One Punch Man Illustrator Pens Dragon Ball's Gods of Destruction
For Yusuke Murata, everyday is another chance to show off his love for Dragon Ball. The One Punch [...]
For Yusuke Murata, everyday is another chance to show off his love for Dragon Ball. The One Punch Man artist may be best known for drawing Saitama and Genos, but that does not mean he can't cheer for Goku as well. Over the past few days, Murata has stunned fans by sharing sketches of big-time Dragon Ball characters like Goku and Krillin. And, now, the artist has turned his sights to more heavenly fighters.
Taking to Twitter, Murata shared another slew of Dragon Ball sketches which have made anime fans buzz. As you can see in the slides below, the pictures highlight new characters introduced in Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods and Dragon Ball Super. Fighters like Beerus, Whis, and Vados were penned by Murata, and the characters look undeniably fierce.
Fans of Murata will not be surprised to see the artist's love for Dragon Ball; After all, the man is not shy about his interest in Akira Toriyama's series. In the past, Murata has been tasked to create anniversary sketches for Dragon Ball, and the artist told fans he felt he couldn't live up to Toriyama's work.
"If its drawn too detailed, it won't match Toriyama-sensei's style, I'll have to stop at some point," Murata told fans during a livestream wherein he sketched a Dragon Ball poster. "My kids love Dragon Ball too. I'll bring a copy back after I completed it, and tell him daddy drew Dragon Ball. It's truly amazing that people from all generations watch Dragon Ball."
"I messed up on Goku's face every time, feels like something's wrong with it," he continued later. "I tried my best to replicate Toriyama-sensei's style, and I'm still able to feel how awesome he is. Still feeling that I'm not drawing it good enough."
For now, you can be the judge of whether Murata nails or fails with his take on Dragon Ball Super's powerful newcomers. You can look through the pictures in the slides below!
ビルス pic.twitter.com/FH9uXeaNRp— 村田雄介 (@NEBU_KURO) June 28, 2017
Alright, so fans can tell there is something just a tad different about Murata's take on Beerus. Just one glance at the sketch will tell you the God of Destruction has been hitting the gym. And do you see those nails? Even Chi-Chi would think twice about stepping to Beerus thanks to his claws alone!prevnext
ウイス pic.twitter.com/zOjQEF9WIe— 村田雄介 (@NEBU_KURO) June 28, 2017
Looking as dignified as ever, Whis is the picture of grace under Murata's pen. The One Punch Man artist has carefully captured the sense of superiority which the Angel carries about, and his slanted eyes look like they are either about to annihilate someone or steal their sweets.prevnext
まあいいか。どっちも上げときます。ヴァドス。 pic.twitter.com/R88aKckDlF— 村田雄介 (@NEBU_KURO) June 28, 2017
Whis may look elegant under Murata's hand, but his mirror Vados looks downright ethereal. The Angel is drawn twice as the character's side-by-side profile is shown off to fans. With her hair tied back in a ponytail, Vados arched eyebrows and graceful silhouette looks perfect.prevnext
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The synopsis of Dragon Ball Super's current saga can be read below:
"According to an invitation that Goku gets, Zen-Oh (Omni King) is starting a martial arts tournament between all the universes called "Chikara no Taikai" (Tournament of Power). But it is the beginning of universal destruction. Something awaits the winners and losers of this tournament. What will become of this fierce team battle between each universe's elite warriors?"
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Dragon Ball Super's "Universal Survival" saga is part of the recent simulcast agreement that sites like Crunchyroll and Funimation have scored. Dragon Ball Super airs on Crunchyroll Saturdays at 7:15 p.m. CST. Toonami airs the English dub on Adult Swim Saturdays at 11:30 p.m.
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