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Toei Animation Begins Production On New ‘Dragon Ball’ Series


Goku, Gohan and the rest of the wildly popular Dragon Ball crew are coming back to television for the first time in 18 years.

Toei Animation has dropped quite the interesting but not entirely unexpected news that there will be a new Dragon Ball TV anime series with Dragon Ball Super, which is coming from a story concept from Akira Toriyama. The debut of the series marks the first new series for the property in eighteen years.

With the tentative name of Dragon Ball Super, it’ll follow the events of Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F’ and is set to debut in July 2015 in Japan.

“Having loved Dragon Ball since childhood, it is very exciting to be a part of this project,” said Osamu Nozaki, producer for Fuji Television. “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.”

“When I joined Toei Animation, one of my first assignments saw me working on the production of Dragon Ball Z,” said Atsushi Kido, producer for Toei Animation. “While there for only a short period of time, being a part of the series
left a lasting impression. We look forward to carrying on Dragon Ball’s tremendous legacy, bringing audiences a brand new Dragon Ball with the same sense of heart and commitment that went into past Dragon Ball productions.”

“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,” said Masako Nozawa, Japanese voice actress of Dragon Ball’s Son Goku, Son Gohan and Son Goten. “I hope that this series will last a long time and have the same impact around the world as its predecessor.”

Plot concept: 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.

For those who haven’t heard of the Dragon Ball series; from Kid Goku to Adult Goku, here’s a little something to introduce you to the series or get a little acquainted with the fast, furious, intense battles and its characters:

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