The Impact of Dragon Ball Z: The Series that Changed Everything

17 Th02, 2018
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This videos been a long time coming, Dragon Ball Z is one of my all time favorite shows, and with the recent release of Dragon Ball Fighter Z, I thought it was about time we talk about why that is.
Lets Fight a Boss Podcast:
Sound Cloud:
Seamus on Twitter:
Genius of Dragon Ball Video:

Shonen Jump interview:
Dragon Ball 30th Anniversary
“Super History Book” (21 January 2016)
Interview with Wired
Early Dragon Ball:
Song List:
Help - Bignic
Children - Robert Miles
Adagio for Strings - DJ Tetsuo
Rayden- aLIEz
Fortress of Lies - Nier Automata OST
His Dream- Nier OST
Paul Ending - Tekken 4
Sanctuary - Infinity Shred

  • wait... you guys on the US didn't get the original dragon ball? in the latinoamerica the original dragon ball with child goku was as much of a classical show as dragon ball z

    LuisLuis7 giờ trước
  • Bro we both started exercising because of dragon ball lol

    Definitely not a pirated copyDefinitely not a pirated copyNgày trước
  • Tears in my eyes. Who else is crying with a smile on their face..

    Avi K ShomeAvi K ShomeNgày trước
  • Grinding in Nier: Replicant while watching this video was a trip, I didn't even realizing I was hearing two of the same song...

    David OmniDavid Omni3 ngày trước
  • oh cmon atleast play some bruce faulkoner music.....this video is incomplete without this

    Prateek GuptaPrateek Gupta3 ngày trước
  • Your last analysis on Vegeta was so spot on it hit me on an emotional level I never thought possible from a VIworld video. Great job.

    Markku TapiolaMarkku Tapiola3 ngày trước
    • Same

      FrenemyFrenemy2 ngày trước
  • with everything you said you are so right. it was so wonderfull and we have Db Super...I will always chose GT as the story alternative, because is HAS a real storyXD

    WhalfarWhalfar4 ngày trước
  • I was born on Goku/Piccolo Day, May 9th. The day that Japan recognizes this anime. And honestly, I’ll never forget the first time that I saw the show. It’s brought back so many nostalgic memories for me. Goku was always my favorite character, and I always related to him. Never giving up, defying all of the odds against him and perseverance when it was needed. The entire series revolves around how he changes and impacts the other characters. Goku helps all of them out as best as he can, impacting their lives along the way. Similar to how it does with me and my personal life battles. Love the review! Keep up the good work as always.

    DJ CrozzworkzDJ Crozzworkz8 ngày trước
  • in my country they ran Dragon Ball and DBZ... I started watching in in early DB

    KoTuKoTu9 ngày trước
  • "Yattaman" anyone?

    KoTuKoTu9 ngày trước
  • I grew up with the Kai, I've watched the original version. And honestly, I still love it. Even now DBZ still works.

    KiboKibo9 ngày trước
  • I think up to Gohan, every Super Saiyan transformation was incredibly satisfying. Though personally, I think Goku's first time transforming is still one of the most powerful scenes in animation history, each time it represented something. Trunks represented a mountain of possibilities, showing that Super Saiyan wasn't exclusive to Goku, and that blew our minds. To Vegeta, it represented him finally closing an immense gap between him and Goku (plus, he wasn't exactly good by that point, and that meant another challenge to Goku). Gohan snapping showed this already incredible powerful transformation reaching an unbelievable evolution, and the first time in the series where a character could actually surpass an enemy that Goku couldn't defeat Unfortunately, Goten and young Trunks transforming just made it seem worthless since they didn't go through the same struggles as the others (and don't even get me started on Caulifla), super saiyan 3 hype was real because it was a transformation so different from what we were used to, but it wore off pretty fast, and by the time it reached super saiyan 4, it just felt like an over used gimmick

    Benny_101Benny_10110 ngày trước
  • Honestly, the first time I came across DBZ, I didn't even know it was made in Japan. I just assumed it was... Well... Made in the same place all my other cartoons were (I didn't exactly know where those were made either)

    Benny_101Benny_10110 ngày trước
  • Here in Denmark, the manga was first as well. And it was released in the original Japanese right to left reading orientation. I never really saw the anime. Gave it a shot, but nah.. They use way to much time just standing there, talking. (or charging up "energy") They also kinda does this in the manga, but it felt more natural and less silly on paper, and you imagine that they are kinda moving during many of the lines.)

