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Published by VegettoEX
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 […]

Published by VegettoEX
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?”; […]

Published by VegettoEX
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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

Published by VegettoEX
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 […]

Published by VegettoEX
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 […]

Published by VegettoEX
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 […]