Dragon Ball fans, this is not a drill! It has taken some time for the franchise’s current anime to get on with its new story arc, but things will get shaking soon. Goku has a few more fighters to recruit for the Tournament of Power, and Gohan’s impending training day with Piccolo promises lots of surprises. To get fans hyped for the new arc’s upcoming action, the folks at Toei Animation just released a brand-new trailer for the ‘Universal Survival’ arc.
Naturally, it is about as awesome as you’d expect.
In the trailer, fans are given a few brief glances at the team which Universe 7 enters into the Omni-King’s tournament. The line-up defines what many would consider squad goals, and its members are all deadly to a fault. From Goku to Mr. Buu and more, the roster of heroes is not one the multiverse should take lightly.
The footage goes on to highlight each of the fighters individually with a montage of clips. Video was pulled from Dragon Ball Z to bolster the characters’ accomplishments, and fans have paid particular note to how the trailer introduces the characters.
First, Androids 17 and 18 are introduced almost like a tag-team. The next set is Gohan and Piccolo. Mr. Buu then gets his own slide before Vegeta gets a personal introduction. Next, a trio is shown thanks to Tien, Master Roshi, and Krillin. And, of course, Goku ends the trailer with his own slide.
Right now, fans are wondering if the groupings are indicative of how the fighters will pair off during the Tournament of Power. The event will be done in battle royal style, and the gods have said teams will be encouraged to pair up to take on other opponents. The tournament will be held in a massive arena which houses different activity areas, so these distinct groups may be sent to fight in an sub-arena more suited to their battle styles.
Dragon Ball Super's “Universal Survival” saga is part of the recent simulcast agreement that sites like Crunchyroll and Funimation have scored. Dragon Ball Super airs on Crunchyroll Saturdays at 7:15 p.m. CST. Toonami will begin airing the English dub on Adult Swim Saturdays at 11:30 p.m.