The story of Dragon Ball she is accompanied by a multitude of anecdotes, thanks to the exuberant character of Akira Toriyama who even threatened to interrupt the manga for the purpose of her masterpiece. However, the series still enjoys many elements that deserve to be analyzed with respect.
Among the many quotes that touch the imagery of Dragon Ball, such as those inspired by the mythological film series of Alien, there are some curiosities related to the sphere of the divine, in particular to the famous "Temple of God", also known as the"Palace of the Supreme", according to the Mediaset adaptation. The writer Derek Padula, 360 ° enthusiast of Akira Toriyama and his masterpieces, recently revealed an anecdote about the origins of the platform.
In Japanese, the palace is called "shinden", a place where, according to the religion of Shintoism, kami (or spirits) reside. At the bottom of the news, you can observe how one of these temples usually appears in Japan, far different from the iconography that inspired the sensei. Indeed, Toriyama has curiously preferred to design the Temple like an Islamic palace or a common mosque. Just as the writer points out, the design of the place seems to confirm the theory that sees in Popo the real real owner of the house, and not of the "Supreme" as it is easily misunderstood.
And you, instead, what do you think of this hypothesis, do you find it valid or a mere speculation? Tell us your opinion about it, as usual, with a comment below.
Kami-sama's home is called a shinden (神殿, "shrine"). In Japan's native religion of Shintō (神道, "the way of gods"), a shinden is where a kami (神, "god") resides. But Toriyama does not design Kami’s home like a shinden. He designs it like a mosque. #DragonBallCultureDaily pic.twitter.com/0gxZ1AEOPF- Derek Padula (@DerekPadula) May 14, 2020