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Enigma
March 17th, 2011, 10:02 PM
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Kamehameha !☯ The Dragon Ball Fan Club ☯


Love the Dragon Ball, Dragon Ball Z, or Dragon Ball GT series? In this club, you can feel free to discuss any of them! Whether you've just decided to watch/read the series, or if you have been a fan for years, this is the place to come for all DB discussion!

So what are you waiting for, come on in and join!

Fan Club Rules !Gotta follow 'em.


1.) Please, do not show disrespect to other members of the Fan Club. This club is for friendly discussion.
2.) You should keep in mind that all forum-wide rules still apply here, as well as Other Clubs rules.
3.) When you join the club, please post the phrase 'Jackie Chun says 'Peace!''. If I see this phrase, then I will know that you have read and promised to adhere to all club rules; therefore, I will permit you entry into the club.
4.) Try to be active and have some fun in this club. :P


Members !The real fanatics.


InfernoRogue
Murasaki_Paz28
angel
~Ryukaa
Kenshin5
I like Pokemon (...)
Zameric


Topic of the Week !Speak out.


Who is your favorite character and why?
Favorite story arc?
Best villain?
(these are just suggested topics; you can talk about anything Dragon Ball!)

Murasaki_Paz28
March 26th, 2011, 08:02 PM
I wanna join plz :)
I love all dragon ball seriez,, theyre awsome !!
Jackie Chun sayz "PEACE!!" and so do I :P

My favorite character iz... Goten,, cuz hez jus the best all around !! Hez soo sweet and kind hearted... therez no one better :)

angel
March 26th, 2011, 08:06 PM
Jackie Chung says "Peace!"
I would like to join please.

Enigma
March 26th, 2011, 08:17 PM
Awesome. Welcome you guys! :DDDD

Currently, I'd have to say that my favorite character is Goku. I'm now watching the entire DB series from Dragon Ball to DBGT, and even though I'm only on episode 31 of DB (lol) little Goku is just awesome. From his never-ending hunger to his powerful moves, Goku rocks.
and I can't wait until I get to hear...it's over 9000!

angel
March 26th, 2011, 08:24 PM
What does the scouter say Vegetta?

Yeah, Goku is awesome but my favorite character would have to be Pan. So much power in a little girl. lol.

~Ryukaa
March 26th, 2011, 08:35 PM
I'm joining! Jackie Chun says 'Peace! xD;
I grew up on Dragon Ball, and still love it. All three series are great, but I consider the original to be the best, with GT following behind.

Who is your favorite character and why?
My favourite character is Goku. I mean, he's the perfect main character! He's Funny, Cheerful, has a strong sense of Justice, etc.
That last episode of GT made me like him even more. And that GT special!
Don't like Goku JR. that much, though. xD;

Enigma
March 26th, 2011, 08:44 PM
I miss growing up and seeing DBZ on Toonami. ;_; I'm sure most of us do.

angel
March 26th, 2011, 09:02 PM
I miss growing up and seeing DBZ on Toonami. ;_; I'm sure most of us do.

Yes. I don't know whythey stopped Toonami. Almost everybody I talk to has no clue what Toonami is. :(

Enigma
March 26th, 2011, 09:11 PM
omg I know. D: Toonami was the last good thing CN had going for them at the time near it's ending. (Excuse me for becoming a bit off-topic, but anything around 04-05~ish Cartoon Network was amazing. The commercial bumps, the shows, etc. As a kid growing up during that era, it made me have my best summer ever.)

It's kind of sad that there's no anime channel or anything they could have stuff like DB on. (I think they have a Funimation channel somewhere, but IDK what it has)
Speaking of which, how many of you are watching/rewatching DB currently? :D

angel
March 26th, 2011, 09:31 PM
Yeah. CN really doesnt have anymore good shows. The shows they have on our stange, expecially the cartoons..

Yeah, that's true. I think its in the UK or something and I think DB is on it.
No, but I want to start rewatching it.

Kenshin5
March 26th, 2011, 09:57 PM
Jackie Chun says 'Peace!'

Who is your favorite character and why?
Kakarot/Goku - Not only is he the main character/protagonist character, but I loved his carefree attitude in DB and his determination to become better, and strive through main challenges in battle even if the opponent initially appears stronger. Vegeta and Master Roshi come in second I love Vegeta arrogant attitude and pure intensity, if anyone has a passion and fights with passion it is definitely Vegeta. Master Roshi I loved him in Dragon Ball and his preverted comic relief, and then when he went incognito as Jackie Chun to gauge the potential of his students.

