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I like(d) the Pokemon anime more than Dragon Ball (Z, GT, whatever)
84 50%
I like(d) Dragon Ball (Z, GT, whatever) more than the Pokemon anime
72 43%
I wasn't a ****** and never watched either
12 7%
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#1
As a kid, I only really watched two animes; Dragon Ball Z and Pokemon.

I stopped watching pokemon in 5th grade, and left right around when the 2nd gen started. I didn't leave because I was a 1st gen elitist. I guess I just grew out of it (that said, I started playing the games again and love it).

I stopped watching Dragon Ball Z in 7th grade, right around when stuff like Majin Buu and Gogeta was happening. I remember once they finished a saga on cartoon network (Toonami), they'd replay the whole series, so once when I didn't feel like watching it all over again, I stopped for good.

I always like to go back and watch an episode or two from shows I liked as a child for nostalgia sake. Anyways, me and a friend were talking, and I said I thought Pokemon was a better anime that Dragon Ball. And he said that's the gayest shit he's ever heard. Anyways, both have pretty damn bad voice acting, but Dragon Ball's was especially bad. Not to mention that each saga is essentially the same shit, just more screaming and more power. It's still fun to watch though, and has some interesting things here and there.

Anyways, which anime did you prefer? I know about the vs. thread rule, but that's usually just for musicians.
Last edited by The Madcap at Feb 19, 2012,
#4
I never got into Dragon Ball Z. It might have been because I never saw 2 or more sequential episodes so nothing made sense, but either way it bored the hell out of me. Come at me, friends.
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I liked Dragon Ball Z, but we didn't have cable when I was a kid, so Pokemon all the way.
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Quote by The Madcap
As a kid, I only really watched to animes; Dragon Ball Z and Pokemon.

I stopped watching pokemon in 5th grade, and left right around when the 2nd gen started. I didn't leave because I was a 1st gen elitist. I guess I just grew out of it (that said, I started playing the games again and love it).

I stopped watching Dragon Ball Z in 7th grade, right around when stuff like Majin Buu and Gogeta was happening. I remember once they finished a saga on cartoon network (Toonami), they'd replay the whole series, so once when I didn't feel like watching it all over again, I stopped for good.

I always like to go back and watch an episode or two from shows I liked as a child for nostalgia sake. Anyways, me and a friend were talking, and I said I thought Pokemon was a better anime that Dragon Ball. And he said that's the gayest shit he's ever heard. Anyways, both have pretty damn bad voice acting, but Dragon Ball's was especially bad. Not to mention that each saga is essentially the same shit, just more screaming and more power. It's still fun to watch though, and has some interesting things here and there.

Anyways, which anime did you prefer? I know about the vs. thread rule, but that's usually just for musicians.


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Anyways, Pokémon's plot was hardly well constructed in comparison. Better story writing goes to Dragon Ball Z, although execution wasn't always the best.
#11
Dragonball Z for the show.

Pokemon for the games.

GT was a bit rubbish and Pokemon got a bit silly later on.
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#12
But I never watched DBZ so Pokemon wins even though the show really wasn't very good either. Only Misty was good cause she wore those nice shorts.

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#13
Dragonball Z was a much better show, but Pokemon was a better game. Plus the cards rocked.
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As a kid, I only really watched to animes; Dragon Ball Z and Pokemon.

I stopped watching pokemon in 5th grade, and left right around when the 2nd gen started. I didn't leave because I was a 1st gen elitist. I guess I just grew out of it (that said, I started playing the games again and love it).

I stopped watching Dragon Ball Z in 7th grade, right around when stuff like Majin Buu and Gogeta was happening. I remember once they finished a saga on cartoon network (Toonami), they'd replay the whole series, so once when I didn't feel like watching it all over again, I stopped for good.

I always like to go back and watch an episode or two from shows I liked as a child for nostalgia sake. Anyways, me and a friend were talking, and I said I thought Pokemon was a better anime that Dragon Ball. And he said that's the gayest shit he's ever heard. Anyways, both have pretty damn bad voice acting, but Dragon Ball's was especially bad. Not to mention that each saga is essentially the same shit, just more screaming and more power. It's still fun to watch though, and has some interesting things here and there.

Anyways, which anime did you prefer? I know about the vs. thread rule, but that's usually just for musicians.


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#16
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Not to mention that each saga is essentially the same shit, just more screaming and more power. It's still fun to watch though, and has some interesting things here and there.


True, but it had its moments.
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#18
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Anyways, Pokémon's plot was hardly well constructed in comparison. Better story writing goes to Dragon Ball Z, although execution wasn't always the best.
Fair enough. But at least pokemon doesn't have
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#19
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True, but it had its moments.


