The 2016 Nintendo 3DS video game Dragon Ball Fusions brought a wealth of whimsical new fusions to the world of Dragon Ball. From the EX Fusion “Karoli” (“Kakarrot” + “Broli”) as seen right on the game’s front cover, to original characters like the “Saibaiking” (a fusion of multiple Saibaimen together), Dragon Ball Fusions and its Metamo-Ring introduced us to new fan-favorites like Piririn, Gohanks, and more!
…or did it? Join us for a trip through history in the first part of a two-part retrospective as we share the full story behind some of the official fusion designs created by fans (as well as some other notable characters), starting with a first-hand look at the 1995 No. 13 and 19 issues of Weekly Shōnen Jump!