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by DBZAOTA482
Wed Apr 07, 2021 7:51 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Are there other shonen you acknowledge as better written than Dragon Ball?
Replies: 87
Views: 1185

Re: Are there other shonen you acknowledge as better written than Dragon Ball?

I can say a couple new ones like Attack on Titans and One Piece are better written. Yu Yu Hakusho is also better with characters and themes.

Although I contend the Namek arc as the best arc in shonen history.
by DBZAOTA482
Mon Apr 05, 2021 1:24 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Anyone surprised the original run of Dragon Ball/DBZ/GT only lasted about 10 years?
Replies: 59
Views: 1457

Re: Anyone surprised the original run of Dragon Ball/DBZ/GT only lasted about 10 years?

Not to mention the anime fell off a long time ago so it's not like it's particularly strong promotion.
by DBZAOTA482
Sun Apr 04, 2021 9:10 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Anyone surprised the original run of Dragon Ball/DBZ/GT only lasted about 10 years?
Replies: 59
Views: 1457

Re: Anyone surprised the original run of Dragon Ball/DBZ/GT only lasted about 10 years?

11 years is a really good run. A lot of series' don't even have more than 13 episodes.
by DBZAOTA482
Sat Apr 03, 2021 8:51 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: What would you like Dragon Ball to cross-over with?
Replies: 44
Views: 736

Re: What would you like Dragon Ball to cross-over with?

I'm in the camp who wants to see a Dragon Ball x YuYu Hakusho crossover. It'd be fun seeing Goku and Yusuke competing (friendly competition) with each other while taking on the big bad. Vegeta and Hiei being standoffish as usual. Gohan and Kuwabara relating to each other being used as weapons but pr...
by DBZAOTA482
Sat Apr 03, 2021 8:40 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: How terrible was Vegeta pre-Android Saga
Replies: 82
Views: 1505

Re: How terrible was Vegeta pre-Android Saga

MasenkoHA wrote:
Sat Apr 03, 2021 1:43 pm
Right....to gain eternal life so he could usurp Freeza and take his place. Why do you think Vegeta wanted immortality? To focus on his rap career?
Originally he just wanted immortality so he can enjoy fighting forever. His motives changed once Freeza came into the picture.
by DBZAOTA482
Sat Apr 03, 2021 9:32 am
Forum: In-Universe Discussion
Topic: Android 18 is the most popular female character in Japan according to this recent popularity poll
Replies: 19
Views: 499

Re: Android 18 is the most popular female character in Japan according to this recent popularity poll

flashback0180 wrote:
Sat Apr 03, 2021 9:19 am
Launch at #3 ? Really? She hasn't been on air for what 30+ years
Yeah, I'm surprised Launch got that high. She's even higher than Chi-Chi, Mai, and Pan.
by DBZAOTA482
Wed Mar 31, 2021 2:19 pm
Forum: In-Universe Discussion
Topic: Why didn't Beerus slapping Bulma kill her immediately when he first came to Earth?
Replies: 26
Views: 1158

Re: Why didn't Beerus slapping Bulma kill her immediately when he first came to Earth?

Beerus wasn't even trying to hurt her. Just pointing a lowly Earthling in her place.
by DBZAOTA482
Wed Mar 31, 2021 2:11 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: How terrible was Vegeta pre-Android Saga
Replies: 82
Views: 1505

Re: How terrible was Vegeta pre-Android Saga

Pretty darn terrible if you ask me. In fact, if not for his deathbed speech to Goku, I would say he wasn't much better than Freeza.
by DBZAOTA482
Sat Mar 27, 2021 12:25 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Can DB Ever Move Past Goku?
Replies: 357
Views: 6342

Re: Can DB Ever Move Past Goku?

Yeah but he was still a kid and had a lot to learn. The Boo arc could've had him grow into his new role but Toriyama went against it at the last second. Learn what though? How to be a brave and confident fighter? He already learned that in the Saiyan arc; and as Jjgp said, that got soft reset in th...
by DBZAOTA482
Fri Mar 26, 2021 6:37 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: What do you prefer? The more battle orientated style of Z or the adventuristic aspect of DB?
Replies: 72
Views: 1712

Re: What do you prefer? The more battle orientated style of Z or the adventuristic aspect of DB?

