Dragon Ball Super Returning to Primetime

Dragon Ball Super came to a close earlier this year in Japan, but fans in the US who have been following along via Toonami have been playing catch-up for quite some time. For those of us who enjoy FUNimation’s dub, things have been fairly slow-going…but all of that is about to change.

Dragon Ball Super is headed to the 8:00pm EST slot during the [adult swim] block, taking the place of King of the Hill; this marks the first time in over a decade that Dragon Ball has had a primetime slot in the US. It also marks the first time in over a decade that anime has been featured during [adult swim]’s weekday block. The change will take place on Monday, July 2nd according to [adult swim]’s updated schedule. While it will be great to be able to catch the latest Dragon Ball series on a daily basis, we’ll have to deal with reruns for a while; although new episodes will still debut on Saturdays during the Toonami block, the weekday airings will start over with episode #1.

Everything will still be business-as-usual with Toonami, where new episodes will continue to debut for the time being, along with other fan-favorite series such as Hunter x Hunter and My Hero Academia. You can catch these DBS episodes at 10:30pm EST.

Dragon Ball Super is the sequel to the wildly successful Dragon Ball Z, created by Akira Toriyama. Aside from a special and two theatrical movies, it was the first new Dragon Ball material in 18 years. Aside from the airings on [adult swim] and Toonami, you can catch episodes of Dragon Ball Super at FUNimation and Amazon Video. Production of the series concluded with the airing of episode 131 in Japan on March 25th, 2018 and is available to stream via Crunchyroll, VRV, and FUNimation. Blake Comeau Jersey

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