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First New DRAGON BALL Series in 18 Years Heading to TV in July

First New DRAGON BALL Series in 18 Years Heading to TV in July

Looks like all of Akira Toriyama’s time in the Hyperbolic Time Chamber has paid off. For the first time in 18 years, Toei Animation is producing a new Dragon Ball television series, entitled Dragon Ball Super. (Note: that is the Japanese title, which may change for the English release). All we can say is:

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The new series will be shepherded by Akira Toriyama, and is set to debut in Japan in July 2015 on Fuji TV. Taking place after Son Goku’s brutal battle with Majin Buu, the new series will serve as a direct sequel to Dragon Ball Z, reuniting classic characters.

In a statment, Fuji Television producer Osamu Nozaki said, “Having loved Dragon Ball since childhood, it is very exciting to be a part of this project. 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.”

Masako Nozawa–the voice actress for Goku, Gohan, and Goten–also said, “I hope that this series will last a long time and have the same impact around the world as its predecessor.”

I was positive that after our Dragon Ball Xenoverse video, we would be getting the call for the new series, but I guess our power levels were just too high…

Are you excited for a new Dragon Ball? What would you like to see it cover? Let us know in the comments below.

Dan Casey is the senior editor for Nerdist.com. You can follow him on Twitter (@Osteoferocious).

HT: Toei Animation

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