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Dragon Ball Z


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
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.


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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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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.
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!
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.
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
The Father of all Anime's has to be number one... Loved every second of it, watched DragonBall, then DragonBallZ and DragonBall GT 3 times from start to finish, this would be my recommendation to anyone looking to try Anime for the first time and not really fussed on the length. If it's the amount if episodes that put you off give at least to episode 50 and you'll soon be addicted and continue watching =D

There's not been an anime like it, I wish they'd continue the story or even start a different Anime with a similar outline. Naruto and Naruto Shippuden are probably more easier to get emotionally attached to but this show definitely had me captivated.
Silly characters? Check. Long drawn out battles? Check. Some of the most memorable characters, hero and villain alike? Absolutely. The story line wasn't always the greatest, but characters are what really set the tone for a story anyway. Would Silence of the Lambs be anything more than a typical thriller without Hannibal Lector? Wouldn't The Shining be the most boring movie on earth without Jack Torrence? Would Batman be what he is without his own dark reflection, The Joker? Characters are what make or break a story. I could watch Goku, Vegeta, Piccolo, and Krillin plays cards for a whole episode and it would still be entertaining. Actually, that would be very entertaining. Somebody do that.


Enthralling... Nothing can be compared to it... It started everything.. The anime world came into existence just because of this show.. I went to college and there were many anime followers and one question everyone asked me, "Have you watched Dragon Ball Z? "... Respects for Naruto, Bleach etc... But Dragon Ball Z is "THE ONE"... The way the story line goes is something that keeps you glued to this series, how each character develops his/her power levels... Amazing... Just one word... AMAZING..
From Dragon Ball - Dragon Ball GT, these will always be number one for me. I've watched many other animes as well after finishing GT. I moved on to the Naruto series as my second anime because of how similar the character developments, inspirational quotes, and relationships are to Dragonball in general. Bleach was my next anime because of the power ups and what not. One piece was my fourth anime and will soon be my number one anime once they've made over 1000 episodes. The story is great and it's funny! My last would be full metal alchemist and the reason for that was because the anime was fast paced and ended way to quickly! Only 51 episodes! I watched brotherhood as well, but come to realize this wasn't as great since it's just full metal viewed in another perspective of story. My honorable mentions are death note, darker than black and hunter - hunter

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