Hey guys, in a recent V-jump issue, Gogetas power level was revealed. Also, according to this interview, Gogeta is a little bit stronger than Vegito, while Vegito is a more skilled martial artist. Then again, not sure how many of you would take Akira seriously, because of the speed of light comment. Oh, and the fusion dance multiplier is several-fold.
Akira Toriyama Interview by Nirazaki Tihashiberi
Super Otaku Magazine Issue #297
Toriyama-san has agreed to answer some questions for us today. Much thanks to Toriyama-san after the craze on the Majin Buu period. (Do note that this was not a cover story, and thus, short).
Nirazaki: Many fans have given positive feedback over the Majin Buu period. The inclusion of fusion was an unexpected twist. What gave you the idea?
Toriyama-san: Well in order to have a villain with so much strength, you need someone around that can rival him. Majin Buu is incredibly strong. Its not easy to create a character that can keep up. So I thought of making the characters fuse to create new characters without taking the focus off the main characters.
Nirazaki: There have been many changes since the Saiya-jins came to earth. Do you ever think about the progress?
Toriyama-san: Yes I do. Doragonboru has come a long way. They went from running at super speed to moving at the speed of light! (Laughs)
Nirazaki: There was uproar over the rematch between Son Goku and Bejita. Were you planning this the entire time?
Toriyama-san: (Laughs) It was more of a crowd pleaser. Son Gokuu and Bejita didnt have the opportunity to fight in the Seru period, and with a new saga to start with, it would not be hard to work in that kind of battle.
Nirazaki: Youve been telling everyone how this is the end. Will Doragonboru really end after Majin Buu?
Toriyama-san: Yes. Ive put so much time on Doragonboru I cant do much else. I never expected Doragonboru to be this long in the first place. I think its been concluded on a high note. After all, if I had my way, Id of ended the manga after the Freeza period! (Laughs)
Nirazaki: You like to laugh about this a lot. Will parting with Doragonboru be difficult?
Toriyama-san: On one side, Im relieved. On the other side, its like seeing a child move away.
Nirazaki: I know that a lot of people want to hear more about fusion. With Bejitto now in the story, will he play that big of a role? And most of all, is he stronger than Gojīta himself?
Toriyama-san: Well I dont know yet. Ive planned some things with Bejitto, but he wont be the focus of the entire saga. Youll see as things develop. As for their strength, Gojīta is a little bit stronger, but you wouldnt notice a difference. Still, Bejitto will always be the most skilled martial artist! (Smiles)
Nirazaki: What does that last part mean?
Toriyama-san: Youll find out.
Nirazaki: Ill remember that! One last question.
Toriyama-san: Make it good, you wont get a second chance! Kidding, Ill see you again.
Nirazaki: Is this the end of Doragonboru forever?
Toriyama-san: I dont want to shift the focus, so I have to keep certain things close to their roots.
“The Fusion Dance is a short series of poses that are performed by two characters of equal power levels and roughly equal size. In the series, the result of a correctly performed Fusion Dance is a superior being whose power is multiplied severalfold over that of the individual fusees”
“When one pair of Potara Earrings are worn by a single person they have no special properties. However, if two individuals each wear one earring on opposite ears, the true power of the artifacts is revealed. The earrings have the ability to fuse two people into a single entity, substantially enhancing the abilities of both individuals. The resulting fusion lasts forever, even if the fused being removes the earrings."