Akira Toriyama may have taken the Dragon Ball franchise in a vastly different direction from where it all began, but even with the major shifts in tone and style the universe of the series has kept the same core. Because as much as Son Goku is the central character of the entire series, Bulma has always played some sort of role in every story that followed. Even when she's relegated to the background for when the series goes into its huger fights, Toriyama has always made sure to make a statement with Bulma by experimenting with her looks over the years.
From the very beginning of the franchise, Bulma has donned several different outfits depending on the situation. Sometimes she's forced to change into lewder than expected looks, and sometimes she's just experimenting with her hair or outfit style. In fact, her wanting to keep her youthful looks even played into the story of Dragon Ball Super: Broly!
But even knowing how many outfits and looks she's had over the years, it can still be quite impressive to see just how many there are when grouped all together. But this fun art from @6um on Twitter has gathered all of the looks into one place to show just how far Dragon Ball's central heroine has come!
ブルマの髪型と服いつも違ってておしゃれだなっていう絵 pic.twitter.com/cWBZRwuyou— ガム (@6um) February 16, 2019
Accounting from Bulma's debut outfit in Dragon Ball to the canonical end of the series with End of Z, this art sparked tons of fun debates among fans as they can't quite decide which of these various looks are the best. While some fans are definitely fans of Bulma's earlier looks in Dragon Ball, there are just as many who prefer Bulma's older days. But what this art does show, however, is that Bulma will always look great no matter what form she takes!
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The Japanese-language and English dub releases of Dragon Ball Super are now complete and available to stream with FunimationNOW and Crunchyroll. Viz Media is releasing new chapters of the manga at a monthly rate that can be read entirely for free through the Shonen Jump digital library, and Dragon Ball Super's big movie, Dragon Ball Super: Broly, is now available on Blu-ray and DVD. Fans in Japan are also able to enjoy fresh non-canon adventures from the franchise with new episodes of Super Dragon Ball Heroes' promotional anime series.