Dragon Ball Z

Otaku Evolution Episode 143 - Bardock: Father of Goku

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If the opening bit seems familiar, the first part is from Episode 97, "Mid Year English Dub Review III", but I added a bit more of me fighting recolored Free---er, Golex. You wouldn't believe how difficult it was to customize those fighting poses with the skeleton armor. I need to work on the beam effects, though. I used Dragon Ball Z sound effects for it, as you probably can tell.

Anyway, it's time for me to rant about Dragon Ball Minus and the newest Broly movie. Yeah, I know I'm doing a review of Bardock: Father of Goku, but I spend most of the time griping about the lore mining in the DB franchise in general, and my complaints about Minus in particular. Can we please stop doing Bardock stories? It was enough a long time ago, the mystique is long gone.

Otaku Evolution Episode 117 - Dragon Ball Z: Broly - The Legendary Super Saiyan

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My final entry in this year's Dragon Ball Month is the eighth Dragon Ball Z movie, that one with the mountain of muscles who dumb people seem to enjoy. Seriously, Broly is a complete waste, because he's not even really a character. He's such a two(at best)-dimensional villain, and yet they give him this back story to try to get us to sympathize, or at least understand. Sorry, but that only works for characters with personalities. With Broly, it's just a lot of wasted potential. Granted, at least they tried, but maybe they should have shifted that effort into giving him something that defines his role, aside from a lot of screaming, and cry-induced insanity. Sure, most DBZ movie villains are shallow, even in the better movies, but this is a case of aiming high and falling low.

Otaku Evolution Episode 116 - Dragon Ball Z: Dead Zone

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I had to move this video to BitChute because Toei is run by assholes.

 

I really should cut down on these long pre-credit and post-credit sequences, and I'll probably do that soon, but for now, I spend days meticulously putting them together. It makes me appreciate animation more, because they're barely animated, just a step or two above a slide show. I don't know if I intended them to continue story ideas from my comic strips (which frankly, I can't see anybody getting unless they read them, which nobody did) or they're there to provide atmosphere/pad runtime. I both love and loathe making them. Perhaps I simply want to show off. But if I didn't, I wouldn't be making these videos at all.

 

Dragon Ball Kai - Episode 111 Review

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Episode 111, "What Incredible Kids!! The Great Struggles of No. 18"
 

 

*****SPOILERS*****

 

Synopsis: Goku, Vegeta, and Gohan are losing patience waiting for Babidi's next fighter. Back at the Budoukai, Mighty Mask (Goten and Trunks) and 18 engage in intense hand to hand combat in the air while Mr. Satan looks on in dismay. 18 is formidable, forcing the boys to both transform into Super Saiyans. However, 18 recognizes the aura and exposes them. The two children are disqualified, and not wanting to get in trouble, they fly off. Now the finalists are down to 18 and Mr. Satan and the latter knows he doesn't stand a chance. Goten and Trunks encounter Videl on her way back to the arena.

 

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