This is what Anakin Skywalker from Star Wars looks like drawn by Akira Toriyama

This is what Anakin Skywalker from Star Wars looks like drawn by Akira Toriyama
This is what Anakin Skywalker from Star Wars looks like drawn by Akira Toriyama

An interesting version of little Anakin from The Phantom Menace that Akira Toriyama drew.

Both Dragon Ball and Star Wars are two franchises that forever marked an entire generation.

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There are many people who admire Star Warsthe franchise created by George Lucas, the same one that excited an entire generation thanks to its charismatic heroes and to the immense and fascinating world of science fiction that we could see both in their main films and in their official comics.

On the other hand, there are mangakas with an indelible legacy, and a perfect example is the late Akira Toriyama, responsible for what is probably the best-known action anime of all: Dragon Ball Z. The popularity that Star Wars achieved did not go unnoticed by this author and proof of this is this version of Anakin Skywalker drawn by Toriyama.

The curious version of Anakin Skywalker that this excellent mangaka drew

The design that we share with you dates back to 1999, the year it was released The Phantom Menace. This could be seen in the 25th issue of the popular Japanese magazine Weekly Shonen Jump and on one of its pages we can see this design of Anakin.

Dragon Ball: this is what Anakin Skywalker from Star Wars looks like drawn by Akira Toriyama

A children’s version of Anakin Skywalker drawn by Akira Toriyama

As we can see, it is the child version of Anakin Skywalker, who would end up becoming Darth Vader, an icon in the world of cinema and pop culture, due to several tragic events. This Anakin was played by actor Jake Lloyd in the first episode of the galactic franchise and Toriyama decided to represent him with an innocent smile and eyes whose design quickly reminds those of some characters like Bulma..

In addition to the Anakin drawn by the mangaka, we can see on both pages other extremely relevant characters in both the saga and the 1999 film. Specifically, we can recognize Darth Maul and its imposing design, but it is also present yoda and even himself Emperor Palpatine with the dark appearance that he had in Return of the Jedi.

Like Dragon Ball, Star Wars continues to give fans a lot to talk about decades later, and both are two franchises that are very alive commercially, with several projects underway ranging from video games such as the long-awaited Dragon Ball: Sparking! Zero until upcoming releases on the big screen, like the new movie starring Rey.

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