The last time a series centered around the Dragon Ball franchise was made was back in 1996/97 when the (non-canon) Dragon Ball GT was released. The short expanded series which was not well received was not written by Akira Toriyama except for maybe a few edits. This sort of set in stone that Dragon Ball GT could be done away with and there'd be no true loss for fans of the Dragon Ball/ Dragon Ball Z series. Even Christopher Sabat (American voice actor for many Dragon Ball characters) confirmed in December in 2014 that GT was no longer considered canon. This means that the events following the defeat of Majin Buu were fair game for anyone to create a new story.
But no true Dragon Ball fan ever wanted anyone except for original creator, Akira Toriyama to touch the series. Well, thankfully, 18 years later, we are finally getting that wish.
Anime News Network has reported that Akira Toriyama will be creating an original series following the events of the last season of Dragon Ball Z. This means we don't have to have the bad taste of GT in our mouths anymore.
The new series will be called: Dragon Ball Super
Personally, I feel it would have been better to maybe put the "Super" behind the "Dragon" to be Super Dragon Ball! But either way sounds silly, but it doesn't matter because the fact that this is happening at all is amazing!
Japanese voice actor of Goku, Gohan, and Goten, Masako Nozawa commented on the new anime, saying,
“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.”
Fuji TV producer Osamu Nozaki commented on the new series as well, saying,
“As I read the plot [of the series] I've already received from Akira Toriyama, my dreams for this begin to expand. An enemy even stronger than Buu or Freeza may appear...”
All I know is that I'm excited that Mr. Toriyama is in charge once more so that we can some unfiltered awesomeness from the genius who gave us some of the most epic, animated battles of our childhood!
The series is set to debut on Fuji TV and other channels in July 2015 on Sundays starting at 9:00 a.m.
So, how excited are you about Dragon Ball Super? What would you like to see happen in the new series? Feel free to share your thoughts and opinions in the comments section below! Don't forget to vote in the poll either!
What are your thoughts on 'Dragon Ball Super'?
[source: Anime News Network (ANN)]