Dragon Ball Super Simulcast Coming To North America

It looks like the wishes of fans are coming true. After a long wait, Toei Animation has finally announced an English subtitled simulcast of Dragon Ball Super is coming to North America. Various streaming sites will hold non-exclusive rights to the simulcast that begins Saturday, October 22.

Users over at Crunchyroll, Daisuki, and Anime Lab will be able to watch Dragon Ball Super starting Saturday. The simulcast will kick off with episode 63, "Don't Define Saiyan Cells! The Curtain Rises on Vegeta's Intense Battle!!" The premiere episode will move into the conclusion of 'Future Trunks Arc' on the show.

The sites will be simulcasting to fans in North America, Latin America, South Africa, Australia, and New Zealand. The event will simulcast episode 63 in real-time with Japan before new episodes are added weekly. Starting on October 30, backlogged episodes of Dragon Ball Super will be added to each site in chunks of ten episodes. So far, there are over 60 episodes in the series, so it will take about a month and a half for the streaming platforms to catch-up on the show's different arcs.

If you're not familiar with Dragon Ball Super, then you should know the series debuted in July 2015 to massive fanfare. The show was the first Dragon Ball series to debut after a nearly 20 years hiatus. The show is set after the defeat of Majin Boo, so fans are greeted with an oddly peaceful Earth. However, in true Dragon Ball style, the tranquility doesn't last for long.

Fans of the show are particularly excited to learn that the simulcast of Dragon Ball Super this weekend. After all, the show is well into its 'Future Trunks' Arc which sees the beloved Saiyan facing off with Goku Black. The storyline began with episode 47 and will wrap up in the near future. The next episode of Dragon Ball Super will see Future Trunks continue his epic batle with Goku Black while Son Goku acquires a powerful new technique called the 'Evil Containment Wave.'

In its run, Dragon Ball Super has debuted several impressive transformations that have had fans flailing. Earlier this summer, the series unveiled the Super Saiyan Rose state that Goku Black undergoes. And, last week, Future Trunks kicked off his individual arc by taking on a new state dubbed 'Super Saiyan Anger' by fans.

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"Patience always pays off, and we're delighted to finally share Dragon Ball Super with our fans around the world. And believe me when I say there's more to come. Stay tuned for additional exciting news before the end of the year!" Masayuki Endo, President of Toei Animation Inc., said about the simulcast.


So, what do you think? Will you be tuning into the series' simulcast when it debuts this weekend? Let us know in the comments below!

And, if you're wanting to take a nostalgic look back at the Dragon Ball franchise, then you should check out ComicBook.com's list of best transformations from the iconic series.