Gohan trailer in Dragon Ball Z Kakarot

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Dragon Ball fans, get ready for 2020! If you didn’t know, Bandai Namco is releasing a new Dragon Ball Z game where the game is focused on both action-adventure and RPG elements. The game is called Dragon Ball Z Kakarot. The game will allow players to see through the adventures of Goku and relieve epic fight moments in the Dragon Ball Z story. In this recent trailer, players will be able to go beyond to the Cell Saga. Also, players will also be able to play through the eyes of Goku’s son Gohan. This game is expected to come out for 2020 for PS4, X1 and PC. This game will be done by Unreal Engine and will be worked by CyberConnect2 (same team who did the Naruto Storm series and Asura’s Wrath).

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New Dragon Ball Project game official title and release date revealed!

If you love Dragon Ball FighterZ and Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2, I hope you prepared yourself for more Dragon Ball games. Revealed in Microsoft’s Xbox conference at E3, Bandai Namco announced that the project anime game Dragon Ball Game: Project has an official name and release date. The game is called Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot. The game will be coming out on 2020 for PS4, X1 and PC. It’s going to be an action-RPG game where players play as Goku and go through adventures in Dragon Ball Z. The game is being worked on by the developed CyberConnect2, the same team who worked on the Naruto Ninja Storm games.

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Post-Birthday Gift 2019

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Watch out Allison, you are not the only one who can give me a Pop figure as a gift. Even though it was passed my birthday, my friend Ezra got me a gift two weeks ago. He knows I collect these Pops and got me a character from a series I really love. I got Frieza (Final Form). This is the 31st figure of my collection. Thank you Ezra and God bless you brother. This is the third Dragon Ball character I have in my collection and they are from different series. I have Kid Goku from the classic Dragon Ball, Frieza from Dragon Ball Z and I have Super Saiyan Trunks from Dragon Ball Super.

31. Frieza (Final Form) from Dragon Ball Z.

#DBZ30th Discussion: Who Deserved the biggest L in the Android Saga

Here is another Dragon Ball Z post I wanted to write about in honor of the 30th anniversary of Dragon Ball Z. Ever watched an anime and whenever a character does something stupid, you can’t help but do a facepalm and ask yourself “why did you do this?” If you thought Goku was dumb for endangering his universe in order to fight warriors in Dragon Ball Super, you might have forgotten that this is not the first time. When thinking about Dragon Ball Z, whenever I think of dumb moments, I think of the the Android/Cell Saga. Reason being is because a while back watching the abridged series of DBZ and I watched Dragon Ball Z Kai, I noticed as well as from the fans that some of heroes made a lot of dumb mistakes. There four characters I can think of that did the dumbest acts in this saga. In a way it worked out well, but you can’t help but get frustrated. By the time you finish reading this article, comment down below on who deserves the biggest L out of the four.

1. Krillin – Failing to destroy Android 18 and allowing her to get absorbed

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Remember the kiss 18 gave to Krillin after she and 17 woke up and beat up Vegeta? Well, what happens when you got a hold of a incredibly small and dangerous button and pressing it means not only you save the world from an absorbing android, but then you say goodbye to the one that gave you a kiss? In this scenario, Cell has absorbed Android 17 and he became Semi-Perfect Cell. He’s not perfect, but he is powerful. In hopes of stopping Cell from becoming perfect, Bulma creates a device that will instantly kill 18 and foiling Cell’s quest on being perfect. Krillin was willing to press the button but he couldn’t do it on the last minute because he had feelings for 18. In result of this, Cell was able to absorb her and become Perfect Cell.

On the plus side of this, thanks to Krillin’s actions, he and 18 ended up getting married and bearing a child. It’s not a total loss.

