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Dragon Ball Super (ドラゴンボール超スーパー Doragon Bōru Sūpā) is a Japanese anime television series produced by Toei Animation, which began airing on July 5, 2015. It's a continuation of the original Dragon Ball manga, featuring the first new storyline in 18 years. The series takes place after the defeat of Majin Buu in Dragon Ball Z and reveals the events of the ten year time skip following the Buu Saga, also repeating the events of the movies Battle of Gods and Resurrection ‘F’.

The show aired on Sundays at 9:00 a.m. on Fuji TV. Its overall plot outline is written by Dragon Ball franchise creator Akira Toriyama, while the individual episodes are written by different screenwriters. It is also a manga series illustrated by Toyotarou, serialized in Shueisha's shōnen manga magazine V Jump.

Synopsis

After defeating Majin Buu, life is peaceful once again. Four years later, Goku attains the power of a god and faces more challenges. He defends the Earth against powerful destructive deities and travels to other universes to face more powerful opponents and nearly unstoppable foes.


Dubbing HistoryEdit

The first announcement of an English dub came from Toonami Asia in November 2015, who announced they were producing their own English dub to air exclusively in Southeast Asia and India. The dub is produced by the Los Angeles based Bang Zoom! Entertainment. Although intended to air by mid-2016[1], the release ended up being on January 21, 2017 (14 days after the premiere of FUNimation's dub). Voice actors that were involved with Harmony Gold's brief dub of Dragon Ball and Animaze's dub of the video game Dragon Ball GT: Final Bout are present in this dub, though none of them reprise their roles (with the exception of Wendee Lee, who reprises the role of Bulma). The casting for this dub mostly stays close to the vocal types of the original Japanese actors, with some exceptions (Goku, Krillin, etc.). The dub also has various script censors, toning down Roshi's perversion and, once again, referring to Mr. Satan as 'Hercule'. The dub was cancelled after Episode 27 (according to Ray Chase they were hired to do 52 episodes) due to the closure of Toonami Asia in early 2018.[2]

On November 4, 2016, after much fan anticipation, FUNimation Entertainment announced that they had acquired the rights to Dragon Ball Super and would be producing an English dub, with many cast members of their previous English-language releases of Dragon Ball media reprising their respective roles. As well as officially announcing the dub, it was also announced they will be simulcasting the series on their streaming platform, FunimationNow. On December 7, 2016, IGN reported that the Funimation English dub of Dragon Ball Super would air on Adult Swim Saturdays at 8 p.m. with an encore showing in their Toonami block later that night at 11:30 p.m. beginning January 7, 2017. This was later confirmed on Toonami's official Facebook page. The North American premiere of Dragon Ball Super was watched by 1,063,000 viewers for its 8 p.m. showing on Adult Swim.

