Toei Animation has officially revealed a new anime series set in the Dragon Ball universe but unfortunately, it’s not the continuation of Dragon Ball Super that fans were hoping for. Instead, the new series is tilted Dragon Ball Daima and appears to tell its own original story that’s never been seen before. Creator Akira Toriyama is on board the project which is expected to launch in Fall 2024.
The news was announced that New York Comic Con’s Dragon Ball panel recently, where fans were treated with the first trailer for the upcoming Dragon Ball Daima. The original story follows the crew who have all become younger, de-aged versions of themselves seemingly following a mysterious wish granted by Shenron. It’s the first original story in the series since GT and while it does share the “de-aging” plot, especially for Goku, it seems to be taking a decidedly different direction.
Dragon Ball Daima‘s announcement has been with a mixed reception from the community. Some fans are curious about its direction which seems to be a throwback to the comedic, less serious style of the original Dragon Ball while others were hoping for a continuation of the Dragon Ball Super anime. The Super manga continues the canon story following the Tournament of Power arc but it was never adapted into an anime.
Dragon Ball Daima is expected to launch in Fall 2024 so it will be a bit of a long wait before fans get to see what the new anime series holds and what it means for the future of the franchise. It’s still possible that Toei Animation are working on Super‘s continuation and expect Daima to fill the gap in-between the longer wait.
In other Dragon Ball news, Bandai Namco announced a new Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi game earlier this year. Since the announcement, news has been scarce regarding the anticipated new fighting game. As of writing, you can watch 15 Dragon Ball movies on Crunchyroll right now from all the classic DBZ movies to the newer Dragon Ball Super: Broly movie.
Check out the trailer for Dragon Ball Daima below:
Source: Toei Animation