Dragonball/Akira
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Posted 1/13/09
Did anyone notice how different Dragonball is pre-Akira and post-akira? The movie of Akira came out in 1988 which is around the same time the part of the manga that Dragonball Z is based on was being written by Toriyama and there's a distinct difference between it and the older Dragonball. I just want to know if other people think Toriyama was influenced alot by Akira? One major similarity is Vegeta and Tetsuo: they look similar, they both have an inferiority complex and they both go mental and try to kill everyone
Posted 1/13/09
i dont really know O__O
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Posted 1/13/09
yea i have noticed. Another trait Vegeta and Tetsuo share is the black spiked up hair.
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Posted 1/14/09
i 'don't know i dont watch akira but dragon ball is cool
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I think a lot of japanese manga artists are influenced by all other japanese manga artists all the time. I have heard that Toriyama influenced Eiichiro (the creator of One Piece) and Eiichiro heavily influenced Hiro Mashima (creator of Fairy Tail and Rave Master). So, I think that it is entirely possible the Toriyama was influenced by Akira.
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Posted 1/14/09

viking44 wrote:

I think a lot of japanese manga artists are influenced by all other japanese manga artists all the time. I have heard that Toriyama influenced Eiichiro (the creator of One Piece) and Eiichiro heavily influenced Hiro Mashima (creator of Fairy Tail and Rave Master). So, I think that it is entirely possible the Toriyama was influenced by Akira.


Yeah their art style is very similar and the protagonist of Fairy Tail is just like Luffy. Oda himself said he was influenced by Dragonball and Masashi Kishimoto (Naruto) was heavily influenced by Dragonball and Akira

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