Dragon Ball - The Best Arc in Shonen History (reupload)

  • Published: 07 November 2018
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  • Philip Hunt-Bull
    Philip Hunt-Bull  2 days back

    Eh, ending after cell would work better.

    • ExeKuTioN Cro
      ExeKuTioN Cro  2 days back

      Only Anime the dub is so much better than the original japanese ^:

      • ThePcGamer
        ThePcGamer  3 days back

        My favorite is either red ribbon army arc, or 23 world martial arts tournament.

        • george ye
          george ye  4 days back

          how do you feel about friezas return in super?

          • george ye
            george ye  4 days back

            frieza is the best Z villain for sure and my favorite but cell being a coward is just his personality, he does exactly what he needs to to try to win

            • george ye
              george ye  4 days back

              i love frieza but cell and buu are still good, and the spirit bomb works on kid buu since hes Pure evil and fat buu isnt inherently evil.

              • george ye
                george ye  4 days back

                you cant use dabura as a good example, hes a side character just like how tambourine and the other miniions from OG dragon ball dont have character traits

                • wishfish
                  wishfish  4 days back

                  Dragon Ball is -the- shit!

                  • Malakhi Mendoza
                    Malakhi Mendoza  5 days back

                    I still wish ssj4 was in super

                    • arroganter Fels
                      arroganter Fels  5 days back

                      9:12 if you are talking about fat Buu you are totally wrong, but super buu is really just a bad guy

                      • Komrot the Slav
                        Komrot the Slav  6 days back

                        Wait this isn't about the Land of Waves arc from Naruto

                        • Yael Martínez
                          Yael Martínez  1 weeks back

                          "Everyone has a time skip"
                          KING CRIMSON

                          • Darkneonflame
                            Darkneonflame  1 weeks back

                            Says cell has no personality.... Okay

                            • Rinin
                              Rinin  1 weeks back

                              That intro was fucking lit.

                              • Areeb Safwat Alam
                                Areeb Safwat Alam  1 weeks back

                                Moro from the Super manga is an original villain. His design is really unique.

                                • choklatechuck
                                  choklatechuck  2 weeks back

                                  One of my favourite moments is when Van Zant snipes the dog. It was the biggest dick move ever. I think Buu shouldn't have been the final villian. Z should have ended with a Goku saga. Vegeta tired of Goku's arrogance, neglect of his family, and how Goku is always letting people die, kills Goku.

                                  • choklatechuck
                                    choklatechuck  2 weeks back

                                    All filler is not created equal. I don't like seeing repeated scenes, but I love random anime pointless scenes.

                                    • Cormac Green
                                      Cormac Green  2 weeks back

                                      I really like Buu because he never chose to be evil, it's in his nature to be evil. He is so unaware of morals and the world around him that Buu doesn't even realise killing is wrong.

                                      • DieGorn1000
                                        DieGorn1000  2 weeks back

                                        @Cormac Green I don't know if I agree with the last sentence. Creating a character that impacted nothing for now isn't a real impact.

                                      • Cormac Green
                                        Cormac Green  2 weeks back

                                        @DieGorn1000 Fair but Cell has programming whereas Buu was just created by Bibidi with no clear purpose outside of kill Bibidi's enemies. Cell had a psychological and biological need to consume 17 and 18 and when your sole desire in life is to kill two people, you're not very redeemable. Thing is Buu shows he is a creature driven on instinct to kill but when joined with that of the supreme Kai he becomes a good guy. What is weird is even his purest worst self gets redemption in Uub. That speaks to how he left an impact on the series.

                                      • DieGorn1000
                                        DieGorn1000  2 weeks back

                                        Cell is made of few evil characters. He has cells from Piccolo when he was a villain, Vegeta from Saiyan Saga, Freeza and Cold. So isn't it in his nature too?

                                    • iDatedMyPizza
                                      iDatedMyPizza  2 weeks back

                                      To me, Dragon Ball without the Funimation dub, just isn't Dragon Ball.

                                      "To me."

                                      • ToxicPotato 1
                                        ToxicPotato 1  2 weeks back

                                        i just realised that freiza is hitler

                                        • Andrew
                                          Andrew  2 weeks back

                                          Please what is the name of this song 0:30 - 0:43

                                          • Tyler Campbell
                                            Tyler Campbell  2 weeks back

                                            You seem to be one of the few people to know that Dragon Ball z Kai is better than the original dub

                                            • animeman1000
                                              animeman1000  2 weeks back

                                              I prefer K-eye. Key sounds weird! lol

                                              • Skeletor
                                                Skeletor  2 weeks back

                                                Where was the Ginyu Force mention?

                                                • Trosher Vmp
                                                  Trosher Vmp  2 weeks back

                                                  Cell and buy are fucking great. I don’t know what your smoking

                                                  • Sam Robards
                                                    Sam Robards  2 weeks back

                                                    Don't recall if I've commented on this thread before, so bear with me if I have.

                                                    I love the Dragon Ball franchise, but I've never understood Freeza as a character. Ok, he's powerful AF and is a sadistic racist: I get all that. So why in the world does he hang out with losers like Dodoria and Zarbon and buy and sell real estate all day? I get that Toriyama wanted to criticize the Japanese real estate market of the time, but none of that ties into his character at all. It's just his job. Freeza is the most powerful thing in the universe until SSJ Goku shows up, and instead of running roughshod over everybody or indulging in his clearly sadistic desires, he basically makes himself the branch manager at RE/MAX.

                                                    This is made all the more idiotic when it's revealed/retconned in Super that there are maybe 30(?) intelligent worlds in the universe. Talk about a narrow customer pool, and it's even lower than that when you realize that there are likely a number of races that don't have space travel or deal in intergalactic real estate. That's not even included the races Freeza simply wiped out. The whole thing simply falls apart on any kind of analysis.

