“The Nearly Complete Works of Akira Toriyama”: Work #011
Published by 28 January 2018, 9:01 PM EST

The official Dragon Ball website’s eleventh entry in “The Nearly Complete Works of Akira Toriyama” — an on-going series highlighting rare and important pieces of the author’s work over the years — is artwork of the main character from the 2010 Nintendo DS re-release of Dragon Quest VI (originally released in 1995 on the Super Famicom). This particular piece was digitally colored.

The artwork was recently included in the “Akira Toriyama Dragon Quest Illustrations” hardcover book released in 2016.

Akira Toriyama has provided a wealth of character designs and illustrations for the Dragon Quest series from its inception in 1986, all the way through the game’s latest mainline entry, Dragon Quest XI (released last year in Japan, and due out internationally in 2018). While many character concepts come from game creator Yuji Horii, Toriyama is responsible for adapting them and creating additional designs with his own flair.

This entry follows up on last week’s Work #010 with the box art from Dragon Quest II.

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