First New Dragon Ball TV Series in 18 Years Is in Production


Toei Animation has announced production on Dragon Ball Super (Japanese title; tentative for English release), the first all-new Dragon Ball television series to be released in 18 years. Following the recent events of the hit feature film, Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F’, Dragon Ball Super will debut in Japan in July 2015. Reuniting the franchise’s iconic characters, Dragon Ball Super will follow the aftermath of Goku’s fierce battle with Majin Buu, as he attempts to maintain earth’s fragile peace. Overseen by Dragon Ball‘s original creator, Akira Toriyama and produced with Fuji Television, Dragon Ball Super will draw on its historic past to create a bold, new universe welcoming to fans and endearing to new viewers.

The “endearing to new viewers” part intrigues me, as I have always found every iteration of Dragon Ball utterly impenetrable (save the terrible live-action movie, which I’m pretty sure does not represent the source material in any valid way). I grant that I may not have been paying sufficient attention, but the artwork never especially appealed either, except when it involves Giant Monkey Babies and the like.

For those of you that are into it, I’m happy for you that you get more, and maybe better. As Anyone00, who submitted the link to me, said, “The ongoing apology for GT continues.”

Check out the full press release for more.