When Akira Toriyama decided to create the Dragon Ball manga, the author drew several rough sketches for the characters, including Goku and Bulma, who were quite different from the original design. .
Goku’s journey begins when he meets the young girl Bulma and together they go in search of the legendary Dragon Balls. While all Dragon Ball world fans remember Goku and Bulma’s first meeting very well, it would be interesting to know that Akira Toriyama originally proposed slightly different designs for the two characters. This.
In the sketches created by Toriyama during the first experiment at the beginning of Dragon Ball creation, Goku and Bulma have a completely different appearance. Comparing the drawings in the sketch with the officially released images of the two characters, it can be seen that they have had an amazing change.
While Bulma in the official version has a more serious look, with less modern clothes and hairstyle, in the draft, her design looks like a cowboy, wearing boots, wearing a dress. wide-brimmed hat… With such a look, Bulma will remind people of her Launch. Similarly, Goku is also from a monkey that has been “turned” into a person carrying the blood of the Saiyan warrior race.
It will certainly be difficult to predict what the personalities of these two characters in Dragon Ball will be like if they are shown exactly according to the original sketch above.
Throughout his creation, Toriyama made several changes to the characters until he completed the final version we know when the manga was published in December 1984.