2. Vegeta – Vegeta allows Cell to be perfect and gets himself almost killed

What hurts more? Losing to someone or losing to someone and having your pride and ego crushed? Vegeta learned (hopefully) that you should not let your pride be the priority in regards to saving the world. After losing to Android 18, Vegeta gets mad that not even his Super Saiyan form was enough to make him strong. Thanks to Goku, he trains with Trunks in the Hypobolic Time Chamber to increase his Super Saiyan powers. Vegeta comes out powerful than before and decides to test his strength against the cocky Semi-Perfect Cell. After realizing Cell is weak, Vegeta can’t help but feel embarrassed. However, Vegeta gets more than he can chew when he hears that Cell promise him that if he can find Android 18 and absorb her, he will be much stronger than before and give Vegeta a challenge. Vegeta allows him to find her and this causes Trunks to intervene. Trunks tries to tell him that it’s a dumb move and this will lead to Earth’s demise, but according to Vegeta, a perfect fight is more than saving the world. Cell gets the Perfect Form he wanted and then tortures Vegeta in a brutal beating; not even Vegeta’s new move Final Flash was enough to stop him. Vegeta then realizes that all of his efforts in being the strongest Saiyan was pointless.

In the positive note, we get to see Cell in Perfect Form and Cell is a really popular villain the Dragon Ball community.

3 Goku – Giving Cell a Senzu Bean and beating up his son Gohan

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Even when the world is in danger, Goku can see this an exciting opportunity to test his might. Cell created the Cell Games in which in 10 days, fighters from all over the world can compete in order to save the Earth. Goku and his friends trained in these days in hopes of getting stronger. When Goku decides to go first, Goku gives Cell a time of his life and they fight each other. Surprisingly, Goku willingly gives up and lets Cell win. He brings out his son Gohan to take his place and tells Cell that Gohan is actually stronger and will give him a better fight. Unfortunately, Gohan hesitantly agrees to join in the ring, but he refuses to fight back and unleash the untapped potential. Goku puts Gohan in a risk and Piccolo tells Goku that Gohan doesn’t love fighting as much as his father. Goku was willing to endanger his son’s life and to give Cell a challenge.

4. Gohan – Gohan punishes Cell and doesn’t kill him when he has the chance

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Just because someone doesn’t like fighting, doesn’t mean they are weak. Android 16 talks to Gohan and tells him that fighting is not a sin and not everything will get resolve through words. After Cell kills 16, Gohan gets enraged and transform into Super Saiyan 2. Gohan uses new powers to kill all the Cell Jr’s. that were hurting his friends and he beats up Cell. Gohan beats him so hard, that Cell vomits out Android 18 and he reverts to his Semi-Perfect form. Goku tells Gohan to finish Cell off and end his life, but Gohan decides to refuse his father’s wishes and wants to torture Cell. In desperation, Cell compresses all of his energy and becomes a living bomb. Cell plans to kill himself and the world. Seeing that Gohan should have listened to his dad, he falls to the ground angry. Goku decides to save the Earth by sacrificing his life. He uses Instant Transmission and warps to King Kai’s Planet and this causes Cell to explode and kill Goku and King Kai. If Gohan would have listened to Goku, Goku would still be alive.

So what do you guys think? Who deserves to be first place on getting the biggest L?

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Happy 30th Anniversary Dragon Ball Z – My top 5 characters I wish to see canon in Dragon Ball

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Remember the news that Dragon Ball creator Akira Toriyama was involve with making the movie Dragon Ball Super: Broly? Because of his involvement, fans rejoiced and saw that after all these years, the antagonist Broly was going to be canon and be part of the Dragon Ball universe. Not only him, but we also get see characters like Bardock, Gogeta and even Goku’s mother Gine as canon; Gine first made her appearance in the manga Jaco: The Galactic Patrolman manga in a special chapter called Dragon Ball Minus. This is could be good or bad news since this means that Toriyama retconned the story. Meaning, we don’t see Bardock’s old friends from the movie Bardock: The Father of Goku or we don’t see his Super Saiyan transformation Episode of Bardock. Regardless of the changes, fans was still happy to see these characters canon and part of the main story. Just like I mentioned before with Bardock, this also means that Toriyama changed Broly. In the DBZ movies, Toriyama did designed Broly but he wasn’t part of the past movies and Broly was just another noncanon villain in the DBZ movies like Cooler or Lord Slug. Broly made more appearances in three movies due to popularity and seeing him come back as canon, he is involved with the main story. Now here is the main topic of this post: What if Toriyama said today that he wanted to do another Dragon Ball movie and bring back and character that was originally noncanon? What if Dragon Ball Super comes back and he wants to reintroduce a character he designed and be in the Dragon Ball Super? I have five characters in my mind that I would love to see return. These characters are from the past DBZ movies and filler arcs of Z. This is also a tribute to the 30 years of the Dragon Ball Z anime! Happy Anniversary Dragon Ball Z and thank you for the characters and story!

