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Published by VegettoEX
22 May 2018, 8:27 AM EDT

The official Dragon Ball website’s eighty-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 cover from the inaugural July 1993 issue of Shueisha’s V-Jump magazine, released 25 years ago this month: The cover features the […]

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21 May 2018, 9:22 PM EDT

The official Dragon Ball website’s eighty-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 series of character designs from the first Nintendo Famicom game, Shenron no Nazo (“The Mystery of Shenlong”), as originally shared in […]

Published by VegettoEX
20 May 2018, 9:48 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, and Man-Wolf. For his May entry, Toyotarō has contributed a […]

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18 May 2018, 3:11 PM EDT

The official Dragon Ball website’s eighty-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 the design for “Junk Geezer” (ガラクタじじい Garakuta Jijī), a character used in a July 1991 commercial: The design was shared in a […]

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18 May 2018, 2:49 PM EDT

The official Dragon Ball website’s eighty-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 the color title page from the fifth Dr. Slump chapter (“Eeny, Meeny, Miny, Moe” or even simply “Which One Should I Choose?”; […]

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18 May 2018, 1:27 PM EDT

The official Dragon Ball website’s eighty-second 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 cover art for an orchestral CD put out as part of the Kiyosu Town Tourism Association’s 15th Anniversary Commemorative Project. Kiyosu […]

Published by VegettoEX
18 May 2018, 1:02 PM EDT

The official Dragon Ball website’s eighty-first 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 character design for No. 21 in her untransformed state, originally from the video game Dragon Ball FighterZ released earlier this year: […]

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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”), […]

Published by VegettoEX
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 […]