New York Comic Con 2023 is currently happening at the Javits Center in New York City, New York, from October 12-15. On Thursday, during its Dragon Ball Special Panel, Toei Animation rocked the dragon – and the halls of NYCC – with a big announcement: a new Dragon Ball anime is coming, Dragon Ball DAIMA.

Dragon Ball DAIMA is a brand-new series that comes from DB creator Akira Toriyama, who has even written episodes for the show and is said to be “deeply involved beyond his usual capacity.” Toriyama seems to be returning to his Dragon Ball roots, with a similar plotline seen in the spin-off series Dragon Ball GT, which turned Goku into a younger version of himself.

Although Toriyama has stated that Daima is a term he made up, given how the kanji is written, it could be read as “Evil” in English. It seems, however, that the official English release will still use the DAIMA subtitle.

The official trailer was released today, and the show is currently set to air in Fall 2024.

Dragon Ball debuted in the pages of Weekly Shonen Jump in 1985 and has since spawned a juggernaut franchise that has captivated fans worldwide. You can read the manga from the beginning digitally on the Shonen Jump app and through VIZ’s website. The series has also been released physically by VIZ.

Dragon Ball Super, the most recent anime series, and the franchise’s latest movie, Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero, can both be seen on Crunchyroll. Dragon Ball Super is also available for streaming on Hulu and Funimation, and Funimation has released both on Blu-ray.

Watch the Dragon Ball DAIMA trailer below: