Toei Animation Inc. has entered into an agreement with ABC Australia and its network ABC ME for the popular anime series Dragon Ball Super.
While the series has been available to Australian fans through the online streaming services Crunchyroll and AnimeLab, and through DVD via Madman, this deal represents the first time Dragon Ball Super has been available on television. The series term on ABC ME began on November 3 with the debut of episodes 1-46 (English dub). It will also be available online through the ABC ME app. Dragon Ball Super will further be a highlighted program within the network’s special holiday broadcast – ABC’s January Best Fest.
“We are excited to bring Dragon Ball Super on television to our extensive Australian fanbase,” said Masayuki Endo, president of Toei Animation Inc. “The development is just the latest in a whirlwind year for Dragon Ball Super. The series has expanded its reach into multiple new territories around the world, while Dragon Ball as a whole continues to be one of the world’s most recognisable entertainment brands. We look forward to embarking on a successful relationship with the Australian Broadcasting Corporation and maintaining our international momentum.”