Dragon Ball Z
Dragonball. I mean, nothing needs to be said more than that. It practically created the shonen genre (or at the least, brought it in the mainstream)
There is not a single shonen out today that does not, even if the slightest bit, take from Dragonball. It just captures fantasy, it captures it in a way none other anime or manga can; although, they can try and can even be on par with Dragonball, but the truth of the matter is: Dragonball was there first. It's fan base and notoriety spans across generations. I'm only 18, and my 28 year old brother is a fan, my 30 year old brother is a fan and our 56 year old mother is a fan. She would even stay up late and watch it with us when I was a baby and my brothers were teenagers. Whenever the family all gets together for special occasions (even extended family) we reminisce the awesomeness that is Dragonball.
If you went to the school I just graduated from, you could talk to anyone (jocks, nerds, cheerleaders, you name it) and bring up Dragonball, they would either gladly admit and openly express their like for it or pretend they didn't until you caught them in their lie.
If you don't like Dragonball, I feel you may actually be made of evil.
Dragon Ball Z is my very favorite. It's forever making me so excited to see what happens next, what enemy they are going to fight next and the like. I cried like a baby through most of the series, but that may just be because I'm a girl. I see all these other animes and think "Man, this is just like Dragon Ball Z. " And they R. It was so great, everything had to copy it! Story wise? Yeah, there are some out there with a more interesting, fun story. But all in all, Dragon Ball Z is my favorite, forever. It's got a fandom that's growing, even today. And you also have to take this into consideration: a lot of people who don't know what anime is like Dragon Ball Z. So they won't come to these things to vote, they don't even know they exist. They don't know about Naruto, or Bleach... Inuyasha, or One Piece. All they know is they like Dragon Ball Z. That's why the fanbase is so big, because people who don't care for, like, or even know what anime is, like Dragon Ball Z. <3 Also, It didn't need a good story. It was great on it's own, just being there.
Dragon Ball Z is more than just a regular anime it has emotion and character. The long fight scenes bring it above others because the writers new about keeping suspense up and you watching. Another fact is that it posses the most powerful characters in anime history. If you compare all the fighters in Dragon Ball Z to those in other anime series you will see that even the first enemy, Raditz, could easily defeat the strongest character in their series. Also the comedy is perfect. I LOVE it when I see Goku getting drug around and beaten by Chichi. If you have never watched an episode of Dragon Ball, Dragon Ball Z, or Dragon Ball GT, I encourage you to watch the first 3 episodes of each and see if you can stop there
Me personally I watched All the DBZ episodes and I LOVE them there so intense just get a few episodes in and that's when it gets exiting but I would recommend watching DragonBall first because it came before Dragon Ball Z watch Dragon Ball first because when you watch dbz you would know the story a little better its when Goku is a kid.
I have no idea why the hell Naruto is on top, because, compared to DBZ, it's nothing. Naruto's storyline is very repetitive, boring and dragged out for at least six episodes. Most episodes are hardly action, rather flashbacks and cuts to other insignificant characters. Dragon Ball Z is an old-school classic and, hands down, one of the greatest anime of all time. - frostwiire
I loved this anime from the beginning all the way to the end. I started watching this as a young boy when it first started to air on Toonami a long time ago and I have been hooked ever since. This site was the highlight of the day whenever I would get home from school, I would look forward to the new episodes every week. I think this anime deserves top spot because it is the first of its kind, and you can check that with quotes from many of the current top anime and manga writers out there today saying that this site was their inspiration. While there is a lot of hate for this series as well for different reasons, like story and some for character development, it doesn't change the fact that this series laid the groundwork for most of the popular animes and mangas that you all love today. If this show never existed, we would still be waiting for anime of this caliber and style, so before you go bashing it, think about how it influenced the animes that you love today and be thankful it was able to bring plenty of other talented writers to you. For this reason, this anime deserves the title of greatest anime if all time.
Dragon Ball Z no doubt in my mind is the best that ever was. I've tried to entertain other shows and it's just not the same. I'm an adult now and it has been over a decade since I first saw my first episode, but I can still remember running home from school and turning on the television set to watch this series. From that day forward, there was no looking back. Dragon Ball and Dragon Ball Z became a ritual in my home. The characters, the power and even the plotting in my opinion were masterfully done. Dragon Ball Z destroys any and all. There is no denying the truth. I just tried to purchase Dragon Ball Box Vol 2. And it's going for $750 new on Amazon and $399.99 used! I looked up every single other one of these "other" wannabees like "One Piece" and so on, and there collections are selling for $1-$30 laugh out loud. Give me a break, hands down, no disputing the power of the DBZ.
