Dragon Ball Gets New Life on the Small Screen After 18 years

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For the first time in 18 years, there’s going to be a new Dragon Ball television series so start practicing your Kamehameha.

Yesterday, Toei Animation announced they are beginning production on the new series, titled Dragon Ball Super. It will follow the events of the massively successful film, Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F’, and the aftermath of Goku’s battle with Majin Buu.

At the head of this project is original Dragon Ball creator Akira Toriyama.

It will be produced by Fuji Television, whose Osamu Nozaki commented, “Having loved Dragon Ball since childhood, it is very exciting to be a part of this project. Mr. Toriyama has developed a plot that’s not only a dream come true for Dragon Ball’s millions of fans, but one that will foster in a new generation of viewers.”

Millions of fan is not an understatement. It’s one of the most popular anime franchises in the world, seen in over 70 countries and with more than 230 million copies of its comic books sold.

Masako Nozawa, Japanese voice actress of Dragon Ball’s Son Goku, Son Gohan and Son Goten also seems excited about the project. She had this to say about the new series: “I’ve used the word ‘cho’ (super) in so many commercials, games and other media, it is fantastic that the long awaited Dragon Ball Super will finally begin. I hope that this series will last a long time and have the same impact around the world as its predecessor.”

Dragon Ball Super is set to debut in Japan this July.

Are you excited about a new Dragon Ball television series? Let us know in the comments!

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