‘Dragon Ball Super’ English Dub And Buu Saga Coming To Toonami In January

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It was only a matter of time, but Funimation and Toei Animation confirmed the English dub of Dragon Ball Super anime will come to Adult Swim’s Toonami block of programming in the beginning of 2017.

On Jan. 7, Toonami will air the first episode of Dragon Ball Super at 8 p.m. EST and 11:30 p.m. EST, with a new episode airing each Saturday. Season 1 of Dragon Ball Super, which totals 26 episodes, encompasses the Battle of Gods and Resurrection ‘F’ story arcs.

“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.”

“Toonami and the Dragon Ball franchise have a long and storied history together in the U.S.,” said Jason DeMarco, senior vice president of on-air for Adult Swim. “We are thrilled to be premiering Dragon Ball Super to our audience and keeping Dragon Ball on Toonami!”

The English voice cast of Dragon Ball Super include Dragon Ball staples Seán Schemmel (Goku), Christopher R. Sabat (Vegeta), Jason Douglas (Beerus), Ian Sinclair (Whis) and Sonny Strait (Krillin).

Funimation also announced the Dragon Ball Z Kai version of the Buu saga will finally make its way to Toonami on Jan. 7 as well.

Here’s the synopsis of the Dragon Ball Super series, which follows immediately after the Buu saga (forget Dragon Ball GT).

“With Majin Buu defeated, Goku has taken a completely new role as…a radish farmer?! With Earth at peace, our heroes have settled into normal lives. But they can’t get too comfortable. Far away, the powerful God of Destruction, Beerus, awakens to a prophecy revealing his demise at the hands of an even more formidable being. When his search for the Saiyan God brings him to Earth, can Goku and his friends take on their strongest foe yet?”

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