Akira Toriyama didn't intend for Dragon Ball to run as long as it did.
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Originally, he planned the series to last a year.
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Then was quoted as predicting "10 volumes" before reneging due to popularity.
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Heading into the DBZ era, Toriyama predicted only a little more story was left.
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Suggesting the mammoth Frieza Saga that soon followed wasn't long planned.
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Contrary to popular belief, Toriyama has never said he planned to end DB after Frieza.
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The same goes for after the Cell Saga, although Gohan would've taken the lead.
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