Akira Toriyama is one of the greatest manga artists in history. His wildly popular series Dragon Ball, which was first published in 1985, has spawned anime TV series, video games, movies, merchandise, and more. In fact, it’s so well known that it’s one of of the only anime non anime fans have even heard of outside of shows like Pokemon. Not only is Toriyama’s work renowned to the general public, it’s also inspired countless other artists – some, like Eiichiro Oda of One Piece fame even citing him as their biggest influence.
Other manga artists have shown their love for the series by drawing the Dragon Ball characters in their own style. These artists include the aforementioned Eiichiro Oda, Kohei Horikoshi of My Hero Academia, Masashi Kishimoto of Naruto, and plenty of other shonen artists. There’s even a shojo artist who showed her love for the series, the author of Full Moon o Sagashite, Arina Tanemura. Many of these works of art were published in the 30th ANNIVERSARY DRAGON BALL SUPER HISTORY BOOK.
Which example of Dragon Ball Z drawn by other manga artists do you like the best?
1. Ryō Azuki (Love Wan!)
Eiichiro Oda (One Piece)
Kazuki Takahashi (Yu-Gi-Oh!)
Jim Lee (Superman: For Tomorrow)
Kenjirou Takeshita (Happy World!)
Hiroyuki Asada (Letter Bee)
Masashi Kishimoto (Naruto)
Hideaki Sorachi (Gintama)
Nobuhiro Watsuki (Rurouni Kenshin)
Tite Kubo (Bleach)
Takeshi Obata (Death Note)
Kentaro Yabuki (To Love-Ru)
Masakazu Katsura (Zetman)
Kohei Horikoshi (My Hero Academia)
Yusuke Murata (One Punch Man)
Shun Saeki (Food Wars!)