Akira Toriyama Will Add New Chapters To DRAGONBALL

Dragon Ball, which is the manga series which covers the widely popular Dragon Ball and Dragon Ball Z animes, will have new chapters added by the legendary manga creator himself.

Apparently while his studio is working away on a Dragon Ball Online MMORG, Akira Toriyama was persuaded by Shueisha Publishing Company of Tokyo in returning to create new chapters for the Dragon Balll series.


Dragon Ball is one of the most successful comic book franchises in the world. The 519-chapter series ran from 1984 to 1995 in Shonen Jump and later was published into 42 tankĊbon volumes by Shueisha. It has sold well over 150 million copies of the collected volumes. It was created into two animes by Toei Animation which aired in Japan from 1986 through 1996. Additionally, Toei has developed seventeen animated feature films and three television specials, as well as a short-lived third anime spin-off titled Dragon Ball GT, which takes place after the events of the manga. Recently Toei Animation has began broadcasting a revised, faster-paced version of Dragon Ball Z under the name of Dragon Ball Kai, in which most of the material not featured in the manga is removed.



ckal's picture

I used to love DBZ as a kid. But the sheer amount of filler was always annoying.

I wonder if this will take place after DBZ (or a continuation of it), and ignore and retcon GT out of continuity? Or is he planning on making something after GT or adding to Z or GT? Idk.

I never watched GT but I hear most people don't like it. I've read some stuff on it in the past, and I remember thinking it doesn't sound very good.


fanboiii's picture

I grew up watching the Dragonball series. I only watched the Japanese version and its fillers aren't that bad. They weren't as dumb and as many as current anime. I don't think many die hard fans even acknowledge GT. Toriyama had no part in it and it showed badly. It would be awesome if he just continued after Z.