Tournament of Hotties: Dragon Ball (Round 1, Part 2) [Now You Can Vote!]

Welcome back to ToH! We’re going to show some love for some animated beauties from my favorite show of all time, Dragon Ball! This tournament will encompass women from all the series (DB, Z, GT, S).

The women selected had to have at least a few lines and have their name mentioned at some point in the show (mostly). So you will see a ton of girls throughout this tournament.

And trying out something new here. Now you can vote for your favorite girl each bout. Maybe your favorite will make it to the finals?

Check out round 1 to see which of the hottest Dragon Ball characters advanced. Now let us go!

Bout #8

Marron Vs Android 18

Wow! What a match up and so sad that it takes place so early in the tournament, as these two are easily two of the hottest women in the entire series.

Marron is essentially a Bulma clone, but younger and with bigger boobs.

Android 18 is a human turned machine with a strong heart and sexy looks/personality.

Coincidentally they are both in to midgets. Clearly it pays to die half a dozen times. Your reward is ridiculously hot women who are willing to marry you.

Bout #9

Miss Piiza Vs Videl

Here are two more beautiful women. Miss Piiza is the sexily dressed girlfriend/mistress thing of Hercule Satan. Videl happens to be Hercule’s martial arts savvy and beautiful daughter. She looks really good in her tight shorts by the way.

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Bout #10

Erasa Vs Angela

Next up is two of Gohan’s classmates, both very beautiful and both would totally bang him. Angela even blackmails Gohan into going on a date with her. Based on looks alone, who should Gohan go for?

Bout #11

West Supreme Kai Vs Vados

We’ve got some godly women now! Do their looks live up to their titles?

Bout #12

Cocoa Vs Tights Brief

Next up is a beautiful actress who swindles her way into Gohan’s life, a little closer than Gohan would prefer perhaps, but if he was single, he’d be one lucky fellow.

And then there is the out-of-nowhere surprise big sister to Bulma, who looks like the younger version of her mother.

Bout #13

Kusu Vs Margarita

Two more angelic women, both in title and form.

And that’s it for part 2! We’ve still got plenty more women to go.

Make sure to cast your votes to decide who goes on to round 3! Results will be posted next week!

Tournament of Hotties: Dragon Ball (Round 1, Part 1) [Winners Revealed!]

It’s time for another Tournament of Hotties, and this time we’re going to show some love for some animated beauties from my favorite show of all time, Dragon Ball! This tournament will encompass women from all the series, (DB, Z, GT, S).

The women selected had to have at least a few lines and have their name mentioned at some point in the show (mostly). So you will see a ton of girls throughout this tournament.

And trying out something new here. Now you can vote for your favorite girl each bout. Maybe your favorite will make it to the finals?

Bout #1

Bulma Brief Vs Mai

Bulma is the beautiful blue-haired leading lady in the entire series, and is always dressed to impress. Her looks steal the show throughout the whole show save for GT. Dragon Ball and early Z more so than the others thanks to her sexy wardrobe!

Mai is also a pretty woman, but never shows herself off, too busy being a henchman or fighting to save her planet against a villainous superpower with only a rifle. So she’s got courage at any rate!

Victor

Bulma

Bulma Brief

Bout #2

Launch (Purple Hair) Vs Launch (Blond Hair)

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This is the same chick. The purple is an innocent, clueless sweetheart, the blond a psychotic criminal badass. She switches back and forth every time she sneezes. If you’re doing the bad thing to purple, you better hope she doesn’t sneeze, as blondie will kill you.

But the following photo proves if they were separate people, they’d get along just fine.

dragon ball launch love

Victor

dragon ball launch

Launch (Blond)

Bout #3

Ranfan Vs Panchy Brief

Ranfan is a martial artist who distracts her opponents with her good looks and hot bod. So if she takes of her clothes for you, chances are she just wants to kick you in the face.

Panchy Brief, on the other hand is sweet as pudding. As Bulma’s mother, it’s obvious she gave Bulma her good looks, but not quite sure where the blue hair came from. She’s always ready to prepare something sweet and delicious for you, so yeah…bonus…

Victor

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Panchy Brief

Bout #4

Hasky Vs Akana Kimidori

Hasky is a bounty hunter, which isn’t so great if she’s trying to kill you, but at least the last thing you ever see is a sexy blond.