    Smoked MessiasSmoked Messias11 ngày trước
  • nostalgic

    Crazy my beatCrazy my beat11 ngày trước
  • You damn near made me shed a tear with how well you explained Vegeta as a character. How he's so relatable. Why he's by far my favorite character. Thanks.

    Eddie ZaldivarEddie Zaldivar11 ngày trước
  • You brought back so much of my childhood back mentioning the obscure early morning showings. I remember waking up at 4 am to watch some of my favorite animes. Like samurai pics cats, ronin warriors, sailor moon and even Pokemon 2 years before it blue up. Thank you.

    Eddie ZaldivarEddie Zaldivar11 ngày trước
  • I remembered when the first time I watched dbz it was unlike any other cartoon I have watched, there was blood, fighting, characters with unique abilities , it blew my mind whenever a new episode came you knew you were going to see some serious shit

    Tristan SchneiderTristan Schneider13 ngày trước
  • Sailor moon was Garbage

    tails doll chao Heartless Roxastails doll chao Heartless Roxas13 ngày trước
    • I hate Android 18 and crew I wish they die and was never brought back

      tails doll chao Heartless Roxastails doll chao Heartless Roxas13 ngày trước
  • good video but you did some award winning writing at the end there buddy lil cheesy but thats how i love my pizza so no complaints here

    C KanerC Kaner13 ngày trước
  • The base of shounen

    alexander trejoalexander trejo14 ngày trước
  • Also it's madness that in english speaking countries DBZ was aired without the original DB being aired previously. So weird.

    Pablo ZambranoPablo Zambrano14 ngày trước
  • holy shit you english speaking people had to watch DBZ with a non original OST?

    Pablo ZambranoPablo Zambrano14 ngày trước
  • Yeah I hear that Nier Automata music. Great video. Was my childhood. Now I'm still on Beserk. Things got darker!

    Michael O'ConnorMichael O'Connor15 ngày trước
  • I am Young but I like dragon ball z

    rifty fish gangrifty fish gang15 ngày trước
  • dbz forever 🙌🤙🤙

    wreckerwrecker15 ngày trước
  • 7:10 XD

    Ricardo BettiolRicardo Bettiol18 ngày trước
  • 23:36 damn! english dub really sucks, he sounds like a batman parody

    Pablo RomeroPablo Romero18 ngày trước
  • who else had tears at the end of the vdo

    ahmed farazahmed faraz18 ngày trước
  • dbza!

    peo plepeo ple19 ngày trước
  • I'm half Japanese & I was living in New Zealand as a young kid in the late 80's my japanese grandparents would send the first Dragonball series on Video tapes & I was hooked on it...showing it to all my cousins but because of the language barrier they didn't really get it I ended up going back to Japan in the early 90's years later when I became an adult I went back to New Zealand & I was amazed how much the same cousins were so influenced by Dragon Ball it sort of brought back the memories of me as a kid trying to spread how cool the series was

    May PurpleMay Purple23 ngày trước
  • Still waiting I know you saw this

    Gypsy PirateGypsy Pirate23 ngày trước
  • Dragon Ball Z Kai is an excellent choice for those of us going through the full story for the first time! It took me a few months, but I watched all of the Dragon Ball and Dragom Ball Z animes. I had to switch to Kai in the Frieza Arc when the pacing, voice acting, and dub characterization went to pot. What a great story!

    VBrinkVVBrinkV25 ngày trước
  • Go to a gym, someone will be wearing something DBZ related

    BlaszyBlaszy26 ngày trước
  • that moment when Goku turned Super Saiyan, everyone at my school was talking about it the next day, still the best moment in DBZ.

    Eternaldarkness3166Eternaldarkness316627 ngày trước
  • absolutely fantastic, thank you for creating this.

