Since One Punch Man's anime first burst onto the scene in 2015, fans have always wondered if the new bald hero could take on everyone. Instantly there were many theories made about who would win in a fight between Dragon Ball's Goku and One Punch Man, with fans coming up with numerous results. This may not be another theory about who would win; however, it is a step towards the anime's merging in a sense.
One Punch Man manga illustrator Yusuke Murata has drawn and released a number Dragon Ball sketches. Now, this isn't an indication that the two popular anime may actually merge, however, it shows that Murata is a Dragon Ball fanatic. In the first sketch that Murata has released, fans can see arguably the most important female character in Dragon Ball history, the mother of Goku.
The first image if of Bardock's wife, as well as the mother of both Goku and Raditz, the Saiyan Gine. Meanwhile, the next character Murata has drawn is someone that hasn't been relevant in the Dragon Ball world for quite some time now. In this sketch, anime fans can see Mercenary Tao, the legendary assassin before his mechanical enhancements. Tao is riding his famous pillar, as he is unable to fly like his brother Master Shen.
伝説の殺し屋 桃白白だじょー。 pic.twitter.com/P8bkUAfPJZ— 村田雄介 (@NEBU_KURO) June 28, 2017
While the next few sketches are of the latest Dragon Ball Super characters in Jaco, the elite space patrolman who was introduced during Freeza's resurrection. While the second drawing is of someone slightly more; important. In the next sketch Zen-Oh, the innocent ruler of all the universes and the one who created the Tournament of Power makes an appearance. Zen-Oh is the strongest character in Dragon Ball, with the ability to erase anything in existence. Zen-Oh is shown standing behind his two guards, which is unusual considering how strong Zen-Oh is.
You can read up on the synopsis for Dragon Ball Super's current arc 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?"
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.