Naohiro Shintani’s focus on the Dragon Ball Super: Broly movie is a major game-changer for the franchise. Dragon Ball fans have now seen a stylistic concept for the series’characters and action which they cannot (and don’t want to) unsee, leading to a fresh wave of fan art inspired by Shintani designs!
Here’s an illustration we have to fairly share today: some Dragon Ball Super artwork of Goku in a challenge pose, given a Shintani makeover. Check that out below:
The initial dragon ball super design was done by Tadayoshi Yamamuro, who’s credited with being the greatest influence on the present day Dragon Ball franchise, along with his “straight style” of character design, which depicted characters with very sharp and angular designs, and became some of the most viral Dragon Ball iconography to transport the franchise through the 2000s.
Shintani’s work with Dragon Ball Super: Broly has caused a major resurgence for the series more classic style of series pioneer Minoru Maeda, who oversaw the initial Dragon Ball series and a lot of Dragon Ball Z’s first half. Maeda’s designs were a lot more rounded and soft, and his action scenes far more flesh-and-bone visceral than later high-speed, smack-n-vanish battles. Seeing Shintani style in Broly’s modern high-polish fashion was truly a revelation – one that so many fans are hoping will influence another Dragon Ball Super anime.
For more Shintani-style fan art:
Dragon Ball Super currently airs its English dub on Adult Swim during the Toonami programming block Saturday evenings at 11:00 p.m. It can also be offered to stream on Funimation and Amazon Video. The Japanese language release of the series is complete, and offered to stream on FunimationNOW and Crunchyroll. The manga has chapters that can currently be read for free thanks to Viz Media. Dragon Ball Super: Broly will soon be releasing on Blu-ray and DVD on April 16.
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