Podcast Episode #0440
Published by 24 April 2018, 12:04 PM EDT

This week on the show, our podcast kicks off a two-part look at the various Dragon Ball prototypes over the years. From ideas that began percolating in Dr. Slump, to the one-shots Dragon Boy and The Adventure of Tongpoo, to the actual drafts that would become Dragon Ball itself, join us for a journey through time and evolution!

Episode #0440! Mike and Julian discuss some of the ideas in “Dr. Slump” that would later make their way into “Dragon Ball” before moving on to “Dragon Boy”, a two-part comic Akira Toriyama drew in 1983 which served as one step along the way to creating “Dragon Ball” itself. What changes are visible in the artwork, panel construction, and writing style? Join us for the first of a two-part journey leading up to “Dragon Ball” in 1984!


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