NONSENSE FROM THE NOOB: Who Actually Likes Dragonball Z?

Topic started by No_name_here on May 5, 2010. Last post by hitsusatsu11 4 years, 2 months ago.
Post by hitsusatsu11 (10,723 posts) See mini bio Level 20
DBZ is the premier anime, it brought real anime to the masses, and its fight scenes cannot be beat.
As well the original DB has great adventure and comedy.
Post by Naruto79 (58 posts) See mini bio Level 3

 While Dragon Ball Z wasn’t among my first anime experiences as a child, it was definitely my favorite as a teenager. 

  

 While some do bag on DBZ, I think that has more to do with the filler episodes more than the overall series. So hopefully some will be able to go back and look at DBZ in a new light as the Kai series continues. 

  

 As for your DBZ saga breakdown, it goes a lil’ more like this… 

  

 First, Goku is indisposed for some reason.

Second, the other Z Fighters have their ups and eventual downs against various fighers before meeting the eventual enemy.

Third, Vegeta or Piccalo believe themselves to be the ultimate figher and able to save the day themselves but are sadly mistaken.

Fourth, Goku arrives too late but is still greeted as the conquering hero.

Fifth, Goku amazes the enemy with his strength as they compare him to their previous foes.

Sixth, Goku reaches a new level of power.

Seventh, the enemy reaches a new level of power. 

 Eighth, the enemy eventually falls to Goku’s power.

Post by Netstryke (71 posts) See mini bio Level 8
It's amazing how many people got into the Anime game due to DBZ. It (still) has a monster following. You can thank YTV for that.
Post by GrayWolf2 (299 posts) See mini bio Level 7

DBZ got me into anime when I was younger.  Didn't care for it at first but then I happened to turn it on during the Freiza Saga and was amazed to actually see the hero in anything really getting the crap kicked out him.  I'd seen them get a little hurt before but nothing like this and I actually thought for the first time that the hero would lose or die.  Growing up on cartoons like Batman the Animated series and X-men this had never really come to mind.  He won and barely stayed alive but I was hooked from that day forward.  Other Animes like Rurouni Kenshin surpassed it but I still love DBZ.
Post by sickVisionz (4,233 posts) See mini bio Level 24
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DBZ is awesome.  The story is good at times and facepalmingly meh at others but I'm not really looking for that when I watch it.  They're like popcorn action flicks: all I care about is the action and DBZ delivers.
Post by Miken (87 posts) See mini bio Level 12
It's one of the anime I grew up with, so I still look upon it with fondness even though I gave up on it just a few episodes before it ended and only recently got to actually "finishing" the series. I caught a bit of GT too, but that wasn't exactly appealing.
Post by daotherkenji (48 posts) See mini bio Level 4
DBZ is ok my guilty pleasure is gundam wing. Its a show i like thats just kind of dumb compared to other Mech shows like eva.
Post by YotaruVegeta (532 posts) See mini bio Level 12
It's funny that people will point out a formula for a show as a bad thing, but when you look at the shows they like, there is also a formula there. I don't have guilty pleasures. I either like a show, think a show is weak, or I outright dislike it. 
 
I love DBZ. Yes, it's the shounen fighting formula, but I also like the characters, the heroes and the villains. I also like the family aspect of the series.
 
Tons of kids got caught on the same wave as I did in the 90s, so for another generation to watch it, or an adult to watch it with their eyes now, they're not caught up in it in the way we were. 
 
I should have been into bleach as much as I was into DBZ, but at that point I wasn't able to spend the same time commitment to a shounen fighting formula.
Post by yuetheguardian (93 posts) See mini bio Level 7
I am a fan of dragonball z only up until the end of tthe cell saga because I still argue as Akira Toriyama had originally wanted it, Gohan is the main character of Z its all about him surpassing his father which happens in the end of the cell saga, he asended beyond a super sayian . That sad I actually enjopy far better the stories of the original dragonball that were more comedy based and adventurous not so much about the action.
Post by Juuhachi (88 posts) See mini bio Level 13
If DBZ was a person I'd be married to it.  Really.
This show changed my life in so many ways. I will always hold it dear and it's still my favorite anime of all time. Too bad it got such a shitty dub.
Post by Sonata (35,159 posts) See mini bio Level 20
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I loved DBZ it will still be an all-time Fave of mine, but as i grew older i wanted a bit more story in anime i watch and get me thinking a bit. DBZ's story is recycled over and over again, and The Buu saga really put a damper on it IMO. I would still recommend it to anyone who is trying to get into anime.:)
Post by hitsusatsu11 (10,723 posts) See mini bio Level 20
@daotherkenji said:
" DBZ is ok my guilty pleasure is gundam wing. Its a show i like thats just kind of dumb compared to other Mech shows like eva. "
hold on a second, lol GW is great its not stupid, not as smart as eva but still has very intelligent things to say about the nature of war and human beings, maybe even more so than other gundam shows. 
 
unless you mean its "dumb" because the main characters just kick so much ass they take out like hundreds of enemy suits in a battle. lol
Post by Hellos (2,482 posts) See mini bio Level 11

I was more of a Rockman and Transformers anime fan when I was first brought into it. :P  

I honest;y don't think I would have watched DBZ if I didn't see Goku go all SSJ. Flashy thundery crap caught my interest next to Gundamn Wing at the time, but that faded before GT.  
Bleach is the new DBZ in my heart with actual character developement for the main character, Goku is the same guy he was in Dragon Ball.
Post by Dauragon (3 posts) See mini bio Level 2
Dragonball Z was my intro to anime. I still love it lots. Even if it's totally dumb. 
Post by hitsusatsu11 (10,723 posts) See mini bio Level 20
@Juuhachi said:
" If DBZ was a person I'd be married to it.  Really. This show changed my life in so many ways. I will always hold it dear and it's still my favorite anime of all time. Too bad it got such a shitty dub. "
You should try watching the Ocean group dub (if your referring to the funni dub)
Post by Undeadpool (12 posts) See mini bio Level 10
It's very, very dangerous to use this kind of logic anywhere, but especially on an anime site. 
-A shy, troubled youth begins high school only to discover something SUPERNATURAL is going on! 
-He doesn't want to investigate, but it (as well as half the female student body) THRUST itself upon him! 
-He's disinterested in both equally. Yes, he doesn't like shy, uptight girl, nor loud, aggressive girl, nor insane, annoying girl any more than he likes these supernatural forces around him. 
-BUT IT TURNS OUT HE'S THE CHOSEN ONE!! 
-So shy girl finds her strength, disinterested girl finds her compassion, annoying girl finds nothing because she was "perfect," and he realizes his power and destroys the supernatural force.  
I mean it even works on Scooby-Doo. I guess what i'm saying is that if you break anything down into its component parts, you're going to get a lot of the same crap. The devil's in the details, as they say, and that truly is where DBZ shines.
Post by Juuhachi (88 posts) See mini bio Level 13
@hitsusatsu11 said:

" @Juuhachi said:

" If DBZ was a person I'd be married to it.  Really. This show changed my life in so many ways. I will always hold it dear and it's still my favorite anime of all time. Too bad it got such a shitty dub. "
You should try watching the Ocean group dub (if your referring to the funni dub) "
I've seen all those shitty dubs. I am of course referring to the original Japanese version.
I'm my country, both Ocean and Funimation aired.
Post by hitsusatsu11 (10,723 posts) See mini bio Level 20
@Juuhachi: well the Japanese is really good.
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