Undead Unluck creator Yoshifumi Tozuka recently revealed his creation for Dragon Ball’s 40th Anniversary Super Gallery event.
Organized by publisher Shueisha Dragon Ball, the Super Gallery project celebrates the 40th anniversary of Akira Toriyama’s original Dragon Ball manga with a collection of 42 commemorative cover illustrations drawn by famous manga artists . Featured on @DbsHype’s X (formerly Twitter) page, Tozuka chose to redraw the cover of Dragon Ball Vol. 21, first hit shelves in Japan in 1990. Tozuka’s artwork introduces a more humorous version of the original scene, in which Bulma follows Gohan and Krillin in one of her personal vehicles . This new work originally debuted in the February 2024 issue of Shueisha’s Saikyo Jump magazine.
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The Dragon Ball’s Super Gallery event kicks off in the August 2021 issue of Saikyo with an entry from Masashi Kishimoto, creator of the beloved Shounen manga Naruto. Kishimoto decided to redraw the cover of Dragon Ball Vol. 11, which features Goku and his companion Oolong in the back of an out-of-control Capsule Car. Saikyo Jump plans to wrap up this event in the November 2024 issue. Gege Akutami (Jujutsu Kaisen), Tite Kubo (Bleach), Tatsuki Fujimoto (Chainsaw Man), Koyoharu Gotoge (Demon Slayer) and Tatsuya Endo (Spy x Family ) are just a few of the talented artists who have contributed artwork to Super Gallery.
Toei Animation pushes plans to franchise Dragon Ball in 2024
Toei Animation also has big plans for Dragon Ball’s 40th anniversary. In partnership with Akira Toriyama, the company is producing a new anime series titled Dragon Ball Daima. Based on a pre-existing manga, Daima features a completely original story featuring a cast of beloved series characters. While there are few details about the story, it is known that the series will feature Goku and friends embarking on a journey together after they are turned into children by an unknown force.
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Toei Animation recently headlined Dragon Ball Daima at this year’s Dragon Ball Games Battle Hour event, held last weekend in Los Angeles, California. Those watching the event’s livestream will get to see the world premiere of the series’ latest trailer, which sees Goku fighting off a group of enemies with his trusty pillar of energy. Additionally, Dragon Ball executive producer Akio Iyoku stepped forward after the presentation to introduce artwork of the new character drawn by Toriyama himself. Although Iyoku refrained from discussing new details about Daima’s backstory, the trailer still generated significant buzz online, especially regarding the apparent absence of Goku’s son, Gohan.
Yoshifumi Tozuka’s dark fantasy shounen manga, Undead Unluck, is available in English on Manga Plus. Dragon Ball manga is available in English on VIZ Media. The series’ respective anime adaptations are available on Hulu and Crunchyroll.
Son Gokû, a warrior with a monkey’s tail, goes on a quest with a host of oddball characters to find the Dragon Balls, a set of crystals that can grant its bearer anything they desire.
Release date November 20, 1984
Author Akira Toriyama
Artist Akira Toriyama category Adventure, Fantasy, Comedy, Martial Arts
Adaptation Dragon ball
Publishing company Shueisha, Madman Entertainment, Viz Media
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