Dragon Ball GT Rewatch Week: The Black Star Dragon Ball Saga – Day 2: The Problem with Pan

Pan has been one of the biggest points of contention amongst Dragon Ball fans. Ever since Toei took the liberty to alter her character since her introduction in the final pages of Dragon Ball’s manga. The daughter of Gohan and Videl and the granddaughter of Goku, the battle loving little girl seemed like a post-Goku future of series along with Uub. The Pan seen in Dragon Ball GT is the furthest thing from that.

Today, Dragon Ball Super exists, and Goku has still has many more fights to have compared to when he was still trying to pawn off his “guardian of Earth” moniker during the later half of Dragon Ball Z. In Super, Pan seems a lot more like the character we knew from the end of Z, despite only being a baby. One of the most painful things about going back and watching GT is my huge problem with Pan.

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Dragon Ball GT Rewatch Week: The Black Star Dragon Ball Saga – Day 1: Setup & Story

Dragon Ball is once again at the forefront of my mind. Once something that felt like a nostalgic curiosity, now there is a Goku balloon at the Macy’s thanksgiving day parade. Ever since Dragon Ball Super ended earlier this year, I had been plagued by a nagging curiosity. While I did watch bits and pieces of Dragon Ball GT back in the day, It never gripped me in the same way Z did. It’s been a stark gap in my fandom of the franchise ever since.

With the Dragon Ball Super Broly movie on the cusp of coming out and the manga starting to tell the story that follows that, there’s no better time to go back and do a deep dive on Dragon Ball GT. With two different sequel series to Dragon Ball Z now available, it’s a unique change for me to compare and contrast the two series and see which exactly what better.

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