Anime fans woke up to good news: after 18 years, Dragon Ball is coming back in the form of “Dragon Ball Super.”
The series, which tells the story of iconic characters such as Goku, Gohan and Goten, first aired from 1996 up to 1997.
Masako Nozawa, who worked as the voice actor for the three characters, expressed his excitement by saying, “We’ve always used the word ‘cho’ (Super) with Dragon Ball in commercials, games and the like, but the fact that the series titled Dragon Ball Super is beginning is the best thing ever.”
Toei Animation’s Kimitoshi Chioka, who is responsible for other anime like “Saint Seiya Omega” and “Hakaba Kitaro,” will serve as the series director.
Anime enthusiasts are excited over the news.
Some, however, expressed their doubts. Rob Bricken, a writer for io9, expressed in his piece entitled “Do We Really Need A New Dragonball Z TV Series?” that the golden age of the show has passed.
“I don’t blame them; I just think that the golden age of Dragonball has passed, and all the revivals in the world won’t change that fact. Maybe if these executives actually bring together the seven Dragonballs and have Sheron grant them a wish, then maybe. But at seems at that point they could simply wish for big piles of money, and let Goku and Vegeta and the rest live in peace.”
io9 readers were quick to defend the show, though.
“How about, let’s watch it first and then complain about it?” asked a user under the name Major Tom.
“Dragon Ball Super,” the new installment of Akira Toriyama’s manga, is set to premier on Fuji TV in July at 9:00 a.m.