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Re: Does anyone else dislike Zenkai Power?

Post by penguintruth » Wed Jan 22, 2014 4:47 am

I love it and sing along every time I watch DBZ.

It's really cheesy, but it's very catchy and cute. It beats some of these tired, forced J-Pop endings we get today.
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Re: Does anyone else dislike Zenkai Power?

Post by dbboxkaifan » Wed Jan 22, 2014 8:12 am

Nah, I like this theme a lot, however if there's one Dragon Ball Ending that I dislike that'd be Kai's 2nd ED that just didn't fit well with the series (a remix of We Gotta Power instead would've been cool).
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Re: Does anyone else dislike Zenkai Power?

Post by Ajay » Wed Jan 22, 2014 9:38 am

I can't tolerate the intro whatsoever. I don't know what it is about it - the strange 'sprinkling sound' or that odd voice, I don't know. As soon as I'm past it, I quite like the song. It's sickeningly cutesy but damn, it's fun to sing to.
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Post by Polyphase Avatron » Wed Jan 22, 2014 11:17 am

When I saw the title of this thread I thought it was about the concept, not the song.
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Re: Does anyone else dislike Zenkai Power?

Post by Black_Anime_Fan » Wed Jan 22, 2014 11:37 am

I always skip the ending when I can. I'm surprised there are a lot of people who actually love Zenkai Power. I know it's cutesy and everything but eh, I can never get into it.
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Re: Does anyone else dislike Zenkai Power?

Post by SpacePie8 » Wed Jan 22, 2014 11:42 am

I love it. I listen to the whole thing every time an episode ends. Although, and I'm almost 100% sure this is just me, I think it kinda sounds like something you'd hear in a asian strip joint...not that I've ever been in one. What I can't stand is the english audio end theme(on the remastered).
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Re: Does anyone else dislike Zenkai Power?

Post by Gyt Kaliba » Wed Jan 22, 2014 4:57 pm

I don't really care for it much to be honest. I don't hate it or anything, but it's probably my least favorite song that was actually used in the series, yeah. Well...I may like it a little more than Blue Travelers or whatever that one insert song was back in DB. But eh...can't say it's my cup of tea in the long run, no.
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Re: Does anyone else dislike Zenkai Power?

Post by Duo » Fri Jan 24, 2014 2:39 pm

I'm not particularly fond of it, but it's NOWHERE near as bad as the closing theme used for the Artificial Human arc in Kai. My ears bled.
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Re: Does anyone else dislike Zenkai Power?

Post by Daimo-Rukiri » Fri Jan 24, 2014 2:46 pm

I didn't like it back in the day and I still don't!
It's just one of those song that you either love it or hate it.

I preferred Angel when it comes to ending themes.
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Re: Does anyone else dislike Zenkai Power?

Post by sailorspazz » Fri Jan 24, 2014 4:21 pm

I find the song really irritating, for some reason. I mean, it's not that I dislike cutesy songs in general (I don't really like it, but I prefer the cutesy AKB48 song over Zenkai Power). I don't think I minded it at first, but the more times I listened to it, the more I felt the need to skip it.

And what were they smoking when they wrote the lyrics? Coffee flavored zombies...cheese covered scorpions...the fuck?!
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Re: Does anyone else dislike Zenkai Power?

Post by WittyUsername » Fri Jan 24, 2014 7:04 pm

sailorspazz wrote:I find the song really irritating, for some reason. I mean, it's not that I dislike cutesy songs in general (I don't really like it, but I prefer the cutesy AKB48 song over Zenkai Power). I don't think I minded it at first, but the more times I listened to it, the more I felt the need to skip it.

And what were they smoking when they wrote the lyrics? Coffee flavored zombies...cheese covered scorpions...the fuck?!
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Re: Does anyone else dislike Zenkai Power?

Post by linkdude20002001 » Fri Jan 24, 2014 9:58 pm

I think it's a case of it just being an absurd song. Lol. But I love it! More so than Cha-la Head-cha-la even. It's just so much fun to sing, and it holds more nostalgia for some reason. :)
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Re: Does anyone else dislike Zenkai Power?

