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Akira Toriyama Never Planned To Create Something Like Dragon Ball Z

Every night just before "Pokemon" aired on Filipino television, I'd see the last few moments of "Dragon Ball Z." In the show's ending credits, Goku's young son Gohan runs on top of a turning globe. Above, the coiling body of a dragon can be seen bracketed by clouds. Classic Chinese-style mountains rise in the corners of the screen. It's a fantasy of scale, a dream of being a small but determined child walking a world so big they will never see it all. The lyrics of the accompanying theme tune were filed away in my brain together with the names of every single Pokemon and the Water Country jingle. But as I dug deeper into the world of anime, I somehow never returned to "Dragon Ball Z." The show's reputation as an overlong spectacle of muscular martial artists powering up and then shooting giant beams at each other never matched with the ending credits sequence I'd found so intriguing.
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Dragon Ball Fans Have a Bone to Pick with Akira Toriyama

Dragon Ball Super's next manga chapter is set to land later this week, and previews for the installment have apparently been making their way around social media and fans of the Prince of the Saiyan's are not happy with the rumored developments. With the previous chapter of Dragon Ball Super featuring Vegeta acquired a brand new transformation as a result of training alongside the God of Destruction Beerus, this new power-up might not have been enough to bring down Granolah, the intergalactic bounty hunter that has a bone to pick with the Saiyans and the alien despot Freeza.
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Dragon Ball Super Reveals the Characters Akira Toriyama Created Most Recently

Dragon Ball Super is one of the biggest stories to tackle Goku, and the Saiyan is still going on missions even while the anime is on a break. For those who read the manga, you will know the series has kept its pace since its publication began, and that hasn't changed in 2021. And now, the creator of Dragon Ball is opening up about his most recent work on the manga.
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Dragon Ball Editor Reveals Akira Toriyama Started Writing New Movie Much Earlier Than Expected

It's been around three years since Dragon Ball fans were introduced to the new take on the Legedary Super Saiyan Broly via the latest movie in the Dragon Ball Super series, but in a new panel for this year's Comic-Con, fans of the Shonen franchise got the opportunity to learn more about the next feature-length film in Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero. During the panel which saw the executive producers of the series and the voice of Goku herself, Masako Nozawa, appearing to talk about the new movie, it was revealed when Akira Toriyama began writing the upcoming movie.
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Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero Reveals New Character Designed by Akira Toriyama

Dragon Ball Super's next movie will be Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero!, a title and concept that still needs a lot of explaining after the enigmatic teaser trailer. However, what we did get from Toei Animation's Comic-Con @ Home panel were some interesting teases of what Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero! will bring - including some first looks at the character designs for the film. Fans have been intrigued by Super Hero's new designs for longtime Dragon Ball Z characters like Krillin, Piccolo, and Pan they're even more intrigued by a look at one of the new characters that Akira Toriyama has designed for Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero!
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Akira Toriyama Teases Unexpected Character in Dragon Ball Super Movie 2

The announcement leaked a bit early, but now it’s official. Dragon Ball Super Movie 2 is officially happening and will be released in 2022. The announcement fittingly came on Goku Day, which is May 9 because in Japanese the date has the characters for “Go” and “Ku.”. If you were...
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Dragon Ball Super Creator Akira Toriyama Comments on New Movie

After years lying in wait, the Dragon Ball fandom is back in action in a big way. If you did not know, reports have surfaced regarding the anime's future. It seems a new movie is slated to be announced shortly, and a new report has learned how creator Akira Toriyama feels about the whole ordeal. After all, his comment on the film surfaced online ahead of time, and it teases some facts about the project.
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Akira Toriyama Reveals How He Created The Super Saiyan God Form

Dragon Ball Super has introduced a ton of new concepts to the series, and few of them have been bigger than Super Saiyan God. The form went live in the anime's first arc, and Goku pushed it further when Super Saiyan God Super Saiyan was introduced. These days, plenty of fans find it hard to think of the hero without his go-to form, and it turns out Akira Toriyama wanted the new mode to be a course correction of sorts.
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