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Dragon Ball Season 5 Collection DVD Review

The fifth set of Dragon Ball draws this part of the series to a close and it's one that has distilled a lot of what made the previous sets good down to a science. At this stage of the game we know the characters, the relationships are pretty much set and there aren't too many real surprises left. Over the course of the five discs in here that cover the final thirty-one episodes of Dragon Ball, we get a fair bit of training to be had, the passage of more time and one more Tenkaichi tournament to be had. We get a lot of what's been the best of the previous sets in here with a nice little twist. After all that's happened in the last set with the fight against Piccolo Daimao, Goku and everyone else has a few options in front of them. Goku has to figure out how to revive the Dragon Balls so he can bring everyone back to life that died in the fight against him while everyone else has to get on with their training. Goku's journey takes him to some fascinating places as he has to go through quite a few hurdles in order to get the Dragon Balls working again. From place to place and eventually to Karin's Tower, that has him going further up to the place where Kami-sama live, the man who created Shen-long and the Dragon Balls themselves. This realm, the Upper World, gives us a look at something bigger within the Dragon Ball universe by having the linked connection to Piccolo there as well as the very well powered Mr. Popo who tests Goku over and over. Read More Click Me!

Dragon Ball Season 4 Collection DVD Review

Sometimes I feel like I shouldn't like this show, but a lot of that stems from the Dragon Ball Z franchise which is a whole other beast. The faults of this show tends to be a bit more in the area of repetition, which in this case is that we are once again at the Tenkaichi tournament. The fights have made up a good part of this series overall and it can get a bit draining to see us back into that routine again. That said, this tournament does add a little more flavor to it that we've seen and it leads into one of the better arcs of the franchise, one that will end up launching one of the biggest characters of the series overall. The Tenkaichi tournament has come down to the last couple of matches before it reaches the ultimate fight. The pairings are pretty good though as we have Jackie Chun going up against Tenshinhan as well as the really fun one involving Kuririn against Goku. When it comes to Jackie and Ten, the whole thing revolves around Jackie trying to show Ten that he's following the wrong path under the Crane Master and he has to realize it. Ten's so focused on being the strongest at this point and doing anything to achieve it that he can't really understand what Jackie is trying to say. Jackie, as Muten Roshi, has a larger goal here that starts to take shape as he's really quite pleased by what he's been seeing with the tournament and in Ten, Goku and Kuririn. His past as a fighter comes to light later in the set, but what he's so pleased about is that there are so many people that can take up the mantle that he and the Crane Master once held. Read More Click Me!

Dragon Ball Season 2 Review

It was around this batch of episodes that I originally started to find Dragon Ball really appealing back when I picked up some of the old FUNimation releases years ago that made no sense when it came to what order to watch them. The thirty episodes on this set covers a whole lot of ground, or at least introduces quite a few new characters and settings, as Goku continues on his hunt for his grandpa's memento that he simply doesn't want to be without. And considering that Goku really doesn't have any attachment to anything other than getting some food in his belly, it's hard to really complain that he's a one trick pony over it or obsessive. Much of these episodes, almost all of them in fact, deal with Goku searching for the on dragon ball he wants but invariably finding the others. And he's continually stymied by the Red Ribbon Army that keeps showing up and trying to take them from him as well as taking his radar. Initially he has to deal with Colonel Silver, which rounds out the storyline from the previous volume with Pilaf and his foolishness with the dragon balls, and then he gets to move on to his next opponent. This one is actually an area that I enjoyed because it kept Goku in one place for a bit and threw some different things at him, including snow. The lad hadn't seen any before and his reactions are simple but cute as he begins to understand what it means to be cold when he heads up north to find the next ball. Source Here

Dragon Ball Season 2 Review

The Red Ribbon army arc finds Dragon Ball at its peak, at a pleasant mean between the frivolity of early Dragon Ball and the ponderous solemnity of Dragon Ball Z. Here the series is light and funny, yet serious enough that it doesn't feel insubstantial. It may be little more than a diversion, but it's an eminently enjoyable one. The seriousness comes from the Red Ribbon army itself. While composed of incompetent dogs and equally incompetent people (and tigers, and walruses, and...), they're a genuinely nasty bunch. Nasty enough that they sometimes feel distinctly out of place in Dragon Ball's dippy fantasy world. They enslave, beat and kill locals unfortunate enough to live near a dragon ball, and their tactics for dealing with Goku grow increasingly ugly and extreme as his threat to their organization grows. It's the first time Goku has faced real bad guys as opposed to Team Rocket-esque wannabes like Emperor Pilaf - and the tone of the series reflects it. Naturally, this being children's anime (and don't fool yourself, it is), the Red Ribbon meanies always get their just desserts, but unlike previous villains, their just desserts sometimes include outright death, an extremity of punishment that once again feels out of place. Never fear, though. Akira Toriyama isn't about to abandon his beloved gags, and increasing and occasionally incongruous seriousness aside, Dragon Ball remains a very funny series. This is the kind of show that has no qualms about sticking a power pole up a ninja's butt and then having him jump around on all fours yelping as Goku points and laughs "Now you've got a tail too!" Vulgar, yes, but hilarious too. The whole ninja fight in general is an exercise in Looney Tunes insanity, and the show has a grand old time yukking it up with Master Roshi's perversion (his adventures with Bulma's human-shrinking device being a highlight) and the further antics of its expansive cast. Even the Red Ribbon army comes in for its share of comic drubbing. It is, after all, led by a red-headed, cigar-chomping midget. To Read More Click Me!

New Dragon Ball Episode!!!!!!

First of all i hope u enjoy the new Dragon Ball epi that i posted ~69~ LOL due to fact that it's not part of any season as of yet.....cross ur fingers....but it's part of the Jump Super Anime Tour in September 2008.....and its a movie after the Dragon Ball: The Path to Power.....i think that the voices in the movie/epi are f*cking wierd and just plain gay....the USA version voices r much better but we all know the editing of anime by America's... most of the time kills cool stuff that we watch it 4! peace out HippO_PoWer Dragon Ball: Yo! The Return of Son Goku and Friends!!