• Register
  • TOS
  • Privacy
  • @NeoGAF
  • Like

ArchedThunder
Doing Toriyama's work.
(08-06-2017, 09:44 PM)
ArchedThunder's Avatar

This thread is primarily for the Japanese broadcast and its worldwide simulcast, if you are watching the show with a 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.



  • No scans.
  • 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.
  • No linking to sites where you can illegally watch the show.
  • Discussion of episodes that have just aired in Japan but have not yet been simulcast must be spoiler tagged.
  • Try to be civil.


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.




Dragon Ball Super is currently in its 5th major 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! Funimation's English dub airs Saturday nights on Adult Swim, but is very far behind the Japanese broadcast.


Dragon Ball Super also has a manga, but unlike with Dragon Ball and Dragon Ball Z the anime is not based on the manga. The manga is created by an artist who goes by the name Toyotaro and is based on the same outlines as the anime, but does many things differently. This version of Super is also quite a ways behind the anime.
The manga can be read totally free, in English on Viz's site.



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.

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?
A: 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


Quote to reveal.


Welcome to the new OT!
Hellwarden
Member
(08-06-2017, 09:46 PM)
Hellwarden's Avatar
Posing is an important part in anime culture.
Ingeniero
Member
(08-06-2017, 09:46 PM)
Ingeniero's Avatar
Cool.
Malvingt2
Member
(08-06-2017, 09:46 PM)
Malvingt2's Avatar
#17 is going to pay for it.....
MiguelMexMIstery
Member
(08-06-2017, 09:46 PM)
MiguelMexMIstery's Avatar
Uzumaki Goku
Junior Member
(08-06-2017, 09:47 PM)
Ah, cool. I was the last post.
m_shortpants
Member
(08-06-2017, 09:47 PM)
m_shortpants's Avatar
Does Ribrianne have god ki?
Heroman
Member
(08-06-2017, 09:47 PM)
Heroman's Avatar
I miss krillin
Skeeter49
Member
(08-06-2017, 09:47 PM)
Skeeter49's Avatar
We've hit the point of Super where Puar has contributed more to an arc than Yamcha.
Savitar
Member
(08-06-2017, 09:48 PM)
Savitar's Avatar
Is Goku revealed to be the true evil yet? His goofy friendly facade a trick to keep everyone off balance and get stronger until he can kill everything and rule as the one true God.
Aaronrules380
Member
(08-06-2017, 09:48 PM)
Aaronrules380's Avatar

Originally Posted by Skeeter49

We've hit the point of Super where Puar has contributed more to an arc than Yamcha.

The best timeline
Red Devil
Member
(08-06-2017, 09:49 PM)
I wonder what's the deal with Ganos, it seems he's been around too long and getting some attention early on and then sort of vanished.

Is there a gif of Roshi casually dodging a ki blast? So in the end Puar has helped Roshi more than Yamcha?

Originally Posted by DiipuSurotu

Anyone else feels bad for Gowasu

I do, even if he's to blame for Zamasu he isn't being an outright jerk about the other universes and was simply doing everything that was needed for U10 to survive.

Originally Posted by Icyflamez96

"Too many people do this now"

"Too many sword users."

Originally Posted by MiguelMexMIstery

From reddit:

Good.
Malvingt2
Member
(08-06-2017, 09:49 PM)
Malvingt2's Avatar

Originally Posted by Heroman

I miss krillin

his wife doesn't

Originally Posted by Skeeter49

We've hit the point of Super where Puar has contributed more to an arc than Yamcha.

Tien flashbacks are going to be about Yamcha.. book it. lol
Real Hero
Banned
(08-06-2017, 09:50 PM)
Puar basically elimanted 2 people. Roshi would have felt up kale by now if not for him
kuYuri
Member
(08-06-2017, 09:53 PM)
kuYuri's Avatar
New OT already? Whoa.

