Dragon Ball Super Season 2: Release date, news and rumors

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Dragon Ball may be the most popular media franchise since it hit us in 1984 as a manga. The franchise has continued to grow and has been adapted into several anime series, video games, movies, and so forth.

So yes, there is so much love for Dragon Ball, and right now, people are looking out for one of its adaptations, the Dragon Ball Super anime series. Since Season 1 made its debut, fans have been anticipating a return of the series in Season 2.

Continue reading as we dig into everything we know so far about Dragon Ball Super Season 2. However, we have to warn you. There may be spoilers ahead for those who might be behind on the series.

What has happened so far in Dragon Ball Super

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Dragon Ball, by itself, is a story concentrated on the main character, Goku – a boy with a monkey tail and great powers. He meets a girl named Bulma, and together they search for seven dragon balls that can grant wishes once combined. They soon meet Master Roshi, who trains Goku on martial arts. There Goku meets Krillin, who becomes his best friend. The friends continue to have endless adventures fighting terrible enemies at every turn.

Now down to Dragon Ball Super, this story takes place after the foe Majin Buu is defeated. All is well on earth, with Goku and his friends returning to everyday life. But things quickly change when Beerus, the god of destruction, suddenly awakens from his sleep. His one goal is to fight a Super Saiyan God. He lets it be known that if a Super Saiyan God doesn’t arrive to resist him, he will destroy the earth.

Goku and his friends are forced back into action, with Goku transforming into a Super Saiyan God. Goku, Vegeta, Goten, Gohan, Trunks, and Pan face Beerus but lose. Beerus is impressed by Goku’s efforts and doesn’t destroy the earth. He then asked Goku and Vegeta to join him on a training journey to become stronger. 

Fast forward to another arc where later in the series Goku fights Frieza, there’s the tournament of power, and the season ends in its 131st episode titled A Miraculous Conclusion! Farewell, Goku! Until We Meet Again!

The season was canceled right there in 2018. 

What’s going on with Toei Animation?

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Toei Animation is the studio behind the Dragon Ball series. They opened up a new division in 2018 devoted to only Dragon Ball content. The studio has produced some of the most popular anime, including One Piece, Slam Dunk, Digimon, The Transformers, Sailor Moon, Precure, Future’s Folktales, and much more.

They’ve remained busy working, and in the Dragon Ball franchise, Toei announced in May 2021 that a Dragon Ball Super feature film will be released in 2022. In July 2021, they revealed the film’s name to be Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero.

What do we know about Dragon Ball Super Season 2 so far?

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Although the series been canceled or concluded in 2018, there has been a lot of talk and speculations. Some fans believe that the film Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero could lead to the next season. 

Then there’s the fact that the Dragon Ball Super manga series has continued to roll out with even two other arcs ready to be adapted. Some people also believe perhaps the creators will develop a new arc to continue the anime series

As far as rumors go, one time during an interview with a Toei animator, Florence Jay, was asked about his expectations for the Dragon Ball franchise. He responded by 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.

This translation got hopes up and talks, making the rounds that Dragon Ball Super was confirmed to continue. Later, we heard it might have been a mistranslation and what Florence stated was: “I’m also excited to see if there will be a new continuation of Dragon Ball Super TV anime.” 

Yes, this translation changes things.

Then in 2019, Ryō Horikawa, the voice actor for Vegeta in the Japanese version, made a tweet that seemed suggestive. The Tweet said: “a continuation of Dragon Ball series or a new Dragon Ball movie. What do you think? #DragonBall #DragonBallSuper #animenews,”

What are fans saying about Dragon Ball Super Season 2?

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Fans are holding firm to their belief that a Season 2 is in the works. When and if a release date shows up, it will be an aha moment for most fans. Here are some comments across social platforms from fans;

“I’m looking forward to Dragon Ball super Season 2.”

I want to see a Season 2. I don’t want it to end, lol.”

“Season 2 will come for sure. The manga has to get farther, so enough content is out. When the super anime first started, the manga was already at Goku vs. hit. It’s all just patience.”

Will there be a Dragon Ball Super Season 2?

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According to Google Trend’s statistics, people have maintained an interest in Dragon Ball Super over the years. It might have something to do with the film coming soon or the manga that’s still rolling out chapters. 

The manga has already concluded a few arcs, such as the Galactic Patrol Prisoner Saga, where the villain is Moro’s goat-looking wizard. The current angle is Granolah the Survivor Saga. We’re up to chapter 76 in the manga. That can be interpreted to mean that there’s more than enough source material to continue a Season 2.

Dragon Ball Super has had a great reception since its debut with great stats. According to Oricon’s Yearly Sales Ranking, 2020 – Top 50, Dragon Ball Super ranked at #38 with yearly sales of 1,019,655 copies.

So, there’s every reason to have a Season 2 soon. 

When will Dragon Ball Super Season 2 be released?

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 Currently, there is no specific date or even confirmation that a DBS Season 2 is in the works. Nevertheless, we know that there’s hope for it. So, fingers crossed. While we wait, we can immerse ourselves in the manga or upcoming film. 

What can we expect in Dragon Ball Super Season 2?

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As abovementioned, if the manga were to be utilized as source material, we can expect to see the concluded manga arcs, Galactic Patrol Prisoner saga and Granolah the Survivor Saga.

Our favorite characters will no doubt return with new villains and thrilling fights.