PRESS RELEASE: ENGLISH DUB OF “DRAGON BALL SUPER” AND “DRAGON BALL Z KAI: THE FINAL CHAPTERS” TO PREMIERE ON ADULT SWIM’S TOONAMI JANUARY 7, 2017

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Episodes from New Storyline by Creator Akira Toriyama 

LOS ANGELES, CA – December 6, 2016. Dragon Ball fans everywhere just received the biggest gift of the holiday season. Toei Animation Inc., Funimation© Entertainment and Adult Swim are pleased to announce their partnership to bring “Dragon Ball Super” to TV audiences starting next January. “Dragon Ball Super” is the first new storyline in more than 18 years from original creator Akira Toriyama and the Dragon Ball franchise, which was first introduced to the U.S. more than 20 years ago.

Adult Swim will begin airing the U.S. English dub of “Dragon Ball Super” Season 1 during the Toonami block starting on January 7, 2017 at 8 p.m. and 11:30 p.m. ET. Season 1, which totals 26 episodes, encompasses the Battle of Gods and Resurrection ‘F’ story arcs. New episodes of “Dragon Ball Super” will air each Saturday.

“Dragon Ball Super” is more than the latest adventure in the Dragon Ball saga – It’s a collaboration between the series original creator, Akira Toriyama and a passionate team of men and women who are both longtime partners and talented newcomers. “Dragon Ball Super” comes with everything viewers can hope for after waiting 18 long years for a new series – impressible dangers to overcome, the reuniting of beloved characters, and new additions to the mythos that will rock Dragon Ball’s very foundation,” said Masayuki Endo, President and CEO of Toei Animation Inc. “We are very excited to return “Dragon Ball Super” to its U.S. broadcast home on Adult Swim.”

“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!”

Funimation will be producing the U.S. English dub of “Dragon Ball Super” that will air on Toonami The “Dragon Ball Super” cast features veteran voice actors from previous Dragon Ball series including Seán Schemmel (Goku), Christopher R. Sabat (Vegeta), Jason Douglas (Beerus), Ian Sinclair (Whis) and Sonny Strait (Krillin) – all of whom starred in last year’s hit movie “Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F’,” which became the 9th highest grossing anime film of all time in U.S.A..

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.”

As part of the English dub production and in advance of the broadcast television premiere, a new DragonBallSuperOfficial.com website has been launched that serves as a hub for all things Dragon Ball. The site will feature exclusive content, videos, graphics and character bios as well as the latest news on the franchise.

Series Synopsis

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?



We already told you about Dragon Ball Super- believe it or not, there’s more Dragon Ball news today! Toonami and Funimation are proud to announce Dragon Ball Z Kai: The Final Chapters, featuring the long-awaited Buu Saga, premieres January 7th at midnight ET!

Synopsis:

Seven years have passed since Cell’s defeat, and the Z Fighters have returned to normal life. Goku has continued his training in the Other World, Krillin has gotten married, and Gohan has his hands full attempting to navigate the pitfalls of high school. But with the new World Martial Arts Tournament about to begin, it’s time for Goku and the Z Fighters to reunite and face off against the greatest warriors on Earth!

Meanwhile, the evil wizard Babidi has traveled across the galaxy on a quest for revenge, hoping to fulfill his father’s thwarted dreams of universal domination. The Supreme Kai has come to enlist the aid of the Z Fighters in his effort to prevent Babidi from awakening a monster of unimaginable terror—Majin Buu!

CHARACTER CAST
GOHAN Kyle Hebert
NARRATOR Doc Morgan
ERASA Alexis Tipton
VIDEL Kara Edwards
SHARPNER Duncan Brannan
GOKU Seán Schemmel
CELL Dameon Clarke
ANDROID 16 Jeremy Inman
FRIEZA Chris Ayres
YOUNG GOHAN Colleen Clinkenbeard
KING KAI Seán Schemmel
BULMA Monica Rial
CHI-CHI Cynthia Cranz
VEGETA Christopher R. Sabat
MAYOR Charlie Campbell
ROCK Phil Parsons
GOTEN Kara Edwards
MUSUKA J. Michael Tatum
STRONGMAN Chuck Huber
TOTO Mike McFarland
CHOBI Monica Rial
MRS. TOTO Rawly Pickens
SOUTH KAI Jason Douglas
BABA Linda Young
OOLONG Brad Jackson
OX KING Kyle Hebert
PUAR Brina Palencia
ANNOUNCER Eric Vale
FAKE CELL Wally West
FAKE MR. SATAN Jay Garrick
FAKE GOKU Bart Allen
IKOSE Josh Grelle
JEWEL Robert McCollum
YAMU John Burgmeier
KIBITO Chuck Huber
SPOPOVITCH Andrew T. Chandler
PINTAR Chris Cason
MIGHTY MASK Jim Foronda
YOUNG GOKU Colleen Clinkenbeard
IMAMU Apphia Yu
IDASA’S MOM Jamie Marchi
ANDROID 18 Colleen Clinkenbeard
MR. POPO Chris Cason
DENDE Justin Cook
MASTER ROSHI Mike McFarland
MARRON Tia Ballard
TURTLE Chris Cason
PAPOI J. Michael Tatum
PICCOLO Christopher R. Sabat
KRILLIN Sonny Strait
BUBBLES Christopher R. Sabat
YAMCHA Christopher R. Sabat
TRUNKS Eric Vale
GREGORY John Burgmeier
TIEN John Burgmeier
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CREW
ADR Director Christopher R. Sabat
Executive Producer Gen Fukunaga
Producers Carly Hunter
Justin Cook
Michael Harcourt

Sources: http://www.funimation.com/blog/2016/12/07/english-dub-of-dragon-ball-super-hit-anime-series-to-premiere-on-adult-swims-toonami-january-7-2017-at-8-p-m-and-1130-p-m-et/ and http://www.funimation.com/blog/2016/12/06/dragon-ball-z-kai-the-final-chapters-heading-to-toonami/