I'm not sure why they ended season 6 when they still had a bunch more to do. Myanimelist.net shows it starting over at episode 1 but Hulu is still counting off from where it left off at. Makes keeping track a little difficult when numbers don't match up.
The story is still continuing from where it left off but something has definitely changed with this anime. The fan sub has just grown where this show didnt focus on it. They are getting stupid with it too. Which I think is going to ruin this anime. This was going to be another Naruto or Bleach style anime where anyone could watch it but that focus is going away unfortunately with this new season.
The story has been really enjoyable so I want to see how it turns out. Especially since they have brought real dragons into the show after all this time.