So what happened after the Beerus Arc?Please tell us about the guest characters Beerus and Whis, and Super Saiyan God.
Beerus and Whis are characters who already existed at the scenario stage. Beerus originally had a lizard-like form, but at Toriyama-sensei’s idea, he ultimately became an Egyptian-style cat character. I handled the roughs for Super Saiyan God. It was “a being that surpasses everything” so I drew a character more built than Super Saiyan, with a cape, but then illustrations with a completely different feel came back from Toriyama-sensei…. It was too different from my own internal image, so I tried suggesting the more sturdily-drawn character one more time, and then Sensei told me that it really was all wrong. (laughs) It had always gone through with a single check [before], but this time, we had that sort of exchange many times. Please check how Super Saiyan God is drawn at the movie theater.
Frieza got re-introduced and fucked that up. Now a mortal space alien simply trains for 4 months and surpasses the SUPER SAIYAN VERSION of that all powerful godly being that supposively “surpasses everything”. Then the universe 6 Arc happens and beyond, and suddenly you have nearly a dozen characters who could defeat initial SSJ Blue! If that isn’t an upfront to reason, logic, and the respect the wondrous God form deserves, then I don’t know what is.
What do you guys think?
In the Anime version you even had God Goku being powerful enough to create universal destroying shockwaves just by fist clashing another God! After that, all these random characters come and make a complete joke of SSJ Blue, an even stronger version of the God form!