Professional story board artist Etienne Guignard has released an animated short that once again pits Dragon Ball's Goku against Vegeta.
The new short was released through Guignard's Twitter account and features Goku, in his silver-haired Ultra Instinct form, going up against Vegeta in his new Ultra Ego form. Through the use of classic sound effects and some dynamic fight choreography and camera work, the short recalls the scenery destroying brutality of Goku and Vegeta's original brawl from the first half of the Dragon Ball Z anime.
Here's a Dragon Ball Super fan animation !— Etienne Guignard (@cocoshonen) September 22, 2021
ULTRA INSTINCT VS ULTRA EGO !
(Music remix by Styzmask)#sakuga #indie_anime #DragonBallSuper #DragonBallZ #Vegeta #Goku #2danimation #animation pic.twitter.com/F5l1avU1M7
Guignard has previously worked as a storyboard artist on animated series such as Steven Universe, Lastman and Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir. The original completed short was retweeted over 3,000 times and received over 13,000 likes. The artist followed-up the short by thanking everyone for their support and posted a black-in-white, rough version of the animation as a bonus.
Wow !!! Thanks you sooo much for all the love given to my Dragon Ball animation !— Etienne Guignard (@cocoshonen) September 25, 2021
Here is a litte "Making of" Video of some shots ! :)
(Music remix by Styzmask) pic.twitter.com/ZvWzN8ng0h
Dragon Ball was created by Akira Toriyama and was first published in Weekly Shonen Jump in 1984. The martial arts comedy began as a very loose reimagining of the classic Journey to the West folktale, and is now third best-selling manga series of all time, ranked only behind Golgo 13 and Eiichiro Oda's 100-volume epic One Piece. The anime based on Toriyama's manga was initially brought to the West in syndication, where it built up a small following, but found mainstream popularity when Dragon Ball Z was broadcast on Cartoon Network's Toonami block during the late '90s and early '00s. The highly celebrated and influential series has now generated over $27.9 billion USD in revenue worldwide, and is widely credited with helping to popularize both anime and manga internationally.
The manga series continues to this day with the on-going Dragon Ball Super manga, which is overseen by Toriyama and is drawn by the self-taught artist Toyotarou. The series fleshes out the events that happen during the ten year timeskip seen at the end of the original Dragon Ball manga.
The next animated work in the series, a movie entitled Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero, will debut sometime in 2022 and will feature a new art style that seeks to feature a seamless combination of CG and hand-drawn animation. The new movie is set several years after the events of Dragon Ball Super: Broly and will feature new designs for Krillin and Goku's granddaughter, Pan.