The announcement of the new Dragon Ball Super movie title, Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero at Comic-Con last week, revealed more than just a release date of 2022. The announcement also revealed that there will be a slight alteration to one of Dragon Ball’s most popular and oldest characters.
Now, when I say this is a subtle alterations, I really do mean that it’s subtle. If you look closely at the revealed charters designs for the upcoming film, you can see that there are small changes in Piccolo’s attire, as well as his features.
To the right is the Piccolo from Dragon Ball Super and on the left is the new Piccolo from the upcoming film character release. At first glance, not much has changed but when you look closer, you can see that his skin colour (the pink patches) have returned to yellow, as they were in Dragon Ball and early Dragon Ball Z.
Also, finally, Piccolo has bought himself some new shoes but that’s not all. If you look a little further up, you may notice that Piccolo’s belt has also changed. Piccolo’s belt was originally red in the original early Dragon Ball Z and Dragon Ball, before changing to blue in the mid-to-late stage of Dragon Ball Z and then continuing into Dragon Ball Super.