Dragon Ball Super Dub Coming To US In January
I’ll admit I am a Dragon Ball fan, but I am not what you would call a “good” anime watcher. I can’t stand subtitles… I mean not even a little. I am a firm proponent of just having foreign characters in movies simply talk to each other in English using a terribly inaccurate accent. The arguments have been made about how much of the meaning I am losing by watching dubbed versions of Japanese cartoons, and sadly I still can not bring myself to tolerate subtitles. Add to that, those of us whose first taste of anime was from Dragon Ball Z on Cartoon Network and you have a great many fans of the series who just prefer it the way they remember it. Sean Schemmel and Christopher Sabat ARE Goku and Vegeta to a lot of us out there, and anything else simply won’t feel right. If you are like me, there is a good chance you have been avoiding Dragon Ball Super spoilers like the plague waiting for the inevitable Funimation dub to make it’s way onto American television. Well, it appears that the wait is almost over.
Funimation Entertainment announced yesterday that Dragon Ball Super will begin airing Season 1 on Adult Swim’s Toonami programming block starting January 7th. The series will air at 8:30pm and 11:30pm Eastern Time each Saturday night. The first season is more or less just the “Battle Of Gods,” and “Resurrection F” story arcs, but either way it means us US viewers are getting the series in our own language and to me that is one hell of a Christmas present.
“With Majin Buu defeated, Goku has taken a completely new role as…a radish farmer?! With Earth at peace, our heroes have settled into normal lives. But they can’t get too comfortable. Far away, the powerful God of Destruction, Beerus, awakens to a prophecy revealing his demise at the hands of an even more formidable being. When his search for the Saiyan God brings him to Earth, can Goku and his friends take on their strongest foe yet?” -Season 1 synopsis according to Funimation.