Thursday, August 21, 2014
Dragonball: The First ”Otaku” Article Just Landed In GamesThirst

Dragonball: The First ”Otaku” Article Just Landed In GamesThirst

Dragonball, an anime everyone must watch. Why? I’ll be explaining so shortly.

For a start, let’s begin with the story: Here we have Son Goku as the main character ( also known as Goku in the American and English version). Goku was a monkey-tailed boy when he found Bulma and together they started their quest to find the seven dragonballs, which grant the user any wish they desire before spreading back out across the world.

So, during their journey Goku made a lot of allies as  Yamcha and Chi-Chi (whom Goku unknowingly agrees to marry) and encountered the villain Pilaf. Goku then undergoes rigorous training regimes under the martial artist Kame-Sen’nin in order to fight in the Tenkaichi Budōkai ( “Strongest Under the Heavens Martial Arts Tournament”) that attracts the most powerful fighters in the world. A monk named Kuririn(also known as Krillin) becomes his training partner and rival, but they soon become best friends.  After the tournament, Goku sets out on his own to recover the Dragon Ball his Grandfather left him and encounters the Red Ribbon Army, whose leader wants to collect the Dragon Balls for himself. He almost single-handedly defeats the army, including their hired assassin Taopaipai, whom he originally lost to, but after training under the hermit Karin, now easily beats. Goku reunites with his friends to defeat the fortuneteller Baba Uranai‘s fighters and have her locate the last Dragon Ball in order to revive a friend killed by Taopaipai.

The storyline didnt move you? Ok, then lets talk with facts!
Since its release, Dragon Ball has become one of the most successful manga and anime series of all time. The manga’s 42 volumes have sold over 156 million copies in Japan and more than 230 million copies worldwide, making it the second best-selling series in manga history. Reviewers have praised the art, characterization, and humor of the story. It is widely regarded as one of the greatest manga series ever made. The anime, particularly Dragon Ball Z, is also highly popular in various countries and was arguably one of the most influential in greatly boosting the popularity of Japanese animation in Western culture.

Additional Info:
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Martial Arts, Shounen, Super Power
Episodes: 153

Characters: (From all the DBZ Seasons)
Heroes: Goku, Vegeta, Piccolo, Krillin, Gohan, Future Trunks, Goten, Trunks, Master Roshi, Yamcha, Tien Shinhan, Chiaotzu, Pan, Android 18, Yajirobe, Uub.
Villains: Frieza, Zarbon, Dodoria, The Ginyu Force, Nappa, Raditz, Cell, Androids, Majins, Majin Buu, King Piccolo, Pilaf Gang, Red Ribbon Army, Mercenary Tao, Machine Mutants (Dr.Myuu,  Baby, General Rilldo, Giru, Sigma Force, Luud, Cardinal Mutchy Mutchy, Leon, Super 17, Other),  Shadow Dragons, Film Villains.

Here ends the FIRST PART of this article. Tomorrow I will write about the other seasons of Dragonball and Ι will also add Video, Art and ADDITIONAL INFO.


About Andrew Tsavtaridis

Hello people, I'm Andreas-san, 21 years old Otaku, MOBA gamer, professional dancer and athlete. I'm the chief over at Games Thirst's "Otaku" section, so talk to me about anything concerning that part of the site. Boom!
  • Benzo

    I love DB!!! Been watching it since I was a junior is high school!!! Left track practice early in both high school and college to see the episodes! Its soap operas for dudes that dont like wrestling! Now my kids are hooked too! Love it

  • Alex3fleming

    This article seems out of place on this website.

  • ernicegilbert

    Are you kidding! GamesThirst is exactly where these types of content belong! I’m loving it!

  • Alex3fleming

    I used to love watching it, to bad it finished.

  • Andrew Tsavtaridis

    Hello Alex, nothing is finished. A new anime movie in 2013, a new special episode of DBZ with 2 more animes together was made and they even made a real DragonBall movie (even though is was a failure in my opinion) . Check this article for more details ^_^

  • Andrew Tsavtaridis

    HAHA, that’s the spirit :D , Your kids took the right way ! Tell me if you need suggestions for animes.

  • Benzo

    Question for you Andreas-san, what do you think about Samurai Champloo, Shigurui Death Frenzy,and High School Of The Dead? These are some of my favs!

  • Andrew Tsavtaridis

    Nice animes you have there…
    About Samurai Champloo, the hip-hop anime xD (i guess u know what i mean) , nice story, the mysteries were kind of too many and never anwered but thats ok, and even though it had some dissapointed things, i liked it. The choreographies of the fights resemble some real dancing moves. Anyway, in summary, people that like sword fights/samurai/and Edo area, should see and eventually love this anime. For its purpose it went well, but i cant even compare it with others (other types of anime) that are just better !

    HOTD, ok, thats an anime that really blew my mind. So good first episode, so good story, so many promises… but… ecchi??? so much ecchi… why??? It’s not that i didnt like it, but it could be top 5 with that story. Well, good story, for ecchi anime it has top ranks, very good in everything and i insist it to everyone. Hope u know there was an OVA HOTD too.

    About Shigurui, i am really sorry but i have never seen it… it was in my give me a day to watch it and i will tell you my opinion :)

  • Andrew Tsavtaridis

    I forgot to answer about Shigurui. For samurai anime, it is really good, but it is just out of my ”league”. Just not my style.
    However, i should say that i liked the way they combined the voices, with the sounds and the music. It really has some Hot moments, and resembles a lot the Tokugawa period. In sort: cold, brutal and reality.

  • Benzo

    Shigurui can be a little much at times lol. My wife only made it through 1 whole episode, about half way into the second she was done lol. I agree 100%…cold, brutal, reality sir