Dragon Ball hasn’t had a new original TV series for 18 years, that was until now with Dragon Ball Super
18 years? Man, that makes me feel old! I remember spending most afternoons watching Dragon Ball Z and most recently trying to re-watch the original Dragon Ball series so I can get to grips with the show’s story. Now however more is coming to the Dragon Ball universe in the series first original TV series in 18 years, Dragon Ball Super.
The last Dragon Ball show to grace TV screens was Dragon Ball GT, a show which actually aired in 1996-1997, though around that time the UK had a year to wait until the airing of the localised version of Dragon Ball Z. So, you might be a little out of the loop, but that’s okay, as Dragon Ball Super isn’t set to air until July in Japan, even then we’ll likely have a little while to wait until it’s localised for those of us in English speaking countries.
Anyway, Dragon Ball Super is set to be written by Dragon Ball creator Akira Toriyama. The series will take place after Goku defeats SPOILER Majin Buu /SPOILER, and the world has become a lovely peaceful place again.
As for the reason behind the name.. In Japan the show is titled Dragon Ball Chou, with chou loosely meaning “super,” “hyper,” and “ultra.” Goku’s voice actor, Masako Nozawa, revealed that the name comes as part of Dragon Ball’s description in commercials for video games and other Dragon Ball related ads.