Akira Toriyama

This absolutely has to be the year that the world is going to end because news like this is just too good to be true. Anime nerds around the world have begun to rejoice over the news of Dragonball Z creator Akira Toriyama has confirmed there will be another DBZ movie. This time however they’re going back to anime since we all know how well the live-action adaptation did.

Originally thought of as nothing more than a wish from a floating dragon, Toriyama has said that the ball has already begun rolling, and they’re currently involved in the screenwriting process. And best of all: it’s going to be canon!

Apparently, this new animated movie will take place between the Majin Buu saga and the epilogue, set 10 years after the final major fight in the series. For those keeping track, this is between chapters 517 and 518 of the Japanese manga, so you hardcore Dragonball fans will already know about this. Sure, every movie that has been made in accordance to the anime was ridiculous (except the one where Goku gets punched in the dragon balls), but it’ll still be better than the crap they pulled with Dragonball Evolution.

Be sure to expect its release on March 30, 2013 (even if you can’t read Japanese you can still know what a date is). Are you excited for another round of constant yelling and awkwardly long stare downs between two super powered space aliens?

Source: Topless Robot

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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.

Source: Daizenshuu EX, Shonen Jump Japan

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Dragon Ball fans on the internet has been expressing mixed reactions to the news of Akira Toriyama possibly doing more Dragon Ball manga. Bleeding Cool reported the news this morning that it’s “confirmed” but did not cite any source as to where they got the news. Doing some research myself on the Japanese sites that would normally report something this big, nothing came up and thus why I’m labeling this as a rumor for now.

While no real information has been release, it seems that Toriyama will be releasing new chapters to coincide and promote the Japanese release of Dragon Ball Online, a Dragon Ball MMORPG. Dragon Ball Online is set 216 years after where the manga ended and Toriyama himself has been contributing and supervising the project. For you GT haters, this game’s timeline basically makes it where GT never happen, which I’m sure will make some of you happy.

Now being a Dragon Ball fan since 1990 (my mom introduced it to me when I was a really young boy), I kind of have an idea of what the new chapters may be. In Dragon Ball Online, there are “Time Machine Quests” where “Time Patrol Trunks” takes you back in time to certain memorable moments of the series and have you relieve it. This is what I think Toriyama will be doing, re-drawing certain part of Dragon Ball with Dragon Ball Online characters in there. This way, it promotes the game and count as a remake/restart since some sites are reporting that.

The last time Toriyama drew anything Dragon Ball related was 2006’s Cross Epoch, a one shot collaboration with Eiichiro Oda’s One Piece. After that, he has done other one shot chapters but had others do the art for him and couple years ago, he did say that he probably wouldn’t draw any more Dragon Ball manga. What do you all think about this? Any fans out there want new Dragon Ball chapters or should Dragon Ball stay over? Tell us what you think by leaving a comment after the break.

Source: AnimeVice, Bleeding Cool