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Dragon Ball Z: Abandoned Toriyama Sketch Reveals Goku With This Strange Weapon

Natasha Kumar By Natasha Kumar Jun13,2024

An old sketch of Son Goku from the imagination of the late Akira Toriyama has just resurfaced. A preliminary drawing where we see the hero ofDragon Ball Zin possession of a very original weapon.

Dragon Ball Z: an abandoned Toriyama sketch reveals Goku with this strange weapon

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From his childhood in Dragon Ball until his form his mastery of Ultra Instinct perfected in Dragon Ball Super, fans of Akira Toriyama's manga have been able to follow the evolution of Son Goku. At first, he learns martial arts before having his magic stick, then learns to master his Ki and his Saiyan gifts in “DBZ”.

Indeed, long before he mastered instantaneous movement, could fly or possessed the famous magic cloud, Son Goku used his famous magic staff to fight. or to get to supposedly inaccessible points. A weapon that he recovers in the first episodes of the saga from the hands of his adoptive grandfather Son Gohan.

Dragon Ball Z: an abandoned Toriyama sketch reveals Goku with this strange weapon

a new sketch of Son Goku released, holding a strange weapon

However, archives brought out from the depths of (the late) Toriyama's drawers were destroyed. published on the official website of Dragon Ball Z. Since deleted, a conceptual sketch of Goku drawn by by the mangaka initially published in January 1990 published on the site which provides the latest information on anime, games and products derived from the DBZ universe.

In this illustration, we can see Goku, not with his famous magic staff, but with the one held by his mentor Tortue Geniale. The sketch shows us the defender of the Earth as a young adult, in orange outfit and without his navy blue undershirt. This suggests that this sketch seemed to beintended for à the second half of the 23rd Tenkaichi Budokai,otherwise known as thePiccolo Jr Saga., final saga of the originalDragon Ballanimewhich covers Goku's training with Kami, the World Martial Arts Tournament against Piccolo Jr., and the reincarnation of King Piccolo.

Dragon Ball Z: An abandoned sketch by Toriyama reveals Goku with this strange weapon

If nothing is specified, this outfit could also very well correspond to the beginning of Dragon Ball Z and the Saiyan arc (located just after the Piccolo Jr. saga) and his fight against Radditz, during which he lost his life.

Other sources like CBR.comclaim that the abandoned sketch was intended for to the Namek scenario. Because chronologically, the publication of the drawing in January 1990 corresponds more closely to the beginning of the Namek Saga, which was published in January 1990. published in 1989, when Toei Animation's Dragon Ball Z anime series began. à adapt the arc in 1990. However, when Goku arrives on the planet of Dendé and Piccolo to face Frieza, he no longer wears the same outfit, and since he has already mastered the Kaioken and approaches the Super Saiyan stage, the use of such a stick then becomes useless.

Dragon Ball Z: an abandoned sketch by Toriyama reveals Goku with this strange weapon

Anyway, Toriyama thought about it. represented his hero in several possible ways before finding the right formula. Several sketches of the late mangaka are found like old relics, which the official website of Dragon Ball highlights. Last year, a draft of the 23rd Tenkaichi Budokai was published, revealing the grids of the preliminary rounds and the designs of several characters. p>

We also remember last April thevery first drawing of DBZ drawn; by Toriyama, representing Son Goku at a very young age and found again. at a noodle restaurant in Nagoya, Japan.

Natasha Kumar

By Natasha Kumar

Natasha Kumar has been a reporter on the news desk since 2018. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining The Times Hub, Natasha Kumar worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my natasha@thetimeshub.in 1-800-268-7116

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