    DatboikoowipDatboikoowip28 ngày trước
  • It’s not cartoon but It’s an “anime”

    Muhammad KhairulizatMuhammad Khairulizat29 ngày trước
  • I watched DBZ kai as I was growing up, and people in my generation really just bully and hate on it. But I'm so damn glad that they are still people out here who love the same thing as me, it really makes me feel proud to watch DBZ. Thank you guys

    Xeno MinulXeno MinulTháng trước
  • Piccolo: "when Goku died he was allowed to keep his body because he lived his life being selfless to others... you won't be given the same reward" Vegeta: "When I die, fuck it, I wanna go to hell. 'Cuz I'm a piece of shit, it ain't hard to fucking tell. It don't make sense goin' to heaven with the goodie-goodies, dressed in white, I like black Timbs and black hoodies"

    Da Beast From Da WeastDa Beast From Da WeastTháng trước
  • I think dbz abridged is a good way to introduce dbz to people

    jay manjay manTháng trước
  • After piccolo inflated his forearms to blast Raditz I was hooked.

    N. AaldersN. AaldersTháng trước
  • In Portugal was thanks to Sic when still had the kids show, later came Batatoon and Sic Radical when was still good and Radical lol, this was how anime reached Portugal, prior to that was about renting unknown anime movies in Video rental stores and Blockbuster, that was how I watched Ghost in the shell 95 and Akira back then, the old VHS days.

    Fearless PaladinFearless PaladinTháng trước
  • This inspired me to watch dbz one last time even tho I watched it 4 times already maybe I’ll rewatch super too

    Josh 234Josh 234Tháng trước
  • You just earned a sub

  • I just can't with your voice. Cringe city

    andrew vanordenandrew vanordenTháng trước
  • I remember being a kid and being genuinely terrified majin buu was gonna come and destroy my city cartoon had ever seemed so real and impactful

    Coconut HeadCoconut HeadTháng trước
  • The writers of 2021 were heavily inspired by DBZ.

    aenema22aenema22Tháng trước
  • Definitely go back and rewatch it again, it really doesn't take that long.

    aenema22aenema22Tháng trước
  • i think you missundertood goku he doesn't think hes the strongest because he knows that out there the will allways be a guy stronger than him

    Jeremiah AyeniJeremiah AyeniTháng trước
  • So... word on the street is you like Dragon Ball Z?

  • Nice songs on the background

    Leon JanssenLeon JanssenTháng trước
  • Gokus thumbs up when you said you’d never watch it again really got me lol.... I absolutely loved this show but its faults make it hard to rewatch, but I will forever call this one of my favorite anime’s for the memories I have of this show both as a kid and rewatching as a teen. Damn this one hit hard and makes me feel so old

    Bennett DavidsonBennett DavidsonTháng trước
  • Does anyone know the track that playing when he’s talking about Vegeta i must have it

    dylan ryandylan ryanTháng trước
  • I may not have been a 90s kid but I’m a 2002 baby so yeah I started watching dragonball when I was 9 years old on nicktoons “it was dragonball z Kai” and I was in home-school around the time it was on so I never really missed an episode I don’t know when but I lost interest and thanks to my friend I got Back into it again

    _BunniGamer_BunniGamerTháng trước
  • Ahhhhh.....the good old days. Afternoon on toonami, right after the sun sets

    CrestfireCrestfireTháng trước
  • You single handedly have gotten me interested in anime. I don't know where to start but Ima start with Akira

    Spencer HarmonSpencer HarmonTháng trước
  • I watched all of Kai and Super with a friend recently and he absolutely loved it. I think everyone should watch 2011's kai at the very least.

    Rumple ForeskinRumple ForeskinTháng trước
  • I can relate to the beginning but it was not z it was kai; I mean kai really did it's job it bought a lot of younger fans myself included I used to stay up late and watch adult swim, but on one fateful Saturday when kai came on it felt different then anything I ever seen.

    jontavius warrenjontavius warrenTháng trước
  • The only anime where i cried. The only anime where i actually cried when it ended. The only anime where the earth is in actual danger. Because of dragonball other anime’s came to existence. The anime that pushes you over your limit. The anime that made our childhoods better. Survival seemed unlikely, death seemed certain but our heroes never gave up hope. The older you get the more you understand Vegeta. It didn’t make sense to fight but they did anyway because their friends and families we’re in danger. Goku’s speech to frieza and vegeta’s speech to buu gives you chills. I can go on to talk about it on and on but it’s something i will never forget in my life. Thank you Akira Toriyama and Funimation. On making our lives more bearable during difficult times!

