In the January edition of Shueisha‘s monthly V Jump magazine, it was announced this Tuesday that the main team for the project marking the impressive return of Goku and his friends, Dragon Ball Daima, has been assembled. And guess what: Masako Nozawa will voice Son Goku again! Isn’t that great?
As confirmed, the series directors are the talented Yoshitaka Yashima, animation director of Dragon Ball Super and the Digimon franchise, and Aya Komaki, director of the famous and beloved series One Piece, as well as episode director in Marie & Gali. The scripts are being written and supervised by Yuuko Kakihara, who has already showcased her talent in Digimon Adventure, Cells at Work!, Urusei Yatsura, among others, and the original character designs by Akira Toriyama are being adapted by Katsuyoshi Nakatsuru, who has previously worked on Dragon Ball Z and the Digimon franchise.
Naturally, Akira Toriyama retains the original character design and story for this new anime.
Do you remember what Dragon Ball Daima is about?
Yes, we’ve discussed it before, but a little refresher on what we can expect from DBD is always welcome, right?
Our favorite group of friends become children again! Yes, younger than usual, but if freshness is what we’re after, this new plot must be different from Dragon Ball GT, and believe me, it is. Goku, Bulma, Vegeta, and other characters are affected by the actions of a purely ‘evil’ being, which apparently is what gives the kanji ‘Daima‘ its meaning when translated into different languages.
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As announced, Dragon Ball Daima is scheduled to premiere in the fall of 2024. This was announced at New York Comic Con last October, with master Toriyama being ‘deeply involved beyond his usual capacity’ in this fantastic new project.
The Dragon Ball Super TV series aired no less than 131 episodes between July 2015 and March 2018. Meanwhile, Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero was released in Japan in June 2022 and in the USA in August, with Sony Pictures and Crunchyroll bringing the movie to cinemas worldwide in its original language, as well as in 12 dubbed versions and 29 subtitled languages.
Have your expectations increased? Of course, how could it be otherwise? Go on, share in the comments what you expect from Dragon Ball Daima. We’ll be reading!