“Dragon Ball Daima” marks an eagerly anticipated addition to the anime series, drawing its inspiration from Akira Toriyama’s original 1984 manga, “Dragon Ball.” Although the show was recently unveiled at New York City Comic Con, we have limited information available, but we’ll strive to provide you with what we do know.
One noteworthy detail is Toriyama’s significant involvement in the project, overseeing the original work, story, and character designs. This assures fans that the series will remain true to the canon, avoiding any non-canon deviations like those seen in “Dragon Ball GT.” Furthermore, “Daima” is set to bring the Dragon Ball saga back to its beginnings, featuring a diminutive Goku reminiscent of the character’s early appearances. Notably, Goku wields his iconic Power Pole once more, a staff with the remarkable ability to extend its length at will. The question arises: does “Daima” occur during the events of “Dragon Ball,” and if not, what exactly is the plot?
Regarding the timeline, “Dragon Ball Daima” fits snugly between the events of “Dragon Ball Z” and “Dragon Ball Super,” as we’ve previously reported. In other words, it transpires after the Z Fighters’ victory over Majin Buu but prior to the emergence of Beerus and Whis. This raises the question of why Goku, Vegeta, and the other formidable heroes of Earth appear in a fun-sized form in the trailer.
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As suggested by the teaser, it seems that some form of magical intervention, potentially a wish granted by Shenron with a Monkey Paw-esque consequence, has resulted in the adult forms of our heroes being shrunk down.
The cast remains shrouded in mystery. For instance, Fandom Post lists the Japanese cast as “TBA.” Similarly, details about the English dub cast are equally elusive. During the NYCC event when “Daima” was revealed, voice actors Monia Rial (Bulma) and Ian Sinclair (Whis) appeared taken aback by the announcement made by Dragon Ball executive producer Akio Iyoku. As reported by Pop Verse, they sought clarification about their characters’ involvement. Iyoku confirmed Bulma’s presence but responded with a “maybe” when it came to Whis, as relayed by his translator.
As for the release date of “Dragon Ball Daima,” only the broad timeframe of Fall 2024 has been provided thus far. While not explicitly stated in the articles covering the announcement, it’s a reasonable assumption that the series will be available for streaming on Crunchyroll, given Toei Animation’s longstanding partnership with the platform for show releases.