Dragon Ball Super Removed From Air Overseas Over Sexual Harassment Controversy

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Despite the lack of a new episodes, Dragon Ball Super continues to get new fans thanks to re-runs and new chapters of the manga series by creator Akira Toriyama and mangaka Toyatarou. The anime series became a global phenomenon, drawing fans together in public to watch the Tournament of Power unfold, and the public viewings were huge in Mexico and South America, but the title was recently cancelled in one country amid controversy.

Dragon Ball Super Master Roshi Tournament of Power
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Cartoon Network has removed Dragon Ball Super from the air in Argentina because of Master Roshi's behavior in the show. Buenos Aires' Department of Communication shared a statement in regards to the popular shonen anime series. The statement was released just after an episode aired that leads into the Tournament of Power, a major event in the series that pits fighters from various universes to compete for the Dragon Balls.


In that episode, Master Roshi performed a weird training session, which many considered perverted, and that led to the show's cancellation.

The official statement noted that the Ministry of Women, Gender Politics, and Sexual Diversity filed a complaint to the Department of Public Defense after constituents shared their reactions to the controversial Dragon Ball Super episode.

In that episode, Roshi asked Puar to transform into a beautiful young lady, and the perverted teacher asked this so he could overcome his weakness. At the end of his training, Roshi says that he has overcome the need to sexualize women but only on the battlefield.

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Following the complaint, Cartoon Network and Warner Media removed Dragon Ball Super off the air in Buenos Aires and much of Argentina. Of course, that could change in the near future, but for now, viewers from the affected regions would need to find other outlets to view the anime series if they want to continue watching the Tournament of Power.

If you're wondering when new episodes of Dragon Ball Super will come out, check out more details in our Dragon Ball Super Season 2 hub here. A new Dragon Ball Super movie titled Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero is set to release next year.