What made Dragon Ball to a success?

Topic started by waezi2 on April 9, 2014. Last post by waezi2 3 months, 3 weeks ago.
Post by waezi2 (50 posts) See mini bio Level 10

I cant talk for other countries, but it was the first manga/anime my generation read. Sure Akira came as the first manga in Denmark, but it was Dragon Ball that for all of us was our first meeting with manga and anime, besides Pokemon. It was something all-new. It had a style that we had never seen before, and the stories was something else too. Dragon Ball wasn't afraid of being "naughty" and the names and character seemed very exotic with names as Son Goku and Kuririn, and weird words like Kamehameha when straight to our heart. The fighting was something new too. I swear, there was not one single kid (and a couple of adults too, to be honest) who didn't pretend to make a Kamehameha at least once after reading Dragon Ball, hell, even if they hadn't read it yet.

Post by phantomrant (1,302 posts) See mini bio Level 10

World building - and this is primarily the reason for the continued popularity and quality of One Piece and Toriko compared to Bleach and Naruto. At the time, it had spectacularly great world building, which highly complimented Dragon Ball as an adventure manga.

Post by waezi2 (50 posts) See mini bio Level 10

@phantomrant said:

World building - and this is primarily the reason for the continued popularity and quality of One Piece and Toriko compared to Bleach and Naruto. At the time, it had spectacularly great world building, which highly complimented Dragon Ball as an adventure manga.

Never thought about it like that, but the he/she got a point.

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