Fans of the beloved Dragon Ball Super series were shocked a few weeks back when Akira Toriyama, creator of Dragon Ball, announced that the next episode will be a 1-hour long special.
The long awaited fight between Goku and Jiren in the Universal Survival Tournament Arc will take place across two episodes premiered back-to-back. It was even revealed that Goku will showcase a new transformation “unlike any we have seen before.”
While the Japanese version of the episode premiered without any hiccups, North Americans seeking an English subtitled version of the episode were not so lucky.
Funimation originally planned to premiere the episode on it’s website, live stream it on YouTube, and upload the fight to their partner company’s website, CrunchyRoll.com. Unfortunately, both websites were down during the scheduled time due to high traffic and the YouTube live stream ended without Episodes 109 and 110 being shown.
Funimation was aware of the fan’s outcry for the long awaited episode. Public Relations and Social Media damage controllers took to Twitter to keep the community calm.
Amidst the anime chaos, Funimation representatives still managed to keep a cool head and have a little bit of fun.
We here at Peters News Network wish you nothing but luck Funimation.
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