Jul 01

Major Plot Details Revealed at “Dragon Ball Super” Complete Showcase Event

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A “Dragon Ball Super Complete Showcase Event” was recently held in Tokyo, Japan on July 1 to promote the upcoming new Dragon Ball television series titled, Dragon Ball Super. In addition to responses regarding the series from Masako Nozawa and actor Kendo Kobayashi, a few words about the series’ theme songs from Good Morning America and Yoshii Kazuya, and a fun trivia game about the show, this event also revealed an in-depth plotline written by the series creator, Akira Toriyama, for Dragon Ball Super:

Dragon Ball Super” is a complete continuation of the Majin Buu story arc. It’s got a bit of post-battle aftermath, continues with the “Battle of Gods” arc where the God of Destruction Beerus appears and the “Revival of ‘F’” arc where Freeza comes back to life, and then, I’ve written a strange new story where they finally depart even this universe. They’re fighting against their neighbors, Universe 6! They’ll yell at me if I give away too many spoilers, so I’ll keep the rest a secret, but they’re chasing after giant super Dragon Balls; I think things will unfold in a bright and simple way, that will be really fun and exciting!

Since it’s another universe, loads of new characters will turn up. I’ll do my best to draw the tons of character designs necessary, so I’m looking forward to this too.

You know, it suddenly occurs to me that somewhere along the line the Dragon Ball anime has become quite a huge story. Since I’m the guy who drew the thing, it’s a bit weird for me to say this, but when I first started out I never dreamed it would have a universe as a setting (laughs). Don’t worry though, it’s still going to be the same sort of easy-to-understand content as always. Please be sure to watch Dragon Ball Super on TV!”

Complete translation courtesy of the Kanzenshuu staff

As we can now confirm, the series begins before Battle of Gods, but will eventually catch up to the events of the film, as well as those of Resurrection F, and the story will proceed from there onto an all-new, dimension-shifting story, expanding the Dragon Ball Universe immensely. A third set of Dragon Balls, all new characters, there’s still so much to be answered; but for now, we have gotten a glimpse of what we can expect from this series. As Toriyama-sensei wrote, the story is becoming more and more huge with every instalment, and the future of the series is yet to be known to us.

Less than a week remains for the premiere of Dragon Ball Super.

Toei Animation announced the production of Dragon Ball Super (Japanese title; tentative for English release), the first all-new Dragon Ball television series to be released in 18 years. Dragon Ball Super will begin in syndication on Sunday mornings on Fuji TV in Japan on July 5, 2015, with Norihito Sumitomo returning as its musical composer, and Tadayoshi Yamamuro as the series’ character designer. No information has been given regarding an international release. Although there is no definitive answer as to where exactly Dragon Ball Super will “fit into the Dragon Ball timeline”, we do know that Dragon Ball Super will, “follow the aftermath of Goku’s fierce battle with Majin Buu, as he attempts to maintain earth’s fragile peace”, and will be, “overseen by Dragon Ball’s original creator, Akira Toriyama”.