CastEdit

Image Character Seiyū Bang Zoom! Dub FUNimation Dub
Main Characters
Goku Super Goku Masako Nozawa Lex Lang Sean Schemmel
Vegeta Super Vegeta Ryō Horikawa Kaiji Tang Christopher Sabat
Beerus Super Beerus Kōichi Yamadera John DeMita Jason Douglas
Whis Super Whis Masakazu Morita Doug Erholtz Ian Sinclair
Gohan Super Gohan Masako Nozawa Chris Hackney Kyle Hebert
Goten Super Goten Philece Sampler Kara Edwards
Trunks Super Trunks Takeshi Kusao Erica Mendez Alexis Tipton
Krillin Super Krillin Mayumi Tanaka Brian Beacock Sonny Strait
Piccolo Super Piccolo Toshio Furukawa Ray Chase Christopher Sabat
Roshi Super Master Roshi Masaharu Satō Kirk Thornton Mike McFarland
Frieza Super Frieza Ryūsei Nakao Derek Stephen Prince Christopher Ayres
Daman Mills
(various lines; eps. 26-27)
Bulma Super Bulma Hiromi Tsuru Wendee Lee Monica Rial
Chi-Chi Super Chi-Chi Naoko Watanabe Michelle Ruff Cynthia Cranz
Videl Super Videl Yūko Minaguchi Erika Harlacher Kara Edwards
Android17 Super Android 17 Shigeru Nakahara Chuck Huber
Android18 Super Android 18 Miki Itō Tamara Ryan Meredith McCoy
Zen-Oh Super Zen-Oh Satomi Kōrogi Sarah Wiedenheft
Secondary Characters
Satan Super Mr. Satan Unshō Ishizuka Jamieson Price Chris Rager
Oolong Super Oolong Naoki Tatsuta Ray Chase Brad Jackson
Kaioshin Super Supreme Kai Shinichiro Ohta David Vincent Kent Williams
Kibitoshin Super Kibito Kai
Old Kai Super Old Kai Ryōichi Tanaka Steve Kramer
Kibito Super Kibito Shin Aomori Chuck Huber
Buu Super Majin Buu Kōzō Shioya Spike Spencer Josh Martin
Jaco Super Jaco Natsuki Hanae Todd Haberkorn
Pilaf Super Pilaf Shigeru Chiba Tom Fahn Chuck Huber
Mai Super Mai Eiko Yamada Julie Maddalena Colleen Clinkenbeard
Shu Super Shu Tesshō Genda Tom Bauer Chris Cason
Yamcha Super Yamcha Tōru Furuya Grant George Christopher Sabat
Tien Super Tien Shinhan Hikaru Midorikawa Ray Chase John Burgmeier
Chiaotzu Super Chiaotzu Hiroko Emori Brina Palencia
Kaiosama Super King Kai Jōji Yanami
(eps. 1-12)
Michael McConnohie Sean Schemmel
Naoki Tatsuta
(eps. 13-on)
Dende Super Dende Aya Hirano Michelle Ruff Justin Cook
Marron Super Marron Hiroko Ushida Tia Ballard
Puar Super Puar Naoko Watanabe Brina Palencia
Dr. Brief Super Dr. Brief Ryōichi Tanaka Mark Stoddard
Mrs. Brief Super Mrs. Brief Hiroko Emori Cynthia Cranz
Shenron Super Shenron Ryūzaburō Ōtomo Christopher Sabat
Pan Super Pan Yūko Minaguchi Jeannie Tirado
Bulla Super Bulla Hiromi Tsuru Bryn Apprill
Korin Super Korin Ken Uo Christopher Sabat
Yajirobe Super Yajirobe Mayumi Tanaka Mike McFarland
Turtle Super Turtle Takahiro Fujimoto Christopher Sabat
KingYemma Super King Yemma Ryūzaburō Ōtomo Chris Rager
Baba Super Fortuneteller Baba Mayumi Tanaka Linda Young
Monaka Super Monaka Masami Kikuchi Daman Mills
Referee Super Referee Kazunari Tanaka Chris Burnett
Galactic King Super Galactic King Ken Uo Bob Reed
Great Priest Super Grand Minister Masaya Takatsuka Josh Grelle
Golden Frieza Saga
Sorbet Super Sorbet Shirō Saitō Paul St. Peter Jeremy Schwartz
