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  • Absentee Actor: Gohan appears in every single episode except 39.
  • Approval of God: Many of the voice actors of the original English dub of Dragon Ball Z expressed approval of the series, and have quoted the show's lines in-character. Taken Up to Eleven when one of the creators was hired to use his Nappa voice for one of the player voices in Dragon Ball Xenoverse. Christopher Sabat, in particular, is close friends with the team. He's let them crash his panels, he's provided cameos for various videos (under pseudonyms), and he attended the opening of TFS' studio after their Patreon campaign was successful.
  • Ascended Fanon:
    • In TFS Play: Dragon Ball Xenoverse episode 32, Lanipator confirmed the fan theory that Dumplin (their created character) is a young (well, younger) Mr. Popo.
    • In the second TFS Podcast, KaiserNeko confirmed a fan theory about the muffin button: the starship Dr. Briefs built was actually Goku's original space pod massively upgraded. The muffin button was part of the original technology that came with the ship, explaining why it's there despite Dr. Briefs not installing it.
    • The Stinger for the Season 3 finale was more than likely inspired by this fan comic.
  • Creator Backlash:
    • KaiserNeko regrets including the Black Comedy Rape joke in episode 19 (which is something a number of fans took issue with). During the anniversary marathon, the scene in question is talked over and ignored entirely.
      • KaiserNeko also regrets how Dodoria's Unsettling Gender Reveal was handled, feeling that it comes off as transphobic in hindsight. He says that Vegeta's disgusted reaction should be taken as him being a Politically Incorrect Villain, not expressing the views of Team Four Star themselves. He also would've liked to contrast Vegeta's reaction with Krillin's and Gohan's, which, keeping in-character, would've been more accepting and tolerant.
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    • The guys have commented on their dissatisfaction with some of their earlier episodes, and even dedicated a good portion of this video thrashing the hell out of episode 1. During the 57th episode of their official podcast, they even stated that if they had the chance, they would gladly redo the early episodes to fit with DBZA's current style.
    • They seem to not have held the "Team Three Star" Running Gag in high regard, given this line in the second Kai episode:
      Vegeta: That's not funny! It's never been funny! IT'S NEVER GOING TO BE FUNNY!
    • A more humorous example, but when announcing the abridged version of Dragon Ball Z: Bojack Unbound, Lani mentioned they put that film at #8 on their "Best Movies & Specials" list and seemed to feel they overrated it after they had to abridge it. The backlash was so much that later they canceled the abridged version of the film, citing that they hated it too much and that hate would come through in the final product.
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    • The entire team, most specifically KaiserNeko, have expressed immense frustration with the series being treated as Better Than Canon by their fans, claiming they put "Please support the official release" before each episode for a reason. After The Mary Sue called the series the definitive dub for Dragon Ball Z, the team publicly spoke out against them, and when asked if they should watch the original on Reddit, Kaiser absolutely lost it.
  • Creator's Favorite:
    • Lanipator has admitted in various gaming streams that Piccolo is either his favourite or one of his favourite characters from Dragon Ball and that Piccolo was one of the first roles he auditioned for when DBZA was in its early stages.
    • KaiserNeko has said many times that Future Trunks is one of his favourite characters although ironically his casting as Future Trunks for DBZA wasn't an intentional case of Promoted Fanboy. Kaiser has gone on record and stated that he auditioned other people for the role and he ended up being chosen because his performance was the best.
    • MasakoX has stated that Goku is his favourite character.
  • Creator's Favorite Episode: Taka, Lani, and Kaiser have confirmed Episode 42 is one of their favorites in terms of writing, featuring Gohan acting as detective, Krillin fawning over 18, the dramatic fusing of Kami and Piccolo, and Cell's introduction.
  • Creator's Pest:
    • Team Four Star loathes Icarus, to the point where he dies (and is usually eaten by another character) in all of his appearances.
    • Team Four Star has been pretty clear from the beginning that they absolutely despise Broly, considering him everything that is wrong with Dragon Ball. Going by their Top 24 Dragon Ball Villains and Vegeta's comments in Broly Abridged, they do think his Legendary Super Saiyan-Transformation and fighting scenes are awesome, but simply find it wasted on a lackluster character. In the Broly Abridged movie, they use Vegeta as an Author Avatar to directly address their feelings on him.
      Vegeta: I don't know what's going on anymore. He's so cool but he's so goddamn dumb! […] But you don't understand! The LEGENDARY Super Saiyan is motivated by A CRYING INFANT! He is a literal giant f**king baby!
