Tournament of Hotties: Dragon Ball (Round 2, Part 3) [Winners Revealed!]

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 everything that’s happened listed here!

Now let’s finish off round 2!

 

Bout #9

 

Bikal

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Vs

 

Caway

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Bikal is a sexy vampire-looking lady whose skin-tight leotard thing leaves little to the imagination.

She can suck on me any time!

While Bikal is the dark side, Caway seems to be more on the side of light.

Caway is both fierce and sexy, just like Bikal!

 

Victor

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Caway

 

Bout #10

 

Hop

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Vs

 

Cocotte

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Hop is part cat, but really just a purple human with a slammin’ body and cat accessories. I’m willing to bet she has all the accessories we need for a good time however.

 

Cocotte is also a purple humanoid with large breasts and a skin tight Pride Trooper uniform. She too most definitely has an incredible body with all the goods under it.

 

Victor

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Cocotte

 

We have out final bout for round 2 up next! It’s time for another threesome!

Bout #11

 

Kefla

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Vs

 

Bulla

 

Vs

 

Valese

 

Kefla is the stunning fusion of Dragon Ball babes Caulifla and Kale, clearly bringing out the best features of both.

 

Bulla is the beautiful daughter of Bulma and Vegeta who seems to age far faster than normal people ought to. Though being half-Saiyan, I guess she isn’t exactly normal.

She also seems to be into women…

 

Valese is Goten’s sexy date. She’s a ditz, but she’s kind and beautiful. But only one of those traits matter in this tournament.

And yes, she is with Bulla in that one picture above. So bonus points!

 

Victor

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Kefla

 

That’s it for round 2! Be sure to check out all the hottest girls in round 3!

 

Tournament of Hotties: Dragon Ball (Round 2, Part 2) [Winners Revealed!]

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 everything that’s happened listed here!

Now let’s get another dose of beautiful women!

Bout #5

 

Videl

Vs

Erasa

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Videl is the headstrong and physically very strong wife of Gohan. She is beautiful in Super, but her best looks are definitely when she’s a bratty teenager.

Videl is the original wearer of yoga pants, and looks incredible in them.

Erasa is Videl’s best friend and would probably bang Gohan if given the chance. That lucky son of a…

There’ no denying she’s gorgeous. It’s hard to not look good in that tube-top.

Now let’s see how close these two friends really are!

Gohan is lucky indeed.

 

Victor

Videl

 

Bout #6

 

Vados

Vs

Cocoa

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Vados is the beautiful yet conservative dresser of Universe 6. She’s infinitely powerful. Does she have the beauty to match?

Under her robes is certainly a perfect body, and it would be heavenly if only she shared it.

Cocoa is a beautiful actress who also would like to have Gohan in bed. Man, what is with this guy? He can get every hot chick around.

 

Victor

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Cocoa

 

Bout #7

Marcarita

 

Vs

 

Heles

 

Marcarita is the angel of Universe 11. She doesn’t say or show much in the show, as she is a minor character and is forced to wear the loose and large garb of the angels. But her body is probably quite angelic. Here’s some proof.

That’s a body worth traveling across universes for.

 

Heles is a god of destruction, and one obsessed with spreading love.

Works for me.

 

Victor

Heles

 

Bout #8

Caulifla

 

Vs

Kakunsa

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Caulifla is the fighting prodigy from Universe 6. She also believes shirts get in the way of her fighting it seems, which is never a bad thing.

She is tough and spunky, and would probably show you a crazy night.

Kakunsa is a much lesser character. She’s easily the most beautiful of the little love triangle of universe 2, and the only one who remains so after transforming. Her skin tight costume definitely helps with that.

 

Victor

Caulifla

 

That’s it for now. We’ve got one more part for round 2 coming your way soon!

 

Tournament of Hotties: Dragon Ball (Round 1, Part 3) [Winners Revealed!]

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 part 1 and part 2 to see which of the hottest Dragon Ball characters have advanced so far. Now let us find some more!

 

Bout #14

Heles Vs Yurin

Two beautiful women to start off part 3.

Heles is the only female god of destruction, and she looks the part well, showing off her amazing body.

