Dragon Ball Daima, a brand new anime, was announced at New York Comic-Con 2023, bringing something new from Akira Toriyama to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Dragon Ball. The teaser trailer reveals that Goku and other characters are transformed into child-like chibi versions of themselves, reminiscent of Toriyama’s original series. Dragon Ball Daima takes place before the events of Dragon Ball Super but after Goku and Vegeta defeat Kid Buu, offering a new story that may not affect the plot of DBS.
A brand new Dragon Ball anime titled Dragon Ball Daima was announced at New York Comic-Con 2023. This surprising announcement comes to fans excited about the sequel to the Dragon Ball Super anime, which ended in 2018. Although the DBS manga already has two storylines The major post-Tournament of Power story is already getting ready for adaptation, but the new anime looks to bring something completely new from Akira Toriyama himself in honor of Dragon Ball’s 40th anniversary.
Toriyama began publishing the original Dragon Ball manga in 1984, with the popular anime starting in 1986. The sequel, Dragon Ball Z, achieved widespread popularity worldwide thanks to its gay action scenes. suspense and adult sci-fi epic story elements. However, Toriyama’s Dragon Ball work started out much lighter with more rounded character designs. This first look at Dragon Ball Daima resembles Toriyama’s original series more than the various thrilling battles of DBS’s Tournament of Power.
Latest news about Dragon Ball Daima
The new Dragon Ball Daima anime was officially announced by Toei Animation on October 12, 2023, at New York Comic-Con 2023. Executive producer Akio Iyoku helped reveal a short trailer featuring some of Dragon Ball Super’s British voice actors Monica Rial (Bulma) and Ian Sinclair (Whis). Iyoku announced that series creator Toriyama, “…has been involved beyond his usual capacity in overseeing the original work, story, character designs, etc.” Although details are still limited but it seems like Toriyama will be more involved in Daima’s production than Dragon Ball Super.
Dragon Ball Daima release date
Dragon Ball Daima’s current release date is scheduled for Fall 2024, 40 years after the original Dragon Ball manga began publication. Dragon Ball Daima will be an anime series, not a movie, but the specific episode number and release date have not yet been announced. It is unclear if Daima’s English dub will be released at the same time as the Japanese release in fall 2024. The Dragon Ball Super dub took nearly a year and a half to release in the United States after the first episode aired in Japan in 2015.
Story and characters of Dragon Ball Daima
A mysterious new threat has taken notice of Goku and Vegeta defeating Babidi and Majin Buu. The identity and strength of the two new villains in the teaser are currently unknown. Shenron granted a wish to transform Goku and most of the characters, including Vegeta, Bulma, Master Roshi, Piccolo, and even Supreme Kai Shin and his servant Kibito, into chibi-like versions. their own children before. While Dragon Ball GT begins with Goku turning into a child, Daima promises to be “A story never before told in Dragon Ball.” With that in mind, it stands to reason that the new series will differentiate itself and offer something different from Dragon Ball GT.
Where Dragon Ball Daima fits into Canon
The Dragon Ball Daima anime will take place before the events of Dragon Ball Super but after Goku and Vegeta defeat Kid Buu at the end of Dragon Ball Z. However, the teaser shows Supreme Kai Shin and Kibito as individuals instead in Potara of their Fusion Form, Kibito Kai. The two are returned to their original bodies in Dragon Ball Super. However, Goku and Vegeta are seen wearing clothes without the training symbol of the angel Whis from DBS, which is the most significant evidence that Dragon Ball Daima takes place before the events of Dragon Ball Super.
It is currently unknown whether the story of Dragon Ball Daima will officially influence the events of the DBS sequels. However, the new series will likely be a spin-off not tied to the series’ larger story. This is similar to the Super Dragon Ball Heroes promotional web anime, the events of which do not affect the main plot of the franchise.
Latest trailer of Dragon Ball Daima
The first Dragon Ball Daima teaser trailer begins with the history of the most important series of the Dragon Ball franchise and the years they were released. The nostalgic throwback ends with short clips from the critically acclaimed Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero, with the release year of 2022 hovering above until the trailer stops at the year. 2023 for a few seconds until 2024 explodes on the screen with impressive sound effects. Next up are the first new scenes of the Dragon Ball anime that audiences have seen in a long time.
Two menacing figures are watching Goku and Vegeta’s past on a large floating screen from a flaming castle in another world. The trailer then cuts to Shenron being summoned and a wish being granted. Audiences then see Goku and Vegeta stunned as they transform into child-like forms more reminiscent of Dragon Ball’s original circular character designs than the edgy, intimidating designs of DBZ and DBS. The first trailer then shows many of the series’ characters reacting to their new looks in shock, while those unaffected by the wish can be seen in the background of some scene.
There’s no sign of Beerus, Whis, or any form of Super Saiyan God in the first Dragon Ball Daima trailer. However, the trailer featuring the child-like transformations of many of Dragon Ball Z’s main characters is not without some epic action. Adult versions of Goku and Vegeta can be seen flying through the sky and even throwing their signature beam attacks at each other in Daima’s new art style. Young Goku can also be seen with his classic energy pillar and preparing to fight new enemies.
Where to Watch Dragon Ball Daima
With Toei Animation announcing Dragon Ball Daima, the new anime will likely air on television like Dragon Ball Super did, then be available on streaming apps like Crunchyroll and Funimation soon after. Details about Dragon Ball Daima’s English release are yet to be confirmed, but the series’ beloved voice cast is expected to return. It would be shocking if the series wasn’t dubbed and made available to British audiences as that audience makes up a large portion of Dragon Ball fans. Than Dragon Ball Daima information will be announced before the Fall 2024 release date, and Screen Rant will update fans as it becomes available.
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