A new television anime series of "Dragon Ball," based on the late Akira Toriyama's popular manga, will be aired from this fall, Fuji Television Network Inc. said Monday.

Prior to his death, Toriyama said on the franchise's official website that he had been working on the latest series, "Dragon Ball Daima," creating the storyline, setting and designs for new episodes. It depicts the adventures and battles of protagonist Goku who shrinks during the series.

The 68-year-old monumental figure in Japanese manga and anime world died of an acute subdural hematoma on March 1.

After his death was announced Friday, foreign and domestic fans mourned his loss by posting messages on social media platforms and gathering at spots linked to Toriyama and characters created by him.

Fuji Television Network Inc. announces on March 11, 2024, in Tokyo that "Dragon Ball Daima" will be aired this fall. (Kyodo)

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