Broly had to wait approximately 30 years to become canon of dragon ball. The angry Saiyan entered the seat of honor right in his 2018 feature film, in which Akira Toriyamaunder a strict and unusual condition, he agreed to write about it so that it would be part of the stories of his work.
Broly was originally introduced to the world of Dragon Ball in the nineties. It came with a more than successful trilogy, but it was written by Takao Koyama, from the Toei Animation team.
This talented designer, illustrator and writer not only drew Broly, but also gave him the story of his origins, his personality and his transformations. However, at the time we only knew about him through movies or video games.
Until in 2018 Akira Toriyama decided to write Dragon Ball Super: Broly and thus put the character in the canon. Not without first making a demand.
Broly passing into Dragon Ball canon
According to what you post Alpha Beta Playbased on an interview translated by Kanzenshuu, Toei animation supervisor Naohiro Shintani said that in order to receive endorsement from Akira Toriyama with Broly had to make many changes.
“Broly was a different story. The only designs I received depended on him wearing his armor, giving a very different impression than the Broly of the past. Personally, I had a very strong image of Broly based on the previous movies. So I created my design for him in Full Power from scratch. I just wanted to see him lose his shirt and go crazy at the end. Then, Toriyama said he didn’t want it to be too macho, so I aimed to make it look as big as possible, but still within the bounds of not overdoing it.Shintani said.
“In the past, Broly was just a dangerous guy (laughs). But this time, there are scenes that humanize him. This Broly is different from the previous incarnation of him, and I hope he becomes popular in his own right,” he added.
Akira Toriyama’s plot is based on humanizing and turning an overly powerful character into a vulnerable being. That is why, perhaps, in the previews of Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero we see him crying.