I'm trying to watch this show but holy shit, this red ribbon saga is super fucking awful. Does the show get better after this? If not I'm just gonna skip to Dragonball Z holy fuck
>It's soo slow
You're problem is with being a Toei adaptation.
On average the DB anime adapts 1.3 chapters per episode which is terrible. DBZ is 1.1. So you should read the manga it's much much faster.
Read the fucking manga.
The only people who actually like the Dragon Ball adaption are kids who grew up with it in the 90's and have a lot of nostalgia for it. The pacing is fucking garbage, it's poorly animated and it doesn't benefit much from the addition of music and voice acting.
Dragon Ball is a goofy comedy with over the top kungfu regardless of how much as the english side of the fanbase emphasizes the climactic final battles and sci-fi elements.
If you're not enjoying it by the first world tournament then you should just drop it.
Just drop it now, DBZ is known for its 30 episode long fights (majin buu was 60) and im talking literal back to fucking back nonstop fighting witb very littke plot, Goku's first SSJ3 transformation was him screaming and charging up for 9 fucking minutes.
>9 fucking minutes.
The truth is bad, but you still feel the need to exaggerate it. Why? And stuff was actually happening throughout the four minutes. It was a pretty intense scene.
Read the manga.
it might be slow but its my one of favorite arcs by far.
The anime is shit. They took 13-15 page chapters and stretch it into an episode just so they could avoid catching up to the manga. Imagine if HxH 2011 and Brotherhood had double the episodes, it would never get recommended.
Long running shonen anime are ruined by horrible pacing. It's the issue you run into when the manga is ongoing at the exact same time and you need to avoid catching up.
Even the best shonen adaptions tend to suffer from the issue and very few of them are better than the source material because of it. Especially anything made by Toei, because both Dragon Ball and One Piece become practically unwatchable in their late arcs.
>You're getting a lesser experience and feeling smug about it.
Animation as a medium isn't inherently better than comics.
They have their own unique strengths and weaknesses and which a story is more suited for should be decided on a case-by-case basis, not generalized.
> It's the issue you run into when the manga is ongoing at the exact same time and you need to avoid catching up.
didn't DB manga ran for like 2 years before the anime adaption?
gotta say the manga doesn't sound very good. it's almost too quick. i've seen some key moments from the anime in the manga and they were pretty disappointing. like Goku's SSJs transformation was like like 2 panels. at least the anime built up the drama a bit.
It started about a year and a half after or something.
If I remember correctly it was only a few months behind the manga by the end of the Red Ribbon Army arc, though the pacing didn't start getting unbearably really bad until Namek.
Am I the only one who liked the filler in the Red Ribbon saga? I felt like they developed the villains a little better, and made for some entertaining scenes.