Dragon ball z is the best anime ever... Because dragon ball z story is very enjoying and the best thing in dragon ball z is Goku... He is the best personal that I saw... He is strong and friendly and enjoying in the fight... And do not forget vegeta... He is one of famouse persons in DBZ... And many of fans love him... He is Mysterious and strong... I love dragon ball Z... Yes DBZ have many haters but it is the best anime... I can only Describe it the ( best&greatest&cool&strongest) anime... Watch it and you will understand what I talking about... I do not mean that is Naruto shippuden and One piece are bad animes... But DBZ is the best... Goku teach me to never stop dreaming and trying to do something so thank you GOKU... I will never forget you... You teach me more than other people... And vegeta too... So I can't forget it...
Dragon Ball Z is the father of all anime. It set the bar for all animes to come after it. People may criticize it for the long fight scenes and overuse of orgasmic screams, but hey, so do I. It may not have as great a storyline as many other titles that came after it, but we're talking about greatest overall. Dragon Ball Z was a big part of my childhood that I still continue to love in my teen years. In all honesty, it is one of the few animes to make me cry. Vegeta's final atonement hits me every time. I just remember being a little kid, just loving this show with a fierce passion, cheering along for the characters and getting pissed at the characters. The parts of Dragon Ball Z that might be considered cliche now, were original when it first came out. That's right. Dragon Ball Z created many anime cliches. It's overall just a great show and really holds a permanent place in your heart that somehow isn't matched by amazing animes like Clannad or One Piece. It's timeless.
As a 21-year old person, I've watched countless animes: Naruto, Bleach, Death Note, One Piece, Evangelion, Full Metal Alchemist, you name it.
It is not about beeing a fan or not. It is not about the fact that Dragon Ball Z was the anime of my childhood.
It is about the greatness, ingeniuity, and originality of the anime. In every single way, it was able to keep my interest, to keep me grinding my nails, to make me cry, and even to make me laugh. In every single way, it amazed me. From the fact that a person can use energy to destroy or heal, to the originality of the capsule's technology. The mixture of myth's such as the Dragonballs themselves, or the myth of a Super Sayan, with fabulous designs and a main character that simply speaks to your heart has had this outcome. This anime is in my opinion, the absolute greatest. For it's simplicity and complexity at the same time. For it's wonderful creator: Akira Torayama. For it's amazing way to give you just what you want to see. For all this, Dragon Ball: I thank you. I would not even be an Illustrator without you today. I would not be the person I am. Thank you.
It is incredible that an anime made so many years ago, still shines so brightly.
I'm not going to claim that every other anime in the universe is rubbish in the face of DBZ. I've watched the whole of Naruto, and I'm busy watching Shippuden at the moment. But I still think that Dragon Ball Z is the father of all Shonen anime's, and by far, one of the best of them too. It's famous for it's intense battles which last for episodes on end, packed with epic moments. Come on, who can forget Final Flash. It's also got it's lighter, more humorous moments, for example the whole mini-series with Gohan at High School and the time when Goku and Vegeta were trapped inside Buu. Those few episodes always make me chuckle when I watch them. All over, it's a brilliant anime, and it deserves the number one spot it has up here.
No other show influenced Japanese animation into western culture more then dragonball z did. It is the first cartoon ever to have an article in wall street journal which called it a blockbuster hit. Possibly the greatest cartoon series of all time, there is a reason why it was the most highest rated program in the world for kids age 9-16 for a six year span. It was a staple of most kids lives who grew up in the 90's and early 2000's. Greatest anime of all time and it's not even close.
Dragon Ball Z is the greatest anime ever made. Point blank period. The fight scenes are mostly what people rant and rave about but, the character development (such as vegeta) was something to be revered and respected. Dragon ball Z has earned that respect in kind. The fan base is world wide and it isn't just us old dragon ball z fans. Thanks to the video games new dbz fans are showing up and trying kamehameha waves in there back yard just like I did when I was 10. An anime is truly great when it has gone its course then is utterly smeared by the wretched DBGT & Dragon ball evolution (barf) and returns after nearly 15 years with a new movie (which came out 3 days ago) just by the many people demanding it.
That is what you call greatness.
