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The reveal arrived courtesy of an updated schedule from Fuji TV this week, which airs Dragon Ball Super in Japan. Starting April 1, Dragon Ball Super will be replaced in the schedule by GeGeGe no Kitaro. Although Fuji TV has yet to officially announce Dragon Ball Super’s cancellation, there is no indication that there are more episodes waiting to be aired after its current run. Kanzenshuu estimates that based on Fuji TV’s schedule and information on the show’s upcoming DVD and Blu-ray release, the final episode will air on March 25, making the final episode count for the series 131.
According to a translation from Kotaku, Fuji TV said that “It’s like not the series is finished,” which could refer to either Dragon Ball Super or the Dragon Ball franchise. A new production for a Dragon Ball series hasn’t been announced.
The Dragon Ball franchise is immensely popular, so it’s possible that we could see more Dragon Ball Super or another Dragon Ball TV show in the future. But a tweet from one of Dragon Ball Super’s voice actors seemed to indicate that the show is done for now.
So about DBS ending, here are the relevant points.
• Kitaro Anime will take Super's place starting April 1.
• DBS really is ending.
• Might come back in future (under a different name? who knows)
• Episode 131 will be the final episode https://t.co/Wfxh7Vdh78
— Ken Xyro (@KenXyro) January 19, 2018
Hope to see you again sometime soon✨ pic.twitter.com/4ZzpnrXUit
— 吉高寿男 (@toshio916) January 19, 2018
It won’t be the last fans will see of the Dragon Ball series. A new movie is set to debut in Japan in December 2018 (which could eventually make its way to the U.S.), and fans who watch Dragon Ball Super in English are only up to episode 46 so they have a long way to go before the show ends for them.
Michelle Jaworski is a staff writer and the resident Game of Thrones expert at the Daily Dot. She covers entertainment, geek culture, and pop culture and has brought her knowledge to conventions like Con of Thrones. She is based in New Jersey.