New Dragon Ball Movie Coming To Japan
Published by 10 July 2012, 8:59 AM EDT

A new Dragon Ball movie will be officially announced in the pages of the next issue of Weekly Shōnen Jump (2012’s issue #33) in Japan this coming weekend, as first announced online via @manganewsjapon (and re-posted on Anime News Network):

特報!! 『ドラゴンボール』映画化決定!!
Special Announcement! “Dragon Ball” set to be made into a movie!

Earlier this week, Jump began a special countdown website promoting something with the letter “D”, but otherwise kept things very vague.

Taking to Twitter to fuel the fires, V-Jump (Shueisha’s video game-focused magazine) prodded fans along letting them know that some had been guessing the correct series (confirming that it would indeed be related to an existing series, and not something like a new Shueisha digital endeavour). Just this morning, the countdown site was updated with a shadowy Shenlong in the background when the lightning crashes, also confirming the Dragon Ball involvement.

Unconfirmed rumors point toward script involvement from original manga author Akira Toriyama (a la Eiichiro Oda’s involvement in the One Piece movie Strong World) and appearances by Goten and Trunks, hinting at a time frame around the Majin Boo story arc (itself a la the 2008 Jump Super Anime Tour special).

More information will obviously become available on Saturday — we will (of course!) be all over this one, so stay tuned!

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  • wobbuffet says:

    The best Shonen Jump series from the past on the same cover as the best Shonen Jump series from today. I like it!

  • SaiyaJedi says:

    What, that “assassin school” thing that just came out? Shouldn’t you give it a little more time past the first chapter before you judge its worth? 😛

  • wobbuffet says:

    No, I’m talking about Sket Dance. Ansatsu Kyoushitsu is cool, but there’s only two chapters out there. Sket Dance is far above it. And anything else 🙂

  • bluebolt says:

    Wow that’s pretty awesome. I could use a movie or two every so often. A lot of them seem to span at the time frame of Majin Buu (Fusion Reborn, Bio Broly, Broly Second Coming, 2008 special, and this). Not that I’m complaining 😛

    I like Akira Toriyoma-san’s involvement in this 🙂

  • Chuquita says:

    I’m so excited about this! It’s all so unreal; a new 2-D animated DB movie…wow. X3
    I really want a brand new storyline, but I’d be happy if it’s just a retold Buu arc to finish off what they did with Kai. Majin Vegeta vs Goku fight redone in high-budget animation? I’d watch it. :3

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