JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Creator Hirohiko Araki Gives Goku a Makeover in Throwback Artwork

The Dragon Ball 30th Anniversary History Book has given us a ton of different interpretations of the characters from the Dragon Ball universe from some of anime's biggest creators. With a ton of sketches that we've already taken a look at, we would be remiss if we didn't include the creator of the strange franchise that is JoJo's Bizarre Adventure, Hirohiko Araki! Putting his pen and paper to work, Araki decided to create his own version of a young Goku that appeared in both the original Dragon Ball series, then made a return appearance in the out of continuity story of Dragon Ball GT.

Twitter User GovetaXV shared the amazing new sketch that features Goku and his power pole, ready to take on either the Red Ribbon Army of Piccolo Daimoah from the first Dragon Ball series, where Super Saiyans and world destroying attacks had yet to appear:

Dragon Ball and JoJo's Bizarre Adventure both have their own unique, strange elements that make them the franchises that are so beloved among fans. Certainly, the latter is a tad stranger than the former, but it's clear that the Shonen series have managed to find their audiences since their individual debuts.

What do you think of this sketch of Goku from the creator of JoJo's Bizarre Adventure? What other anime creators would you like to see tackle Dragon Ball characters? Feel free to let us know in the comments or hit me up directly on Twitter @EVComedy to talk all things comics, anime, Dragon Ball, and JoJo!


JoJo's Bizarre Adventure was originally created by Hirohiko Araki for Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump in 1987, and is one of the longest running series in the magazine overall. It follows the story of the Joestar family, who are each destined to take down various supernatural enemies. The series has been split up into eight parts, with each part following a different generation of the Joestar family. The series has sold over 100 million copies, and has been licensed for an English language release by Viz Media. The series has spawned multiple anime, video games, toys, and even jewelry. The series currently has an anime adaptation that initially began in 2012, and now has run for over 100 episodes spanning the first five major arcs of the series.

Dragon Ball Super currently airs its English dub on Adult Swim during the Toonami programming block on Saturday evenings, and is also available to stream on Funimation and Amazon Video. The Japanese-language release of the series is complete, and available to stream on FunimationNOW and Crunchyroll. The manga has chapters that can currently be read for free thanks to Viz Media, and Dragon Ball Super's big movie, Dragon Ball Super: Broly, is now available on Blu-ray and DVD.