A tv show review written by Lee Sonogan
24min (2017 – 2019) Animation, Action, Adventure
Originally published on entertainmentcultureonline.com
Dragon Ball Z was the animated tv show or anime of my childhood. Finishing the final episode of Dragon Ball Super just now and watching all the English dubbed episodes in order as they came out, the last 131 Sundays have been a watching tradition of mine. And now I feel I can finally talk about it to give it the credit it deserves. I shall be sad next Sunday with no Dragon Ball Super fix although I predict that there will be a few movies and video games coming out in the next few years.
“Shall I tell you where you miscalculated? That body…down to the very corners of its cells…was made by Kakarot’s long, fierce history of combat! For you, it’s just a borrowed vessel! Only a true numbskull like him can use the Saiyan cells within it to their fullest! Would you like to know? It’s because you’re a fake. And I’m the Saiyan prince, Vegeta. That’s why!” – Vegeta
To bring in new fans, season 1 started off less serious and funnier as the story developed from Dragon Ball Z six months after. More than what was portrayed in the Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods movie where it mostly showed scenes from the end of season 1. Just like season 1, Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F’ movie influenced what season 2 became and was much longer in detail. Then after season 1 with fights against Beerus and against golden Freeza, season 3 was not influenced by a previous movie and got even better.
The universe 6 saga introduces the God Of Destruction, Beerus’s brother and they organise a tournament for dragon balls the same size as planets. The concept of different universes has different versions of Saiyans, a Freeza called Frost and many other interesting aspects. After many epic action scenes and the tournament ends, Grand Zeno aka King of Universes makes his appearance and is a little kid. And of course, in the next few seasons, Goku and he becomes friends.
Season 4 has Trunks return to Earth, A Black Goku character appears and with many other characters develop a compelling story where you want to see what happens next. There are too many great moments from this season to list in this paragraph. But season 5 is where the All-Universe tournament truly begins after Grand Zeno announced it back in season 3. More than 10 universes come into the story and then the many episode tournament begins with losing teams being wiped from reality.
Best battles that happened in Dragon Ball Super:
- Beerus vs Goku
- Golden Freeza vs Vegeta
- Hit vs Goku
- Goku and Trunks vs Black Goku and Zamasu
- Kelfa vs Goku
- Jiren vs Goku
- That’s my top 6 fights but other fights were good for different reasons as well!
If you are a fan of Dragon Ball Z and have not seen the new stuff yet, this is the perfect time to do so as the English dubbed version is completely out. It is able to do more than influence you to feel some nostalgia. Some people say it is different from the original series that came out 18 years ago since the show begins and all I have to say about that is not to listen to the haters. Overall it delivers on the same loveable characters, intense action scenes, classic DBZ humour and anticipation that concludes with a long and final chapter with potential the Dragon Ball franchises greatest ever martial arts tournament ever!