One of the most beloved franchises is Dragon Ball, and it’s all thanks to Akira Toriyama, who will soon be 40 since its launch, which is why several mangaka have come together to redesign some of their favorite manga covers, and now it’s Kentaro’s turn. Kabuki, author of Black Cat!
This cover redesign is part of the Dragon Ball Super Gallery project, which is hosted by Shueisha and allows established manga artists to create their own version of one of the 42 manga covers. One will be released every month until November 2024.
Kabuki sensei’s result is undeniably incredible, as his style is present in the re-creation of the manga volume 31 cover, in which we see the presence of Androids 16, 17, and 18, along with the evil Sella.
Author’s illustration of Black Cat! on this cover, he is very similar to the original, but it seems to be missing the main character.
As you can see, in the original Dragon Ball, these androids are shown inside a vehicle, with Cell appearing above them in his imperfect form. But in what Kabuki did, only 3 androids are visible, 17 and 18 in the front and 16 in the back in serious mode on the Red Patrol car.