    • Averted with the canon Broly officially introduced into the DBZ universe with the release of Dragon Ball Super: Broly penned by Akira Toriyama himself. They loved this version of Broly praising his depth as a character and his sympathetic back story. It definitely helps that his reasons for fighting Goku and Vegeta make sense and aren't as lame as Goku making him cry as an infant.
    • KaiserNeko outright declares that he hated Mr. Satan's students (Caroni, Piroshkii, and Piiza), stating they don't exist in the manga, their jokes pretty much taking over the screen-time, and the fact that they're just really annoying to the point that he had Cell pretty much kill them and have any footage of them afterwards edited out.
    • TFS is united in their hatred for GT, and are on record as saying they will never abridge it. They also believe Super isn't that good, and outside the occasional short, have no plans to abridge it either (Toei being more litigious over Super footage doesn't help either).
  • Cross-Dressing Voices:
    • Chaotzu and Puar are both voiced by Megami33.
    • Dodoria also counts.
  • Development Hell: The finale of the Cell Saga. Episode 59 was released in June 2017, but the first part of Episode 60 didn't come out until August 31, 2018, with the other two parts coming out on a weekly basis. This was due to the fact that they were heavily focused on other work, including the dub for Hells, new episodes of Hellsing Ultimate Abridged, a new season of Final Fantasy VII: Machinabridged a brand new YouTube channel and much more. Other people suggested that this was a case of Screwed by the Lawyers due to the fact that it seems that, every year, Toei Animation nails their YouTube page with copyright flagging, and the possibility of them canceling the series after the Cell Saga because of this was real (though it ultimately didn't come to pass).
  • Doing It for the Art: TFS has even fixed original animation errors while editing the episodes.
  • Executive Meddling: Despite their being friends with Funimation and many of the official DBZ voice actors, TFS can't cast any of them in Role Reprisals due to the way contract law works. So no matter how much fans might want to hear Vic Mignogna play Abridged!Broly (and no matter how much Vic himself might relish the chance to skewer the character), he's legally barred from doing so.
  • Fake American: MasakoX is British, and although none of the characters he voices are American (or even from a universe where the US exists) he affects an American accent when playing both Goku and Gohan.
  • Flip-Flop of God: In the tenth anniversary stream, when they get to Yamcha's first scene in the first episode TFS gives conflicting answers about whether or not it was Puar that Yamcha was caught sleeping with when Bulma walked in on him. Lani insists that his and Taka's two votes for it outweigh Kaiser's no.
  • God Never Said That: As mentioned above in the Development Hell section, the series ending after the Cell Saga. None of the team gave an official announcement, other than a Reddit post from Kaiser stating that 60 being the end was only a "possibilty". In fact, he added on that if they reach a comfortable place afterwards, they'll decide whether or not the show will continue. Sure enough, The Stinger for episode 60 confirmed that the Buu Saga indeed will be abridged, this time in batches to accommodate the team's busy schedules and to polish the episodes more.
  • Hire the Critic:
    • Grant Smith aka Master Wuggles hates Dragon Ball Z Abridged and its style of comedy. However, Team Four Star invited him as guest for their gaming content and he eventually became a full member of TFS. He would later contribute to DBZA himself, first by playing Brock and James for one of the Cell Vs. videos, then as a Bit Character in the last episodes of Season 3 of the series proper. It should also be noted that to a degree he seems to of softened up towards the series, though clearly still isn't a fan of it.
    • Kirran Somerlade aka LordMoonstone is also a critic of the series, but he still became a member of Team Four Star and even joined the main trio of KaiserNeko, Lanipator, & Takahata101 as one of the writers for Dragon Ball Z Abridged itself. He's also set to voice the World Tournament announcer in the Buu Saga.
  • I Knew It!:
    • After Freeza's comment on how Guru can be so fat when Namekians only live on water many started to believe that Guru caused the great drought by simply drinking it all. They were right.
    • That the Garlic Jr. Saga would be covered in only one episode.
    • Kami, like Nail, retains his personality as a part of Piccolo. And that he would try the "lower" joke (but Piccolo wouldn't fall for it)
    • Jeice is from Space Australia.
    • Guldo is "The Raditz" of the Ginyu Force.
    • Believe it or not, GHOST NAPPA was planned from the very beginning. Yet the fans guessed that he would appear, and they were right!
