So, doubtless, some people are wondering what happened.
If you go into my DBNA Doujinshi folder, you will find that every page is missing. This was not of my doing.
Several days ago, Remove Your Media LLC, on the behalf of VIZ Media, launched a massive DMCA Takedown against DBNA, causing every single page to be scrubbed from my gallery. While I could file a counter claim, it would be a considerable hassle to log 300+ claims, because that's what I would have to do. The sheer volume is overwhelming. It took RYM 3+ hours to claim all the pages. However, I had stated long ago that if, for any reason, Viz, Shueisha, Toei, FUNimation, etc ever asked me to remove DBNA from a particular site, I would.
Despite making no money off of it, I am not a rights holder. It is a fan manga. And here in America, we don't get as much leeway as they do in Japan. So, I have allowed it to be taken down. No fuss. After 13 years, it is indeed the end of DBNA being uploaded here.
You can still find my other works, such as my commissions and occasional pieces that I will upload here, but sadly, I will no longer be uploading DBNA manga in any form here.
That said, You also should know that I have been working on the "Definitive Edition" of the story. My final redraw/rewrite, with a completely new story, new art, everything. All done with professional equipment.
This is no mere "go back and revise a panel or dialogue here and there", this is a TOTAL overhaul. For example, in the original 13 page chapter 1, Rigor and Separi show up by page 3. In the new THIRTY page Definitive Version, we don't even get a glimpse of them till page 20. This is like an all-new story. New designs, new dialogue, everything.
Where will you be able to find this new version? Well, my buddy Derek Padula has that covered.
Starting in late April, Chapter 1 of the Definitive DB New Age will be uploaded to www.thedaoofdragonball.com , with a new chapter uploaded roughly every month following (give or take). Be sure to visit the site and give it a bookmark, as it will be the only place to find DB New Age going forward.
Thank you all for your continued love and support.
- Malik Torihane.