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The Dragon Ball Super outline is a draft of key characters and details for Dragon Ball Super created by original author Akira Toriyama. The draft is taken and expanded upon by Toei Animation and Toyotarou for their respective media.

On occasion Toei also choose not to incorporate things from the outline into the anime,[1][2][3] or change elements of it.[4] Toyotarou is also known to have left out at least one detail from Toriyama,[5] however he will not implement anything or make changes without discussing it with Toriyama first.[6][7]

Overview

God of Destruction Beerus Saga

  • Toriyama suggested that the Battle of Gods movie be adapted into a saga of the Dragon Ball Super anime.[8]

Golden Frieza Saga

  • Toriyama suggested that the Resurrection ‘F’ movie be adapted into a saga of the Dragon Ball Super anime.[8]

Universe 6 Saga

"Future" Trunks Saga

Universe Survival Saga

Broly

  • Toriyama wrote the full version of the script.[22] He added much to the character of Broly, notably a sense of innocence.[22]
  • Designs for Cheelai, Lemo and all of Broly's appearances aside from his green-haired Legendary Super Saiyan state.[23]

Galactic Patrol Prisoner Saga

Granolah the Survivor Saga

  • Toriyama wrote the draft for this arc.[28] Including elements such as the new information on the Namekians' origins, the introduction of a new set of Dragon Balls, as well as Zuno's role in the story.[29]
  • Toriyama and Toyotarou decided that Vegeta's development would go down a different path from Goku's.[29]
  • Toriyama designed Monaito, originally naming him Slug before changing his name to avoid confusion.[30]
  • Toriyama designed the Sugarians.[30]
  • The Heeters were created by Toriyama.[29] Toriyama helped Toyotarou with his designs for Granolah and the Heeters,[30] putting emphasis on getting the Heeters' designs right.[29]

Super Hero

  • Toriyama provides the original concept, wrote the script (including every detail of the dialogue), and drew designs for the film (changing pre-existing characters to their manga designs rather than those used in the anime), including minor characters like Pan's teacher, and the Penenko toys bought for Piccolo.[31] It has been said that he is even more invested in this film than the prior three he wrote.[32]

Material added by Toyotarou

"Future" Trunks Saga

Universe Survival Saga

Galactic Patrol Prisoner Saga

Granolah the Survivor Saga

  • Toyotarou came up with the concept behind Granolah and pitched it to Toriyama.[29]
  • Designed Granolah and the Heeters, with help from Toriyama.[35]
  • Chose to incorporate Bardock into the plot, incorporating details about the character from talks with Toriyama.[34]
  • Created Ultra Ego. The name was chosen to be in line with Ultra Instinct and fit with Vegeta. The appearance was based off Beerus', as he is also a user of Ultra Ego.[34]
  • Wrote Flayk with the intent of him being Granolah's father - though this has not been discussed with Toriyama.[6]
  • Chose weapons which Gas would use, such as his four pronged propeller-like blades.[6]

Material added by Toei

"Future" Trunks Saga

  • Toei chose to have Goku Black wear a Time Ring.[1]
  • Toei had the 1-hour rule for Potara fusion not apply to Fused Zamasu, unlike in Toriyama's original draft.[2][3]

Universe Survival Saga

  • Toei designed all of the Pride Troopers aside from Jiren, Top and Dyspo. They also invented Ribrianne's anime base state: "Brianne de Chateau". Toei created Kale due to Broly's popularity.[15]
  • The personality that Top ended up having was created by Toei for Jiren, after Toriyama explained Jiren's nature in more detail it was given to Top.[15]
  • Dyspo's cocky personality was developed after his voice actor was selected.[15]
  • Frieza giving energy to Goku so that he could recover his stamina.[15]
  • Android 18 and Ribrianne's fight being about their different ideals of love.[15]
  • Vegeta's Super Saiyan God SS Evolved form.[36]

Broly

  • Shintani designed Broly's green-haired Full Power Super Saiyan form and integrated it into the film's final battle.[23]
  • Toei decided upon the aspect of all the film's battles, as Toriyama does not go into detail on them beyond who is fighting who.[37]
  • It was decided to change the setting from being an icy environment mid-battle to make it more visually interesting.[22] At one point, battles in space, on the surface of the sun, and inside the Earth itself, where planned but where cut for time.[22]
  • Some of the script supplied by Toriyama was shortened.[22]
  • Added several homages to the Dragon Ball Z Broly trilogy.[22]