Tagoma Super Tagoma Kazuya Nakai Tom Bauer Micah Solusod
Sisami Super Sisami Tetsu Inada Brad Venable
Ginyu Super Captain Ginyu Katsuyuki Konishi Richard Epcar R. Bruce Elliott
Universe 1
DBSAnat Anat Yūsei Oda Chris Burnett
Universe 2
DBZPeru Pell Kōzō Shioya Charles Campbell
DBSJerez Jerez Masumi Asano Maryam Baig
Universe 3
Campari dbs Camparri Bin Shimada Calvin Scott Roberts
DBSEa Ea Makoto Naruse Alfie Coy
Universe 4
DBSKuru Kuru Tomomichi Nishimura Justin Briner
DBSQuitela Quitela Yūsuke Numata Meli Grant
Universe 5
Oguma dbs Ogma Megumi Urawa Leah Clark
Universe 6
Champa Super Champa Mitsuo Iwata Kirk Thornton Jason Liebrecht
Vados Super Vados Yuriko Yamaguchi Tamara Ryan Caitlin Glass
Frost Super Frost Ryūsei Nakao Greg Ayres
Hit Super Hit Kazuhiro Yamaji Matthew Mercer
Cabba Super Cabba Daisuke Kishio Clifford Chapin
Botamo Super Botamo Yasuhiro Takato Cris George
Magetta Super Magetta Naoki Tatsuta N/A
Fuwa Super Fuwa Yasunori Masutani Gregory Lush
DBSCaulifla Caulifla Yuka Komatsu Elizabeth Maxwell
Kale dbs Kale Yukana Nogami Dawn M. Bennett
Universe 8
Iru-Dragon-Ball-Super Iru Masakazu Morita Bob Reed
Universe 9
DBSSidra Sidra Yasuhiro Mamiya Greg Dulcie
Basil-Dragon-Ball-Super Basil Tsuyoshi Koyama Jeff Plunk
Berugamo-Dragon-Ball-Super Berugamo Eiji Takemoto Marcus D. Stimac
DBSRou Rou Yasunori Masutani Derick Snow
DBSLavender Lavender Takeshi Kusao Christopher Guerrero
Universe 10
DBSRamoshi Rumsshi Yasuhiko Kowazu Oliver Tull
Kus dbs Kusu Hiromi Konno Brittney Karbowski
Zamasu Super Zamasu Shinichirō Miki James Marsters
Gowasu Super Gowasu Tetsuo Gotō Garrett Schenck
Universe 11
Vermoud-dbs Vermoud Masami Kikuchi Markus Lloyd
DBSMarcarita Marcarita Ai Sasaki Jamie Marchi
DBSToppo Top Kenji Nomura Ray Hurd
General casserale dbs General Casserale Unshō Ishizuka Tyson Rinehart
Dyspo-Dragon-Ball-Super Dyspo Bin Shimada Christopher Dontrell Piper
Jiren-Dragon-Ball-Super Jiren Eiji Hanawa Patrick Seitz
DBSKai Cae Taishi Murata Aaron Roberts
Universe 12
Ugg dbs Ag Yasuhiro Takato Anthony Bowling
"Future" Trunks Saga
FutureTrunks Super Future Trunks Takeshi Kusao Sean Chiplock Eric Vale
Goku Black Super Goku Black Masako Nozawa Sean Schemmel
Future Mai Super Future Mai Eiko Yamada Colleen Clinkenbeard
Future Zamasu Super Future Zamasu Shinichirō Miki James Marsters
Future Yajirobe Super Future Yajirobe Mayumi Tanaka Mike McFarland
Future Bulma Super Future Bulma Hiromi Tsuru Monica Rial
ResistanceSoldier DBS Resistance Soldiers Takahiro Fujimoto Phil Parsons
ResistanceSoldier2 DBS Daisuke Matsubara Austin Tindle
Haru dbs Haru Yukiyo Fujii Micah Solusod
Maki dbs Maki Wakana Kingyo Apphia Yu
Fusions
Vegito Super Vegito Masako Nozawa Lex Lang Sean Schemmel
Ryō Horikawa Kaiji Tang Christopher Sabat
Gotenks Super Gotenks Masako Nozawa Philece Sampler Kara Edwards
Takeshi Kusao Erica Mendez Alexis Tipton
Fusion-zamasu-dragon-ball-super-6.23 thumb Fusion Zamasu Shinichirō Miki James Marsters
Others
Narrator Jōji Yanami
(eps. 1-12)
David Vincent Doc Morgan
Naoki Tatsuta
(eps. 13-on)

