Dragon Ball Almost Made Gohan's New Form Look Completely Different

Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero is diverging from Goku and Vegeta acting as the stars of the newest story, instead focusing on Gohan and Piccolo as they fight against the reincarnation of the Red Ribbon Army. While fans in North America will have to wait until August 19th to see the new movie in theaters, the new transformations for both Gohan and Piccolo have found their way online, with creator Akira Toriyama revealing that he had a far different look in mind for the son of Goku this time around. 

Gohan has been a fundamental character since his introduction in the first episode of Dragon Ball Z, becoming the first Z-Fighter to attain Super Saiyan 2 and working to master his own transformation in his "Ultimate" form. While the promotional material for Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero showed that Gohan was diving into both his Super Saiyan transformation, as well as his mystic form, it seems that the rage of the son of Goku has given him a new transformation once again in his new "Beast" form. While fans of the Shonen franchise still are unclear when, or if, Gohan will show off this transformation in the future of Dragon Ball Super.

In a recent interview, creator Akira Toriyama shared with fans that he originally had a much different form in mind for Gohan's newest transformation, with the change in power originally giving Goku's son a far creepier look than what we've seen from the Z-Fighter in the past:

"Gohan's had quite a few transformations in the past, but this time he needed to awaken to a new one. Gohan has achieved his own unique evolution, based on the sort of awakenings he had as a boy. I've even named this transformation Son Gohan Beast, in the sense that the wild beast within has awakened. For the design, I tried drawing him with a scary face and place skin, but somehow, this didn't feel like Gohan." 

Would you have liked seeing this original take on Gohan's new transformation? Do you think Gohan's Beast form will eventually make its way to the manga following the Granolah The Survivor Arc? Feel free to let us know in the comments or hit me up directly on Twitter @EVComedy to talk all things comics, anime, and the world of Dragon Ball


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