It’s safe to say that the English release for Dragon Ball Super is something that many fans are looking forward to. However, it seems that they may have to wait a little bit longer.
Dragon Ball Super is the first major Dragon Ball series in nearly two decades and considering the immense success of shows like Dragon Ball Z across the world, its delayed release is not a trivial matter.
Released in June of last year in Japan, we’ve already had over 50 episodes of the series. Yet, despite Dragon Ball’s huge popularity outside of Japan, we have still yet to see a widespread Western release.
Thankfully, Toonami Asia is obviously aware of the situation and has done its best to calm fans. In a recent Tweet from last week, they say that the release of the series is something that they’ve been chasing up and are still waiting to hear back on what is happening.
Considering how big a series like Dragon Ball Super is, it’s not overly surprising that its localization has been delayed like this, not to mention that the series is still ongoing in Japan.
This means it’s likely the localization is being done with a suitable amount of lead-time to help buffer the release of the later English episodes.
After all, you don’t want to be left hanging if the English version catches up with the Japanese original.
It’s still likely we will see Dragon Ball Super air in the West sometime this year but that’s something that both Toonami Asia and Funimation are clearly still working very hard on.
By Ollie Barder.