The news generated out of Gamescom was extraordinary, but not as extraordinary as the newest entry into the Dragon Ball universe. Initially revealed in the Japanese news magazine V-Jump, Bonyu at first glance looks like a cross between Buu and Bulma, with an added dose of spicy attitude. She's one female fighter you seriously don't want to get on the wrong side of, especially since it's been reported she was an ex-member of the notorious Ginyu Force.
Sporting Freeza Force armor, long all-white hair, and an expression that could kill, Bonyu already appears like one tough opponent in the upcoming open-world RPG, Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot. Though Bandai Namco has remained silent since the debut, it's obvious that she has a pivotal role in the game's storyline. Many fans are wondering if we'll get to see her departure from the Ginyu Force, what with Akira Toriyama confirming never before revealed backstory for the game. No matter the case, she will be counted as an extremely tough opponent.
Bonyu, a former member of the Ginyu Force, will be introduced in DRAGON BALL Z: KAKAROT! This brand new character designed by Akira Toriyama will make her first appearance in a short sub-quest! #gamescom2019 #dbzk pic.twitter.com/w8m1hgEUSH— BANDAI NAMCO EU (@BandaiNamcoEU) August 21, 2019
The new character addition is a staple of Bandai Namco, who tends to enlist an assortment of new and exciting people to fight in their games. Dragon Ball fans will remember them from some of the best DBZ RPGs, like Android 21 from Dragon Ball FighterZ, as well as the villainous duo of Xenoverse 2, Towa and Mira. None, however, have seen such an intimate relation to the backstory much like Bonyu, who it has been revealed left the Ginyu Force due to its members' extreme love for dancing. Bonyu, as it so happens, is a fighter, not a poser.
Bandai Namco also related that the character will be involved in an extremely important side quest. Hailing from the very same planet as her Ginyu counterpart, Jeice, Bonyu also shares in the signature dairy pun that all Ginyu member's names hold. Bonyu's name literally translates to "breast milk." There's very little known about the character's powers or fighting styles, but we're sure to get some more sneak peeks in the upcoming months before release.
Designed and drawn by the legendary Akira Toriyama, it's safe to assume Bonyu will have a special closeness to the series, more so than many other video game-central characters. With the game reportedly including the greatest episode of all time, there's an immense level of hype and anticipation for the forthcoming open-world RPG. A release date has yet to be revealed, but we are certain that Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot will be launched come early 2020.
Until then, start getting your Ginyu poses ready because so far that seems to be Bonyu's greatest weakness.