The amount of OPs in Dragonball

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The amount of OPs in Dragonball

Post by IncompetentOverlord » Mon Dec 21, 2009 10:52 pm

Do you think Dragonball/Z/GT had too many openings, too little, or the exact right amount?

While I love Makafushigi Adventure and Cha La Head Cha La(Not all that big on We Gotta Power), I think that the series would have benefited from switching themes once or twice every arc. a lot of the insert songs(particularly Mezase Tenkaichi) seem ideal for this purpose.

So what are your thoughts?
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Post by B » Mon Dec 21, 2009 10:57 pm

GT should have had at least a second OP. Just so the anguish that is Dan Dan is reduced by 32.

And I suppose Z could have benefitted from a Cell era OP.
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Post by Gogeta 00 » Mon Dec 21, 2009 11:20 pm

Z Definatley could have benefited form more OP. I think that head cha-la fits the Saiya-Jin arc really well, and is acceptable during the Freeza arc, but by the time Cell rolls around it feels out of place. They changed the animation a bit, that's a good thing, but why not change the song to? I would like to see what a TV sized Mind Power...ki would sound like, it's possible that it might have been a good choice for the opening in the Cell arc.
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Post by Puto » Mon Dec 21, 2009 11:25 pm

I think "Dragon Ball Densetsu" would make a nice second opening for DB...

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Post by Big Momma » Mon Dec 21, 2009 11:38 pm

More openings would have been nice, but I can't really imagine many other songs that would fit with the series. Even some of the themes from the video games and the OP for Kai doesn't feel right.
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Post by Super Sonic » Mon Dec 21, 2009 11:44 pm

Can't think of other themes being openings either. If anything, just change the tempo/scenes like how Transformers and G.I. Joe did. Or how DB did even more.

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Post by IncompetentOverlord » Tue Dec 22, 2009 12:06 am

Super Sonic wrote:Can't think of other themes being openings either. If anything, just change the tempo/scenes like how Transformers and G.I. Joe did. Or how DB did even more.
Well, as I said before, the insert songs would be great. Mezase Tenkaichi for the 21st or 22nd budokai, and Dragonball Densetsu for the Red Ribbon Army or Daimao arcs.
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Post by Chuquita » Tue Dec 22, 2009 1:20 am

I think I'd do with Z what they did with the original DB; keep the songs that are currently there, but change the animation more often. You know how there's four ending animations for DB? I'd like to have seen four for Z by having two different ED's for each of the two ending songs.


I would've liked to have had a new OP for the Cell arc too.
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Post by Bura » Tue Dec 22, 2009 7:21 am

I absolutely love openings and endings, and therefore I also like new ones every once in a while. I was pretty sure that DragonBall Kai would have a lot of new openings and endings, like anime of these days have, but we still have Dragon Soul and Yeah Break Care Break... Don't get me wrong, I love those songs, but I really do hope we'll get a brand new opening and ending when the Cyborg/Cell arc starts.

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Post by Tweaker » Tue Dec 22, 2009 8:28 am

I always thought it would have made sense to have a new opening and ending for each relevant arc change in the series; it was a pretty big shame that there were only ever two openings for both Dragon Ball and Dragon Ball Z. It was nice that Dragon Ball and GT had a lot of variance in the ending animations, but the openings always seemed largely neglected in that regard.

Speaking of, GT had the best OP/EDs in the series by far--hands down. I practically get goosebumps every time I watch them! Chock full of nostalgia and personality, those.

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Post by Super Sonic » Tue Dec 22, 2009 4:03 pm

What were in the other DB Endings, since Toei didn't let them see western shores?

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Post by B » Tue Dec 22, 2009 4:35 pm

Super Sonic wrote:What were in the other DB Endings, since Toei didn't let them see western shores?
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Post by Velasa » Tue Dec 22, 2009 10:39 pm

I've always disliked the idea of changing the song every few episodes like modern shows do, so no. There's got to be a huge change in the way the show is to qualify a new theme song for me, like the split between the two arcs of Gurren Lagann. Changing up some of the animation from time to time is fine, but a theme song should mean something <_< Not like in shows like Code Geass, where it changed sixteen times at random points and half of them sucked...
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Post by bkev » Tue Dec 22, 2009 11:07 pm

I think Cha-La and Zenkai Power could have used periodical updates in the animation similar to how the original series handled its op/eds. Keep the songs, though - well actually, maybe not Zenkai Power. The sooner that's gone the better.
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Post by Shiyonasan » Wed Dec 23, 2009 6:23 pm

I'm fine with the way the openings and endings are. They changed the animation on the openings periodically to suit the arc it was in, so that's good enough for me.

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