Dragon Ball, a work by Akira Toriyama published for the first time on November 20, 1984, represents a pillar of Japanese comics. Through the story of the little Son Goku, the master changed the sector forever, defining what would become central elements and aspects in the works of future generations.
For this reason, many promising and already established authors have been invited by the Shueisha publishing house to participate in an incredible initiative. In November 2024 that fateful meeting between Goku and Bulma will turn 40, and in the latest volume of Saikyo Jump magazine it was anticipated that until then several mangaka will redesign the covers of the original series.
The author chosen to inaugurate the project was Masashi Kishimoto, famous for its Naruto series, and for the recent sequel Boruto. The page @WSJ_manga has in fact published the splendid one on Twitter cover of volume 11, starring Goku and Oolong, which you can find below. Each illustration will have the words “40th Anniversary Dragon Ball Super Gallery”, and as specified in the post, the project will start from the next issue of Saikyo Jump, scheduled for August 4th, and it will last for 42 months, covering all the covers of Toriyama’s work.
What do you think of this extraordinary initiative? Let us know in the comments section. Recall that the American voice actress of Freeza surprised fans with a video that went viral, and we leave you to the Bulma bunny cosplay made by Mochi Marie.