Yurin is a student of Tien, and with some help from Master Roshi, is one of the sexiest martial artists of all time.

Victor

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Heles

 

Bout #15

Caulifla Vs Kale

These two are Saiyans from Universe 6, which still has women.

Caulifla’s eye catching attire and saucy attitude make her hard to miss.

Kale is much more shy and really only talks to Caulifla. She shows off a tiny bit of her abdomen, but her base form is far more attractive than when she goes Super crazy.

But when she gets her act together, she takes on another, prettier appearance.

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Caulifla and Kale are very close, so much so that they refer to each other as sisters. While it is more or less clear Caulifla understands this meaning, Kale seems to think sister means girlfriend or something like that. Which of course opens up many possibilities, such as…

 

Victor

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Caulifla

 

Bout #16

Ribrianne Vs Kakunsa

These two are part of a trio of beautiful warriors famous in Universe 2 for spreading love all over the place. They could spread their love all over here too, as long as they don’t transform.

 

Victor

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Kakunsa

 

Bout #17

Roasie Vs Bikal

Roasie is the final famous warrior from the trio mentioned in the previous bout. She’s got some sort of Velma vibe going on, but it works for her.

Bikal is a sexy flying demon-vampire thing by the looks of it. I wouldn’t mind spending an afterlife with her. In those tights, she is a woman to die for.

 

Victor

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Bout #18

Caway Vs Dercori

Two more hot participants from the Tournament of Power.

I dig Caway’s mystical garb. She wears it quite well.

Dercori has a somewhat similar get-up, but her weird wrinkly shoulders are hardly the eye-catcher’s Caway’s are. But she is able to stretch out her limbs, which could prove useful in some ways…

 

Victor

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Caway

 

Bout #19

Hop Vs Sorrel

This bout is for the furries…well sort of. While they resemble a cat and rabbit, they pretty much look like humans with off-color skin which they like to show off and have animal ears and tails. A bit odd that the cat girl is named Hop. How ironic.

 

Victor

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Hop

 

And that’s it for part 3! We’ve got one more string of bouts to conclude round 1 coming next week! See you then!

Master Roshi Dragon Ball Spin-Off Series

Wouldn’t this be a fascinating thing?

In Dragon Ball, especially in the first few seasons, Master Roshi is this mysterious master of martial arts who is without question the most powerful man on the planet. And what makes him even more intriguing is that he is well past his prime.

There are many things about his past that are worth seeing. Master Roshi has many objects that beg origin stories on how he came across them, and there are many events mentioned that need to be expanded upon.

They delve slightly into his past, but we need a full show now! It could start with him training under Mutaito with Shen and just show him progress through his long life. I mean, the man is like 500 years old or something. That’s a lot of potential content.

Things I would like to see are a more developed relationship with his sister, fortune-teller Baba, and best friend Shen.

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How he found the fountain of youth

How he obtained Baby Gamera and the Bansho Fan

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The first invasion attempt of King Piccolo

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His climb to the top of Korrin’s Tower and the three years he spent there and when he got the nimbus cloud

How he developed the Kamehameha Wave

How he learned to push his limits beyond that of human potential

Why he became the Turtle Hermit

How he learned to make his muscles huge at will

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When he became renowned as the strongest man in the world

These are all just some things about his life that could make for some exciting episodes.

It could go up to him taking on Gohan and Ox King as students and then focus on those two and their back stories a bit as well, and then end the show around the time Gohan finds Goku, thus nicely tying it right into Dragon Ball.

It wouldn’t be a show like Z and Super with big powerups and explosions, but more straight martial arts action with some epic parts thrown in.

I hope one day this becomes a real thing, because I think it would be a fun ride to see one of Dragon Ball’s most intriguing and pervy characters grow into the personality and life that we know so well.

 

The Hate for Dragon Ball Super Is Laughable…Nostalgia To Blame?

This is really a continuation off of my last post…Nostalgia Prevents Progression.

I originally was going to make this a quick example, but found I had quite a bit to say about it…so here goes.

 Dragon Ball Super is amazing…to me anyway. It had a bit of a slow start, but has since picked up to be even better than Z.

