The latest issue of Shueisha’s V Jump magazine has revealed the first visual for the upcoming story arc of the Dragon Ball Super (Dragon Ball Chou) anime. The visual itself is for the anime’s next arc, the Champa arc. The arc will be focusing on the God of Destruction Champa, the twin brother of Beerus. The arc itself began in the 5th chapter of the Dragon Ball Super manga and will be animated from episode 27.
Dragon Ball is an acclaimed manga created by Akira Toriyama that was first published in 1984. The first anime adaptation of the manga, Dragon Ball, first aired in 1986 and was produced by Toei Animation. The series ended in 1989, in which the second half of the manga was then adapted with a new name: Dragon Ball Z. The anime and manga series were insanely popular in Japan, with the manga itself selling over 156 million copies to date, being the second highest selling manga of all time. The anime was soon picked up by Funimation Entertainment in 1995 to distribute in North America, where they made their own dub for the anime. Since then, a slew of merchandise, films, manga, games and card games, began releasing worldwide to capitalise on the franchise’s popularity till this day, over 30 years since the manga was first published.
Here is the synopsis of the original series from MAL:
Bulma is a girl in search of the mystical Dragonballs that when brought together grant any wish. In her search she bumps into the owner of one of these balls, a strange boy named Goku. The two then set off together, Bulma in search of the Dragonballs and Goku on a quest to become stronger.
The first Blu-ray and DVD of Dragon Ball Super (Dragon Ball Chou) is currently available on Amazon Japan for ¥12,147 (~ US$98.40). The second release will be out on March 2nd. The anime is currently airing on Fuji TV every Sunday at 9:00am JST for a total of 100 episodes.
The Champa arc of Dragon Ball Super (Dragon Ball Chou) will start from the 27th episode of the anime, airing next year in mid January.
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