It's actually kind of amazing how little insight/influence Toriyama had in the anime's rendition of the ToP -- to say that he even gave Toei a rough outline of the overall plot would be a huge exaggeration, tbh. He was very hands off with that arc in particular(for whatever reason), and only provided a few general plot/character-developments here and there. That's about it.
*Don't get me wrong, though: the anime is still canon where it doesn't directly conflict with the manga.
Anywho, the manga is much more enjoyable than the anime from a storytelling standpoint, imo... And that probably stems from Toriyama having a more direct role in its creation.
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Some of that was for the better though, like Frieza giving some of his energy to Goku after the first UI fight, which was basically his way of saying "We're even now for you giving me energy that allowed me to survive back on Namek"... That idea was from a fan/writer on the team who actually remembered DBZ, unlike Toriyama who forgot most of his work when he was initially brought back to the scene. Didn't he even forget SSJ3 was a thing at first?
Not disputing that the manga > anime overall in quality, despite my preference for like anime Hit and Goku Black, but just pointing out that the anime had some good/neat ideas too, even if they weren't from Toriyama. Granted, there were plenty dumb things with the anime too, like Universe 2/Ribrianne, etc.
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