Dragon Ball – Akira Toriyama’s Special Letter to Fans in Spain


Wow! What a wonder We bring you today at Hobby Consolas! Nothing less than the letter written by Akira Toriyama to the fans of Dragon Ball!

Did you know that Akira Toriyama, the creator of Dragon Ball, wrote a letter to all Spanish fans of the series? You’re not dreaming, today we bring it to Hobby Consolas for you to be amazed firsthand.

But how is this possible? To put you in context, we have to go back to May 1992, when the Goku manga was first published in Spain. Do you remember the Planeta Cómic’s White Series?

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This release was the first one in our country of the Z Warriors. How could we forget this date, crucial for the opening of the manga in Spain! Planeta Cómic, then known as Planeta DeAgostini Cómics, did a titanic job to license Dragon Ball in Spain.

And what’s more, the manga started off with a bang… with a special letter from Akira Toriyama dedicated to all Spanish fans of the series! How about that? Do you want to know what the master wrote?

Right below, we let you see our personal photo of Akira Toriyama’s letter. The mangaka wrote it in Tokyo, on March 22, 1992, and we saw it published on the back cover of issue 1 of the White Series of Dragon Ball. This is a truly historic document.

If you look at the image, you’ll also notice that in the background we appreciate the letter from Akira Toriyama written in Japanese, in his own handwriting, to validate its authenticity. As 2024 marks 40 years of the publication of Dragon Ball, what better way to honor the work than with this unique document:

Dragon Ball - The letter that Akira Toriyama wrote and dedicated to the fans from all of Spain

Were you aware of this letter from Akira Toriyama in which the master was overwhelmed by the amount of fans in Spain? Would you like Toriyama to write us another letter after so many years?

We will be back tomorrow, as we do every Sunday, with a new analysis of Dragon Ball Z in Hobby Consolas. Kamehameha!

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