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Remember Dragon Ball? That was pretty cool, if I remember right.

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Remember Dragon Ball?
That was pretty cool, if I remember right. Oolong kept showing up and stealing wishes, wishing for pantsu. Goku was going to resurrect some kids dad, but Oolong came by and won
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I'm currently watching through it for my first time. On episode 30.
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>>145133443
The first arc was establishing the characters and some goofy adventures with mystical creatures, no humans died in it, at least around Goku. Goku wished back the dad of the native kid in the second arc though. The panties wish was a funny way to wrap up the first part though.
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Dragon Ball is great, much better than Z.
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>>145133443
The Goku and friend's adventures were the only good thing about the whole franchise. Everything went to shit when DBZ came around.
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>>145133811
Toriyama should go back to it.
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>>145133811
I don't think you can have regular good times with pals. Not with smart phones, which Bulma would give them all.
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>>145133443
>>145133826

It went to shit after the first volume. After that it was just a series of fighting tournaments, no more adventure.
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>>145133811
Agreed. The problem with Z is that it always has to escalate by magnitudes, it can't be a slow and steady power climb. All of the mystical and super natural elements of Dragonball was pretty much ripped out as soon as Z started and Goku was told he was an alien. Sure, there was the afterlife, but it was more or less turned into a storage bin for characters for them to return later.

GT tried to mend the formula by trying to bring back more adventuring elements, but it suffered to much from carrying all of the problems with Z on its back and brought out the worst of both Dragonball and Z
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>>145133913
But the red ribbon army arc was still pretty awesome. Especially the end.
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>>145133913
Explain yourself, there were adventures in between tournaments, barring the time between the King Piccolo and Piccolo Jr. arcs
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I just read through Dragon Ball and although I like the early humor bits, I think my favorite parts are the times between Goku's fight with Tao Pai, and Goku defeating Jr. in the Budokai.

So basically the part that's a blend between DB and DBZ.
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>>145134638
No, it's literally just Dragon Ball.
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>>145134775
I felt like everything in DB had more weight to it. The first time the big bad threatened to destroy the planet (Piccolo, after destroying shenron) actually mattered to me. Also I was more interested in Goku aging than I ever was with Gohan. Gohan turned out to be a disappointment at the end of the series.
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>>145133811
DB has the perfect mix of serious action and goofy stuff, and the serious action wasn't too edgy
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Half the jokes in dB are plagerized or unfunny pantsu shit.

The only thing of value before the red ribbon arc is the machine designs
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>>145133443
if only dbs was like it, but no, it is actually appealing retards
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>>145134885
It knew when to be goofy, I can't really think of any moments where something comedic was shoved in the wrong place.
The Buu Saga was initially goofy but gave way to the darker plot. The driving episode was a fun and goofy episode which dived into the idea of what it would be like for these powerful warriors adjusting to day to day life.
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>>145135236
There's truth to this. I think people on /a/ just pretend to really enjoy early DB because they're hipsters that need to be culled.

There wasn't anything especially funny about early DB. It certainly isn't funny enough to justify a reread, so I usually skip those parts.
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>>145136007
We enjoy it because it's more fun.
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>>145136007
I rewatched DB recently and I enjoyed it more than DBZ. It's not hilarious comedy, but it's fun, has good action, nice characters, and it doesn't take itself too seriously.

As far as the anime goes, it also has much better pacing than DBZ.
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>>145136007
Have you considered that Dragon Ball is just better? Not just as a statement to offset the status quo and the popularity Z has? Z was cool when I was a kid and preteen, I remember watching it early in the morning at like 6 am before school and on the weekend.

I recently marathoned both DB and DBZ and DB has more meaningful fights, the story is better paced and the training felt like it meant something and had a real character development.

In contrast, the pacing in Z was bad, like in the Freeza fight where those precious five minutes lasted for an hour. The training was a means to power up and vehicle to progress the story, the main exception to this was Gohan's training with Goku in the time chamber.

I get why people like Z more because it is more adrenaline pumping with bigger and escalating battles. But I enjoy the story of a boy in a magical world having adventures and making his way through the martial arts world as the world grows darker and more lethal as he is exposed more to the horrors of this world.
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>>145133443
I loved dragon ball when it was about silly adventures. It went downhill when it just villain of the arc.
>>145133913
There are more adventures between the tournament arcs. Also, the tournaments were actually pretty fun in the beginning.
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>>145133443
it's so stupid.. he was literally travelling with a teenage girl.. just steal panties while she's asleep and run away.. you don't ask a magical dragon that can grant any wish you want for panties.. he could have wished to become a human
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>>145133443
Wasn't Goku going to ressurect grandfather Gohan?
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>>145137555
Nope.Gohan wanted to stay because muh afterlife chicks
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>>145136810
I wasn't referring to DB in its entirety. I was specifically referencing the few gag bits that appear in the very beginning of the manga (mostly before RR), and dwindle as the series goes on.

>>145137378
I do think DB is better you illiterate fucktard. Fucking Christ I hate this site sometimes.
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>>145137378
This. I loved DBZ as a child, but even though I still like it, I couldn't bring myself to rewatch it now.

DB has a more enjoyable story, better fights and is more lighthearted.
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>>145137929
The way you made it worded it it gave me the impression that you see it as inferior and wanting to cull hipsters for liking the early parts certainly gave me a negative impression of your position on Dragon Ball. This is also barring what you refer to as early parts because there are quite a number of events in the early parts before the Red Ribbon Army kicked off in full force.
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>>145137378
Also watched both recently, Z was just dragging on for fucking ever, it would have been a much better show if it had 200 episodes instead of 300. It had good moments though, but it's not as charming as DB and that pacing is too much ass, also it got worse with each arc.
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>>145133443
Was bulma a virgin when the series started?
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>>145136007
No, DBZ just sucks and the manga is vastly superior. The only thing valuable it contributed to the world is Goku learning how to drive.
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>>145141275
>reread
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>>145140919
She probably was.
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>>145137378
>I liked the part where boy goes on mystic adventures and shit
The term is loss of innocence.
When we are young everything is an adventure, when we are old everything is just stimuli.
DB and DBZ both replicate these points.
DB is just an innocent adventure, with slightly crude jokes pointed towards our innocence at not knowing what sex is, and having a few actually intense fight scenes (the final fight of the tournament for instance). Anyways DBZ is just ok well we are adults, still going on adventures, but you already know what life is by this point. Here are just fight scenes.
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>>145133443
I'm currently re watching it, still lots of fun.
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>>145141309
re read what? You said /a/ only likes DB better because they're hipsters. DB is better because DBZ is a dogshit adaption.
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Goku was always a little heartbreaker. How did such an autistic creature attract chicks?
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>>145141634
He was very innocent and adorable.
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>>145136007

Nah. I watched DBZ from the ages of 5 to 9, and then watched DB when I was 10-11, and I enjoyed DB far more. I've since rewatched both, and I think I appreciate DB more than ever.
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>>145141795
I enjoy DB far more than DBZ too, dumbass.
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>>145141821

I never claimed otherwise.
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>>145135891
>The driving episode
This is still my favorite episode of Z
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>DB
>DBZ

>ITT retarded animefags
Read the manga you fools
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>>145142036
I've read it more than enough, I still prefer to refer to them separately.
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>>145144654
me 2
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>>145141634

>tfw no red head gohan
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>>145133841
No
Toriyama should just stop
He's lost all his talent by now
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>>145144654
>>145147049
Then you're retarded it's the same shit.
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>>145148657
I know autism is hard, but you're just going to have to believe us, nobody cares but you. DBZ is okay, DB is better.
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