*Warning: Spoilers!

5. Pikkon (Dragon Ball Z)

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Remember that epic fight with Goku and Hit in Dragon Ball Super where Goku used Kaioken and Super Saiyan God Super Saiyan together? Before that happened, Dragon Ball veterans saw something similar in the classic Dragon Ball Z anime. In Dragon Ball Z, this anime did have filler that was not part of the original manga. Taking place after the events of the Cell Games, Goku is dead and rather than training with King Kai, he decides to part in tournament where all the Kais come together and pit their strongest warriors and see who is the strongest, in thus this leads to the Other World Tournament episodes.  In this filler, Goku and Pikkon are faced against each other and both are equally matched. Despite Pikkon being stronger than Frieza and even Cell, Goku has an ace up his sleeve. He transform into Super Saiyan and mixed his attacks with Kaioken for a boost.

What I am trying to say is that even though Pikkon is not noncanon, I did like him and I really like the friendship with him and Goku. I am also impressed how strong he is. It was mentioned in Bio Broly that when Broly died, King Kai wanted Goku and Pikkon stop Broly rampaging in the Other World. If Pikkon ever comes back, I would love to see him Super where Goku could team up with Goku and fight with dead warriors for training.

4. Tapion (Dragon Ball Z: Wrath of the Dragons)

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He didn’t show up in the filler episodes but he appeared in the noncanon Z movies. Tapion is a new character introduced in the movie Dragon Ball Z: Wrath of the Dragon,. He is a mysterious hero who is on a quest to prevent the powerful monster Hirudegarn from destroying the world. I pick him because I like friendship between Kid Trunks and him. In the movie, Trunks becomes interested in him and sees that looks like a very cool hero and Tapion soon begins to like him since he reminds him of his younger brother who helped prevented the rampaging monster from rampage years ago. In the end of the movie, the monster slain and as Tapion returns him home, he gives powerful sword to Trunks. In the credits, we see Trunks wielding a sword and slaying Frieza after the events in Namek. I would love to see Toriyama bring back Trunks again and go over the details on how did he get the sword. I could possible see him referred or at least explained in a movie focusing only on Trunks.

3. Bojack (Dragon Ball Z: Bojack Unbound)

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Remember this muscled green giant? Dragon Ball Z: Bojack Unbound introduced Bojack and his minions and we got see how scary they are. It is mentioned by King Kai that all four Kais sealed Bojack and his servants because they were evil and they had too power to be stopped in the galaxy; however, after King Kai died from Cell because of Goku, the seal is broken Bojack and his crew escapes and decides to have fun by attacking Earth. With Goku out of the picture, it’s up to Gohan and the Z-Warriors to stop him. If Bojack ever comes back, I would love to see him in the sequel/Dragon Ball Super anime. In the manga, DBS is still going and Goku and Vegeta are faced against a powerful energy stealing foe called Moro and the only one who can match against him is Majin Buu. What if while Goku and Vegeta are away, what if there is new threat and Gohan is Earth’s last resort. It was mentioned a while back that Toriyama planned to have Gohan to be the main protagonist in Dragon Ball Z when it first started, but then he became a side character since fans loved Goku more than Gohan. I would love to see Gohan in action and show fans that he still the same kid who once saved the world from Cell. He did come back strong in Dragon Ball Super in the last arc, but I would like to see him fight in a battle of life and death in the same way in Android Saga.