    • The Tom in episode 49 is the same Tom that is/was MySpace friends with Piccolo.
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  • In Memoriam:
    • History of Trunks was dedicated to Monty Oum, TFS's original choice to play Future Gohan, not long after he passed.
    • Plan To Eradicate Christmas was dedicated to Bulma's Japanese voice actress Hiromi Tsuru who passed away a month earlier.
  • Insistent Terminology:
    • KaiserNeko is a Troper, and often visits this very page. One of his common quirks is editing instances where other Tropers mistakenly spell Freeza's name as "Frieza". While the official English release usually cites the name with the I-E spelling, in DBZ Abridged, the E-E version is used.
      • Although, Son Goku has consistently referred to him as "Freezer" in-universe. That's the joke. Amusingly, this is referenced in Broly Abridged when Goku guesses that Broly's Berserk Button is "Freezer with an I". As in, he says that exact phrase.
      • Episode 33 parodies this by having Trunks pronounce it as "Fry-za", which is then corrected by Freeza and his father—a bit of Fridge Brilliance when you realize who voices Trunks, more so with this line:
  • Old Shame:
    • Lanipator and MasakoX consider the Neighborhood Cluck Productions versions of the first two abridged movies to be this.
    • In his tenth comments replies video, Masako X states that he does not feel that he really turned out a good performance as Goku for episodes 14 to 26, apparently due to some undisclosed Reality Subtext that made his life difficult and affected his performance. In particular, his Ginyu as Goku role in Episode 23 was something hit by real-life frustrations.
    • Kaiser regrets the occasional use of the word "retarded" as synonymous for stupid in some of the earlier episodes.
    • Kaiser seems to regard season one of the show fairly poorly; during an episode of the TFS podcast, in response to a Twitter user asking if the team would redo the show's early episodes, Kaiser gave a wholehearted Big "YES!". Additionally, the TIBA Dishonorable Mention is literally the first episode of the series, implying that they view it as an Old Shame.
    • If the TeamFourStar tenth anniversary stream is any indication, Kaiser is embarrassed by the "Where did that scouter come from?" scrolling text in Episode 3, saying that if he was better at editing back then he would've just removed the scouter entirely.
    • In fact, this trope was invoked on the "Casual Friday" stream a few days before the marathon, with Lani telling fans to make sure to tune in early to witness their reactions to the first season.
  • One-Scene Wonder: The Farmer has only three or four lines but they're all comic gold.
  • The Other Darrin:
    • Vegeta3986 replaces Lanipator as Raditz in the middle of the first episode. As of Dragon Ball Z Kai Abridged, Lanipator has gone back to playing Raditz since Vegeta3986 left the show.
    • And starting in the Bardock special, LittleKuriboh replaces Lani as Freeza (subtly implied when he starts off with Lanipator and coughs mid-line, switching voices when he starts again).
    • This happened with Chi-Chi's casting behind the scenes. The original plan was for Whiteash to handle the character, but she backed out due to life issues before Chi Chi's first appearance. Then Krisrix voiced her for the first season. Then she was been replaced by Hnilmik, a veteran of many popular flash animations, machinima, and adaptation projects as well as voicing Ms. Fortune in Skullgirls. Pick your favorite.
    • Because Vegeta3986 left the series, everyone he played in the series thus far has been replaced as of episode 24. Kami got voiced by Remix, Lanipator has gone back to voicing Raditz (whenever he appears, anyway), and as of Episode 28, Yamcha is voiced by Faulerro from Nullmetal Alchemist.
      • Garlic Jr. was voiced by Vegeta3986 in the pre-TFS Dead Zone Abridged. After he left the team, KaiserNeko replaced him.
      • Oolong is first voiced by Vegeta3986, then KaiserNeko.
    • Master Roshi is MasakoX in Seasons 1-2 and Lanipator for Season 3.
    • KaiserNeko played Cooler in the Abridged version of the original Bardock special, but decided not to reprise the role for Revenge of Cooler Abridged and its sequel because he felt he couldn't give the character the proper "majesty". So TFS got GeneralIvan to play the role instead.
    • When they get to the Buu Saga, they have Justin Briner set up to inherit the role of older Gohan from Masako, as was shown in the Super Android 13 Abridged movie, and confirmed later. Why this is hasn't been explained, but it might be to make a better distinction between Goku and Gohan as the series goes along and Gohan gets older, which Masako might not be able to do effectively enough. It's worth noting that they already have Briner voicing Cloud in Final Fantasy VII: Machinabridged.
