When Dragon Ball began its grand revival in Japan in the early 2000s — with a “Perfect Edition” release of the manga and the TV series’ availability on home video for the first time ever via the Dragon Boxes — Shueisha began releasing new companion guide books to compliment this sudden surge of interest in the franchise once again. The first of these guides was Dragon Ball Z Son Goku Densetsu, an anime guide book covering the Dragon Ball Z TV series. It may be some years later now, but we’re happy to announce that an information page for the guide book is now available in our “Databook Guide”!
While there’s plenty of great information in the guide, its true highlight is a lengthy interview with Akira Toriyama and Katsuyoshi Nakatsuru, one of the main illustrators and character designers for the anime who is known for being able to closely match Toriyama’s art style. So in addition to simply creating an information page for the guide, we’ve also translated this amazing interview for your reading pleasure and added it to the “Translations” section!