“Dragon Ball Daima” Key Staff Revealed in January 2024 Issue of V-Jump
Published by 22 November 2023, 4:46 PM EST

This week’s January 2024 issue of Shueisha’s V-Jump magazine revealed key staff for the upcoming show, Dragon Ball Daima:

  • Akira Toriyama: original author, story, character designs [previously announced]
  • Masako Nozawa: voice of Son Goku [previously implied]
  • Yoshitaka Yashima: series co-director
  • Aya Komaki: series co-director
  • Katsuyoshi Nakatsuru: character designs [adapted for animation from Toriyama’s designs]
  • Yūko Kakihara: series composition/script

Yoshitaka Yashima was extensively involved with the Dragon Ball Super television series, handling a wealth of storyboards, key animation, and animation supervision; Yashima is also responsible for work on a plethora of other franchises. As with Yashima, Aya Komaki is well known for her work on the One Piece franchise, including both its television series and recent theatrical film, One Piece Film: Red. Katsuyoshi Nakatsuru is no stranger to the Dragon Ball franchise, with character design, animation, and promotional artwork duties dating back to its original serialization heyday. Yūko Kakihara is responsible for the script writing on a variety of recent shows, including Digimon Adventure tri.

Dragon Ball Daima is an upcoming animated series, though no specific debut timeframe beyond “fall 2024” or release/broadcast platform has been announced. The series was first revealed at New York Comic Con in October 2023 by way of a trailer and comment from original franchise creator Akira Toriyama. The “Daima” in the series’ title is a made-up term, though the individual kanji that make up its spelling would be 大魔; in Toriyama’s own words, …”in English would be something like ‘Evil.'”

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