Dragon Ball has remained one of the most popular media franchises since it first debuted back in 1984 as a manga. Over the years, it’s been adapted into different anime series, movies, and even video games, with seemingly endless storylines to come. “Dragon Ball” is centered on a boy named Goku who has a monkey tail, among many impressive powers. He meets a spunky girl named Bulma and the two go in search of seven powerful dragon balls that can grant any wish once they’re brought together. Goku eventually trains under Master Roshi to learn martial arts, and this is where he also meets his best friend Krillin. Over the years. Goku and his buddies go on tons of adventures, meet new friends (and foes), and have plenty of fun.
Dragon Ball Super Season 1′ has managed to become everyone’s favorite, and now fans will finally be able to pass the fever to ‘Dragon Ball Super Season 2 ! The obsession of fans made the Dragon Ball Franchise a massive hit in the anime industry. And fans are now waiting for the renewal of season 2 because of its happy ending, they are longing for more Goku-Vegeta action.
Everything We Know So Far About Dragon Ball Super
Dragon Ball Super is a 131 episode TV anime that aired from Jul 5, 2015, to Mar 25, 2018.
It is an anime adaptation of a manga. The manga was written by legendary Mangaka Akira Toriyama and illustrated by Toyotarou.
The anime on the other hand was directed by Nagamine Tatsuya and animated by Toei Animation.
Tatsuya has been the director of recognized anime like Bouken Ou Beet and the Precure series.
He also worked in many Digimon and One Piece movies. Toei Animation is responsible for multiple popular series like One Piece, Sailor Moon, and Neon Genesis Evangelion.
If we talk about manga author Akira Toriyama, well he revolutionized the industry with just the Dragon Ball series so he never needed to look back.
But a few series that he created apart from Dragon Ball includes Dr. Slump and Cowa!
Toyotarou is the leading individual in the process of Dragon Ball Super manga creation and his influence on the overall story is noteworthy!
Anyway, let’s quickly revise the story of the Dragon Ball Super anime. So the events take place a few years after the last tournament that took place in Dragon Ball Z.
The story continues with Goku making a living as a farmer with his family and friends.
Nothing crazy happens until it is revealed that the God of Destruction has awakened from his long sleep and is looking for a worrier to fight.
That warrior is said to be the one that would hold himself against the immense power of the God of Destruction, Lord Beerus, or say his dream claimed.
Now in search of that warrior, Beerus comes across Goku and realizes that the warrior is a Saiyan and asks Goku if he is the one.
Goku wasn’t the Godly being Beerus was talking about but he still tried to fight Beerus and lost miserably.
Now Beerus is on his way to find that warrior on Earth and if he doesn’t, he might blow up the entire planet.
And now Goku needs to become stronger to be able to beat God. Now he needs to learn about the legendary Super Saiyan God!
The Dragon Ball Super alternate version of this anime includes Dragon Ball Z Movie: Battle Of Gods and Dragon Ball Z Movie: Resurrection Of F.
The sequel to this series is the Dragon Ball Super: Broly Movie. And the sequel to THAT is the Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero movie which is scheduled to air in 2022.
These movies are crucial for the creation of the next series and we will discuss them in detail later.
So that covers all the intro stuff. I believe now both of us have a good understanding of what we are dealing with.
So now let’s see if the anime has any official announcements or not.
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Official Announcements And Release Date Of Dragon Ball Super Season 2
Dragon Ball Super last aired in 2018 and from that point up until now, there hasn’t been any announcement about the next season of the series.
Yup, as hard as it may sound, there are no official announcements or release dates passed down to us for season 2 of Dragon Ball Super.
However, don’t lose your hope just yet. There are 2 major hints about the making of Dragon Ball Super season 2 given by officials.
The first one comes from Toei’s animator Florence Jay Dominguito who said something along the lines of, “As a fan, I’m really looking forward to new movies and merchandise.
I’m also excited about the new anime that will continue Dragon Ball Super”.
However, the problem here is that translator Ken Xyro corrected this machine-translated text and said that the actual statement was, “I’m also excited to see if there will be a new continuation of Dragon Ball Super tv anime.”
So whether it’s a genuine error or an attempt to hide the season 2 creation is a topic of debate for fans.
The second one comes from the Japanese Voice Actor of Vegeta, Ryo Horikawa, who posted something on his Twitter along the lines of, “I just came out of a meeting at TOEI Animation!!
But I won’t tell you what it is!” This tweet led to a lot of fans thinking that it’s about Dragon Ball Super season 2.
However, many claimed that it could have also been about the movie scheduled for 2022.
Either way, these are the only 2 hints we have got now. And if we are honest, I don’t think these are credible enough.
I mean each of them has one or the other feature going against our speculation.
So why not take an educated guess instead? Let’s dive deeper into this series and try to extract our answers.
Starting with the source material.
More Source Material Information On Dragon Ball Super Season 2
As said before, Dragon Ball Super is an anime adaptation of a manga series of the same name.
The story is written by Akira Toriyama and illustrated by Toyotarou. However, at the moment, Toyotarou is known for managing the Dragon Ball Super manga series.