Episodic CharactersEdit

Image Character Seiyū Bang Zoom! Dub FUNimation Dub Episode
DBS King ep1 King Yasuhiro Mamiya Steve Kramer Markus Lloyd 1
DBS Chef ep1 Chef Yūsei Oda Christopher Bevins
DBS Cosmetics Vendor ep1 Cosmetics Vendor Yukiko Morishita Tia Ballard
DBS Old Man ep1 Old Man ¿? Chris Cason
Bubbles-Super Bubbles Takahiro Fujimoto Christopher Sabat 2, 4 - 5, 12
DBS Leader ep2 Chief Moginaian Sōta Arai Michael Sorich 2
DBS Emcee ep2 Emcee Hiroaki Miura Duncan Brannan
Oracle Super Oracle Fish Shōko Nakagawa Brian Beacock Monica Rial 3, 18
Gregory Super Gregory Yūsuke Numata Spike Spencer John Burgmeier 4 - 5
ReceptionistSuper Receptionist Yukiko Morishita Michelle Rojas 4
Young Vegeta Super Vegeta (young) Ryō Horikawa Justin Briner 6
King Vegeta Super King Vegeta Masaharu Satō Michael McConnohie Christopher Sabat
DBS Sushi chef ep2 Sushi Chef Yūsuke Handa 7-8
DBS Purple Dragon ep12 Purple Dragon Fumiya Kosugi Jason Douglas 12
DBS Red Dragon ep12 Red Dragon Kōji Kawakami Sean Schemmel
DBS Reporter eps12-14 Reporter Takahiro Fujimoto Daniel Penz 12-14
Piiza Super Piiza Yukiko Morishita Philece Sampler Linda Young 13-15, 42
Pirozhki Super Pirozhki Hisao Egawa Kyle Hebert 13, 15
Caroni Super Caroni Takahiro Fujimoto John Burgmeier 13, 15
Galbee Super Galbee Mitsuaki Hoshino Kirk Thornton Bob Carter 15
Ambassador Super Snackian Ambassador Jirō Saitō Ray Chase Jim Foronda
DBS Secretary ep15 Secretary Tetsuo Gotō Bob Reed
DBS Reporter ep15 Reporter Yui Kano Wendee Lee Tia Ballard
DBS Beevis ep15 Beevis Yūsuke Handa Jason Douglas
Young Goku Super Goku (young) Masako Nozawa Philece Sampler Colleen Clinkenbeard 16, 84
Young Krillin Super Krillin (young) Mayumi Tanaka Julie Maddalena Laurie Steele 16, 84
DBS Chef ep16 Chef ¿? Jim Foronda 16
Thief1Super Bank Robber 1 Keiji Hirai Ricco Fajardo 17
Thief2Super Bank Robber 2 Sōta Arai Jim Foronda 17
Frog Officer Super Frog Officer Tomohisa Asō Charles Campbell 18-19
DBS Fairy ep19 Fairy Chihiro Ikki Morgan Berry 19
DBS Pink Angel ep19 Pink Angel Natalie Hoover
DBS Soldier ep21 Soldier 1 Phil Parsons 21
DBS Soldado2 ep21 Soldier 2 Markus Lloyd
Tights Super Tights Hiromi Tsuru Anastasia Muñoz 29, 31
Tightsyoung
Zuno Super Zuno Keiichi Sonobe Daniel Lacy 31, 57-58
Zuno Assistant Super Zuno's Assistant Kōhei Imai Jim Foronda 31
Burpman Super Burpman Yasunori Masutani Vic Mignogna 31
Singer Super Singer Lee Murphy 32
DBS Fuwa's Attendant ep32 Fuwa's Attendant Rawly Pickens 32
Arale Super Arale Norimaki Mami Koyama Brina Palencia 43, 69
ProfessorEP43 DBS Professor Jirō Saitō Graham Sinclair 43
Wife of ProfessorEP43 DBS Professor's Wife Kimiko Saito Brina Palencia
Gryll Super Gryll Jirō Saitō Brian Olvera 44 - 45
Cloned Gryll Super Cloned Gryll Kōhei Fukuhara
Cloned Vegeta Super Cloned Vegeta Masakazu Morita Brian Drummond 44 - 46
Potage Super Potage Shirō Saitō Bob Hess
DBS Tutor ep49 Trunks' Tutor Yukiko Morishita Jamie Marchi 48
Future Dabura Super Future Dabura Ryūzaburō Ōtomo Rick Robertson 49
Future Gohan Super Future Gohan Masako Nozawa Kyle Hebert 52
ResistanceSoldierEP58 DBS Resistance Soldier Toshiya Chiba Andrew Chandler 58
SenbeiNormaki DBS Senbei Norimaki Yūsaku Yara R. Bruce Elliott 69
Dr. mashirito ep. 69 dbs Dr. Mashirito Ryōtarō Okiayu Barry Yandell
Mr. Pig ep. 69 dbs Mr. Pig Masaharu Satō Jim Foronda
Barry khan eps 73-74 dbs Barry Khan Nobuyuki Hiyama Robert McCollum 73-74
Cocoa amaguri eps 73-74 dbs Cocoa Amaguri Masumi Asano Bryn Apprill
Asistant director eps 73-74 dbs Assistant Director Kappei Yamaguchi Jeremy Inman
Police 1 ep 75 dbs Cop 1 Keiji Hirai Josh Grelle 75
Police 2 with glasses ep 75 dbs Cop 2 Yūsei Oda Daman Mills
Dorakyano ep 85 dbs Dorakiyan Howard Wang 85

