Translation Update: “Special Project: Toyotarō Drew It!!” Image #24
Published by 22 November 2019, 6:36 AM EST

Each month, Toyotarō provides a drawing — as well as a brief comment — on the official Japanese Dragon Ball website. Thus far, Toyotarō has provided drawings of #8, Lunch, Chapa with Oob, Tambourine, Man-Wolf, Tapion, Janenba, Broli, Ozotto, Ginyu, Bardock, Paragus, King Cold, Bardock’s original television special crew, Onio with his wife, Shiirasu, Great Saiyaman, Nail, Toninjinka, Zarbon, Pui-Pui, Slug, and Vermoud. For his November 2019 entry, Toyotarō has contributed a sketch of Tapikar (with a special guest reappearance by Tapion):


One of the contestants in the Afterlife Tournament. He’s a character who doesn’t really get much of a chance to shine, but I got the feeling that this was his last chance to bask in the spotlight (because of his name…).

Tapikar, a fighter from the Western Galaxy, appears exclusively in the Dragon Ball Z television series’ Afterlife Tournament filler arc. Both Tapikar, as well as Tapion in the background (a former inclusion in Toyotarō’s series here) have names sourced from the word “tapioca”; Japan happens to be in the midst of a bubble/pearl tea fad at the moment.

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

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