Dragon Ball - The Best Arc in Shonen History (reupload)


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  • Lucia Zaviačičová
    Lucia Zaviačičová  6 hours back

    I agree with you on almost everything. But on one thing never. Please don't recommend DBKai for firstwatchers. Yes it gets rid of the fillers BUT! the atmosphere isn't the same as in DBZ. And the biggest reason for that is that the original soundtrack from Kikuchi is missing. And YES it does make a huge difference. I re-watched the anime and watched DBKai and something is missing. I dont say the music in DBKAI is bad, of course not. But the feel and emotion that I get from the original OST is incomparable.

    • Tobi Grantlbart
      Tobi Grantlbart  2 days back

      Dragonball maybe set the layout how to make fights and characters work, but the later half of JoJo Part 3 needs some respect rron you Marcus.
      It created the maybe the best solution to power scaling, what's Dragonballs worst problem. Making winning a fight not only about punching stronger, but also your psychological strength is way cooler than punching and punching

      • Kevin Xu
        Kevin Xu  4 days back

        On 5:10 you mention that no one knew where he came from, I assume that most Asian audience would assume that he's based on the Monkey King from Journey to the West( 西游记), since everyone grew up with that story like Hansel and Gretel in Europe and America
        But yes, the time skip and Dragonball z do use that mystery to build up a pretty good story

        • Wesley King
          Wesley King  5 days back

          Thank you for giving Krillin credit. No one gives Krillin credit.

          • aries lenz
            aries lenz  5 days back

            i remember when i was a kid I was watching the saiyan saga for the first time.
            it was the episode where goku finally arrived to fight frieza, my dad was forcing us to go to dinner and I literally started crying because I thought I was going to miss it. This was way before youtube. these were the days of dial-up internet. after seeing how sad I was he let me stay and watch it. at the time my family thought I was insane for crying real tears, but videos like this make me realize those emotions were completely legitimate.

            • Neutral
              Neutral  5 days back

              *If you dont know Dragonball then you arent a real Anime fan*

              *_Change my mind_*

              • Ulises Lopez
                Ulises Lopez  5 days back

                my top 7 fights of this series is
                Goku vs Freezer
                Goku vs Kid Buu
                Goku vs Master Roshi
                Piccolo vs Android 17
                Goku vs Cell
                Goku vs Vegeta SS2 both

                Goku vs Vegeta first one

                to be honest Goku has the most energetic and well rhythmed battles in all DBS because these are actual fights no humilliations

                • Tyler Sieczkowski
                  Tyler Sieczkowski  6 days back

                  i cant stand bulma tho... that is all

                  • Kedar Rao
                    Kedar Rao  6 days back

                    Guess who's watching DragonBall and DragonBall Z all over again after this ?

                    • PacAttack
                      PacAttack  6 days back

                      I personally did enjoy the Cell Arc. It felt like a good ending. It was an ending to the Red Ribbon Army, introduced in og dragon ball, Gohan gets his moment, Goku's death feels right, Cell was dope. If Dragon Ball had ended at the end of Cell, i'd be completely content. But, then the Buu arc happened, tainting the whole series with it's misexecuted ideas

                      • Andrew Whittaker
                        Andrew Whittaker  6 days back

                        The dark tournament arc from yyh is personally the best shounen arc

                        • NANO HUNTER Ff
                          NANO HUNTER Ff  7 days back

                          This whole video everytime he said something that Dragonball revolutionized I was just yelling, JOJO!

                          • Ciaran Smith
                            Ciaran Smith  7 days back

                            nice to see some Krillin appreciation, the little bastard's a badass, always outgunned, but always fighting, and always thinking, his parts of the fight with Nappa are fantastic.

                            • Stefan Notchev
                              Stefan Notchev  1 weeks back

                              Idk. You make a good argument and I respect the belief that the saiyan/frieza saga was the best (Vegeta vs Goku in the saiyan saga is probably my favorite fight of all time) but I still enjoyed the cell saga a lot. Sure it’s a bit messy at times and isn’t super linear/“tight”, but I think it still works well. Besides, the fact that it isn’t just one villain from beginning to end and the arc is constantly shifting makes it more interesting bc the story has more progression- it isn’t just “beat cell” from beginning to end, a lot of stuff has to happen first to get to that point, and I enjoy that story. To each their own tho ig

                              • Tom Nash
                                Tom Nash  1 weeks back

                                I think freiza arc is the best but I think og dragon Ball is better as a full series

                                • Kyle Joultz
                                  Kyle Joultz  2 weeks back

                                  once part 2 happened I realized that shit was just about to get real!

