The bulk of the book features art work from Dragonball, most of them used as cover illustrations/chapter dividers for the comic.
Toriyama-san is an expert mecha/vehicle designer, and I so love his creations ! I was planning to do a post on all the machines that appeared in the entire Dragonball series, but I never found time to scan all the pictures I needed. Here at least, you can enjoy some of them.
(above) The cover for book 12. From here on the mood of the manga gets significantly darker/tenser with the start of the Piccolo arc/saga. ( below ) A sneak peek of Toriyama-san’s atelier.
Dr Slump and Arare-chan, one of Toriyama’s earlier creations, also hugely popular in Japan.
(above) Toriyama-san takes us through the creation of one of his art pieces used as the cover art for this book. (below) A piece for Dragon Quest.
The book comes housed in a sturdy outer cardboard slip case. ( above )
Toriyama Akira’s “The World Special″ art book details :
- Dimensions –12.4 x 9 x 0.8 inches
- Hardcover, 185 pages
- Full color
- Comes with a cardboard slip case ( see top image )
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