A very long anime like Dragon Ball Z I saw a variety of different animators and character designers on the staff, some of whom would switch between one episode and the next, or between one narrative mini-arc and the next. In this way, Toei Animation was able to juggle all of its employees and make the most of their strengths over the long term.

However, this inevitably led to changes in quality, particularly in some filler episodes and certain scenes where the trait deviated from the usual. There is a moment when during the epic battle between Goku and Frieza on Namek, the Super Saiyan becomes very angular and shows himself with an expression that is not his. What about that Goku from Dragon Ball Z drawn with the classic character design and with colors more in line with the usual style seen in the rest of the anime?

Mundo Kame suggests this Fan art in which Goku from Dragon Ball Z has been reimagined in the classic Dragon Ball Z style: In the tweet below, split in half, you can see the original scene that was broadcast on Japanese and world television, with a Goku almost looking like a second level Super Saiyan because, among other things, his hair is very edgy and arranged without too much shading. The situation changes when you redesign it with the character design it would have had a few years later, a now consolidated Super Saiyan.

Here are Goku and Majin Buu drawn in Japanese style and the cover of Dragon Ball redesigned by Mitsutoshi Shimabukuro.

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