Talk about a blast from the past and one that played a significant role in the childhood of many, us included, massively so in fact. The Dragon Ball series was a cartoon spectacle for many with a then 4:30pm weekdays on SABC 2 routine adopted and always reserved, we can still remember it like it was yesterday. The great news is that Goku’s adventure from the blockbusting classic anime is set to continue in the follow up series called Dragon Ball Super set to feature on the #1 kids channel on the continent, Cartoon Network, from Tuesday, 16 March 2020…rejoice!
Interesting to note that the Dragon Ball series, based on the shonen manga created in 1984, initially aired in Japan in 1986 and crash-landed on Cartoon Network in the US in the late 1990s. With a total of 675 episodes, 20 movies, and more than 250 million manga sold across the globe, Akira Toriyama’s Dragon Ball franchise remains one of the most popular anime of all time, and the mega fandom all over the world can attest to the popularity of this show, us included.
Ever since defeating the evil Buu, Goku and his friends have been living peaceful lives. However, their happiness is short-lived when Beerus, the God of Destruction, comes to challenge Goku. With all of humanity hanging in the balance, Goku must get his friends’ help to become the legendary Super Saiyan God and meet this new threat. Their battle is just the beginning in this sprawling adventure. Dragon Ball Super reconnects fans with their favourite characters while introducing new storylines beyond imagination – including the reveal of 12 universes … each with their own God of Destruction!
“Cartoon Network goes to great lengths to carefully select the best programming for its fans, thereby emerging as the leading kids PayTV channel across Africa. The global popularity of Dragon Ball Super is the perfect match to reach our African households and anime fans,” says Ariane Suveg, Director of Kids Content. “Dragon Ball Super is the dawn of a whole new Dragon Ball era and we know that a whole new group of kids will now be attempting to go Super Saiyan with their friends!”
Catch the exciting sneak peek of Dragon Ball Super on Saturday, 7 March 2020, at 08:40 CAT when Cartoon Network Africa brings you four brand new episodes, back to back. Tune in from Tuesday, 16 March @ 16:45 CAT to watch the God of Destruction and Golden Frieza Sagas on DStv, channel 301 and GOtv, channel 67 (Ghana 158 and Uganda 356). We declare with no shame that we will be tuning into this one!