May 7th, 2010
|turtleknouichi||11:48 am - Dragon Ball Z Rant|
It's really sad. I love this Anime to pieces yet it has some of the worst fanboys and fangirls. The franchise seems to have reassurected and once again, the rabid fanboys are rearing their ugly heads.
Ever since Dragonball Evolution came along, the fans were in an uproar. Yes, the movie is bad, I get it. My issue with this are the movie's fanboys. They lash out at anyone who hates the movie. I should know, I've seen one attack a fanfic writer on fanfiction.net for not liking Dragonball Evolution. I admit that they're suffering from a delusion that there will be a sequel (which there won't be), but still, I suggest you leave them alone. So what if they don't like the movie? They have a good reason not to. That goes double for the haters.
Then there's Dragon Ball Z Kai. I admit that I was starting to like it since I noticed that the script has improved since the olden days and I wanted to check out the new voice actors. I still dislike the idea of removing the fillers. Yes, they interupt the story but most of them had character development. You know what the fanboy's complaints are? Because the episodes have humor and they wanted Dragon Ball Z to be more serious.
First of all, Akira Toriyama never meant for Dragonball to be violent. Dragonball was light-hearted and humorous untill the King Piccolo saga where we see a different side to Goku. The noble side that we see in Dragon Ball Z. The only reason why Dragonball Z got overloaded with action is because the fanboys kept going on and on about adding "moar action".
What I find it ironic is that some of them admitted to have grown with the English version of Dragon Ball Z then grow to hate the dub. It's sad that there are alot of sheeps in this fandom.
I, myself, have a particular fondness for the fillers and the dub. I grew up with it and while the script maybe campy, it's what made it a classic. It's like the English adaption of Sailor Moon. It remained a classic for it's top-notch voice actors and cheesy script. Still, I'd rather stick to the original version of the series WITH the fillers any time.
Another thing....the fanboys act like using humor is a travesty and that it will make the characters OOC. Why is that humor is such a bad thing in this fandom? Isn't that what made the series memorable?
I hate the fanboys and the fangirls in this fandom so damn much that I withdraw myself from them. I don't wish to make contact with them in fear of having a rabid fangirl go down my throat for pairing an OC with Trunks to having a different opinion. I'd prefer to be a free-thinker rather then a sheep.
Let's eradicate humor altogether, because ONLY SRS STUFF IS WORTH WATCHING AND THE REST IS ILLEGITIMATE, MINDLESS GARBAGE. ANIME IS SRS BUSINESS.
But seriously, I don't get why people hate humor so much either. DBZ always had the right amount of lulz and ass-kicking for me. Hell, the variety of moods was what made it worth watching, in my opinion.
Edited at 2010-05-07 10:28 pm (UTC)
That's why I watch it, too. It has a nice blend of comedy, action, drama. Just like Beast Wars (as for the fandom itself, let's not even go there). I admit that humor isn't really my thing, especially when it is the major focus, but once in awhile we can use a break from all the blasts and gunfire in favor of a joke or two.
And there's nothing wrong with the fillers, either. My personal favorite has always been "Goku's Ordeal".