Funimation has recently announced that the English Dub for Dragon Ball Super will be airing on Toonami. The series will debut on January 7, 2017 at 8 p.m. and 11:30 p.m EST. The series will start with Season One, which consists of 26 episodes and will features the Battle of Gods and Resurrection of F story arcs. New episodes will premiere every Saturday.
The CEO of Toei Animation, Masayuki Endo, had this to say about the Toonami premiere of the series.
“”Dragon Ball Super” is more than the latest adventure in the Dragon Ball saga – It’s a collaboration between the series original creator, Akira Toriyama and a passionate team of men and women who are both longtime partners and talented newcomers. “Dragon Ball Super” comes with everything viewers can hope for after waiting 18 long years for a new series – impressible dangers to overcome, the reuniting of beloved characters, and new additions to the mythos that will rock Dragon Ball’s very foundation,” said Masayuki Endo, President and CEO of Toei Animation Inc. “We are very excited to return “Dragon Ball Super” to its U.S. broadcast home on Adult Swim.”
“Toonami and the Dragon Ball franchise have a long and storied history together in the U.S.,” said Jason DeMarco, senior vice president of on-air for Adult Swim. “We are thrilled to be premiering “Dragon Ball Super” to our audience and keeping Dragon Ball on Toonami!”