2. Slug (Dragon Ball Z: Lord Slug)

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Goku can’t catch a break with evil Namekians. In Dragon Ball Z: Lord Slug, Goku and his friends must stop the evil Namekian Lord Slug from freezing the planet. In a similar way like Evil King Piccolo in the Dragon Ball classic anime, Goku is faced against a young Lord Slug in his prime and just like King Piccolo, he is evil to the core and will do what it takes to kill anyone stopping his goals. Goku barely made it out alive when he almost tapped into a Super Saiyan form and Gohan using his whistling skills to weaken Slug. Just like my point with Gohan and Bojack, what if the earth needed Piccolo’s protection. I could see an arc in Dragon Ball Super where Piccolo teams up with Gohan and fight against Slug. Not only Piccolo would get the spotlight, but I would love to see the teacher-student relationship with Gohan and Piccolo.

1. Cooler (Dragon Ball Z: Cooler’s Revenge)

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Just like Broly, Cooler is another movie character that gets a lot of popularity from Dragon Ball Z fans. Cooler made his appearance in the movie Dragon Ball Z: Cooler’s Revenge and then came back again as a metal version called Metal Cooler in Dragon Ball Z: The Return of Cooler. Cooler is the older brother of Frieza and just like him, he is heartless. He comes to Earth to find the one who killed his brother and he is not doing this to avenge him, he wants to kill to honor the family and his own pride. It’s mentioned in the movie that he was already planning to kill Frieza to shut him up. Cooler will go beyond and even try to kill Goku’s friends in order to see him go mad. Cooler has gotten a lot attention even in the video games that he was added in Dragon Ball Z: Budokai 3 in the PS2 and he came back in the Dragon Ball Heroes anime spinoff where he learned how to transform into Golden Cooler. He is also a DLC character in FighterZ along with Broly and Bardock. In Dragon Ball Super, he doesn’t show up at all and the only Frieza-like character we got was Frost in Universe 6. I would love to see story focusing on Frieza and his race. We could learn about his relationship with his brother and his father King Cold.

That’s my top 5 characters I want to see canon in Toriyama’s movies and Dragon Ball Super. What about you guys? Do you have any characters that you want to be canon? Comment down below.

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Dragon Ball Z: the Future of Trunks spoiler review

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Goku is dead, victim of a deadly virus. Last of the Z Warriors to pass, the Super Saiyan’s death has left the Earth far more vulnerable than ever before. With no one left to protect the planet, Androids 17 and 18 arrive to terrorize the great cities, plunging all into darkness where the inhabitants cower in fear. Is there no hope left in this apocalyptic horror? Is this the end?

Goku’s son, Gohan, is now a man, and with an extraordinary young teenager named Trunks by his side, the two are determined to face off against the threat. But as tragedy follows upon tragedy, the world around Trunks is fast collapsing and there seems no check to the evil of the Androids.This is the story of the future that never was.

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Dragon Ball Z: Father of Goku spoiler review

Rightstuf synopsis from the Bardock/Trunks Double Feature:

Before there was Goku, there lived his father Bardock. A low-class Saiyan soldier under the command of Frieza, Bardock is attacked by the last of an alien race they are employed in destroying. Healing on his home planet of Vegeta, Bardock discovers he has been blessed with the ability to see into the future.

But the blessing soon becomes a curse, as the Saiyan finds himself haunted by visions: the tragic extermination of his own race and the destruction of their beloved planet, all at the hands of Frieza. Bardock sets off on nightmarish race with fate to avert the impending disaster. But as his strength fails and despair sets in, hope will be found in one last vision.

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Dragon Ball Super Broly movie discussion: Predictions, Theories and Possibilities!

