Super Saiyan God Vegeta likewise only appeared in the manga version.
I supervised that. I remember (laughs). It was fun to see Toyotar?-sensei‘s ideas start coming out more and more.
Were there any other difficult points?
Zamasu1 actually wasn’t all that strong of a character in the original draft I received from Toriyama-sensei. Though immortal, his strength was such that two Super Saiyan Blues were more than enough to take him on. It’s precisely because of this that in the original draft things unfolded so that his “immortality” and “Potara time limit” became key, and Goku and Vegeta took turns fighting him. Goku and Vegeta didn’t fuse in the original draft. Their personalities made any fusion after the Majin Boo arc impossible. However, I wanted to meet the readers’ expectations… And so, I made a scenario where “even if they shouldn’t really fuse, now they have absolutely no choice but to fuse”.
I think it was good!
That’s why I thought and thought until the rough draft came together… It was the most fun and also the most stressful time. But once that got the OK, it was a fun job after that!
Most of the time I gave the rough drafts for the “Future Trunks arc” the OK right off the bat!
I’m very glad to hear that. Still, I was also glad when you’d occasionally give advice. I was like, “He really did read it!” (laughs)