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Dragon Ball: Akira Toriyama about the difficulties in writing the bad guys

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Published on Jan 08, 2019

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The franchise Dragon Ball has more and more characters that inevitably, between the manga series and initiatives souls, they reach great popularity, especially thanks to the skillful hand and mind of the author who has worked (and works) on the back of Akira Toriyama.

In particular, Akira Toriyama has also been able to give his villains a universal identity to be remembered for years. However, excluding the design, the presence of the villain introduced in Toriyama a sense of challenge that slowly turned into difficulty.

The japanese author talked about it in an interview with Toyotaro, the designer with the manga of Dragon Ball Super has the reins of the graphics part. In particular, He openly reveals that he has always had difficulty in making a drawing from the psychology of an enemy, therefore he is able better to simply draw a design that spatter pure evil.

Translated from the guys at Kanzenshuu on Twitter, credited for the actuality of Dragon Ball, the two authors have discussed the lack of conflict in the personality of Majin Buu, if placed in contrast to that of the Cell or of Zamasu, or the two villains in the narrative arcs of the Trunks of the Future in which they have had no voice, not only in combat, but also in the evolution as characters.

With respect to this point, here what does Toriyama:

β€œIt is easier to represent enemies when they are completely evil. You only need to kill them and you can concentrate only on drawing them. In addition, I think that manga shojo are those most complicated to draw. The manga artists of this genre must constantly represent the psychology of the girls in their drawings, and there is no way that I can do it!”.

Regarding the psychology of Majin Boo: pic.twitter.com/1DeVjCjRwf

β€” Kanzenshuu (@kanzenshuu) January 3, 2019

Recently, Akira Toriyama has stated, creating the animated film Dragon Ball Super Broly (February 28, in the Italian cinemas), the return of the Saiyan Broly. However, as several times confirmed, the author has declared to have it represented with a personality and with a sensibility much more remarkable compared to the first three apparitions. This means that the new Broly be able to understand even the feelings which should be partially to break down what has just been said by the famous mangaka.

Dragon Ball Super is an animated series of japanese, produced by Toei Animation, aired in Japan on Fuji Television which arises as a result of the defeat of Majin Buu. The series ended with the episode number 131 (A conclusion the miraculous! Goodbye Goku, until the day when we will see each other again!). The programming of the anime has stopped at episode 76.

The manga version is made on a monthly basis, designed and written by Akira Toriyama and drawn by Toyotaro. The manga is serialized in V-Jump (Shueisha) by 20 June 2015 and is currently joint chapter 43, with the first 40 written collected in 8 volumes. The manga is currently dealing with the narrative arc Universal Survival (Tournament of Power).

The Italian edition of the manga is entrusted to Star Comics with the first 5 volumes already available for purchase.

Source: CB

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