>"I'm embarassed to call this a story when looking back at my work on Dragon Ball"
>"I would push up my deadline till the last 2 days while wasting time building model kits and work through 2 days straight"
>"I did everything off-the-cuff"
Is there anyone more based than Toriyama?
Dragon Ball is surpisingly good considering how little Toriyama seems to care about it,
It was a lot better before it went full power level crap.
Dragon Ball was good, too.
The sequels sucked, all of them.
>Dragon Ball is surpisingly good considering how little Toriyama seems to care about it,
He did made it up as he went. DB was the first fighting shonen after all. There wasn't anyone he could copy off of.
>DB was the first fighting shonen after all
i hope you are joking
I really liked that one interview when he said that he made characters devastate planets and environment because he thought it would lessen his work with drawing backgrounds. He often said he was lazy fuck but he didn't use assistants to draw his backgrounds…
>i hope you are joking
No I am not. The formula is all made up by him, because he doesn't know anything about martial arts.
There are other manga that has combat, sure, but the fighting shonen as we know it is based on DB. Hell, Saint Seiya didn't come out until a year later.
so he helped popularize the shittiest genre in anime?
Another reason to hate dragon ball
>but the fighting shonen as we know it
there, that is something completely different than "first fighting shonen"
even though i bet you are still wrong
Just look how many manga were published solely in shonen jump before dragonball, now think of how many of them were fighting manga, you are going to tell me none of them were like dragonball/naruto/bleach/etc.?
Nah, Dragonball's shift in tone to a battle series was most likely influenced by the popularity of a certain manga called Fist of the North Star.
Dragon Ball was a generally fun adventure
Dragon Ball Z was mediocre
Dragon Ball GT was terrible
Which was heavily influenced, style wise, by Otokojuku.
I like how everybody says this now, but I know for a fact that they all enjoyed the shit out of DBZ when they were younger.
I like all of it, the manga mind you. The anime really magnified its problems.
I blame the catchy as fuck OP and everyone talking about it. I only watched it until the Freeza arc or so and never bothered watching more with the bits here and there with Buu and Cell.
Looking back on it, it was pretty fucking shit with the Cell arc possibly being one of the worst shit I had to marathon when nothing fucking keeps happening the entire goddamn time.
We also enjoyed poop jokes when we were younger
Hindsight is 20/20
Read the manga
Manga was just as bad but paced faster.
The Cell arc was still shit.
This nigga doesn't enjoy poop jokes
This. The Manga was infinitely better
I enjoyed DBZ, but I knew it was worse than Dragonball.
Anybody have the Viz three in one books for Dragonball? I've been thinking of picking them up.
When I was a kid, I designed an entire amusement park with a poo theme.
Mind you, I was a kid, so it was very simple. It was a standard amusement park, with all the usual rides, but shaped like poo.
Roller coasters were shaped like logs of poo.
The Ferris wheel was normal, except the individual cabins were shaped like poo.
Teacup rides were toilet bowl rides.
Haunted houses looked liked bathrooms. I haven't put much thought into what actual bathrooms would've looked like.
The concession stand sold a lot of chocolate & caramel products.
Nope, liked the 3 series since the time i started watchign the first Dragon Ball, you motherfuckers
Have you bitches even seen or read the original dragonball?
The quality is so much better than DBZ and it actually shows that Goku is really struggling with no super saiyan shit to resort too. It was true fighting.
He lost often against normal trained humans like Tao Pai Pai or Roshi's teacher and that made it better.
We know already. The only reason it made it this far was because Toriyama's publishing company demanded more out of him. He didn't really want to keep going, that's why he started pulling things out his ass, hopefully to lower the readership.
>GOKU IS ACTUALLY AN ALIEN FROM OUTER SPACE
>GOKU CAN TURN BLONDE, WHICH MAKES HIM STRONGER, AND ONLY HE CAN DO IT
>NOPE, EVERYONE CAN DO IT NOW
>NOW THEY HAVE TO FIGHT ROBOTS THAT ARE SOMEHOW STRONGER THAN ALIENS
>GOHAN IS SAIYAMAN FLAMENCO
>THE FINAL BOSS IS THIS PINK BLOB THING
A normal person would stop reading after all this bullshit, but we ate it up.
Which was probably lifted from Osamu Tezuka.
Remember, every manga in some way is just imitating Osamu Tezuka.
I'm actually not a hardcore anime watcher, but I sat through all of the pre-Z DB. It's awesome. I stopped watching DBZ after a couple of episodes.