Akira Toriyama’s most popular work, «Dragon Ball», has been going through one of its best moments after the premiere of his most recent film in Japan and before the next release in Latin America and the rest of the world. Currently, Master Toriyama has put aside the manga drawing of him and has given Toyotaro the opportunity to be the one to continue the new story.
But there is a fact that very few fans knew, and that is that, many years ago, the famous mangaka of «Dragon Ball» ventured into the world of animation. All this happened when the first animated adaptation of his series was taking place. On that occasion, Toriyama was encouraged to make a cell with Goku’s drawing.
«Dragon Ball» – Toriyama at Toei Animation. Photo: Simply Dragon Ball
The image was not seen in the original series, but remained as a memory for posterity. Could it be possible that Toriyama is encouraged to do the same for his new anime?
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Akira Toriyama is the original author of the «Dragon Ball» manga. In 1984, the creator began serializing his work. In 1986, after reaching a high level of popularity, the first animated adaptation was made, which had 153 episodes.
Later, in 1989, the sequel was released, entitled «Dragon Ball Z», with 291 animated chapters. However, in 1996, «Dragon Ball GT» was executed, an original anime produced by Toei Animation that gave a definitive closure to the story, despite the fact that the manga was still in publication.
After 18 years, Akira Toriyama returned to work on his most popular work by launching the anime «Dragon Ball Super», a story set after the defeat of Majin Boo, with 131 episodes.
Dragon Ball Super. Photo: Toei Animation
“Dragon Ball Super” – official synopsis
The story begins approximately six months after Majin Buu’s defeat, when Earth has become peaceful again, and continues with the events of the movies «Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods» and «Dragon Ball Z». : Fukkatsu no F”.