                                                    Regarding the arc itself, it's pretty solid until the actual fight with Freeza. Then, at least in the anime, the pacing goes right out the freaking window. Padding galore, horrific pacing and crap that goes nowhere. Bleh. I know the reasons behind it, but it basically kills the arc for me because it becomes such a slog. I know people like Kai, but it just feels like a mish-mash, as you have animation from clearly different houses being smushed together in the same episode. I haven't read the manga, so I imagine things would be much better paced there.

                                                    • DieGorn1000
                                                      DieGorn1000  2 weeks back

                                                      What I don't understand is why he went to Earth without a single day of training. He is so skilled with his inteligent, inventing transformation to control his power and even supposedly inteligent to, you know, run an empire... but he was so fucking stupid to not understand such a single concept that "in order to beat someone stronger - I need to get stronger". Arrogance isn't excuse here, he is just an imbecile.

                                                  • Strawberry God
                                                    Strawberry God  2 weeks back

                                                    "trunks is cool, everyone loves trunks"
                                                    Me: danm right that's my fucking DAD.

                                                    • Okamying FL
                                                      Okamying FL  2 weeks back

                                                      Dragon Ball Z Kai is not good, or at least, not outside EUA.

                                                      1.- They changed the dub actors so they sound weird af.
                                                      2.- It uses diferent music (it sounds good, but not even close to the original).
                                                      3.- Althought the animation is kinda better, it looks weird due to the drawing.

                                                      • Kwenspi
                                                        Kwenspi  2 weeks back

                                                        “He has a FUKIN SORD.” The idea that man with intense skill and energy beams still has a sword shows how fucking awesomely self aware he is.

                                                        • flynttt
                                                          flynttt  2 weeks back

                                                          dragon ball made this unique feeling that make u think.. how the fuck they will fight freeza
                                                          it was something else watching it

                                                          • Zerodestiny 169
                                                            Zerodestiny 169  3 weeks back

                                                            I think the best way to see db(at least, until Buu arc) is how every single character develops throughout the story: ppl overrate dbz for the wrong reasons (power level, brute force, transformations) and bc of that, the more subtle elements (characterization, character development, tension etc.). just look at piccolo’s arc. he ends up redeeming himself bc this one kid he kidnapped ends up teaching him love

                                                            • Zoro's Bankai
                                                              Zoro's Bankai  3 weeks back

                                                              I wish Piccolo gets some kind of power boost, i miss his fights

                                                              People:”Its impossible to make a character stornger out of nowhere”

                                                              Me *laughs in Super’s Android 17*

                                                              • Cabesian
                                                                Cabesian  3 weeks back

                                                                *The Chimera Ant Arc has entered the chat*

                                                                • Christopher Dorsey
                                                                  Christopher Dorsey  4 weeks back

                                                                  We actually did get dragon ball before dragon ball z. I'm 37 and I remember watching dragon ball when I was 11 or 12. It came on Saturday mornings. It may have not aired everywhere but I was able to jump on it early. Just like a lot of ppl don't know or remember ronin warriors. That show aired the same summer. Fox here in new Orleans was doing this Japanese animation cross over for some reason. Was also playing mobile suit gundom. That's how I got on anima, been hooked ever since.

                                                                  • Jonathan Anderson
                                                                    Jonathan Anderson  4 weeks back

                                                                    13:28 is sooooo true.

                                                                    • Maxwell Quintela
                                                                      Maxwell Quintela  4 weeks back

                                                                      I thought this was about DBZA

                                                                      • Master Skywalker
                                                                        Master Skywalker  4 weeks back

                                                                        I always liked cell more then Frieza because I started watching the show after the namek saga (because cabel tv) and I have more nostalgia feelings for that arc. But after super. I'm team frieza all the way

                                                                        • Jaxon Lichtman
                                                                          Jaxon Lichtman  4 weeks back

                                                                          I’m more of a Steel Ball Run guy myself, but ok.

                                                                          • Mathew
                                                                            Mathew  4 weeks back

                                                                            I thought Naruto was inspired from HunterXHunter

                                                                            • mksmike
                                                                              mksmike  4 weeks back

                                                                              I also like the Cell saga. And it would make a very nice ending to the whole DB, too...
                                                                              After that toriyama was done and so am I.

                                                                              • Agil Timothy
                                                                                Agil Timothy  4 weeks back

                                                                                4:20 Oh wait till you see AOT's second timeskip..

                                                                                • Single Bird Dad
                                                                                  Single Bird Dad  4 weeks back

                                                                                  i like playing as cell in budokai but his character is irelevant

                                                                                  • miaowmiaowchowface
                                                                                    miaowmiaowchowface  4 weeks back

                                                                                    whats with the aesop rock thing i like it

                                                                                    • Jerediah Jedi
                                                                                      Jerediah Jedi  1 months back

                                                                                      it's kind of fucked up theyd block you because you're totally doing them a service

                                                                                      • Emmanuel Makoba
                                                                                        Emmanuel Makoba  1 months back

                                                                                        Cell saga is the best

                                                                                        • Levyathyn
                                                                                          Levyathyn  1 months back

                                                                                          Krillin landed 18. And more than that, more than wooing the cold and heartless destroyer and bedding her just once, which would have been enough for any mortal, he also ended up being a great husband and father. And he's STILL the strongest human on Earth. Anyone who talks shit about Krillin needs an unreality check.

                                                                                          • Jimmy Parker
                                                                                            Jimmy Parker  1 months back

                                                                                            Dragon Ball flaws and all will always have a special place in my heart.

                                                                                            • Ruben Acedo
                                                                                              Ruben Acedo  1 months back

                                                                                              This guy's not a true fan. Daburas most memorable trait was bodying Gohan.