What influenced Akira Toriyama to write Dragon Ball and what ideas did he borrow from when writing the legendary series? What are the ROOTS of Dragon Ball? What inspired the Red Ribbon Army? On this edition of Dragon Ball In Depth, we take a look at the many influences that Akira Toriyama drew from when creating Dragon Ball, From Journey To The West to Jackie Chan’s Drunken Master and everything in between. Plus, we look at a few of TOEI’s influences as well. This is Part I of II, where we focus PRIMARILY on Dragon Ball’s eastern influences and Part II of II will focus on Dragon Ball’s western influences.
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