Dragon Ball Z really Akira?

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I just figured out that DBZ was supposed to be gohans story! “I intended to put Gohan into the leading role,” the creator said. “It didn’t work out. I felt that compared to Goku, he was ultimately not suited for the part.” -akira. really akira, when goku died by the hands of cell, gohan was supposed to rise up to the main role. but akira couldn't bare to let goku go. now I like goku but I think gohan would've been better as the main role. gohan has so much more power but akira let it all go, thru gohan in the dump. i think he can go way higher then goku and vegeta.
 

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You can tell at the end of the Cell Saga what was meant to happen. They just changed the direction after that point. Many people believe Goku should have remain dead when Gohan's true potential was unlocked but at the same time, Vegeta would have likely had to remain dead as well.
 

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Toriyama never had a grand plan for Gohan. You have to remember that he's a discovery writer and on top of that an epic level procrastinator. He would submit the Dragon Ball chapters on a weekly basis at the last minute. By his own admission, he would spend the first few days of the week goofing off with his kids or playing with model cars. So when someone tells me Toriyama had the foresight back in the Cell saga to know where he wanted Gohan to be in the Buu saga, I got a bridge to sell you.
 
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Toriyama never had a grand plan for Gohan. You have to remember that he's a discovery writer and on top of that an epic level procrastinator. He would submit the Dragon Ball chapters on a weekly basis at the last minute. By his own admission, he would spend the first few days of the week goofing off with his kids or playing with model cars. So when someone tells me Toriyama had the foresight back in the Cell saga to know where he wanted Gohan to be in the Buu saga, I got a bridge to sell you.
I was under the impression that this was the case, that Gohan was meant to take the lead but he decided against it. Likely just a rumor then?
 

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Toriyama is actually one of the hardest working Manga authors out there, speaking of his Manga's serialization. He never missed a deadline in either Dr Slump or Dragon Ball, and he started writing Dragon Ball a week after he finished Dr Slump. This of course excludes holidays. You don't see that kind of dedication from Mangaka these days.
 

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Never said he wasn't hard working. He worked non-stop from 1979-1995 with certain other projects taking place around the 1996-1997 timeframe. So the dude definitely earned his fortune. It's just been said even by his editor Torishima that he liked to operate at his own pace. He NEVER missed a deadline but it's been said he would wait until the last minute to start on the chapter for the week because the guy is a hobbyist. He loves cars, he likes to chill, and he enjoyed spending time with his children when they were younger. The man is an absolute beast to be able to pull off a schedule like that and perhaps the world may never truly know how he did it.
 

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I was under the impression that this was the case, that Gohan was meant to take the lead but he decided against it. Likely just a rumor then?
no akira said it in a interview. yeah I see but he could've made gohan better then he is now.
 

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