Earlier this week, a scan showing the next arc with 10 fighters from Universe 7 – Majin Buu, Krillin, Android 18, Android 17, Goku, Vegeta, Gohan, Master Roshi, Tien, and Piccolo – was leaked. Today, Toei Animation, the studio behind Dragon Ball Super, has released the key visual for the arc along with additional details. The arc, debuting on February 5, 2017, will be known as the Universe Survival Arc and will feature a multi-universe tournament.
At Goku’s request, the Omni-Kings’ “Tournament of Power” martial arts tournament between universes now begins, but this also proves to be the beginning of universal destruction. What awaits the victors of this tournament, and the vanquished…?! How will these intense team battles between the elites of each universe turn out…?!
Comments from Dragon Ball Super producer Shunki Hashizume
Dragon Ball Super enters its new chapter, the “Universe Survival Arc”. As you can see from the main visual, it’ll be a full-throttle story where Goku and the rest of the Universe 7 warriors form a team to take on a tournament between universes! Android 17 and Majin Buu are there too, so personally I can’t contain my excitement at the thought of what kind of fights we’ll see! Look forward to this new chapter that’ll be sure to feature super-intense battles with nonstop appearances by the elites of each universe!
Toei Animation notes that Dragon Ball creator Akira Toriyama provided the original draft for the story and characters. Additional information and a promotional video will be made available sometime this weekend.