After going on a break back in August, it was revealed recently that the Dragon Ball Super manga will return to serialization with a new arc in December.
The announcement of its return was made in an advertisement that’s presumably from the latest V Jump magazine issue by Shueisha.
In the ad, details about the manga’s long-awaited return are mentioned.
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Dragon Ball Super Manga August 2022 Break
Dragon Ball Super is a manga series by written by Akira Toriyama and illustrated by Toyotarou. It began serialization in V Jump back in June 2015.
As Dragon Ball is one of the most popular franchises in Japan, this manga received a TV anime adaptation by Toei Animation.
The anime consists of 131 episodes and aired between July 2015 and March 2018.
In case you’re unfamiliar, Dragon Ball Super’s story begins four years following the events of Dragon Ball Z after Goku defeated Majin Buu.
In the series’ story, new foes threaten Earth’s peace, so Goku and his friends must fight once again.
Unlike the original manga which had a weekly release schedule, Dragon Ball Super has a monthly serialization with breaks from time to time.
The latest break happened in August 2022 after the end of the Granolah the Survivor Saga.
The hiatus was announced in mid-August, the reason being that Toyotarou and Toriyama are preparing for the series’ next arc.
At the time, there was no date announced for the series’ return to serialization.
Now though, it’s confirmed that the manga will return this December with a new arc, with the focus being on the younger characters of the series.
Dragon Ball Super Manga New Arc Release Date
The announcement ad for the manga’s return to serialization was shared online by the Dragon Ball news account @DbsHype on Twitter.
This advertisement features Gohan and Piccolo, indicating that they will play a big role in the next arc.
While there isn’t much in the way of story info yet, it was confirmed that this new arc will take place before the events of the Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero movie.
Based on the announcement ad, Dragon Ball Super’s return will be on December 20, 2022, in the next V Jump magazine issue.
Though many expect the anime to get a new season as there are still arcs that haven’t been adapted yet.