Tom's Inner Ten-Year-Old Resurfaces To Review Dragon Ball Z: Kai

Topic started by Undeadpool on May 6, 2011. Last post by chubbs21 2 years, 9 months ago.
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Post by Halberdierv2 (1,288 posts) See mini bio Level 17
hahahaha!! that's hyper! but hey, I was worse than you when DBZ used to show!
I was able to watch a few episodes last year, around the time Goku was getting Kaioken, and it feels a lot better paced that it was in DBZ when I look at it as an adult. of course, as a kid, I just thought more DBZ was better, and I probably wouldn't have appreciated a condensed version like Kai. of course, I still go super sayain in my head when i get pumped! :P
Post by Andheez (5 posts) See mini bio Level 3
I 'might' give this a try.  I coudn't stand DBZ, mainly because of the almost completely filler nature of the show.  People love it, and I tried, but couldn't.  Maybe this is the answer.
Post by UchihaSasuke (6 posts) See mini bio Level 8
One sided audio. 
Post by MarioBoza (2 posts) See mini bio Level 7
Dragon Ball Z was my first anime ever and for that I will always love it even with all its flaws. I started watching Kai the other day and im loving it for all the nostalgia its been giving me. Great transformation Tom you remind me of highly caffeinated Will Smith at SCAA. lol
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Krillin may be a chump, but I think he got the hottest wife out of the bunch. Though, I was shocked when I saw they named their first daughter Marron. Marron was also the name of Krillin's girlfriend before he married Android 18.  Seriously, what woman would be okay with naming her daughter after her husband's ex?

I actually preferred Dragon Ball over Dragon Ball Z. Dragon Ball Z, while fun to watch, had a story that felt directionless. In Dragon Ball, Goku was trying to win the World's Martial Arts Tournament and had adventures along the way while he tried to reach that goal. Dragon Ball Z era and on just felt like a cycle of endless battles with no real end game.
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Tom, you're a mad man. :)

Post by Crunchman (0 posts) See mini bio Level 6
If I pick this up, what are the chances that I'll become insane by the end of it?
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@crunchman said:
" If I pick this up, what are the chances that I'll become insane by the end of it? "
OVER 9000!!!!
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@crunchman said:
" If I pick this up, what are the chances that I'll become insane by the end of it? "
Only if you can power up high enough.
Post by Saskatoon (6 posts) See mini bio Level 8
This is a great review and I didnt know you were into metal Tom. That is a sweet Winds of Plague shirt.
Post by SSJjanemba (2,176 posts) See mini bio Level 11
cool
Post by LiquidSwords (24 posts) See mini bio Level 9
New Tom Tom video? Must watch!

OG DBZ >  'Merican DBZ
Post by Young_Scott (3 posts) See mini bio Level 4
Hey guys,

I thought this blog I wrote  discussing the original cuts of Dragonball/Z versus Kai might be relevant to this topic:  In defence of the original cut of Dragonball/Z.

Check out the Japanese cut of Dragonball/Z if you've got the time! Admittedly, it does take a lot of time. ;)

"If you must watch a dubbed version, stick to Kai, which is far more faithful to the intentions of the Japanese script. On Kai in general: While it's a valiant effort to curb the filler present in the original production, it often goes way too far in the other direction, cutting out plot material that was actually present in the manga, and rushing important moments of build-up and tension. The BGM, while a step-up from the old dubs, isn't really a patch on the score of the original shows [the awesome Japanese score by Shunsuke Kikuchi] , although it does have some great "one-shot" songs." 
Post by MagikGimp (3 posts) See mini bio Level 4
A version of DBZ that's not shit? I might finally want to approach it now. Bet it wasn't made by a Japanese company, they really seem to like their slow, static moments.
Post by Jnas (19 posts) See mini bio Level 5
Hah, this was funny xD. DBZ was also my introduction to anime, and I still have a soft spot for it.. It was just plain dumb fun. 
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@Halberdierv2 said:
 as a kid, I just thought more DBZ was better, and I probably wouldn't have appreciated a condensed version like Kai. 
It took them an awfully long time to realize this was necessary. 
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@marioboza said:
Great transformation Tom you remind me of highly caffeinated Will Smith at SCAA. lol "
I was wired on 10 cups of Chi.
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@saskatoon said:
" This is a great review and I didnt know you were into metal Tom. That is a sweet Winds of Plague shirt. "
Watch me crowd surf at a Fear Factory show...
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@danielm said:
" Tom, you're a mad man. :)"
MADNESS!!!
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