Dragon Ball Super Season 2: When will new episodes arrive? Release date and everything we know about the second season of the popular anime series.
- The first season of “Dragon Ball Super” concluded airing in 2018.
- Toei hasn’t announced the return of Dragon Ball Super anime, but many have assumed that it will return by 2022.
- Toei Animation announced that the second “Dragon Ball Super” movie titled “Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero” will release in 2022.
Dragon Ball Super (also known as Doragon Bōru Sūpā in Japanese) is an anime TV series based on manga series of the same name. Dragon Ball Super is a sequel to the original Dragon Ball manga that began serialization in 1984. Written by Dragon Ball franchise creator Akira Toriyama and illustrated by Toyotarou, the manga series was first published on June 20, 2015.
A month after the first volume of the manga was published, season 1 of Dragon Ball Super, premiered on July 5, 2015. It received a tremendous response not only in Japan but in other countries as well. The first season had a tremendous run spanning three years and 131 episodes.
It’s been more than three years, fans have seen Dragon Ball Super on TV screens. The fans are super excited and eagerly waiting for the second season of the anime series. Will there be Dragon Ball Super Season 2? When will it premiere? Here’s everything you need to know.
Will there be Dragon Ball Super Season 2?
The first season of Dragon Ball Super containing 131 episodes premiered on July 5, 2015. It spanned three long years, running till March 25, 2018. Fans were in for a treat when a special episode, titled Dragon Ball Super: Broly – Skytree Super, was released on November 1, 2018. On December 14, 2018, an anime movie titled Dragon Ball Super: Broly was released.
Since Dec 2018, fans are waiting for an official announcement about the next season. In March 2019, much to fans’ delight, some reports claimed that the next season would premiere in July 2019. However, Toei Animation, the producers, denied these reports. A Newsweek report in June 2019 confirmed that these were just rumours and that no new episodes were under production.
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As things stand today, there is no official update regarding the second season of Dragon Ball Super. Well, the fans are disheartened and want to know about the future of the series. There is no need to get disheartened as popular anime shows usually take a long break between seasons. So, there’s plenty of time left for Toei Animation to announce the next season.
Toei Animation announced that a second “Dragon Ball Super” movie titled “Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero” will release in 2022. This comes as a big relief for fans and is a clear indication that the future of the franchise is safe.
In a recent interview on the Dragon Ball website, Toei animator Florence Jay Dominguito discussed the franchise’s future, saying, “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.”
Why there is a long delay?
One of the reasons for the delay is COVID-19 which interpreted the shoots and filming of all shows and movies. With the world slowly settling to the new normal, pending projects are getting a new life.
Another probable reason for the delay could be that Toei Animation was working on another anime movie One Piece: Stampede. The staff working on Dragon Ball Super was busy with One Piece: Stampede in 2018 and 2019.
Is there enough source material available for the second season?
The first season of the anime series adapted the first five volumes of the manga series. It concluded with the Universal Survival arc. The author Akira Toriyama has published sixteen volumes to date with the latest released on Aug 4, 2021. So, there is more than enough source material available for the animators to go ahead with the second season.
Dragon Ball Super Season 2 Release Date
Considering that there is a lot of source material and the huge popularity of the Dragon Ball, we are sure that we will see the second season pretty soon. A second Dragon Ball Super movie is in production. On May 8, 2021, Toei Animation announced that the second film will feature an original story. It will release in 2022.
We expect the studio to announce the second season next year with the release of the movie. I am hoping for Dragon Ball Super Season 2 to release sometime in 2023.
Season 2 will come for sure. The manga has to get farther so enough content is out. When the super anime first started the manga was already at goku vs hit. Its all just patience
— Gogeta |ヒーロー | (@Parody_Gogeta) February 4, 2021
What Dragon Ball Super is about?
Dragon Ball Super is a Japanese anime television series. The series is a sequel to the original Dragon Ball. The events in the series take place seven years after the defeat of Majin Buu at the hands of Goku.
After encountering far more powerful beings, Goku attains the power of a god and must learn to use his newly discovered powers under the gods of his universe while travelling to other universes to face more powerful opponents and nearly unstoppable foes.
Who will return for Dragon Ball Super Season 2?
If Dragon Ball Super happens, fans can hope to see the following characters returning:
- Goku (Masako Nozawa in the Japanese version, Sean Schemmel in the English version)
- Krillin (Mayumi Tanaka in the Japanese version, Sonny Strait in the English version)
- Bulma (Aya Hisakawa in the Japanese version, Monica Rial in the English version)
- Piccolo (Toshio Furukawa in the Japanese version, Christopher Sabat in the English version)
- Master Roshi (Masaharu Satô in the Japanese version, Mike McFarland in the English version)
- Trunks (Takeshi Kusao in the Japanese version, Alexis Tipton in the English version)
- Gohan (Masako Nozawa in the Japanese version, Kyle Hebert in the English version), among many others.
Is There an English Dub for Dragon Ball Super?
Dragon Ball franchise has a huge global fanbase. An excellent English dub version of the anime is available for global fans. If you want to watch the show in English, you can find English dubbed episodes on Funimation, Adult Swim, AnimeLab, and Crunchyroll.
So, this is all about Dragon Ball season 2? If you need more information, please let us know in the comments section.
Last Updated on December 20, 2021 by Umesh