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Very excited about this new Mirai Trunks story!
I was looking forward to this "arc/saga". Mirai Trunks is one of my favourite characters, and after the terrible portrayal of Trunks in Dragon Ball GT, I was very happy to know he will be featured in the "Super" series. Seems like the future can't take a break. But without spoiling this for you, I can say that this story looks very promising, a new enemy that seems familiar but must have some twisted paradox background, and new allies in the future that I want to know about more too. The time travel to past is gonna be something else, I hope Toei and the writers will put their hearts into this story! It really deserves it.
Historia de un oso (2014)
Beautiful and sad. Well deserved awards and nominations.
This short film is really amazing. Both technically and emotionally. If you have the chance, watch it.
The animation is gorgeous and the attention to detail is outstanding.
As a chilean born and raised in Chile under Pinochet, the story touched me specially, it reminded me of my childhood and specifically my father.
Even if you don't know the background story of this country, you will be able to identify some common elements that the main character have to struggle in order to achieve the story's climax.
I'm gladly impressed of the talent and knowledge in technology that this group of chilean filmmakers have. Well deserved awards and Oscar nomination!
After +15 years, I still enjoy this show.
I will not write any spoilers. But it's hard not to be biased by the love I feel for this manga/anime series. I'm re-watching for 10.000.000 time this series, re-auditing all the Japanese cast and crew credits (hard work that seems to be lost, but well, that's life for us, good willing volunteer contributors). I'm not gonna argue because now I have time (Yay Southamerican summer vacations) and I love binge-watching Dragon Ball with my family in Chile.
I didn't gave this episode a 10, because of the fillers, maybe they are necessary to create some kind of context and to present this new character, Gohan, but the story they chose is not quite appealing. Maybe is because I'm too old now? Still, I love the animation, the mix between family scenes and this menace that is imminent. A good switch between our good-old Dragon Ball with chibi Son Gokû, and this new stage on our friends lives. Oh, the adulthood.
If you haven't seen the original Japanese version, I encourage you to see it (subbed, dubbed, it's your choice now with all the DVD releases). You will meet a whole new different DBZ than the one you watched in the early 2000 on Cartoon Network. I hope you guys enjoy it as much as I do.
A little bit disappointed.
After waiting two weeks for episode 4, this was a little disappointment.
The drawing quality is clearly below the standards of any Dragon Ball previous feature, or any Toei Animation feature, in that case. It is very sad, because the Dragon Ball series and this particular episode seems to have been done without much love.
The story almost didn't advance, so, despite seeing again "chibi" Pilaf, Mai and Shû, this is my least favourite episode by now.
I'm trying to avoid spoilers on my reviews, but it seems I need more lines in order to get the review accepted. I don't want to spoil anything about the story, so that's all I'm gonna say.
I hope the drawings improves, as well as the whole animation.
A cute alternate start for the Dragon Ball story
It's been a really long time since the first time I watched this movie. I was still on school, back in the mid 90s.
This alternate re-telling of the Dragon Ball first episodes kept the original spirit of the story, and seems more appropriate for younger audiences.
It is a classic I have on my old VHS collection, that I'm looking forward to replace with DVD-Blu Ray release. A must have for every Dragon Ball fan.
There's even a live action remake of this movie, made in Taiwan! Don't miss that one!
Dragon Ball Super: Doragon bôru cho: Yume no tsuzuki wa doko da!? Sûpâ Saiya-jin Goddo o sagase! (2015)
Getting closer to "Kami to Kami" (The Battle of the Gods)
I will try to avoid spoilers as much as possible. Please excuse me for my awful grammar, English is not my native language.
MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS.
I'm really enjoying this new series. This episode brings back those feelings of the good old "Dragon Ball", with humor and the tension before facing a powerful enemy.
I really liked the scenes involving North Kaiô-Sama and Gokû, and to see Kame Sennin (and Oolong) acting like they used to. Loved to see Number 18, Krillin and their daughter Marron interacting too (18 is one of my favourite characters, and so is Krillin).
It was nice to know more about Beerus and his relation with an old character (I'm not gonna say what is, I'm trying to write without spoilers), and I'm very interested in how they gonna show us the events of "The Battle of the Gods".
We will have to wait two weeks for episode 4, looking forward to it!
Dokonjô gaeru: Episode #1.1 (2015)
Pyonkichi owns the show.
THIS REVIEW MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS.
First, I beg your pardon because English is not my native language. If I make grammatical mistakes, please excuse me.
I grew up watching the 70's anime, "Dokonjô Gaeru", which was broad-casted in my home country, Chile, in 1993, under the name "Raponchi: La Rana Valiente" (spanish). I was about 11 years old, and with my elder brother, we never missed an episode. It is one of my favourite childhood anime, in a time when the word "anime" wasn't in use in western world.
Since I heard about this new live-action series, I was looking forward to it: One of my all-times favourites returning to the screen! But I was having doubts regarding the adaptation, with the characters now being 30 years old (which I can relate, indeed).
The good: I LOVED Pyonkichi (aka Raponchi). He looks just like I remember, and it is extremely well done. It's the BEST part of the show, and even if you are new to the series, you will be able to feel the charm of this incredible frog.
