"Dragon Ball Super" Series Official Announcement & Discussion Thread

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Post by Avenged » Tue Apr 28, 2015 12:07 pm

Hellspawn28 wrote:
Avenged wrote:Toei has stated it will be a direct sequel to DBZ.
So is it set after Uub?
"Direct sequel to Dragon Ball Z, the series will bring together all the characters and tell their adventures after Son Goku’s fierce battle against Majin Buu"

A series based on each character? That's what it sounds like lol
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Post by Bullza » Tue Apr 28, 2015 12:10 pm

Has this been confirmed to be an actual thing or just a rumour?

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Post by Supreme Stephan » Tue Apr 28, 2015 12:11 pm

Is this the real life? I'm ecstatic at the moment and I can't wait for the first images and trailers! I hope the multiverse gets a bit fleshed out and we get some more back story on Beerus, Whis and Super Saiyan God.

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Post by Chuquita » Tue Apr 28, 2015 12:11 pm

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Chuquita wrote:I want ssjg Gokû back so bad, you guys. *Hope intensifies.*
Will you still be pumped if ssjg Goku is done in Toriyama's current art style for the series? I could see this new anime being animated based on his current art style, which I don't like as much but could get used to.

I'm just hoping Toriyama actually has control of the story but has an editor dial him back; rather than this just being off the wall rubber stamping by Toei or even worse actually Toei ideas rubber stamped by Toriyama.
His older art style is what I prefer, but I'd deal with the new style if I still get my favorite magenta-haired Gokû in there.

Also, from watching other Toei shows, episodes will vary a bit in art style from ep to ep, so we won't be locked in like we would with a manga.
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Re: "Dragon Ball Super" On-Going Discussion Thread

Post by saunasolmu » Tue Apr 28, 2015 12:11 pm

Bullza wrote:Has this been confirmed to be an actual thing or just a rumour?
Yes, it has definitely been confirmed. By TOEI themselves no less.

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Post by Kakarot88 » Tue Apr 28, 2015 12:11 pm

Avenged wrote:
Hellspawn28 wrote:
Avenged wrote:Toei has stated it will be a direct sequel to DBZ.
So is it set after Uub?
"Direct sequel to Dragon Ball Z, the series will bring together all the characters and tell their adventures after Son Goku’s fierce battle against Majin Buu"

A series based on each character? That's what it sounds like lol
That would be awesome! Just an episode follow up centered on one character to build up to a series for like 3-8 characters, rather than a giant arc to kickoff from episode 1!!

This would be far better than the forced drama introduced in episode 1 of GT, such a beginning would give the story room to take shape and breath.
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Post by JulieYBM » Tue Apr 28, 2015 12:12 pm

Hellspawn28 wrote:
Avenged wrote:Toei has stated it will be a direct sequel to DBZ.
So is it set after Uub?
JulieYBM wrote:The idea to start a new series has probably been in place since January. Then again, Gaiking only had three months of pre-production, too, but it also had more animators available to it.
Which Gaiking? The original 70's version or the recent adaption from 10 years ago?
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Post by Hellspawn28 » Tue Apr 28, 2015 12:12 pm

Can we have a sub form for Super because it's going to be very hard to keep track withe everything in one big thread?
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Post by Dyno » Tue Apr 28, 2015 12:15 pm

New series, huh? Hope this time the alive characters shine as well, they have time (episodes/panels) enough for it, and maybe the dead characters as well.

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Post by UpFromTheSkies » Tue Apr 28, 2015 12:15 pm

Bullza wrote:Has this been confirmed to be an actual thing or just a rumour?
It's real, here is the english press release from TOEI http://www.toei-animation.com/files/Pre ... _ENG_0.pdf

I can't believe this thread is 19 pages already, wow
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Post by snaku » Tue Apr 28, 2015 12:16 pm

Incredible news but it really makes the most sense considering the resurgence of Dragon Ball's popularity over the last few years. Toei would have been incredibly foolish not to commission a new series after the response to Kai, BoG, FnF, and Xenoverse.

Hoping for a Funi simulcast.

