It looks like Goku is about to shake up the Dragon Ball Super cosmos. After the new year rolls in, the Saiyan promises to take fans on an action-packed when a new inter-universe martial arts competition gets underway. Last weekend, Toei Animation confirmed that Dragon Ball Super would be kicking off a new arc known as 'Universal Survival,' and the studio has just shared a preview video of the story with fans.
The short clip starts off with a brief review of the show's past arcs. Created by Akira Toriyama, Dragon Ball Super debuted last July with the 'God of Destruction Beerus' arc before 'Golden Freeza' kicked off. Then 'Universe 6' began in January 2016 and was followed by the on-going 'Future Trunks' arc. In February 2017, the 'Universal Survival' story will get its debut, and its new teaser hints that a promise between Goku and the Omni-King will shake all of the universes.
"All the Gods of Destruction and Kaiōshin assemble, and an inter-universe martial arts competition is announced," the teaser explains, describing the competition as the tournament of power.
The preview continues to explain that each universe is allowed 10 representatives in the martial arts contest. Any universe who loses will be annihilated without a second thought, so the teams are forced to fight for their home's safety.
You can check out the brief synopsis for 'Universal Survival' below:
"At Goku's request, the Omni-Kings' "Tournament of Power" martial arts tournament between universes now begins! …But this also proves to be the beginning of universal destruction. What awaits the victors of this tournament, and the vanquished…?! How will these intense team battles between the elites of each universe turn out…?!"
Shortly after the new arc was announced, the Dragon Ball Super website shared a short message from producer Shunki Hashizume. "Dragon Ball Super enters its new chapter, the "Universe Survival Arc". As you can see from the main visual, it'll be a full-throttle story where Goku and the rest of the Universe 7 warriors form a team to take on a tournament between universes!" he wrote.
"Artificial Human No. 17 and Majin Boo are there too, so personally I can't contain my excitement at the thought of what kind of fights we'll see! Look forward to this new chapter that'll be sure to feature super-intense battles with nonstop appearances by the elites of each universe!"
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When the new arc debuts, Dragon Ball Super will be fitted with a new director. Kōhei Hatano, who has worked on previous episodes, will take charge of Dragon Ball Super when Morio Hatano exits the series.