Akana is actually from another comic book series created by the man who made Dragon Ball. She makes her appearance when Goku travels there in search of Dragon Balls. She’s pretty hot in a tank-top and shorts, so woo-hoo.

Victor

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Hasky

Bout #5

Colonel Violet Vs Melee

I’ve always heard most military women are pretty wild. Violet seems to be no exception.

Melee is a demon from Demon Land. Demons are always talked about in a negative and fearful way, but if they look and dress like her, they can’t be all that bad.

Victor

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Melee

Bout #6

Fanfan Vs Chi Chi

Fanfan is a woman Roshi and Shen used to fight over in the olden days. She looks an awful lot like Colonel Violet.

Chi Chi is the wife of Goku. She is very beautiful in this picture, and it’s definitely the prime of her life. This is when she’s 18-years-old or so at the end of Dragon Ball. Unfortunately she starts to decline almost immediately. She’s still good looking in early Z, but she seems to age faster than every other character, so by the end of Z, she’s quite old looking. ‘Tis a shame she never gets an adult version of her childhood attire.

dragon ball chi chi kid clothes

That’ll do…

Victor

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Chi Chi

Bout #7

Annin Vs Princess Snake

We’ve got two otherworldly deities competing here.

Annin watches over a furnace, likes to fight and eat noodles.

Snake likes to seduce people with hot green women and food and whatever else your heart desires, and then eats you. Both women kind of suck, but at least they’re nice to look at.

Victor

annin 2

That’s all for now! See you in part 2!

Is Goku Really That Strong?

Goku is the main protagonist of the long-running Dragon Ball series and probably the most well-known anime character of all time, thus I really don’t need to give him an introduction.

Goku is depicted as this unstoppable beast of a martial artist. When the going gets tough, the Z-fighters go to Goku to solve their problems. He’s typically the only one who can stand up to the ever more powerful villains that seem to want to kill him all the time. And even when he’s not strong enough to take them down, he pushes himself until that becomes possible.

So in the Dragon Ball universe, Goku is pretty much the top tier ass-kicker. Compared to all his companions, he is leaps and bounds above them in power. Even Vegeta, Goku’s rival Saiyan and second-most powerful fighter, always seems to be miles and miles behind Goku.

But I gotta wonder. Is Goku really as strong as the shows make him out to be? Because for the most part. Goku gets huge advantages over his comrades, mainly because he let’s them do all the hard parts, while he sits back and watches from a safe distance. So despite usually being the hero that comes out on top each story arc, he really isn’t all that deserving of it.

Allow me to explain, by going through a large amount of Goku’s battles.

Pilaf:

Goku is captured by him and only breaks loose by turning into a giant ape. Granted he beats Pilaf multiple times in the future, but their first run in he nearly dies by the shrimp.

pilaf ape

Jackie Chun:

Goku loses to him in the World Martial Arts Tournament

jackie beats goku

General Blue:

Goku fails to actually defeat him. The only things that save him from death are Bulma’s advances on Blue and a collapsing cave.

general blue bulma

Mercenary Tau:

Goku gets obliterated, and only lives by a stroke of luck. Sure he beats him later, but only after some hard training.

goku vs tau

Red Ribbon Army:

I’ll give him that one. Though that was like the equivalent of Bruce Lee knocking down a beehive with a bee suit on and armed with bee spray.

goku vs red ribbon

Tien:

Goku loses to him at the World Martial Arts Tournament

goku lose against tien

King Piccolo:

Goku gets beaten up by him a few times, and only barely manages to defeat him in the end, even after going through great lengths to gain a lot of strength.

goku losing to king piccolo

Piccolo:

Goku barely manages to win this fight in the World Martial Arts Tournament, so I guess he’s not a total wuss. But Piccolo had to fight Krillin and Kami before taking on Goku. While he was able to defeat them easily, they gave him more trouble than expected, thus he had to use up more energy, especially when reversing the Evil Containment Wave.

