We have been going on a Dragonball and Dragonball Z Abridged lately, after catching up on Team Four Star’s Dragonball Z Abridged series on YouTube. To my delight, Hulu has added all of Dragonball and Dragonball Z to their library.
My introduction to the Dragonball franchise began when I was 11, when I would watch Dragonball Z on Toonami every day after school. Dragonball was never shown on television when I was a child.
Dragonball Z is notorious for drawing out its story to unbelievable lengths. Entire episodes are wasted on two men staring at each other and/or screaming at each other. It is the only television show that I know of where the selling point of a recent special edition release was LESS footage. (Despite this flaw, my brother and I loved the show.)
Since Dragonball came before Dragonball Z, I expected it to follow this same formula. I am shocked to discover every episode of Dragonball furthers the plot in some way. There are clearly defined beginning, middle and ends. WHAT A MINI REVELATION!
Lets see if I still feel this way when I finish the series.