Eugenio Fomin (forint93)
The best anime you'll ever see. I'm a dragon ball z fan for 15 years and I'm still watching it to this day. The plot is genius 10/10 for sure. If you hesitate and can't decide if you should start watching it or not, trust me, you should you won't regret it! Dragon ball and dragon ball gt is weaker a little bit, but Z is immortal, i'll be the fan of this anime forever.
I first saw Dragon Ball Z on the International Channel. It was entirely in Japanese with no subtitles, yet I could still get the gist of the story.When tried watching the English dub on Cartoon Network, I couldn't get over it. It was an entirely different show. The music is different, the dubbing is horrible, they cut out huge scenes practically blotting entire episodes, digitize out a lot of the blood, change a lot of the great lines, for some reason change a lot of the names, and basically change plot points.I couldn't stand it. Since then, I've gone to collecting it on DVD so I can watch the show as I am accustomed to watching, in Japanese. It's definitely not for children. It has profanity (and for some reason some of the profanity is in English some of it is your basic "k'usos"), nudity, blood, violence, and a lot of death (see Bejita;).I keep my kids from watching those. They can see it on Cartoon Network if they want. That's just fine. The show was definitely "dumbed down" for children as if should have been for a non "Adult Swim" show. (But don't ask me why CN never thought DBZ qualified for Adult Swim instead of "Inuyasha.") However, if you are an adult, and want to watch the best anime show this side of "Akira," definitely watch DBZ, but ONLY in Japanese.
I love this show...very fast paced and entertaining. I don't mind the English dub either, because Goku sounds a lot better in the English version than he does in the Japanese (I think he is dubbed by a gal). This show is basically one long story with five chapters...1) the Saiyans, 2) Frieza, 3) Garlic Jr., 4) Cell, and 5) Buu. Each one has its good points though Garlic is short and the weakest. The reason I say they should have ended with this one though is that I have read the plot for GT and it just doesn't sound like it belongs. This show focuses mainly on Goku as he must train and train to overcome evil in many forms. One person said there is no plot, but I disagree. I like most anime, but the plots are sometimes very confusing, this is actually one of the easier animes to follow. Though if you are a fan of the show you will notice how some of the characters from the original Dragonball are just phased out more and more as this one progresses. This one was more fighting, while DB was more comedy and GT is a combo of both.
Plotline: Bad. Very, very terribly bad. Somehow, it's doesn't really matter.
Characters: Excellent. It's impossible to dislike Goku. It's impossible to dislike Vegeta, too, after a while. Every character is individual, and very colourful. My favourite being Supreme Kai.Voice Acting (English Dubbed): Bad. The voices change in the middle of the Frieza Saga and again in the start of the Android Saga. It's impossible to say one positive thing about the voice acting.Animation: Ranges wildly. Very good at the start, slack in the Frieza Saga and absolutely ROCK BOTTOM in the Cell Saga. I could do a better job, and I'm not known for my artistic prowess. However, it picks up again and is top notch for the Buu saga.Entertainment: The fights often go on for episodes upon episodes, and become terribly boring after a while. The fights, however, are usually very entertaining and remarkably well animated. It is a very humourous and sometimes quite sad anime, but not top of the pile.End result: 7/10. Not as good as Tenchi Muyo, but not as bad as The Wannabees.