History YMMV / Dragonball

10th Nov '16 5:30:39 PM Animeking1108
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* OrphanedReference: The Penguin Village episodes during the Red Ribbon arc. Because ''Manga/DrSlump'' [[NoDubForYou hasn't been given a proper English release]], some American viewers are scratching their heads.
10th Nov '16 5:29:21 PM Animeking1108
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* OrphanedReference: The Penguin Village episodes during the Red Ribbon arc. Because ''Manga/DrSlump'' [[NoDubForYou hasn't been given a proper English release]], some American viewers are scratching their heads.
2nd Nov '16 11:50:11 PM Kytseo
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* {{Woolseyism}}: In the Japanese version, the announcer mispronounces Goku's name by reading the kanji for Son Goku as Mago Gosora. In the English Dub, where alternate kanji reading isn't exactly a thing, it's localized as him mispronouncing go-koo as gah-kay-ah.

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* {{Woolseyism}}: In the Japanese version, the announcer mispronounces Goku's name by reading the kanji for Son Goku as Mago Gosora. In the English Dub, where alternate kanji reading isn't exactly a thing, it's localized as him mispronouncing go-koo Goku as gah-kay-ah.
2nd Nov '16 11:47:56 PM Kytseo
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* WinBackTheCrowd: Seems to creep up in the motivation behind a lot of the franchise's offerings ever since the dreaded ''Film/DragonballEvolution''.

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* WinBackTheCrowd: Seems to creep up in the motivation behind a lot of the franchise's offerings ever since the dreaded ''Film/DragonballEvolution''.''Film/DragonballEvolution''.
* {{Woolseyism}}: In the Japanese version, the announcer mispronounces Goku's name by reading the kanji for Son Goku as Mago Gosora. In the English Dub, where alternate kanji reading isn't exactly a thing, it's localized as him mispronouncing go-koo as gah-kay-ah.
8th Oct '16 8:50:39 PM DustSnitch
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* EvilIsCool: Piccolo and his father, King Piccolo. They're just both completely {{Badass}}. King Piccolo is [[KnightOfCerebus one of the first villains to be competent]], as he's a HeroKiller and Piccolo Jr. almost defeated Goku.

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* EvilIsCool: Piccolo and his father, King Piccolo. They're just both completely {{Badass}}.badass. King Piccolo is [[KnightOfCerebus one of the first villains to be competent]], as he's a HeroKiller and Piccolo Jr. almost defeated Goku.
20th Sep '16 9:31:31 AM MathematicalVoid
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** To prove his identity after growing a lot, Goku shows his friends his hair and says "Who else has hair like me?" As shown in the page image for StrongFamilyResemblance, his father and second son [[HereditaryHairstyle have hair like him]].
15th Sep '16 8:28:52 AM bowserbros
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** The manga's explicit depictions of nudity & sexuality also fail to resonate well with Western audiences, particularly in America, due to the fact that most of the characters who are shown naked or involved in sexual activities are below the legal age of consent.[[labelnote:Note]]Bulma, being 16 at the start of the series, is at or above the legal age of consent in several parts of Europe, such as France and Britain.[[/labelnote]] The fact that Goku's genitals are shown more than anyone else's doesn't help, nor does the fact that Bulma once attempted to seduce him in exchange for his Dragon Ball.

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** The manga's explicit depictions of nudity & sexuality also fail to resonate well with Western audiences, particularly in America, due to the fact that most of the characters who are shown naked or involved in sexual activities are below the legal age of consent.[[labelnote:Note]]Bulma, being 16 at the start of the series, is actually at or above the legal age of consent in 31 U.S. states and 3 insular territories as well as in several parts of Europe, such Europe (such as France and Britain.Britain).[[/labelnote]] The fact that Goku's genitals are shown more than anyone else's doesn't help, nor does the fact that Bulma once attempted to seduce him in exchange for his Dragon Ball.
5th Sep '16 3:09:35 PM jjjj2
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* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot: The Buu Saga does this a lot to several plot threads, including its own.
** Videl is introduced as a slightly irritating but quickly charming character who dovetails nicely with Gohan and the extended Z Warrior family, and even has early episodes dedicated to the relationship between the two... only for her to be turned into chocolate by Super Buu and effectively written out of the story. Pretty much everything in the early high school portion of the story is unimportant, outside of establishing what's new since the TimeSkip. Although, most of the high school potion was anime {{Filler}}.
** The conclusion to Gohan's arc: After having a power up with the Grand Elder on Namek and defeating Cell after Goku's death, it's heavily implied that Gohan is taking his father's role as the effective protector of the Earth. The Buu Saga reverses this by de-powering him and having Goku come back so the plot can concentrate on him and Vegeta. Even after having a ''second'' power-up that's implied to have unlocked his latent inner power, it turns out to be completely useless against Buu after he absorbs Gotenks and Piccolo.
** The World Martial Arts Tournament that opens the saga. Those familiar with the earliest Dragon Ball sagas were probably expecting a modern take on the famous set-piece. It's completely ignored part-way through the proceedings and only shows up again to demonstrate how ruthless Majin Vegeta is.
** Goten and Trunks' contribution to the fight. Much like Gohan in the Cell Saga, it's implied that the pair are intended to be the saviors of the day, and hopefully the future, given how prodigious their power levels are for their age. They were absorbed by Super Buu not long after Gohan received is power up.
27th Aug '16 3:58:06 PM bowserbros
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** When Yamcha first gets a glimpse of the titular Dragon Balls, he [[http://www.mangareader.net/dragon-ball/12/3 confesses]] that he thought they'd be as big as dodgeballs. Come the Namek arc in ''Z'', we get introduced to a second set of Dragon Balls that happen to be roughly around that size.

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** When Yamcha first gets a glimpse of the titular Dragon Balls, he [[http://www.mangareader.net/dragon-ball/12/3 [[http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-QlGLePtWzf8/V6Jnx5g0gRI/AAAAAAAB_QE/maGOp_9Cff486QqtBgdkaYY5e8hKT-qMgCHM/s16000/0012-011.png confesses]] that he thought they'd be as big as dodgeballs. Come the Namek arc in ''Z'', we get introduced to a second set of Dragon Balls that happen to be roughly around that size.
13th Aug '16 8:36:16 PM nombretomado
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** The scene where Pilaf blows a kiss to Bulma in the Pilaf Saga becomes hilarious when his Japanese voice actor, Creator/ShigeruChiba, ends up ([[DissidiaFinalFantasy another silly villain]] who has a huge amount of FoeYay[=/=]somewhat {{Yandere}}-esque traits towards his nemesis. And the villain's nemesis, [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyVI Terra Branford]], has an alternate costume that gives her a slightly similar appearance to Bulma.[[note]]In case anyone's curious, the alternate costume was based on her field sprite in her original game.[[/note]]

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** The scene where Pilaf blows a kiss to Bulma in the Pilaf Saga becomes hilarious when his Japanese voice actor, Creator/ShigeruChiba, ends up ([[DissidiaFinalFantasy ([[VideoGame/DissidiaFinalFantasy another silly villain]] who has a huge amount of FoeYay[=/=]somewhat {{Yandere}}-esque traits towards his nemesis. And the villain's nemesis, [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyVI Terra Branford]], has an alternate costume that gives her a slightly similar appearance to Bulma.[[note]]In case anyone's curious, the alternate costume was based on her field sprite in her original game.[[/note]]
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