Dragon Ball battles the Avengers in incredibly smooth stop-motion video
The Avengers take on some of Dragon Ball’s mightiest fighters in a beautiful and brutal new stop-motion fan animation.
A new fan animation pit dragonballMarvel martial artists versus Marvel Cinematic Universe superheroes.
The video, which was posted to Twitter, sees Spider-Man and Captain America take on Piccolo, Master Roshi, and Vegeta in his Super Saiyan form; Piccolo and Master Roshi dominate their fights by striking and suplexing their respective opponents. However, the impressive animation ends with Steve Rogers kicking Vegeta in the face before slamming him in the body.
The short video comes from Kenta Shinohara, the stop-motion animator behind the popular YouTube channel Animist. Shinohara is known for creating incredibly well-animated and often humorous short films using action figures and has covered everything from naruto at The Legend of Zelda.
The dragonball multimedia franchise began in 1984 with the serialization of Akira Toriyama’s manga of the same name in Shueisha’s Weekly Shōnen Jump. Following protagonist Son Goku from childhood to adulthood as he trains in martial arts and battles increasingly bizarre villains, the story has produced 519 individual chapters and has been adapted into two anime series. by Toei Animation; dragonball, originally aired from 1986 to 1989, and Dragon Ball Zwhich initially lasted from 1989 to 1996.
dragonball and the MCU remain cornerstones of the pop-cultural landscape with new entries for both ongoing franchises. Notably, Dragon Ball Super: Super heroes is set to be released in Japan in IMAX, 4DX and Dolby Cinema theaters on June 11 and internationally later this summer. The film will primarily focus on the master-student relationship between Piccolo and Gohan and will see the return of the antagonistic Red Ribbon Army.
Thor: Love and Thunder, the next MCU feature film, hits theaters on July 8. According to director Taika Waititi, it’s “kind of like a midlife crisis movie, really” and will see Chris Hemsworth’s titular god trying to find inner peace. Alongside Hemsworth, Tessa Thompson and Natalie Portman return as Valkyrie and Jane Foster respectively, and Christian Bale joins the MCU as Gorr the God Butcher. The latest MCU TV series, Ms. Marvel, also recently debuted on the Disney+ streaming service.
Many MCU entries are available to stream on Disney+, and several of the dragonball Anime series can be found on Crunchyroll.