    Ferhat DbzFerhat DbzTháng trước
  • I'm a 00 kid, but I grew up in a country where it started airing on TV in 00, I grew up with it, I will always remember it as a show i craved to see another episode, to see where the story goes, and not what villains come and go like in other shows. In DBZ even the villains can be your favorite character, because they had meaning and a good backstory, not just disposable hiccups for the main cast. I loved the show so much that even when i was 6 years old I remember almost every episode I saw.

    augustas svabasaugustas svabasTháng trước
  • Growing up in the US in the 90’s me and my friends would literally rush home from school and go to my house (which was the first bus stop so it was quicker) just to watch DBZ literally everyday, and it was all that we talked about, when we played outside, we were pretending to be DBZ characters, every birthday and Christmas we all asked for DBZ related things, it’s not unfair to say this show shaped my child hood

    Paul RochePaul RocheTháng trước
  • man you are so goddamn real.....

    Mohammad KaifMohammad KaifTháng trước
  • Vegeta has always been my favorite because of these reasons exactly.

    Corey PigCorey PigTháng trước
  • If you've never seen the original Dragonball with Goku and Krillen as children, you should. It's completely different, although it does supply some back story.

    Deorman RobeyDeorman RobeyTháng trước
  • I was born in 2003. I never watched it on toonami bc living in a Mexican household you can watch tv until 4-5pm bc the adults came from work and watched what they wanted. The only times I’d watch it is when my cousin let me use his computer. But when DBZ Kai dropped on Nicktoons and on Channel 5 Saturday mornings I was on that religiously. When my mom picked me up from school I would always tell her if we can hurry home. And on Saturday mornings I would wake up at 7:30am to watch Sonic X and Kai.

    Big BozoBig BozoTháng trước
  • Biggest reason why I’m into working out

    Mohamed AbdullahiMohamed AbdullahiTháng trước
  • demigods until super popped up

    Gabriel IsmynameGabriel IsmynameTháng trước
  • I very much enjoyed the video, especially the choise of music

    klennerklennerTháng trước
  • Children - Robert miles so fitting to this time/era straight nostalgia

    Douglas KemaDouglas KemaTháng trước
  • Please, please, please 🙏 do more on dragonball z ... it feels soo good hearing someone talk as passionate about dbz as you do... we want more!!!!!

    Its MeIts MeTháng trước
  • Goku the Superman of anime...

    ExtremeXKidExtremeXKidTháng trước
  • Fortress of Lies, what a pleasant surprise

    Ariel FalcoreAriel FalcoreTháng trước
  • I stopped watching Dragon Ball anime when they turned Gohan into sh!te. I got sick of Goku dying then resurrecting over and over again.

    Sep GSep GTháng trước
    • well db is still good, super and gt are a disappointment though.

      Dino GtDino Gt25 ngày trước
    • Goku only died and resurected in the cell saga, never again.

      JanthekingJanthekingTháng trước
  • I really enjoyed watching Dragon Ball Z as a kid. My brothers were much older than me but it was something that we could watch together, I remember the marathons on Cartoon Network and watching episode after episode. Seeing Gohan defeat cell and moving to the Buu arc was probably the last arc I saw before moving onto to secondary school. I won’t forget those memories

    KaspleenKaspleenTháng trước
  • This show blew my mind as a kid, would wake up early Saturday mornings to catch it and I don’t wake up early unless I have to

    Jaygo ChuggingtonJaygo ChuggingtonTháng trước
  • Is this including dragon ball or is this specifically talking about dbz? Or are they the same

    Luis GarciaLuis GarciaTháng trước
    • both and the manga is all just dragon ball they just added z for marketing reasons

      Dino GtDino Gt25 ngày trước
  • I’m ok with DBZ it’s good... but there are somethings in there that are gross and I don’t like and also one piece will forever stay in my heart because it helped me get through a very hard time in my life and also getting over childhood trauma. ( not saying I hate dbz I just am not a big fan ) :>

    Meow MeowMeow MeowTháng trước
    • one piece has gross stuff Db has way better stuff and is literally more mature

      Dino GtDino Gt25 ngày trước
    • I understand what you mean. But I’m on the opposite spectrum....I can’t even watch one piece because of DBZ.

