Toei Animation has announced that a new Dragon Ball series entitled Dragon Ball Super is set to arrive this summer, marking the first small screen instalment in the popular anime franchise for 18 years.
According to the official press release, Dragon Ball Super will follow the aftermath of Goku’s fierce battle with Majin Buu, as he attempts to maintain earth’s fragile peace. The project is being overseen by Dragon Ball’s original creator Akira Toriyama and “will draw on its historic past to create a bold, new universe welcoming to fans and endearing to new 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.”
Dragon Ball Super will debut in Japan in July.