Dragon Ball fans know Super Saiyan 4 Goku debuted in the ill-fated sequel to Dragon Ball Z, but they might not know how the form made its way into the manga. While much of Dragon Ball GT is mocked by fans, its introduction of Super Saiyan 4 was a hit, and it was only a matter of time before manga roped in the form. In fact, Toyotaro is the person who welcomed the transformation into the Dragon Ball Heroes' side manga, and fans agree the artist went all out on its entry. And given how often the franchise revisits SSJ4 these days, it seems Toyotaro's electric debut went a long way with impressing fans.
Thanks to Dragon Ball Heroes official manga spin-off, Victory Mission, Super Saiyan 4 officially got its manga debut. Toyotaro (who is now the illustrator for Dragon Ball Super's manga) clearly went all in as demonstrated by this look into the manga spotted by @Killafoe1 on Twitter. Super Saiyan 4 continues to be one of the most visually distinct forms in the franchise, and it's certainly sharp in manga form.
Just got into my first DB debate in months.
Pretty sure I took that L.
Anyways I just reread Dragon Ball Heroes Victory Mission and you can just fucking TELL how excited Toyotaro was to be the first person to draw SS4 in a official DB manga. pic.twitter.com/QG0c2fOwGZ— Victor @ We’ll See (@Killafoe1) May 17, 2020
Super Saiyan 4 has been seen quite a few times in Super Dragon Ball Heroes' currently running promotional anime series, and here in the manga spin-off so it's clear that there's a place for Super Saiyan 4 somewhere in the Dragon Ball universe. If the form ever did make its grand return to the franchise with an official canon debut in the Dragon Ball Super manga, it certainly would shake things up and open the door to all kinds of other cameos and inclusions from Dragon Ball GT.
Because why stop at just Super Saiyan 4 if the form looks so great in manga form? What other original characters could look great too? What do you think of Super Saiyan 4 Goku's manga debut? Do you think the form should make its way to the official series canon someday? Would you rather see it brought to the life in the current Dragon Ball Super manga or a future anime release? Let us know your thoughts in the comments or talk to me directly about all things anime and other cool stuff @Valdezology on Twitter!