Instinct Form Again?
- What About Vegeta? Will He Get a New Form?
- Where Can I Watch Dragon Ball Super?
If you've been craving new episodes of Dragon Ball Super, here's everything you need to know.
When Will New Episodes of Dragon Ball Super Be Released?
While the Dragon Ball Super manga continued to release new chapters month after month after the anime's 131-episode run, fans are wondering when Toei Animation will produce new episodes for the popular anime series.
So far, Toei hasn't announced the return of Dragon Ball Super anime, but many have speculated that it will return in late 2023.
Toei Animation already released Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero in 2022, but the animation company didn't confirm if new episodes of the anime series will be released following the movie.
According to Twitter user @DBSChronicles, Naohiro Shintani, the character designer of Dragon Ball Super: Broly, is involved in the production of the new Dragon Ball anime.
When Might Toei Animation Announce Dragon Ball Super Season 2?
Twitter user @DBSChronicles reported that Dragon Ball Super Season 2 will arrive at some point in 2023, with episodes set after the Universe Survival Arc currently in production.
Additionally, Toei Animation is reportedly planning to release Dragon Ball Super movies once in 2-3 years following the massive success of Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero.
Note that none of these rumors have been confirmed, so take them with a grain of salt.
Toei Animation Almost Confirms Dragon Ball Super Season 2
The new official website of Dragon Ball Super also featured Toei animator Florence Jay Dominguito, who's been working with Toei Animation Philippines since 2011 and has been involved in various Dragon Ball projects.
During one point in the interview, the animator was asked about his hopes and expectations for the future of the Dragon Ball franchise, and Florence responded:
"As a fan, I'm really looking forward to new movies and merchandise. I'm also excited about the new anime that will continue Dragon Ball Super."
Based on this machine-translated statement, it's easy to jump to the conclusion that Dominguito may have indirectly confirmed Dragon Ball Super Season 2. However, there might be some significant differences in how his statement was translated.
However, according to Japanese translator Ken Xyro, here's what the animator said - "I'm also excited to see if there will be a new continuation of Dragon Ball Super TV anime."
Ryō Horikawa, the voice actor for Vegeta in the Japanese version, recently hinted that he'll be returning for new episodes of Dragon Ball Super, but he didn't reveal any specifics.
In the tweet, Horikawa teased that he'd just left a meeting with Toei Animation but didn't explain why.
Warning: Minor spoilers for Galactic Patrol Prisoner Saga and Granolah the Survivor Saga ahead.
Who Would be the New Villains in the New Dragon Ball Super Episodes?
The arc following the Universal Survival Saga is the Galactic Patrol Prisoner Saga, which takes the Z-fighters to space and back to Earth, and introduces the villainous goat-looking wizard named Moro, a character designed by the current Dragon Ball Super artist Toyotarou.
A few years before the end of the Dragon Ball Super: Broly movie, and around the destruction of Kid Buu by Goku, the Grand Supreme Kai's seal on Moro's magic broke, allowing him to beak out of the Galactic Patrol's prison.
The new episodes of Dragon Ball Super would most likely follow this saga, which concluded in the manga in 2020.
There are also a bunch of other prisoners who escaped from the Galactic Patrol's prison, and the new episodes will most likely feature them fighting the Z-fighters on planet Earth.
After the conclusion of the Galactic Patrol Prisoner arc, the Dragon Ball Super manga continued with the Granolah the Survivor Saga, which introduced Granolah, the sole survivor of the Cerealian race that was annihilated by the Saiyan army.
Granolah the Survivor Saga concluded in Chapter 87 (released in August 2022). The final chapter of the Granolah the Survivor Saga also featured the return of Frieza and the debut of his powerful Black Frieza transformation.
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Will Goku Unleash his Ultra Instinct Form Again?
Goku unleashes his complete Ultra Instinct form during the Tournament of Power Saga while fighting the powerful Jiren, but at the end of the anime series, it seems that he had lost his ability to go into Ultra Instinct.
After all, this powerful form was brought out by extreme stress in his battle against Jiren.
If you've read the Galactic Patrol Prisoner saga, you'd know that Goku's Ultra Instinct form will return, but will he be able to fully master it so he can unleash it at will? You'd have to read the manga to find out.
What About Vegeta? Will He Get a New Form?
Although the manga doesn't show Vegeta get an Ultra Instinct form, he still gets some serious training with the Yardrat, the same beings who taught Goku Instant Transmission.
Vegeta also learns a new technique called the Forced Spirit Fission and uses it in his fight against Moro.
Vegeta also trained with Beerus, and it looks like he's taking the God of Destruction path to become stronger while Goku is taking the angel's path.
At the end of Chapter 74, Vegeta unleashed his new Ultra Ego form, but it seemed that he hasn't mastered the new form, and he ended up losing to Granolah.
While fighting Gas, he also transformed into his Ultra Ego form, but unfortunately, he still wasn't powerful enough to defeat the overpowered villain.
Where Can I Watch Dragon Ball Super?
All episodes of Dragon Ball Super are available to stream on Crunchyroll, and if Toei Animation releases a new season, it's likely that this streaming platform will also premiere the new episodes.
The dub version of Dragon Ball Super is also available to stream on Hulu.
Netflix hasn't announced any plans to release Dragon Ball Super on its streaming service.
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