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Kame hame haaaaa!
#1
I cannot believe there isn't a Dragonball thread... [img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/blink.gif[/img]

This is a manga that shaped a lot of our childhoods no? I know that I learned a lot of Japanese by reading these comics [img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/tongue.gif[/img]

So, who was your favourite character? Who did you most want to be?
What was your favourite storyline?
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#2
I was reading Dragon Ball real time from the end of the regular series going into Z. That's when humour started being replaced more frequently by elongated battle sequences that would last many many episodes. Still cool though. I always liked Gohan, bit of a goody but still goofy in the Toriyama way. Piccolo's an awesome character too. Yajirobe and Mr.Satan are always good for a laugh. I used to watch the reruns when I still had cable before I moved recently. Oh man, can't forget Dr.Gero, haha, he was a good character. Pafupafu all the way!

It's funny how the kids anime in Japan turned into a worldwide non-Japanese otaku phenomenon though [img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/dry.gif[/img]
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#3
i have seen a real person doing kamehameha. i kid you not. i saw this japanese old man who moved a a stack of tissues doing kamehameha. i was into dragon ball. from pre tv from shonen jump days. but half way i lost interest. however i do think dragon ball is a classic.
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#4
A stack of tissues? [img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/eh.gif[/img]
I'm sure Son Goku would be jealous [img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/giggle2.gif[/img]

I do believe in æ°— though [img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/yes2.gif[/img]
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#5
Totally digged Gohan.

My favourite saga was the saga involving the androids and seru (Cell). Gohan was so awesome when he defeated Seru with that one armed kamehameha with his fathers spirit behind it after seru had come back even stronger after Goku sacrificed himself to kill seru.
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#6
Can't remember the stroy but every morning at primary school in Japan, two kids got to choose a song for the class to sing and write up the words on the board. We sung the Dragonball Song...

Kao wo kerareta chikyuu ga okootee (okootee)
Kazan wo bakuhatsu saseruuuu....
Toketa koori no naka ni
Kyouryuu ga itara
Summat summat

Shala head shalaaa

That's actually what it said in the subtitles. "Head."
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#7
Vegeta and Piccolo. I don't have a favourite saga but I suppose Freeza was memorable.

I also have the very first book of DB (not DBZ) and I like that too.
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#8
I never read the comic but I never lost any episode. My favorite character was Vegeta. He was a badass but had a good heart.
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#9
wow, a live action movie!?! Toriyama Akira must be laughing all the way to a Swiss bank. who would've thought the series would get this much traction overseas.
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#10
In the English dubbed version, my fav. character was Trunks. Half the time I didn't know what was going on b/c I watched the series in Chinese.

Did it kill anyone else that one fight scene would take about 15 episodes?
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<!--quoteo(post=199536:date=Dec 21 2007, 06:22 PM:name=Michelle)-->QUOTE(Michelle @ Dec 21 2007, 06:22 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}><!--quotec-->In the English dubbed version, my fav. character was Trunks. Half the time I didn't know what was going on b/c I watched the series in Chinese.

Did it kill anyone else that one fight scene would take about 15 episodes?<!--QuoteEnd--><!--QuoteEEnd-->

oh yeah! most of the time they were just breathing
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#12
my favourite's definitely trunks!
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#13
This has got to stop where Hollywood makes movies out of animations. [img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/thumbdown.gif[/img]
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#14
haha, yeah, he just dragged on the fight scenes because they were weekly serials. sorta like charles dickens and his uber descriptive writing style because his novels were also originally serials. i love the little bits of off the wall comedy thrown into the mix though, DB had better fighting/comedy balance than DBZ.
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#15
When Vegeta says to Trunks
"Mama wo... Buruma wo tanonnda zo"

I've always liked DB more than DBZ though. More as a comedy/fighting manga than the whole saiya-jin saga.
Was it the manga or the anime where Arare-chan (Dr. Slump?) cameos and rides goku's cloud? haha

I heard the other day over here that the title GT (Dragon Ball GT) was named that way to say "Gomennasai Toriyama" cos they made the entire series without his permission. Just a rumour? haha
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#16
Yeah, Toriyama must've messed up the rights to the series with his contract (unlike Lucas with SW), I hope he's getting the windfall he deserves for its worldwide popularity right now. Very secretive man, his face never appears in the media (like Daft Punk). I've seen bits and pieces of GT, wasn't interesting at all.
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#17
While the live action movie is definitely being planned, sorry to say but that trailer was a fake [img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/smile.gif[/img]

The movie is currently being planned for next year, and from what I know, that trailer wasn't anything like the movie. [img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/wink2.gif[/img]


(The movie isn't DBZ - it's about the original Dragonball series...)
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#18
<!--quoteo(post=199496:date=Dec 20 2007, 03:43 PM:name=yruka)-->QUOTE(yruka @ Dec 20 2007, 03:43 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}><!--quotec-->check out the movie coming out on 2008<!--QuoteEnd--><!--QuoteEEnd-->

Nah im not gonna check it out, cuz Goku is going to be played by a white guy. Plus it's made by hollywood. So by default this dragonball movie is going to suck, and so goku being played by a white guy just keeps adding insult to injury.












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<!--quoteo(post=205932:date=Apr 1 2008, 03:38 AM:name=gh3tt0nikkei)-->QUOTE(gh3tt0nikkei @ Apr 1 2008, 03:38 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}><!--quotec-->Nah im not gonna check it out, cuz Goku is going to be played by a white guy. Plus it's made by hollywood. So by default this dragonball movie is going to suck, and so goku being played by a white guy just keeps adding insult to injury.<!--QuoteEnd--><!--QuoteEEnd-->

You make it sound like there is a way for a real person to play Goku and *not* have the movie suck.
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#20
Haha, they should've gotten two actors because Goku does basically turn white after becoming a super-saiya-jin.
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