New Dragon Ball Z Anime coming in july. (And yes it's a series) pic.twitter.com/2ix6uiTsCO
— AniDaily (@AniDailyNews) April 28, 2015
Dreams do come true.
18 years after the show stopped producing new episodes, the Dragon Ball franchise is coming back with a brand new series premiering in Japan this July.
The new program will tentatively be called Dragon Ball Super (Dragon Ball Chou), and it will be the fourth series (not counting Kai) in the anime franchise, which previously ran from 1986 to 1997. Earlier installments include Dragon Ball, Dragon Ball Z, and Dragon Ball GT, all of which were produced by Toei Animation and based off of the original manga by Akira Toriyama.
Fans will be happy to hear that Akira and Toei Animation are also behind the new series, which will bring back the franchise’s most iconic characters and be set following Goku’s epic battle with Boo.
Masako Nozawa, the voice actress for Goku, Gohan, and Goten has come forward to say “It is fantastic that the long-awaited Dragon Ball Super will finally begin. I hope that this series will last a long time and have the same impact around the world as its predecessor.”
Doesn’t this make you miss the good old days of Toonami (and earlier)? My friends aren’t even ready for how Super Saiyan nerdy I’m going to get on them when this show comes out… Let’s all take a moment to bask in the glory of these theme songs:
— Vulture (@vulture) April 28, 2015
Goku and the gang are back! Get ready to relive your childhood…