/a/, why was Dragonball so successful?
Surely there were other shounen anime before it?
Because it's good
Because adventuring and fun.
okay, but what made is so much better than what has come before it?
1st DB anime was pretty bad
DBZ was great, I really liked it back then
DBZ GT was such a piece of shit
>1st DB anime was pretty bad
Fucking kill yourself
DB>DBZ>who the fuck cares.
dbz > dragonball
Early Dragon Ball was great, it really went to shit when Raditz turned up.
It captured the dreams of every kid aged 6 to 16. It's not like kids care about whether someone on /a/ thinks their harem anime is objectively better. The only thing that mattered was it was good, best not to over analyze it.
Did Dragonball invent the tournament arc?
Because kid-me loved tournament arcs.
>fun adventuring all around the world
>characters were relevant besides sayians
>Goku was challenged every step of the way
>good comedy, story telling and characters
>Goku, vegeta and maybe gohan scream at their opponents or invent a transformation to beat them
Was the Manga already shittastic popular, when the Anime hit?
Yu Yu Hakusho