Dragon Ball Z's Android 14 returns in a new piece of art.
The official Dragon Ball website has revealed a new piece of art from Toyotarou, the artist behind the Dragon Ball Super manga. The artist followed up their Android 15 illustration from February with a new drawing of 15's emotionless partner, Android 14. The two androids originally appeared in the 1992 movie Dragon Ball Z: Super Android 13!. Created by the late Dr. Gero in an alternate timeline, this version of Android 14 was built with the single-minded purpose of destroying Goku. While Android 14 and 15 proved to be a match for Vegeta and Trunks in their standard forms, the two robotic warriors were quickly dispatched by the father-son duo once they both turned Super Saiyan.
"I'm excited to see the new Androids, Gamma 1 and Gamma 2, in the new SUPER HERO movie!," the artist wrote on the illustration.
Toyotarou has been drawing Androids to promote the upcoming release of Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero, the 21st movie in the long-running and beloved martial arts franchise. The film will feature the return of a newly reborn Red Ribbon Army, who have constructed a new pair of Android warriors to exact revenge against Son Goku and his friends. While Goku has traditionally been the Red Ribbon's primary target, the new movie will concentrate on the relationship between Gohan and Piccolo, who will debut a new, more powerful form in the film.
Super Hero was originally scheduled to premiere in Japan this April, with a release in North America this summer. However, the movie was recently placed on an indefinite delay after a hacking incident at anime studio Toei Animation. Toei, which has produced the Dragon Ball anime ever since the 1980s, was the target of an unauthorized intrusion into its private networks on March 6. The hack caused a shutdown of the company's network, which reportedly resulted the deletion and corruption of files related to the production of the anime studio's projects. In addition to Dragon Ball, the hack has caused some of the company's most popular shows, such as One Piece and Digimon: Ghost Game, to be placed on indefinite hiatus.
Toyotarou, meanwhile, is continuing to work on the Dragon Ball Super manga. The manga is in the final act of the current Granolah the Survivor saga. The sequel series is drawn by Toyotarou and is supervised by Dragon Ball's original creator, Akira Toriyama.
Source: Dragon Ball Official Website