Anime fans got advance notice of a couple exciting goings-on at Toei Animation: The upcoming new series Dragon Ball DAIMA and the impending 25th anniversary of megahit One Piece, both arriving in 2024.
Toei debuted the first teaser footage and title logo for Dragon Ball DAIMA at the recent New York City Comic Con. The show — which celebrates the 40th anniversary of the franchise and will premiere in Fall 2024 — features new episodes in a ‘never-before-seen Dragon Ball world full of adventures, battles and mysteries’ written by creator Akira Toriyama, who is closely invovled with all aspects of the production; story, character design, vehicle/monster desgisn, and more.
Toriyama also conceived the title, which he describes as “a strong name that is different from the ones before.” As he explained in a NYCC statement, the term is a made up combination of two Japanese characters, which roughly translate in English to ‘Evil.’ He explained the shows premise:
“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. Since Goku has to make up for his petite size, he uses his Nyolbo (Power Pole) to fight, something not seen in a long time.”
Back on October 20, 1999, the anime adaptation of Eiichiro Oda’s One Piece made its debut on Japanese television. In 2024, an unforgettable journey awaits as Toei unveils the global, grand celebration for the show’s 25th anniversary!
For 25 years, One Piece has taken fans to a world of limitless imagination, unforgettable characters, and epic adventures. This event is a tribute to the legacy of the Straw Hat Crew and the love and dedication of One Piece fans around the world.
Details have not yet been revealed for the One Piece 25th Anniversary, but Toei promises new products, activities, events and surprises are waiting to be discovered by Straw Hats everywhere. Follow Toei Animation Europe on Instagram, Twitter and via toei-animation.com for updates.