Still got that Gohan hype for next week.
Zalman
Member
(08-06-2017, 09:53 PM)
Zalman's Avatar

Originally Posted by MiguelMexMIstery

This moment single-handedly made me like Toppo
ArchedThunder
Doing Toriyama's work.
(08-06-2017, 09:54 PM)
ArchedThunder's Avatar

Originally Posted by Real Hero

Puar basically elimanted 2 people. Roshi would have felt up kale by now if not for him


Anime
caliph95
Member
(08-06-2017, 09:54 PM)
caliph95's Avatar

Originally Posted by MiguelMexMIstery

Toppo just kills me
Sgt.Pepper
remove your tag from my GAF account
(08-06-2017, 09:54 PM)
Sgt.Pepper's Avatar

Originally Posted by Heroman

I miss krillin

This.
Eylos
Member
(08-06-2017, 09:54 PM)
Eylos's Avatar

Originally Posted by Savitar

Is Goku revealed to be the true evil yet? His goofy friendly facade a trick to keep everyone off balance and get stronger until he can kill everything and rule as the one true God.

The worst Fan theories i readed is Goku Devil form, and Gohan Angel





There's a bunch of Devil Goku Fan art
Samurai_Heart
Member
(08-06-2017, 09:55 PM)
Samurai_Heart's Avatar
The focus on 17 and 18 really making it seem like they're being eliminated next lol
caliph95
Member
(08-06-2017, 09:55 PM)
caliph95's Avatar

Originally Posted by Zalman

This moment single-handedly made me like Toppo

It's his best moment
Zubz
Member
(08-06-2017, 09:58 PM)
Zubz's Avatar
Wolf Girl was great, as was Roshi overcoming his weakness to become less of a problematic character (I hate knowing he'll revert, if EoZ's still canon) & 17 being straight-up brutal.

I really hope a lot of these characters comeback.

Also, dammit Botamo, how dare you make me care about you this arc before getting KO'd.
Skeeter49
Member
(08-06-2017, 09:58 PM)
Skeeter49's Avatar
So who is more evil in Toppo's eyes? 17 or Goku?

Originally Posted by caliph95

It's his best moment

I liked his fight with Goku more. This felt out of character for Toppo when he's been talking big about taking this tournament seriously.
HabeeNo
Member
(08-06-2017, 09:58 PM)
HabeeNo's Avatar
In for another classic
ArchedThunder
Doing Toriyama's work.
(08-06-2017, 09:59 PM)
ArchedThunder's Avatar
I liked Toppo before it was cool.
Morlas996
Member
(08-06-2017, 09:59 PM)
Morlas996's Avatar

Originally Posted by ArchedThunder

I liked Toppo before it was cool.

I've always been a fan of justice
Just_myles
Member
(08-06-2017, 10:00 PM)
Just_myles's Avatar

Originally Posted by Eylos

The worst Fan theories i readed is Goku Devil form, and Gohan Angel





There's a bunch of Devil Goku Fan art

Those are no worse than the stuff I read in these threads with regards to a certain character....
Heero5
Member
(08-06-2017, 10:06 PM)
Heero5's Avatar
Hilarious OT name!
Galactic Specter
Member
(08-06-2017, 10:07 PM)
Galactic Specter's Avatar

Originally Posted by MiguelMexMIstery



Better not interrupt Cell, his transformation process is very important and has meaning.
caliph95
Member
(08-06-2017, 10:08 PM)
caliph95's Avatar

Originally Posted by Galactic Specter



Better not interrupt Cell, his transformation process is very important and has meaning.

It's in the name of justice

Vegetables agrees

(I love autocorrect and Saiyan names)
Slaythe
Member
(08-06-2017, 10:09 PM)
Slaythe's Avatar

Originally Posted by Galactic Specter



Better not interrupt Cell, his transformation process is very important and has meaning.

