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lordshea's Dragon Ball Tv Review

Dragon Ball

Dragon Ball tv Review

Dragon Ball is a 42 volume manga by Akira Toriyama that ran from 1984 to 1995.
The story follows Son Goku in a tale reminiscent of the 16th-century Chinese legend Journey to the West.
Beginning with Goku as a child, the story traces his life all the way to him becoming a grandfather.

Dragon Ball is about the warrior Saiyan race, the defense of Earth, and the search for the Dragon Balls that will allow
any wish to be granted for the person who can gather all seven.

Dragon Ball Z is the second portion of the anime and follows Goku's adult life, later edited and remastered into Dragon Ball Kai.
Dragon Ball GT follows Dragon Ball Z and is not based on the manga.

Note: The characters' Super Saiyan transformations are listed under their respective character's tag.

Description by DokiDokiChan.

Story & Characters

Son Goku wasn't born ultra-powerful. He needed training to gain the skills that would eventually mke him the multi-time savior of our planet Earth.

As a boy Goku trained under Master Roshi, also known as Turtle Grandpa coz he always wear a turtle shell on his back.

This is when he met Krillin, another student pf Master Roshi's. At first, they were rivals, but they quickly became best of friends.

Although Goku's alien origins allowed him to surpass Krillin, Krillin is still the most powerful human on the planet and always fight at Goku's side.

And then the Saiyan Saga come when Son Goku finally know that he had an alien blood the blood of a Saiyan.

The other following Saga help him become the hero of the entire universe.

My favourite peroid of DBZ is starting from Trunks Saga when the older Trunks came to help the others and thenthe Cell Saga when Son Gokan help save d world. these eps are simply AMAZING from all points of view - Story (yes! there IS a story! :P ), Animation (it get's better and better), Character Development (LOTS OF IT!), Sound (New BGM's, and ofcourse the most amazing scene in the show

I like seeing them leveled up seeing those golden spiked hair is great.


Rating: 8

Art

The art for Dragon ball is very great. Animation is smooth and well drawn and the background is impressively detailed~ The character designs are probably my favorite for the genre, especially Son Gohan and Trunks art design (so lovable) The other male character designs are realistically done, nothing flashy like the golden hair of the Super Saiyans. The more down to earth styling makes it very appealing and easy on the eyes, a definitely plus after seeing so many outrageous character designs recently in some of the action oriented anime. For the most part, I was happy with the art and animation. Smooth and detailed it seemed to have a very fluid style that I found pleasing. the only reason i gave it 8 and not 10 is beacuse not all the episodes are with that kind of beautiful animations... actually some of them are even crappy.

Rating: 8

Sound

The opening and ending song is very great. What I will tell you however is that the sound effects are way up there. Very well articulated sound effects complement every battle. The sound effects are nothing special and is pretty standard with most anime, although some of the sounds can be a little exaggerated, but hey, this is a comedy heavy anime, what else do you expect?Now the voice acting in this show is nothing short of incredible. Its what gives the characters identity and personality. The show's great voice acting really help convey the emotion of the scene whether it be sad, funny, relaxed, or angry. The voices also match incredibly well the character portrayed as well. This is of course for the original Japanese voice actors/actresses.

Rating: 7

Presentation

To me this is the kind of anime that has the qualities I find very endearing. It has a good story, with good action and good re-watchability. This anime is great, really enjoyable, easy-going, funny, emotional, and not as bas as it might seem. The humor is there I love seeing Goku eating his meals The presentation of the show is the biggest reason why everyone should watch this show. You can have all of the other factors mediocore, but if you can execute it right, the bad aspects of the show just seem to go away. What this show excels at is its characters.Each character is unique and given a lot depth and development throughout the series. The characters also makes this show very funny. Comedy is a big part in DBand it is done very well. I have found myself laughing at least a couple of times on each episode. The comedy is funny without being vulgar or dirty. This show at the same time can be very serious as certain characters with whatever they are going through can really make someone shed a few tears here and there.

Rating: 7

Final Verdict

7.50 (good)

Reviewed by lordshea, Jun 10, 2005

Comments

  1. redblitzkrieg Jun 11, 2005

    another retro-anime lover..

    in my opinion, the only good thing about dragonball z art is "Bulma".. hmm...

    Nice review, :)

  2. Angel92 Jun 24, 2005

    I like the story of Dragon Ball Z. I like Chi-Chi & Pan- They soooo cute and nice!! :) :D :) :D

  3. Bee69 Jun 26, 2005

    i used to be a dbz freak sometimes i spent weeks download pictures of dbz. anyway nice review

  4. ryo88 Jun 26, 2005

    dbz DOES have some nice fight scenes in my opinion. the art style is toriyama uses is much better than in his early work. anyway nice review.

  5. darkness420 Jul 03, 2005


    Dragon ball GT to me is the best comeon supersayan 5 when gokus hair turns black and he has a red rim of power comeing off his body :angry: ya gots ta love it

  6. nonfiction330 Jul 13, 2005

    I think is supersayan 4 not 5

  7. UrzaAnimated Jul 16, 2005

    great review. top draw. I'm a total Z freak, and I think that Toriyama hit his stride hard while making and remaking DBZ.

    Goku Forever!

  8. WinterWolfke Jul 28, 2005

    yeah, DBZ is cool ^^
    nice pictures too :D
    My fav characters are Goku, Gohan and Goten
    Goten is funny ^^ O.o

    btw: nice page you made ^^

  9. kinofsaiyan Aug 05, 2005

    Dragonball z....................... Itz the best anime i have ever seen. I love it more than anyone or anything in this universe. Until i die i will be a dragonball Z fan, itz like it is in my blood, Dragonball Z. Dragonball Z Rules. There is nothing pure as goku.

  10. vatican92 Dec 25, 2005

    Awesome review. My fav character in DBZ is of course Vegeta or maybe Cell. I must agree with you on most of the parts

  11. rukasu44 Oct 20, 2010

    Great anime, great review. It's my childhood :D

  12. angelxxuan May 22, 2012

    that's about what I would have rated dbz, it's not all that bad, and it was my first type of this anime where boys were fighting and fighting in general. could have touched a tiny bit on the characters and music

  13. UberDog Mar 23, 2015

    Could have gone into details but over all not a bad review.

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