Toei Responds After YouTubers Claim Dragon Ball Super Anime Will Return
Toei Animation has shot down another Dragon Ball Super rumor. Toei Animation’s Media Representative David Syatt told IGN no new episodes of Dragon Ball Super are being produced at this time.
This comes roughly a month after Toei Animation shot down similar reports. A publication posted, then later changed, a short, vague article about Dragon Ball Super anime episodes coming, but Toei responded to IGN saying:
“We can only say that this is not true at the moment. We never mentioned or made any announcement about more episodes to Dragon Ball Super.
It’s not clear where Geekdom101 and Yonkou Productions are getting their information, but their tweets and Youtube videos have gotten thousands of likes and views, saying:
Aight so I can say DBS series is coming back in July 2019.
— YonkouProductions (@YonkouProd) March 17, 2019
And despite the statement from Toei, Geekdom101 and Yonkou Productions are standing by their announcements. Geekdom 101 later put out a video responding to Toei’s denials, saying quote:
“Just like they did a couple months ago, when it was revealed that they were trying to sell new episodes and shop them out, Toei is denying this, why are they denying this? They want to be the ones to announce it themselves, they’re not happy that, you know, it’s already out there that Super is coming back, they want it to be a big surprise.”
And to those questioning his credibility, he said, “Look, anybody who knows me, knows that I really, really care about my credibility. I double and triple check everything. It’s something I’ve done for years now on this platform successfully. I’ve never lied to you guys and I’ve never ever tried to hurt my own brand, I love what I do.”
Geekdom101 also reiterated that he believes the announcement could come down next month in April or on Goku Day, May 9th, before a potential July airdate.
It is important to note that in his first video on YouTube, he flat out said, “Let’s hope I wasn’t given a lot of bad information because it all seems pretty accurate to me, but you never know.”
Geekdom101 did not mention how many sources he has, nor where the sources are from. He also repeatedly made claims followed up with a statement like “Don’t hold me to it.”
Yonkou Productions also made similar statements in his video, he said, “I don’t have a confirmation on that yet” and “obviously you don’t want to confirm it, because the actual announcement is yet to come. Even now.”
Both Youtubers said they had multiple sources. They argued that Dragon Ball Super Broly had a successful theatrical run and the 30th anniversary of Dragon Ball Z is approaching. Regardless, Toei has said no, that’s not happening (twice now).
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