The Dragon Ball Super anime series may have ended its run back in 2018, but Akira Toriyama's manga series continued far beyond that point. Fans are now wondering if the anime series will return with new Dragon Ball Super Season 2 episodes.
The popular action series is very much alive thanks to the new chapters of the Dragon Ball Super manga, and if you've been keeping up with the series, you know that a brand new season with new episodes is due.
If you've been craving new episodes of Dragon Ball Super, here's everything you need to know.
Will Dragon Ball Super Season 2 Ever Be Released?!
The last episode of the Dragon Ball Super TV series premiered on March 25, 2018. Despite the almost six-year wait, there is still an expectation that the series will resume in the future!
The Dragon Ball Super manga continues to release new chapters month after month, long after the anime's 131-episode run.
With plenty of material to work with, fans are wondering when, not if, Toei Animation will produce new episodes for the popular anime series.
So far, Toei hasn't formally announced the return of the Dragon Ball Super anime, but it's regularly suggested that the series will return by Dragon Ball insiders.
Famously, in 2021, the official website of Dragon Ball featured Toei animator Florence Jay Dominguito, who's been working with Toei Animation Philippines since 2011 and has been involved in various Dragon Ball projects.
At one point in the interview, the animator was asked about his hopes and expectations for the future of the Dragon Ball franchise and responded:
"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."
Based on this machine-translated statement, many fans thought that Dominguito may have indirectly confirmed Dragon Ball Super Season 2.
However, according to Japanese translator Ken Xyro, here's what the animator actually said: "I'm also excited to see if there will be a new continuation of Dragon Ball Super TV anime."
Toei Animation released Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero in 2022, but the animation company didn't confirm if new episodes of the anime series would be released following the movie.
When Might Toei Announce Dragon Ball Super Season 2?
Many insiders expected some kind of announcement around Dragon Ball Super Season 2 in late 2023. However, there has been nothing so far.
There was some hope that an announcement would arrive at New York Comic Con after a lot of promotion around the Dragon Ball panel. however, this ended up being an announcement for a new series, Dragon Ball Daima.
Who Will Be the New Villains in Dragon Ball Super Season 2?
The arc following the Universal Survival Saga is the Galactic Patrol Prisoner Saga, which takes the Z-fighters to space and back to Earth, and introduces the villainous goat-looking wizard named Moro, a character designed by the current Dragon Ball Super artist Toyotarou.
A few years before the end of Dragon Ball Super: Broly, and around the destruction of Kid Buu by Goku, the Grand Supreme Kai's seal on Moro's magic broke, allowing him to beak out of the Galactic Patrol's prison.
The new episodes of Dragon Ball Super will most likely follow this saga, which concluded in the manga in 2020.
There are also a bunch of other prisoners who escaped from the Galactic Patrol's prison, and the new episodes will most likely feature them fighting the Z-fighters on planet Earth.
After the conclusion of the Galactic Patrol Prisoner arc, the Dragon Ball Super manga continued with the Granolah the Survivor Saga, which introduced Granolah, the sole survivor of the Cerealian race that was annihilated by the Saiyan army.
Granolah the Survivor Saga concluded in Chapter 87 (released in August 2022). The final chapter of the Granolah the Survivor Saga also featured the return of Frieza and the debut of his powerful Black Frieza transformation.
Will Goku Unleash His Ultra Instinct Form Again?
Goku unleashed his complete Ultra Instinct form during the Tournament of Power Saga while fighting the powerful Jiren, but at the end of the anime series, it seemed that he had lost his ability to go into Ultra Instinct.
After all, this powerful form was brought out by extreme stress in his battle against Jiren.
If you've read the Galactic Patrol Prisoner saga, you'll know that Goku's Ultra Instinct form does return, but will he be able to fully master it so he can unleash it at will? You'll have to read the manga to find out!
Will Vegeta Get a New Form?
Although the manga doesn't show Vegeta get an Ultra Instinct form, he still gets some serious training with the Yardrat, the same beings who taught Goku Instant Transmission.
Vegeta also learns a new technique called the Forced Spirit Fission and uses it in his fight against Moro.
Vegeta also trained with Beerus, and it looks like he's taking the God of Destruction path to become stronger while Goku is taking the angel's path.
At the end of Chapter 74, Vegeta unleashed his new Ultra Ego form, which many saw as his answer to Goku's Ultra Instinct. Will he be able to catch up to Goku's immense power?
Where Can I Watch Dragon Ball Super?
All episodes of Dragon Ball Super are currently available to stream on Crunchyroll, and if Toei Animation releases a new season, it's likely that the anime streaming platform will also premiere the new episodes.
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