Riding off the success of two new Dragon Ball Z animated movies, Toei Animation has announced a brand new Dragon Ball Z anime will be returning to television this summer in Japan.

Titled Dragon Ball Super, the show will take place after the events of the Buu saga in Dragon Ball Z as Goku and the rest of the Z fighters attempt to maintain a fragile peace on Earth.

No doubt a super powerful villain stronger than Buu, Cell and Freiza combined will eventually show up to cause havoc, and it will be up to Goku to stop him.

This will be the first new Dragon Ball Z series in 18 years. The last, Dragon Ball GT, debuted in 1996 and caught flak from long time fans of the franchise, as Dragon Ball creator Akira Toriyama's involvement was limited.

Since then the series has seen a revival thanks to the success of the recently released Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods movie.

It was popular enough to see a limited U.S. theatrical release, and is also spawning a sequel for this summer which will see the return of Goku's greatest enemy, Frieza.

The new show will be overseen by Toriyama and produced by Fuji Television.

"Having loved Dragon Ball since childhood, it is very exciting to be a part of this project," said Osamu Nozaki, producer
for Fuji Television, says in an official press release from Toei Animation. "Mr. Toriyama has developed a plot that's not only a dream come true for Dragon Ball's millions of fans, but one that will foster in a new generation of viewers."

Dragon Ball Super (the Japanese title, the English title is still up in the air) will premiere on Japanese television in July.

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