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ArchedThunder
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(12-17-2016, 05:08 AM)
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This thread is primarily for the Japanese broadcast and its worldwide simulcast, if you are watching the show with a recently started dub you will run into spoilers for episodes you have not yet seen. If you want to discuss the show as it airs in the US please checkout the Toonami OT over in the Off-Topic Community section.


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  • Discussion of descriptions of upcoming episodes found in Japanese magazines must be in spoiler tags. Anything that has happened in the show or the preview that airs at the end of an episode is fair game for spoiler tag-free discussion.
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Dragon Ball Super is a follow up to Dragon Ball Z, though all of the stories so far have taken place before the final episodes of Z. The primary story arcs of the show are based on outlines written by Dragon Ball creator Akira Toriyama and then expanded and modified by the writing staff at Toei Animation.
The series continues the adventures of Goku and his friends as they meet new and returning characters as well as fight new, powerful foes. The Dragon Ball world has been expanded with new realms of power and the revelation that our heroes reside in one of 12 universes, each with their own people, warriors and gods.
Dragon Ball Super began airing on July 5th, 2015 and continues to air every Sunday morning on Fuji TV at 9:00 AM in Japan.


Dragon Ball Super has completed 4 arcs from Akira Toriyama, 2 of which were adaptations of the films Battle of Gods and Resurrection F.




On February 5th, 2017 Dragon Ball Super will start its newest arc, The Universe Survival Arc!

At Goku’s request, the Omni-Kings’ “Tournament of Power” martial arts tournament between universes now begins! …But this also proves to be the beginning of universal destruction. What awaits the victors of this tournament, and the vanquished…?! How will these intense team battles between the elites of each universe turn out…?!

Dragon Ball Super producer Shunki Hashizume has also provided a comment on the arc;
Dragon Ball Super enters its new chapter, the “Universe Survival Arc”. As you can see from the main visual, it’ll be a full-throttle story where Goku and the rest of the Universe 7 warriors form a team to take on a tournament between universes! Artificial Human No. 17 and Majin Boo are there too, so personally I can’t contain my excitement at the thought of what kind of fights we’ll see! Look forward to this new chapter that’ll be sure to feature super-intense battles with nonstop appearances by the elites of each universe!
~Translations from Kanzenshuu


If you are able to watch Japanese TV the show airs Sunday mornings at 9:00 AM Japan Time on Fuji TV, but for everyone else we have Simulcasts and dubs.
Depending on your region you should be able to watch episodes officially subbed around an hour after it finishes airing in Japan on Crunchyroll, Daisuki, AnimeLab and Funimation. On these services you are also able to watch all the previously aired episodes subbed!

Various dubs around the world have also either begun airing or will begin soon! The oft requested Funimation dub will begin its run in the US on Toonami on January 7th at 5:00 PM Pacific Time.


Q: Is that Android 17 in the poster for the new arc?
A: Yes! After the events of the Cell Games Android 17 was revived with everyone else who died and even settled down, married, became a father and even got a job as a park ranger. For reasons currently unknown at the time of writing this he has returned to join the cast in this new tournament.

Q: Is that Yamcha is the poster for the new arc?
A: No, it's Gohan, shut up.

Q: Is this an okay place to jump in?
A: This arc pulls heavily from the past two arcs in both concepts and characters, so starting here would likely result in some confusion.

Q: Is this the last arc of Super?
A: While nothing confirms that this isn't the last arc, absolutely nothing says that it is. Dragon Ball is currently making a lot of money for all parties involved and as such is it unlikely to end any time soon. If this was the last arc it would also probably be advertised as such to increase interest in the arc.

Q: If the first two arcs are just retellings of two movies should I watch them or the show?
Q: It really comes down to what you want to do, some people even prefer the Super retellings of the arcs. The fastest way to get caught up on the series is to start by watching the films Battle of Gods and Resurrection F and then pick up Super on episode 28, but the best way to get into the show in a shorter amount of time than watching 27 episodes is to watch the first two episodes of Super, the Battle of Gods film, episode 15 and then either Ajay's Resurrection F Super Cut (a fan recut of the the film that includes a lot of Super footage, but I can't link you to it) or watch episodes 16, 17 and 18 followed by the Resurrection F film and pick up Super at episode 28.


Even though the first 27 episodes are primarily a retelling of the films "Battle of Gods" and "Resurrection F" there is still some good action, so for those who skip the first 27 episodes I have made some GIFs of the best pieces of action from these episodes.
Collection 1
Collection 2
Collection 3
Collection 4
Collection 5

Welcome to the new OT!
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A Pretty Panda
fuckin' called it, man
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Great thread title btw
Fulminator
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(12-17-2016, 05:09 AM)
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i wonder if 17 has gotten any stronger since we last saw him
Icyflamez96
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(12-17-2016, 05:09 AM)
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Ayup.
Enthus
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I can't wait for this arc. I may be a bit upset that Krillin and Roshi are there while Goten and Trunks stay home, but I'm honestly all for having less Saiyans in the mix.
NandoGip
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(12-17-2016, 05:09 AM)
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Whoop! My third OT
rrc1594
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(12-17-2016, 05:10 AM)
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The GOAT coming back this Arc.
ArchedThunder
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(12-17-2016, 05:11 AM)
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The old thread got locked pretty much the instant I opened this one, that was fast as hell.