Super Hero

  • Akio Iyoku pushed for Gohan being co-star of the film.[38]
  • Toei decided upon the aspect of all the film's battles, as Toriyama does not go into detail on them beyond who is fighting who.[37]

Other

  • Toriyama's original draft on the Tournament of Power specifically noted that Piccolo was to be eliminated by Damom. It is thus likely but unconfirmed that Damom was one of the characters created by him.[15]
  • The Namekian Book of Legends was mentioned by Akira Toriyama in his interview explaining Yamoshi. Prior to this, this book had only ever been mentioned once in the anime version of Dragon Ball Super. It is unconfirmed whether Toriyama or Toei came up with the concept of the Namekian Book of Legends.[39][40]
  • Frieza's end goal of defeating the Omni-Kings (which previously was only mentioned in the anime) was brought up in promotion for Broly (though it was not mentioned in the final film). It is unconfirmed whether Toriyama or Toei came up with this as Frieza's goal.[41]
  • The manga and anime share numerous details, it is unknown if every detail which consistently occurred in both versions of Dragon Ball Super were created by Toriyama or if some were created by Toyotarou and Toei.

References

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  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 Dragon Ball Super volume 4 interview1. pbs.twimg.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 Dragon Ball Super Tori Toyo Free Talk Vol. 2. kanzenshuu.
  4. Future Trunks returns Evil Goku Future Dragon Ball Super.
  5. 5.0 5.1 Herms' tweet on DB Official Site's Tatsuya Nagamine interview. twitter (August 4, 2018).
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 [August 1st] Weekly Dragon Ball News Special Episode! [Part 1]. DB Official Site (August 1, 2022).
  7. Toyotarou interview. dragon-ball-official. Retrieved on August 8, 2022.
  8. 8.0 8.1 Toriyama inerview BoG and RF. kanzenshuu (November 4, 2017).
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 9.3 9.4 God of Destruction designs
  10. Tori Vados art
  11. Tori U6 art. kanzenshuu (March 2016).
  12. Tori Zamasu design. pinimg.
  13. Toriyama Zamasu correction.
  14. Sidra and Korn reveal. twimg.
  15. 15.00 15.01 15.02 15.03 15.04 15.05 15.06 15.07 15.08 15.09 15.10 15.11 15.12 15.13 Herms' tweet on the Nakamura/Takami interview. twitter (March 9, 2018).
  16. Animator interview full. kanzenshuu (March 9, 2018).
  17. 17.0 17.1 Toriyama correction Jiren Caulifla.
  18. Toriyama Krillin correction.
  19. Toriyama corrections 18 vs. Ribrianne.
  20. 20.0 20.1 Cipher's tweet on Toriyama corrections. twitter (September 3, 2018).
  21. Toriyama corrections Jiren vs. UIS Goku
  22. 22.0 22.1 22.2 22.3 22.4 22.5 Nagamine Broly interview. kanzenshuu.
  23. 23.0 23.1 “Dragon Ball Super: Broly” Theatrical Program (Super Edition), Shintani interview
  24. 24.0 24.1 Terez's tweet on Toyo comment
  25. 25.0 25.1 25.2 25.3 25.4 Volume 11 Toyotaro interview
  26. Chap51 Toriyama correction
  27. Chap64 Toriyama interview
  28. Herms' tweet on Toyotaro interview
  29. 29.0 29.1 29.2 29.3 29.4 Toyotarou Uchida interview + Herms' translation thread
  30. 30.0 30.1 30.2 Herms' tweet on DBS volume 16. twitter.
  31. Cipher's translation of Iyoku interview. Twitter. Retrieved on June 21, 2022.
  32. Dragon Ball Special Panel | Comic-Con@Home 2021. youtube. Retrieved on July 23, 2021.
  33. Super Dragon Ball Heroes 8th Anniversary Super Guide
  34. 34.0 34.1 34.2 DB Official Site Vol17 interview
  35. DBHype's tweet on volume 16. twitter.
  36. Herms' translation of the tweet by Dragon Ball Super director Megumi Ishitani. Twitter (August 9, 2018).
  37. 37.0 37.1 Toriyama interview in Super Hero pamphlet
  38. Herms' tweet on Iyoku interview. Twitter. Retrieved on June 14, 2022.
  39. Toriyama Saiyan interview Part 1. pbd.twimg.
  40. Toriyama Saiyan interview Part 2. pbs.twimg.
  41. Herms' tweet on DB Official Site's Tatsuya Nagamine interview. Twitter (August 4, 2018).
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