It might sound silly, but Dragon Ball has inspired quite a lot of people to get into shape. I suppose the whole storyline of Goku training and getting stronger does have an effect on people, after all. So to all of those of you out there getting gains in the name of Akira Toriyama, BODYMAKER has unveiled an all-new line of sportswear just for you.
The new lineup includes ten different designs to choose from, with seven from Dragon Ball Z, two from Dragon Ball Super, and one extra special design to celebrate the new movie Dragon Ball Super: Broly. The Z designs take their inspiration from famous scenes in the series, such as Trunks vs Mecha Freeza, Goku and Gohan’s Kamehameha, and of course, Goku going Super Saiyan.
Unfortunately, I’m not quite convinced of the quality of these prints – the Vegeta design seems squished, and there seems to be quite a lot of artifacts left on the images. I’m not sure if this is an issue with the website, but I’d think carefully about buying these designs in light of this.
That being said, I absolutely adore the Dragon Ball Super designs, which recreate the iconic outfits of Goku and Vegeta with a full cover design that stretches across the whole fabric. If you want to channel your inner Saiyan while working out, then surely these are the perfect designs for doing it – just try not to destroy them when you go Super Saiyan.
If you want to go even further beyond, and into the realms of the strongest Saiyan however, the design from the Broly movie has you covered. This fearsome green design featuring the legendary Saiyan is sure to strike fear into the hearts of your fellow gym-goers and remind them of your true power. Just be careful if you encounter anybody wearing the Goku and Vegeta designs, though…
The designs come in pretty cheap, at around only 3000 yen each, so perhaps consider picking up a couple so you can have a rotating wardrobe of Dragon Ball-themed gym wear. As an aside, BODYMAKER often turns up in Weekly Shonen Jump’s ad pages, targeting those influenced by shonen manga to get fit, so this collaboration is definitely a perfect fit. Preorders for the line are open now via the BODYMAKER website, with shipping scheduled for March this year.