There are dozens of reasons why dragon ball Is better than the average
When I talk about “dragon ball”, that also includes:
- Dragon Ball (first season).
- Dragon Ball Z.
- Dragon Ball Super.
And any of the movies or content made in between, including GT by the way.
While DB isn’t part of the big three, it’s responsible for it because of its:
- How it inspired modern-day
And how modern shounen anime adopted the standard cliches, tropes, and more you see today from
Let’s talk about the 11 reasons.
#1 It’s the FATHER of
It all started in 1986 and inspired many cliches and tropes still used to this day.
Like the main character who has a big appetite and a bottomless pit of a stomach, to the cliche pervert character, to calling out the name of your attacks, and so much more.
It all started with the father of shounen anime.
#2 It continues to evolve
Even with the “early” flaws of
It’s leading by example as the father of
Dragon Ball was unique with kid Goku and Bulma, the upcoming inventor of the series. And how everything merged together.
DBZ took that to a new level when it introduced Aliens, other planets, Saiyans, the backgrounds of some characters, and more.
Arguing against this is like arguing against gravity. It started too early to not have any originality, leading to the next point.
#4 It stands out and walks down its own path
DBZ is a leader in the
That’s why it continues to do well.
That doesn’t mean an anime can’t be better because it was influenced by something that came before it (DBZ), but it’s a big reason why
#5 A simple concept that never seems to run dry
DBZ has always been about one thing over anything else: personal development.
The Saiyans are the catalyst of this. They never stop training, developing themselves, improving their fighting skills, becoming stronger, pushing their limits, and so on.
This has led to fans in real life being so inspired by DBZ’s concept that they’ve started their own gyms, and businesses, or have dedicated themselves to working out, getting stronger, and being healthy.
It seems like something that could get boring at first, but the universe of
#6 Some of the best fights in
It was well done and is only one of dozens and dozens of memorable fights that will always be remembered as far as
If you take it back to Dragon Ball, Goku vs the red ribbon army, Goku vs King Piccolo, Goku Vs Raditz or Vegeta in
Goku vs Jiren was so big it broke streaming services like Crunchyroll.
#7 Some of the best secondary/support characters
There are a lot of characters to talk about here, but Bulma alone speaks volumes when talking about the “best” secondary characters.
Even though she’s just human in the series, she’s a scientist and an inventor who’s always done her bit and played a massive role in the over plots of the series.
Even characters like Yamcha are well remembered, even if for comedic reasons. And then there’s Puar the flying cat, Roshi, Tien, Krillin, and all the other great secondary or support characters.
#8 Constant change of pace
Right from the very beginning the franchise has managed to change up the pace, the scenarios, even the scenery, and more to make things fresh every so often.
It never feels like everything takes place in the same location or in the exact same way (unless it’s for nostalgia).
It’s subtle, but it matters. You can never get bored with a
#9 Best family relationships
Goku’s family represents an ordinary one as far as it being perfect in some ways, but “problematic” in other ways depending on how you view it since it is fictional.
Still a major highlight.
Then you have Vegeta’s family.
It has to be the most likeable if you had to choose. And it makes the anime better In its more “chill” times.
Or even times during a battle.
Android 17 and 18 have an underrated sibling relationship as well.
How they came together during the TOP shows that clearly. It was one of their best moments in the entire franchise.
10. Some of the BEST
I admit – the biggest
Whether it’s dragon ball,
#11 Concepts and ideas
In the end, the concepts and ideas like:
- Ki (energy).
- The world itself.
- Dragons that make wishes.
- The dragon balls.
- The villains.
- Unique humans who can gain supernatural powers.
- The Aliens.
- How certain abilities or universes work.
- The Gods, angels, and the system that governs it.
There’s a lot that goes into
There’s no comparison in the