But I see a lot more hate for the show than love, which is ridiculous. But nostalgia has struck again it seems.

The first thing I noticed about DBS is that it feels just like DBZ, as if the show never stopped. There are some minor differences of course, the way each series was different, but the core is still there- Goku beating the crap out of people. And actually a lot of the humor in the show is reminiscent of Dragon Ball.

But here is where I get a laugh about things. The biggest complaints about Z were inconsistent power levels, slow moving episodes with too much powering up, too much filler and much of the cast being left in the dust due to being unable to keep up with Goku and Vegeta.

In Super, the stories and fights are much more condensed, wrapping things up in a quarter of the time it took for Z. Instead of a villain being the main focus for 3 or more seasons, they keep it down to one. This hurts the story telling a bit, since there is less time to spread it out, but that doesn’t mean the stories are bad. The Black Saga had a great story and was well told.

So in other words, the show moves much faster and it feels like a lot more has happened in it, despite being like half as long as Z. And there are no lengthy power ups that I can recall. Though, really, there weren’t many in Z either if I’m being honest. It’s more building anticipation than anything.

People complain that there is too much talking during fights in Super. My response to this…Have you ever watched any of the other Dragon Ball series. This one is by far the least guilty, except for maybe Dragon Ball. Goku’s fight with Frieza stands out to me the most. I am pretty sure Bulma and King Kai have more air time during the fight than the two fighting.

 

Is this annoying? Usually, but from a production stand point, this is all understandable. It is a lot of time and effort to just make people fight for an entire episode and it could become rather dull and expensive, though it is hard to see how on the former. But most people don’t realize this. And the DB series usually take these moments to explain what’s going on, or else show the effects the battles are having elsewhere. So, to me, this isn’t really all that big of an issue.

Now for filler. Super does have filler, though not nearly as much as Z. And the filler is actually quite good, not to say that some of Z’s wasn’t, though most of it was awful and boring. In Super, the filler usually consists of quite a bit of action and/or comedy.

And really, filler is necessary, because it would be pretty dull to save the world from a villain one episode, and then be threatened by another the next. Super does a great job with the filler, it really does. So this is yet another improvement over Z.

Now on to the cast of characters dwindling relevance. Is this an issue in Super? Of course, but they have taken great strides to include a lot of the cast, even if it is just for a moment. We have gotten to see some of the old Z fighters participate in DBS for the first time since the early DBZ sagas, and it is more than welcome to me. This exclusion of characters is probably the most complained about thing from Z, and now that they actually made efforts to include them…guess what? People hate it, mainly because they complain about power scaling…another thing that was a huge issue in Z.

Yeah, in the Tournament of Power saga, there certainly is a ton of questionable means of powering up, but by now, this is nothing new and fans should be well beyond caring about that.

The power scaling went to crap way back on good old planet Namek. Like…seriously…none of that made sense, and it bothered me at first, but then I realized something very important…

WHO CARES?

The show would be extremely dull if there wasn’t power issues. It would eventually just come to one character killing someone else in one hit, next villain, same thing, next fight, same thing.

Like, I truly can’t wrap my head around how upset people get over this. Like, if everything in every movie and show made sense, they would all be boring and quite terrible for the most part. That is not why we watch shows. We watch them so reality floats away from us for a little bit, not so we can whine and criticize something every time it strays from reality and sense.

And finally, people complain about the show being too focused on Goku, and poorly written.

Seeing as Goku is the main character of the series and has been for like 30 years or whatever, how is anyone surprised by this? His personality is what drives the show. It is how he wins over the hearts of his enemies, and if they are evil enough, his personality drives him to improve constantly no matter the odds. That has been true since the first episode of Dragon Ball, and remains so today.

And the stories have never really been good, or really in depth I should say. It is a show about super powered beings pummeling each other. Someone threatens to destroy the world, and someone stops them. It has been done thousands of times in every show ever. What are they talking about, poor writing?

ITS AN ACTION SHOW!!! WATCH IT FOR THE ACTION!!

