Post by Majin Tomato on Jul 12, 2017 7:43:38 GMT -6
So very recently a friend of mine and I have been introducing his girlfriend to Dragon Ball Z via DBZA... which she does seem to enjoy, it's just a problem where she won't really watch it unless we're all together (I think we're up to late android saga/start of Cell saga). However, I also want to introduce her to OG Dragonball because there's a lot of character stuff you won't understand if you've never seen it. That said... we're not even through the 59 episodes of DBZA after several months, getting through 153 episodes of Dragonball at 20 minutes each would probably take decades.
I am considering lending her the manga books I have so she can read it at home, since they don't contain filler and she can read them without us around... but I was wondering if anyone knew of a good video that quickly summed up the story of Dragonball. I even tried tracking down the "World of Dragonball" Funimation did to help bridge the gap, but it skips from "Goku meets Krillin" to "Goku has a kid" and I'm like... OTHER STUFF HAPPENED THERE.
well she could watch the world of dragonball and dragonball the path to power to kind of get the jist
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Post by Majin Tomato on Jul 12, 2017 17:46:32 GMT -6
I considered Path to Power, as it does cover a HUGE swath of the original Dragonball, but some of the more vital stuff (Piccolo, Kami, pretty much everything involving the Tenkaichi Budokais...) and honestly... I feel like those elements are an essential part of Goku's arc. Goku's victory against Piccolo Jr at the end of Dragonball is not only a final victory against the best villain of the series, it's also Goku's first tournament victory. It's a moment that had been built up since the second arc of the series, and losing that moment... what's even the point of going through Dragonball?
Post by Majin Tomato on Jul 25, 2017 13:49:23 GMT -6
I did some digging after watching it, and it was done because, at the time (they were doing Cell saga IIRC), 90% of Dragonball was not available in English. So they jumped from where the old Dragonball dub ended, and where Z began. Partly to not confuse people who didn't know about dragonball, and partly because they didn't want to dub over new footage for a 2 minute pack-in video.
Post by Majin Tomato on Aug 10, 2017 16:15:52 GMT -6
I searched youtube when the discussion first came up, but outside of some dry "this was dragonball" discussions, not really.
That said... since my friend STILL hasn't started the manga books I lent her back around when I first posted... and I have a friend who does an ok narrator impression. If I were to do my own version of the "World of Dragonball" to sum up the original series a bit more succinctly, does anyone have any suggestions for some of the highlights?
Post by Majin Tomato on Aug 11, 2017 8:15:58 GMT -6
Again, my problem with doing that is that, by necessity, the movies only cover the superficial elements of the series... they do not cover the overarching threads of the series, such as the 2 tournaments Goku loses that help build up his final battle against Piccolo Junior. It's one of the elements I feel Dragonball has over its successor... there might be buildup in Z in terms of escalating threats, but there isn't a single continuous thread in the same way we see with Dragonball. Additionally, there are some super important things that happen in the meantime: Jackie Chun/Roshi doesn't defeat Goku out of pride or a desire for prize money (originally I typed "booty" but then I realized that might be misunderstood given we're discussing Roshi), but to help teach Goku an important lesson.
It'd be like trying to understand DBZ by only watching the movies. Yeah, you might get a feel for the characters and their attacks and even a rough idea of Super Saiyan... but who the hfil is this Vegeta guy and why is he suddenly in every film? Trunks you might get away with if you watch the special, but even that's confusing unless you watch the show and understand that he's in an alternate timeline.