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    Default Dragon Ball Z: Is it as good looking back?

    Now. Before the Dragon Ball Z fanboys decide to lash out, hear me out. I'm a longterm fan of Dragon Ball Z and I still enjoy the series from time to time, but looking back at the show as a whole recently made me wonder.

    Is this series really worth the 8.20+ score it has on myanimelist? We could argue all day if that score is official, but it still gives us solid proof that people think it is a great anime. Now, the series is a living legend and deserves a massive amount of credit for becoming as big as it once did. Noobs to anime now may not realize just how popular this series was around the world in the early 2000s, but damn it was hot. It still has popularity, but nowhere near its reign 15 years back. Looking back though.. I find myself completely on the fence. The series does offer a good number of things to the anime world, but damn is does have some drawbacks.

    I just don't know. Its a good show, but not as good as so many anime out there. It has the "I watched this as a kid effect", but that isn't a valid reason for fanboys to call this: The best made anime ever. Heck, it would be lucky to crack a top 500 in that category.
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    Default Re: Dragon Ball Z: Is it as good looking back?

    Nope it's crap, only good for reminiscing now.

    It's way to drawn out, very repetitive, takes forever to get to a point and the battles are way too damn long. But damn, was it awesome to watch back in the day! Same thing with Pokemon.


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    Default Re: Dragon Ball Z: Is it as good looking back?

    Decent at best. Vegeta and Gohan are the only chars that got any character development. Goku doesn't change at all outside of power. Outside of a few moments it's doesn't go above a 6.5.

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    Default Re: Dragon Ball Z: Is it as good looking back?

    Quote Originally Posted by GameGeeks View Post
    Decent at best. Vegeta and Gohan are the only chars that got any character development. Goku doesn't change at all outside of power. Outside of a few moments it's doesn't go above a 6.5.
    Piccolo gets some character development in the very least.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zainox View Post
    Nope it's crap, only good for reminiscing now.

    It's way to drawn out, very repetitive, takes forever to get to a point and the battles are way too damn long. But damn, was it awesome to watch back in the day! Same thing with Pokemon.
    Those fight scenes.. Man. People say the 2 episode Bleach fight scenes are bad.
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    Default Re: Dragon Ball Z: Is it as good looking back?

    Quote Originally Posted by Yoko Littner View Post
    Piccolo gets some character development in the very least.
    Not really, the little he gets is done at the very beginning and in a period of the show that's fast forwarded through.

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    Default Re: Dragon Ball Z: Is it as good looking back?

    for a late 80s anime it does a pretty good job, the hit was in early 90s though (I believe US got it later than anyone, same with Sailor Moon)
    I love the Dragonball classic the best to be honest, the not good thing about the whole series and especially the Z is the insanely long battles, like: they look at each other for 5 episodes, exchange a "kisama" or two and air blows, and ohh look at that his hair got blond!
    I could handle that as a kid and I was anticipating for every new episode but too much lack of time nowadays to just spend 20 minutes on the same image.
    I always enjoyed the tournaments most, especially the one chichi kicked son's butt LOL and then he married her, and I'm of the very few who actually liked the GT, only minus was that pan didn't turn super saiyan. she was such a kickass kid XD

    all in all dragonball overall had a nice story and a great moral to teach(especially how all the hardship didn't changed son at all, how love soften vegita, etc )
    I dont know about 8/10 but a 6-7 is easily given from me.




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    Default Re: Dragon Ball Z: Is it as good looking back?

    I like DBZ. Re-introducing it as 'Kai,' though . . . it's okay.
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    Default Re: Dragon Ball Z: Is it as good looking back?

    Quote Originally Posted by GameGeeks View Post
    Not really, the little he gets is done at the very beginning and in a period of the show that's fast forwarded through.
    His character development lasts up until the android arc, but is obviously a focus in the early stages of the show. Either way, Piccolo does get some character development lol. Not as much as Vegeta and Gohan of course, but it exists at least.
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    Default Re: Dragon Ball Z: Is it as good looking back?

    I never even heard of those.

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    Default Re: Dragon Ball Z: Is it as good looking back?

    For it's time it's pretty decent. But there were more interesting and better anime present at that point. I think what really got it so popular was the concept of power being multiplied over and over, Goku being a sort of superhero. It's a bit like Marvel if you think about it. They didn't really see it as an anime. Just a "cartoon". Maybe they liked the style too.

    But yeah, the show was mainly aimed at kids with lots of comedy intended in the Japanese version. The whole thing was just a parody on shonen in general. The English version misinterpreted it and that's why they seriously made 10 episode long battles only to hear "I'll start using my true power now!" without making it seem like a joke. It's not a bad thing though since the English version is even popular with the Japanese. O_o;



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    Default Re: Dragon Ball Z: Is it as good looking back?

    It's crap, compared to the animation and pacing we have today, but it is still a gem. I am assuming it was amazing at its time, and it's still watchable, y'know.

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    Default Re: Dragon Ball Z: Is it as good looking back?

    Since 'Kai' is a reminder, then yes, DBZ is as good.
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    Default Re: Dragon Ball Z: Is it as good looking back?

    It was a good anime for a while that's for sure but it honestly is good to go back and watch it from time to time.

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    Default Re: Dragon Ball Z: Is it as good looking back?

    It can be amusing sometimes, but I prefer the Team Four Star version.

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    Default Re: Dragon Ball Z: Is it as good looking back?

    Quote Originally Posted by Yurika View Post
    It can be amusing sometimes, but I prefer the Team Four Star version.
    That's the abridged version right?
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    Default Re: Dragon Ball Z: Is it as good looking back?

    Quote Originally Posted by Yoko Littner View Post
    That's the abridged version right?
    It is indeed.

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