Goku had to fight Tien, who he beat easily, but with some effort, and then had a nice break against Chi-Chi, who posed no challenge at all. So Piccolo was clearly the more fatigued fighter going into their match.

goku vs piccolo

Raditz:

Goku flat out loses, and only manages to actually help kill Raditz by holding him down while Piccolo deals out the only attack between them powerful enough to kill Raditz. And Goku dies. So yeah. Weak.

goku dying against raditz

Nappa

Goku wins this fight easily, but only because Nappa had been fighting for a very long time, taking many attacks from a whole lot of fighters and using up a lot of energy in the process.

goku beats nappa

Vegeta:

He loses spectacularly. Only with the combined powers of himself, Krillin, Gohan, and Yajirobe, and extreme luck, does Vegeta finally go down.

goku kicked by vegeta

Ginyu Force:

Goku beats Recoome in one shot. Like Nappa, Recoome had taken a lost of abuse and expelled a large amount of energy, so sorry Goku, not that impressive.

Sure he managed to defeat Burter easily enough. But was he really all that strong? They always boasted how fast he was, so he probably wasn’t very strong. So as long as Goku could catch him, knocking him out shouldn’t be too difficult.

Jeice, well, he just seems like a big wuss, and is easily defeated by Vegeta later on, so that just shows Goku’s not so great.

And Captain Ginyu? Goku loses to him without them practically even fighting.

goku after body change

Frieza:

Frieza barely even tries in this fight, and completely obliterates Goku. And this is after Frieza has been fighting for a very long time, getting beat up a whole lot, and transforming three times, something that takes up a whole lot of energy.

Even after turning Super Saiyan, which only happens because the ones who counted on him to protect them die, Goku still barely manages to win, and only does because Frieza’s cut down by his own attack. So his own power could destroy him. Not Goku’s.

And krikey! Goku wasn’t even strong enough to kill him with a final blow. Frieza lived through that, and a planet exploding, while cut in two. So Goku, you don’t impress me.

goku vs frieza

Android 19:

Goku loses. Blame his heart condition all you want. But he fought first, which he hardly ever does, and just couldn’t win.

goku vs android 19

Cell:

Goku fights first and loses. He can’t even beat a Cell Jr.

goku vs cell

Pikkon:

They tie in Other-World Tournament. Jeez, the guy can’t even legitimately beat some no-name dead guy in a filler episode.

goku other world tmt

Yakkon:

So Goku wins this fight. But that’s because Yakkon isn’t all that strong. Like at all. He just hides in the dark, and uses his opponents blindness against them, which obviously means he’s compensating for his lack of strength.

yakkon

Majin Vegeta:

He loses. Sure he was holding back, but that’s his problem.

majin vegeta knocks out goku

Majin Buu:

This one’s a little complicated, as he fights he so many times in different forms.

He draws against fat Buu but later claims he could have beaten him, but wasn’t trying to. Yeah, keep telling yourself that, Goku.

He beats Buu viciously when fused with Vegeta, so that doesn’t count.

And he gets wrecked against Kid Buu, though again claims he could have beaten him if he had gone all out at the start of the fight.

He eventually does beat Buu, only after Vegeta and fat Buu hold him off for him so he could gather energy. But Goku can’t take credit, because the brilliant stategy to beat Buu was orchestrated by Vegeta, the butt-ton of energy required to destroy Buu did not belong to Goku, and he only managed to successfully overpower Buu with said energy after being healed by the eternal dragon. So yeah, not really Goku’s win.

goku vs kid buu

Beerus:

Goku loses. But he puts up the best fight among all the Z-fighters because he hides in the shadows while he watches all his friends get the hell beat out them so he can develop a strategy that he fails to come up with anyway. He also needs the power from five other Saiyans to become a Super Saiyan God to be able to stand up to Beerus, so not his own doing. And he still loses.

And let’s face it. Beerus was only ever hit by Goku because Vegeta punched him so damn hard that it shook up the Egyptian cat so much that he couldn’t focus when it came time to fighting Goku. Also, Beerus wasn’t even trying.

goku vs beerus

Golden Frieza:

He loses. The only hope he had of winning was because Frieza ran out of energy. Before that, he was in big trouble. And he still lost. And he would have died had Whis not saved the day, giving Goku another chance to save the world.

golden frieza vs goku

Frost:

He loses.

goku lost

Hit:

The only reason he does well against Hit is because Vegeta is used as a guinea pig. Watching Vegeta fight him allowed him to learn his Time-Skipping technique, but only after Whis explained it to him. Something Vegeta did not have the luxury of. And Goku still loses.