TeamLeftMatch
Member
(08-06-2017, 10:09 PM)
TeamLeftMatch's Avatar
New OT, same tournament. I always thought Freeza would try to interrupt the transformation, but all we got was a "These harts disgust me". We need more Freeza in the tournament.
J4g3r
Member
(08-06-2017, 10:11 PM)
J4g3r's Avatar
OT7 sure flew by, damn.

Who were the top posters in it?
Kevinroc
Member
(08-06-2017, 10:15 PM)
Kevinroc's Avatar
Last night's episode was so entertaining. The tournament of power has really been a blessing for this series.
SG-17
Junior Member
(08-06-2017, 10:16 PM)
SG-17's Avatar
I wonder if we will get to OT10 before the arc is over?
DiipuSurotu
(08-06-2017, 10:17 PM)
DiipuSurotu's Avatar


If U6 Saiyans were from U7 (source)
ArchedThunder
Doing Toriyama's work.
(08-06-2017, 10:17 PM)
ArchedThunder's Avatar

Originally Posted by SG-17

I wonder if we will get to OT10 before the arc is over?

Well, I expect this arc to run into November... so we'll probably be in OT9 at the very least.
Undead Fantasy
Member
(08-06-2017, 10:19 PM)
Undead Fantasy's Avatar

Originally Posted by Heroman

I miss krillin

Seconded.
bitbydeath
Member
(08-06-2017, 10:19 PM)
bitbydeath's Avatar
Haven't been watching, is Freiza.... good?
Ricky 7
Member
(08-06-2017, 10:20 PM)
Ricky 7's Avatar
17 so far has been the best character in the arc.
Slaythe
Member
(08-06-2017, 10:21 PM)
Slaythe's Avatar

Originally Posted by bitbydeath

Haven't been watching, is Freiza.... good?

No.

Originally Posted by Ricky 7

17 so far has been the best character in the arc.

Indeed.

@Arched since Goku is on the poster, can't you use 17's "time to get serious" look for the "rules" ?
mugurumakensei
Member
(08-06-2017, 10:21 PM)
mugurumakensei's Avatar

Originally Posted by bitbydeath

Haven't been watching, is Freiza.... good?

No, he's doing his own thing and will probably go after his own once the rest of the universes are mostly dealt with.
Skeeter49
Member
(08-06-2017, 10:22 PM)
Skeeter49's Avatar

Originally Posted by bitbydeath

Haven't been watching, is Freiza.... good?

He took Pan to school in the last episode
Frieza's evil as ever. One of the tournament episodes he tortured someone.
He's in the tournament because they had no one else to fight.
Fj0823
Member
(08-06-2017, 10:22 PM)
Fj0823's Avatar

Originally Posted by bitbydeath

Haven't been watching, is Freiza.... good?

Does this look like the face of goodness to you?



He's a reluctant ally due to the circumstances
Tamanon
Professional Bastard
(08-06-2017, 10:24 PM)
Tamanon's Avatar
I liked the action we've seen from Krillin, but I like him in the spectator mode also. They needed someone like him to counter balance the Gods just commenting.
Rewrite
Not as deep as he thinks
(08-06-2017, 10:24 PM)
Rewrite's Avatar
Love the title! lol
ArchedThunder
Doing Toriyama's work.
(08-06-2017, 10:24 PM)
ArchedThunder's Avatar
I'm sad that nobody has commented on the image I picked for the manga section.
Joke failed.
bitbydeath
Member
(08-06-2017, 10:24 PM)
bitbydeath's Avatar
Thanks, will promptly tune out now. Waiting for English episodes.
Galactic Specter
Member
(08-06-2017, 10:25 PM)
Galactic Specter's Avatar

Originally Posted by bitbydeath

Haven't been watching, is Freiza.... good?

No, Frieza's working with the Z fighters to make sure their universe survives but he has his own goals which include but are not limited to: getting revived, overthrowing Beerus, killing Goku etc.

Thread Tools