The manga started publishing on 20 June 2016 and is being published in the V-Jump Magazine to this day.
Currently, Dragon Ball Super has 16 volumes with 75 chapters. Out of which, the anime adapted till chapter 42 of volume 9.
|Volumes||English Release Date|
|Volume 1||May 2, 2017|
|Volume 2||December 5, 2017|
|Volume 3||July 3, 2018|
|Volume 4||January 1, 2019|
|Volume 5||May 7, 2019|
|Volume 6||September 3, 2019|
|Volume 7||March 3, 2020|
|Volume 8||March 3, 2020|
|Volume 9||June 3, 2020|
|Volume 10||September 1, 2020|
|Volume 11||December 1, 2020|
|Volume 12||March 2, 2021|
|Volume 13||June 1, 2021|
|Volume 14||September 7, 2021|
|Volume 15||January 4, 2022|
This chapter was released on November 20, 2018, which is quite later than the anime version.
This goes to show 2 things. First is that TOEI and Toyotarou have 2 separate teams and they are being guided by Toriyama on the gist.
In other words, Toriyama mentions the plot points to both TOEI for the anime and Toyotarou for the Manga and lets both of them fill in the blanks themselves.
This is even more vibrant when you know that anime and Manga have a lot of differences between them.
From trivial differences like the Use of Hakai by Goku (in the manga) to major differences of skipping entire arcs from the source (golden Frieza arc isn’t in the manga).
Moreover, the first season required 9 volumes for the anime. Assuming that the series requires the same amount for the next one, there isn’t enough source material yet.
However, this isn’t a problem because if you look at the dates of the manga and anime releases, you would realize that they are less than 15 days.
So we can say that the anime doesn’t necessarily require the manga to be ahead of it in the case of Dragon Ball super.
Usually, Mangas are ahead because they are made by the original creator but the situation seems to be different in the case of DBS.
Now they can make another season with the available manga content by using the contents of Broly movie AND the contents of Super Hero movie.
And this is my theory that this will be the content of the next season.
Remember that before starting Dragon Ball Super, Dragon Ball Franchise released the Battle Of Gods movie and The Resurrection Of F movies.
Both of which ended up getting adapted into the official anime. So if they are following the same pattern, then the next season of Dragon Ball Super will have the story from Broly movie, Super Hero movie, Moro’s Arc, and Granolah’s arc.
Although, this is just a speculation based on the franchise’s past actions. Overall, the manga doesn’t seem to be a hurdle for the series at all since both mediums seem to have their own teams working specifically for them.
And so their co-existence doesn’t seem to benefit either for extracting content. So if the source material isn’t the problem then what is?
Popularity? Let’s have a look.
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Expected Plot Of Dragon Ball Super Season 2
With the release of season 2 of Dragon Ball Super, a beginning of a new story would take place.
And that means more content for us viewers to watch and admire. But what content will it be?
How will the story of season 2 go? Well, the previous season ended with Tournament Of Power being over and normalcy reaching its end.
If the anime follows the movies, then we might see the introduction of Broly in the next season followed by the contents of the Super Hero movie.
And if the anime follows the manga then the next arc would be about Moro, the escaped prisoner.
It is called the Galactic Patrol Prisoner Arc. Moro is a criminal known for extracting energy and life forces from people just like Buu and Cell.
However, he is on a whole another level as compared to them. This intergalactic beast has the head of a Goat and his strength is unreal.
How will our fighters be able to put a stop to his crimes? This is mostly going to be the story of the next season and if it turns out to be true, the story after THAT would be about Granolah.
But that’s searching very far. For now, we can say that the series would either deal with Moro or Broly.
Some people claim that the anime would have a completely new story but that’s unlikely because that would lead to these stories ending up wasted.
Why Do We Want A Second Season So Badly?
Many of you who aren’t massive dragon ball fans might be wondering why so many people want a second season to dragon ball super.
Well, the thing is, for many people, Dragon Ball is the pinnacle of entertainment. It is a series that made their childhood AWESOME and they wish to keep this nostalgia close to their heart forever.
If you didn’t watch Dragon Ball or Dragon Ball Z in your childhood then you won’t understand this.
But if you did, then I know how delighted you were when Dragon Ball Super first came out.
The idea of reliving your past with a new and unique touch to it was incredible.
And now that we are assured about getting another experience that we cherished so much, the desire for a sequel is bound to be born.
And THAT is why fans want a second season of Dragon Ball Super so much.
But are we the only ones or are there other people out there? Why not have a look?
Ratings And Reviews Won So Far By Dragon Ball Super
Let’s see the ratings and reviews regarding our beloved Dragon Ball Super. These scores and thoughts would allow us to get a clear idea about what fans think specifically about the series that they watched.
And searching for them isn’t that hard because we have websites like IMDb and MyAnimeList.
This is one of the most popular websites out there for rating and reviewing movies and TV series.
Let’s see what casual fans think about Dragon Ball Super. Well, our fellow fans have stayed true to their culture by giving a fantastic 8.3/10 as a score.
You have my respect boys! The reviews are just as positive with people appreciating the fights and hype of the series.
