'Dragon Ball Super' Releases New Storyboards

With as popular as Dragon Ball Super is, its a wonder that fans don't often see how episodes get to the final product.

Luckily one fan has uncovered storyboards for some of Dragon Ball Super's most famous moments.

Twitter user @GovetaXV uploaded some of Dragon Ball Super's storyboards to Twitter and they're most likely much rougher than fans would expect. The storyboards outline Future Trunks' first fight with Goku Black, when Zen-Oh shows up after the battle between Universe 6 and 7 (and Beerus and Champa's subsequent nervousness), and the first time Future Trunks appeared in the present day.

The second set of storyboards are a bit harder to make out, but one is most definitely outlining a conversation between Universe 6's Vados and Champa. But the roughness of the storyboards makes a lot of sense as that is how they're usually handled in animation. Storyboard driven shows often move forward without full scripts and instead use the boards to outline and drive production of the episode.

Either way, it is fun to see how different an episode of Dragon Ball Super looks compared to when it's finished.

Dragon Ball Super's "Universal Survival" arc is part of the recent simulcast agreement that sites like Crunchyroll and Funimation have scored. Dragon Ball Super airs on Crunchyroll Saturday evenings at 7:15 p.m. CST. Adult Swim airs the English dub during its Toonami block Saturday evenings at 9:30 p.m, and is now available to stream on FunimationNOW and Amazon Video.

If you want to catch up with the English dub, the first 39 episodes of Dragon Ball Super are now available to stream on FunimationNOW, Crunchyroll's VRV service, and available to purchase on Amazon Video. The 39 episodes span the full range of what has aired in the North America and covers the "Battle of Gods" arc, "Revival of F" arc, and the most recently ended "Universe 6" arc.


Funimation has previously announced the rest of the series will soon be available on the service as well. Releasing in 13 episode batches two weeks after the last episode airs on Cartoon Network, fans of Dragon Ball Super's English dub without a cable connection will soon have a way to experience the series.

There is also currently a new Dragon Ball film in the works for 2018. Not only does it aim to be the best film in the series, original creator Akira Toriyama will be contributing to the film's script and new character designs. There have also been details shared over its possible story. The film will focus on the Saiyans, the "origins of Goku's power," and potentially the story of the very first Super Saiyan God.