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Post by UpFromTheSkies » Tue Apr 28, 2015 12:18 pm

snaku wrote:Incredible news but it really makes the most sense considering the resurgence of Dragon Ball's popularity over the last few years. Toei would have been incredibly foolish not to commission a new series after the response to Kai, BoG, FnF, and Xenoverse.

Hoping for a Funi simulcast.
Do they simulcast Kai? If so, they'll probably do this too. I haven't been paying attention to Kai.

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Post by Kakarot88 » Tue Apr 28, 2015 12:20 pm

Chuquita wrote:
Kakarot88 wrote:
Chuquita wrote:I want ssjg Gokû back so bad, you guys. *Hope intensifies.*
Will you still be pumped if ssjg Goku is done in Toriyama's current art style for the series? I could see this new anime being animated based on his current art style, which I don't like as much but could get used to.

I'm just hoping Toriyama actually has control of the story but has an editor dial him back; rather than this just being off the wall rubber stamping by Toei or even worse actually Toei ideas rubber stamped by Toriyama.
His older art style is what I prefer, but I'd deal with the new style if I still get my favorite magenta-haired Gokû in there.

Also, from watching other Toei shows, episodes will vary a bit in art style from ep to ep, so we won't be locked in like we would with a manga.
Yeah it'd be nice for Goku's hair to match Nozawa's again :D
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Post by Baggie_Saiyan » Tue Apr 28, 2015 12:21 pm

UpFromTheSkies wrote:
snaku wrote:Incredible news but it really makes the most sense considering the resurgence of Dragon Ball's popularity over the last few years. Toei would have been incredibly foolish not to commission a new series after the response to Kai, BoG, FnF, and Xenoverse.

Hoping for a Funi simulcast.
Do they simulcast Kai? If so, they'll probably do this too. I haven't been paying attention to Kai.
Not the Buu saga no but for Kai 1.0 I am not sure.

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Post by DemonRin » Tue Apr 28, 2015 12:21 pm

Decided to dust off my old Daizex Kanzenshuu account when I found out about this, that it was a real thing..... and wow... just... oh wow....

I never thought this would happen. Ever.

I figured the best we might get would be an actual newly-animated remake eventually. But this?....

As far as my thoughts on it go... I'm cautiously optimistic. Toriyama's involvement is the only thing that inspires any optimism as well.

I loved Battle of Gods, from impressions I've seen I'm hoping I'll love Resurrection of F, let's see what a Toriyama-lead anime series will be like.
I mean hey, no Manga means it shouldn't have pacing issues right?
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Post by Bullza » Tue Apr 28, 2015 12:22 pm

Holy shit it really is real and it starts in only 3 months?

I wonder if it's going to be canon, is it set after RoF, new villains? So excite.

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Post by ShadowDude112 » Tue Apr 28, 2015 12:22 pm

So, I woke up after sleeping in and saw this on twitter. I am both excited, and cautious. But, here's hoping that it's good.
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Post by DemonRin » Tue Apr 28, 2015 12:22 pm

UpFromTheSkies wrote:Do they simulcast Kai? If so, they'll probably do this too. I haven't been paying attention to Kai.
No, they didn't Simulcast Kai during any of its runs.

They do, however, Simulcast One Piece which is another Toei show, so we know it's certainly possible due to that.
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Post by Cold Skin » Tue Apr 28, 2015 12:24 pm

UpFromTheSkies wrote: Do they simulcast Kai? If so, they'll probably do this too. I haven't been paying attention to Kai.
Kai is being simulcast only in France as far as I know, with the French dub given to us the day after Japan aired it. So it's pretty much an agreement that "as soon as Japan has it, France has it".

But a TV simulcast will surely not happen with Dragon Ball Super.
Kai can be simulcast with the French dub because it was sent to foreign countries and all ready way before it started airing on TV in any country, so the dub was already recorded and ready to use.
With Super, Toei will likely just have time to get the episodes done for airing the next day, later refining the drawings for the Blu-ray release. No way to have a TV simulcast.

However, based on what they do with Sailor Moon Crystal, an online simulcast on NicoNico with subtitles in many languages is totally possible.
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Post by JulieYBM » Tue Apr 28, 2015 12:25 pm

I hope Tomioka Atsuhiro is responsible for series organization. Like Chioka Kimitoshi, he recently worked on One Piece out of the blue...
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