Additional VoicesEdit

NotesEdit

  • Alexis Tipton takes over the role of Trunks from Laura Bailey as Bailey currently resides in Los Angeles. While reprising the role for a completed series or movie is simpler, an ongoing series would prove more difficult to have to be constantly flown to and from L.A. to Dallas and back, thus possibly interfering with her other works.
    • Though archive audio of Bailey as Trunks can be heard in a flashback in Episode 2.
  • Despite the Bang Zoom! dub sharing some consistencies with FUNimation's dub (such as the name "Master Roshi"), other established characters and terms are referred to by their original Japanese names and pronunciation (Tenshinhan, Shenlong, ki, etc.).
  • Reception of the Bang Zoom! dub from the FUNimation voice cast has been mixed.
    • Chris Rager expressed his disappointment for the dub on Twitter from the initial preview clips as he felt that FUNimation were the only true English voices for the series and thought the Toonami Asia dub was deliberately copying him as well as the other cast members.
    • Sean Schemmel and Kara Edwards have given their support for the dub. According to Lex Lang, he and Schemmel talked about the Toonami Asia dub before it began production, with the latter offering the former advice on Goku. Kara, meanwhile, favorited tweets on Erika Harlacher's casting of Videl on Twitter and praised her performance.
  • Daman Mills fills in various pieces of dialogue for Frieza for Christopher Ayres in Episodes 26 and 27. Mills is working as Ayres' understudy for Frieza due to Ayres' recent diagnosis of late-stage emphysema.
  • Magetta's voice is listed as "N/A" in the end credits. His voice seems to have been done utilizing a text to speech program.
  • In the English Funimation dub, Cloned Vegeta is voiced by Brian Drummond, the voice of Vegeta in the Ocean dub of Dragon Ball Z, and the first English voice of Vegeta overall.

TransmissionEdit

Date(s) Channel Country
2017-current Adult Swim
(Toonami)
United States Flag United States

Video ReleasesEdit

Distributor Year Format Contents Region Country
FUNimation Entertainment 2017-current DVD
+
Bluray fontlogo 3
Episodes 1-65 1
NTSC
A
DVB-T
United States Flag United States
5 Volumes (TBC)

ReferencesEdit

  1. (Nov. 10, 2015) Toonami Snaps Up Dragon Ball Super in Asia
  2. (Jan 9. 2018) Anime News India on Facebook. Retrieved February 15, 2018

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