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Dragon Ball Super TV Anime Gets Manga Adaptation

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection 'F' manga artist Toyotarō to draw new manga

The July issue of Shueisha's V Jump magazine is revealing on Thursday that Toyotarō will launch a manga version of the upcoming Dragon Ball Super television anime series. Dragon Ball manga creator Akira Toriyama is credited with the manga's original story.

Toyotarō will launch the manga in the extra-large August issue of V Jump. The announcement notes that the story of the new anime and manga is still a mystery, but that it will "no doubt exceed everyone's expectations."

Toyotarō previously drew the three-chapter manga adaptation of the recently released Dragon Ball Z: Fukkatsu no F (Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection 'F') film.

Dragon Ball Super will premiere on Fuji TV and other channels in July on Sundays at 9:00 a.m. This will be the first new Dragon Ball television series since Dragon Ball GT, which aired from 1996 to 1997. The story of the anime is set a few years after the defeat of Majin Buu, when the Earth has become peaceful once again.

Toriyama is credited as the original creator, as well as for "original story & character concepts." Toei Animation's Kimitoshi Chioka (Hakaba Kitarō, Kamisama Kazoku) is the series director, and Naoko Sagawa (Yomiko Advertising, Inc.) and Atsushi Kido (Toei Animation) join Nozaki as producers. Kido entered Toei just as the company was animating the Dragon Ball Z anime's Frieza arc.

A new film taking place after the Majin Buu Saga, Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection 'F', premiered in Japan last month. The film will eventually screen in 74 countries worldwide. Funimation hosted the North American premiere of the film on April 11 in Los Angeles. The company plans to release the film in more theaters with an English dub this summer.

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