    • When he appeared in Christmas Tree of Might, Santa Claus was voiced by Kyle Hebert. Assuming that it's the same character, Santa's appearance in Plan to Eradicate Christmas is this since he got to be played by Kamran Nikhad.
    • Kaiser has said that, outside of one scene in Season 3, he'd never voice Kid Trunks longterm. It's expected that for the Buu Saga and later Z movies, they'll cast another voice actor/actress in the role like the official dub.
    • If Nail is going to continue in Season 4, they will need to replace Hbi2k, who left after Season 3. He also voiced Dr. Briefs.
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  • Reality Subtext: In episode 60 Part 3, Goku gives a speech about not wanting to be brought back to life, but it is framed in such a way to bring up the real life rumors that DBZA would be ending. While it didn't turn out to be true in the end, at the time of scripting, they wrote the episode to be the possible series finale adding a new layer to it. Team Four Star's post-episode commentary on their twitch stream admitted this was intentional.
  • Recycled Script:
    • Parodied in-universe in Lord Slug Abridged. Several of Slug's henchmen get fried after they accidentally refer to him as "King Piccolo", and even the Dragon finds his wish very familiar… It's enough similarity that even Goku figures it out.
    • Much to his disdain, characters notice this about Cooler when it comes to Freeza.
    • Two minor examples are everyone, including their creator, confusing the Bio-Men from the abridged version of The World's Strongest movie with Vegeta and Nappa's Saibamen (with one even blowing up Yamcha in the same way except he survives this time), and Piccolo noting how the Quirky Miniboss Squad in different movies are all the same. (To wit: One Dumb Muscle, one Pretty Boy, one freaky alien with weird powers.)
  • Role Reprisal: After more or less putting Yu Yu Hakusho Abridged on permanent hiatus in 2011, Lanipator reprised the roles of Yusuke and Kwabara in 2017 for a video short where they challenged Cell to a fight in the days leading up to the Cell Games.
  • Schedule Slip: The release of History of Trunks was given a teaser trailer that promised a February 2015 upload. It didn't come out until March 19th.
  • Screwed by the Lawyers: As with many Abridged Series, DBZA has been hit with copyright strikes and various other troubles, particularly in recent years.
  • Talking to Himself: Even though the cast is significantly larger than most Abridged Series, multiple performance is still unavoidable (Lanipator in particular, who voices Krillin, Popo, Piccolo, Master Roshi, and Vegeta).
    • Like the original Japanese version, Goku and Gohan share the same voice actor, MasakoX. Made even more apparent when we see a flashback to a young Goku. He sounds like Gohan, and yet is still able to sound distinct enough to be Goku.
    • Recoome and Jeice are both voiced by Ganxingba. And as two members of the Ginyu Force, they are often talking to each other.
    • Takahata101 runs into it whenever Dende speaks with either Guru or Porunga.
    • Even though Kaiser Neko mostly played supporting/peripheral characters before Trunks' arrival, he still ran into this with King Kai and Gregory along with Korin and Yajirobe, who live with each other in the former's tower (and who were upgraded to a romantic pairing in the abridged series). Additionally, it happens when George Takei interrupts King Kai's telepathic calls.
    • Lampshaded at Youmacon 2009, where Lani intros himself as playing Chris Sabat.
    • In Black to the Future, a Dragon Ball Super short, MasakoX plays both Goku and Black Goku in the same scene.
  • Throw It In!: KaiserNeko mentions in a few Episode Breakdowns half of the things such as Dragon Ball Z Kai Episode 2 that were not scripted were added in. Such as Freeza giving the finger and Goku gets interrupted mid-sentence by Vegeta dying (the latter Masako X flubbing his line).
    • GanXingba mentioned on Twitter that he ad-libbed a lot of Android 17's dialogue.
    • When Cell meets the East City Westmen in Episode 44, his head turns in a quick, unnatural fashion. This was originally a fluke, but kept because it looked, fittingly for Cell, disturbing.
  • Unintentional Period Piece:
    • Piccolo uses MySpace, wherein he only has one friend. In a later episode he mentions he switched to Spacebook.