                                  • Ben F
                                    Ben F  2 weeks back

                                    Just a reminder about vegeta's record Vs goku.
                                    1 win, 0 losses, 1 draw

                                    • Jordan
                                      Jordan  2 weeks back

                                      Frieza arc is way too long and boring. The original dragon ball arcs are way better

                                      • James Dowdall
                                        James Dowdall  2 weeks back

                                        Im probably in the minority for this but trunks turning super Saiyan is better than Goku going super Saiyan, in the namek saga when krillin dies, we know he can come back, I mean it's the whole point of the ark, getting everyone back from otherworld, so we feel for Goku but it doesn't have as much emotional weight as trunks' transformation, narration incoming

                                        It's many years in the future, trunks and Gohan are all that's left, no piccolo no Dragonball's death is permanent.
                                        Trunks has been trained by Gohan who also has the ability to go ssj. He is training trunks to have a chance fighting the androids since he knows he could probably defeat 1 android at a time but not if they are together so trunks is their only hope.
                                        Gohan soon realises trunks won't be able to go ssj so he knocks him out and faces the androids knowing that he might not survive, but he's willing to take the risk just as his father would have. Trunks wakes up a while later confused and starts searching for Gohan, he looks in the city ruins and finds a body, the body of Gohan, the kid we saw get stronger over and over again, dead, the earth's last hope, his master, his friend.... A ear shattering scream is heard and trunks turns into a super Saiyan yet still powerless to face the androids
                                        I love that scene, what came before what came after it is truly perfect to me

                                        • Greg Sanders
                                          Greg Sanders  2 weeks back

                                          Personally my favourite part of Dragon Ball would have to be the Demon King Piccolo saga (both Demon King Piccolo and Piccolo Jr.). It married Akira Toriyama's strange but fun comedic style with his awesome fight choreography and included the proper amount of stakes for the plot. It was excellent.

                                          • Erwin Torres
                                            Erwin Torres  2 weeks back

                                            I watch to episode 107 that's it sometimes the kid buu saga 🤷‍♂️

                                            • T33K3SS3LCH3N
                                              T33K3SS3LCH3N  2 weeks back

                                              I think Naruto's timeskip was a good choice. The young characters were still too powerful for their age, but at least it was a little more believable than if they had all still been pre-pubescent children. It also added some new unknowns about the character that were fun to explore or added some more depth. That's not to say that the timeskip was super well done and the other examples weren't better - but it was still a better story than without it.

                                              • Xavier Thomas
                                                Xavier Thomas  2 weeks back

                                                If they had decided to not do the time skip we might have been able to see their training snd Kishimoto might have actually thought more about what his main character could do within the confines of the story

                                            • LIL Al
                                              LIL Al  2 weeks back

                                              Best line in z that sums up everything.
                                              Gohan: at least that guy put his sword away.
                                              Krillen: yeah and your dad put his finger away too.

                                              • Ryan
                                                Ryan  2 weeks back

                                                “There are so many ways to watch this show”
                                                *glances over at tfs, where I practically got the most of dbz from*

                                                • Paul Canedo
                                                  Paul Canedo  2 weeks back

                                                  dragon ball: frieza saga is the best arc in shonen history
                                                  me: *laughs in chimera ant and marineford and enies lobby*

                                                  • Paul Canedo
                                                    Paul Canedo  2 weeks back

                                                    @H K i cant really talk you out of whatever u find enjoyable. However from a writing perspective, its not really fair to put toriyama on oda or togashis level because they took his inspirations and go far beyond anything toriyama has put out. Frieza saga is very good, especially for dragon ball z

                                                  • H K
                                                    H K  2 weeks back

                                                    Whilst i think those three you have mentioned are some of the most amazing arcs (along with yorknew from HxH and soul society from bleach) I still think frieza saga is the best arc in history

                                                • DeAndre Atkins
                                                  DeAndre Atkins  2 weeks back

                                                  I think Goku black arc in super is one of the best

                                                  • Edgelord / Neutral Gaming

                                                    Here's how I got into Dragon Ball: about 2 years ago, I watched a video on Dragon ball FighterZ being geeat. Last August, while my friends mentioned how they were renting FighterZ, so I naturally was like; "Okay, let's play it." And I LOVED FighterZ. So, I was like, "I wanna know about it." So, I decended further and further into the fandom, and the rest is history.

                                                    • Adrian Mercado
                                                      Adrian Mercado  2 weeks back

                                                      Dragonball is The Simpsons of anime.

                                                      • Tudor Gidea
                                                        Tudor Gidea  2 weeks back

                                                        Will u do a vid about yu yu hakusho

                                                        • DanTheCreep
                                                          DanTheCreep  2 weeks back

                                                          I actually liked Buu as a villain. The way his transformations were done was interesting because the other villains only changed their appearance and power levels. Meanwhile Buu changed his personality completely after each transformation. It was pretty much unpredictable what he would turn in to.

