Although when you think about it, it makes all the sense in the world.
Frieza is, without a doubt, one of the most recognizable villains in all of anime.
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Dragon Ball is an undoubtedly well-known franchise, which has been with us for many years, giving us a large number of series (some recognized as part of the best anime in history), as well as video games, movies and more. The trajectory of this saga is commendable, even taking into account certain curious slips, such as Dragon Ball GT, but always we will have to say that he has come so far thanks to his charactersand especially its villains, who have always been charismatic, interesting, and the best example of a person who is evil.
Among all these, Frieza is probably the most recognized, not only for being one of the first important villains of Dragon Ball Z, but because after his fall on Namek he has not stopped appearing in the series. Not only did he later return to the beginning of the android arc, but he ended up participating in the multiversal tournament, thanks to which he ended up being revived, something that led to the events of the Dragon Ball Super Broly movie. Now, as reported by CBR, some fans seem to have ‘discovered what was the main inspiration for this character, and the truth is that it is curious.
Specifically, we are talking about the main inspiration for Frieza are those people who speculate with housingor better explained, those agencies or people who buy houses at ridiculous prices (even going so far as to use unethical methods) to later reform them and sell them well above what they paid for it.
TIL that the Dragon Ball Z villain Frieza, a galactic tyrant who destroys all life on planets so he can resell them at a profit, was inspired by real estate speculators during the Japanese asset price bubble in the 1980s. Series author Akira Toriyama called them “the worst kind of people”.
You may wonder how they came to this conclusion, and we can say that it makes all the sense in the world. Not only does Freeza do something similar to these speculators, although instead of housing he does it with planets, but also because Akira Toriyama has already shown his hatred towards these figureswhich ended up sinking the Japanese economy.
Frieza, an imposing figure
This inspiration is most curious, and it is that we are facing a kind of exaggeration of the type of people in which it is inspired, in addition to also adapting them to this universe. Even so, and taking into account that this it was done as a kind of way of criticizing themWe even have to thank you for something, and that is that Frieza is one of the best villains in anime, without a doubt.
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