Many claim that the high-octane action and tense situations in this anime are unmatched. Well, I see nothing wrong here.
Profit And Sales Details Of Dragon Ball Super Season 2
Now we are going to talk about the most important aspect of anime, Sales. If an anime isn’t profitable then there is no point in making a sequel to it.
This is not true every time but 99% of the time, anime is made for making money.
So if Dragon Ball Super makes enough money, we would most likely see another season.
Let’s start with Manga sales.
Now the manga sales decide whether an anime would be made or not. Although they contribute to the initial season for the most part.
However, postseason manga sales can influence the possibility of another season. So let’s see what Dragon Ball Super Manga has to say to us.
Alright, it turns out that manga has been spiking throughout. It started with around 30K copies for the first volume and 57K for volume 2 in the debut week.
Later on, volume 3 reached over 92K, and volume 4 hit over 150K copies which are incredible numbers!
Moreover, the series had over a million copies sold by 2020 which is a great number for 3 years without any anime to boost the sales.
So yeah, we can rest assured that the manga of Dragon Ball Super is doing great.
No need to worry.
Blu-rays and DVDs are a major source of income for many anime out there. Even though it doesn’t contribute significantly to anime like Dragon Ball Super which is more inclined towards income from merchandise, it is still a noteworthy contribution.
So let’s have a look. Turns out that in Japan, the average Bluray and DVD sales of Dragon Ball Super were around 1200 per box set.
Whereas in the US, the sales average over 25K copies. This is an incredible number for Blurays and can contribute considerably towards the making of the series.
So yeah, the Blu-ray and DVD sales of Dragon Ball Super were great. Great enough for a sequel to happen.
Now, THIS is a major source of income for anime like Dragon Ball Super. And let me tell you, these sales are super good for our beloved series.
This series earns billions of yen through merchandise and figurines with hundreds of them online and thousands of that merch available, Dragon Ball is an extremely successful series in terms of merchandise sales.
There’s no doubt about that!
Although we already know that the Dragon Ball franchise is packed with cash that is more than enough for the next season to happen, I still wanted to mention this just in case.
The Dragon Ball Super Broly Movie had a box office collection of ¥4 billion in Japan and over $125 million throughout the world.
This made it the highest-grossing anime film of 2018. Told you the companies have more than enough money to make another season.
Looking at all these factors, I can confidently say that money wouldn’t be an issue for the Dragon Ball franchise to avoid another season.
These numbers are stunning! And based on them, we can be certain that a sequel would happen.
But if it does, who all will feature in it?
Famous Characters To Reappear In Dragon Ball Super Season 2
Now it looks like Dragon Ball Super is only a matter of time to happen.
Until then, let’s see which characters could potentially show up in the next season.
The inspiration of millions and heart of billions, Goku is the ruling king of the series that is loved by everyone who watches him.
His dumb yet motivating nature lets people look at him with respect and admiration. You can be sure that his reappearance in the next season would be crucial.
Our Prince Of All Saiyans, the Prideful Vegeta would also make his return in Dragon Ball Season 2.
He is yet to defeat his sworn rival Goku and to do that, he will go to unknown heights.
But hey, don’t forget that apart from being a warrior, he is also a Dad so he has to take care of his family.
Watching him handle his life would be interesting!
Beerus And Whis
The God Of Destruction and his master Whis also contribute significantly to the series. They do things from the side but their acts change the directions of the show in the long run.
Seeing them return in the next season would be great for us in terms of enjoyment and entertainment.
Other characters like Frieza, Jiren, Moro, or Broly might also make an appearance but that would be based on the storyline the series opt for.
Other Decisive Factors For Dragon Ball Super Season 2
Now let’s take a quick look at a few factors that could make or break the series.
We haven’t talked about them separately so this is our moment to discuss them here.
Ending Of Dragon Ball Super Season 1
The first factor is the ending. If the series got an absolute conclusion then the chances for another season would be less.
But that’s not the case for Dragon Ball Super because the series had an open ending.
If you remember correctly, the ending involved the Tournament being concluded and everything returning to normalcy.
The final scenes involved Goku and Vegeta had a face-off at the place where they first fought, with the same stance as before.
And with that, the series ended. As you can see, the show had an opening that can easily be used for another installment with the introduction of new characters and units.
So we can rest assured that the sequel won’t be a hurdle for this anime.
Controversy Around Dragon Ball Super
The final factor is controversy. If an anime has a major controversy revolving around it then the series might end up not getting a sequel.
Luckily, that’s not the case for Dragon Ball Super. It was banned in Argentina for symbolic violence but many fans online dismissed that saying it was the government going out of their way to put restrictions on it.
It’s a bit more detailed than we think but that shouldn’t hurt the possibility of another season since creators aren’t bothered about this.
If they wish to create another season, they would be able to with no concerns about this incident.
So we can relax about Dragon Ball Super for being safe from any major controversy.
To sum it all up, Dragon Ball Super is a series that has no reason to NOT return back to TVs.
It has great sales, amazing popularity, and overall worldwide recognition. The next season would most likely air in 2023 after the Super Hero movie.
Looking forward to it. Thanks a lot for reading. Until next time, Sayonara!