Hello everyone! I hope everyone is having a nice day today in the internet world. As we are in September, get ready to enter the fall season. Coming in fall, we have the remastered movie of the classic fan favorite Dragon Ball Z movie Dragon Ball Z: The Legendary Super Saiyan Broly in select theaters. The movie will be playing in September 15th and 17th. More Dragon Ball Z movies and specials are coming this fall in November and they are called, Fusion Reborn (12th movie) and Bardock: The Father of Goku (TV special). You might be wondering why are these movies chosen and are premiering in theaters. Before I tell, let me what’s the special occasion with these DB movies. It’s been announced that there is going to be a Dragon Ball Super movie this late 2018 and early 2019 (Japan will have it on December and North America is on January). The movie is titled Dragon Ball Super: Broly and according to resources, Dragon Ball creator Akira Toriyama will be involved with the movie and that also means that the fan favorite antagonist Broly will finally be canon to the series.

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With this said, this is what I want to talk about. I want to talk about the things I noticed with the Dragon Ball Super movie and what I think what we should expect from the things happening around us. First off, let’s talk about what is this movie about. According to the trailer, the story takes place after the last episode of Dragon Ball Super where the Tournament of Powers is over and Goku and his friends are living in peace. The peace is suddenly over when Goku and Vegeta meets a mysterious group led by Paragus and his son Broly. Broly is sent to fight both Goku and Vegeta and surprisingly overwhelms them with his power. It’s also hinted that Frieza gets involved too fighting the monster Saiyan. We do see some glimpse  of the Saiyan Race when we see some babies and other Saiyans.

A movie like this sure gets any Dragon Ball fan excited. For me, I am hyped for 2019 with this movie and I have all the time to wait. While I wait, I took the time to watch this trailer and also research the past Dragon Ball Z movies. After going over stuff, I feel like the new Dragon Ball Super film is going to borrow key elements from these past movies and specials. Here is the breakdown from my information gathering skills:

Dragon Ball Z: Broly the Legendary Super Saiyan – Broly and Paragus is back!

Obviously shown on the title, Dragon Ball Super: Broly movie will have the characters Broly and Paragus and they will officially be canon. Instead of using the same designs from the DBZ movie, Toriyama decides to update and modify the designs of both Broly and Paragus. Seen in the video and pictures, Broly appears with a”barbarian” appearance by donning the Saiyan armor with a fur pel belt. Paragus stll has the scar, damage eye like in the old movie, but appears very old with gray hair and a long beard. It is also shown in the video that he tells Broly to go and attack without any mind device suppressing his rage. It could be possible that Paragus can control Broly. Overall with this point, DBS: Broly and DBZ Broly will still retain the same characters but with updated appearances.

Bardock: The Father of Goku – Possible history on the Super Saiyan God?

Bardock: The Father of Goku is a TV special which tells the back story about Goku’s father Bardock and he saw a vision about the fate the Saiyan race and how Frieza was going to rise and then fall by the hands of Goku.

I feel like this is another thing to point because I feel Dragon Ball Super: Broly is probably give in depth about the Saiyans past and might even mention about Friez’a hate towards the Sayians. Going back to an old post I wrote about the movie announcement, it is hinted that the Dragon Ball movie will be discussing about the Saiyan’s true power. According to Toei Animation site, the new movie theme will be about “the origin of the Saiyan’s power and what it means to be a Saiyan.” It got me thinking, what if we get to learn about the Super Saiyan God as well. It was mentioned in the Battle of Gods movie that a group of Saiyans work together and channeled their energy into one Saiyan that warrior became a Super Saiyan God. The Super Saiyan God was very powerful, but the warrior lost its power and disappeared. Here’s another what if scenario. What if Paragus tried to turn Broly into a Super Saiyan God?We know that Broly is a powerful warrior born with a high power level and was able to transform into a Super Saiyan really early. In the DBZ movie, Paragus used his son’s powers to bring fear other planets and even tried to kill Vegeta in acts of revenge against his father, King Vegeta. What if in DBS Broly, Paragus tried to experiment and use his own son to gain the Super Saiyan God powers? As usual with Frieza, he destroyed the Saiyan race and the planet because he saw how powerful Saiyans get and was afraid they would overthrow him.

Fusion Reborn – Possible new SSB Gogeta?

