“Toei Animation begins production on Dragon Ball Super
Drawn from a plot by the brand’s original creator, Dragon Ball Super is the first new series in eighteen years.”
Following the success of the recent hit feature film, Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F’, Toei Animation have announced that production of a new Dragon Ball series is under-way. The new series Dragon Ball Super (Japanese title: tentative for English release) is the first all-new Dragon Ball series to be release for television in 18 years. Dragon Ball Super will debut in Japan in July 2015.
The series is set to follow the aftermath of the battle between Goku and Majin Buu, as Goku attempts to maintain earth’s fragile peace. The series will be overseen by Dragon Ball’s original creator, Akira Toriyama and produced with Fuji Television.
Here’s what some industry professionals think of the recent series:
“Having loved Dragon Ball since childhood, it is very exciting to be a part of this project,” said Osamu Nozaki, producer for Fuji Television. “Mr. Toriyama has developed a plot that’s not only a dream come true for Dragon Ball’s millions of fans, but one that will foster in a new generation of 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.”
“I’ve used the word ‘cho’ (super) in so many commercials, games and other media, it is fantastic that the long awaited Dragon Ball Super will finally begin,” said Masako Nozawa, Japanese voice actress of Dragon Ball’s Son Goku, Son Gohan and Son Goten. “I hope this series will last a long time and have the same impact around the world as its predecessor.”