Dragon Ball Z is what practically started every other anime and manga. Really. Every other show that I watch is somewhat based on Dragon Ball Z. I mean, compared to newer anime the story probably isn't as great, probably doesn't have as good action scenes, sure. However, This was made in it's time. And it's still loved today, and that should count for something. Besides, it's not all about how good someone looks while they're beating someone's face in. I mean, sure it's fine to show alittle bit of the fight instead of them bouncing around everywhere, Dragon Ball Z does that, But really, do you require to see every bit of action? You probably already know what it looks like. Also, they have to put emphasis on how fast they R. It just adds to the awesome, and how really Super-Human/Saiyan they R. I love Dragon Ball Z. It's my favorite now, and it always will be.
DBZ is totally the best out there the storyline and characters are all cool man my favorite 10 characters are the following:
1. Vegeta: His like the second most powerful character of the entire series but in my eyes his number one and is always series he has pride and loves fighting Vegeta should win Goku because that's my opinion
2. Kid Buu: The strongest villain yet in the entire series (excluding GT villains) Kid Buu almost annihilated the entire universe and he has enormous power he is capable of defeating SSJ3 (Excluding Super Saiyan 4)
3. Piccolo: Piccolo is not that strong but at least he can keep up with the saiyans but what if he was a saiyan he might by much stronger than he is right now he is the strongest on earth without the saiyans and his special beam cannon man that's one powerful technique'
4. Gohan: Gohan man where should I start that guys power whoa he was at first much more powerful then Goku but then he surpassed him but yet again at the cell games he was the first super saiyan 2 and his mystic form is maybe as strong as a super saiyan 3 but what if he had transformed into a super saiyan or better yet a super saiyan 2 whoa some serious power that's going to be
5. Gogeta: Gogeta is the fusion of Goku and Vegeta but to think that Super Saiyan 3 Goku and Super Saiyan 2 Vegeta was not powerful enough to defeat Janember but when they fused together to create the ultimate warrior one attack killed him
6. Goku: Some people like him because his strong and the one that fights the most powerful fighters while Vegeta are Gohan face the second strongest most of the time but to me I only like Goku because his Vegeta's rival nothing else
7. Krillin: Krillin is the strongest human on earth but with the saiyans, Buu and Piccolo there his nothing compared to them his also very funny and best friend to Goku he use to be able to keep up with him when they were younger
8. Cell: Cell is one cool character and powerful he can absorb any life form and imagine what will happen if he was in his perfect form and absorbed all the saiyans, namekians, Frieza, Majin Buu and the movie villians
9. Frieza: Frieza used to be the most powerful warrior in the universe but I beg to differ because there was a lot of fighters out there such as Broly, Cooler and Bojack before Goku came to Namek but still be was the one who made Goku transform into a Super Saiyan
10. Future Trunks: Future Trunks is cool in my eyes and I like his sword and how he defeated plus killed Frieza in an instant he is very powerful and might be able to transform into a super saiyan 2 as wall
Champion all the time. The give the impossible villain all the time, and then the hero will definitely losing the battle. With consistent fight, persistent, will power, somehow the hero make it back and save the earth. Genius story. Yet funny. All the entertainment needed in anime/series was here. They don't make it like this anymore. It won't be fair to compare other newer series to this, because the can't compete with it.
I know that people keep saying that Dragon Ball Z is the best anime ever, but they're seriously dead wrong, Nelsonerico6 and Nelsonerica are right about what's the best anime, and in fact, it's Gurren Lagann, Anyone who keeps saying Dragon Ball Z is the best anime hasn't seen even one episode of Gurren Lagann, Gurren Lagann has more power than the universe and can destroy the universe with one finger and even a drill, the pilot, Simon, controls him, and Simon is the size of a giant star, while Gurren Lagann is the size of a galaxy, but when he transforms, he's bigger than the known universe, even Goku, who is 5 feet 7 inches tall, can't put a mark or crater on Gurren Lagann with all his power, That's like hitting a planet or star with a piece of dust, Anyone who says Dragon Ball Z is the best is not smart and are a bunch of mindless idiots who miss out on watching even a single episode of Gurren Lagann, Trust me and all the Gurren Lagann watchers that Gurren Lagann is the best anime that will ever exist and Dragon Ball Z is second place, but nothing compared to Gurren Lagann as a matter of fact.
No question 'bout it. The Best anime ever, DBZ. It has proved to be the most exiting series yet the fights last long but the goosebumps that those fights brings makes it the best. The action so fast, the characters so great. I could spend my whole weekend watching this series rather than hanging around with my friends, it's so fascinating rather I would say addicting that no other anime series could create such an impact at least on my mind. Naruto is yet another a great one but Naruto has a father and his name is Goku.