As for CN I agree Toonami and CN were great back then, now the only time I care to watch is the Bleach, Kekkaishi, Full Metal Alchemist Brotherhood Adult, Big O Swim line up.

I don't think there is Funimation Channel where I live(US) although I wish there was.

As for what I have watched recently I started my Season 4 of the Remaster Z. I ran through Garlic Jr. Saga and now the Trunks/Android Saga is what I watched today where Trunks manhandled Frieza & King Cold then informed Goku of the Androids and his impending disease.

Enigma
March 26th, 2011, 10:55 PM
Yeah, all I watch on CN now is Adult Swim.
IDK if Funimation is even available in America, at least North America.

angel
March 26th, 2011, 11:07 PM
Welcome Kenshin5. ^^ Master Roshi may be perverted but he's an excellent teacher.

I don't really watch Adult Swim. Usually only for Full Metal Alchemist, Bleach and Kekkashi(sp?).

I thought I heard somewhere that its in the Uk, but I'm not sure if that's right....

Kenshin5
March 26th, 2011, 11:14 PM
Seemed kind of lazy when it came to teaching Goku and Krillin though. He took the approach of having real world experiences teach them life lessons and have the two learn from that. Heck they had to through several task just to receive training in the first place.

Enigma
March 26th, 2011, 11:19 PM
I thought it was in Canada or something...or maybe that was Jetix? Although Jetix was here too...IDK. xD

Another thing, guys. Have you ever noticed the extreme similarities between Naruto (if you have seen it) and Dragon Ball? I know that Kishimoto was inspired by Toriyama, but jeez. Look at these:
Rock Lee's Drunken Fist = Jackie Chun's Drunken Fist
Master Roshi can be seen as a parallel to Jiraiya
Naruto transforms into Nine-Tailed Fox, Goku transforms into Ape, etc.

So, have any of you noticed these similarities, or any others that I haven't mentioned?

Kenshin5
March 26th, 2011, 11:30 PM
I really wouldn't attribute all those parallels directly from DBZ. Dragon Ball Z also draws from other things. Jackie Chun is a parallel to Jackie Chan only the u and a are different. Jackie Chan stared in the movie Drunken Master, which also featured drunken boxxing. Yeah Master Roshi parallels Jiraiya, they are both mentor figures, this is common place in many stories for thousands of years where the protagonist is supported by a mentor.

Jetix is now Disney XD, which shows Kai.

Enigma
March 26th, 2011, 11:56 PM
I really wouldn't attribute all those parallels directly from DBZ. Dragon Ball Z also draws from other things. Jackie Chun is a parallel to Jackie Chan only the u and a are different. Jackie Chan stared in the movie Drunken Master, which also featured drunken boxxing. Yeah Master Roshi parallels Jiraiya, they are both mentor figures, this is common place in many stories for thousands of years where the protagonist is supported by a mentor.

Jetix is now Disney XD, which shows Kai.
Didn't know that. :D

Hmm? Here, Nicktoons Network shows DBZ Kai.

Kenshin5
March 27th, 2011, 01:14 AM
Eh maybe it is Nicktoons I know it is on multiple networks like CW or KWB whatever the heck they call that channel. I never really pay much attention to Kai though.

~Ryukaa
March 27th, 2011, 01:29 AM
Over here, you need pay TV to watch Kai.
They release the volumes pretty fast, though.

Enigma
March 27th, 2011, 09:12 AM
I was considering watching Kai after I'm done with the whole series, but IDK. It might be kind of redundant.

I like Pokemon (...)
March 27th, 2011, 09:35 AM
Jackie Chun says "Peace!"

Oh man, a Dragonball club. I must join!

My favourite character? I like Gohan, Cell, and Piccolo. The order changes XD.

I like Gohan because I really grew up watching Dragonball Z. As a kid, I liked to watched the young boy being the hero. I absolutely loved the Cell saga because of this. Not to mention, we see how he grows up from the beginning to the end of the series. He's just an awesome character.
I like Cell because he's an awesome villain. He's strong and powerful, his personality is so cocky and arrogant, the whole thing was just a game to him. Not to mention, he's a freaking robot. I love robots lol.
And Piccolo. The first proper villain that some say is the point where the whole Dragonball series changes from light-hearted, comedic with some fighting, to generally quite sci-fi, with a much more major focus on the fighting. Plus, he's a freaking demon. And the way that his own character develops into a father figure for Gohan... He really is the first "proper villain" that becomes a good guy.

PearlShipper4Life
March 27th, 2011, 09:43 AM
Can I join? Hurray another Gohan fan, he's my favorite too I love how sweet he is. Like some one said you really watch him grow, from a baby to a kid to a teen to an adult and you even see that he has a kid himself at the end of Z. I loved his friendship he had with Krillin and Piccolo, funny enough no one else had what Gohan had, he even got to train hard with his dad. Yah the Cell games were the best, showed how awesome he truly is.