Last but not least, we have the Dragon Ball Z movie Fusion Reborn. Fusion Reborn is the 12th movie in the series which tells the story about Goku, Vegeta and Pikkon fighting against an evil dimensional warrior named Janemba who is wrecking havoc in the Other World where the dead is among the living. Janemba get so strong that not even Goku and Vegeta could take him on by themselves. The ace in the card is where Goku and Vegeta performs the Fusion dance and become Gogeta and defeats Janemba.

As far we know, Goku and Vegeta are going to be the known Z-Fighters to fight against Broly. I have my specualtions after reading a fellow blogger’s post named bookishnerdygirl who found some interesting information about upcoming updates to Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2. According to her blog, she found out some information stating that Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 will be adding some more DLC for the game. It’s hinted that DBS version of Broly will be in the game, but it sounds like a “new form” of Gogeta appear in the game. It could be possible that Dragon Ball Super: Broly movie will include Gogeta or for the most part Super Saiyan Blue Gogeta. Gogeta is a powerful warrior because it’s the fused form of Goku and Vegeta who known as the strongest Saiyans on Earth. Besides the DBZ movie, Gogeta doesn’t get much attention unless you play the video games. If Gogeta does appear in this new movie, he will be canon to the series and we might see some new powers like obtaining SSB. In a sidenote, Goku and Vegeta has fused before but with the Potara earings fusion and became Vegito due to circumstances. They became Super Vegito when fighting against Majin Buu (or known as Super Buu) in DBZ. They brought back Vegito and gave him the Super Saiyan Blue in Dragon Ball Super when they fought against the fused villain Zamasu (fused by Zamasu and Goku Black).

Conclusion: Long Story Short

With this extensive information, here is my possible prediction to Dragon Ball Super: Broly. The new movie will be borrowing elements from past movies and will incorporate something entirely new to fans. We will be getting Broly and Paragus in Toriyama’s involvement. We might get more information about the Saiyans, Super Saiyan God and maybe about Frieza’s involvement with the Saiyans. We could see a possible chance of having Gogeta on the big screen and being part of the main story. Maybe the reason why these two movies and special is being brought back to theaters to help refresh the memories of fans and give us hints of possiblities in the new DBS movie.

What do you think about this? What’s you opinion about Dragon Ball Super: Broly? Do you have any predictions or theories you want to bring up? Comment down below.

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Tragic News: voice actor Unsho Ishizuka passes away

It has come to my attention that there is bad news in the anime community. An anime voice actor named Unsho Ishizuka passed away this Monday due to esophageal cancer. According to ANN, he was modern age 67, but in traditional Japanese age he is 68. Aoni Production, an agency that represents Japanese voice actors and entertainers, stated that Ishizuka was given medical treatment before his passing, but it all became ineffective. If you don’t know who he is well-known for, he did the Japanese voice dub for well-known characters in anime such as Joseph Joestar in JoJo’s Bizarre Adventures: Stardust Crusaders and Diamond is Unbreakable, Hercule in Dragon Ball Z and Super, Professor Oak in Pokemon and even the iconic fighter Heihachi in the Tekken video game series.

In recent news of ANN, Tokyo TV recently announced that there are some recorded audio compiled and ready for future Pokemon Sun and Moon episodes with Unsho Ishizuka already in it. These recorded episodes with him will be premiered on Japanese public TVs until late October. These are the last recorded audio of him.

 

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OWLS Blog Tour: Dragon Ball Z – Hidden strength through emotions

“Your greatest weakness can become your greatest strength.”

In anime, characters struggle with inner demons or physical weaknesses that make them feel insecure and prevent them from achieving goals. Yet when these characters overcome their adversity, they can finally be able to express who they are or in other words, “Free to be Me.”

To start off this blog tour month, I will be talking about finding strength in weakness by using the knowledge of Dragon Ball Z. Specially, I will be only focusing on one character because the character I have chosen is something that I felt like is worth talking about. It’s not Goku but this character had a bumpy start in the beginning of Dragon Ball Z.

I will try to keep the spoilers a minimum but I will be jumping around in the anime.

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