Month: November 2014

The Greatness of Vegeta

Note: My opinions, analysis, and even proof in this piece came from years of adoring Dragon Ball. The manga, anime, video games, etc. Thing is, I’ve based my opinions mostly on what I’ve read in the Viz translated version of the manga. The means that I could have perceived some of his dialogue in a much different way than you. Fans that can read the original Japanese version may even think I’m wrong, but that’s okay. At the end of the day, we don’t think the same. So chances are that I might have come to certain conclusions regardless. I also think it’s fair to give shout-out to Kanzenshuu and Uber Hikari. I use Kanzenshuu for literally all of my Dragon Ball needs, and it seems to be the only website I trust for it nowadays. I’ve also lost dozens of hours lurking through their forums full of unique and out-of-the-box opinions and thoughts regarding many aspects of the Dragon Ball franchise. I owe a lot of what I know about the series to Kanzenshuu. And finally, Uber Hikari. He’s one of my favorite YouTubers, and I find his analysis and insight on characters, plot, and just the world in general extremely fascinating. He’s taught me a lot about literature and was one of the inspirations for this article. I literally listen to him talk for hours at a time, considering many of his videos break the hour mark. Anyways, this article has been a long time coming, so let’s get to it. (more…)

My Japanese Journey (Kanji 1-26)

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About a week ago, I was inspired to start learning Japanese again. As you may know if you follow me on Twitter, I just got done reading the Dragon Ball manga again. I loved it as much as the first time, but immediately noticed that the translations were starting to affect my enjoyment of it. I found the first 16 volumes to be fine, but once it got to the Dragon Ball we all know and love, it got REALLY weird. (more…)