Which in my opinion…Super has the best in the series. People spend so much time trying to calculate power levels and judging the way they go about increasing them. What does it really matter, honestly? It is so cool to see these characters just fight it out, and the more transformations, the cooler it gets in my opinion. Dragon Ball is all about absurd transformations and always has been. It is what makes the show interesting.

But anyway, the whole point I am trying to make here is…

NOSTALGIA STRIKES AGAIN!!!

Dragon Ball Z is such a beloved show for anyone who grew up during the time it aired, that a new series continuing after it is nothing but an insult to it’s existence. Many of these people complaining about Super probably haven’t even seen Z in over 10 years and only have that nostalgic feeling…you know that happy, warm memory of their childhood self coming home from school and running to the TV to see what amazing adventure Goku and the others would take them on next, and a very vague memory of the actual show.

Yeah…I have those feelings…I love Z, but that doesn’t stop me from loving Super. They are essentially the same show. Nostalgia doesn’t make me blindly hate something for no reason. And I own every episode and movie of DB, DBZ and GT and watch them all at least every 3 years, so it’s not like I’m speaking from nostalgic memories.

But again, I feel like nostalgia is trying to prevent progress, in this case a series progressing forwards. And negative press will just likely prevent new things from coming out in the future, which is really a tragic shame.

But think what you will, nostalgically influenced or not. I for one am overjoyed that my favorite TV show has been revived into something new.

 

And really, why does it even have to be compared to other series it is related too? Who cares which is better? As long as you enjoy it. But those nostalgic feelings won’t allow any room for anything other than that one original, childhood memory. Even though the show took steps in remedying old fan complaints, it is nothing but trash, for it can never be able to take on the force that is nostalgia!

But okay, I feel like I am going on a rant or something. Nostalgia just really annoys me. I will end it here.

 

 

Dragon Ball Xenoverse: One of the Most Overrated Games Ever

There are always a few games a year that everyone absolutely raves about, swearing they are the best games ever made and all that.

I never pay attention to reviews or fan feedback, because a lot of it is nitpicking or unworthy praise or something, so it is very rare that I will buy a game based off of just global praise alone. I like to be the judge of a game, simply by seeing if it looks fun. On those rare occasions when I do buy a game (on sale, of course) that the world united on praising, I have found that 99% of these games are quite mediocre, which makes me feel that I am looking for something much more different than the regular gaming community. But don’t get me wrong, some games can be overrated and still be amazing, The Last of Us, for example. I would give this game a 10/10, but for years I heard it was easily the best game ever made, which to me, it is far, far from that.

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So where does Dragon Ball Xenoverse fit in to all this; as a great, yet overrated game, or a pile of mediocrity? For starters, know that I did not buy this game because the world was calling it “the best Dragon Ball game ever made!” I bought it because I absolutely love the Dragon Ball franchise and this was a new and exciting twist for the game.

And after playing it, here is my conclusion…

It is one of the worst Dragon Ball games I have ever played. It is not the worst, but probably in the top 5 worst ones. Like, I can’t see why anyone even likes this game. It is so boring and seems to go on forever. I was miserable practically the entire time I played it.

So why do I hate it so much? Where do I begin?

For starters, when I bought it, I got the game and season pass on sale for $20 on the PlayStation Store. So when I went to access the DLC, it wouldn’t work, or rather, it didn’t show up, claiming I never bought it. After literally 45 minutes of research on the internet, I found that the DLC was a major glitch, and then I had to look up how to install it, which involved a whole lot of messing around with settings and such on my PS4 and then re-downloading it.  I am not very tech savvy, so I would never have figured that out on my own, and I am willing to bet 95% of everyone else would not have either. So that’s a huge strike for me right there. But since it has nothing to do with the gameplay itself, then it’s sort of forgivable.

That is until we get to the actual game. For starters, it takes like 30 seconds to connect to the server to be able to even play the game. This is really great, since I only want to play single player.

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Get used to looking at this…

You start out in some hub town place, which is far too big and your characters walk too slow. All the places you would want to visit regularly are all spaced out as far as possible from each other, so that it takes like 3 minutes of walking just to reach a destination. You are a super powered being! Why can’t you just have the option of quickly flying around!?

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Ugh…Why can’t I fly?

