12 Days of Anime, Day 7: We Gotta Power

Ooooo 7 days oooooooo

Image Credit: yinxisan from Pixiv

Twenty Twelve’s been a great year when it came to nostalgia. At least for me, anyway.

There certainly seems to be a good amount of revivals and look-backs for me to talk about.

On the seventh day of Christmas, my true love gave to me…

A sword is a weapon to kill...

One cross-shaped scar…

[First Day]

Haruhi shapes the world...literally

Two godly novels…

[Second Day]

Fanime 2012

Three pals at Fanime…

[Third Day]

Elise Lutus is my loli queen, yup yup

Four Apple Gummis…

[Fourth Day]

Jet, you killjoy!

Five Right Stuf deals…

[Fifth Day]

Madoka will unwrap Ultimate Madoka as a selfcest Christmas present

Six grief seeds…

[Sixth Day]

Freeza is so insignificant now...

Seven Dragon Balls, and a partridge in a pear tree!

Dragon Ball (especially the Japanese version with Shunsuke Kikuchi’s score) has always been a childhood favorite of mine. Considering that, it’s natural that I would be pumped for the Dragon Ball Z: Battle of the Gods movie that’s been recently announced, headed by Akira Toriyama himself. It’s pretty much the first real new Dragon Ball material that’s been seen in nearly a couple of decades (video games and anniversary special aside). Kind of wished they put Shunsuke Kikuchi in charge of the music, but oh well. It’ll still be a nice treat for long-time fans of the franchise, hopefully.

Here’s the trailer. I absolutely love how Cha-La Head-Cha-La is playing in the background. Speaking of which, that (or any other song by Hironobu Kageyama) better be the opening to this movie, or else! 😛 Also, it’s strange how they show Son Gohan (with Unlocked Potential) still being able to turn into the inferior Super Saiya-jin form in all the promotional material – I’m kind of curious to see how that works out. It would definitely top the movie off with some nostalgia-sprinkles if it’s simply Toriyama being the same forgetful old coot that he was while writing the manga. Ah, the good ol’ days.

Oh yeah, I forgot to mention Toei’s quick-buck, Dragon Ball Kai, which was announced to be continuing onto the Boo saga (except for Japan…huh). While I’m not all too fond of the Boo saga because of what it did to Gohan, I find it an interesting twist to the… “lore” of Dragon Ball Kai, in a sense. It’ll also be interesting to see the Boo saga animated without Toei’s terrible filler.


(Now to use the Dragon Balls to wish this bad idea awayMust persevere.)

5 thoughts on “12 Days of Anime, Day 7: We Gotta Power”

  1. Ooohh awesome finally new DBZ content! Seemed like for years dbz was kind of dead as far as new content (not including games). Kai definitely wasn’t any better in my opinion, I watched a few a episodes but I just couldn’t go on lol. Being a fan of the original English voice actors I wonder when it will be dubbed in English =P

  2. @Shikon: Kai was kind of a funny story. Upsides to it is that it has no filler and is basically the manga animated. But in the end, the Japanese version was inferior to the original series aside from that filler fact and in the end, was only a quick-buck for Toei. Several of the Japanese cast were replaced even though they weren’t deceased, because they wanted to save money. And then there was that BGM debacle, where the music composer was sued and they opted to use the original Kikuchi score to replace his music… in all of the wrong places.
    The dub on the other hand… is one of the best Dragon Ball (Z-portion) dubs we’ve gotten in years since the first three movies released by Geneon/Pioneer. The English actors in Kai do a way better job than they did in the original dub, and for that, I would recommend a watch of the dub at the very least. 😛 Manga-accurate dialogue and an awesome performance from FUNi’s voice actors.

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