Dragon Ball Manga Gets New Makeover From Nura: Rise of the Yokai Clan Creator

Dragon Ball has shared one cool new makeover of the manga from Nura: Rise of the Yokai Clan creator Hiroshi Shiibashi! Akira Toriyama's Dragon Ball manga franchise will be hitting its impressive 40th Anniversary milestone in just a couple of years, and it's such a big franchise for Shueisha that the publisher has already kicked off the celebration to prepare. It's no surprise either as it's not only one of the biggest manga and anime franchises among fans, but it's also a major favorite to some of the most prominent manga and anime creators as well.

Although Dragon Ball won't be celebrating its 40th Anniversary until 2024, Shueisha has begun celebrating early with a special new project that sees many prominent creators sharing their takes on Toriyama's famous series. With the intent to fill out a special exhibit full of these cool new makeovers, these famous manga creators have been putting Dragon Ball's various cover arts in their style. The newest cover revealed in this massive 40th Anniversary project sees Nura: Rise of the Yokai Clan creator Hiroshi Shiibashi sharing their take on Volume 6's cover art. Check it out below as spotted by @WSJ_manga on Twitter: 

Previous releases for this project have included new takes on the Dragon Ball franchise from Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba creator Koyoharu Gotouge, Naruto creator Masashi Kishimoto, Spy x Family's Tatsuya Endo and more. Dragon Ball has been such an influential series that not only has the manga gone on to influence many series creators in the years since, but has broken into the main world of pop culture in both Japan and internationally. It's gotten to such a level that anticipation for the franchise's next release is through the roof too. 

It's been quite some time since Dragon Ball had a currently running TV anime series, but the anime will be continuing soon with the upcoming release of Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero. Originally scheduled to release later this month in Japan before moving onto North America this Summer, the film has been put on an indefinite delay following a hack on Toei Animation. There unfortunately has yet to be a new release window or date given for the movie just yet


But what do you think? When did you first start checking out Dragon Ball? Did you start with the manga or anime? What are some of your favorite moments so far? Let us know all of your thoughts about it in the comments! You can even reach out to me directly about all things animated and other cool stuff @Valdezology on Twitter!