So a few weeks ago, there was a rumor going around that Akira Toriyama (DragonBall, Dr. Slump) is in talks with Shueisha in making more DragonBall manga. Here we are a few weeks before Shueisha releasing a new magazine titled Saikyo Jump, which is being aimed towards young children, and they announced a another manga that will be part of the magazine.
Dragon Ball SD will be a spin-off manga done by Naho Ooishi, who did the two part manga adaptation of the 2008 Jump Super Anime Tour Special, Heya! Son Goku and Friends Return! (a special that introduced Vegeta’s younger brother, Tarble). Although not much has been revealed, it seems that the spin-off manga will feature both Son Goku and Kuririn and that it hints about other known characters showing up.
Just like Dragon Ball SD, Saikyo Jump features many spin-off titles, such as a One Piece spin-off that stars Tony Tony Chopper and a Naruto spin-off that stars Rock Lee. Of course, the spin-off’s are not done by the original author. There are a few original titles as well as other manga adaptation of what ever is popular, such as Monster Hunter.
While Ooishi hasn’t done anything major, Toriyama did approve of Ooishi’s work on the manga adaptation of the special and said that Ooishi did what he would have done with it. With that said, are you happy with this announcement? Does the news of it being a spin-off upset you or make y’all happy? As for me, I’m always open for a new DragonBall story and will give this one a chance.