Dragon Ball 35Posted: August 2, 2008
I kind of spoil this volume, except if you’ve seen the cover to this volume at all, you already know what I’m talking about. Plus it’s Dragonball. But you’ve been warned, just in case.
Well, this was about what I thought it was going to be. The end of the battle with Cell and… well, Goku saying goodbye. Akira Toriyama explains that there was just no other way to handle the situation, but it seems to me that perhaps Goku could have made his decision quicker and saved himself. But boys will be boys, I suppose, and it made for a good end to the fight, but I could have used a little more sadness.
Actually, the part that came right after Goku’s sacrifice was my favorite part of the fight. Cell distorting into all those weird shapes and being blown up multiple times is really all I needed in my manga volume. Later, there’s time travel, and while I still can’t make much sense of the time travel element (literally, the story details just do not make sense to me), I figured I was better off not thinking about it. It doesn’t pause to consider such details anyway, and like I said, blowing stuff up is enough for me when it comes to this series. The fighting is still pretty great, still better than most new series, so… yes. I’m not going to sit here and tell you it’s bad.