New revelation from Toei Animation Dragon Ball Daima at New York Comic Con brought a surprise message from the series’ creator Akira Toriyama, revealing the meaning of “Daima” and the premise of the anime. The manager will be closely involved in the production of the series and with Toriyama on board, Dragon Ball fans should rest assured that the series is being kept as safe as possible.
The NYCC panel revealed that Toriyama helped design the characters, plot, and even the setting for the upcoming anime. Although Goku being shrunk has happened before (in Dragon Ball GT), Toriyama’s involvement suggests that Daima will have more connection to the original manga and perhaps its current sequel, as well. Dragon Ball Super. This is appropriate considering the anime will celebrate the franchise’s 40th anniversary.
Dragon Ball Daima will debut in 2024. After a “conspiracy” from a mysterious new villain, not only Goku but the entire cast of Dragon Ball were turned back into children. The heroes will then have to travel to another world to resolve the crisis, which sounds incredibly exciting.
Toriyama reveals the meaning behind Daima
Akira Toriyama’s message was first shown on screen at the Dragon Ball Daima premiere at Comic Con, but has since become available on the Toei Animation X account. The message goes into detail about the word “Daima” , note that it is a pseudo-Japanese tern which in English would translate as “Evil”. Toriyama also confirmed the premise of the upcoming anime, where Goku and the others must journey to a new world to regain their original age. The announcement also highlights the return of Goku’s Nyoibo (Power Pole), which he will have to use to compensate for his diminutive size, something fans haven’t seen since the Dragon Ball series origin.
During the panel, executive producer Akio Iyoku said that Toriyama “has a deep relationship” with Daima, to the point that he “planned completely new episodes for the storyline.” As a commemorative project, it is not surprising that all hands were on deck to ensure the success of the program. The premise that Goku and the others are transformed into children, along with other revealed details, shows how much the new anime wishes to return to the style and story of the first manga, which had many refers more clearly to Journey to the World. West.
Toriyama’s involvement is often considered vital to the Dragon Ball arc – GT’s lukewarm reception has sometimes been attributed to the author’s limited contributions beyond some character designs. Fans obviously have nothing to worry about if the new context and even some details are handled by the author himself. The return of the Power Pole is also a great way to help differentiate a franchise known for its energy blasts and devastating punches. By returning to its roots, Dragon Ball Daima may be perfect for attracting new viewers, but it will also give older fans the nostalgia they crave.
Source: Toei Animation; The Verge