I feel like I’m still recovering from that last post. Both because it spiralled into a monster in terms of length, but also because being very negative can be exhausting, especially when it comes to a show I ended up really enjoying by the time is was over. Sure, Dragon Ball Super had its problems, but it managed to improve by leaps and bounds by the time it was in its final story arc. To the point that I was pretty sad that at the potential that it was could be the end of Dragon Ball on television.
As more information comes to light though it’s almost a certainly that Dragon Ball isn’t over for good. The upcoming movie at the end of the year is picking up right where Super left off, at the end of the Tournament of Power. And the scuttlebutt from creators and producers heavily implies a new series will be starting again this time next year following that. Which is great news.
But in the meantime, let me spend some more time talking about Dragon Ball Super, specifically allow me to list 10 things (in no particular order) I really loved about this series. Again, if you’re not up to date with the show, like if you’re watching the show dubbed for example, then I’d recommend not reading any further unless you’re not fussed about spoilers.
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Here it is, the long awaited follow up to my most viewed post on this blog by an absolute stupid margin. You know, that one time I ranted about why the Majin Buu Arc of Dragon Ball Z sucked. I’m a bit more educated on Akira Toriyama’s writing process since then though, and so I don’t look back on that arc so harshly anymore. Part of that comes from knowing a little more about what was happening behind the scenes, but the rest of it comes from spending the last two and half years watching Dragon Ball Super.
Now that the show is over, I feel like this is a good a time as any to look back and talk about it, considering the last time I spoke about Dragon Ball was back at the beginning of the Universe 6 arc. Back then I was still pretty negative about Super, but I’ve come to accept and enjoy it for what it was over time.
While Super did improve a lot, it was still riddled with problems right up until the end. So, to start off a three part series of me talking about Dragon Ball I’ve been thinking about doing for a while, here is my list of the ten things (in no particular order) that I felt sucked about Dragon Ball Super.
A word of warning, this will go into depth talking about all of Dragon Ball Super, so if you’re only caught up with the dubbed version of the show and want to avoid spoilers, I wouldn’t venture any further in here.
I finally finished playing Pokémon Ultra Moon recently. As much as I like the changes that the Sun and Moon games brought to the series, I never found myself obsessing over them like I have with games of the past. Maybe the game’s repetitive nature is finally burning me out, or maybe I’m actually getting too old for the franchise finally, at the age of 29. The thing that drew me back into Ultra Moon after a break was the new post game story added: Episode Rainbow Rocket.
The story brings back not just Team Rocket, but the bosses from all the previous Pokémon games all thrown into the same spot thanks to the multidimensional ultra wormholes that are a focus of the game’s story. All these leaders, as they originally appeared in their debuts, come from alternate timelines where it seems like things went differently for them and in some cases a random pre-teen never came to put a stop to them.
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With me making the rather bold statement recently that I’m getting a little bored with there being so many Superhero movies each year. I thought I’d put my apathy to the test and see just how done I seem to think I might be when it comes to watching these movies. I’ve looked up all of the live action movies coming out this year based on Marvel Comic book characters, and the single one DC is putting out. I’ve gone against my personal rule of trying to avoid as much information about these movies as possible and read every synopsis and watched every available trailer for them.
I’m going to be listing them in the order they’re due to come out throughout this year. And I’ll just give my honest feelings about where In sit with them right now. But if my lack of enthusiasm for Thor and Guardians 2 last year is anything to go by, I’m going to be a mostly unimpressed chap I think.
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When it comes to Dragonball, my opinion is a great big double-edged sword. I think the perfect place for the series to end, from a storytelling perspective was with Goku defeating Freeza on Namek. It ended the Saiyan arc that started with Z and had Goku fulfilling a legendary prophecy to become the strongest fighter in the galaxy. Problem is, if that had happened, we wouldn’t have had any more Dragonball.
And while it wasn’t as tight as the series before, I still liked the Android Arc, it introduced some cool characters and had a ton of cool moments. It also came full circle on Gohan’s arc with Goku passing the torch to his son to become the new hero, thanks to the power the series had been eluding to since his introduction. Then again, if that had been the end, we wouldn’t have had anymore Dragonball. No Battle of the Gods, no Dragonball Super and no… Majun Buu saga.
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