Goku Highlighted in Dragon Ball Daima Anime Trailer
Toei Animation has released a new promotional video for the upcoming Dragon Ball Daima anime series. The video was made public during the Dragon Ball Games Battle Hour activities, which took place on Sunday, with a key focus on the character Goku.
Alongside the new promotional video, character designs for Goku and Krillin were also made public during the event.
The release of the anime series is planned for fall 2024.
Masako Nozawa will be reprising her role as the voice of Goku.
In terms of the production team, Yoshitaka Yashima (who has been an animation director for Dragon Ball Super and the Digimon franchise) and Aya Komaki (who has served as the series director for the One Piece and the episode director for Marie & Gali) will be serving as series directors, Katsuyoshi Nakatsuru (known for working on Dragon Ball Z and the Digimon franchise) will be adapting Akira Toriyama‘s character designs, and Yuuko Kakihara (who has worked on the Digimon Adventure tri. films, the 2022 Urusei Yatsura and Cells at Work!) will be taking on the role of supervision and scriptwriting for the series. The original creator Akira Toriyama will be involved in the new anime’s story and character designs.
In this series, familiar characters such as Goku, Vegeta, Bulma, and others are depicted with a younger appearance than usual. However, it should be emphasized that this is different from a similarly-aged situation in the Dragon Ball GT anime, where Goku reverts to his childhood form following the end of the original series. The title “Daima” itself does not hold a specific meaning, but the kanji could be interpreted as “Evil” in the English language.
The television anime series Dragon Ball Super was initially launched in July 2015 and ran for 131 episodes until March 2018. Funimation and Crunchyroll simultaneously streamed the series, with Funimation later releasing the series on home video. The movie titled Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero premiered in Japan in June 2022 and in the United States in August of the same year. The motion picture was screened by Crunchyroll and Sony Pictures in cinema venues worldwide.