When you finally are able to start a mission, it brings you to the character select screen. Aside from having a very tiny selection of characters compared to previous Dragon Ball games, I have another annoying observation. There needs to be a confirm button after selecting your characters! Typically, you get to pick your character and then 2 others to fight along side you. But so many times I end up choosing the wrong character and then it goes into the match immediately. There should be a “Use These Characters?” box that allows you to pick yes or no. And I usually end up picking the wrong character because the selection thing moves so stinking slow that I always end up pressing the select button before the right character is lit up.

Now that we finally get in the game with the right characters, it turns out to not be worth the trouble at all.

The gameplay is so boring. All you do is throw punches, which send your opponents flying, then you have to chase after them, and repeat over and over again, until you discover a combo that doesn’t send them flying away. So you just do this combo over and over until your energy is charged up, then unleash your special attack to do a decent bit of damage. This is okay in the early parts of the game, but eventually the opponents have so much health that it becomes a very dull chore. I’d rather dust every house on my street then sit through this game again!

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But the fights aren’t that easy! So there’s a lot of frustration mixed up in that dull wearing down of health!

For starters, let’s talk about blocking. It’s atrocious. Your character has to come to a complete stop for like 2 whole seconds before you can block. That might not seem like much, but when you’re in a high speed match against 2 or 3 opponents, it’s a friggin’ eternity. But the computer players, they can block whenever they desire. It’s so lovely to watch them do things you can’t.

And speaking of doing things you can’t, some enemies just use their ultimate attacks like 5 times in a row, over and over again. SS Trunks and SS Vegeta seem to do this the most often, though I’ve since learned that this is a special Saiyan ability or something, that for a limited time they can spam the hell out of attacks that will kill you if hit by two of them. Saiyan ability or not, this should not be in the game. That gives them an enormous advantage and messes up the balance of the game.

Another thing the computers seem quite adept at doing is hitting you with beam attacks. Unless you add the beam attack in the middle of a combo, you will most likely miss 8 out of 10 attempts. But the computers will hit 7 out of 10 and this is because they can somehow change direction mid attack. They can bullseye you with a Kamehameha Wave like it’s their business, because they change direction right as they fire it. But as the player, that is the worst, most useless attack in the game, for you will always miss. And no, you can’t change any direction while shooting it.

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And on top of that, they do not flinch when you punch them while they are charging up to do an energy attack, but one punch of a small ki blast will knock you out if you are doing the same.

And speaking of ki blasts, you have the ability to shoot many quick ki blasts at a time, and oh my God, this is the most annoying thing in the world! You can shoot these all day at the computers, and if they hit them, which seems to be a 50/50 chance, it won’t have much effect usually, but man if you get hit, they will stop you dead in your tracks. And the computers use this constantly. I mean CONSTANTLY!!! It would be easier to push through a speeding train in real life than get through these ki blasts.

And you know what else they use constantly? There are abilities that, if you have enough energy, will blow away all nearby opponents in one way or another. So if you manage to make it past the barrage of ki blasts, it’s only so you can then get blown away by these special attacks. And then you start all over with the ki blasts. So annoying. They overuse this ability like crazy!

But chances are you will never even get to this point, because you will never be facing your opponent. You can lock on to someone, and you would think that they would automatically direct their punches at that person. Nope. You always have to manually turn your character to face your opponent, which is really awkward, especially when you are getting attacked by multiple enemies and can’t see anything. It’s annoying and stupid. Countless times I found myself punching at air because my opponent was behind me.

This is the last complaint, though I probably have more that I can’t think of right now, and it is simply that the difficulty increases way too fast. The first few missions are simple. You could win with your eyes closed, but then all of a sudden, it’s like you are playing against pros, and you haven’t even fully learned the controls yet. And it just gets harder and harder from there.

Bottom line, the game is boring and frustrating and is definitely not the best DB game ever made! It is not even a good game! I’ll stick with the Budakai and Tenkaichi trilogies. They are much, much, much better.

It warms my soul however, to hear that nobody really likes the sequel, for it is EXACTLY THE SAME GAME! What A-hole developers! God dang it!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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