It’s King Chapa (what I think he looks like now)! Maybe King Chapa was the one who trained Oob until he turned 10! Their clothes look similar, so I kind of figured they came from the same region.3
TOMA: A return-home order? Wait just a minute! We haven’t heard anything of the sort.
DODORIA: Heh heh heh… That’s because you’re all about to die right here and now.
NARRATOR: After this, they lost contact with Toma & co… That is the event that caused Bardock’s suspicion of this return-home order to grow ever-stronger.
TOYOTARŌ: It’s Pumbukin, Selypa, Totapo, and Toma! It seems like these four were involved off in the background of the Broly movie… or at least that’s how I imagine it. (laughs)14
ONIO’S WIFE: Onio, dear, let’s not worry about that. Instead, let’s go find a planet that we can make into a vacation home!
TOYOTARŌ: It’s Onio, who appears in Neko Majin! Once again, I went and imagined him being involved with the Broly movie… Including animation and spin-offs, the Saiyans who survived that day are Goku, Vegeta, Nappa, Raditz, Broli, Paragus, then Tarble and Tullece, and furthermore… Onio must have also survived!15
He was taken to the Moon by Goku as punishment for his behavior, and that Moon, with him on it, has been destroyed — twice.
I don’t know whether he’s alive or dead, but I’d like to see him use not just his technique of turning those he touches into carrots, but his skill of being able to survive(?) out in space to help Goku & co.19
As I’m sure you’re well aware, he’s Freeza’s right-hand man.
The concept for these sketches is “characters who don’t appear in Super“, but (to make a shameless plug…) he’ll actually appear very briefly in the bonus comic from Volume 10. But at present, he hasn’t appeared yet, so this is his last chance—!20
He’s one of the mind-controlled underlings of the sorcerer Bobbidi.
Since he was taken in by his wicked heart and mind-controlled, there’s no doubt he’s evil. But, given Bobbidi could control someone with only Vegeta’s level of evil, maybe he wasn’t such a bad guy after all…
Incidentally, he appears in a single panel in volume three.21
He survived by escaping from Planet Namek, whose weather had gone haywire, while still a baby. What sort of relationship did he have to Katatz or the Eldest, I wonder… I’d like to see a story from that era, as well.22
He appears in Super too, but to make a bit broader an interpretation of this series’ concept, his past self didn’t show up, so I figured even this pattern of wild imaginings would be allowed. (laughs)
“I’m quitting.” It’s that sort of scene.
Just what was it that took place before he became a God of Destruction…?23
One of the contestants in the Afterlife Tournament. He’s a character who doesn’t really get much of a chance to shine, but I got the feeling that this was his last chance to bask in the spotlight (because of his name…).24
He’s the leader of the Coola Armored Squadron.
Apparently he’s from the same solar system as Jheese from the Ginyu Special Force!
I hear that Bonyu, who appears in the game Kakarot coming out this January, is also from Jheese’s system, which gets you wondering what kind of relationship the three of them might have had!25
She’s a character who appears in the game “Kakarot”, which is out now.
It seems she can use a Crusher Ball just like Jheece, who belongs to the same race!26
In Kakarot, we learn there is a drug called Animaline, which lets people turn into animals, but I wonder if this guy is just able by nature to turn into a human when he sees a full moon…27
Right now it seems that a crocodile is in the news, so here’s a contestant who doesn’t even have a name, who appeared for a single panel in volume 10 to get knocked out in the preliminary round… I hope he’s still alive and well!28
All of the executive officers of the Red Ribbon Army are cool, and I like them.29
The brothers who fought against Trunks and Goten at the 25th Tenka’ichi Budōkai. At any rate, I like their names.30
My editor told me that I should draw a mermaid since they’re popular, but when I drew her as I pleased, she ended up not resembling the original all that much. Let’s just call this one a doodle. Please forgive me.31
Goku’s older brother, who came to Earth in order to bring Goku over to his side. Bardock must certainly have never anticipated a future where both of his sons would be fighting each other…32
He transforms into a giant monkey in his new battle jacket! Maybe there was a battle like this one as well…33
Upa’s father, who defends the Karin Sanctuary. His aged appearance in volume 42 is so distinguished, I just love it.34
I like how, with a face like that, he’s called Mummy-“kun“. It was a pain just drawing his bandages, so wrapping them must have been even more of a chore…35
He’s Kaiō-sama‘s caretaker who you’ll know from the anime. He doesn’t appear in the comic, but maybe he’s just hiding somewhere!36
Toriyama-sensei‘s design illustrations didn’t include a back view of him, so I suppose the high-cut briefs were the anime staff being playful. It’s fantastic.
2021 is the Year of the Ox, so I drew Shisami, since he’s probably got a bovine motif going on. I hope the year will be a good one.37
Trunks’ broadsword is cool, but Murasaki’s katana is tasteful and cool, too.38
It feels like a gigantic Shenlong, and it’s so cool! Although, Super Shenlong is actually even huger by far.
