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WTF Wednesday: What if all anime was drawn by Akira Toriyama?

You are looking quite Goku there Ash.




Some days I wish Akira Toriyama would return to his desk and resume being the awesome mangaka that he once was. The last manga I read of his was Sand Land (shudders), and I don’t want that to be my last Akira Toriyama manga experience before I die. He has such a unique drawing style that makes his characters truly stand apart from all others. The otaku at 2Channel realized this and decided to draw other anime characters as if they were drawn by Akira Toriyama.

Being the good person that I am, I collected a good majority of these images to share with all of you. I noticed two things about Toriyama’s characters that set it apart from all others; the eyes, and the body proportion. The eyes, especially for females, are almost always half ovals, while the strong/evil/angry men have that notorious trapezoidal look to them. The heads are usually bigger than normal as well, making his female characters look like big babies.

Now let's take a break from our busy lives and take a look at what anime would look like if Akira Toriyama drew everything.









Kuroon May 27, 2009 at 1:57 p.m.
Interesting.
Deacon_Sephirothon May 27, 2009 at 2:20 p.m.

if all anime were drown by Toriyama? I'd kill myself, or more likely far far far better artists would kill him for me.

Axersiaon May 27, 2009 at 2:27 p.m.
I already get my Toriyama fix by playing Dragon Quest games.
GodLen staff on May 27, 2009 at 2:37 p.m.
You can't kill Toriyama, he has the Dragon Balls.
Zeouterlimitson May 27, 2009 at 3:01 p.m.
Toriyama Konata activated my gag reflex.
giaon May 27, 2009 at 3:15 p.m.
WTF? That's kind of awesome.

But definitely glad Hayate no Gotoku is NOT a Toriyama creation @_o eesh.
Sigueon May 27, 2009 at 3:19 p.m.
I'm not the biggest Toriyama fan, but it's interesting to see all these characters drawn in his style. It'd be fun to see more things like this.
Dream moderator on May 27, 2009 at 3:25 p.m.
It would be a big turn-off for me if there were an Akira Toriyama anime character design monopoly.
ComradeCrashon May 27, 2009 at 4:04 p.m.
I like his art style. His is one of the few that I can tell right off the bat who's it is.
Sigueon May 27, 2009 at 4:47 p.m.
Having had a chance to look at them all, the Evangelion stuff looks kind of nice.
HeeroYuyon May 27, 2009 at 6:04 p.m.
Hahhaha, he made Shinji look tough! And I gotta say, at the very least the rendition of Nanoha is pretty funny.
Sonata moderator on May 27, 2009 at 7:41 p.m.
I mean no disrespect but.....HELL NO!
giaon May 27, 2009 at 8:18 p.m.
Dude, I JUST realized that Utau Hoshina from Shugo Chara is in one of these o_o
Kiriskaon May 27, 2009 at 9:46 p.m.
Yeah, Toriyama's style is really interesting. Eyebrows are connected to eyeballs. It really fucks you up as an artist when you're 12 and using his art for reference. XD
darkcyderon May 28, 2009 at 12:23 a.m.
Wow, Shinji got an upgrade in GAR.
Chicken008on May 28, 2009 at 7:43 a.m.
I'm all for it, but there shouldn't be a need to put huge muscles on characters that don't have them..
Gundampilotspazon May 29, 2009 at 2:47 p.m.
It looks like someone's middle school sketchbook.
kiroshimatsuon May 30, 2009 at 9:22 p.m.
I enjoyed the pic of the priest and Alucard fighting I lawled :D

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Akira Toriyama is a successful manga artist, most famous for his manga and anime series Dragon Ball. He has also worked as character designer on a number of well known JRPG's

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