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When you talk about dragonball z especially on though topic of anime you can't but deny its ability to be a world renown anime let us remember what we watch as a kid and tell me which anime the you bought was your first its dragonball z and also everyone of us probably had a DBZ game still realizes one every year with out fail for over a decade. one piece had its dub scratch off the western market its only subbed in many languages but its not success if you only have subs for the world. just saying it's a profit machine around the world so you can't deny it the number one spot when talking about success because you've all heard recent news still got a brand spanking new game which looks amazing and two movie titles in the last two years its still going strong for at least or 35 years since the manga began in 1984 so glad to have the first copy to reference but yh peace haters BOOM!
If you go on number 83, you'll find Gurren Lagann, which is the most underrated anime ever to be made, and it's so low on this list, it should be number one, not nomber 83, and Dragon Ball Z should be number 2, while Dragon Ball Z is awesome, nothing, NOTHING, will ever be as awesome, action-packed and emotional as Gurren Lagann, The main character of Gurren Lagann, Gurren Lagann himself, is 100 x bigger than our Milky Way galaxy, when normal sized, and at maximum size, he's 1000000000 x bigger than our galaxy, and 100000000 x bigger than the largest galaxy ever found, his power unleashed is 10000000000 x more than the Sun's and 100000000000000 x more than Goku's, Goku is only the size of a building, while Gurren Lagann is 100 to 1000000000 x the size of our Milky Way, Also, there are so many emotional moments and phrases, he is so touching and so are the other characters on the show, The other shows rarely have touching moments while Gurren Lagann has the most touching moments in EVERY SINGLE MOMENT OF EVERY SINGLE EPISODE! He rips the universe with his lasers and giga drills, The fight scenes are more violent than those of ANY OTHER ANIME! IT'S THE MOST AWESOMEST AND MOST VIOLENT ANIME AND T.V. SHOW EVER TO BE MADE! NOTHING, literally NOTHING will ever compare in those terms to Gurren Lagann, Dragon Ball Z is NOTHING! FIGHT THE POWER! - nelsonerico6
Dragon Ball Z is actually the most overrated anime of all time, not the godfather or best, but the most popular and overrated anime, It doesn't even have the best plot for an anime, if you want to watch the best anime possible, then it's Gurren Lagann, Simon, who is as tall as Earth, is the pilot of his mecha Gurren Lagann, who is 50,000,000 light years tall at normal size and 300,000,000,000 light years tall at maximum size, and he can pierce the universe and mess it up in seconds, which no other character in any other anime could ever do, even Goku is a wimp compared to Simon and Gurren Lagann, All the other animes including Dragon Ball Z and One Piece are wimpy and overrated compared to the underrated monster that's called Gurren Lagann.
There is no other anime out there which showed power levels and fight choreography like DBZ has. I have not come across one anime which I consider can even come close to beating DBZ. When I really got into DBZ, I used to sit all day in front of my computer and see at least 30 episodes a day. DBZ is the greatest of anime out there. There are lot of comparisons between Superman and Goku. But you must consider that Superman had powers given to him without any effort or training, on the other hand Goku had to earn his powers with rigorous training, which is true in real life that you have to work hard to get the better things in life. I do not like the newer version because it cuts off all the fun part of DBZ. DBZ rules forever.
Dragon ball z is truly the greatest. The characters are combination of not only the extreme skills but immense power capable of easily blowing the planets. The fighting style is direct and simple and easy for every generation to enjoy. There is nothing more you can ask from a fighting characters and they got all the skills, intelligence, extreme strength truly make them the Perfect fighting characters and still today many animes followed the DBZ the greatest fighting anime show ever existed.
Look here all DBZ haters you can say that DBZ is old and that it was popular but its time to move on you may also say that its stupid worst anime ever etc. but my I just say yes maybe DBZ is not as popular as back then or it may not be as popular as the ongoing anime's like Naruto, Fairy Tail, One Piece etc but DBZ has maintained strong for 17 year it still has fans out there that still want more DBZ even the creator thought it was better to bring it back that how much DBZ has been able to stay alive so yes maybe its not the most popular anymore but DBZ can never die there will always be people out there that love it and I am one of those people
Lots of people are ignorant when it comes to dragon ball z because they saw it when they were a kid and since they did that they see how great it really is because they don't get surprised at things anymore. Dragon ball z really does have some of the best plot twists ever like the saiyan twist, and the trunks twist, along with cell's reveal. Not only that, but Dragon ball z has an iconic cast of characters, although lost of them do get shafted... They still have some of the best ones ever like goku, vegeta, piccolo, gohan, master roshi, future trunks, etc. Not only this, but the world building is just fantastic, the series has a universal platform to it.