Dragon Ball Super (ドラゴンボール超; Doragon Bōru Sūpā; commonly abbreviated as DBS) is a recent installment in the Dragon Ball franchise, a sequel to the Dragon Ball Z anime and manga which began airing on July 5, 2015. It is the first Dragon Ball television series featuring a new storyline in 18 years since the final episode of Dragon Ball GT in 1997.
A Dragon Ball Super manga is being produced alongside the anime. The series is developed by Toei, in a similar process to the Dragon Ball, Dragon Ball Z, and Dragon Ball GT animes. The series plot takes place after the Majin Buu Saga, in between the ten year gap towards the 28th World Martial Arts Tournament.
Dragon Ball Super began airing in Japan on Fuji TV, July 5, 2015. Akira Toriyama alongside Toyotaro will be handling a manga adaptation and it is going to be released in V-Jump monthly. Kazuya Yoshii performs the opening theme, "Chōzetsu ☆ Dynamic!!" and the Japanese band Good Morning America (who performed Dragon Ball Kai's ending theme, Dear Zarathustra), performs the ending theme, "Hello Hello Hello".
Dragon Ball Super's first Japanese set was released December 2, 2015, having a DVD and Blu-ray set consisting of 12 episodes, with two discs each. The second set of Dragon Ball Super is dropping March 2, 2016. The third DVD and Blu-ray set of Dragon Ball Super will be available July 2, 2016, ranging from episodes 25 to 36. The DVD sets are 12,096 yen, and the Blu-ray sets 16,416 yen.
Akira Toriyama writes the plot outline, and then a team of writers creates the script, expanding, adding, and changing elements from Toriyama's plan as they deem appropriate. The original suggestions for some of the storylines come from the editorial office, then Toriyama writes the outlines.  However, Toriyama has seemingly complained about the anime's quality at points.
The series' plot begins showing the aftermath of the Majin Buu Saga, then proceeds to retell and alter the stories of Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods and Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F’ as new story arcs. The next part of Super following this takes place in the Universe 6 with the Z Fighters searching for the Super Dragon Balls.
In a peaceful period following the defeat of Kid Buu, Goku continues to attempt to maintain Earth's peace despite being forced by Chi-Chi to work on their radish farm. Gohan and Videl are married, and Goten and Trunks plan to find a wedding present for them. Beerus dreams of a Super Saiyan God and upon waking begins a search for the figure, believing his dream to be prophetic. The search leads him to King Kai's planet where he outclasses Super Saiyan 3 Goku, before turning his eyes to Vegeta on Earth. Beerus enjoyed his time on Earth until he was angered by the ungenerous Majin Buu for not sharing his pudding. The Z-Fighters team up to take out Beerus but his power was too much for them. Champa and Vados notice Beerus fighting on King Kai's planet and later on Earth, and want to stay unnoticed by Beerus. They talk about finding "big wish orbs". The Supreme Kais overhear them and think that they are talking about the Namekian Dragon Balls.
Before Beerus could destroy the Earth, Goku intervenes and requests for more time to seek out the Super Saiyan God. Goku uses the Dragon Balls to summon Shenron and learns that a ritual is performed to make the Super Saiyan God. After achieving this state, Goku begins another battle with Beerus. In the end result of Beerus winning, Beerus leaves to go back to his planet and sleep. In the mean time, Champa finds more Dragon Balls, not the Namekians' balls, and goes back to his universe and plans to go back to universe seven to greet Beerus. Sorbet and the rest of the Third Stellar Region are failing to find Dragons Balls and the empire crumbling so they set out to revive Frieza. After Frieza has been revived, he seeks revenge on Goku and trains for four months. During this time, Goku and Vegeta are being trained by Whis to grow stronger in their base.
Frieza has returned to Earth and brings an army of one thousand soldiers. His army has been defeated by some Z-Fighters. Goku and Vegeta eventually realize Frieza is alive and reach Earth. Goku and Vegeta combat Frieza in his Golden Form using Super Saiyan Blue. Frieza destroys the Earth as a last ditch effort to escape the wrath of Vegeta, however, Whis, Beerus, Goku and some few others survive. Whis alters time and sends Goku five minutes into the past to finish off Frieza before he can destroy the Earth. Gohan starts training with Piccolo to get even more stronger and protect his loved ones and Goku and Vegeta resume their training.
Goku and Vegeta's training is interrupted once again with the arrival of Champa and Vados. It is revealed that there are twelve universes in all, and Goku and Vegeta are of Universe Seven, and Champa is the God of Destruction of Universe 6. Upon being stunned by the delicacies of Earth, Champa and Beerus arranges a five-member team Tenkaichi tournament of Universe Six and Seven. If Champa wins, he will swap the Earth of Universe 7 with the extinct Earth of his universe. If Beerus wins, he will obtain the six Super Dragon Balls Champa has obtained. Team Universe 7, consisting of Goku, Vegeta, Piccolo, Majin Buu and the mysterious Monaka fight off against Team Universe 6, Frost, Hit, Botamo, Cabba and Magetta. Team Universe 7 wins and as Champa is about to incur his wrath against his opponents, Zeno, the Omni-King appears and says that he has been observing the event, and hopes to set up a similar tournament, with contestants from all twelve universes. The Omni-King leaves, and Beerus utilizes the Super Dragon Balls to resurrect Universe Six's planet Earth along with its inhabitants.
After that event, Goku, Vegeta, Goten, Trunks and Monaka are stranded on an outer space adventure, where Goku faces off against Copy-Vegeta. Some time later, Future Trunks uses a new time machine to escape from his dystopian timeline, where Future Bulma, Future Mai and millions have perished from the mysterious threat known as Goku Black. Arriving in the present, Trunks reunites with the Z-Fighters and meets Beerus and Whis. Goku Black invades their timeline to seek Trunks, and ends up fighting with Goku. However, he mysteriously leaves and returns to Future Trunks' timeline. Realizing that Black was using a mystical artifact known as the Time Ring, which only belongs to the Supreme Kais, along with Goku, Beerus & Whis travel to Universe 10, to apprehend Gowasu, who has the Time Rings, and his apprentice Zamasu, who possesses identical ki to Black. Zamasu distrusts all mortal beings because of constantly getting into war, however, there is nothing he can do about it. After he is easily defeated by Goku, Zamasu thinks that the power of the mortals are going unchecked and reveals his hatred for them.
- Battle of Gods Saga (episodes 1-14)
- Resurrection ‘F’ Saga (episodes 15-27)
- Universe 6 Saga (episodes 28-46)
- Future Trunks Saga (episodes 47~)
- Series Director: Kimitoshi Chioka and Morio Hatano (as of episode 33)
- Planning: Masato Seino, Kazuya Watanabe, and Kōzō Morishita
- Story: Akira Toriyama
- Screenplay: Yoshifumi Fukushima, King Ryu, Yoshitaka Toshio, Makoto Koyama, Atsuhiro Tomioka
- Character Designs: Tadayoshi Yamamuro
- Music: Norihito Sumitomo
- Endings (ED):
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- ↑ Dragon Ball 30th Anniversary Super History Book
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- ↑ Weekly Shonen Jump #31, 2015
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