Super Dragon Ball Heroes Arcade Game To Be Discontinued After 13.5 Years Of Service; Fans Left Frustrated!

One such fan shared a Tweet where they simply crushed their Gogeta card in frustration. And the comment section share their pain.


With the announcement of Dragon Ball Divers Arcade Game on Goku Day, Bandai’s game producer Akai had announced on May 9, 2024, that Divers will officially replace Super Dragon Ball Heroes as its successor, making the game obsolete after Divers’ release.

Not only that, the SDBH cards that fans have collected over the 13.5 years of its serve will become useless because they’ll not be applicable in Divers’ arcade machines. Sure, the team is developing separate “Heroes Mode” for players to use their old Heroes cards, but there’ll be no new mission updates or cards released for Heroes.



Fans are bitter-sweet seeing a beloved gaming sub-franchise to suddenly go after all these years. And some of them are concerned whether the anime and manga will not last that long now. Super Dragon Ball Heroes brought forth a lot of new characters, what-ifs, and peculiar storylines. Heck, fans’ thirst for Dragon Ball anime content was kinda getting quenched from Heroes. But Toei could just make another anime for Divers to be honest… Only time will tell.

Here are some Tweets of fans saying goodbye to a long running series and sharing some of their cherished memories with it.

This announcement also made a lot of Japanese fans frustrated and no wonder. They spent so much money and time to collect these cards and for companies to just declare them obsolete is simply not fair.

One such fan shared a Tweet where they simply crushed their Gogeta card in frustration. And the comment section share their pain.

However, there are also fans who see this as an opportunity for the franchise to do something different with these games and hope that Dragon Ball Super Divers does justice to the Heroes legacy.

Dragon Ball Heroes, originally launched in Japan on November 11, 2010, is a popular trading card arcade game inspired by the iconic Dragon Ball series. In 2016, the game underwent a significant upgrade, introducing improved graphics and enhanced accessibility to characters, under the title Super Dragon Ball Heroes.

Since then, various games stemming from the franchise have been developed for platforms like Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Switch, and Microsoft Windows.

Additionally, Shueisha has released several manga adaptations, while Toei Animation produced a promotional anime series, which initially debuted at public events in July 2018 before being distributed online.

Dragon Ball Heroes has spawned various manga series. Dragon Ball Heroes: Victory Mission, created by Toyotarou and serialized in Shueisha’s V Jump magazine since November 2012, comprises 28 chapters and is currently on hiatus as Toyotarou focuses on Dragon Ball Super. A special chapter, number 29, was included in the Bandai Official 5th Anniversary Fanbook: Dragon Ball Heroes 5th Anniversary Mission, published on November 19, 2015, with all previous chapters made available for free on the game’s website.

Another manga series, Dragon Ball Heroes: Charisma Mission!, by Yoshitaka Nagayama, originally serialized in Saikyō Jump from December 2013, went on hiatus until March 2017, when it relaunched as Super Dragon Ball Heroes: Ultimate Charisma Mission!!.

Nagayama also penned Super Dragon Ball Heroes: Ankoku Makai Mission!, which debuted in Saikyō Jump on August 5, 2016. Its collected volumes were released on May 2, 2017, and May 2, 2018, respectively. This series later evolved into Super Dragon Ball Heroes: Universe Mission!!, starting April 6, 2018, and is serialized alongside Ultimate Charisma Mission!!.

In May 2018, V Jump announced a promotional anime adaptation of Super Dragon Ball Heroes, focusing on the game’s Prison Planet arc. A teaser trailer for the inaugural episode, featuring new characters Fu and Kanbā, was unveiled on June 21, 2018.

About Dragon Ball:

Dragon Ball is a manga series by Akira Toriyama. It first began its serialization in Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump magazine in 1984.

The manga was later adapted into a multitude of animated series, movies, and games.

The franchise consists of five different anime series, about 21 animated movies, and around 10 games spanning various platforms, from Famicon to Playstation and Xbox.

Synopsis of the Dragon Ball anime:

Goku Son is a young boy who lives in the woods all alone—that is, until a girl named Bulma runs into him in her search for a set of magical objects called the “Dragon Balls.”

Since the artefacts are said to grant one wish to whoever collects all seven, Bulma hopes to gather them and wish for a perfect boyfriend.

Goku happens to be in possession of a dragon ball, but unfortunately for Bulma, he refuses to part ways with it, so she makes him a deal: he can tag along on her journey if he lets her borrow the dragon ball’s power.

With that, the two set off on the journey of a lifetime.

Source: Twitter