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Akira Toriyama Reveals Why He Created Super Saiyan Form

Super Saiyan

From Dragon Ball Z to Dragon Ball Super, one of the most ancient and still seen transformations that can be achieved by Saiyans is the Super Saiyan transformation. The transformation is one of the weakest transformation these days, but back in the day of unending filler episodes and unnecessary zoo-ins, Super Saiyan transformation is the form so mythical that Goku almost lost his voice screaming while transforming.

But the transformation is not the only thing that makes it cool for our young mind. It was the golden aura and the golden locks that make the Super Saiyan transformation the pioneer of all future transformation in the Dragon Ball series. Goku’s hair transforming from black to gold is something that seem to be the catalyst of the perception of a very powerful power-up. And it is not only that, the spiky hair makes a sharp emphasis on power. But in all the color that exists in the world, why did Akira Toriyama decided to introduce Super Saiyan Transformation and use blonde/gold as the Super Saiyan color?

Some theories about this topic involve theories about the Aryan culture and how Akira Toriyama uses the Super Saiyan transformation as a symbolism that gold or blonde hair color is a sign of supremacy. Of course, these things are not really true because the Dragon Ball Super is so diverse that a chewing gum was once the most powerful threat to Earth’s safety.

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The thing about the Dragon Ball series is that it seems to be made for the purpose of easy viewing. Though DB, DBZ, DBS, and DBGT are easy to watch, it was never easy to produce the material it has, especially in the manga. Goku’s hair is something that can be done easily in the anime, but not in the manga. You need to make that ink work and make sure that Goku’s hair is black.

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Akira Toriyama noticed that his assistants back then were suffering to make Goku’s hair. It was not only tedious, but it took a lot of time to ink Goku’s hair. To make things easier, Toriyama decided to use a light color for the hair, and SSJ transformation became gold. It was never a big deal in the anime, but it made work easier in the manga.

How? Super Saiyan transformations doesn’t need to be inked because they represent it on the manga without color. It doesn’t only look good in the anime, but it is also easier to draw in the manga. That is a win-win situation for Akira Toriyama and his crew. It was never expected to be iconic, but good things come unexpectedly.


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The Angels are beings who possess tremendous powers in Dragon Ball Super. They are beings who are said to be even stronger than Gods of Destruction, and they possess power nobody has ever gotten close to achieving. Even the likes of Goku, and Jiren cannot compete when it comes to the angels. The first angel to whom we were introduced in the series was Whis.

But, soon we found out there were more like Whis, and we found out that Whis actually had a sister, named Vados. There is also another angel who is higher up the ladder, and he could be considered as the strongest being in all Universes. While Zeno is truly very powerful, he isn’t really a combat type person.

Instead, I think the Grand Priest is far stronger, when it comes to combat, but Zeno would have more destructive capabilities, like reading a Universe, or maybe even a multi-verse easily. The Grand Priest was introduced in Dragon Ball Super, and again, being an Angel, he had to be somehow related to Whis, and Vados. It was revealed that he was their father.

But, then came the Tournament of Power, and we saw there were many other angels as well, who exist and fulfill their roles as the guides of the Gods of Destruction of each Universe. It was always a question that was raised in the Dragon Ball community. Basically, people wanted to know how it is that the Angels are related to each other. We know that Vados and Whis were siblings. But, did that apply for all the angels? Are they all brothers and sisters, and the kids of the Grand Priest.

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Written by Keira Alexandria

My name is Keira Alexandria and I'm from the Philippines. I'm proud to say that I'm a hardcore anime fan. I have watched lots of anime and have read lots of manga. I mainly write about Dragon Ball Super. You can get in touch with me at

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