Following the official announcement of the series back in April, the first promo for the upcoming “Dragon Ball Super” (Japanese title; tentative for English release) has debuted online (via Anime News Network) and can be viewed below.
Reuniting the franchise’s iconic characters, “Dragon Ball Super” will follow the aftermath of Goku’s fierce battle with Majin Buu, as he attempts to maintain Earth’s fragile peace. Overseen by Dragon Ball’s original creator, Akira Toriyama, and produced with Fuji Television, “Dragon Ball Super” will draw on its historic past to create a bold, new universe welcoming to fans and endearing to new viewers.
Introduced as a manga in “Weekly Shonen Jump” (published by SHUEISHA Inc.) in 1984, “Dragon Ball” has evolved into a globally beloved brand. Seen in more than 70 countries, with over 230 million copies of its comic books sold, “Dragon Ball” remains one of the most popular anime series of all time.
“Having loved Dragon Ball since childhood, it is very exciting to be a part of this project,” producer for Fuji Television Osamu Nozaki previously said. “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.”
The first “Dragon Ball” anime in 18 years, “Super” is produced by Toei Animation. Check back here for further information on a domestic release of “Dragon Ball Super.”