O Jump Party, (an event dedicated to manga and anime in Japan sponsored by the Shueisha publishing house) this year did not have the participation of Akira Toriyama, the author of Dragon Ball, as is tradition in its deliveries; Instead of making a speech in person, Toriyama sent a signed statement to have it read to the public. The author indicated that he does not appear in person because he just does not like to talk in public, he also expressed himself about his work in making the film Dragon Ball Super: Broly and his future as a manga artist. Then we bring you the translation of the statement.
Hello everyone. I'm Akira Toriyama. I really should be there to greet them personally, but since I do not like being onstage, I apologize for sending this message. (…)
The movie "Dragon Ball Super: Broly" has just been released. This is the third animated film I'm so involved in. Some time ago, when the manga was serialized, I was so busy that I did not have any kind of participation in the animations, but possibly now that I have more free time and before I knew it, I was involved in the difficult world of animation production. Having said that, the only thing I did was contribute with history, dialogues and projects; those who really fought were the team members who were responsible for turning it all into a single movie. Thanks to them, the movie seems to be a success.
For all children, adults with the heart of a child and perhaps the few girls who understand children's hearts, please watch the movie and get excited. Personally, I consider that "Dragon Ball" deals only with fights, which, to be frank, is not something I like very much; but for some reason this funny and mysterious job is what turns me on when I think of a story.
Now I'm getting older and older, but also they are happening new ideas for my next job. Let's meet again at my next job.
(Source Reddit / Twitter)
Fans debate whether this "new job" by Toriyama is about of a new season for Dragon Ball Super or a new manga. What is clear is that the Japanese author returns to action and has several generations of fans very aware of him.
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