Dragon Ball Super heads west with an English dub in January

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So how is Dragon Ball doing lately? Why it’s super, thanks for asking! Dragon Ball Z was arguably the series at its best and most popular, a tale that spanned worlds and was retold roughly one million and ten hundred times in successive games. But there’s been a revival lately, regarding the dragon most rocking. It all kicked off back in 2013 with Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods and continued with Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection of F.

Two films, that helped greatly increase the mythos of the Dragon Ball universe and introduced all new tiers of power and beings who could challenge the likes of Goku and his family. And that was a setup that needed to be explored more, in a brand new series. Dragon Ball Super began airing in Japan last year in July, with an entire 69 episodes in the bag so far.

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And its been good stuff! Grand stories, massive battles and grown men transforming into YouTubers judging by their hair colour power-ups. The only problem? The Japanese dub still sounds like the kind of ironic torture that Freddy Krueger would reserve for a deaf victim. It’s just, ears weren’t meant to bleed like this. Good news then! Because Dragon Ball Super is finally getting that superior English dub next year January when the series heads to the Adult Swim network.

The first 26 episodes will be broadcast, with veteran voice actors Seán Schemmel (Goku), Christopher R. Sabat (Vegeta), Jason Douglas (Beerus), Ian Sinclair (Whis) and Sonny Strait (Krillin) returning to their signature roles. The first season will focus on the Battle of Gods and Resurrection of F adaptations, which got a new spin for Dragon Ball Super.

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And that’s just a warm-up! At this rate, I hope to see the Goku Black saga properly adapted into English, because that’s one storyline which happened to be epic from start to finish.

Last Updated: December 8, 2016

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  • Lu

    Now I may actually watch it. 99.9% of anime subs over dubs. But Goku’s japanese voice is just under nails-scraping-a-chalkboard annoying.

    • A million times yes to this.

    • Ditto

    • Matthew Holliday

      Agree 100%
      I remember trying to play budokai 1 which didnt have an english option, my ears bled for weeks.
      Although I really couldnt be bothered to wait for the dub and have been watching the sub of this, surprisingly, I could get used to Goku in Super.

      At the very least, the japanese dub isnt the worst thing about the series, its definitely no DBZ…

      • Lu

        I have no idea how the series is actually, for the above mentioned reason. Watched Resurrection of F and Battle of the Gods through sheer determination, but decided that I can wait for dubs before considering Super.

    • Yondaime

      I dunno hey, i’m a huge anime fan and I’ve kinda gotten used to his voice, i feel like some of the raw emotion and context is lost when the anime’s are dubbed.

      • Lu

        Yeah that’s why this is probably the only series I’d approve dubbing on.

    • chimera_85

      That old lady kills the whole show with Kakarot’s voice.

      • Lu

        I still believe a dude should be voiced by a dude. I know there are some female voice actors who do great male voices, but definitely not this one.

        • chimera_85

          Same here hey.

          Take The Simpsons, utterly amazing but here it’s horrendous haha.

          • Lu


  • Dragon Ball is the only anime I will say is better in Dub Than Sub. Looking forward to jumping in on this series.

    • Lu

      * Agrees in subtitles

    • Yondaime

      I’ll Agree because my prince’s English voice is waaaay better!

  • Umar


  • For the Emperor!

    Looking forward to this. Still wish the Dragon Ball Kai dubs for the Majin Buu Arc would be released! My set is incomplete without those 🙁

  • Craig “CrAiGiSh” Dodd

    Ow thank the fucking gods …

    Me and bae can finally watch this on the TV.
    Been waiting for the dubbed version and strangely I was thinking about it earlier this week, so the timing of this article 😛

  • chimera_85

    Thank the gods!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I tried the Japanese version and the old lady who voices Kakarot kills it for me.

  • Don’t they use the stories and voice ‘actors’ from this show in Guantanamo Bay to get info out of people super fast and super 100% effectively?

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