A talented fan-artist offers a look at how Dragon Ball’s Android 18 would look like if it were drawn in the style of other famous manga creators.
Android 18 takes on a new set of different looks dragon ball Fan Art Portraits.
Artist Abel Vera demonstrated his versatility by re-drawing the powerful android warrior in nine different styles – the first portrait features a recreation of Android 18 as originally appeared in Akira Toriyama’s Dragon Ball manga, while the other eight feature portraits how the character would look like. I checked if she has appeared in other popular anime and manga series including Attack on Titan, Cowboy Bebop, Naruto and Bleach. In addition to posting each portrait on her Instagram, Vera also uploaded a video showing how they created each drawing on her YouTube channel.
In addition to Android 18, Vera has also created artworks featuring Vegeta, Frieza, and Attack on Titan’s Eren Jaeger, also drawn in the style of other famous manga creators. These works can be seen on Vera’s Instagram Page. In addition to her stylistic exercises, the artist has also released several incredibly detailed paintings based on Demon Slayer, Overwatch, Pokemon, and her own original creations.
Fans who want to see more Dragon Ball characters drawn in the style of other famous manga creators should check out publisher Shueisha’s Dragon Ball Super Gallery Project. The four-year project selects a famous Shonen Jump manga author each month and commissions them to re-draw one of Akira Toriyama’s classic manga covers in their own style. So far, the initiative has received contributions from Naruto’s Masashi Kishimoto, Bleach creator Tite Kubo, Chainsaw Man author Tatsuki Fujimoto, and most recently the reclusive creator of Demon Slayer, Koyoharu Gotouge. The project will release a new cover every month until November 2024, the 40th anniversary of Dragon Ball’s initial release.
More androids will join the cast of Dragon Ball in the next film in the series, Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero. Slated for release in Japan next April, the new film will see the introduction of two new warriors, Gamma 1 and Gamma 2, who are reportedly new androids built by Goku’s old enemies, the Red Ribbon Army. The movie may not be the only Dragon Ball anime this year either, as series producer Akio Iyoku recently teased that there will be more Dragon Ball Super anime this year alongside the movie. Details on this possible new release are still hard to come by, but fans speculate that Iyoku was teasing the return of the Dragon Ball Super TV anime series, which ended in 2017 Dragon Ball Super Manga has released the Galactic Patrol Prisoner saga and is nearing the end of its current Granolah the Survivor saga, none of which have been animated yet.
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