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Published by VegettoEX
11 May 2018, 10:45 AM EDT

The official Dragon Ball website’s eightieth entry in “The Nearly Complete Works of Akira Toriyama” — an on-going series highlighting rare and important pieces of the author’s work over the years — is, in celebration of “Dog Day” (May 13) in Japan, the author’s “Me These Days” column from the Shenlong Times accompanying the fifth […]

Published by VegettoEX
11 May 2018, 10:17 AM EDT

The official Dragon Ball website’s seventy-ninth entry in “The Nearly Complete Works of Akira Toriyama” — an on-going series highlighting rare and important pieces of the author’s work over the years — is his illustration for the ’89 Jump Anime Carnival special Kosuke-sama Rikimaru-sama –Konpeitō no Ryū– (“Kosuke and Rikimaru: The Dragon of Konpei Island”), […]

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09 May 2018, 9:12 AM EDT

The official Dragon Ball website’s seventy-eighth entry in “The Nearly Complete Works of Akira Toriyama” — an on-going series highlighting rare and important pieces of the author’s work over the years — is a collection of rough sketches circa 1988 for character designs at the 23rd Tenka’ichi Budōkai. The website’s commentary notes that this is […]

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06 May 2018, 8:00 PM EDT

The official Dragon Ball website’s seventy-seventh entry in “The Nearly Complete Works of Akira Toriyama” — an on-going series highlighting rare and important pieces of the author’s work over the years — is a preview for additional Dr. Slump from its premiere in the 1980 #5-6 doubble issue of Weekly Shōnen Jump (released 05 January […]

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02 May 2018, 10:06 AM EDT

The official Dragon Ball website’s seventy-sixth entry in “The Nearly Complete Works of Akira Toriyama” — an on-going series highlighting rare and important pieces of the author’s work over the years — is the reverse side of the second “Dr. Slump Hoyoyo Card” that came with the 1980 #41 issue of Weekly Shōnen Jump, released […]

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02 May 2018, 9:27 AM EDT

The official Dragon Ball website’s seventy-fifth entry in “The Nearly Complete Works of Akira Toriyama” — an on-going series highlighting rare and important pieces of the author’s work over the years — is a postcard sent out to members of Toriyama’s fanclub in May 1987: I’ve had a lot going on so it’s been a […]

Published by VegettoEX
30 April 2018, 6:56 PM EDT

Alongside a two–part podcast series on this material, we are excited to debut a new expansion in our “Manga Guide“: — Dragon Ball Prototypes — The main listing page contains links to overviews of Dragon Boy and The Adventure of Tongpoo, two short stories Akira Toriyama developed and published in 1983 that served as obvious […]

Published by VegettoEX
27 April 2018, 9:56 AM 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 yet appeared in Dragon Ball Super. Thus far, Toyotarō has provided sketches of #8, Lunch, Chapa with Oob, and Tambourine. For his April entry, Toyotarō has contributed a […]

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26 April 2018, 6:41 PM EDT

The official Dragon Ball website’s seventy-fourth entry in “The Nearly Complete Works of Akira Toriyama” — an on-going series highlighting rare and important pieces of the author’s work over the years — is a piece of artwork and its accompanying message created for the Dragon Ball Kai premiere at the Tokyo International Anime Fair in […]

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25 April 2018, 9:43 PM EDT

The official Dragon Ball website’s seventy-third entry in “The Nearly Complete Works of Akira Toriyama” — an on-going series highlighting rare and important pieces of the author’s work over the years — is a series of design drafts for the title screen of the Dragon Ball Z television series, which debuted 29 years ago today […]