Dragon Ball Super is more than two years old, and the show is still going on strong. The anime has developed a loyal fan-base both in Japan and abroad, but there are those viewers who are already counting down the days until Dragon Ball Super ends. In anime, a two-year run is a long time unless you are One Piece, but fans shouldn't worry just yet. According to Toyotarou, Dragon Ball Super still has a long way to go.
2017 has been a busy year for the Dragon Ball Super illustrator, but Toyotarou isn't letting his schedule slow him down. Earlier this summer, the artist appeared at the Napoli Comic-Con in Italy to talk about his work (via Reddit). It was during his trip there that Toyotarou shed some light on when Dragon Ball Super's series finale could come around.
"Dragon Ball Super must reach Dragon Ball's ending: the last chapter, 10 years after Majin Boo. The story must go there; they must meet there," the illustrator confirmed.
"The story will go to where Dragon Ball ends. Even Toriyama, when drawing the original manga, did not think about the end of it, and so we still don't know how far we want to go yet."
For some fans, Toyotarou's comments may appear like a no-brainer, but Dragon Ball fans have had real reason to worry. The timeline of Akira Toriyama's franchise is a confusing one, and the creator could choose to retcon any part of Dragon Ball Z after its time skip. When the latter anime ended, it did so following a ten-year jump which saw Goku meet up with Uub, the human reincarnation of Majin Buu. Dragon Ball Super takes place just four years after Buu was defeated, so the series has room to cover six years worth of content.
Looking at the franchise's previous installments, fans can expect its current series to go on for a bit longer. Dragon Ball Z covered about 13 years, and it lasted for nearly 300 episodes. If Dragon Ball Super lasts just half that, it will boast 150 episodes before it winds down, and Toyotarou's manga will also be there to fill in some gaps. So, for now, it looks like fans can stop worrying whether Toei Animation will pull the plug on Dragon Ball Super at any moment. Apparently, the series still has plenty of stories left to explore.
The synopsis of Dragon Ball Super's current saga can be read here: "According to an invitation that Goku gets, Zen-Oh (Omni King) is starting a martial arts tournament between all the universes called "Chikara no Taikai" (Tournament of Power). But it is the beginning of universal destruction. Something awaits the winners and losers of this tournament. What will become of this fierce team battle between each universe's elite warriors?0comments
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 airs the English dub on Adult Swim Saturdays at 11:30 p.m.
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