“The Nearly Complete Works of Akira Toriyama”: Work #016
Published by 05 February 2018, 9:17 AM EST

The official Dragon Ball website’s sixteenth 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 a set of character designs from 1986’s first theatrical Dragon Ball film, originally released 20 December 1986.

The set of designs feature the movie-original characters (from left to right): Pasta, Vongo, a soldier in King Gurumes’ army, Pansy, King Gurumes himself, and one of Gurumes’ robots. These original designs were then adapted by the film’s character designer, Minoru Maeda, for production on the film itself.

The first Dragon Ball film premiered as part of the Winter 1986 “Toei Cartoon Festival” along with two other movies from the GeGeGe no Kitarō and Kinnikuman franchises. A new GeGeGe no Kitarō series is set to take over in the Fuji TV timeslot currently occupied by the Dragon Ball Super television series this April.

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