Translation Update: “Special Project: Toyotarō Drew It!!” Image #25
Published by 20 December 2019, 6:49 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, Vermoud, and Tapikar. For his December 2019 entry, Toyotarō has contributed a sketch of Thouser:


He’s the leader of the Coola Armored Squadron.

Apparently he’s from the same solar system as Jheese from the Ginyu Special Force!

I hear that Bonyu, who appears in the game Kakarot coming out this January, is also from Jheese’s system, which gets you wondering what kind of relationship the three of them might have had!

Thouser originally appeared as one of Coola’s henchmen in the fifth theatrical Dragon Ball Z film from 1991, performed by Shō Hayami (also having played Zarbon in the television series). With the shift to Hiroaki Miura for Zarbon since Dragon Ball Kai, Thouser remains Hayami’s sole (very occasional) Dragon Ball voice role. Thouser has appeared as a playable character in various video games over the years, including Dragon Ball Z: Sparking! NEO and Dragon Ball: Raging Blast 2.

The tidbit of Thouser hailing from the same solar system as Jheese comes from the special “Attention!! A Super Announcement of 3 Great Jump Anime!!” column in the 1991 No. 25 issue of Weekly Shōnen Jump, released that May, promoting upcoming films. The fifth Dragon Ball Z theatrical film screened alongside two other movies from the Magical Taluluto and Dragon Quest series that July.

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

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