For a long time, as a western Dragon Ball fan, I’d see these videos pop on on Youtube. There was often little to no context to them. They seemed like these wondrous pieces of fan fiction turned into real art and animation for Dragon Ball. Eventually, down the line I realised they were trailers for a Japanese arcade game that was skyrocketing in popularity: Dragon Ball Heroes.
The card based video game had these little trailers associated with them, ones that seemed to become more and more outlandish and fantastical from a fan’s point of view. It was like looking at a young fan’s toybox being turned into well animated snippets. So, when the announcement that Dragon Ball Heroes was getting an actual promotional anime, everyone’s interest was piqued, mine included.
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Megolo box is not the type of show that felt like it was out there to break any new ground. It went out to tell a pretty standard underdog story, but that would be selling the show short, because while the beats of the story might not be especially shocking, they more than make up for it by telling their basic story incredibly well.
I was hooked on this show, I’ve watched more anime in this past spring season than I’ve ever watched before, but Megolo box is the show that stuck out to me. The one that I looked forward to week to week, not for where the story went next, but which feast for the senses it would provide me with this week.
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Hinamatsuri is the type of show I’d never have dreamt of watching this time last year. Let alone feeling strongly enough about it to actually write something about it on here. It goes to show how my renewed passion for blogging has broadened the media I consume. Between the many likeminded bloggers here on WordPress and Teamfourstar’s recent anime series, I would have never given the show the time of day, let alone enjoy it as much as I have.
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Now that I’m finished spending far, far too much time talking about the 20 things I liked and disliked about Dragon Ball Super, I can now go into a more final summation of my thoughts on the series. One where I don’t feel the need to gush about how much I like Toppo or that time Goku used his Kamehameha to grind up another beam attack. Again, this is going to talk about the end of Dragon Ball Super, so spoilers if you don’t like subtitles.
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People like this show. I struggle to understand why. Okay, that’s not nesseserily true. I still watched this show to the end, and after finishing it I felt, I dunno… Bummed out, depressed, headachy?
You see, I recently started watching anime again and was hearing a lot of buzz about Netflix’s new show; Devilman Crybaby, I thought “what the hell, lets give this a go.”
So, to clarify. I don’t regard myself an expert on anime by any stretch, I know what I like and that’s what I tend to stick to. I usually like my anime over the top, bombastic and silly. So I basically watch a lot of Shonen. I went into Devilman Crybaby pretty blind, not knowing much about the manga’s origins in the 1970s and how it went on to be incredibly influential and go on to inspire things like Evangelion, a show I also didn’t really like. I’ve looked into it more after the fact, but It didn’t change my opinion a whole lot.
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