I’ve been busy today. Because I found another anime series to chase. Not just any other anime series, but hands down my favorite anime series of ALL TIMES, and this is sort of like the new season of it, after many years of inactivity. What’s better is that this is new, so I am chasing it fresh.
This is a boys thing. I don’t expect many girls who would have watched this before. But I’m sure you have heard of Dragon Ball before? Come on…
This is a manga turned anime series, and the author, Akira Toriyama has become a legend because of this series. He first started with Dragon Ball, which is more innocent and suitable for kids. And then as his readers grew up into teenagers, so did the tone of his sequel, Dragon Ball Z, took on a darker and more exciting tone.
It was a very long series. Dragon Ball lasted for 153 episodes, and Dragon Ball Z for 291 episodes. And then I guess the fans all grew up, so Toriyama-san stopped doing more Dragon Ball mangas and animes.
But now he’s back. After a 18 years hiatus, he’s finally back with a new Dragon Ball series. This time it is called Dragon Ball Super. And you cannot imagine how excited all us millions of fanboys are. And I guess it is appropriate. In that 18 years gap, there have been countless side stories and attempts by other people to produce sequel to Toriyama-san’s masterpiece, but they were all crap. They shouldn’t bother. Dragon Ball is Akira Toriyama’s masterpiece, only he alone has the rights to come up with more sequels. I guess he could sense the fans’ disgust with those pathetic attempts to replace him, so now he’s coming out with a proper sequel.
And the new storyline is exciting. It introduces a new form of transformation called Super Saiyan God, which is 100x more powerful than the earlier Z iterations.
Actually, they started showing us teasers in the form of two full length Dragon Ball movies: Battle of the Gods and Resurrection F. These movies did show in our cinemas a few months ago.
But now, the full fledged anime series is finally underway. The beginning parts of the anime series will be detailed versions of the two movies, and then it will expand to more original stories not seen in the movies. Only 19 episodes has been released so far, and already they are dealing with the absolute most powerful destruction gods of the universe.
I don’t know how many episodes this series will turn out to be, probably another 200 episodes or more. It is already revealed that the storyline will expand beyond the universe, into multiple universes. Maybe Beerus is the strongest deity in the weakest universe.
Anyway, I am so excited for this. I spent the whole of today finishing all 19 episodes that has been released as of today. And I’ll probably have a fixed weekly activity for the coming 3 to 4 years. Can’t wait.
I guess you know why you are reading this post. I’m busy busy busy today… and probably tomorrow too…