Is Dragon Ball Super Anime Returning in 2022?

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Is Dragon Ball Super anime series planning to return this year?

While fans are loving the latest Dragon Ball Super feature-length film, Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero, fans are wondering if the Dragon Ball Super anime series will return with new episodes after the series concluded with the finale of the Universal Survival Arc that originally aired in March 2018. Now, it looks like Toei Animation has big plans for the Akira Toriyama's popular shonen franchise.

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In an edition of Weekly Dragon Ball News on the official Dragon Ball website, executive producer Akio Iyoku talked about the release of Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero to hype up one of the most highly-anticipated anime films of 2022. Iyoku also shared a major tease that there's a "chance" that "something other than the movie" will be arriving this year as well.

"I'm currently working hard to get everything finished on the Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero movie, whose release date has been confirmed for April 22nd in Japan!," Iyoku said. "I think the movie is just incredible, especially the animation. [Series creator Akira Toriyama] is really pleased with it! It's all-new animation, so, everyone please wait a little while longer until it's finished." Finally, he shared the biggest tease, "There's also a chance that something other than the movie will be coming this year too, so let's make this year another great year for Dragon Ball together!"

Back in May 2021, the official Dragon Ball website featured an interview with Toei animator Florence Jay Dominguito, who discussed the future of the shonen franchise, saying, "As a fan, I'm really looking forward to new movies and merchandise. I'm also excited about the new anime that will continue Dragon Ball Super."

Could this be a sign of the return of Dragon Ball Super anime TV series that fans are hoping for? After all, the Dragon Ball Super manga series by Akira Toriyama and Toyotarou is still ongoing, and the anime series that concluded in March 2018 only covered up to the Universal Survival Arc. Two arcs have been released since then, and now, fans are wondering if Toei Animation will adapt them.

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On April 1, Twitter outlet DBS Chronicles shared a post about Dragon Ball Super anime series returning to feature the Granolah the Survivor Arc, but that turned out to be an April Fools Joke.

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When is Dragon Ball Super Season 2 coming?

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On June 25, Toei Animation shared its anime plans to celebrate the release of Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero with a 'Thank You Stage Greenting'. The event, which took place in Shinagawa, united Dragon Ball stars as they thank fans for supporting the movie, and reveal various behind-the-scenes details with them.

Unfortunately, Toei hasn't announced anything about Dragon Ball Super Season 2, and the tweet about the road map below is not confirmed to be true.

Fans are expecting to get an update about Dragon Ball Super at Jump Festa 2023 in Japan later this year, but the shonen title is not included in the schedule, as shared by @DBSChronicles.

Is Dragon Ball Super coming to Netflix?

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There are currently no plans to release Dragon Ball Super on Netflix, but you can check out our detailed guide on where to watch the popular shonen here. Netflix's anime catalog continues to expand, but for now, you'll have to watch the series on Crunchyroll or Adult Swim.

According to Netflix's list of films and TV shows coming in November 2022, Dragon Ball Super is not coming to Netflix this September.

If you're wondering about the possibility of Dragon Ball Super Season 2, check out more details here.