If there’s one reason why audiences are still in awe of live-action adaptations of anime and manga, it’s thisdragon ball evolution, The 2009 film tricked fans with characters, plots, and designs in stark contrast to Akira Toriyama’s work. For the followers it was a disgrace, but for the producers, an economic ruin saved by the small initial investment.
The appearance of Goku’s rival was one of the things that bothered Dragon Ball fans the most, piccolo, Adapting the first part of the story, he is the main antagonist of the eponymous film. Wearing armor in the style of the Nilfgaardians from the Netflix series The Witcher and an alien look randomPiccolo from ‘Dragon Ball Evolution’ became a meme.
most aquatic piccolo
gerad s.marantz, the concept artist who worked on ‘Dragon Ball Evolution,’ published a document on the Internet that won’t go down well with fans of Goku and company. In this drawing you can see that Piccolo’s original design was even further away from the manga anime character, with a blue coloration and the appearance of an aquatic monster. In fact, it reminds us of a character from the Guillermo del Toro movie ‘The Shape of Water’.
The other planetary races present in the Dragon Ball manga and anime are notoriously difficult to adapt into a live action movie with flesh and blood actors, even for an artificial intelligence.
Marantz just ended up working on powerful films like Doctor Strange, Black Panther, or Zack Snyder’s Justice League, so as different as Piccolo looks from how we see him in the manga and anime, at least he’s not a fan of the brush. was when he started creating these concept arts.