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New Dragon Ball Anime Announced for 2024

Dragon Ball Daima, a new series based on Akira Toriyama’s beloved manga series, is set to release in fall 2024.

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X user @dbshype posted a video from New York Comic Con showing the teaser for Dragon Ball Daima, which features Sheron, as well as Goku and Vegeta becoming children, which is giving me major Dragon Ball GT vibes. Originally, I’d posted @dbshype’s video here, but the official trailer was later released, so you can see a better copy below now alongside that user’s stills from the reveal.

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No specific release date for Dragon Ball Daima was given beyond fall 2024. More information is set to be revealed sooner rather than later. However, @dbshype was able to confirm that Toriyama is involved in the production.

A later update revealed that “Daima” is, in Toriyama’s words, meant to mean something like “evil.” He also clarified the plot, saying, “Due to a conspiracy, Goku and his friends are turned small. In order to fix things, they’ll head off to a new world! It’s a grand adventure with intense action in an unknown and mysterious world.”

Created by Toriyama, Dragon Ball began serialization in 1984. Since then, the franchise has grown into one of the most popular anime series of all time, with various films, tie-in video games, and other media. I myself am a massive fan of the Dragon Ball franchise, like so many other men my age, and credit it with getting me into the world of anime. I’ve covered it pretty extensively at other outlets, and you better believe I’m going to do that here at The Escapist until they tell me politely, but firmly, to stop.

The news, though, may come as a disappointment to some fans. Dragon Ball Super, which aired from 2015 until 2018, was generally well-received by fans. However, it seems now like the series is unlikely to ever return. It also appears that many of the stories that have since taken place in the manga, like an arc involving the deadly intergalactic villain Moro, will not end up getting adapted for the screen, at least not yet.

Dragon Ball Daima is slated for release in fall 2024.


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Liam Nolan has been the Managing Editor at The Escapist since August 2023, during which time he's covered Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth, Starfield, and several other major releases. After getting his Master of Arts in English in 2016, he began writing about comics, television, movies, and video games, with his work appearing at such outlets as Marvel.com, CBR, and The Mary Sue. When he's not writing on pop culture, you can find Liam working on his creative projects or traveling. You can follow him on Twitter @LD_Nolan or on Bluesky @ldnolan.bsky.social.