If you think about it most Pokemon episodes are essentially the same
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Dragonball Z was a much better show, but Pokemon was a better game. Plus the cards rocked.

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#22
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If you think about it most Pokemon episodes are essentially the same


Yeah.

And in DBZ, Some Sagas were worse than others. The Frieza Saga was amazing but the Nappa's screaming in the Saiyan saga made watching the show painful in a bad way.

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#23
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Dragonball Z was a much better show, but Pokemon was a better game. Plus the cards rocked.


Pokemon was good through the entire first season, second season, and Orange Islands, while DBZ was only good up until the Cell Saga

My card game of choice was Yu-Gi-Oh! I didn't learn how to play Pokemon TCG until very recently.

Edit: Actually, the first half of whatever came after Orange Islands was good, too.
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#24
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Fair enough. But at least pokemon doesn't have
"Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa *breath* arrgggggggghhhhhhhhhh* breath* AAAAAAAUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUGHGGGGGGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHH *BREATH* AAAAAAAAAAAAAARRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Serioulsy! I remember an episode at the end of the Cell story arch where that was the entire episode. It was Gohan and Cell doing that for a half an hour. (Well that's how I remember it. keep in mind this was almost 10 years ago, )

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Pokemon was good through the entire first season, second season, and Orange Islands, while DBZ was only good up until the Cell Saga

My card game of choice was Yu-Gi-Oh! I didn't learn how to play Pokemon TCG until very recently.

Edit: Actually, the first half of whatever came after Orange Islands was good, too.

I never knew how to play either of them. I just liked collecting them.
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#25
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Speaking of that, did anyone else watch Rurouni Kenshin alot? I loved that show when I was a kid.

I recently was reminded of it's existence and watched an episode, it was not as amazing as I remember it
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#26
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Serioulsy! I remember an episode at the end of the Cell story arch where that was the entire episode. It was Gohan and Cell doing that for a half an hour. (Well that's how I remember it. keep in mind this was almost 10 years ago, )


Or the episode where Gohan and Cell were shooting that Kamehameha at each other for about 2 episodes straight. Or the fight between Goku and Freeza where the planet was supposed to explode in 5 mins and it took them 5 episodes to blow up.


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Speaking of that, anyone else watch Rurouni Kenshin alot? I loved that show when I was a kid.

I recently was reminded of it's existence and watched an episode, it was not as amazing as I remember it


Read the manga, it has all the blood Toonami censored out.
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#27
I tried to like DBZ, but it felt like most of it was guys with black hair screaming at each other, with some of them occasionally going blonde.
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#28
As a kid, I was OBSESSED with Pokemon (still am, mind you, but I haven't watched the show since about the sixth or so movie), having grown up within the huge boom in the early 2000's.

As for Dragonball, I got into the manga for a short period, but I didn't read the whole series. I went about halfway through it and then stopped reading. Not as much as "I'm bored of this" as much as me "forgetting" to read them and eventually not caring anymore.

That being said, comparing the two is like comparing apples with bicycles.

I prefer Pokemon though, if you insist.

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#29
How is this even a question? Does Pokemon even have a plot? It always seemed like Ash and the gang were just wandering around, and then randomly find a city, battle the gym leader and get a badge. Sure, there may be two or three episodes that have an over-arching plot (usually when Ash was trying to get a badge, or during the Pokemon League) but over all, everything just felt kinda random.

When it comes to movies though, i'v yet to see a DBZ movie I liked, while the first three Pokemon movies were all great (at least they seemed that way, when I was a wee lad)
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#30
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Read the manga, it has all the blood Toonami censored out.

And less horrible voice actors I would hope.
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#31
I didn't watch either; I had a shitty childhood, as it appears.

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#33
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And less horrible voice actors I would hope.


I'd be damned if I found a manga with voice acting.


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Since when does Gligar fucking evolve?


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#34
Pokemon.


I also watched Gundam Wing a lot.
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Digimon > DBZ > Pokemon

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#39
When it comes to Pokemon:

Generation 1 and 2 >>>> Generations afterwards >>>>> Sex, probably. I'll get back to y'all on that one ASAP.
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the first three Pokemon movies were all great (at least they seemed that way, when I was a wee lad)
The third one was was just plain awesome shit.
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Since when does Gligar fucking evolve?
Since Nintendo gave it an evolution in generation 4 (in my case, Pokemon Heartgold).
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#40
I watched the original Dragon Ball, Project A-ko, Vampire Hunter D and Dominion Tank Police before Pokemon came out. I would have to say Dragon Ball and DBZ > Pokemon.
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