    • In general, the series tends to suffer this every now and then, something that is almost inevitable for an online parody series that's been going on since 2008. A good number of jokes in the series, particularly in the first two seasons, rely on then-contemporary pop culture trends (both on and off the internet) and current events, causing them to come off as dated at best nowadays. It's more than likely that this trope is the reason why the show heavily toned down these topical jokes in season three, though even then there are still a few gags that landed better when their respective episodes first dropped (most infamously episode 44's Crosses the Line Twice joke about aborting Cell, made at a time when abortion debates were at their peak for the first time in decades).
    • Invoked during part 2 of Kai three where Cell hums Megalovania while carving a Dickbutt before he knowingly snarks "Mmmmmmmm, this will age well."
  • Trolling Creator: As explained in Reality Subtext above, the entire final act of Episode 60 part 3 is played up as the Series Fauxnale for all its worth by making fans believe that it truly was the final episode of the series
  • What Could Have Been:
    • LittleKuriboh posted his audition video revealing that he originally auditioned to play Captain Ginyu. TFS ended up loving the Freeza voice more and requested a second audition tape.
    • The breakdown for History of Trunks reveals that there was quite a debate about whether Gohan should actually take Bulma up on her offer, though everyone's happy they wimped out. But just in case you're not happy they wimped out, thanks to a fan effort you can see an alternate take on the scene, where Gohan accepted Bulma's offer!
      Gohan: I need an adult?
      Trunks: You ARE an adult…
    • Speaking of History of Trunks Abridged, apparently RWBY creator Monty Oum wanted to voice Future Gohan, but sadly passed away before getting the chance. The special was dedicated to his memory.
    • History of Trunks was going to have a plot point where Trunks actually died and the one who came back was a clone, but it was dropped.
    • The breakdown for Episode 51 reveals that KaiserNeko was originally going to play all three versions of Cell. But he wanted to play Trunks instead and felt Takahata101's interpretation was "too much fun to pass up".
    • The original plan for Android #17 was that he would speak in Totally Radical fashion, but this was quickly deemed annoying and dropped. The gag was later used when Cell impersonates #17 to try and convince #18 to let herself be absorbed, with the goofy speech patterns proving that he knows literally nothing about the siblings.
    • According to their Budokai 2 playthrough, TFS's initial script for the Buu saga had Mr. Satan as a Conspiracy Theorist who, rather than stealing the credit for defeating Cell, was desperately trying to convince the world that the Alien Superbeings who did so are real.
    • In a livestream after the release of the Broly movie, Lani said that they wanted to cast Markiplier and JonTron as Broly and Paragus respectively, but it didn't work out because of Mark and Jon's incredibly busy schedules. He also said that they've been speaking with Mark about playing a number of roles, but it probably won't happen for the same reason.
    • There was some consideration to skip abridging Broly's movie entirely, likely due to most of the team hating him, but they went through with it.
    • A tweet released during the Cell Games shorts seemed to hint at a possible appearance by Yang Xiao Long, but sadly never materialized.
    • A couple of days after Plan to Eradicate Christmas premiered, KaiserNeko clarified on Twitter that the special was significantly different from what was originally planned. According to him, rather than being a Christmas-themed parody, it would've been a more straight comical pastiche of Plan to Eradicate the Saiyans, with the main gimmick being that it'd repeatedly shift between the 1993 and 2008 versions of the OVA due to Dr. Raichi's machine causing a tear in the space-time continuum. The special was eventually retooled into a Christmas episode both due to time constraintsnote  and because of the surprisingly apt timing of its production. The original plan for the special did end up getting an allusion in the form of a brief sight gag when Goku and co. encounter Santa Claus and he accuses Trunks of messing with the space-time continuum; Trunks insists that the continuum is fine... while shifting between the modern and 1993 versions mid-sentence.
    • During the 10th anniversary livestream, Kaiser said that he initially wanted to give the role of Future Trunks to GanXingba while he played Android 17. However, the rest of the team insisted that Kaiser was better as Trunks (and that Gan was perfect as 17) so they ended up with the roles as they are today.
    • TFS wanted to make an Abridged voicepack mod for Dragon Ball FighterZ, but dropped the idea after Arc System Works patched the game so that mods are disabled during online play, which effectively rendered the entire idea meaningless.
    • When the 10th anniversary livestream got to Nappa's scene in the Season 2 finale, Lani and Taka revealed that they considered including lines implying that Ghost Nappa was just a hallucination on Vegeta's part and that he was crazy and doomed to be haunted by hallucinations of ghosts, with Ghost Guru being Ghost Nappa's successor.