And Hit kills him immediately in their second fight.

hit vs goku

Goku Black/Zamasu:

He gets repeatedly destroyed by this pair. He actually never even manages to defeat them.

goku black zamasu goku

Bergamo:

Okay, so Goku wins this one. Big deal. They aren’t even in the same league. It’s like a 20-year-old punching a 10-year-old in the face.

goku vs bergamo

Jiren:

Goku fights and beats a lot of fighters in the Tournament of Power, but we’ll just focus on the main antagonist, Jiren. Long story short, Goku loses to him several times.

jiren beats goku

So I covered a lot of his fights, but not nearly all of them. These were mostly some of the bigger, more noteable ones.

The fact is, Goku only wins by joining the fight late, to take on fatigued fighters or else watching others fight first, and usually can only win with help of a handful of others.

So you are a great big wuss Goku!

 

 

Guardian of the Earth-Kami’s Neglectful Job

I have been watching Dragon Ball and Dragon Ball Z in their entirety the past few months and while I love the series, there is one thing that really stands out that makes me ask “WTF!” And that is the position of guardian of the Earth, more specifically, Kami.

What a BS character. We are first introduced to Kami in season 4 of Dragon Ball, shortly after King Piccolo’s defeat at the hands of Goku. Goku climbs all the way up to Kami’s Lookout high in the atmosphere I would assume. Why is his lookout so high up? While it never is said, I imagine it is so the guardian can easily watch over the entire planet, protecting it from well…I suppose…everything. Kami is the guardian after all. This would be fine and dandy except for the fact that Kami is a lazy, old piece of garbage who has nothing on his mind except making sure Mr. Popo waters the flowers everyday. I mean seriously, he is a piece of crap, only twice ever doing anything to help the earth.

Image result for kami splitting  with king piccoloLet’s start from the beginning. Kami wants to become guardian of the Earth, but has a darkness inside him, so his predecessor does not approve of him to take the throne. In answer to this, Kami figures out how to remove this dark side of him, which becomes an entire evil entity known as Piccolo. This is where Kami’s BS really starts. Yep, right here, before he is even guardian of the Earth.

Having been removed from all darkness and evil, Kami ascends to the throne. Yet ironically, Piccolo immediately sets out to destroy and invade Earth. And what does Kami do about it?

Absolutely nothing!

So, in his haste and greed to become protector of the Earth, he creates a being that would destroy it, and then takes no responsibility for this evil twin. He just sits back and revels on his throne. What does he care if Piccolo kills everyone on Earth with his great power and demon army?

No, instead the burden falls on Master Mutaito (I am guessing on the spelling here). That’s right, some poor martial artist, after seeing all but two of his martial arts students murdered at the hands of Piccolo and his demons, along with half the world’s population, the martial arts master develops the Evil Containment Wave, using his own life force to perform the move and trap the evil demon. A noble sacrifice. One that you might think the guardian of the Earth might make. But no, he was too busy doing nothing at all.

 

King Piccolo returns decades later, and Kami shows his ignorance for his job once again,  allowing Piccolo to kill a whole lot of people before Goku steps up and takes him down.

Goku then climbs to Kami’s Lookout, only to find that the two inhabitants are both far stronger than Goku and Piccolo. That’s right, Goku had to give it everything he had to beat Piccolo, yet Kami reveals himself to be far beyond Piccolo’s powers. But he couldn’t be bothered to go fight his evil side. Why would he when there’s little kids willing to do the task? Image result for goku fighting king piccolo

Kami informs Goku that Piccolo spat out an egg and that he must face what hatches at the next Martials Arts Tournament. Kami tells Goku he must live at the lookout and learn all that he can teach. Yet, Kami can’t even be bothered to train him. He makes Mr. Popo do it.

db142-31.jpgWhen the time comes and Piccolo Jr. shows up, Kami disguises himself as a human named Hero and actually goes down to Earth to stop Piccolo, fearing Goku would not be able to do so. In other words, Kami makes a noble sacrifice as guardian for the first time ever. His plans backfire, and its Goku who winds up having to save him, actually preventing Goku from giving it his all until Kami was rescued. So he ends up being nothing but a liability.

