Funimation, Toei Animation and Adult Swim have collectively announced the release date for the English dub of Dragon Ball Super for audiences living in the USA.
Adult Swim will be showing Season 1 of Dragon Ball Super on January 7, 2017 at 8 p.m. and 11:30 p.m. ET. This is part of the Toonami block and it’s the USA English dub from Funimation. New episodes are then expected to air every Saturday from that date onward.
Season 1 includes 26 episodes which has the “Battle of Gods” and “Resurrection F” sagas. Sadly, they did not announce when the other sagas will be airing. I guess we have to wait for them later.
“We’re extremely pleased to join with Toei Animation in this broadcast partnership with Adult Swim to bring “Dragon Ball Super” to a whole new generation of TV audiences,” said Gen Fukunaga, CEO and founder of Funimation. “I have no doubt that ‘Dragon Ball Super’ will eclipse the television success of the original Dragon Ball series that first aired here more than 20 years ago when anime was still new to the U.S. Those kids that grew up watching Dragon Ball now have kids of their own.”
Many of the old cast members are back in Dragon Ball Super. Seán Schemmel is Goku, Christopher R. Sabat is Vegeta, Sonny Strait is Krillin and more.
They did not announce who will be scoring the music for the English dub. It’s possible they just keep the original Japanese score, although some fans wanted Bruce Faulconer to come back. He was responsible for the epic score in the original Funimation airing of Dragon Ball Z in the USA.
The English dub for Dragon Ball Super has a lot of catching up to do. The Japanese version will be airing episode 70 later this week.