Murasaki_Paz28
March 27th, 2011, 09:57 AM
I jus finished my rewatching of the whole seriez... i dont get tired of it,, itz awsome !! :D I dont watch kai,, i sometimez see my bro watching it,, it seemz to be jus the same thing to me. Goku may be the main charcter and alot of yalz favorite but to me... he can sometimez get on my nervez... like when hez all grown up and stuff,, i understand he iz the main character and all but other than him and Gohan,, nobodiez really gotten some real glory :( But all the same,, i love the seriez... i like GT alot :)

Zameric
March 27th, 2011, 10:05 AM
Jackie Chun says "Peace!"
I'd like to join the Dragon Ball Fan Club.
I also grew watching the series on Toonami, which I greatly miss. :/

I'd have to say that my favorite character is probably Trunks, more so Future Trunks.
I just though he was a genuine bad-ass!
He appears and pwns Frieza by slicing him in half with a broad sword. 8D
Present Trunks is pretty cool too, but I don't think he could match up to Future Trunks.

omg I know. D: Toonami was the last good thing CN had going for them at the time near it's ending. (Excuse me for becoming a bit off-topic, but anything around 04-05~ish Cartoon Network was amazing. The commercial bumps, the shows, etc. As a kid growing up during that era, it made me have my best summer ever.)

It's kind of sad that there's no anime channel or anything they could have stuff like DB on. (I think they have a Funimation channel somewhere, but IDK what it has)
Speaking of which, how many of you are watching/rewatching DB currently? :D
I remember seeing a Funimation channel when I went over to my aunt's ex-boyfriend's place.
But he had satellite. I think only certain carriers provide the channel, if you pay for that package.

Another thing, guys. Have you ever noticed the extreme similarities between Naruto (if you have seen it) and Dragon Ball? I know that Kishimoto was inspired by Toriyama, but jeez. Look at these:
Rock Lee's Drunken Fist = Jackie Chun's Drunken Fist
Master Roshi can be seen as a parallel to Jiraiya
Naruto transforms into Nine-Tailed Fox, Goku transforms into Ape, etc.

So, have any of you noticed these similarities, or any others that I haven't mentioned?I really wouldn't attribute all those parallels directly from DBZ. Dragon Ball Z also draws from other things. Jackie Chun is a parallel to Jackie Chan only the u and a are different. Jackie Chan stared in the movie Drunken Master, which also featured drunken boxxing. Yeah Master Roshi parallels Jiraiya, they are both mentor figures, this is common place in many stories for thousands of years where the protagonist is supported by a mentor.
Well I think there's a parallel between Jiraiya and Master Roshi more so because they're both hermits, and both perverted. xD

I was considering watching Kai after I'm done with the whole series, but IDK. It might be kind of redundant.
What is Kai about, I never got into it that much.
Is it just a revisit of the original DBZ series?

I like Pokemon (...)
March 27th, 2011, 10:12 AM
What is Kai about, I never got into it that much.
Is it just a revisit of the original DBZ series?
Kai is just a reanimation of the series, that cuts out most filler (Supposedly. From some comparisons I've seen, any episode endings try to match with episode endings of the original anime, as opposed to episode endings of the manga). If I remember right, some animation is changed (like explosions), sounds are rerecorded, as are all the voices (which means that any seiyuus that passed away- iirc, Tien and the Ox King- are recorded using replacements) and I think it has a whole new musical score (don't hold me on that, though). And its recensored, so less blood and stuff.

But, of course, I focus mainly on the negatives. It's something that if you watched DBZ as a kid, I suggest watching Kai to visit all those old memories again. Then again, I kind of stopped watching after a dozen or so episodes lol.

Enigma
March 27th, 2011, 12:19 PM
Can I join? Hurray another Gohan fan, he's my favorite too I love how sweet he is. Like some one said you really watch him grow, from a baby to a kid to a teen to an adult and you even see that he has a kid himself at the end of Z. I loved his friendship he had with Krillin and Piccolo, funny enough no one else had what Gohan had, he even got to train hard with his dad. Yah the Cell games were the best, showed how awesome he truly is.

You are missing something...*cough*firstpostlookthere*cough*


Yeah, Kai is supposed to have less filler.

Ryanna Jameson
April 4th, 2011, 08:14 AM
Jackie Chun says "Peace!"

Haha I'd like to join up. I only watched DBZ a few times on Toonami when I was little, but I read all of DB and DBZ~

Beechlgz
April 4th, 2011, 08:37 AM
Hi, can I join?