Including animation, there are quite a few different Shenlongs, but each has its own charm, and I love them all.39
A warrior from Earth who apparently went down in history as a hero of myth. Seems like he had a considerable role to play while he was alive. What sort of battles, against what sort of foes, did he have…? I’d sure like to see that!40
Once again, it’s a competitor in the Afterlife Tournament. A warrior from the Eastern Galaxy, he apparently has the ability to turn any place into an underwater locale. Underwater fights are rare in the series, so it’s quite the precious ability he possesses.41
A competitor in the Afterlife Tournament, who appears to take pride in his monstrous strength. Kinda reminds you of Giran, doesn’t he.42
He’s a competitor in the Afterlife Tournament. His specialty seems to be splitting into multiple copies of himself. Perhaps doing a match on a team that’s made up entirely of yourselves is the best kind of teamwork?43
From the top it’s ↑ Tolbee, → Furog, ← Caterpie, and ↓ Tapicar!44
He’s a hero from the Southern Galaxy, but he showed up too late and didn’t make it in time for the Afterlife Tournament. I wanted to see what he could do.45
With their simple and quirky designs that are just oh-so-Toriyama-sensei, they’re a set of characters I’d really like to see more of in the spotlight.
Apparently they lived on Planet Plant in the past.46
Since Halloween is this month, here’s a ghost. It’s the Fortunetelling Crone’s servant, who also does things like blood transfusions. The skeletons next to it are the gatekeepers standing guard.47
One of only three people named Bulma in West City. She only appears in one panel and only her face is shown, so I designed her clothes based on the other residents. I wonder what kind of person the remaining Bulma is…?48
He appears in Dragon Ball volume one. These character designs from the early serialization are so distinctive and adorable; I love them.49
Since 2022 is the year of the Tiger!
Speaking of Colonel Yellow, I ended up really liking the scene from one of the chapters in Dragon Ball SD volume 4 where it turns out that Goku, who had just come from Yahhoi, was wearing Colonel Yellow’s fur all along.50
In commemoration of the release of the new movie, starting this month, I’ll be drawing the artificial humans from the old movies!51
I’m also looking forward to the new artificial humans, Gamma 1 & 2, in the new movie, Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero!
* Incidentally, I’ve also drawn a brand-new illustration of Gamma 1 & 2 in the back of Dragon Ball Super vol. 18, which goes on sale Monday, April 4, so please check out the collected release, too!52
The new release date for the brand-new movie Super Hero is set, and the excitement’s finally started building!
I’m looking forward to the day it comes out!53
I want to see even more artificial humans besides the ones that we’ve seen so far!54
Have you seen Super Hero yet? I’ve already seen it three times myself! It is so amazing, I will watch it yet again! If you haven’t seen it yet, then please do!55
This is how they appeared in Dragon Ball episode 129, when they were under the tutelage of their master, Mutaito56
The master of the Turtle and Crane Hermits57
The two people that ended up fusing when the witch just up and stole one of his Potara.
I’m really curious to know what the relationship was like between these two.58
CO of B Company, under the command of General Blue
He moved on Kame House on General Blue’s orders, but was defeated at the hands of his intended target, the Turtle Hermit. Even these incidental characters, with the feeling of “yeah, there’d definitely be a guy like that,” have their charm!59
Guards the third floor of Muscle Tower. He looks like he might have been one of the Artificial Humans between #1 and #7… I wonder if it will ever be confirmed.60
Although he doesn’t get much chance to shine these days, I want to see Tenshinhan get to do his part using techniques like this.61
This is how I imagine it all grown up. I hope it’s still living happily on Mount Pao-tzu.62
He has a form beyond what his younger brother Freeza had, so I remember being completely astonished at the time. He’s a really cool character and I really like him.63
A character from the movies who later made the jump to the TV anime. I’d like to try drawing his transformed state sometime, too!64
I wonder how he survived the destruction of Planet Vegeta…? I hope that can get cleared up someday.65
A very mysterious Saiyan that came from a bygone era. Congratulations to Dragon Ball Legends on its 5th anniversary!66
A very mysterious magic swordsman. Congratulations to Dragon Ball Legends on its 5th anniversary!67
He’s the son of the Devil King Satan that stars in Toriyama-sensei‘s short manga Sand Land.
I’m beyond excited for the movie that’s coming out this summer!68
Rao, who takes responsibility for everything, is a pretty cool guy!! I especially liked the additional scenes penned by Toriyama-sensei that were not in the original comic!
If you manage to experience the movie in 4DX or MX4D, the tank scenes make you feel like you’re riding an actual tank! And in MX4D, it looks like you can smell the cactus and Thief’s hairspray!69
The following translator notes are included for the benefit of the reader as supplemental information.