Variety has learned that Japan’s Toei animation has announced the production of Dragon Ball Super the first new Dragonball TV series in 18 years. The announcement comes following the success of the latest film in the franchise Dragonball Z the Revival of F and original series creator Akira Toriyama is developing the story for the new series which takes place after the Majinn Buu saga where Dragonball Z left off ignoring fan reviled sequel Dragonball GT entirely it seems. Though Toriyama is writing the story he won’t have much of a hand in the show’s actual production.
Instead Toei animation’s Kimitoshi Chioka will direct while Naoko Sagawa and Atsushi Kido will produce. This will be the fourth Dragonball series following Dragonball GT which received poor reception from fans having virtually no involvement from series creator Akira Toriyama. Dragonball Super is set to debut in Japan this July with no US release announced although it’s likely Funimation will produce the series in the states.