The FXs are quite well done overall. I liked the settings and cinematography. I liked very much the casting choice for Ume-San, Machida-sensei and Yoshiko-sensei. Gôro looked fine to me and no complains about Kyôko so far. Though Hiroshi's mother looks too young to me, I really liked her interaction with Pyonkichi.
My most favourite part was the re-telling of how Pyonkichi ended up in Hiroshi's shirt. It reminded me of a mix of two of the first episodes of the 70's anime.
The not-so-good: I didn't liked how Hiroshi was portrayed. It is not a problem with the actor, is more an issue with the presentation of the character: it seems like everyone has grown up (each one in their own way), but Hiroshi. He acts like a pre-teen and he's even more spoiled than how I remember him from the anime.
"Gorila" is the other character that seemed odd to me. He was an overweight and big bully, and now he's just a regular guy with a successful business. With all those cakes, I would have liked to see a bigger actor, like how the character was in his youth. I didn't liked to see Hiroshi's mom working in "Gorila" cake factory. I think it'll fit better if it were Hiroshi working there against his will.
I must say that my Japanese is not very good neither, so this review is based on the few that I understood. I would love to see this series, in a near future, subtitled in my native language, with luck that's not an impossible thing, being the original anime very dear in my home country.
Anyways, I'm looking forward for the next episodes.
Prince Vegeta kept his promise.
May contain SPOILERS I was looking forward to the second episode of "Dragon Ball Super", which features my favourite family, "the Briefs" (besides Bulma and Vegeta are my all-time favourite couple from fiction!).
In this second episode of the new Dragon Ball series, we are able to see the Briefs: Bulma, Vegeta and Trunks, on a family trip. It is unlikely to see Vegeta involved in this kind of activity by his own will, but we learn that he is fulfilling a promise made to his son, Trunks, back then in the battle against Majin Bû, in Dragon Ball Z.
As a fan of the characters and the series for more than 20 years, this episode was a delight in that part.
We see as well the good old North Kaiô-Sama driving happily in his planet, just to be interrupted by Son Gokû, who, just like his Saiya-jin "rival" Vegeta, just wanting to keep on training and become stronger.
Finally, Beerus talk about his premonitory dream, and Bulma's birthday party is coming soon, so the time-line of the events in "Kami to Kami" (Battle of Gods) may be sooner than we had been explained.
There was something about the animation that I didn't like. The backgrounds somewhat seems poor to me. Toei Animation and Fuji TV should pay more attention to that, to improve the level of the digital animation, to the standard we are use to in Dragon Ball franchise.
Looking forward to episode 3, please excuse my terrible English, it is not my native language.
A return to the origins of the spirit of Dragon Ball.
This is my first review in all my years as IMDb user and contributor. I was afraid of writing a review because my English is not good, please excuse me if I make grammatical mistakes, English is not my native language.
Being a Dragon Ball fan for more than 20 years, I think this new series, "Dragon Ball Cho" it's the perfect start for me, to write a review.
I'm one of those Dragon Ball fans who are very attached to the manga and never really enjoyed "Dragon Ball GT". That being said, I was expecting this first episode of "Dragon Ball Cho" with high hopes. I've watched the 2008 OVA and both following films (Kami to Kami and Fukkatsu no F) on their respective avant premieres here in my country, Chile.
It may contain SPOILERS!
The first episode of "Dragon Ball Cho" was, IMHO, a return to the roots of Dragon Ball.
Son Gokû it's spending some quality time with his youngest son, Son Goten, who is 7 years old (if my memory is working fine). That is something I wanted to see, because Son Gokû was never really part of Goten's life. It was nice to see Gokû working on a field, suits him well, and kind of reminds me that good old training with Kame Sen'nin, alongside Krillin.
Videl and Son Gohan are a young couple who has just married. I'm sure Chichi is happy that Gohan is doing great in College and also that he found a perfect wife in Videl (beauty, smart, polite, strong and millionaire!). But we all know that they share similar interests since High School. It was a bit disappointing to see Gohan being such a library mouse, he could be both: a library mouse Great Saiyaman!
The search for the wedding gift for Videl was the part that reminded me the most of those early Dragon Ball episodes: Son Goten and chibi Trunks goes on an adventure to collect some "cosmetic" for Videl. It was really great to see Trunks being the coolest kid (unlike that awful character in GT), helping his best friend. The innocence of both children's was something that is appreciated by an old-school fan like me.
Mr. Satan scenes were funny, but not as funny as they used to be. I guess we must give some time to the series, this is just episode 1. The ending was somewhat unexpected (it seems like Son Gokû is getting smarter!), but it wasn't so out-of-character. I liked that late entrance by Kame Sen'nin! And I LOVED those Tori-bots on the bills!
Overall, I give it 8/10.
I'm looking forward to the next episode, I want to see my favourite family! Bulma and Vegeta! I hope to see soon more about Piccolo, Jûhachi-gô and Krillin, Tenshinhan, and why not? Lunch! (a girl can dream, isn't it?).