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Akira Toriyama mistakenly thought Android 18's hair color was purple during the production of the Dragon Ball movie, 'Battle of Gods'

Why isn't this an alternate color in Dragon Ball FighterZ?

Posted by Justin 'AdaptiveTrigger' Gordon • April 8, 2018 at 4:51 a.m. PDT • Comments: 33

Being that Akira Toriyama is the creator of the Dragon Ball franchise, you'd expect that he would understand the lore of his stories better than anyone else in the world. He is actually known for being quite forgetful of important details.

During the production of the Dragon Ball movie, "Battle of Gods," Toriyama actually drew Android 18 with purple hair instead of blonde. It had to be pointed out to him by others what Android 18's correct hair color was. This information was revealed during Jump Festa 2013.

To be fair, it had been many years since he drew Android 18 during the Dragon Ball Z sagas. During an interview with V-Jump, Toriyama revealed that he doesn't write down these details which is why he is so prone to forgetting about them.

He also apparently didn't remember that there was a "Super Saiyan 2" that existed in between the forms of Super Saiyan and Super Saiyan 3. Simply put, he thought Super Saiyan 3 was the second form. Fans of the original Dragon Ball series would also tell you that Toriyama had completely forgotten about the character known as Launch during Dragon Ball Z and Dragon Ball Super, as she is very rarely seen during the storylines of those series.

In Dragon Ball FighterZ, every character has access to twelve different colors. It feels like a missed opportunity that all of Android 18's colors never change her hair color. This could've been a good opportunity for a reference.

Perhaps someday we'll get a DLC color pack that changes 18's hair color to purple like how Akira Toriyama thought it was when he was drawing promotional artwork for the Battle of Gods movie.

Android 18's hair color image #1 Android 18's hair color image #2
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Source: Dorkly.

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