'Dragon Ball' Website Highlights Rare 1993 Artwork Of Gohan, Trunks, And More
The official Dragon Ball website has been releasing a series of rare, nostalgic artworks as part of their "The Complete Works of Akira Toriyama" series celebrating the author's work over the years.
The latest release is pretty neat because it features a two-page spread from 1993 from Issue 12 of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump that features drawings of Goku, Vegeta, Trunks, Piccolo, and many more in a style fans haven't seen in quite some time.
The Nearly Complete Works of Toriyama: DB popularity poll from the February 1993 issue of Weekly Jump (the same issue Gohan gets Cell to vomit out 18). Toriyama provided new color illustrations for the top five characters (Gohan, Goku, Trunks, Vegeta, Piccolo). pic.twitter.com/C5Dj8QbNlL— Todd Blankenship (@Herms98) January 23, 2018
The art was created for a popularity poll that released in February 1993. It also was released alongside the chapter where Gohan forces Cell to spit out Android 18.
The results of the popularity poll are interesting as well as Gohan, Goku, and Trunks round out the top three most popular characters at the time. Regardless of popularity, it definitely is a neat flashback to when Dragon Ball Z currently running.
There i currently a new Dragon Ball film in the works for 2018. The film will focus on the Saiyans, the "origins of Goku's power," and potentially the story of the very first Super Saiyan God. Not only does it aim to be the best film in the series, original creator Akira Toriyama will be contributing to the film's script and new character designs.
Dragon Ball Super airs on Crunchyroll Saturday evenings at 7:15 p.m. CST. Adult Swim airs the English dub during its Toonami block Saturday evenings at 9:30 p.m, and is now available to stream on FunimationNOW and Amazon Video.
If you want to catch up with the English dub, the first 39 episodes of Dragon Ball Super are now available to stream on FunimationNOW, Crunchyroll's VRV service, and available to purchase on Amazon Video. The 39 episodes span the full range of what has aired in the North America and covers the "Battle of Gods" arc, "Revival of F" arc, and the most recently ended "Universe 6" arc.
Funimation has previously announced the rest of the series will soon be available on the service as well. Releasing in 13 episode batches two weeks after the last episode airs on Cartoon Network, fans of Dragon Ball Super's English dub without a cable connection will soon have a way to experience the series.0comments