So this is the first anime that I am reviewing that is longer than 60 episodes, so because of that I am review it by arc. In the following reviews I won’t include behind the scenes, or a brief view of the world. Instead I will include what has improved and what needs to change and how I feel the overall story is progressing, with rewatchability and recommendations in the final review. So with that out of the way lets begin.
The Facts are These:
Dragon Ball Z takes place after the original series Dragon ball where Goku a young martial artist with a monkey’s tail. Goku after introducing his son, Son Gohan finds out he has an older brother and that he is an alien for a race known as the Saiyans. With his brother there and more Saiyans to come to destroy the Earth it is up to Goku and the Z Warriors to stop them.
Dragon Ball Z is a great show filled with fighting and triumph over odds, breaking your limits. That is what I liked about this show it is fun and exciting. The Saiyan arc is where I was first introduced to Goku and the gang and it hold memories for me. The main antagonist of this arc is Vegeta trying to get the Dragon balls to receive immortality. It was interesting see how different the fighting style between Goku and Vegeta was one focusing on martial arts and the other focusing on the advantage of his race, those that Goku never learned to utilize like the Oozaru transformation with the moon beam. Overall it was a a fun arc and look forward to rewatching the rest of Dragon Ball Z.
Behind the Scenes:
Dragon Ball Z is a sequel series to Dragon Ball based on the manga created by Akira Toriyama. Akira Toriyama has worked on several series creating many one-shots and character designs for several franchises. He has made character designs for the Dragon Quest games, Chrono Trigger and Blue Dragon. The series was produced by Toei Animation some of the projects they have worked on in the past were Beet the Vandel Buster, Toriko and the Digimon Franchise. The opening song I am going to talk about is the one I grew up with ROCK THE DRAGON! that’s all, its awesome, here it is…
A Brief View of the World:
Earth or in the video games sometime referred as Dragon World is a futuristic version of our own earth, except with monster people, ridiculously strong people, dragons and dinosaurs, it is basically every kids dream rolled up into one show. It is a world with aliens in reach and several devices like cars, ships and homes being compressed into a capsule that all you need is one press. This world is a world full of creativity and hope and it is one of my favourite animated worlds.
This series is an overall fun series to watch and not put to much thought into. It is fun for the action, the characters and the comedy. I recommend people watch it to see funimation’s first leap into anime and the Golden age of anime coming to life.
7/10 – It was enjoyable.
Will be seen in the final review.
I do not own any of the above used pictures and/or video they belong to their original creators, Akira Toriyama, Toei Animation and Funimation.