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← Older revision Revision as of 19:35, September 3, 2016 Line 35: Line 35: ===Production=== ===Production=== {{Main|Dragon Boy|The Adventures of Tongpoo}} {{Main|Dragon Boy|The Adventures of Tongpoo}} − [[File:DBMangaLogo.png|thumb|left |220px |Logo for the ''Dragon Ball'' manga]] + [[File:DBMangaLogo.png|thumb|left|Logo for the ''Dragon Ball'' manga]] After the success of his previous manga ''[[Dr. Slump]]'', Akira Toriyama wanted to break from the Western influences common in his other series. When he began work on ''Dragon Ball'', he decided to model it loosely on the classic Chinese novel ''[[Journey to the West]]''. After the success of his previous manga ''[[Dr. Slump]]'', Akira Toriyama wanted to break from the Western influences common in his other series. When he began work on ''Dragon Ball'', he decided to model it loosely on the classic Chinese novel ''[[Journey to the West]]''. Line 64: Line 64: After completing this series, Toriyama had a break before making gag manga called ''[[Nekomajin]]''. This story features many elements and a few characters from ''Dragon Ball'', including characters such as Majin Buu, Vegeta, and Goku. After completing this series, Toriyama had a break before making gag manga called ''[[Nekomajin]]''. This story features many elements and a few characters from ''Dragon Ball'', including characters such as Majin Buu, Vegeta, and Goku. − A Korean MMORPG follow-up to the manga, ''[[Dragon Ball Online]]'', was developed with Bandai Namco Games and NTL. The game acts as a sequel to the manga with Akira Toriyama having supervised all aspects of the game, from storyline and setting to character and location designs. In a press conference in South Korea on February 14, 2008, Kazuhiko Torishima, the director of Shueisha at the time (and Toriyama's first editor), stated that Toriyama had immersed himself in creating character designs and providing editorial supervision for the game for the past five years. + A Korean MMORPG that serves as a follow-up to the manga, ''[[Dragon Ball Online]]'', was developed with Bandai Namco Games and NTL. The game acts as a sequel to the manga with Akira Toriyama having supervised all aspects of the game, from storyline and setting to character and location designs. In a press conference in South Korea on February 14, 2008, Kazuhiko Torishima, the director of Shueisha at the time (and Toriyama's first editor), stated that Toriyama had immersed himself in creating character designs and providing editorial supervision for the game for the past five years . Two of the main villains of the game, Mira and Towa, were created by Akira Toriyama himself . − ''[[Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods]]'' and ''[[Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F’]]'' have been said to be an official continuation of the manga, as well as the new anime ''[[Dragon Ball Super]]'', due to Toriyama's direct involvement in the production. + ''[[Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods]]'' and ''[[Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F’]]'' have been said to be an expansion to the manga, as well as the new arcs of ''[[Dragon Ball Super]]'', due to Toriyama's involvement in the production writing their respective scripts . ===Recurring themes=== ===Recurring themes===

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