Son Goku’s birthday was yesterday. There’s a new Dragon Ball movie coming out at the end of this year. And my inner fanboy has awakened once again.
I’ve never really understood the complaints from Dragon Ball fans about Videl being “forced” into a mom role. What do you expect her to do in a world (now multiverse) of ridiculously powerful beings (including GODS now), capable of destroying virtually anything with ease? I mean, yeah it was cool to see her be a tough tomboy fighter in DBZ, but I’d argue that a big part of her character arc involved learning not needing to be the strongest person in her life. And I think a lot of people would come to that revelation given the circumstances of personally knowing as many people as she does who can perform incomprehensible super feats.
As with previous posts in this challenge, reflecting on my lists has made me realize I still have a lot of anime I need to watch. I feel like I haven’t seen enough lesser known or obscure titles to have among my favourites so I can list them here and lavish praise about anime many might not have seen or heard of. In due time I suppose.
Writing this list in particular has made me realize I need to watch more anime, because while there are probably many I would consider great out of shows I haven’t watched, there aren’t many out of the ones I have watched. When it comes to this topic, the top lists and discussions I’ll see are filled to the brim with picks, answers and (awesome) reasons about characters I don’t really know from shows I have yet to experience myself.