So this is where the constipation scenes start. You know the ones where a character “powers up”. They just stand there making funny faces like they are massively constipated trying to push a log out the size of a polar bear. Ya that one.
This is also where the energy battles start, not the ones where 2 Kameamea Waves hit each other and they fight over which one goes through. No, just the fact that Akira Toriyama decided it would be more fun if they shoot lazerz (pewpew!) and get glowing apparations to make themselves look more powerful.
Also this is where the series ran out of human-like enemies (since they main characters all were finalists in the World Martial Arts Tournament) so what did they go with? Aliens, mother fucking aliens. How generic can you get?
So they bring in King Piccolo, a Namek (which I’m not supposed to know at this point) and he causes all types of trouble. Even with the above mentioned ‘problems’ this is also where Dragon Ball fall into the regular pattern that we are used to seeing all throughout DBZ. The pattern of Goku beats the ever living crap out of the previous enemy, or it ends in a draw, and then proceeds to find an enemy that can kill him in one hit. Then throughout the saga Goku trains and gets better. Then when he meets up with the enemy again he wins, but only after seeing his clothes ripped into shreds, and one of his eyes acting lazy.
OK, enough with the bashing, all in all i liked this Saga, this one was not as good as the previous Saga, but that’s mainly because I like tournament sagas more than any other because i like to see how they play out. There’s always intense moments in them, not to mention that you will always know who will end in the final match, but you don’t know how.
Also this Saga surprised me because at the end of the last Saga i thought i knew what the wish would be for, but i was wrong, King Piccolo actually got a wish, and he wished himself younger, which the eternal dragon granted. But after King Piccolo got his wish he destroyed the eternal dragon. I thought it couldn’t be done. I know the dragon somehow comes back though because i have seen DBZ, i also know that Roshi, Krillin, and Chiaotzu all come back, so the dragon has to be alive, or somehow they get other dragon balls and wish the eternal dragon back to life.
Also once King Piccolo was defeated, he let out another egg and spat it at the icy land area, which I’m assuming turns into Piccolo Jr (since the next Saga is called Piccolo Jr Saga) and they have to fight another Namek all over again.
All in all though I did enjoy it and i look forward to finishing off Dragon Ball with the last Saga and then take a break from any Dragon Ball for a while and watch something else, like M*A*S*H or The Twilight Zone, or anything not Dragon Ball. But i must finish the series.
Base Score = 7
-1 for “power ups”
+1 for no wave fights
-1 for knowing that certain characters will become alive again
+1 for being hard to put down after halfway through the Saga.