Dragon Ball Super Ends This March In Japan

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'Dragon Ball Super' is coming to Crunchyroll Toei Animation

Dragon Ball Super marked the return of the franchise to TV after 18 years, but it seems like its days are numbered. According to Japan’s Mantan Web -- via Kotaku -- the Dragon Ball Super anime will end its Japanese television run in March. This followed a report by Japan’s Sanspo confirming Dragon Ball Super ’s March end; however, a new production is currently in “to be announced” territory at Fuji TV and that “It’s like not the series is finished.”

The news Dragon Ball Super ending comes as somewhat of a surprise. Although the quality and production pressures of the series have been well-documented, the series remains one of the highest-rated shows in Japan.

A new GeGeGe no Kitaro anime will replace Dragon Ball Super in its Japanese time slot but fans of the series won’t have to wait long after the series ends in March, as a new Dragon Ball movie is set to release later this year.

Dragon Ball Super debuted in Japan in 2015 as the fifth installment of the franchise after Dragon Ball, Dragon Ball Z, Dragon Ball GT and Dragon Ball Z Kai. The anime is currently approaching the climax of the Tournament of Power arc where Goku and the rest of the Z-Fighters of Universe 7 are fighting to keep their universe from being destroyed.

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The poster for the Universal Survival arc in 'Dragon Ball Super' Photo: Toei

Fans were returned to the world of Dragon Ball with Super taking place years after the events of the Buu Saga. The first few arcs were re-imaginings of the Battle of the Gods and Resurrection of F movies before introducing original stories and characters that have become integral parts of the series.

The Dragon Ball Super English dub was brought to FUNimation in 2016 with most of the original Dragon Ball Z voice cast and is currently starting the Future Trunks arc. It will be at least a year before the English dub of Dragon Ball Super catches up to the original Japanese release.

So what do you think of the Dragon Ball Super anime ending? Do you hope another Dragon Ball series begins after Super ? Let us know in the comments section below.

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