DBZ Tribute is an upcoming animation that aims to pay tribute (the hint’s in the name) to the work of Akira Toriyama. A team of professional artists have come together to create a computer-generated animated sequence as a homage to the creator of Dragon Ball.

It’s not an official project, but if the production values in these teasers are anything to go on, it’s going to be a really high-quality “tribute”.

The project is headed up by Director Javier Zumaeta, who is also lead animator. Bruno Camara is its Art Director and lead character artist. Music will be composed by Marcus Hedges of The Marcus Hedges Trend Orchestra.

▼ Here are some teaser shots from the animation project.


▼ Some online commenters were quick to point out that Goku’s facial expressions are reminiscent of Big Hero Six.


▼ The attention to detail is impressive.


▼ Yup, we are definitely teased.


It’s the video teasers that are most exciting, though.

▼ Short, sweet and scary.

There’s also some neat test animations of Goku, which gives us high hopes for the quality of the animation in the finished work:

▼ And it’s not even an official project!

That’s all we’ve got for now! We’ll be keeping our eyes peeled for more updates. In the meantime, you can follow the team’s progress on Twitter or Facebook, or via their official website.

Sources: DBZTributeKotaku, YouTube
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