gipset wrote:You guys are forgetting the fact that many people completely forgot DB existed until Kai popped up. It's very enticing for fans from the first airing to watch something from their childhood "remastered" and with the fat trimmed. One doesn't replace the other, they exist simultaneously.
Also, Kai was a great way to introduce DB to a new generation, which I think is the reason why we've seen a DB resurgence in the first place. Kai had to happen for everything that came after it.
I'm surprised they haven't announced a kai version of the original DB series. We can only hope they'll redub and "remaster" it so that the same new generation can see how DB is just as good as Z.
So, just to give a real life example, I'd like to talk about my own personal experience with Dragon Ball.
So, in 2010, when I was around the age of 10-11 (depending on *when* I actually started watching, it was a tiny bit into the Saiyan Saga), I began watching DBZ Kai on Nicktoons. Now, while some people aren't a big fan of the edits made to the show and would've rather just had it not air at all, if it wasn't for that broadcast I probably would've never gotten into Dragon Ball. You see, that Christmas I had asked for a copy of DBZ Season 1, but instead I got this odd blue box with a Child Goku on it. Seeing that Kid Goku grabbed my attention, and rather than complain about it being the wrong thing, I actually tried to hide as best as possible the error so I could check this out. What followed was fantastic. I remember marathoning that first season over Winter Break, hearing that ever so beautiful dub with Stephanie Noldony. I remember laughing, crying, and all the in-between. Needless to say, I eventually got all 5 Blue Boxes, and at the age of 12 I had completely finished the original Dragon Ball. While Z Kai was good, I still remember more emotions coming from DB than almost all of Z. My point is, due to extreme circumstances and a little time, I was able to see Dragon Ball as well as Z at a young age. I feel that airing even just the censored original Dragon Ball would be a fantastic idea, it's a great anime which deserves to be seen by more kids so they can experience the story like I could.