THANKS TO AN AMATEUR ARTIST WE HAVE AN IDEA OF WHAT GOKU FROM DRAGON BALL WOULD LOOK LIKE IF IT WERE DRAWN BY THE TRIGGER TEAM

 

If there is something characteristic of Dragon Ball since its appearance, it is a very characteristic line of art. This one comes from its creator Akira Toriyama, and has been preserved over the years.

However, the drawing style has gradually changed. The first anime is not the same as the Z series, as well as Super. Other cartoonists, like Toyotarou, have worked on the franchise. But it has always been sought that the appearance is very similar.

 

DRAGON BALL HAS A VERY RECOGNIZED APPEARANCE

The appearance of the characters in the adventures of Goku and his friends is unmistakable, and in fact, it is transmitted to other series. A very clear example is Dragon Quest, whose designs are also by Toriyama.

It is not so common to see them drawn in a different way. Toei Animation, who is in charge of the anime, has always sought to retain its aesthetic as much as possible. This of course extends to official products, and they are its main attraction.

So the only way to see something different from Dragon Ball, from the visuals, is from other artists.

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Sometimes as part of a collaboration, as happened when Eiichiro Oda, creator of One Piece, drew Goku with a face similar to Monkey D. Luffy.

At other times, it is the amateur artists who give the characters of the series a different appearance. Each of them decides to apply their own and different style.

 

GOKU IN THE TRIGGER STYLE, THE KILL LA KILL STUDIO

That is the case with Aeyga X, who decided to design Goku as if he were drawn by Trigger. This studio is responsible for series like Little Witch Academia, Kill la Kill, and more recently, BNA: Brand New Animal.

Although all his creations have different plots and approaches, many share similar designs. This is how we can appreciate how the maximum Warrior Z would look with a different style, and more typical of this company.

Goku reminds a little of Galo, one of the protagonists of Promare, one of the most recent films Trigger has worked on. Could this studio ever make a Dragon Ball film with permission from Shueisha?

It looks dubious, as the studio would surely be asked to stick with Toriyama’s designs. As we mentioned before, the aesthetic of the series is what is so well known and popular. However, it is worth dreaming and that is what fan art exists for.

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