the release of the DB Kanzenban volumes in Japan, a
renewed interest in DragonBall
arrived. New video games, new DVD boxsets... it's huge, again!
Now, amongst the usual "comics news" and various other
ads one finds tucked inside Japanese manga volumes, every other
kanzenban volume also came with a brochure that you might
actually throw away, if you didn't know what it contained. Each of
these pamphlets featured an image of the DragonBall
world, as seen through the eyes of current hugely-popular manga artists
in Japan, along with an article where they related how Akira Toriyama has
influenced them and been an inspiration. Some of these illustrations are
extremely cool-looking, while others are downright disturbing!
Although some (not all!) of these images
were later reprinted in the companion books DragonBall Landmark and
DragonBall Forever, these scans are taken directly from the original "DragonBall
Information" brochures. Enjoy!