Few works can be considered the heirs of the spirit characteristic of Dragon Ball, which is without a doubt the best shonen in history. Among these few we find My Hero Academia, a manga by Kohei Horikoshi that presents us with a universe in which the rule is that humans have powers: special powers known as quirks. The legacy of Dragon Ball in this sense is seen not only in the theme of Boku no Hero, we also notice it in the compositions and in the line of Horikoshi himself.
So it’s no surprise that Horikoshi himself paid tribute to Akira Toriyama with some incredible Goku fan art, which, it’s worth noting, was made specifically for the Dragon Ball 30th Anniversary Exhibition in Japan. Without further delay, we will show you the said art below:
In the image, we can see the Saiyan doing his iconic salute and the beast that resides in the dragon balls, the imposing Shen Long. The beast is very similar to the one seen in the Dragon Ball manga, however, we cannot say the same about Gohan and Goten’s father, whose face has never been seen before. Even the musculature suffered a little, showing us an even stronger Goku.
This is part of the style that characterizes Kohei Horikoshi, a style that is characterized by its strong and consistent line, and just look at the same lines that form the silhouettes of the characters, or the clear ink that gives us volume: The pencil from the creator of My Hero Academia is unmistakable. For now, we could only hope for a Dragon Ball spin-off drawn by this author. What?!… it’s worth dreaming about.
And you, what do you think of this fan art of the most powerful Saiyan of all?