The Tournament of Power officially kicked off back on July 1, 2017 with episode 97 of Dragon Ball Super. In Dragon Ball time the tournament was to last 48 minutes. Sixteen episodes and six weeks or so later with the current episode 113, there are still 22 minutes in Dragon Ball time left in this fight to survive.
However, the Universe Survival Saga – which the Tournament of Power is a part of – began with Dragon Ball Super episode 77 back on February 5, 2017.
Misión Tokyo, a Spanish anime website, recently had the opportunity to talk with Kimitoshi Chioka (the first director of Dragon Ball Super) and Hiroyuki Sakurada (the current producer of Dragon Ball Super) at the Salón del Manga convention in Barcelona, Spain. There it was revealed the Universe Survival Saga will run through March 2018. March 2018, is four months away. Figuring in holidays and including this weeks episodes, that means there are AT LEAST fifteen more episodes to go meaning in real world time. There have been rumors that the series is coming to an end after the Universe Survival Saga and that’s just not true according to the two men. According to Sakurada-san and Chioka-san, the Universe Survival Saga is just heating up!
Akira Toriyama, the original creator of Dragon Ball, has something in mind to continue the Dragon Ball Super story so it’s not clear when the series will end. Dragon Ball Super is covering the 10 year gap between the fight with Kid Buu and final episodes of Dragon Ball Z with the 28th World Martial Arts Tournament. Although it seems like Dragon Ball Super is appropriately connecting the points in that 10-year gap, Sakurada-san and Chioka-san say that it has not been decided if the end of Dragon Ball Super will connect with the end of Dragon Ball Z as Toriyama-sensei has not yet decided on Super’s end yet.
More announcements related to Dragon Ball Super are expected later this year. Stay tuned to Anime Games Online for more. You can take a look at the video recorded part of the interview, conducted in Spanish and Japanese with a translator, below.