One Punch Man Artist Redraws Kid Goku For Dragon Ball’s 40th Anniversary

However, this was not the first time Murata has drawn Dragon Ball-related stuffas he’s made individual models of Goku, Vegeta, Piccolo and so on.


Dragon Ball is celebrating its 40th anniversary in 2024 and various manga artists are paying tribute to the legendary series by recreating each of Dragon Ball’s 42 volume covers.

This project, launched by Shuiesha’s Saikyo Jump magazine, called “Dragon Ball Super Gallery Project,” has been going on since August 2021, where each issue of the magazine features one cover.

This month’s February 2024 issue brings us Yusuke Murata‘s art, the artist of One Punch Man manga, and he has redrawn Kid Goku, Krillin, Roshi and the others from Dragon Ball volume 12.

(Yusuke Murata’s rendition of Dragon Ball Volume 12)

(Dragon Ball Volume 12 – Original)

However, this was not the first time Murata has drawn Dragon Ball-related stuff. He sketched individual models of Goku, Frieza, Vegeta, Piccolo and so on. Check them all out right here!

(Goku and Frieza – Dragon Ball Z)

(Nappa and Vegeta – Dragon Ball Z)

(Bulma and Goku – Dragon Ball)

(Piccolo – Dragon Ball Z)

(Raditz – Dragon Ball Z)

(Krillin and Android 18 – Dragon Ball Z)

(Super Saiyan Goku – Dragon Ball Z)

(Tao Pai Pai – Dragon Ball)

(Jaco – Dragon Ball Super)

(Zeno and his two attendants – Dragon Ball Super)

(Vados – Dragon Ball Super)

(Whis – Dragon Ball Super)

(Gine – Dragon Ball Super)

(Goku and Vegeta – Dragon Ball Z)

(Beerus – Dragon Ball Super)

About Dragon Ball:

Dragon Ball is a manga series by Akira Toriyama. It first began its serialization in Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump magazine in 1984.

The manga was later adapted into a multitude of animated series, movies, and games.

The franchise consists of five different anime series, about 21 animated movies, and around 10 games spanning various platforms, from Famicon to Playstation and Xbox.

Synopsis of the Dragon Ball anime:

Goku Son is a young boy who lives in the woods all alone—that is, until a girl named Bulma runs into him in her search for a set of magical objects called the “Dragon Balls.”

Since the artefacts are said to grant one wish to whoever collects all seven, Bulma hopes to gather them and wish for a perfect boyfriend.

Goku happens to be in possession of a dragon ball, but unfortunately for Bulma, he refuses to part ways with it, so she makes him a deal: he can tag along on her journey if he lets her borrow the dragon ball’s power.

With that, the two set off on the journey of a lifetime.

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