Dragon Ball by other eyes

19 12 2009

A few years ago, Shonen Jump published a collection of many mangakas drawings, concerning a subject very specific: Dragon Ball! Yes, different manga authors made Dragon Ball drawings, with their own traces and styles, resulting in a very different and funny Dragon Ball! Check it out!

Looking at this drawing, any fan would soon think: this is a fan art, a “pirate Goku”. However, the only thing related with a pirate is that who made this drawing is the famous author of “One Piece”, Eichiro Oda. We can notice that his Goku’s face is very similar to Luffy’s, the main character of One Piece.

When I saw this drawing I remembered of the game Kingdom Hearts. Goku was drawn much alike Sora, the main character of the game. However, who drew this drawing has no connection with Square Enix and Disney’s game. It was Arina Tanemura, creator of “Kamikaze Kaitou Jeanne & Full Moon o Sagashite”, who drew this art!

Ken’ichi Sakura, creator of “Dragon Drive”, remembered the strongest army of the planet: Red Ribbon! Very nice this mangaka remembers the great moments where Goku, alone, faced the most feared army of the world!

Remarkable moments, for others mangakas, were the ones that showed how one of the biggest martial arts master is also the biggest pervert! It was Kenjirou Takeshita, creator of “Happy World” who drew this art!

Akira Toriyama and his drawing style are unique and unforgettable for us, fans. However, if one day he needed help, I believe that Kentarou Yabuki would be able to do the job! This mangaka is the author of “Black Cat” and his traces impress by the similarity and elegance to draw Dragon Ball!

Other mangaka that remembered the old times when Goku and Bulma were looking after the dragon balls is Koushi Rikudou, the creator of “Excel Saga”.

This very different Master Roshi, is the drawing of Kouta Hirano, creator of “Hellsing”.

Villains of Dragon Ball and Dragon Ball Z also appear in the drawings of Shonen Jump. Kubo Taito, mangaka that created “Bleach”, drew some of the villains like Tao Pai Pai, Vegeta, Recoome, Piccolo and Zarbon, Trunks also appears, with Taito’s drawling style.

Masashi Kishimoto, the creator of “Naruto”, is the mangaka who made this drawing. It refers to the world martial arts tournament, one of the famous events of Dragon Ball, that brings many good memories to a lot of people and that Kishimoto made a tribute!

Other author that decided to make a tribute to the world martial arts tournament was Mikio Itou, from “Normandy Secret Club & Granada”, drawing the moment that Goku and Krillin return to fight in the tournament.

The great fight between Goku and Piccolo and the famous technique of the world is portrayed in the drawing of Norihiro Yagi, creator of “Angel Legend & Claymore”.

Ryou Azuki, from “Love Wan!”, also portray the pervert side of Mutenroshi, and draws Goku, Gohan, Piccolo, Vegeta and Trunks with a very comic style.

In the style of the many posters of the Z warriors that we can find on the Internet, Shin’ya Suzuki, creator of “Mr. Fullswing” shows his style in DBZ in some of the famous characters of the series.

Suzuki Nakaba, from “Rising Impact & Ultra Red” remembered one of the greatest battles of the series, Goku versus Freezer. His drawing is one of the 17 shown in Shonen Jump that causes more queerness.

Yasuhiro Kanou also remembered to portray kamehameha, as well as the main rivals of Goku. This mangaka is the creator of “Pretty Face”.

I’m sure you’ll think that this drawing is stranger than Nabaka’s. Goku and Freezer are portrayed by Yoshio Sawai (creator of “Bobobôbo Bôbobo”)with a very different style. Goku seeming a child and Freezer very delicate!

And the last of the seventeen drawings shown in Shonen Jump is from Yusuke Murata (creator of “Eyeshield 21”), that also it portrays the adventurer side of Dragon Ball, from the times when searching the dragon balls was synonymous of trouble!

So, did you like the drawings of others mangakas? Comment!


Dragon Park

13 12 2009

Many of you probably know South Park, the north-american tv animation, that criticies the american society throught four boys that only swear. And the same way there are Dragon Ball parodies throught Simpsons, we can see Dragon Ball parodies throught Dragon Park, which is known as Dragon Park. This parody satirezes Dragon Ball in a very comic way, with South Park style ( violence + sex + foolery).

Dragon Ball + Naruto ??

12 12 2009

In Japan a book was launched, Naruto Premium Fan Book, a special workmanship in commemoration to the 1oth anniversary of Naruto. Between the peculiarities of different versions of Naruto, created by several mangakas, we find a mixture of Naruto and Dragon Ball, where Goku is dressed as Naruto and Naruto as Goku. Check out the images:

And talking about anniversaries, it was on December 3rd, 25 years ago, that the very first chapter of Dragon Ball was found by thousand of japanese kids all over Japan, via Weekly Shounen Jump. Althout only arrived in USA and Brazil a few years later,its success lasted during years! But the time passes and if you’re reading this, then I say that the time is not sufficient to make you abandon this lovely anime, because you’re a true fan!


Curiosities- Gohan!

29 11 2009

 Well, in our lives we cross with interesting and very curious things, and studying when we practically discover the world. Well, one day, studying optics, with my physics book, I found an experiment involving different mirrors and a object being used to generate images. Guess what object it was? Yes, it was a character of Dragon Ball! As far as I can say, it is a Gohan toy, painted with a different color in half of the body to show pictures in the projection of each type mirrors! Strange huh?

Curiosities – Lego DB!

29 10 2009

I found in the internet a rare and magnificent job done from Dragon Ball done with Lego’s mold. The creator’s, NickGreat, is an otaku from a group of Singapore, specialized on transforming places, scenes, characteres and famous series into Lego. Nick contrived to mold by himself since Mirai Trunks, Goku and Vegeta to the bad guys, Cell and Majin Buu, not forgetting the announcer of Tenkaichi Budokai, and, of course, Hercule and Krilin.

Check his job: