Month: April 2017

Android 17 Stronger Than Ever! And Other Thoughts

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Just wanted to talk a little bit about the most recent Dragon Ball Super. Pretty sweet episode, especially the animation. I thought the fight between Goku and Android 17 took place in a great location with amazing visuals. It really looked like the writes and animators enjoyed making this episode. It also looked like they wanted to give a pretty good reintroduction of Android 17.

It’s been years since we’ve seen him. We do catch a glimpse of him when Goku is fighting Kid Buu if I remember correctly, and I also remember thinking “I thought he was dead”. But I guess it makes sense he was revived by the Dragonballs as well, but seems like he’s been living the quite life since then. Well maybe not so quiet, he was after all protecting an island from poachers who apparently had tanks! What was that about?

Anyway it seems he’s become pretty laid back and caring. Protecting animals, getting married, and having children! I’m a little disappointed they didn’t show US the picture of his family. I was actually pretty curious. Anyway let’s move on to the fight. So apparently Android 17 hasn’t been slacking and has gotten far stronger than back in the Android Saga. I really remember something back in the day about Androids 17 and 18 never losing energy due to fatigue and such, but also that they’re power was set and couldn’t go higher. Maybe I’m just remembering wrong. Either way it’s not like Super has so accurately kept to a lot of things, especially regarding power. I mean sorry, how is Master Roshi even a consideration for a tournament of power involving multiple universes! Not just their own universe! I’m really not sure he should be able to hold his own against a lot of people on Earth right now. But they will make him useful I’m sure, its a fan service thing I guess.

Anyway got off on a tangent there 🙂 Back to Goku and Android 17. So 17 has some skills alright, that I’ll buy. He’s definitely smart and guy who knows how to take the best strategic actions. Now it looks like he some new cool techniques too. He was able to take Goku’s Kamehameha in Super Blue, which is pretty ridiculous. Granted I assume Goku held back a little. Though I don’t like that he went Super Blue. He seems to be going into that far too quickly. It’s really amazing he just showed it off to everyone at the last tournament so they know what to expect. He even went Kaioken in it! Are they going to introduce another transformation now? He goes Blue against everyone he’s fighting like that’s the only way he can be serious.

Anyway let’s see how it goes. Overall seeing 17 back in the mix is definitely a good thing. His character was calm and collected. Did you see how he said it wasn’t a big deal at all if they were all going to cease existing together! He has a point, what would it matter. You don’t exist, no one you love exists, none of you know any better, because you don’t Exist! Straight line A to B kind of guy. Still he looks like he’s developed a lot and the next episode should showcase that even more. Though it was convenient how some alien decides he wants an Earth animal’s horns out no where at that exact moment ha.

What did you guys think about the episode and some of the recent developments, especially regarding power? Check out the video discussing some of the general community thoughts on the subject. Comment your thoughts below and have a great day everyone! Thanks!

Toonami and the Good Ole Day’s of DBZ in the 90’s

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Toonami and It’s Lasting Impact 

Okay now let’s get to the topic of the day. Just wanted to talk a little bit about Toonami. I don’t know about you but growing up I saw the rise and fall of Toonami. A block on Cartoon Network that first introduced Anime to the US or at the very lease played a huge role in making Anime more popular. That was when I started watching Dragonball Z for the first time.

I still remember sitting there waiting for whatever show used to come on at 5Pm, I honestly don’t even remember. I just remember DBZ starting with the first episode and if you know it like me, it starts off showing a farmer out in the fields. I immediately ran into the kitchen to check the time on the microwave (no I don’t remember if we had any other clocks lol) because I was sure this was not the show that was supposed to be on. Little did I know this was a day that would have a tremendous impact on me.

Like most people I was simply fascinated by DragonballZ, I mean how many shows had people able to fly, shoot energy beams, move fast like it was teleportation. I mean it was awesome! While watching DBZ everyday I started to watch the rest of the shows on the block as well, that were all mainly Anime as well. I definitely remember Sailor Moon coming on right before at 4:30 and yes I went ahead and watched that too! It was like an afternoon ritual. Get back from school and Toonami was 4-6, so everyone watched and then maybe came out to play.

At the time however, I didn’t realize how much Toonami had an impact on American culture and interest in Anime. I realize now watching DragonballZ led me to be interested in finding more anime, of all types to watch. Introducing me to basically a whole new world. I have below a video from Chris Stuckmann’s channel on Youtube. I think he really captures a lot of peoples feelings on this subject to the T. He runs through the life of Toonami and its ups and downs. He even has Steve Blum the voice of Tom on Toonami and Chris Sabat who voiced many characters in DBZ. Take a look and see if it takes you down the nostalgic road too.

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