“The Nearly Complete Works of Akira Toriyama”: Work #042
Published by 20 March 2018, 10:42 AM EDT

The official Dragon Ball website’s forty-second 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 the cover illustration for the August 1993 issue of Shueisha’s V-Jump magazine (released 21 June 1993). For the second issue of the magazine following its new monthly publication schedule and new B5 size, the magazine’s cover art featured Arale from the Dr. Slump series.

The official website’s writeup notes how different of a mood and color scheme this composition is for Arale.

The issue included “Three Great Powerful Manga”: adaptations of Dr. Slump, Go! Go! Ackman, and Dragon League. Featured games included Seiken Densetsu 2 (released internationally as “Secret of Mana”), along with smaller “scoops” on games like the Super Famicom remakes of Dragon Quest and Dragon Quest II, the Super Famicom game Final Fantasy USA (originally released in America as “Final Fantasy Mystic Quest”), and the Famicom game Dragon Ball Z Side-Story: Plan to Eradicate the Saiyans.

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