Toonami has sent out a press release that an English language version of Dragon Ball Super will air in certain Asian markets in mid-2016.
As stated in the press release, an English dub for Dragon Ball Super will air in Southeast Asia and India in mid-2016. Toonami states that this is the “English-language world premiere”.
“This announcement is huge for fanboys and girls in Asia. Dragon Ball is undoubtedly the original and world’s biggest anime export, and is a cornerstone of our programming on Toonami,” said Mark Eyers, Chief Content Officer for Turner’s Kids Networks in Asia Pacific. “Since the channel launched in 2012, Toonami has been airing episodes of Dragon Ball Z and Dragon Ball Z Kai, and to premiere Dragon Ball Super demonstrates the channel’s continued commitment to securing must-have and must-see content, first on Toonami.”
There is still no word on the American Funimation English dub yet. Apparently, Toei Animation has yet to contact Funimation on doing the English dub for Western markets. However, this new announcement should hopefully gets things underway. There are a lot of Dragon Ball fans outside of just Japan and Asia.
Anyway, look out for Dragon Ball Super airing on your television screens if you live in Southeast Asia and India. For now, you can keep it locked at AttackoftheFanboy as we review the Japanese version each and every week.