Post by TheBlackPaladin » Fri Jan 24, 2014 10:06 pm

Well....to be brutally honest....it is, hands-down, my least favorite ending song of all the Dragon Ball animes, and quite possibly my least favorite song in all the animes period, including the openings and insert songs. Yes, I know "Dragon Ball" is a silly show, but I believe the song and the animation that goes along with it are sillier than anything in the show itself, and I just don't find it enjoyable on a musical level at all.

To say that the day that they replaced it with "We Were Angels" was a happy day for me is an understatement. Although, I admit to being biased because that song is, hands-down, my favorite ending song of all the ending songs, and my no. 2 favorite song of all the songs in the Dragon Ball animes.
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Re: Does anyone else dislike Zenkai Power?

Post by WittyUsername » Fri Jan 24, 2014 10:10 pm

TheBlackPaladin wrote:Well....to be brutally honest....it is, hands-down, my least favorite ending song of all the Dragon Ball animes, and quite possibly my least favorite song in all the animes period, including the openings and insert songs. Yes, I know "Dragon Ball" is a silly show, but I believe the song and the animation that goes along with it are sillier than anything in the show itself, and I just don't find it enjoyable on a musical level at all.

To say that the day that they replaced it with "We Were Angels" was a happy day for me is an understatement. Although, I admit to being biased because that song is, hands-down, my favorite ending song of all the ending songs, and my no. 2 favorite song of all the songs in the Dragon Ball animes.
Just out of curiosity, what would number 1 be? Mine would either be We Gotta Power or the Dan Dan theme.

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Re: Does anyone else dislike Zenkai Power?

Post by TheBlackPaladin » Fri Jan 24, 2014 10:17 pm

WittyUsername wrote:
TheBlackPaladin wrote:Well....to be brutally honest....it is, hands-down, my least favorite ending song of all the Dragon Ball animes, and quite possibly my least favorite song in all the animes period, including the openings and insert songs. Yes, I know "Dragon Ball" is a silly show, but I believe the song and the animation that goes along with it are sillier than anything in the show itself, and I just don't find it enjoyable on a musical level at all.

To say that the day that they replaced it with "We Were Angels" was a happy day for me is an understatement. Although, I admit to being biased because that song is, hands-down, my favorite ending song of all the ending songs, and my no. 2 favorite song of all the songs in the Dragon Ball animes.
Just out of curiosity, what would number 1 be? Mine would either be We Gotta Power or the Dan Dan theme.
Well--for me, anyway--no. 1 would be "Chala Head Chala." I felt that song struck a great balance between being silly (in the lyrics) and being energizing/exciting (as heard through the music).

Quite frankly, I haven't heard a Hironobu Kageyama song that I don't like. Every once in a (rare) while he's done a song that's "just OK," but that's the worst he's ever done as far as I'm concerned.
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Re: Does anyone else dislike Zenkai Power?

Post by Insertclevername » Sat Jan 25, 2014 1:03 am

I'm surprised so many people don't like this song. It's like, the cutest thing ever
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Re: Does anyone else dislike Zenkai Power?

Post by dprez » Sat Jan 25, 2014 1:33 am

I enjoy it. Love the bass line.

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Re: Does anyone else dislike Zenkai Power?

Post by Daisetsu » Mon Jan 27, 2014 11:21 pm

I've always liked it. The full version much more so. However, it's not my favorite of the endings; that belongs to "I’ll Give You Romance!" and "We Were Angels."

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Re: Does anyone else dislike Zenkai Power?

Post by Ringworm128 » Tue Jan 28, 2014 2:13 am

I never really found ZP to be cutesy. To me it's always had a mysterious/mystical tone with it's lyrics giving it a bizarre vibe.
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Re: Does anyone else dislike Zenkai Power?

Post by Kakarot88 » Tue Jan 28, 2014 2:23 am

I go through phases but the only reason I ever "dislike" it is because it means the episode is over.

I actually find myself humming that the most in the car when I'm sitting in traffic for some reason.
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