Toei Animation has confirmed that Dragon Ball Super will have at least 72 episodes, and there’s a good chance that Dragon Ball Super could have a much longer run. It was even said during the beginning of the series that it would run for at least 100 episodes, but that was all fan speculation. In fact, since the tournament arc the animation has gotten miles better since the beginning, so it seems like Toei is taking a bigger interest in the success of the new series. I’m for one can’t be any more pleased that the story is finally starting to pick up. Plus there’s a new arc coming with future Trunks and an Evil Goku, so it seems like the action is about to pick up. Furthermore, Toei has announced the Blu-Ray releases up until 2017, so there’s a physical release to look forward to.
Now the only question is when will Funimation get the liscenses for Dragon Ball Super. I just want to be clear that Funimation is not guaranteed the license. It’s just very likely that they will get it. Apparently, Toei is waiting for a prime time television slot before they give the okay to do a English Dub, but that’s a headache on it’s own. However, if Super continues to gain support and quality the US and Western Networks should notice it’s popularity.