After over 18 years since a new series, Akira Toriyama’s “Dragon Ball” manga is getting a new anime adaptation.
Luckily for fans, it won’t take an entire year to power up.
According to several reports, “Dragon Ball Super” will premiere this summer in Japan.
The series will follow a never before seen arc of the story, following the destruction of Majin Buu.
This will be the first new anime series in the “Dragon Ball” franchise since “Dragon Ball GT.” That series aired for the first time in 1996.
Japanese voice actress for numerous characters in “Dragon Ball” Masako Nozawa commented on the new anime series with excitement.
“We’ve always used the word ‘chō’ (Super) with Dragon Ball in commercials, games and the like, but the fact that the series titled Dragon Ball Super is beginning is the best thing ever,” explained Nozawa (via ANN ).
As to be expected, Akira Toriyama is credited as the original creator as well as for the original story and character concepts.
Kimitoshi Chioka will direct the series and Naoko Sagawa and Atsushi Kido will produce the series.
Toei Animation will handle the animation.
Although “Dragon Ball Super” is the first anime series to take place after the Majin Buu Saga, an anime film was recently released that also takes place in the peaceful aftermath.
The film entitled “Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F'” Funimation released the film on April 11 in Los Angeles and will screen the film in more theaters this summer in English dub.
Although summer is still a few months way, “Dragon Ball Z” fans can be certain that “Dragon Ball Super” will begin airing episodes in July.
Given Funimation’s previous licensing, fans outside of Japan will likely be getting the series at the same time.