If you don’t know already, I am a HUGE fan of the Dragon Ball franchise, especially Dragon Ball Z! That said, the last decade of constant video games, re releases and whatever the hell else Funimation and Toei were doing to squeeze out every last cent they can just ended up alienating me as a fan and I never thought the series was ever going to return to its former glory. That was okay though! The legacy this series left behind more than makes up for the constant selling out. Still, Akira Toriyama has starting coming back to the franchise; starting with Battle of Gods and more recently the new series Dragon Ball Super! After all this time, are we finally going to get the Dragon Ball Z sequel we’ve all been waiting for!? Well I plan to find out! First by reviewing the two movies released since his return and then by starting to recap Dragon Ball Super as it comes out! PLEASE DON’T SUCK!! I DON’T THINK MY NOSTALGIA CAN TAKE IT!! Anyway, let’s get started with Battle of Gods!!
The movie begins with a REALLY cool retelling of the entire series with new animation to show key events throughout Dragon Ball and Dragon Ball Z. THIS IS WHAT DRAGON BALL KAI SHOULD HAVE BEEN!!! No seriously, if ONE franchise can afford to have movie sized animation budgets per episode, it would be a remake of Dragon Ball and Dragon Ball Z! The flashbacks end just after the end of the Buu saga (but before Uub or Pan are around) and we see that Old Kai (AKA Hitler Kai) senses a disturbance in the force. He starts to inform the other Kais… for some reason. Honestly, do they have any real significance anymore? That’s what I REALLY didn’t like about the Buu Saga. The show was constantly throwing in new characters of UNBELIEVABLE POWER who would get their asses kicked two episodes later and become background characters for the rest of the arc. For crying out loud, Grand Kai got like one appearance before being subsumed by Supreme Kai! Anyway, King Kai is receiving his message about whatever the hell the other Kai’s are sensing but unfortunately Goku is training on the planet and tries to eavesdrop.
“Is there something I can beat up!?” “NO GOKU! NOT TODAY!!!” “Aw…”
We’re back with another recap of the best season of Dragon Ball Z! When we last left our hero, he had just helped Videl stop a new gang from taking root in Satan City! Will they continue to work together to fight crime, or will circumstances tear these two apart!? There’s only one way to find out, and that’s to keep on reading!!
The episode begins with Gohan on the hunt for his little brother Goten. He eventually finds him hanging out in some giant nest.
“I thought this would be a pretty good hiding place.” “Oh yeah? How did that work out?” “There’s a lot more sticky stuff in this shell than I expected.”
Welcome back to my in depth look at the best season of Dragon Ball Z! Today’s episode is called… Rescue Videl. Huh. I was kinda hoping they’d avoid this annoying cliché. Oh well, maybe it won’t be that bad. Let’s find out!!
The episode begins with Gohan flying to school dressed as Saiyaman. Along the way though, Videl sees him while flying her sci-fi plane, and refuses to leave him be. Because he’s being followed, he can’t land at school and has to find some way to lose her.
So far, Gohan has had to fight bank robbers, dangerous drivers, and gravity, not to mention all the galaxy destroying tyrants he’s faced in his past. Still, does any of this prepare him for his toughest challenge yet!? Gohan’s about to dive head first into the dating pool, and hopefully he doesn’t get eaten alive in the process!
The episode begins with Gohan checking himself out in the mirror and trying to come up with badass lines.
“You talkin’ to me? Are YOU talkin’ to me?” “Gohan! Dinner’s ready! And Taxi Driver is really played out!” “…thanks ma.”