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This article, Dragon Ball New Age, is the property of Malik666.

This article, Dragon Ball New Age, takes place in an alternate universe or timeline,
and is not considered a part of the main Dragon Ball Timeline.
Dragon Ball New Age/ DB New Age

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Author, Artist
Malik Torihane
Created by
Malik Torihane
Based on the series
"Dragon Ball" by Akira Toriyama
Art Style
Shonen Manga
Reading Style
Traditional Manga (right-to-left)
Languages
  • English (original print)
  • Japanese
  • Portuguese
  • Chinese
  • Vietnamese
  • Italian
  • Spanish
  • French
  • Indonesian
  • Malaysian
  • Publication History
  • 2001-2002 (Initial draft)
  • 2005 - 2019 (discontinued)
  • 2019 - Current (Definite Edition current draft)
  • Story Format
  • 12-15 page Chapters (discontinued version)
  • 32 page Chapters (Definitive Edition)
  • Current # of Chapters
  • 36 (discontinued version)
  • 3 (Definitive Edition)

  • DRAGON BALL NEW AGE (ドラゴンボールニューエイジ Doragon Bōru Nyu-Eiji), often abbreviated as DBNA and now stylized as DB New Age, is an online doujinshi (fan-manga) currently hosted on The Dao of Dragon Ball, and formerly hosted on Deviant Art , as a continuation of the wildly popular Dragon Ball franchise. The manga was created by Malik Torihane, who is also the artist and writer. DB New Age has received wide praise by it's fans for its strong Toriyama-influenced line-art, and is noted for being one of the longest running fan-mangas of Dragon Ball printed entirely in English.

    Dragon Ball New Age began being posted on DeviantArt in 2005, before being put on hiatus in late 2007/ early 2008. The story was revived soon after, and reached Chapter 36, following the end of the Rigor Saga, and in the midst of the Aladjinn Saga before it was discontinued in 2019, following a DMCA Take Down by Viz Media.

    About the MangaEdit

    DBNA is the brainchild of artist, writer, and creator Malik Torihane. It began as a comic done for his own amusement while in high school, where he created his first OCs Rigor and Aladjinn (formerly Demon Buu). In 2005, Malik began posting newer, updated versions of his original comic on deviantART, where the strip garnered a fan base. Ever since, the strip has slowly grown in both size and popularity. DBNA has gone through frequent renovations in both it's art and dialogue over time, and continues to be a popular doujin with its fans. The strip's art receives the most praise, as it is styled and drawn very similar to Akira Toriyama's original art.

    The doujinshi is styled in Japanese manga format (read right to left instead of left to right), and is printed, in its initial publishing, entirely in English. The doujinshi is read in over 130 countries, and fans of DBNA, on their own time, have also translated the comic into over 10 different languages.

    The story is also closer to canon than most post-GT stories, which included non-canon elements from GT and Z. DBNA has removed almost all non-canon elements like movie villains and filler to bring the doujinshi closer to the original manga from which it is based.

    Though Malik has made it clear that he attempts to keep the manga as close to canon as possible - often revamping the story whenever new canon material is released - in a recent posting on the Official DBNA Facebook page, he stated that he would no longer overhaul the story when new canon elements were introduced unless they could easily be implemented.

    In March 2019, Viz Media struck the DBNA deviant art page with a DMCA take down, forcing the website to remove the manga. Malik decided to discontinue the story as is, and rebooted the entire series with professional equipment and a monthly update schedule. The Dao of Dragon Ball is currently the only website that hosts the series.

    PrologueEdit

    The story of Dragon Ball New Age takes place in an alternate timeline approximately 3 years after Omega Shenron’s defeat (Age 793). The story follows Manga canon almost exclusively (though some creative liberties are taken), causing a lot of what happened with Dragon Ball GT to be re-written.

    The story of this altered Dragon Ball GT, and the events surrounding the resurrection of Goku and Piccolo through the Black Dragon Balls can be found in the Special Chapter: CHAPTER ZERO.

    Story ArcsEdit

    Though the release of the "Definitive Edition" on The Dao Of Dragon Ball has restarted from the beginning of the story and released only 2 chapters thus far, the original run of the story had reached 36 chapters, covering the following story arcs.

    Rigor SagaEdit

    main article: Rigor Saga

    Aladjinn SagaEdit

    main article: Aladjinn Saga

    Maseran /World Tournament SagaEdit

    The series' third upcoming story arc involving Maseran, the eldest son of Rigor, as well as his four siblings as they compete in the World Tournament alongside Son Goku and others. This story arc had yet to be drawn.

    RecognitionEdit

    In mid 2006, DBNA artist MALIK received recognition for the DBNA story by a number of Fan Websites, receiving a "Best Fan Comic 2006" recognition. The strip has also generated a fan base on Deviantart.com, where MALIK was recognized as the Budokai Club's ( a club where fan characters do battle in comic strips) first Showcase artist, citing MALIK's defined line-art and Toriyama inspired art style. At times, fans have commented on MALIK's art, claiming that it resembles an official Toriyama strip.

    As of 2015, fans of MALIK's DBNA have translated the manga into more than 10 different languages. Youtube is home to several fan "motion comics" of DBNA, each with views numbering in the thousands. Malik's DBNA has also been ranked in the top five DB Fancomics, alongside Toyble's Dragon Ball AF, Young Jijii's After The Future, and Dragon Ball Multiverse.

    2010 Revamp ProgramEdit

    On March 22, 2010, DBNA artist MALIK announced that he would be "revamping" certain pages of DBNA, updating the art and dialog. This move comes as a sigh of relief to DBNA fans who had issues with the earlier pages of Dragon Ball New Age, as the art and dialogue was considered near-amateur. So far, Malik has revamped and updated nearly all of DBNA, but frequently revisits old chapters to update art and fill plot holes.

    DBNA Minisode SeriesEdit

    main article: DBNA Minisode Series

    Late in 2012, MALIK began work on an animation project for DBNA when he fell into some downtime during the edits of earlier DBNA Chapters. The animation was scheduled to be an "Opening Video" of sorts, resembling a video oft-found at the beginning of Dragon Ball Video Games. Currently, a 28 second preview video can be found on Youtube.

    Due to MasakoX's interest in playing the role of Son Goku, MALIK began work on a short Minisode series. The Pilot episode was released on 10-6-2013. However, Malik recently abandoned the Minisode series to refocus on the manga.

    Printed EditionsEdit

    In July 2014, MALIK published and released DBNA Volume 1 exclusively on Amazon.com. Volume 1 consisted of Chapters ZERO - 4, and the first part of the History of Rigor Special. Later that year Volume 2 was also released, containing Chapters 5 - 9 and History of Rigor part 2. Volume 3 was released March 2015, containing Chapters 9-14 (concluding the Rigor Saga), and History of Rigor part 3.

    The large 8 x10 Editions of Volumes 1 - 3 are also slated to be discontinued in favor of 5.25 x 8 "manga sized" editions.

    The "Definitive Edition" reboot series is planned to be released in individual 32 page Chapter issues, available only at conventions.

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