The next great threat on Earth is the Saiyans. Kami eases his conscience by training the Z fighters to prepare for the battle, doing nothing otherwise to save his planet.

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Then Garlic Jr. comes and takes over his lookout and almost turns all the people of Earth into his puppets. With Mr. Popo’s encouragement, the duo set off into some weird dimension to save the Earth. Mr.Popo had to constantly hold his hand through the whole thing, but in the end, he did something useful for the Earth. But we all know his real motivation behind it. He was ticked off something awful that someone else was sitting in his chair.

While he was whimpering in that dimension, Gohan, Piccolo and Krillin were stuck fighting the immortal monster. Seems pretty convenient for Kami…

But the real kicker is in the android saga. When Trunks, Gohan and Bulma discover Cell’s shed skin, Kami reveals that he has sensed a great evil for FOUR YEARS! He sat back and watched it fester, growing day by day. But do you think he mentioned it to anybody? Do you think he got down off his throne and went to take out the significantly weaker evil on his own? Nah, he just ignored it. This tactic has always worked out for him before, so he was sure it would now too. The Z fighters, they would take care of it, while he takes all the credit from the guardian galactic council or something in their monthly meetings.

Kami finally gives up his life more or less to fuse back with Piccolo to power him up so they could defeat the androids. The only reason he did this was because he was like 500 years old and about to keel over anyway. A convenient way to live a little longer. He offered Piccolo the job of Guardian of the Earth when he sensed his time was near. If Kami fused with him, maybe Piccolo might one day take that job, so he could resume sitting in his chair, as power hungry as ever. What an A-Hole!

Image result for kami splitting  with king piccolo

Another thing that bothers me is that he states I think in the Saiyan saga that the Eternal Dragon is only as powerful as its creator, in this case Kami. So that is why they could not wish to destroy the Saiyans or whoever they wanted to with the dragon, for it was not within Kami’s power.

So what I get out of this revelation is that Kami has the ability to bring people back to life, grant immortality, and basically grant any wish anyone may desire.

If that is true, then wtf Kami? Why do you never bring people back to life on your own? The Z fighters fight all your battles, you think the least you could do is bring back the ones that die to save the Earth, or use your powers to undo the horrible wreckage that all the villains who plague the Earth have wrought.

I am sure his power is limited in person, having to channel it through the dragon instead, but that’s just what he wants you to think…Kami you wrinkly, old bag. F U.

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Dragon Ball Super American Release?

 

If you are an avid Dragon Ball fan, then you likely have been watching English subbed episodes of Dragon Ball Super as they air every Sunday. It has been over a year since it debuted in Japan, one season is over, they are in the third saga and yet we still have no word if there is even going to be an American version with the returning voices of our favorite cast. I am sure there will be eventually, but what are they waiting for? Though I’ve watched all 35 episodes so far, I would immediately watch them again, for watching English dubbed versions is almost like watching a whole new show, and to me will really hit home when I hear Chris Sabat voicing Vegeta and Piccolo, Sean Schemmal as our beloved Goku. I will feel like a kid growing up all over again and I. Can. Not. Wait!

For those who have not seen it, it is a great show. It has a slow start to it, but really picks up after several episodes. The first few suffer from poor animation quality as well, but this too is remedied fairly quickly. But other than that, it feels like another season of Dragon Ball Z. My first thought upon watching was, “Wow, it is like they never stopped making them.” It unfortunately keeps up with its infuriatingly slow pace to build suspense and wonder, and leaves you completely hanging on the edge at the end of each epsiode, forcing you to wait an entire week to see what happens next, just like when we were kids. I find myself longing for the day when I own the complete series on Blu-ray, so that I can just binge watch until my heart is content, just like I can do for DB, DBZ and GT.               

The series takes place right after the defeat of Majin Buu, so Dragon Ball GT did not happen yet, but there is no telling if it ever will run up until the events of GT, or erase it completely, which I am sure many fans would prefer the latter.

I urge any fan to watch the subbed versions, but if you can’t handle watching shows in foreign languages like so many people I know, then just know that you are in for a treat when it finally airs here.

 

 

 

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