Dragon Ball's 40th Anniversary: Toyotaro Redesigns Cover 39

Dragon Ball’s 40th Anniversary: Toyotaro Redesigns Cover 39

In a celebration of four decades of action-packed adventures, the Dragon Ball Super Gallery project has brought together some of the most renowned mangaka in the industry. This impressive roster includes Tite Kubo of Bleach, Masashi Kishimoto of Naruto, Tatsuki Fujimoto of Chainsaw Man, Koyoharu Gotouge of Demon Slayer, and Hirohiko Araki of JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure. The latest addition to this star-studded lineup is none other than Toyotaro, the talented artist behind Dragon Ball Super.

Toyotaro’s Journey to Dragon Ball Super

Dragon Ball's 40th Anniversary: Toyotaro Redesigns Cover 39

Toyotaro’s connection to the Dragon Ball universe began long before his work on Dragon Ball Super. The mangaka first made a name for himself through his unofficial work, “Dragon Ball AF.” This project showcased Toyotaro’s exceptional ability to capture the essence of Goku and his companions, ultimately leading to his selection as the artist for the spin-off series, Dragon Ball Heroes: Victory Mission.

Impressed by Toyotaro’s work on the spin-off, Akira Toriyama himself chose the artist to be a part of the latest sequel series, Dragon Ball Super. Together, the duo has created some of the franchise’s most epic battles and exciting new transformations.

The Future of Dragon Ball Super

Following the tragic news of Akira Toriyama’s passing, the future of Dragon Ball Super remains uncertain. The manga has been put on an indefinite hiatus, and it is unclear whether Toyotaro will continue to lead the series or work on Toriyama’s unfinished ideas and scripts. If the series does continue, it will undoubtedly be a significant challenge for Toyotaro.

A New Chapter in the Dragon Ball Universe: Dragon Ball Daima

Despite the uncertainty surrounding Dragon Ball Super, the legacy of Akira Toriyama lives on. This fall, the Dragon Ball universe will return to the small screen with the premiere of Dragon Ball Daima. Based entirely on Toriyama’s ideas, this new anime promises to deliver a fresh and exciting story for Goku and his friends.

In a twist of fate, the powerful Dragon Balls have transformed Goku and his companions into children, setting the stage for a new generation of heroes to rise. While the exact release date for Dragon Ball Daima remains a mystery, it is undoubtedly one of the most highly anticipated anime releases of the year.

As we celebrate 40 years of the Dragon Ball universe, Toyotaro’s redesign of cover 39 serves as a reminder of the incredible talent and creativity that has shaped this beloved franchise. Whether you’re a longtime fan or a newcomer to the world of Dragon Ball, there’s never been a better time to join Goku and his friends on their epic adventures.