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Dragon Ball Super Season 2 - What We Know So Far

"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.

One of the most successful series in the "Dragon Ball" franchise is "Dragon Ball Super," which debuted in 2015 and takes place after the defeat of Majin Buu (via Anime News Network). According to Anime News Network, "Dragon Ball Super" ran for 131 episodes until it was canceled in 2018, and there haven't been any updates on the popular spin-off — until recently.

Toei Animation announced that a second "Dragon Ball Super" movie is premiering in 2022, leading many fans to wonder if there will also be another season of the accompanying anime series as well. Here's everything we know about "Dragon Ball Super" Season 2 so far.

Is there a release date for Dragon Ball Super Season 2?

There haven't been any official announcements regarding "Dragon Ball Super" Season 2, but fans can likely expect it to premiere within the next year or two. The upcoming "Dragon Ball Super" movie is coming out in 2022, and Toei Animation will probably spread out the premieres a bit. Since the first "Super" film (titled "Dragon Ball Super: Broly") premiered in December, perhaps the next film in the spin-off saga will also premiere in the winter — leaving "Dragon Ball Super" Season 2 to debut as early as 2023.

International Business Times reported a possible hint that Toei animator Florence Jay Dominguito gave about the future of "Dragon Ball Super." In a recent interview on the Dragon Ball website, Dominguito discussed his hopes for the franchise's future, saying, "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."

Fans assumed this to mean "Dragon Ball Super" Season 2 is definitely on its way, but as IBT pointed out, there may have been an error in translation: "Japanese translator and social media influencer Ken Xyro pointed out what the Toei animator said — 'I'm also excited to see if there will be a new continuation of Dragon Ball Super tv anime.'" Whether it was an accidental slip or a rumor gone rogue, it's clear that fans want more "Dragon Ball Super," and are anxiously awaiting the announcement.

Who might be in a second season of Dragon Ball Super?

If and when "Dragon Ball Super" Season 2 does come to fruition, we'll likely hear from many of the franchise's veteran voice actors. Fans can expect to see Goku (Masako Nozawa in the Japanese version, Sean Schemmel in English), Krillin (Mayumi Tanaka/Sonny Strait), Bulma (Aya Hisakawa/Monica Rial), Piccolo (Toshio Furukawa/Christopher Sabat), Master Roshi (Masaharu Satô/Mike McFarland), Trunks (Takeshi Kusao/Alexis Tipton), and Gohan (Masako Nozawa/Kyle Hebert), among many others.

Ryō Horikawa, who voices Vegeta in the Japanese version, recently tweeted a major hint that he'll be returning for "Dragon Ball Super" Season 2, though he didn't reveal any specifics. IBT reported on the cryptic tweet, where Horikawa teased that he'd just left a meeting with Toei Animation but wasn't spilling any details. The torture. At least we know that something epic is on its way, whether it's the upcoming film or Season 2 of the highly-anticipated series.

What would a Dragon Ball Super Season 2 be about?

Although there haven't been any episodes of "Dragon Ball Super" since 2018, the manga of the same name has still been going strong, with two additional arcs ready for possible TV adaptation. The series left off after the Universal Survival arc, and if you've followed along with the manga, you know that the next storyline features the Galactic Patrol Prisoner arc, which introduces a new creepy goat-head villain. The current saga in the "Dragon Ball Super" manga is Granolah the Survivor, featuring the only survivor of a race that the Saiyan army wiped out.

Either saga is sure to bring plenty of thrilling fights to the small screen — if they're adapted to television. Of course, Toei could create an entirely new arc just for the show. Until they give an official announcement, we'll have to avoid getting our hopes up too high. Luckily, "Dragon Ball Super" is available to rewatch on streaming services like Funimation and Crunchyroll, so fans can dive back into the action while they wait for updates.