Japan is already living in the future. Every day I learn some things about Japan that have left me in awe of the country. Starting from kid’s cartoons to adult’s Anime, Japan has marked its place in every field.
Although in recent years, Japan launched a fictional character in their Dragon Ball FighterZ video game. And people are lovin it!
History of Dragon Ball…
Dragon Ball is a Japanese media franchise created by Akira Toriyama in 1984. Originally the manga series was inspired by the classical 16th-century Chinese novel Journey to the West. Hong Kong arts films also played a vital role.
Considering the popularity of the series, the production house decided to publish the story of Dragon Ball in various forms. Since then, it is available as a comic, film, short film, TV show and video games.
Since its release, Dragon Ball has become one of the most successful manga and anime series.
What is the story of Dragon Ball?
The story revolves around the protagonist Son Goku. Starting from his childhood through adulthood as he masters the martial arts.
His life takes a turn when he meets Bulma who encourages him to join her quest of finding seven orbs known as Dragon Balls.
Along the way, Goku goes through a significant character development discovering his alien heritage. He is met with a variety of villains who are also set to acquire the orbs.
How did Android 21 come to be?
As the story unfolds, many villains want to get their hands on the orbs. Android 21 (Artificial Human 21) is also one of them. Created as part of a collaborative process between Arc System Works and Akira Toriyama, Android 21 makes her debut appearance in the 2018 fighting game Dragon Ball FighterZ.
The game developers stated in an interview that they came up with the story for the game on their own. However, according to Kyle Hilliard from Game Informer, the character wasn’t originally made for the videogame. They created a certain structure and ideas for the character Android 21.
Akira Toriyama designed the character within the set limits.
What makes Artificial Human 21 special?
Firstly Android 21 or Artificial Human 21 is created by using the genetic material of various powerful characters. Superhuman strength, endurance and speed are some of her qualities.
Moreover, she can fly and can create energy beams out of her ki. Secondly, what makes her more special or villainous is that she shoots an energy beam at her target and turns them into food (to satisfy her hunger that is!) Super cool right! Lastly, she can also copy the powers and abilities of other characters.
That makes her one of the most dangerous villains and that’s what the fans are loving!