At the end of the Dragon Ball series we can see Goku fly off with Uub towards his village to train. There had been years of peace so we see Goten and Trunks all grown to teenagers, yet in the Super series they are still young. So it seems that Uub does not exist yet and the Super series does not follow directly after the Dragon Ball series, the same way the GT series did. So where does it fit in? When does the Super series take place?

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    I believe I heard somewhere that it takes place a few months after Buu was defeated. Jul 6, 2015 at 22:05
  • I covered a bit in on this topic here.
    – Alagaros
    Jul 6, 2015 at 23:57
  • I read that it is set after the defeat of Majin Boo, when the Earth has become peaceful once again. I suggest you watch Dragon Ball Z Battle of the Gods, and Revival of F
    – user15933
    Jul 29, 2015 at 21:02
  • Do you have any other details as to why it's set after the defeat on Majin Boo? Specifically in regards to the points brought up in the question?
    – Jon Lin
    Jul 29, 2015 at 21:20
  • Also, you said you "read" that it is set after that? What website/magazine/etc did you read this in?
    – Cattua
    Jul 29, 2015 at 21:37

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In the last episodes of Dragon Ball Z, the Tenkaichi Tournament takes place 10 years after Buu's defeat.

Pan is one of the tournament participants, at the age of 4.
Goten and Trunks are teenagers.

In Dragon Ball Super, Pan is still in Videl's womb.
Trunks and Goten are still kids.

You can say that Dragon Ball Super takes place before that tournament and after Buu's defeat.

Mind-blowing fact: Goku can already transform into SSG in that same tournament eheheh :D

EDIT: Here's the timeline from the Wikia:

Dragon Ball Super
Age 778
Around August 18 Beerus awakens from a slumber and searches the Super Saiyan God.
Bulma's birthday party is held on a cruise ship.

Dragon Ball Z
Age 781, May 7
The 27th World Martial Arts Tournament takes place. Mr. Satan wins. Buu comes in second place.

  • Lol @ attempting to construct an answer that relies on canon continuity. Sep 14, 2015 at 14:31
  • @SamIam. The canon is continuous, no?
    – VISQL
    Sep 14, 2015 at 18:51
  • @VISQL uh... yeah. That's why it's laughable to construct an answer based on canon continuity. Sep 14, 2015 at 19:15
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    Apart from the fact that Pan participated in the 28th tournament as opposed to the 27th, it makes sense. So it takes place 4 years after Buu was defeated and 6 years before the 28th tournament in which Uub participated. Sep 14, 2015 at 19:38
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    What I meant is that the canon IS continuous.
    – VISQL
    Sep 15, 2015 at 18:14

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