The composer that worked on the recent Dragon Ball Z animated movies is now going to score the actual Dragon Ball Super TV series.
On Norihito Sumitomo’s official blog, it was revealed the composer will be working on the score for Dragon Ball Super. Sumitomo was brought into the franchise back in 2013 starting with the Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods animated movie. He was brought in again for the Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection F movie too.
Sumitomo’s current work can be heard in the Majin Buu saga playing out in Dragon Ball Z Kai. His score replaced the original music that was added in years prior. It will be interesting to hear what he has in store for the music in Dragon Ball Super.
It’s interesting to note recent Dragon Ball Z English dubs have retained the original Japanese score. Whenever Dragon Ball Super releases in Western countries, it’s possible we will also hear the music of Norihito Sumitomo. In the past, English dub versions would hear music from Bruce Faulconer instead.
The Dragon Ball Super TV series will be starting in Japan this July. It’s unknown how many episodes will be aired, but it will be on a weekly basis every Sunday morning. A tie-in manga will also be released in Japan in August too.