Naughty Dogs' classic video game characters Jak and Daxter are transported into the world of Toei Animation's Dragon Ball Z in a new epic piece of fan art.
The image, created by digital artist Seven Signs Art, depicts the colorful video game duo with a harder, more intense edge and reimagines Jak's iconic outfit in the unique aesthetic of the long-running anime series.
This isn't the first piece of Dragon Ball Z fan art for Seven Signs Art. The artist has a collection of Dragon Ball Z-inspired pieces, including a pictures of Goku Black celebrating "Hard Hat Holiday" and Vegeta as the first Super Saiyan instead of Goku. There are Dragon Ball Z reimaginings of characters from Naruto and Yu Yu Hakusho as well.
Directed by Jason Rubin, Jak and Daxter: The Precursor Legacy, the first game in the classic franchise, was released in December 2001 and was one of the earliest titles available for the PlayStation 2, becoming one of the defining games for the console. Similarly, Dragon Ball Z premiered in April 1986, running for 291 episodes, and is considered one of the most popular and influential anime series of all time.
That has undoubtedly contributed to the multitudes more fan art available on across the Internet, such as one Dragon Ball Z fan's illustration, depicting the impossible occurrence of Vegito and Gogeta fighting side-by-side. More than that, concept artist Daniel Oxford recently shared an artwork showcasing the moment of Goku's first Super Saiyan transformation in a visual style that is reminiscent of Barbizon oil paintings.
Fans of the fantastical martial arts anime have more to be excited about than just new works of impressive fan art; there have been official developments in the Dragon Ball franchise as well. Most notably, Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero is scheduled for release in Japan on April 22 and the new film will attempt to blend Akira Toriyama's classic hand-drawn art style with computer-generated, 3D models. Moreover, producer Akio Iyoku hinted at a possible new anime series while discussing the upcoming movie, stating "also there's a chance that something besides the movie might come out this year too."
Dragon Ball Z is available to stream on Funimation, while Dragon Ball Super is available on Hulu, Funimation and Crunchyroll.