Dragon Ball Becomes a Ghibli Movie

Studio Ghibli and Dragon Ball, two industry standards with iconic art styles, are instantly identifiable to fans worldwide.

And in a brand-new fanart, Master Roshi, Krillin, and Goku get a Studio Ghibli makeover deserving of a feature film!

In 1985, Hayao Miyazaki, Isao Takahata, and Toshio Suzuki founded Studio Ghibli to develop the anime industry with its deep, emotional storytelling and perfect animation.

The first Dragon Ball manga by Akira Toriyama was published a year before Studio Ghibli. As Ghibli did for cinema, its anime adaptation set the bar for the medium, making it a big franchise.

Dragon Ball's adventurous attitude is captured by @salvamakoto, who gives young Goku and Krillin the wide-eyed wonder of Ghibli characters like Spirited Away's Chihiro Ogino and Kiki from Kiki's Delivery Service.

Both realms are represented in @salvamakoto's work, with Master Roshi peering out to the horizon with his disciples and rolling green hills and cloud-specked blue sky.

The Boy and the Heron, Studio Ghibli's latest film, shows that the studio can still make a beautifully animated and compelling story, which works well in Dragon Ball, especially for Goku's more whimsical early adventures before fighting everything. 

Although Studio Ghibli is unlikely to ever animate a Dragon Ball project, @salvamakoto has shown fans what the company's unique art style would look like on Goku and friends!

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