After 18 years, and tons of movies, videogames and merchandise, Dragon Ball is finally heading back to television! This summer, Dragon Ball Super airs in Japan, and DB fans will at long last see new adventures starring Goku and his friends!
But you won't have to wait too long for your first look at the new show, you can watch the official trailer today! Check it out below:
It's pretty short, and doesn't really give much information, but it's nonetheless an awesome teaser, sure to get fans excited for the show!
And if you were wondering what Goku was saying during the video:
"Hey, I'm Goku. Crossing 18 years of time, it's time to enter a new series! Dragon Ball Super premieres in July! Everyone, please be sure to catch our new battles."
I have to say, when I first heard about this show, I was excited, but a bit wary that it would become another GT. I'm VERY indifferent towards GT, considering it a good anime, but a bad DBZ sequel.
But after checking out the TV spot, and seeing how much it feels and looks (animation wise) like Dragon Ball Z, has assured me that this show will stay faithful to the world of Dragon Ball, while still providing tons of new content!
The trailer also gives us a brief but exciting look at familiar faces within the DB world! Like:
Hercule and Majin Buu
Hercule is the World Martial Arts Champion, having never lost a fight. Though he resorts to cheating, calling in sick during matches, and other devious ways of winning, it's revealed that he does this not only to maintain his image, but also to instill hope in his daughter and the citizens of the world, who see him, a strong human, still fighting in a world full of aliens, monsters and etc.
Majin Buu was once an evil entity, summoned by the dark wizard Babidi to destroy Earth. He was insanely powerful, with even Goku and the Z-Fighters incapable of defeating him, and was nearly successful in his mission. Ultimately, it was the friendship he formed with Hercule and a small dog that convinced him that the Earth was worth saving—not destroying.
The last time we saw these two, they were cheating the Martial Arts Tournament system, with Buu defeating every opponent, and losing on purpose to Hercule in the championship round. I can't wait to see these two and their unbreakable friendship bond once more!
Gohan and Pan
Gohan is the son of Goku and Chi-Chi, making him half-human/half-saiyan (human-like alien). Ever since his first appearance as a frightened 4-year-old at the beginning of DBZ, Gohan has gone through many changes.
In fact, of all the characters in the world of Dragon Ball, Gohan has gone through the most physical and mental changes, starting as a whiny toddler, growing into a hot-headed teenager with a love for fighting, and eventually becoming a scholarly adult, and settling down with his family at the end of the show. Because of this, Gohan is the character I'm interested in seeing the most in DBS; I can't wait to see how much he changes this time.
Pan is the daughter of Gohan and his wife Videl (who happens to be the daughter of Hercule, family ties!), and as such has inherited the hot-headed of nature of both her mother and her father. Though just a small child in DBZ, Pan was the main star in GT.
What's interesting to note is that she actually looks older than her GT self in Dragon Ball Super. It could just be a design choice, but if she is older, this could mean that the show has already written out GT; something I'm hoping for, so that the show doesn't get stuck between a rock and a hard place. The rock being Dragon Ball Z, and the hard place being Dragon Ball GT.
Beerus and Whis
Beerus is the God of Destruction. Despite his menacing appearance and title, he's not exactly a bad guy. He's just every hot-headed, arrogant and happens to have the job of maintaining balance by destroying planets. After fighting Goku and losing, he spares his home planet (Earth), befriends the Z-Fighters and returns home. Though he still keeps an eye on them, saying that they could turn into formidable foes in the future.
Whis is Beerus' martial arts master, and practically his babysitter. Though he is the calmer and more intelligent of the two, he also believes that the Z-Fighters should be watched, and that they may become foes again in the future.
It'll be interesting to see what role these two play in the show, as their alliance with the Z-Fighters could quite easily go either way.
I can't wait for DBS to premiere! And don't worry US and European fans, though an official date has yet to be announced, the show is bound to make it overseas eventually! For those willing, you'll likely be able to watch the episodes online in Japanese with English subtitles.
I watch most of my anime like this, so that's probably how I'll be doing it for Dragon Ball Super!
Dragon Ball Super premieres in Japan this July!
Source: Movie Web