Dragon Ball Debuts New Cover Art by Blue Exorcist Creator


Dragon Ball, a legendary franchise that has spanned decades, is currently celebrating its monumental milestone. Recently marking its 40th anniversary, the series kicked off the Dragon Ball Super Gallery project as a tribute to Akira Toriyama's iconic manga. Each month, cover art from the Dragon Ball series is reimagined to honor Toriyama's remarkable work. In the latest installment, Kazue Kato, the talented artist behind Blue Exorcist, took the stage.

Indeed, it's true! Kazue Kato has just unveiled their unique interpretation of Dragon Ball, and the artist of Blue Exorcist truly went all out. Kato chose to recreate the cover of volume 25, meticulously capturing the essence of Toriyama's art style from decades ago. The result is a remarkable homage that closely mirrors the original while showcasing Kato's own talent and vision.

 In the striking tribute above, Goku and Gohan can be seen aboard a sleek speeder boat, accompanied by Bulma and Krillin. The group effortlessly glides across the water, utilizing Capsule Corps technology, while Krillin appears ready for a fishing adventure. This captivating cover art portrays a perfect summer outing for these beloved characters, offering a delightful glimpse of Goku enjoying a carefree day without the presence of any villains.

It is evident that Kato's art style shines through in this artwork, masterfully blending their own distinctive aesthetic with the color palette reminiscent of Toriyama's work. This tribute undeniably stands among the finest additions to the Dragon Ball gallery, and fans can anticipate many more to come. The Dragon Ball Super Gallery project will continue until November 2024, providing Toriyama with ample opportunities to collaborate with more talented artists in the future.

For those who are yet to delve into the supernatural world of Blue Exorcist, this captivating Shonen Jump series awaits your attention. You can embark on the journey by reading the manga on Manga Plus or the Shonen Jump app. Additionally, the Blue Exorcist anime is readily available for streaming on platforms such as Hulu and Crunchyroll. If you're curious to explore more about this otherworldly series, feel free to peruse the official synopsis of Blue Exorcist provided below:

"Raised by Father Fujimoto, a famous exorcist, Rin Okumura never knew his real father. One day a fateful argument with Father Fujimoto forces Rin to face a terrible truth--the blood of the demon lord Satan runs in Rin's veins! Rin swears to defeat Satan, but doing that means entering the mysterious True Cross Academy and becoming an exorcist himself. Can Rin fight demons and keep his infernal bloodline a secret? It won't be easy, especially when drawing his father's sword releases the demonic power within him!"

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