“Keep Watching Until The Very End!” – Dragon Ball Super Director!
Hey guys! How’s it going? I know you all are getting restless and all as we all are getting nearer to the end of Dragon Ball Super. We have nearly 15 days left till the finale episode – Dragon Ball Super episode 131 airs. I’ve gotten some new information for you guys here. It will surely get your hopes pretty high up! Let’s read it!
So the official Dragon Ball site has an interview with Dragon Ball Super series director Ryota Nakamura and producer Satoru Takami on the Universal Survival arc. It’s really interesting what both of them said. Here’s a summary of everything said about Toriyama’s original draft for the arc, plus two vague things about the end –
Toriyama’s intitial proposal outlined the idea of “80 people fighitng in a jumble” and included several character design images, plus the design for the tournament arena. Toriyama first drew the designs for Jiren, Toppo, and Dyspo. Toriyama’s original draft lacked any indication of Jiren’s personality, so the anime staff planned on making him a talkative character.
However, when they suggested this to Toriyama, he replied that “Jiren is a character who doesn’t speak!”. It was at this point that Toriyama sent them the backstory that Jiren’s parents and martial arts master were killed. As a result, Toppo inherited the anime staff’s original plans for Jiren’s personality, which is why he talks a lot about justice all the time.
Toppo being a candidate for God of Destruction was included in Toriyama’s draft. The staff wondered how to handle Dyspo’s character, and his cocky personality was only decided upon once Bin Shimada was cast in the role. The rest of the Pride Troopers and their unique abilities were thought up by the anime staff.
Ribrianne’s fat, transformed form was designed by Toriyama, while the idea of having a cute girl transform into this fat character wad added by the anime staff. Neither Caulfila nor Kale were in Toriyama’s original draft. During a conference meeting, the subject of Broly’s popularity came up, and so the anime staff created Kale.
They made her a girl so that she wouldn’t be exactly the same as Broly. Once they showed Kale to Toriyama, he created Caulifla to go along with her. Toriyama’s original draft included a document describing what happens to the U7 warriors in the tournament, from beginning to end. This included who, Piccolo(for instance) loses to, and who survives to the end.
The document included all the main points such as battle between U7 and U11. Toriyama decided on all ten members of the U7 team, including the surprise of Buu being replaced with Freeza. As the flow of the story was decided upon, Toriyama came up with the idea of Ultra Instinct, including it’s name and design, as a power-up for Goku that was completely different from Super Saiyan.
Freeza donating his energy to Goku was not part of Toriyama’s original draft. Neither was 18 and Ribrianne’s fight over their differing ideas of love. Takami personally thinks that Toriyama might be trying to set up further stories with the ending of the Universal Survival arc. Keep watching until the very end on the last episode. Apparently there’ll be something special.
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