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Dragonball Super - Trunks and Mai by Rider4Z Dragonball Super - Trunks and Mai by Rider4Z
This is what I'm talking about the manga having better artwork. Where was this scene in the anime? It's so touching. I'm so sad that the animation is rushing itself. I hope they release a special or something later on that follows the screenplay of the manga in the future. Here is the original manga page - mangastream.com/r/dragon_ball_… - Just to be clear, this is not a coloring of the manga page. I redrew the images by hand and then colored them.

I do like the friendship that Trunks and Mai hold. I'm glad Trunks has something worth fighting for. If Toriyama does decide to turn their relationship into a romance though, which most likely he will, I can't help but notice Mai is technically as old as Trunks' mom :P which is probably why she's so authoritative.

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hollyparry Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2018
I love this scene from the manga. This was a very touching moment for Trunks as Mai comforts him after he lost his mother to Goku Black. Moments like this make me happy and sad.
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Rider4Z Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2018  Professional General Artist
Me too :heart: :sad:
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hollyparry Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2018
I love action as much as everyone does, but moments like this are what we should treasure most of all. 
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animedisneyluver809 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2016
This kid has lost everyone except for Mai. His mom, Gohan, the Z warriors, and his father. He just can't have peace, can he?
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Rider4Z Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2016  Professional General Artist
Seriously! ;;__;;
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Talogani Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Do we really want normal boring relationship dynamics in this series?

I like the weirdness of them together, it makes for great storytelling.
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Rider4Z Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2016  Professional General Artist
Good point.
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Sandra-delaIglesia Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2016
it is obvious its more than friendship..i love this couple! im especially glad cut the trunksxpan thing blow away :mwahaha:
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Risen-Art Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
I read that part... he was mourning his mom and Mai has to lock her arms and hold him together here. Wonderful and sad scene.

Trunks must have a lot of mental and emotional fortitude to fight through the stress, fear, anger, and grief. That's why a supportive friend like Mai is invaluable. He gets especially emotional around her because she's safe to be vulnerable to like an oasis in a desert. Even so, you can tell it's all still taking a toll on him. His Present self can inhale a table of food like a normal Saiyan, this poor guy can hardly eat a bite, can hardly sleep, and shows signs of PTSD. He needs a good, long rest.

You did a wonderful job recreating and colouring this.
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Rider4Z Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2016  Professional General Artist
Beautifully said! I very much agree. :heart: I don't know if you've seen or read my spin-off called The Future of Trunks but I ensured those traits about him remain predominant.
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Risen-Art Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
:thumbsup:

Coolness, where can I read your series?
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Rider4Z Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2016  Professional General Artist
The Future of Trunks-VOL.I-V [PDF Read File] by Rider4Z It's 12 volumes long but only the first 5 are currently available cuz I'm revising a few things~ I hope you enjoy it :)
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Risen-Art Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Well snap, I thought it was a comic =/
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Rider4Z Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2016  Professional General Artist
Either way I hope you at least give it a chance :) You seem as passionate about Trunks as I am so I'd love to hear your thoughts.
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Risen-Art Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
KK, I can tuck into it in my down time, thank you :-)
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Rider4Z Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2016  Professional General Artist
Good'nuff :thumbsup:
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Rider4Z Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2016  Professional General Artist
Maybe some day...
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haily-luha Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2016
Thank you for removing the stupid lizard. Now this scene looks perfect.
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Rider4Z Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2016  Professional General Artist
LOL. Little nuances like that are added to give a sense of realism to the environment :P But thank you :)
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emeraldeye1993 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2016
I love your story better than original one. But I guess DBS is better thanDBGT
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Rider4Z Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2016  Professional General Artist
Thank you so much! That's an honor.
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emeraldeye1993 Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2016
Awwwww you're welcome I always admired your work. I believe Akira should had talk to you before making DBS
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Rider4Z Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2016  Professional General Artist
Haha! :hug:
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psyclopathe Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2016
OMG Totally Shocking I didn't there was such a lovelyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy scene in the manga!  this is so cute !!  and your redraw is excellent !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 
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Rider4Z Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2016  Professional General Artist
Thank you :hug:
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longlovevegeta Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2016
Ahhh >.< Im shipping these two soooo hard I love it !!! 
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BladeRiver Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2016  Student
Wow, they are really great and amazing, ofc cute and adorable too :)

Nice work with this art Rider :D
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Rihannon52 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Uhm, yeah... 
What I can think is that probably they thought that if they included everything, they will give a wrong impression about the nature of their relationship.  Everyone in the fandom was taking for granted that they where a couple since the first glimpses of a Mai-shaped image appeared in the previews, so showing them like this would have been a confirmation.  Not everyone knows Trunks as well as you do (I'm amazed by how much this DBS M Trunks reminds me of your FOT Trunks... ), you really got him right. :)

But yes, the manga is pretty neat, and that was one moving and beautifully well achieved scene.  Too bad they didn't do it like this in the anime.  And, well, Trunks doesn't know that Mai is THAT much older, I suppose he wouldn't mind that much, though :p.  I too think they will end up together, Toriyama does not like to complicate romance stuff more than what is strictly necessary. :D
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Rider4Z Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2016  Professional General Artist
:hug: Yeah I really like that about Dragonball. I was all over the romance of Sailor Moon beforehand so DBZ was a refreshing culture shock.
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TrunksII Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
Wow I didn't think it was possible for trunks to get even cuter
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Rider4Z Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2016  Professional General Artist
Poor guy's had such a hard life.
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TrunksII Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
Yea I can understand
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trunkims Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
yeah I noticed they missed that part in the anime too. I also agree with your thoughts on Trunks and Mai's friendship. It gives him something left to fight for. Great job on the redraw and coloring as usual!
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SailorSetsuna Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
My fav official shipping with Trunks: With Mai
My fav fan shipping with Trunks: With Celari xD <3
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Rider4Z Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2016  Professional General Artist
Oh good lol
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xkelbix Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's strange how the anime stretches things out for episodes yet they missed out a scene like this. I know it's already showed how close Trunks and Mai are but this scene was important too.

Also I'd love to see you draw Beerus and Whis :D
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Iki-Fujisaka Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I heard so many times that age is just a number, that I started to believe it. Anyway, this Trunks is around 30, isn't he? That means Mai is over 70. She doesn't look like it so her age had to be somewhat reduced.

Beside, what a difference? They're perfect together.
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haily-luha Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2016
It's shown in a special manga chapter. The Pilaf gang got turned into babies just before the androids killed Piccolo in the future.
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Rider4Z Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2016  Professional General Artist
Yeah Pilaf wished for him, Mai and Shoo to be young again by mistake and Shenron ended up turning them into little kids. So physically Trunks and Mai are about the same age.
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Iki-Fujisaka Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I know that happened in present but I was unsure about the future.
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Rider4Z Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2016  Professional General Artist
I would assume so. I doubt they'd go into an explanation about it. Not like it really matters though~
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