Mandō Kobayashi is a program that airs on Fuji TV’s “One Two Next” digital tier network. This particular episode premiered from 10:00 p.m. to midnight on 24 March 2013. Over the course of the program, the various guests pop in to discuss the franchise in general and the new movie, Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods. After the movie-related guests leave, there is a Q&A with questions from the host (TV personality Kendō Kobayashi) to Akira Toriyama, who answered in textual format. The remaining guests remain on set and discuss Toriyama’s answers, giving their input into his thinking, or lack thereof.
Questions From Kendō Kobayashi:
Like you, KenKoba1, he has the dilemma of loving women but not being good around them, so he is still wandering blindly in search of the ideal partner he won’t be nervous around. He’s even worked in a host club, but because of his nervousness, it didn’t go well and he was fired. His livelihood is mainly working together with Pu’er as a freelance bodyguard, but he occasionally goes to Tenshinhan’s to help with the farm, as well.
Stoic Tenshinhan mainly does farming in addition to his training. He can split into multiple bodies and grow extra arms, so harvesting the crops goes quickly. He was found by Lunch, who fell in love with him at first sight and had been constantly pursuing his whereabouts, and even reluctantly lived together with her; but she wasn’t cut out for farming, and Tenshinhan has no interest in romance, so she left after just a few days. After that, it seems Lunch apparently stops in from time to time.
Naturally, he helps out with farming together with Tenshinhan, but his work utilizing his telekinetic powers has a reputation for its efficiency, and he is hired at an expensive rate by farmers nearby, so he apparently has a surprisingly large amount of money saved away.
2 This can also be read as “unbelievably terrible”; he seems to have been deliberately playing with the ambiguity in the phrasing, as his later comments about the American live-action film have been much more clearly negative.
3 Akira Toriyama actually appeared (as “Robo-Toriyama”) three times in the Dragon Ball manga (in chapters 3, 433, and 480), and in his second appearance, he was an audience member at the 25th Tenka’ichi Budōkai.
4 Following Akira Toriyama’s response, noting that he often forgets to include Yajirobe, the group discusses the fact that Yajirobe appeared twice on the original tankōbon spine art. A picture of Kobayashi dressed as Yajirobe is also shown along with the question.