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.