The new “Dragon Ball” series “Dragon Ball: Malaysia” has been confirmed and will be launched in the fall of 2024.
The news was announced today at a Dragon Ball panel at New York Comic Con, where a brief trailer was also shown. While the trailer was initially blocked from the live stream, Toei Animation released it online shortly after, showing off de-aged Goku, Vegeta, Bulma, and more.
Dragon Ball Malaysia – Trailer (Headquarters)
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It’s drawn by Dragon Ball creator Akira Toriyama, and while there are a lot of comparisons to GT, it’s an original story “never told in Dragon Ball” according to the video. It was teased during the panel that Toriyama would be involved in Daima “beyond his usual capabilities.”
We don’t know much about it yet, including where it falls in the timeline, but breaking down what’s shown in the trailer, Shenron says “Now, speak your wish.” We then see Goku age, and then see Various other characters, including Chi-Chi, Panpt, Krillin, Piccolo, and Shin, all have very minor roles. See a series of screenshots below.
Dragon Ball: Malaysia: New look for the new Dragon Ball series
Today’s news is obviously big news for Dragon Ball fans, who have been eagerly anticipating new series updates since the end of Dragon Ball Super. While some have speculated that today’s panel will reveal some sort of continuation of Dragon Ball Super following the two films, it looks like the series is heading in a new direction while also taking some inspiration from its roots.
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