The popular anime Dragon Ball Super has been canceled. This is shocking news for the massive Dragon Ball fan base that has supported the show since it brought the series back to television in 2015.
The original news that the show would be ending came by the way of an article in a Japanese newspaper that reported that Dragon Ball Super would be giving up its time slot for another anime titled Gegege No Kitaro. The article also went on to say that Dragon Ball Super would be going on an indefinite hiatus as a result.
Many fans were so shocked by the news they didn’t believe it. That is until several people behind the show’s success began to speak up about it. One of them Todd Blakenship, took to Twitter to thank the fans for supporting the show and to continue their support until the shows final episode.
“Thanks for always supporting us! The TV series Dragon Ball Super’s Universe Survival arc finally reaches its climax at the end of March, so please support us to the end! There’s also a movie this December too! The Dragon Ball series will continue on, so look forward to it!” https://t.co/RsRDkbAG1v
— Todd Blankenship (@Herms98) January 19, 2018
The show will continue to air until March and according to Todd, there is another Dragon Ball movie coming this December. The show is currently undergoing its Universe Survival arc that many fans have been claiming is one of the shows high points. No official statement has been made as to why the series is being canceled, which has left many wondering what went wrong. The show has been positively received by fans and garnered a heavy viewership through Funimation and Adult Swim’s anime block on Saturdays, Toonami.
Hopefully, we will get some word on what happened to the show as well as when we can expect its return. Some are speculating that the series may pick back up with a new title and continue where the next movie leaves off. Of course none of this has been confirmed.
Let us know what you think. Are you surprised by the news of the Dragon Ball Super cancellation? Do you think the show will return with a new name? Be sure to comment and check out WTFGamersonly for more news articles.