• Akira Toriyama didn't intend for Dragon Ball to run as long as it did. 1 / 8

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  • Originally, he planned the series to last a year. 2 / 8

  • Then was quoted as predicting "10 volumes" before reneging due to popularity. 3 / 8

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  • Heading into the DBZ era, Toriyama predicted only a little more story was left. 4 / 8

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  • Suggesting the mammoth Frieza Saga that soon followed wasn't long planned. 5 / 8

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  • Contrary to popular belief, Toriyama has never said he planned to end DB after Frieza. 6 / 8

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  • The same goes for after the Cell Saga, although Gohan would've taken the lead. 7 / 8

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