By Andrew Mathieu / April 28th, 2015
Dragon Ball fans rejoice! Toei Animation has officially announced a new anime series based on the popular Dragon Ball franchise. Tentatively titled Dragon Ball Super, the anime will be produced by series creator Akira Toriyama and made in conjunction with Fuji Television. The series will take place after the events of the recently released Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection of F animated feature, in which Goku fights to protect his world from harm. Fuji Television producer Osamu Nozaki is hopeful this new series will appeal to fans both old and new: “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.”
It is also known that Masako Nozawa, long time series voice-actress of the main character Goku, as well as his children Gohan and Goten, will reprise her roles in the series. In regards to the announcement of Dragon Ball Super, she said: “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. I hope that this series will last a long time and have the same impact around the world as its predecessor.”
The series is currently scheduled to debut this July in Japan. International release information is not currently known, but due to the popularity of the series, as well as the success of the recently released Dragon Ball Xenoverse video game, fans can probably rest assured news will come soon enough.
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