Why are What If Scenarios so popular in Dragon Ball? On this edition of Dragon Ball In Depth, we look at the philosophy and psychology behind causation in Dragon Ball and the flow of the story and how it impacts the storytelling behind Dragon Ball. Dragon Ball and science = ALWAYS a great combo!
You think that Funimation and Ocean are the only English Dubs of Dragon Ball Z? You’re WRONG! On this episode of the critically acclaimed Dragon Ball In Depth series, we talk about the most infamous dub in Dragon Ball lore – the Big Green Dub! PLUS, a look at an even WORSE dub! I know you’ll enjoy this one!
IF YOU DON’T EAT RICE, THE POWER WON’T COME!
What is Dragon Boy? Prior to Dragon Ball, Akira Toriyama was told to draw a comedic Martial Arts manga. This is Dragon Boy. Dragon Boy is considered by me to be the precursor, or the pilot sort to speak, to Dragon Ball and was released months before. We look at the origins of Dragon Boy and the ideas that were taken from Dragon Boy and implemented in Dragon Ball. Enjoy!
Is Akira Toriyama Sexist? Are females portrayed fairly in Dragon Ball and in some of his other works?
On this edition of Dragon Ball In Depth we analyze Toriyama’s writing of the women of Dragon Ball and compare it to his previous works – Dr Slump, Pink, and Tomato: Girl Detective. We talk about #18, Lunch, Bulma, Videl, Chi Chi and others! I make a case to explain Toriyama’s writing of the females in the series and answer the question!
The God of Destruction Beerus is one of the most powerful characters introduced to Dragon Ball in recent years, and also one of the most beloved. But who is Beerus really and what are his origins? On this edition of Dragon Ball In Depth, we look at the character of Beerus and his origins, Toriyama’s influence on his design, the background of his fighting style, his goals and motivation as well as the juxtaposition between he and Goku.
On this edition of Dragon Ball In Depth, I’m talking the ENTIRE History of the Dragon Balls including the origin of the seven magic balls, its changes throughout the years, its misconceptions, and yes, even its plot holes! We talk about Kami and Saichorou’s early Dragon Balls and its rules and soon segue into Dende and Muri’s Dragon Balls and yes, we DO talk about Dragon Ball GT’s balls and the wishes made in Dragon Ball Z Resurrection F.
On this edition of Dragon Ball In Depth, we talk ALL ABOUT Power Levels – their origins, their purpose, and how they are used in Akira Toriyama’s manga to progress the story as well as a theory about where this may have begun. A complete history of battle power in DBZ and MOST IMPORTANTLY – whether or not they matter! Listen in for more Secrets of Dragon Ball Z!
WHO IS FREEZA? The most imperial edition of Dragon Ball In Depth yet has arrived as talk ALL ABOUT FREEZA! Who is Frieza? Or is it Freeza? Or Furiza? Or even FRIZER and Freezer? FIND OUT on this as we examine ALL of Freeza’s life start to finish INCLUDING some spoilers for 2015’s Resurrection F. Also, we clear the air about the myth of Arcosians, how strong IS King Cold? Which members of his family are canon and what do we really know about them? All of this and more PLUS secrets behind Toriyama’s creation of Freeza, Dragon Ball Z’s most iconic villain!
This episode of Dragon Ball In Depth will focus primarily on WESTERN CULTURE’s influence on Akira Toriyama’s Dragon Ball. Journey To The West may have been the base, but there are many more influences on Dragon Ball from also the western world, such as popular films and television shows from the 80s like Star Trek, Alien, Rocky, Terminator, Star Wars, and many more!
We look at a number of homages within Dragon Ball that many people may not have picked up on. In addition to just Toriyama, TOEI ANIMATION themselves have taken ideas from tons of very familiar NORTH AMERICAN pieces of pop culture. Plus a few more eastern ones to round it out.
What influenced Akira Toriyama to write Dragon Ball and what ideas did he borrow from when writing the legendary series? What are the ROOTS of Dragon Ball? What inspired the Red Ribbon Army? On this edition of Dragon Ball In Depth, we take a look at the many influences that Akira Toriyama drew from when creating Dragon Ball, From Journey To The West to Jackie Chan’s Drunken Master and everything in between. Plus, we look at a few of TOEI’s influences as well. This is Part I of II, where we focus PRIMARILY on Dragon Ball’s eastern influences and Part II of II will focus on Dragon Ball’s western influences.