Dragon Ball 36Posted: August 18, 2008
Oh, AWESOME! I like the new angle the series has taken. I didn’t think I’d like Gohan as the main character, but putting him in situations where he’s just as dopey and clueless as Goku works well. I liked pretty much everything about this volume. I liked that Gohan had to go to school in the city and work to keep nearly everything about his life secret, I like that Hercule is a national hero that has cities named after him after he apparently beat Cell, I like his daughter who isn’t totally clueless, I like little Trunks and Goten, I like all these changes.
I definitely like that Gohan keeps going to Bulma to consult on costumes and stuff to keep his identity a secret, and I like that nobody except Bulma and Gohan think that anything the pair of them do is cool. The scene where Gohan goes around recruiting all the old characters and they all make fun of his disguise is especially good.
Most of all, I’m very excited about the Budokai. They’ve set things up so that Hercule’s defeat will be spectacular and public, and I’m excited to see how everything goes down after a number of years have elapsed and the combat isn’t so serious. I mean, I know that the next enemy will almost certainly show up and wreck the tournament, because that’s how these things go, but I’m excited all the same.
And on one hand, I’m glad to see Goku again, but… it seems like cheating to bring him back for the tournament. He’s DEAD. It’s not like I didn’t see that coming either, though.