I find Goku a bit of a Gary-Stu, but an excellently pulled off Gary-Stu. Everyone loves him (well, almost), funny, charming (in a childish way), innocent and he seems to always end up the strongest. At the same time though, he loses just enough to not be annoying.

But he's not my favourite character and to be honest I'm not sure if I actually have a favourite character. I like a lot, but no one in particular stands out to me.

Has anyone seen Team Four Star Abridged series? I find it very funny, though they've lost their touch I think the last few episodes. Voice acting is brilliant though, and they've managed to add a comical twist to most of the characters without straying too much from the way the characters originally were. I don't think there's really anything that offensive in it for kids, but I should probably just note that it's for teen audiences or over.

Jackie Chun says: "Peace"

Ryanna Jameson
April 4th, 2011, 09:41 AM
Oh! I forgot to note my favorite character! I don't really know, but I quite liked Yajirobe and Yamcha. :> And of course Oolong and Pu'ar~

Enigma
April 13th, 2011, 04:37 PM
Welcome to the new members. :D Also, two new topics up for discussion, which includes Favorite Story Arc and Favorite Villain.
I'm in the process of watching all of the series/ reading it, so for now, my favorite story arc is the Tournament Saga. I haven't watched enough to really see any potential favorite villains, but when I figure out one, I'll be sure to share it with you guys.

I like Pokemon (...)
April 14th, 2011, 06:49 AM
Also, two new topics up for discussion, which includes Favorite Story Arc and Favorite Villain.
Favourite story arc:
I'm not entirely sure, actually... I really liked the Cell arc because I know how the villains were changed by the editor ("An old guy and a fat guy? Seriously?" "2 kids, really?" "He's ugly, change him" "Still ugly, change him again" "THERE YOU GO!"). And it has my favourite villain, Cell, my favourite protag, Gohan, and Trunks, who's awesome.

Kenshin5
April 14th, 2011, 11:40 AM
My favorite Story Arc is probably either King Piccolo Arc or the Trunks/Android arc. The editor probably changed it cause he figured using Android 19 and Dr. Gero wasn't going to get them very far. So they expanded the story to include 17 and 18 which were the ones Trunks encounter then some how history was altered producing 16.

My favorite villain is probably Vegeta, this guy is a ruthless S.O.B and doesn't take crap and he is broken at points. Like how he endured all the crap on Earth and still managed to survive.

Murasaki_Paz28
April 14th, 2011, 01:44 PM
I dont have favorite arc but my favorite villian would also have to be Vegeta,, he seems to be heartless at first but as he begins to live a life on earth with everyone,, he shows a good side to him and that makes him awsome... how he getz married and has a kid and the way he showz he carez,, it all jus makez him the great person he really waz meant to be.

angel
April 18th, 2011, 05:50 PM
I don't really have a favorite arch. Though, I did like the Cell arch.

My favorite villian is a toss up between Vegeta and Boo. Both are awesome. I love Vegeta's whole, battle me thing against Goku. I mean, everytime he wants to fight Goku. For Boo; who doesn't like a plump pink alien running around turning people into food? XD

~Ryukaa
April 18th, 2011, 06:02 PM
Favorite Story Arc
Hmm. My favourite arc would probably have to be the Tournament arc from the original Dragon Ball. Jackie Chun ftw! \o/
Favorite Villain
King Piccolo. He made a great villain. Not to mention, a great ally later on. xD;
Even if that wasn't him, but his offspring. :V

Enigma
April 19th, 2011, 07:46 PM
Nice to see what everyone's responses were. Now that I finally have time, I'm now continuing from where I left off in DB. I would like to mention how awesome the Ox King is. Oh, and how I think Chi Chi's outfit in DB looks like it's from Mega Man. xD

Kenshin5
April 19th, 2011, 08:04 PM
The Blue Bomber in a thong? Looks more like Bomberman or Cutman then Megaman. At least in the helmet. Other then that it doesn't look like any Megaman character Roll included. Ox King, meh he came off as a push over. I bet he was the Krillin when him and Gohan were training with Roshi xD. At least he is not uber fail like Yamcha. He loses to Roshi will and Ice Fist blast, gets his his leg broken by Tien(who was a super badass at the time), then he lost to Kami disguised as Hero and handily beats down Yamcha.

Jayster23
April 24th, 2011, 07:12 PM
How did i not see this before?
Jackie Chun says Peace.

My favorite character is Gotenks because he is humourous yet has a lot of bloodlust as well. My favorite arc was the Cell arc though. SSJ2 Gohan was just awesome.