Frieza has easily become one of the most popular villains not just in the realm of Dragon Ball, but in the medium of anime overall, so it's no surprise to see that fans of the series are still creating new art focusing on the pint-sized tyrant. While Frieza hasn't played any role in the latest Granolah The Survivor Arc, his shadow looms ever large in the Shonen franchise and it will be interesting to see what plans he has in place whenever he does make his long-awaited return.
Frieza has been almost completely absent following his last appearances in both the Tournament of Power and the battle that took place during Dragon Ball Super: Broly. When last we saw the alien despot, he was attempting to use the Dragon Balls to make himself taller, and while his actions have had a major impact on the current arc taking place in Dragon Ball Super's manga, Frieza remains nowhere to be found. While it's possible that the Dragon Ball villain might appear at some point during the Granolah The Survivor Arc, he has been conspicuously absent from this tale that dives into the past of the Saiyans.
Fan Artist Justin96636 shared this wild new classical makeover for Frieza, with the Shonen villain surrounded by the members of the Ginyu Force, five of his strongest soldiers that mostly weren't able to survive the battles with the Z-Fighters on the Planet Namek:
Chien Chih Kang art work-Dragon ball ukiyoe style 2022 pic.twitter.com/AUp83o0vvz— 簡志剛 (@Justin96636) July 10, 2022
When Frieza made a comeback in Dragon Ball Super, he was able to attain a new transformation in "Golden Frieza", which put the villain on an even playing field with both Goku and Vegeta in their Super Saiyan Blue forms. While the antagonist teamed up with the Z-Fighters during the Tournament of Power Arc, he held onto his evil intentions and wasn't afraid to do some serious backstabbing when it came to saving his own skin and even going so far as to team up with Goku as they battled against the overwhelming power of Jiren.
What do you think of this fresh take on Frieza of Dragon Ball fame? Do you think we'll see Frieza return in the near future for the Shonen franchise? 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.