Anyways, a super special extra-large wall of shame.
Style
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(12-17-2016, 05:11 AM)
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Here we gooo, February arc will be awesome!
Undead Fantasy
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(12-17-2016, 05:12 AM)
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Is it February yet?
Toad.T
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(12-17-2016, 05:12 AM)
What were you going to do with the Hitman cover edit?
olympia
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(12-17-2016, 05:13 AM)
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This show has ruined my life

that Yamcha is the poster for the new arc?
A: No, it's Gohan, shut up.

superb OT, arched
hikarutilmitt
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(12-17-2016, 05:13 AM)
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I have to wonder, is this thing for adults only? I would imagine they'd take Trunks and Goten over Roshi and Tien.
ArchedThunder
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(12-17-2016, 05:13 AM)
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Originally Posted by Toad.T

What were you going to do with the Hitman cover edit?

I was going to do video game box art edits for every arc, but I ended up running into issues.
http://imgur.com/a/NRKkv This is what I had.
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(12-17-2016, 05:13 AM)
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Originally Posted by ArchedThunder

The old thread got locked pretty much the instant I opened this one, that was fast as hell.

Anyways, a super special extra-large wall of shame.

I'm honored to have made it so high
Fulminator
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(12-17-2016, 05:14 AM)
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Originally Posted by ArchedThunder

The old thread got locked pretty much the instant I opened this one, that was fast as hell.

Anyways, a super special extra-large wall of shame.

if final projects hadn't interfered i could have been so much higher lol
rrc1594
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(12-17-2016, 05:14 AM)
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Not a fan of Gohan's hair.
Anth0ny
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(12-17-2016, 05:15 AM)
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Holy shit I made a hall of shame

That's like my first ever

My name is Tony and I have a dragon ball problem
Fulminator
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(12-17-2016, 05:15 AM)
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i have to admit that the bang makes gohan look younger than he is even though i think it looks better
Undead Fantasy
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(12-17-2016, 05:15 AM)
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Originally Posted by rrc1594

Not a fan of Gohan's hair.

Hopefully we get the bang.
.shin
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(12-17-2016, 05:15 AM)
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gonna crank out more Dragon Ball fan art this time around
A Pretty Panda
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(12-17-2016, 05:15 AM)
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Originally Posted by Enthus

I can't wait for this arc. I may be a bit upset that Krillin and Roshi are there while Goten and Trunks stay home, but I'm honestly all for having less Saiyans in the mix.

Krillin is the strongest human and Roshi is the best human.
Icyflamez96
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(12-17-2016, 05:17 AM)
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Try to be civil.

sike
Kalentan
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(12-17-2016, 05:17 AM)
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Originally Posted by ArchedThunder

The old thread got locked pretty much the instant I opened this one, that was fast as hell.

Anyways, a super special extra-large wall of shame.

Holy shit you did 1k posts? o.o Damn.
Enthus
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(12-17-2016, 05:17 AM)
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Originally Posted by A Pretty Panda

Krillin is the strongest human and Roshi is the best human.

I worded that pretty poorly. I definitely prefer having Roshi and Krillin to the kids, but it is going to be pretty annoying to have another excuse to not use two of the strongest fighters in the universe.

Also, in my headcanon at least, Tien is stronger than Krillin since he actually trains.
ArchedThunder
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(12-17-2016, 05:18 AM)
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Originally Posted by Kalentan

Holy shit you did 1k posts? o.o Damn.

Olympia was ahead of me for a little while!
olympia
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(12-17-2016, 05:18 AM)
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Originally Posted by ArchedThunder

Anyways, a super special extra-large wall of shame.

Originally Posted by ArchedThunder

Olympia was ahead of me for a little while!

The trunks effect

Originally Posted by .shin

gonna crank out more Dragon Ball fan art this time around

I should too, to make up for my bad posts
Icyflamez96
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(12-17-2016, 05:18 AM)
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I'm sure we'll get the bang when he powers up. It's not like the picture shows Goku & Vegeta in a powered up form.
Fulminator
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(12-17-2016, 05:18 AM)
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Originally Posted by Enthus

I worded that pretty poorly. I definitely prefer having Roshi and Krillin to the kids, but it is going to be pretty annoying to have another excuse to not use two of the strongest fighters in the universe.

Also, in my headcanon at least, Tien is stronger than Krillin since he actually trains.

krillin had his potential unlocked by guru tho

also i love krillin, but id rather have goten and trunks than roshi and tien
RareFantasy64
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(12-17-2016, 05:19 AM)
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ANDROID 17 RETURNS? Tien may fight? Mystic Gohan?

