“Dragon Ball Z” fans may have all jumped aboard the hype train when it was announced that there would be a new anime after 18 years.
Luckily for those fans, this won’t be just a reiteration of the stories they’ve already seen.
New information about the “Dragon Ball Super” TV series was recently revealed via the official twitter.
According to the most recent tweet, “Dragon Ball Super” will feature a new villain that has never been seen before.
“The release of the TV series ‘Dragon Ball Super’ based on the Akira Toriyama story begins this July.
After the meeting with the God of Destruction, Beerus who had awakened from a long sleep, and after Frieza’s resurrection who was once feared as the ’emperor of the universe,’ an even more mysterious character now comes into play,” reads the “Dragon Ball Super” tweet (via Attack of the Fanboy ).
This statement confirms previous reports that “Dragon Ball Super” would take place after the events of the Majin Buu saga.
Moreover, it quells any fears that fans may have had about how it would incorporate the two “Dragon Ball Z” films “Battle of the Gods” and “Resurrection of F.” Speaking of those “Dragon Ball Z” films, Funimation recently confirmed a limited theatrical release of “Dragon Ball Z: The Resurrection of F” English dub.
The Frieza versus Goku film will be released August 4 and run until August 12.
No theater locations or times have been confirmed.
Original creator Akira Toriyama is credited for the original story and concept of “Dragon Ball Super.” The series will be directed by Kimitoshi Chioka for Toei Animation.
There’s no official date yet, but the “Dragon Ball Super” series is scheduled to air sometime in July.
Given Funimation’s current licensing of “Dragon Ball Z Kai” and “Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection of F,” there’s a good chance they will grab the series for release outside of Japan.