New “Dragon Ball” Anime Project Announced

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Dragon Ball Super may have aired its finale in Japan this year, but that doesn’t mean Toei Animation is done with the “Dragon Ball” series. Toei now has a full division responsible for expanding Dragon Ball, and the group’s first project has finally been announced.

Over on Twitter, the “Dragon Ball” fandom began buzzing when a vetted Weekly Shonen Jump source revealed one of the magazine’s big announcements this week. According to the latest report by Yonkou Productions Dragon Ball Heroes is getting an anime adaptation.

Before you get too excited, here are few things you need to know first. The anime is said to be a PR title, one used strictly to promote a separate title. In this case, the anime will be promoting the Dragon Ball Heroes video game and its latest arcs. The series will also be a short one with an undetermined episode count, so there is no telling how long the show will last or how it will debut. Also becasue there has never been a U.S. Release of Dragon Ball Hereos this most likey means there won’t be an English Dub and we most likey won’t see it show up on Toonami.

As for its premiere, Dragon Ball Heroes will pre-screen its first episode this summer. The premiere is set to go live on July 1 at a Dragon Ball event in Aeon Lake Town in Japan.

If you are curious about what this new anime will hold, then it will be worth checking out the latest missions of Super Dragon Ball Heroes on YouTube. The video game franchise is a popular one in Japan, and it is known for having elaborate story lines filled with non-canon material. Not only did the game do its own take on the ‘Universal Survival’ arc seen in Dragon Ball Super, but it’s latest saga has to do with Future Trunks. The new ‘Prison Planet’ follows a man named Fu who uses the Dragon Balls to summon one evil Saiyan, and he begins imprisoning all of Earth’s greatest warriors.

Note: These videos are from the game NOT the anime.

In news regarding the Dragon Ball Super Movie, Yonkou Productions also revealed new character designs for Goku, Vegeta, Beerus, Whis and Piccolo.

The movie is set to release December 14th, 2018.

Dragon Ball Super currently airs its English dub on Adult Swim’s Toonami Saturdays at 10:30 p.m. E/T, episodes 49-63 are available to stream on and the Adult Swim app. It is also available to stream on Funimation and Amazon Video. The Japanese Sub release of the series is complete, and available to stream on Funimation, VRV, and Crunchyroll.

If you want to catch up with the English dub, the first 52 episodes of Dragon Ball Super are now available to stream on FunimationNOW, VRV, and available to purchase on Amazon Video as well. The 52 episodes span the full range of what has aired on Toonami and covers the “Battle of Gods” arc, “Revival of F” arc, the “Universe 6” arc, and bringing the series right up to the current TV airings of the “Future Trunks” arc.

Special thanks to @GainesUriel for the tip.

Sources: YonkouProductions