Dragon Ball Super‘s anime is in it’s final stages right now. We have the Tournament of Power coming to an end within the next couple of episodes, and by March 25th, it’ll be over. This came as a big shock to the Dragon Ball community. While there were rumors about its end, there was never really any solid proof that the show would end, until the announcement was made official a couple of days ago.
It is news that’s really hard to take, and the show will be dearly missed. However, the good thing is that we still have the Dragon Ball Super manga. I think all of you are aware of the fact that the Dragon Ball Super manga is quite a bit behind the Dragon Ball Super anime. Right now, the manga is at the beginning of the Tournament of Power arc.
Toyotaro, the illustrator of the Dragon Ball Super manga hasn’t had much to say about the anime ending, but he did confirm that the manga would go on. Recently, Toyotaro also revealed some information which I noticed thanks to @Terez27 on Twitter. Toyotaro was asked about the interactions that he has with Toriyama, the creator of Dragon Ball.
He said, “Every month, I’ll create a storyboard for him to review, and then he’ll give me input and suggest changes. When I’m working with Toriyama, there are many portions he gives me props for coming up with, but he is very particular about other things and always points them out for me to correct. And when he corrects me, I think “Wow, I guess I don’t completely understand the way he looks at things,” so his corrections and feedback are incredibly accurate and helpful. It’s a lot of fun to be able to get closer to his way of thinking.”
Toyotaro was also asked about who he thinks is the hardest to draw from all the characters. He answered, “I would say it is the new characters who first appeared in Dragon Ball Super like Beerus, and Whis since there are no similar characters in the past who I can use for reference. Whis’s eyes are especially difficult! It is a struggle. It is a feature that no other character in Dragon Ball has had before.”
It seems like Whis is especially hard for Toyotaro to draw. Hopefully, there will be a lot more that he will have to draw, and I hope the manga catches up with the anime, and doesn’t end anytime soon. That’s it from me. I’ll see you guys around!