'Dragon Ball Super': Reported Release Date of New Arc Revealed

Dragon Ball Super's anime might have ended with the Tournament of Power, but the manga will continue the story of the series beyond it and even further beyond the events of Dragon Ball Super: Broly.

But when will the next arc of the series begin in the manga? A new release date reportedly has the new arc debuting next month.

As noted by @GovetaXV on Twitter, the next arc will begin in the December 2018 chapter release of the series. This is important as that means the Tournament of Power will be brought to a swift end as well. Much like the anime, the Tournament of Power (and Universe Survival arc) most likely will be put to an end in the early pages of the chapter and the second half with introduce other elements.

Though much like how the manga skipped the events of both Battle of Gods and Resurrection F arcs of the series, it seems it will not depict the events of Dragon Ball Super: Broly either. So depending on when in the series timeline the new arc takes place, there could be a significant amount of time in between the end of the Universe Survival arc and this new one.

The new arc is reportedly titled "Galactic Patrol Prisoner." It teases the return of a character not seen since the Majin Buu arc of Dragon Ball Z, and the return of a fan-favorite character to the series as well. A new synopsis for the start of the arc has arrived online as well, teasing what's next to come for the franchise.


Dragon Ball Super currently airs its English dub on Adult Swim during the Toonami programming block Saturday evenings at 11:00 p.m. It is also available to stream on Funimation and Amazon Video. The Japanese language release of the series is complete, and available to stream on FunimationNOW, VRV, and Crunchyroll. The manga has chapters that can currently be read for free thanks to Viz Media.

You can catch up with the English dub pretty easily too. The first 65 episodes of Dragon Ball Super are now available to stream on FunimationNOW, VRV, and available to purchase on Amazon Video as well. The 65 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 climax of the "Future Trunks" arc. The series is also currently airing reruns weeknights on Adult Swim.