If you’re like me, your head may still be spinning from the E3 announcement of Dragon Ball FighterZ. It’s always fun to play fighting games based on your favorite animated TV action shows, but getting to choose between players like Super Saiyan Goku and the villainous Frieza?! Now that levels up the fun.

One eagle-eyed Twitter user by the name of Mizumaki_7 (H/T Kotaku) noticed that the screenshots from the gameplay footage looked eerily similar to artwork from Akira Toriyama‘s original Dragon Ball manga. What follows is a side-by-shot comparison of scenes from the video game to panels from the manga.

The translated tweet reads, “Original movement found how much is still done by just watching, too much fun.” The first image from Dragon Ball FighterZ shows Goku delivering a vicious uppercut kick to Cell from Dragonball Z‘s “Cell Saga.” Next, we see almost an identical black-and-white shot from inside the comic. A similar sequence is also shown between villain-turned-good-guy Vegeta and Cell:

If that wasn’t enough accuracy for you, we’ve got you covered with even more striking imagery between fighters. We’re sticking with the “Cell Saga” and Cell putting a massive bearhug on Goku. However, you’ll notice the scene in the manga has Cell administering this maneuver on the young Gohan. Still, the scenes line up perfectly.

This slight change of scenery happens again with Majin Buu choking the life out of Frieza in the game, and Babidi in the manga. Other iconic scenes find Goku firing an energy blast into the air, Frieza delivering a brutal elbow shot, and a montage of many eye-catching battles from various points in the Dragonball Z saga.

What do you think of Dragon Ball FighterZ borrowing images from the manga? Let your voice be heard in the comments below!

Image Credit: Bandai Namco/Shueisha

Tim Adams is a freelance writer who loves comics and the TV and movies that feature them. Follow him on Twitter!

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