I think the flow of the series works as is. It's also not like you stop being introduced to new locations and characters in the later arcs. Maybe that's true of the Cell arc, but Namek takes us to entirely new planet, and the Boo arc introduces new deities and the Kaioshin Realm, which even becomes...
by DBZAOTA482
Fri Mar 26, 2021 5:09 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Unpopular DB opinions
Replies: 13441
Views: 897786

Re: Unpopular DB opinions

Every addiction and retcon penned by Toriyama himself since 2013 while not perfect, is leagues better than every Toei and fan fillers since 1989. This includes Broly, Minus vs Bardock Special , every young Vegeta and Saiyan filler scene, even RoF vs GT. This doesnt include DBS amine series of cours...
by DBZAOTA482
Thu Mar 25, 2021 5:35 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Can DB Ever Move Past Goku?
Replies: 357
Views: 6342

Re: Can DB Ever Move Past Goku?

Not really. Gohan still hadn't lived up to his potential and was overcoming his reluctance during the Namek arc. His arc still isn't complete. In fact, it's in a weird state of stagnation. The Cell arc had Gohan becoming the strongest and defeating the big bad. Anything more would ultimately just a...
by DBZAOTA482
Thu Mar 25, 2021 2:08 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: What do you prefer? The more battle orientated style of Z or the adventuristic aspect of DB?
Replies: 72
Views: 1712

Re: What do you prefer? The more battle orientated style of Z or the adventuristic aspect of DB?

Dragon Ball is at its best when it balances both but the action-oriented is the better of the two. The standalone adventure stories are kinda boring (Son Goku arc and RRA arc) whereas the action stories prove why DB is considered one of the greatest shonen.
by DBZAOTA482
Thu Mar 25, 2021 1:47 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Can DB Ever Move Past Goku?
Replies: 357
Views: 6342

Re: Can DB Ever Move Past Goku?

Other series don't have a bait and switch. People like Gohan because the author wrote him to be the main character and built him up as the replacement for Goku through his entire progression from the start of Z. Toriyama undoing that at the very last second is what has lead to this. Another thing i...
by DBZAOTA482
Wed Mar 24, 2021 9:06 pm
Forum: Video Games
Topic: Budokai for the SEGA Dreamcast?
Replies: 3
Views: 200

Re: Budokai for the SEGA Dreamcast?

Hellspawn28 wrote:
Wed Mar 24, 2021 3:43 pm
Could be a rumor because I don't remember hearing about a DC release back in 2002. Not to mention, the Dreamcast was dead by the time when Budokai 1 came out.
...and it was a dying console likely when Budokai was in development.
by DBZAOTA482
Mon Mar 22, 2021 12:32 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Can DB Ever Move Past Goku?
Replies: 357
Views: 6342

Re: Can DB Ever Move Past Goku?

I certainly can and Toriyama knew that but he didn't want to put the effort into making it work.

Hell, some of the best DB stories ever told (Namek arc, Bardock: The Father of Goku, and History of Trunks) only minorly involved Goku.
by DBZAOTA482
Mon Mar 22, 2021 9:35 am
Forum: Video Games
Topic: What A Tenkaichi HD Collection Should Have.
Replies: 8
Views: 220

Re: What A Tenkaichi HD Collection Should Have.

Online multi-player. The lack of online support is what killed the Budokai HD Collection (aside from missing one of the three quintessential games) so Bamco can't make the same mistake with the Tenkaichi HD Collection.
by DBZAOTA482
Fri Mar 19, 2021 8:15 pm
Forum: Video Games
Topic: "Dragon Ball FighterZ" Official Discussion Thread
Replies: 8103
Views: 792216

Re: "Dragon Ball FighterZ" Official Discussion Thread

Personally I feel like the chances of Season 4 are 50/50, we will probably get it but there are just as many chances of us not getting it, and it probably is gna be 5 characters at the most, although the most likely number of new characters is 4, a character that is definetly getting in if there is...