Translation Update: “Special Project: Toyotarō Drew It!!” Image #9
Published by 21 August 2018, 8:37 PM EDT

Each month, Toyotarō provides a sketch — as well as a brief comment — on the official Japanese Dragon Ball website for a character that has not appeared in Dragon Ball Super. Thus far, Toyotarō has provided sketches of #8, Lunch, Chapa with Oob, Tambourine, Man-Wolf, Tapion, Janenba, and Broli. For his August entry, Toyotarō has contributed a sketch of Ozotto:

It’s Majin Ozotto. Apparently Toriyama-sensei designed him for an event, but I don’t really know that much about him. He’s a cool-looking character though, so I look forward to seeing what he’ll do next.

In conjunction with the “Jump Multi(media) World” event celebrating Weekly Shōnen Jump‘s 25th anniversary, the character debuted in Sega’s 1994 first-person arcade fighting game, Dragon Ball Z: V.R.V.S. “Majin Ozotto” (rendered in the game’s own English translation as “Ozotto the Super Monster”) is the shapeshifting final boss.

Akira Toriyama’s original design included a larger, multi-armed version which was not used in the final game; this design was most recently seen in the Dragon Ball 30th Anniversary Super History Book:

The character fell into relative-obscurity following his original release, with a planned appearance in the 1996 PlayStation and Saturn game Idainaru Dragon Ball Densetsu (“The Great Dragon Ball Legend”) unfortunately scrapped. Ozotto was finally resurrected this year in the card-based Japanese arcade game Super Dragon Ball Heroes. Ozotto makes a small appearance at the end of the “Universe Mission 3” update’s special video, and has been teased in the Super Dragon Ball Heroes promotional anime as a forthcoming opponent.

This sketch and comment set has been added to the respective page in our “Translations” archive.

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