Dragon Ball DAIMA has avoided the mistakes of Dragon Ball GT, despite controversy among fans over their similarities. DAIMA used the premise of Goku turning into a child more effectively, giving the characters real stakes and consequences. With Akira Toriyama’s full involvement, Dragon Ball DAIMA can be expected to have better quality control, consistency, and a more faithful representation of the Dragon Ball franchise. Dragon Ball DAIMA is under no pressure to deliver a logical ending to a globally popular series.
Dragon Ball DAIMA won’t be released until 2024, but it’s been avoided Dragon Ball GTworst mistakes. As soon as DAIMA was announced, people noticed its obvious overlap with GT due to it being another Dragon Ball story that featured Goku being turned back into a child. Little is known about the whole story, but that basic comparison has caused DAIMA to divide people.
The overlap between Dragon Ball DAIMA and Dragon Ball GT cannot be ignored, but from the start, DAIMA avoided GT’s worst mistakes. In addition to using the premise of Goku being a child again in a much more effective way, the overall story and production of the series leaves a lot more to be desired than anything offered by GT.
With that in mind, DAIMA is almost guaranteed not to suffer the same problems as GT, and if it stays that way upon release, it will be remembered as a much more worthy entry in the Dragon Ball franchise .
Dragon Ball DAIMA makes GT’s gimmick actually relevant
The first major way Dragon Ball DAIMA is avoiding the mistakes of Dragon Ball GT is by making the gimmick of Goku being transformed into a child actually relevant and impactful to the story. Although Goku being turned into a child is the main premise of GT, it was never introduced into the story, and aside from his first use of Super Saiyan 3, his powers were never affected by change. However, with DAIMA, the story not only revolves around Goku trying to return to normal but also being visibly weaker as a child (as evidenced by him having to use his staff again), so it’s not like GT, there are real differences. the stakes and consequences of Goku becoming a child again.
Plus there’s a reason Goku isn’t the only one turned into a child in Dragon Ball DAIMA. All of Goku’s friends and family have been turned into children, so that adds a real sense of urgency to the story because Goku, no longer the only one turned into a child, has no qualified to ignore it like he did in Dragon Ball GT. With all of that taken into account, it’s clear that DAIMA has a lot more planned for GT’s gimmick than just exploiting the nostalgia of the original Dragon Ball, and that would add a lot to the story. its overall story.
Dragon Ball DAIMA could fix Dragon Ball GT’s villain problem
Continuing with the idea of better bets, another advantage that Dragon Ball DAIMA will have over Dragon Ball GT is making the villains feel like believable threats. While GT’s first main villain, Baby, is challenging and terrifying in his own right, the villains who fight before him are rarely a challenge. The same can be said for Shadow Dragons, as only the last three pose a real threat to Goku, so it’s always been difficult for GT to show the seriousness of each arc until the end. However, DAIMA’s trailer did show a villain allied with the Supreme Kai and perhaps responsible for turning the heroes into children as part of a larger plan. Therefore, DAIMA is able to show the seriousness of its story much earlier than GT and is much more engaging from the beginning.
Dragon Ball DAIMA fully stars Akira Toriyama
Another way Dragon Ball DAIMA avoids the mistakes of Dragon Ball GT is to have Akira Toriyama fully participate. One of the biggest points of contention about GT stems from the fact that Toriyama had little involvement in it, other than providing the designs of a few characters, and even then, he wasn’t even the main character. following the iconic Super Saiyan 4 transformation. By comparison, Toriyama himself has stated that he was heavily involved in the production of DAIMA. He thought out the story and setting, so that not only could people expect a story with a better quality of control than GT, but they could also expect something much more in keeping with the overall style of Dragon Ball.
Of course, the idea that Akira Toriyama’s involvement would benefit the production has a decade of precedent. Since Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods, Toriyama has been directly involved in the production of every major installment of the series, and while there have been no problems, they have all demonstrated a level of consistency and overall quality. higher than Dragon Ball GT and other projects that Toriyama did not work on. Dragon Ball DAIMA can be expected to have the same level of dedication to the production process, and that could give it a major advantage over Dragon Ball GT.
Dragon Ball DAIMA has less pressure to succeed than Dragon Ball GT
The final way Dragon Ball DAIMA avoids the mistakes of Dragon Ball GT is by creating less pressure to succeed. Another problem with GT is that before Dragon Ball Super was conceived, GT was the last part of Dragon Ball. Dragon Ball fans were of course sad when it ended so they looked at GT with great hope. This means that Toei’s anime not only has to deliver a better finale than Toriyama’s, but it also has to shut down one of the world’s most popular franchises. Considering how controversial Dragon Ball GT’s finale was, the idea that Dragon Ball aimed to end with a show that didn’t meet expectations has made GT’s criticism even harsher.
However, from what little has been revealed, it appears that DAIMA is taking place after the battle with Kid Buu and before the start of Dragon Ball Super, which is still running and continuing the “main” story of the series. This means that Dragon Ball DAIMA can be considered a light, self-contained story while the main story continues in other directions. Therefore, if people don’t like DAIMA, it won’t have as big of an impact on how people perceive it and the broader franchise as Dragon Ball GT has done for years, so unlike GT, DAIMA is about basically free to do anything. it wants with its story.
Given how big the Dragon Ball franchise is, any new entry is bound to be closely monitored from the moment it’s announced, so it’s no surprise that Dragon Ball DAIMA has had to tackle that problem. Even so, with the way the story and production are handled, at least the new series is starting in a much better place than Dragon Ball GT did so, so it was unlikely to become such a controversial series. That’s probably the most basic element any Dragon Ball fan could hope for, and even that alone leaves a lot to be desired. Dragon Ball DAIMAreleased in 2024.
Dragon Ball DAIMA
Category: Action, Adventure, Animation, Fantasy, Martial Arts
Rating: Not yet rated
Story by: Akira Toriyama
Writer: Akira Toriyama
Franchise(s): Dragon ball