Unless a new anime is going to complete ignore the Super manga(which would be hilarious given one of the excuses for why the Super sequel series kept getting delayed) I imagine its a home video release thing regarding Super x2 Hero
Why do I get the feeling it's gonna be an underwhelming project?
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My thoughts on Dragon Ball canon:
A "main body" of work is the most authentic and significant line of work within the franchise.
The consensus is that the Dragon Ball manga is the most authentic work as it was directly penned by Toriyama, so all the events in the manga and the matching events in the anime would be considered "canon" as well.
Any event in any of the animated work or video games that did not occur in the manga that was not written with the help from Toriyama or contradicts the events of the original manga would be non-canon.
"Branches" goes against the concept of canon, as those "branches" would take place in an alternate universe separate from the "main body". They would be more akin to "what ifs", but made by those who were allowed.
Hypothetically speaking, if Toriyama confirmed that someone would continue the story of Dragon Ball (even without his help), the new author's work would be considered canon. If there is no confirmation, then those works would not be considered canon.
The problem isn't the "rules" of Dragon Ball canon, the problem is that there are multiple sequels that Toriyama has been involved in produced after the end of the original story's run. What someone considers "canon" from that point would be more based in personal preference than what was from before that point. Frankly, that is not an inherently bad thing.
To refer to the biblical canon, there was (and still is) more than one canon of the Bible, one for each sect. Regarding the sequels contributed to by Toriyama (GT, Super, DBO), Dragon Ball indeed has multiple canons, and the claims that there is only one is mainly a subjective declaration now.
Zephyr wrote: ↑Tue Nov 29, 2022 10:19 am
Would be funny if both the manga and anime return, and start off by retelling Super Hero.
You know that didn't even cross my mind but that seems more possible than an anime starting at the Moro(?) arc
If it turns out to be true, I'd mainly be surprised that we wouldn't be getting a Broly anime retelling first. But it makes sense if the plan is to have the manga and anime sync back up, since the manga is already well past Broly.
Most likely an announcement of the home release for SuperHero.
I'll be shocked if it is anything related to a new anime or manga spin-off series. But who knows...
Akira Toriyama wrote:My policy is to try and forget things once they’re over. Since if I don’t discard the old and focus on what’s new, I’ll overload my brain capacity. I still haven’t lived down going, “Who the heck is Tao Pai-pai?” that one time I was talking with Ei’ichiro Oda-kun. But the fact that there are still people reading the series after all this time… All I can say is; “thank you.” Really, that’s all.
Akira Toriyama wrote:Drawing Dragon Ball again reminded me of two things--how much I love it, and how much I never want to do it again.
Kunzait_83 wrote:And if you're upset because all this new material completely invalidates the tabletop RPG rulebook-sized statistical system and flowchart for the characters' "canonical Power Levels" that you'd been working on painstakingly for the last bunch of years now... well I don't think there's a kind, non-blunt way of saying this, but that's 100% entirely your own misguided fault for buying so deeply into all this nonsensical garbage in the first place. And that you also have IMMENSELY skewed and comically backwards priorities in what you think is most important and needed to make a good Dragon Ball story.
Zephyr wrote:Goodness, they wrote idiotic drivel in a children's cartoon meant to advertise toys!? Again!? For the ninetieth episode in a row!? Somebody stop the presses! We have to voice our concern over these Super important issues!
Kamiccolo9 wrote:Fair enough, I concede. Sean Schemmel probably has some kind of hidden talent. Maybe he is an expert at Minesweeper. You're right; calling him "talentless" wasn't fair.
Michsi wrote: ↑Mon Jul 04, 2022 11:29 amIn Super Piccolo got yelled off the stage by Vegeta in the U6 Tournament arc and lost to Jiminy Cricket in the ToP , he deserved 15 new transformations with his theme song played by Metallica in the background.