This explanation makes no sense when you see how Toei’s and Bandai Namco’s returns literally skyrocketed ever since Super began airing in 2015 (Battle of Gods and Resurrection F didn’t boost the franchise’s sales much).Michsi wrote: ↑Fri Jul 19, 2019 7:00 amAgain, TV shows are really expensive. The merchandise money doesn't all go to TOEI (if any, since the IP belongs to Shueisha) TV shows usually make money from ads and OP always had better ratings than DBS meaning it makes more money for TOEI on that front. Also I think OP sells more DVDs.emperior wrote: ↑Fri Jul 19, 2019 4:53 amDragon Ball works better as a weekly TV show. Having a movie every 2 year would kill all the hype Super generated.
We should be getting movies AND a TV show. It would give us fans more content and it would also make Toei a lot of money - definitely much more than what One Piece does, yet it’s still getting all their attention.
Toei make a lot of money thanks to DB, that much is clear from their financial reports, and even Toei didn’t make a dollar with it surely Shueisha, Fuji TV and Bandai Namco would fully pay for them to produce DB episode.
The ratings don’t matter in this case: they aren’t a measure of the show’s financial success while merchandising is, and the reason toys/videogames/etcetera sell is because of the hype Super brought. Without it the franchise would still be as dead as it was 5 years ago.
The reason why they aren’t releasing a new show or even annouce it is unclear. I would have bet for them to release it as soon as in April 2019 but for some reason it didn’t happen. Maybe they had some behind the scenes contrasts with Toriyama, maybe they decided to focus on One Piece while buying time to figure out better deals for Super’s return, including simuldubs, and to also release it with better quality and an healthy schedule they can sustain for years (which would also make sure they won’t overpay for episodes to be finished in time as it happened before with Super).
This would also give Toriyama more time to come up with new stories.