                                                          • Dylan
                                                            Dylan  2 weeks back


                                                            • KayDox64
                                                              KayDox64  2 weeks back

                                                              In the manga I read it was called chi, not ki. Its weird all the little things between the books and the show's.

                                                              • Christopher Cutts
                                                                Christopher Cutts  2 weeks back

                                                                I still think the Cell/Android saga is part of the A+ Dragonball material. There's a lot of stuff there. Vegeta's inferiority complex goes absolutely ape shit once he sees Trunks effortlessly transform and dispatch of Fieza and King Cold. It was a complete contrast of watching Goku train on his way to Namek. Goku was excited and enjoyed training looking forward to show his friends how strong he got. Vegeta was fueled by hatred and the need to be the strongest. You can really feel his pain during those training sessions. Also, Cell gives us a payoff for Gohan. Ever since the first episode of DBZ we are told of a untapped potential that is inside of Gohan. We start to see it during the Saiyan and Frieza arcs but when he starts training with his dad is when everything really takes off. Watching Gohan go from that scared little boy crying in ankle deep water to the literal savior of our world is what IMO the main story of DBZ is all about. Buu, however is terrible. I don't want to take about buu.

                                                                • John Foody
                                                                  John Foody  2 weeks back

                                                                  'The best arc in shonen.'
                                                                  But Markus this isn't a video about the Dark Tournament arc.

                                                                  • H K
                                                                    H K  2 weeks back

                                                                    I love that arc and yu yu hakusho as a whole but there are plenty of better shonen arcs than the dark tournament in dbz and other animes. I think even chapter black in yu yu hakusho itself may be better but it is debatable. I did like both the chapter black and dark tournament a lot

                                                                • pranavs14
                                                                  pranavs14  2 weeks back


                                                                  • TheMaznn
                                                                    TheMaznn  2 weeks back

                                                                    I don’t like how he automatically assumes every anime after dragon ball uses basic literary devices because of them , yes they have influence but they don’t copy everything from them

                                                                    • Ermin Dedic
                                                                      Ermin Dedic  2 weeks back

                                                                      I don't know I love the first 2 sagas but the cell saga isnt that bad I mean my favorite moment from the show is in the cell saga the father son kamehameha but I guess you just dont like the cell saga I get it

                                                                      • Jimmy Boé
                                                                        Jimmy Boé  2 weeks back

                                                                        Its funny because its like you dont know toriyama sensei himself say "the freeza saga was the end of the story but DB was getting too big to be stopped". Toriyama Wanted to stop with freeza

                                                                        • S1
                                                                          S1  2 weeks back

                                                                          Iconic yes
                                                                          But definitely not pèrfect

                                                                          • Mohammad Sekandari
                                                                            Mohammad Sekandari  2 weeks back

                                                                            me to

                                                                            • Himanshu Yadav
                                                                              Himanshu Yadav  3 weeks back

                                                                              dragon ball z is the best anime

                                                                              • Horror Dragon
                                                                                Horror Dragon  3 weeks back

                                                                                I actually liked the Buu saga, it has issues and its way to long. But Buu was a fun villian and they gave us Vegito

                                                                                • WinfieldFTW!
                                                                                  WinfieldFTW!  3 weeks back

                                                                                  You should totally do a video on why fairy tail is the most generic shonen

                                                                                  • Doctor of Skillz
                                                                                    Doctor of Skillz  3 weeks back

                                                                                    Bruh jojo did timeskip best and first

                                                                                    • JackODeath
                                                                                      JackODeath  3 weeks back

                                                                                      My favourite arc/Saga in the series is the Goku Black Arc/Saga because Goku Black was the only villain that got me back into DBZ and DBS. I even have the Goku Black Arc/Saga in manga.

                                                                                      • XxKid KakashixX
                                                                                        XxKid KakashixX  4 weeks back

                                                                                        Dragon Ball: Back when Goku was a good protagonist

                                                                                        Dragon Ball Z: Back when Power Levels made sense

                                                                                        Dragon Ball Super: Back when shit was shit 🤢

                                                                                        • villanjo
                                                                                          villanjo  4 weeks back

                                                                                          Goku falls and hits his head as a child which somehow turns him good and have amnesia. But Bulma shooting him in the head doesn’t do anything? I’d like a spin off series where Goku just goes homicidal due to repeated head injuries and concussions.

                                                                                          • Free
                                                                                            Free  4 weeks back

                                                                                            That's now been change. Bardock(his father) sent him to Earth as he had a feeling Frieza was going to do something, but as Raditz never knew this(and didn't even now Frieza destroyed Vegeta) it makes sense for him to presume this as it was the norm of the Saiyans