Question: Was Dragon Ball inspired by Akira?

Dragon Balls original author Akira Toriyama is a huge movie fan and its no secret that he was heavily influenced by them. The title of the series, Dragon Ball, is influenced from the Bruce Lee movie Enter the Dragon (1973). But Bruce Lee is not the only martial artist Toriyama was inspired from.

What was Dragon Ball inspired by?

Journey to the West Dragon Ball was originally inspired by the classical 16th-century Chinese novel Journey to the West, combined with elements of Hong Kong martial arts films. The series follows the adventures of protagonist Son Goku from his childhood through adulthood as he trains in martial arts.

Who was Goku inspired by?

Sun Wukong He is based on Sun Wukong (known as Son Goku in Japan and Monkey King in the West), a main character in the classic Chinese novel Journey to the West (16th century), combined with influences from the Hong Kong martial arts films of Jackie Chan and Bruce Lee.

Why did Akira create Dragon Ball?

The creator said he wanted to create something different from Dr. Slump and its Western feel, so he used a Chinese folktale as his main inspiration this time around.

Did Akira Toriyama make Dragon Ball?

In 1984, Akira Toriyamas original Dragon Ball manga quickly took the world by storm. Toriyamas manga series was adapted into two separate anime titles, Dragon Ball and Dragon Ball Z. While not based on a story by Toriyama, the franchises creator still played a role in the series development.

Can Goku beat Sun Wukong?

Sun Wukong is a demigod and one of the most powerful beings that reside on Earth. He is feared by demon kind throughout the world, and very few beings can survive him let alone beat him. However Goku has come a long way since being a Sun Wukong parody, and extremely powerful force over time.

Can I skip Dragon Ball GT?

The entirety of Dragon Ball GT is filler. Finally, Dragon Ball Super has only 14 filler episodes, and 11% of the series is filler. The Dragon Ball series has a low filler percent in all its parts (except for DB GT) so, you can skip them all if you absolutely despise fillers.

Is Jin Mori stronger than Goku?

While it would be an epic fight, Goku most likely has the most chance of winning. Admittedly, this is a tough fight to call since both characters are compelling martial arts experts. One advantage for Mori is that his speed does exceed Gokus, but the Saiyans strength outperforms Moris.

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