'Dragon Ball Super's Crew For Episode 130 Is Too Good

Dragon Ball Super's penultimate episode was an exciting moment for fans as it not only capitalized on the much-awaited final fight between a mastered Ultra Instinct Goku and a fully powered Jiren, but it did so gorgeously.

Fans praised the episode's animation above all else, and even have highly ranked among other episodes in the series. When looking at the full breakdown of the staff working on the episode, it is no wonder the episode turned out so well.

Thanks to a translation by Twitter user @AnimeAjay, we now have a full staff list of Episode 130 and it definitely confirms a few things. The number of folks working on the episode explains the high amount of detailed scenes in the fight, and much of the staff had been working as regulars on the series.

Twitter user @taddlelegacy argues that the staff is the same as Super has always had, with a "few old hyped returning faces," but the quality is merely a reflection of what the staff is capable of should the series be allowed time for proper scheduling and production efforts.

But regardless of what led the series to delivering such a fantastically animated penultimate episode, fans are definitely appreciative of what they got. Since the previous episodes were marred for reusing animations, Episode 130 rebuts these arguments with a true work of art.

For fans sad about the series ending after Episode 131, it seems there is still some hope for closure before the end of the year when the newest Dragon Ball film releases December 14. The film will focus on the Saiyans, the "origins of Goku's power," and potentially the story of the very first Super Saiyan God. 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.

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, VRV, and available to purchase on Amazon Video as well. 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, the "Universe 6" arc, and bringing the series right up to the current TV airings of the "Future Trunks" arc.