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Toriyama is Back With Jiya!

Dragon Ball creator is returning to the world of manga.


Dragon Ball creator Akira Toriyama will be returning back to his manga roots along with Masakazu Katsura (DNA2, and Video Girl Ai) in Weekly Young Jump magazine. They will be creating a new manga mini-series named Jiya, which is going to be a “super science-fiction action” story with an “alien of justice”, which to me sounds like Kamen Rider: Star Trek. This mini-series will start in the next issue of Young Jump on the 10th of December. I’m super pleased that Toriyama is coming back to do some manga, but would love it even more if he would just sit down and make a full blown series again. It wouldn’t be asking too much for another Dragon Ball, would it?

[Via ANN]
cfatalison Dec. 1, 2009 at 1:37 p.m.
@GodLen: meh we already have one, ultraman
Nerxon Dec. 1, 2009 at 1:40 p.m.
better be epic
Kelleth moderator on Dec. 1, 2009 at 1:49 p.m.
It does look like an Ultra or something related to them. no Kamen Rider though
cfatalison Dec. 1, 2009 at 1:58 p.m.
@Kelleth said:
" It does look like an Ultra or something related to them. no Kamen Rider though "
see?
GodLen staff on Dec. 1, 2009 at 2:16 p.m.
Kamen Rider doesn't need to grow big in order to defeat his enemies. HE IS THE TRUE WARRIOR OF JUSTICE!
Kelleth moderator on Dec. 1, 2009 at 2:21 p.m.
@GodLen: >.>
 
   
cfatalison Dec. 1, 2009 at 2:25 p.m.
@Kelleth said:

" @GodLen: >.>
 

   
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LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL, i knew you would pull that vid
Kelleth moderator on Dec. 1, 2009 at 2:43 p.m.
@cfatalis: Never state something about Ichigo when i`m around XD
cfatalison Dec. 1, 2009 at 2:45 p.m.
@Kelleth: or give kamen rider question
Kelleth moderator on Dec. 1, 2009 at 2:59 p.m.
@cfatalis: Yeah maaaaybe lol
 
I`m hoping this isnt gonna turn in to Junk
JJOR64on Dec. 1, 2009 at 3 p.m.
Glad to see Toriyama back to his manga roots.
cfatalison Dec. 1, 2009 at 3:25 p.m.
@Kelleth: whut? why? junk is a rather realistic view when company produce rider buckle
Kuroon Dec. 9, 2009 at 4:42 a.m.
So cool
Kelleth moderator on Jan. 3, 2010 at 10 a.m.
Now that i look back i think that Jiya looks more like Spectreman then Ultraman (RIP Tetsuo Narikawa)
Kou_Leifohon Jan. 4, 2010 at 2:31 a.m.
If he actually did do another Dragon Ball, will the new series take place after the GT series?
Shinigami_Rideron Jan. 4, 2010 at 8:59 a.m.
@Kou_Leifoh said:

" If he actually did do another Dragon Ball, will the new series take place after the GT series? "

Most likely he would make an entirely new Dragonball series and forget the GT series ever happened. buuuut i think he had enough of the Dragonball scene, he knows that he shouldn't let his career be let by just one franchise that`s why he`s starting a new one with Jiya.

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Akira Toriyama is a successful manga artist, most famous for his manga and anime series Dragon Ball. He has also worked as character designer on a number of well known JRPG's

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