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Published by VegettoEX
21 May 2012, 1:31 PM EDT

Back on Episode #0291 of our show, we ran through a history and profile of Minoru Maeda, one of the most prolific character designers and animation supervisors from the entire run of the Dragon Ball franchise. This week we tackle #2 on the list of the “big three” with Katsuyoshi Nakatsuru. Perhaps best known for emulating Akira Toriyama’s art style to an uncanny degree, Nakatsuru was also solely responsible for the design of Super Saiyan 4 in Dragon Ball GT, along with a wealth of other both subtle and significant contributions over the history of the franchise. We take you through his humble beginnings as he volunteers to work on the Dragon Ball anime adaptation all the way through key-animating the final scene to Dragon Ball GT.

SHOW DESCRIPTION:
Episode #0299! VegettoEX and Hujio discuss a non-video game of omega proportions before digging into a history and profile of Katsuyoshi Nakatsuru. Perhaps best known for emulating Akira Toriyama’s art style to an uncanny degree, Nakatsuru was also solely responsible for the design of Super Saiyan 4 in “Dragon Ball GT”, along with a wealth of other both subtle and significant contributions over the history of the franchise. Who was this man, how did he get started with the franchise, and how did he rise to such heights?

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