I swore I was done over how sad I was over the end of the Future Trunks arc but it's hard to stay away from this fan service. I really appreciate this pulling back in fan favorites that are rarely used

Only question though. Krillin is suited up as well for this arc, why keep Yamcha excluded from stuff like this? And Chiaoutzu as well? Why did Yamcha stop getting included in at least showing up to the battles and watching on the sidelines?
Magwik
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(12-17-2016, 05:19 AM)
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That is a lot of talking about Dragon Ball
NeonZ
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(12-17-2016, 05:19 AM)
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https://twitter.com/DBHkauma/status/809952409795473409

No link for the promo posted in this thread?
Fulminator
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(12-17-2016, 05:20 AM)
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Originally Posted by RareFantasy64

ANDROID 17 RETURNS? Tien may fight? Mystic Gohan?

I swore I was done over how sad I was over the end of the Future Trunks arc but it's hard to stay away from this fan service. I really appreciate this pulling back in fan favorites that are rarely used

Only question though. Krillin is suited up as well for this arc, why keep Yamcha excluded from stuff like this? And Chiaoutzu as well? Why did Yamcha stop getting included in at least showing up to the battles and watching on the sidelines?

yamcha doesn't fight anymore in general
also chiaotzu is weak as hell
Icyflamez96
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Originally Posted by olympia

I should too, to make up for my bad posts

Originally Posted by .shin

gonna crank out more Dragon Ball fan art this time around

I support this.
VariantX
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(12-17-2016, 05:20 AM)

Originally Posted by ArchedThunder

The old thread got locked pretty much the instant I opened this one, that was fast as hell.

Anyways, a super special extra-large wall of shame.

I clearly am dropping the ball, and letting my IRL obligations get in the way of posting in here.
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(12-17-2016, 05:21 AM)
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Dat title
ArchedThunder
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(12-17-2016, 05:21 AM)
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Originally Posted by NeonZ

https://twitter.com/DBHkauma/status/809952409795473409

No link for the promo posted in this thread?

Since it is off screen I decided to not put it in.
Fulminator
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(12-17-2016, 05:21 AM)
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anyone else super interested to see the daishinkan in action
RareFantasy64
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(12-17-2016, 05:22 AM)
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I REALLY hope 17's placement in the center by Goku and Vegeta is telling of his level of screen time in this upcoming arc. People love 17. Super 17 arc seems like one of the favorite sections of GT. Please use him a lot in this arc, Toriyama.


Originally Posted by Fulminator

yamcha doesn't fight anymore in general
also chiaotzu is weak as hell

Chiaotzu has a cool fighting angle though (the pyschic stuff). Just give him some training and a power up.
Skeeter49
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(12-17-2016, 05:24 AM)
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School fucked up my wall of shame life.
foxuzamaki
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(12-17-2016, 05:24 AM)
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I winded how strong piccolo would have gotten since he's been training gohan
olympia
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(12-17-2016, 05:25 AM)
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Originally Posted by hikarutilmitt

I have to wonder, is this thing for adults only? I would imagine they'd take Trunks and Goten over Roshi and Tien.

We've all been wondering that, but "no kids allowed" would be the simplest explanation
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(12-17-2016, 05:25 AM)
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So excited for the tournament of power arc
Crimsonlink
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(12-17-2016, 05:26 AM)
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New thread hype! Lets see how the Hit arc goes since the tournament is right after.
Fulminator
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(12-17-2016, 05:27 AM)
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Originally Posted by RareFantasy64




Chiaotzu has a cool fighting angle though (the pyschic stuff). Just give him some training and a power up.

i'd rather just see a new fighter with a similar ability

giving chiaotzu a big power up would be even weirder than Trunks continually learning new techniques and power ups in this most recent arc
Vincent Alexander
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(12-17-2016, 05:27 AM)
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I pray Super has dubs out by the time I catch up to it with my son. I'm going to make an RTTP thread soon, but I'm in the middle of re-watching DBZ with my 6-year old son. He is loving the hell out of it, though I'm realizing this is way more violent than I remember....Mommy probably wouldn't bee happy if she saw what we were watching. We're only up to episode 49 right now.
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(12-17-2016, 05:28 AM)
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Originally Posted by Crimsonlink

New thread hype! Lets see how the Hit arc goes since the tournament is right after.

The Hit stuff isn't really an arc. Just seems to be two episodes.
Skeeter49
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Originally Posted by RareFantasy64

ANDROID 17 RETURNS? Tien may fight? Mystic Gohan?

I swore I was done over how sad I was over the end of the Future Trunks arc but it's hard to stay away from this fan service. I really appreciate this pulling back in fan favorites that are rarely used

Only question though. Krillin is suited up as well for this arc, why keep Yamcha excluded from stuff like this? And Chiaoutzu as well? Why did Yamcha stop getting included in at least showing up to the battles and watching on the sidelines?

Because this tournament doesn't involve baseball.
HeroR
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(12-17-2016, 05:30 AM)
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Originally Posted by Fulminator

yamcha doesn't fight anymore in general
also chiaotzu is weak as hell


And yet they invited Roshi.

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