Dragon Ball Super is the first new anime in the Dragon Ball series in almost 20 years, and it premiered Sunday morning in Japan. The series doesn’t have a North American release date yet, but a fan has uploaded its intro sequence to Dailymotion. With a ton of familiar faces and that signature Dragon Ball visual style.
“IT’S OVER 9,000!!!!!!!”
The gang’s all here — Goku, Vegeta, Gohan, Piccolo, Trunks, and a few villainous faces you might recognize. From the looks of it, everyone is enjoying a brief bit of domestic bliss in the wake of Majin Boo’s defeat before getting ready to take on new challenges. Series creator Akira Toriyama is handling story duties on Super, which was first announced with a trailer back in April. We’re still waiting to hear about its journey to Western shores, but given Dragon Ball Z‘s immense and enduring popularity around the world, it’s hard to imagine the new series staying Japan-only for much longer. It’s actually somewhat surprising the series didn’t launch internationally at the same time, a move that wouldn’t be unprecedented: Sailor Moon Crystal was made available for streaming in Japan and on Hulu and Neon Alley at the same time when it premiered last year.