ID: e2e2b No.675[Reply]
1 post omitted. Click reply to view.
Awww yeah! I'm excited!
New Dragonball series.
Dragonball Super! Officially sequel to DBZ. GT is gone.http://kotaku.com/dragon-ball-is-getting-its-first-new-tv-anime-in-18-yea-1700616322
Toriyama will write the story.
begins airing in July. Hype!
ID: e2e2b No.678
Probably both. The show's been around since the 80s, so inevitably it has new viewers, all starting at different periods of the show's existence.
The series has been approved because of the success of the two movies, apparently well above expectations.
It's a very simple anime and really easily accessible to people of all ages. And I mean..Who doesn't like a little old school good guy beats up bad guy action, especially in anime today when everything seems to have to be mind fuckery?
ID: eec97 No.680
or slice of life
ID: 659b4 No.681
>Who doesn't like a little old school good guy beats up bad guy action
these kinds of otakus; mostly shut-ins in Japan who have no social interactions with normal people so they close themselves off into their tiny little homes watching animes about real life, except that this "real life" is sprinkled with wacky, zany or erotic stuff the otakus are most drawn to so that they will buy the DVDs, dakimakuras and other merchandise. Unfortunately, these otakus also tend to happen to have pretty deep pockets so of course the market will cater to their demands.
Old school animes like Dragon Ball Z, Saint Seiya, Sailor Moon etc. are kept on life support mostly by older fans and even that sometimes isn't enough, and once they're gone….
ID: e2e2b No.686
Those same otakus went and saw the DBZ movies that recently came out in very high numbers which is why I mentioned that. Dragonball remains a highly popular product in Japan even if it has waned greatly in the west.
Hell, even in the press release regarding naming the series "Super" they say that they used that word to describe so much of the merchandise and things associated with Dragonball, why not stick it on the title? lol
ID: 93dbd No.826
I watched Battle of Gods from the standpoint of someone who still has warm fuzzies for DBZ, but has realized it has some very deep flaws, which transitioned to shonen culture in general, and said culture is only just beginning to set them aside.
Coming from that standpoint, Battle of Gods is a surprisingly good movie, that does some very interesting things with some of the very tropes it helped cement. It's high-quality in general, and manages to give all its characters a lot of personality, including the antagonists. I'm honestly not surprised it did well, and if Resurrection of F is similarly good, I'm not surprised they greenlit a sequel series either.