Dragon Ball Super Season 2: Release date and everything we know
Dragon Ball Super Season 2

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 the end of 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 the 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 debuted 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 since the first season concluded airing. 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 those reports. A Newsweek report in June 2019 confirmed that these were just rumors and that no new episodes were under production.

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.

Dragon Ball Super Season 2 Release Date, Characters
Credit: Toei Animation

A second “Dragon Ball Super” movie titled “Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero” debuted in theatres on June 11, 2022.

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.”

Well, the future of the franchise looks safe as Akira Toriyama’s ongoing manga series has continued the anime story with two brand new arcs after the Universal Survival arc. 

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 18 volumes across six arcs to date with the latest released on April 4, 2022.

  1. God of Destruction Beerus Saga (chapter 1 — chapter 4)
  2. Universe 6 Saga (chapter 5 — chapter 13)
  3. “Future” Trunks Saga (chapter 14 — chapter 26)
  4. Tournament of Power Saga (chapter 27 — chapter 42)
  5. Galactic Patrol Prisoner Saga (chapter 42 — chapter 67)
  6. Granolah the Survivor Saga (chapter 67 — )

So, there is more than enough source material available for the Toei animation to go ahead with the second season.

Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero movie released in June 2022 followed the events that take place after the Moro (Galactic Patrol Prisoner Saga) arc.

Dragon Ball Super Season 2 Release Date

At Jump Festa 2021, Toei Animation didn’t announce any plans for Dragon Ball Super Season 2. However, Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero may open up new possibilities for a potential second season.

Considering that there is a lot of source material and the huge popularity of the Dragon Ball, we are assured that we will see the second season pretty soon. A second Dragon Ball Super was released on June 11, 2022, four years after Dragon Ball Super: Broly premiered in Japan.

So, we can’t predict the release date at the moment and can only hope that we will get it by the end of 2023.

Has Toei Animation confirmed 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 since 2011.

At one point in the interview, Florence was asked about his expectations for the future of the Dragon Ball franchise. He said, “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.”

Though it seems that he has confirmed the second season, Japanese translator Ken Xyro, has a different opinion. According to him, here’s what Florence 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, also hinted that he’ll be returning for the next season. However, he also refrained from sharing more details. The translated tweet reads, “I just came out of a meeting with Toei Animation!! But I won’t tell you what it is!”

In January 2022’s edition of Weekly Dragon Ball News on the official Dragon Ball website, executive producer Akio Iyoku gave a major hint about the second season.

He said,

“I’m currently working hard to get everything finished on the Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero movie, whose release date has been confirmed for April 22nd in Japan!,” Iyoku said. “I think the movie is just incredible, especially the animation. [Series creator Akira Toriyama] is really pleased with it! It’s all-new animation, so, everyone please wait a little while longer until it’s finished.” Finally, he shared the biggest tease, “There’s also a chance that something other than the movie will be coming this year too, so let’s make this year another great year for Dragon Ball together!”

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 traveling 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.

Where to watch Dragon Ball Super in English dub?

The 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.