The dad of Dragon BallAkira Toriyama is not an author like everyone else, because due to the exuberance of her character she has repeatedly tested the serialization of her manga. There was also a moment when sensei even threatened its publisher to stop publishing. But what exactly happened?
The Dragon Ball story wouldn't be such if its publisher, Kazuhiko Torishima, had not jumped backwards to keep a manga as eccentric as under control Toriyama. The sensei, in fact, used to relax during the week, forcing the manga serialization to a constant race against time. Despite these road accidents, the plot of the work has benefited from extraordinary citations to Alien and world cinema.
Returning to the question mentioned at the beginning, it is necessary to premise that in the shonen view a time-skip is not always well viewed by the publishers, as the protagonists are made specifically to be "eternally young". As you well know, however, in the chapter 113 of Dragon Ball the manga went through in a blink of an eye 3 years. The choice of Toriyama, however, collided with the directives of his editor who, only in 1995, decided to reveal what had happened:
"There was a time when I thought the manga serialization was about to go into a deep crisis, when Toriyama told me that Goku would grow. The sensei threatened to stop serializing if Goku hadn't grown. It was terrible. to break the original subject like that. So much so that I later said to him: "You can't make the protagonist grow, don't frighten me like that anymore". "
As you will remember, in fact, at the end of the fair, Goku's character design did not vary much from the previous aspect, although the author decided to act on his own anyway. And you, instead, what do you think of this funny anecdote? Let us know with a comment below.
Akira Toriyama made Gokū grow 3 years older in Dragon Ball chapter 113 by enacting his first timeskip. His editor was opposed to the idea because shōnen characters were supposed to remain eternal boys. But Toriyama threatened to quit and did it anyway. #DragonBallCultureDaily pic.twitter.com/956dwY8Gqg- Derek Padula (@DerekPadula) May 6, 2020