KinguKurimuzon wrote:Y'know, I'm not angry about this existing, I'm just kind of sad. This is the fifth Dragon Ball anime (though whether or not it's a full-length TV anime is yet to be determined), and it's nothing but a big dumb advertisement for an arcade game that's been sucking tens of thousands of yen from Japanese kids since 2010. Super's artistic integrity was pretty questionable to begin with, but this more than anything screams to me that Dragon Ball's rotting corpse is being puppeteered by a bunch of cigar-chomping suits. Obviously Dragon Ball was never high art or anything like that, but at least it used to be a series created by a man and his assistants, now it's just another gigantic multimedia franchise that's never ever gonna die. Maybe this'll be a fun show, I can't say for certain that I'm not going to enjoy it, but it's just fucking heartbreaking to see Dragon Ball lose it's soul like the Simpsons did.
Toriyama is still working on the serie and we have a movie coming out this December, written by him, that will stay true to the serie. I don’t find anything wrong with them producing a few episodes of Heroes to promote the videogame and give fans some fanservice. As long as Heroes’ bullshit stays in Heroes without infecting the main canon, I’m more than fine with it and I’m actually looking forward to this.
Honestly, I wouldn’t mind it if they produced a weekly Heroes show they can fill with fanservice, with Toriyama continuing his story with a new movie every year. I obviously would rather see Super coming back with Shintani’s designs and a good schedule, but writing wise I don’t want to see bad and blatant fanservice in a main serie anymore, so if Heroes finally served that purpose I would welcome it.