It’s been 18 years since a new Dragon Ball series has aired on TV. Now a brand new television anime, inspired by Akira Toriyama’s Dragon Ball manga, will premiere in Japan this July titled Dragon Ball Super.
Overseen by Akira Toriyama and produced with Fuji Television, Dragon Ball Super is set to take place a few years after the defeat of Majin Buu. Fuji TV producer Osamu Nozaki commented on the new series saying that fans may witness an enemy even “stronger than Buu or Frieza” – Yikes!
The announcement of Dragon Ball Super comes hot off the heels off the most recent Dragon Ball film – Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F’ which premiered in Japan earlier this month. Funimation hosted the North American premiere of the film on April 11 in Los Angeles, and the company plans to release the film with an English dub sometime this summer.
Dragon Ball was first introduced as a manga in Weekly Shonen Jump in 1984, and has evolved into a globally beloved brand. Dragon Ball Super hopes draw on its historic past to create a bold, new universe welcoming to fans and endearing to new viewers. Dragon Ball is coming back to television baby!
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(Sorry, I was just Saiyan…)