The artist behind the Dragon Ball manga has sketched Goku in preparation for the release of Dragon Ball Daima next year.
Toyotaro is known especially for drawing the Dragon Ball Super manga, as well as the Resurrection F adaptations, and he was handpicked by series creator Akira Toriyama to be his artistic successor while Toriyama focused on writing the manga and eventually adapting the Dragon Ball Super anime. At New York Comic Con, Toei Animation revealed that Dragon Ball Daima will release in 2024 as the next official anime in the main series. To commemorate this, Toyotaro recently posted a sketch of “Kid Goku” on X (formerly Twitter).
New Dragon Ball art for the new anime
Although a manga adaptation of Dragon Ball Daima has not yet been confirmed, this may be because the anime has previously received attention from the manga. For example, the movie Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero is not a classic manga but an original story by Akira Toriyama. However, it was later adapted into a manga to become canon for future storylines. Toyotaro drew Kid Goku because Dragon Ball Daima will once again turn Goku back into his “child form” – but unlike in Dragon Ball GT, all the other Z-Fighters will join him.
As revealed at NYCC, Dragon Ball Daima’s plot focuses on a mysterious group that uses the Dragon Balls to wish upon most Z-Fighters in child or infant form. To find out what’s going on, Goku, Vegeta, and the others will have to travel to new worlds to find a way to undo their wish and find out who did this to them in the first place. One important thing to note is that Dragon Ball Daima takes place in the time frame between Dragon Ball Z and Dragon Ball Super, thus serving as a bridge between the two series.
The trailer for Dragon Ball Daima highlights the sharp style that Toei Animation will bring next fall. However, many fans were confused by this revelation for many reasons. The biggest of these is that the Dragon Ball Super manga has multiple sequels to the beloved “Tournament of Power” storyline, and they want to see those adapted. The “Moro” arc and “Granolah the Survivor” arc highlight many advancements in the story, including Goku’s complete mastery of Ultra Instinct, Vegeta’s acquisition of Ultra Ego, and the appearance of Black Frieza. However, there is still no word on whether a Dragon Ball Super sequel will appear or not.
Dragon Ball Daima will release in fall 2024.
Source: X (formerly Twitter)