" Akira Toriyama To Continue The Dragon Ball Franchise?
October 29th, 2010 by avenged.
Ok, I am not sure how reliable this information is since it comes from a website I have never heard of. But according to that site, Akira Toriyama has been convinced to continue the Dragon Ball manga by adding new chapters. It is said this is being done for the promotion of Dragon Ball online.
Crank up the Bleeding Cool servers folks. This morning we received word that Shueisha Publishing Company of Tokyo has convinced legendary manga creator Akira Toriyama to come back and restart the Dragon Ball comics franchise.
Dragon Ball (also known as Dragon Ball Z) is one of the most lucrative comic book franchises in the world. Initially serialised from 1984 to 1995 in Shonen Jump, it has spun off successful animated TV series and films. It has sold well over 150 million copies of the collected volumes. But since then, the creator has only returned to the well for comics once, for a one-off crossover with One Piece. His other works have been shorter, more personal pieces, though he has continues to oversee new animations, and his studio are working on aDragon Ball Online MMORG for release soon.
And it’s in that environment that Akira Toriyama has been persuaed to return to creating new chapters. Partly to help promote the game, partly to earn the boat load of cash he has been promised.
I will look further and see if there is any truth to this at all. So for now, take this only as a rumor for the time being. "