When anime fans think about virtual reality, they are probably going to think of Isekai anime like Sword Art Online. After all, the high-tech has become a staple in sci-fi shows, but virtual reality has more uses than just anime.
After all, the tech can be applied to manga, and a fan proved that in a big way thanks to Dragon Ball.
Recently, Goro Fujita took to Youtube and Vimeo to share their VR take on the Dragon Ball manga. As the artist says, he thinks VR could become a new tool to experience manga through, and he shared his VR clip for everyone to enjoy.
As you can see above, even the static reel looks neat with a VR headset. Fujita did a motion comic for Dragon Ball using 3D layers for VR headsets. As you can see, the panels are made to look deep, allowing fans to step into the artwork and action for themselves.
“I wanted to spend a bit more time into a daily painting. I took a Dragonball page and did my VR interpretation for it. That key moment that made me love Piccolo! How rewarding this experiment was! I would totally read comics like this! Quill comics will become a thing,” Fujita wrote.
If you want to check out the video for yourself, links to its Facebook Spaces stream can be found above. For now, Fujita hasn’t said whether he’s working to adapt an entire chapter, so this may be the best thing VR fans get to living inside Dragon Ball for quite some time.
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Dragon Ball Super currently airs its English dub on Adult Swim during the Toonami programming block Saturday evenings at 9:30 p.m. It is also available to stream on Funimation and Amazon Video. The Japanese language release of the series is complete, and available to stream on FunimationNOW, VRV, and Crunchyroll.
If you want to catch up with the English dub, the first 52 episodes of Dragon Ball Super are now available to stream on FunimationNOW, VRV, and available to purchase on Amazon Video as well.