    • One of the deleted scenes from the Episode 60 part 1 as explained the crew in their Casual Friday of Spiderman, Cell was originally gonna have the Cell Jr. Yamcha's fighting weaker to make it look to Vegeta that Yamcha was as strong as he was because Yamcha actually held his own for a little bit in the actual series, though they cut it out saying that it wouldn't fit.
    • The song that Cell sings during his death in part 3 of episode 60 was originally going to be “We’ll Meet Again” by Vera Lynn, but KaiserNeko felt that the song just didn’t fit, since Cell and Gohan never really do meet again. When he called Takahata101 and said that they need to think of a different song, Taka was the one who suggested Frank Sinatra’s “My Way”, and the rest is history.
    • As of September 16, 2019, Bojack Unbound Abridged has become this. Lani blamed it on scripting difficulties, while Kaiser went more in detail, explaining that all their attempts at a script came off as either shallow or uninspired, especially since the movie had little story and a boring villain. Kaiser would later make a post on reddit to give an even more in depth explanation.
  • Word of Dante:
    • Some fans bring up the explanations that Team Four Star give in discussions about the canon series, especially in regards to The Multiverse. The Abridged Series referred to alternate timelines as "universes". However Dragon Ball Super established a whole different definition for universe, which is in direct contrast to the TFS explanation. This also happened with Dragon Ball Multiverse, that uses the term "Universe" for "different timelines".
    • A large number of fans seem to believe that Goku killing Dr. Gero's son is canon for the original Dragon Ball Z, partly because of the well-made and memorable video sequence that appears in DBZA. According to Akira Toriyama, Gero's son was killed in battle by an enemy soldier.
  • Word of Gay:
    • Inverted with Future Trunks, who KaiserNeko has said is more of a Celibate Hero due to growing up in a world terrorized by the cyborgs.
    • Another inversion. When asked about it on Tumblr, KaiserNeko clarified that not all of the characters he voices are gay. Korin and Yajirobe being a gay couple was too perfect to pass up, and Burter not having any obvious indicators of his sexual orientation before being outed was funny, but others like Oolong, Turtle, King Kai, Gregory, Zarbon, and Trunks are not gay.
  • Word of God:
    • Kaiser mentioned in a podcast that he considers all the Abridged Movies Alternate Universes where certain events from canon branched off. Cooler and Broly's debut movies, however, are seemingly set up by and edited to fit in with the main series. As for Cooler 2, however, KaiserNeko went full self-admitted Soap Box Sadie giving a rant on why it has too many continuity errors to even try and make it fit in the timeline. Amusingly, the concept of the movies taking place in alternate timelines is canon thanks to Xenoverse 2.
    • After Episode 55 came out, some fans interpreted the scene at the end as Chi-Chi raping Goku in order to conceive Goten; some were upset, while more disturbingly, some found that interpretation hilarious, and it got to the point where TFS had to add "rape" (and all variations thereof) to the word filter in their YouTube comments. Kaiser stepped in both online and in person at Anime Weekend Atlanta 2016 (the weekend after 55 was released) to clarify that it was NOT rape, Goku knows about sex and everything that happened was consensual, and stated that Episode 56 will make this crystal clear. Indeed, Episode 56 has Goku discuss the situation with Krillin and reaffirming that he does enjoy the sex and considers it another kind of challenge; his main issue is that Chi-Chi has been going at him pretty much non-stop since he got out of the Time Chamber and he just wants a few minutes to himself. However, he didn't realize that babies come from sex until Chi-Chi told him she was pregnant.
    • MasakoX himself stated in a Q&A session that the Voices Are Not Mental portion where Ginyu switches with Goku is actually the difficult part because they were trying to be in character when the switch happened. Both MasakoX and AntFish had to emulate each other, but kept their original voice roles when they're (Goku and Ginyu) thinking.
    • After Episode 59 released, fans complained on Reddit that Team Four Star made Goku's actions of forcing Gohan to fight a recovered Perfect Cell is taking the "Goku Is A Bad Father" idea Up to Eleven in the worst way. Kaiser had to go onto Reddit to state that they do not think Goku is a terrible father, but rather someone who isn't mentally equipped to do the job properly.note  You can read more about this here.
  • Write What You Know: During the 10th anniversary marathon on Twitch, Taka explained that Guru's "Party Pooper" song was something his father used to sing when he was being melodramatic. He added that when his dad saw the episode, he jokingly asked "When do I get paid for this?"

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