      Andre NealeAndre NealeTháng trước
  • No one puts good music to a good video like you do. Amazing video. Phenomenal

    FoxlineonFoxlineonTháng trước
  • This anime has impacted even us 2000 kids....ive fell in luv with 2014....when i went to live in mexico foe 2 yrs i would watch it everyday aftershcool at 5......i will never be able to have the same feeling comin home to see what happens next with another anime

    Damian ElbridDamian ElbridTháng trước
  • I started watching the dragon ball franchise last year, when I was 25. I grew up around it but somehow missed most of it. And I am absolutely hooked, I watch at least one a day, or a lot more if I have the time. I’m almost into Super, and I’ve been watching the movies roughly where they fit into the timeline. Even coming to it for the first time as an adult, it really has been a joy to immerse myself into this world.

    Taylor SwanTaylor SwanTháng trước
  • Theres only one way I can watch this series now and it's called DBZA

    Julian GomesJulian GomesTháng trước
  • 4:20 WOW fuck my life

    Stephen HStephen HTháng trước
  • 4:23 big green dub best dub

    DusdDusdTháng trước
  • oml that talk about vegeta's life at the end made me feel as if im bouta cry

    Moody HamadallaMoody HamadallaTháng trước
  • I love dragon ball z but man Naruto is what changed me ❤️

    Claudia PClaudia PTháng trước
  • Dragonball Z was on air before Toonami in the USA

    GSPGSPTháng trước
  • Super doesn’t hold a candle to Z

    AndreAndreTháng trước
    • Z doesn't hold a candle to Dragon Ball

      SoLazy100SoLazy10025 ngày trước
    • GT especially doesn't hold a candle.

      JanthekingJanthekingTháng trước
    • Or even GT

      Karl Tanner of Gin AlleyKarl Tanner of Gin AlleyTháng trước
  • I'm probably going to watch dbz in it's entirety again a couple times before I die 😂

    IntricaciesRusIntricaciesRusTháng trước
  • Perfect video

    Dragon ball FanDragon ball FanTháng trước
  • I never watched the series but I closely followed the Manga back when it came out here in Germany. I was a huge Sailor Moon fan back then so I knew about Anime and Manga and then those were the first I actually consumed including reading from right to left and all.^^

    hateeternalmaverhateeternalmaverTháng trước
  • 23:55 Tf happened to Goku’s eyes there??

    Jose Armando Gómez RocabadoJose Armando Gómez RocabadoTháng trước
  • dragon ball is the only anime i cant watch subbed

    epic gamerepic gamerTháng trước
  • I appreciate the Anime for what it is, but I really don't like all the filler. I much prefer the Manga, for me it doesn't feel as dragged on. True the Manga isn't perfect either, but it contradicts itself far less than what the Anime does.

    SaberophSaberophTháng trước
    • Dragon Ball Z Kai?

      KongTheLegendKongTheLegendTháng trước
  • Closest Western media has gotten to a a DBZ esque storyline is probably Thor in Infinity War. Thor at the beginning of the film is probably at the lowest any character can be at. 3 of his best friends killed by his sister. His father died in front of his eyes. Mother died a year or so before. His homeland is now space debris. Then Thanos arrives. Kills his last reminding friend Heimdall. Killed half of what was left of his people, and left him to die. Killed his brother after they started acting like brothers again. Instead of giving up, he took force of a literal star to get a weapon worthy of killing Thanos. He was also inches away from doing the impossible in defeating Thanos and getting his revenge.

    All Cats Are BeautifulAll Cats Are BeautifulTháng trước
  • Well Broly is Canon now?

    All Cats Are BeautifulAll Cats Are BeautifulTháng trước
  • This video should including in the Library of history when it's all said and done 🤣 it said everything we all wanted to say ❤️😘

    Xander WilliamsXander WilliamsTháng trước
  • I was coming home from school one day in 2nd grade and the episode where goku is fighting the ginyu force, specifically Recoome is the first time I was mesmerized by Dragon Ball Z 🐉 I thought it was pokemon at first then I came closer to the tv and it was a wrap ever since ❤️

    Xander WilliamsXander WilliamsTháng trước
  • First time I saw dbz, it was around midnight I was like 6 in like 2003. It was the trunks killing frieza in spanish dub. I fell in love thou I didn't understand it

    Moore MusicMoore MusicTháng trước
  • As a 90's kid myself, I can relate to everything you said.

    FrenemyFrenemyTháng trước
  • Dam, I had alrdy liked this vid

    El DiabloEl DiabloTháng trước