HeiseiGodzilla117 wrote:Meh, I like Dragon Ball up to the end of the Cell Saga. It doesn't have the greatest story of all time. Nor is it particularly well executed or fresh. But it does have fast-paced action (if you get past the constant screaming and stalling of the original DBZ anime), some pretty good comedy, and loveable characters. That makes it fun enough for me.
Dragon Ball Kai would be for you, since they redid the animation, subbing and eliminated all filler arcs and episodes and all of Buu.
Actually, a lot of it's still the old animation, just re-traced or whatever.
Don't get me wrong. It looks GOOD. But it's not great.
As for whether or not DBZ is garbage... No, it is not. Yes, it's fairly repetitive. Yeah, a lot of the fight choreography is boring toward the end, but the anime... the anime is probably the major offender here. It drew stuff out ridiculously. The infamous "five minutes" could actually conceivably be five minutes in the manga. It's generally much better-paced when it's on paper.
Yeah, it's hard to objectively say the later arcs are just as good as the first several (personally, I feel the manga reaches its high point at the 23rd Tenkaichi Budokai), but I still can't say they're terrible. Even when the majority of the arc is ridiculously muddled, Toriyama always managed to whip out an epic finale (Cell Games, final battle with Boo).
You might like other series better, but you can't really say that Dragon Ball is objectively trash.