Dragon Ball franchise or the DCAU - Which do you like more?

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Poll Dragon Ball franchise or the DCAU - Which do you like more? (53 votes)

Dragon Ball 55%
DCAU 45%
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I'll go with Dragon Ball. The DCAU is wonderful, but it's obviously derivative of DC Comics, whereas Dragon Ball is it's own thing.

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Neither are that interesting to me imo.

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Dragon Ball easily

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DCAU

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DCAU. DBZ can get very repetitive and the power levels are ridiculous

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Better written stories, character development, and depth: DCAU.

More iconic, better action, better hype: DB Franchise.

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Its really close but

Dragon ball

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@orangevegeta: and the dragon ball anime's are derivative/adaptations of the dragon ball manga by toriyama. What exactly is your point here?

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#12 MetalGary  Online

DCAU characters have more personality unlike the DBZ characters that have no personality.

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DCAU. DBZ is good not great imo. But every future installment past the the cell saga is a repetitive, self contradictory cluster fuck with drawn out pacing.

DCAU is tighter paced, more streamlined, better characterization (show made me like superman) and more varied (it's episodic but still has an over arching plot)

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@killianduclark: The op didn't say Dragon Ball the anime. They said Dragon Ball the franchise. Also I'm not trying to diss the DCAU, if that's what you think.

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@metalgary: What exactly do you mean? Dragon Ball characters have personality.

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#16 MetalGary  Online

@metalgary: What exactly do you mean? Dragon Ball characters have personality.

Just saying the DCAU characters are more interesting than the Dragon Ball Characters when it comes to personality and power levels.

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DCUA is actually quite good but Dragon Ball stomps in characters, OST and action scenes pretty hard. It's not much of a contest overall.

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DCAU.

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DCAU. Aside from characterization I can hardly there is development with respect to worldbuilding that isn't a shenanigan. Their ideas are pretty much stuck with DBZ at a certain point(mostly Namek or Frieza Saga).

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Easily DCAU.

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#22  Edited By MAZAHS117

I bailed on DB years ago halfway through the Buu Saga as it just got silly to me, so I can’t speak on anything after that. My vote goes to the 90’s/mid 00’s Bruce Timm era DCAU. I just feel like the story arc’s and characters are better written, and there’s better voice acting in comparison to DB.

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Dragon Ball, without a doubt.

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I'll go with Dragon Ball. The DCAU is wonderful, but it's obviously derivative of DC Comics, whereas Dragon Ball is it's own thing.

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DCAU though their reboot killed a lot of the darker content which was absolutely fantastic.

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#26  Edited By Vishop_

@infantfinite128: Its ironic when you say that Dragon Ball "is it's own thing" and yet they are derivative of their own show through and through like the caricatures of their own disappointment. They are typical shenanigans of SSJ. DCAU as an adaptation has developed beyond limit and most of their main stories and characters are OG.

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Better written stories, character development, and depth: DCAU.

More iconic, better action, better hype: DB Franchise.

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#28  Edited By infantfinite128

@vishop_: I quoted it because it was the first comment I saw that was in the same ballpark of what I was thinking, but maybe I misunderstood what the commenter meant.

I was thinking from the perspective of if I could only keep one. Voting "Dragon Ball franchise", I could still keep other DC comics, movies, video games, and tv series.

If I went with the DCAU, I wouldn't have any of the Dragon Ball manga, tv shows, or video games.

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Dragon ball but the DCAU is better

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Dragon Ball is low tier to me.

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@avenging_x_bolt: The op said Dragon Ball as a franchise not just as an anime. The Dragon Ball franchise includes the manga.

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dragon ball isnt great but the dcau is corny garbage

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Dragon ball because nostalgia and the Z-fighters are goated.

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#37  Edited By Ghostodoofus2

@darthsuper: Same, I guess one reason why I am not into either is because I didn't grow up watching them. If I try watching them now, having already developed a pretty high standard, I will not love them as much as most.

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Dragon Ball

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What do you think my answer is???

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#41 Eredin12  Online

DB by far

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DCAU stomps, DB is garbage.

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#44  Edited By Vishop_

@ghostodoofus2 said:

@darthsuper: Same, I guess one reason why I am not into either is because I didn't grow up watching them. If I try watching them now, having already developed a pretty high standard, I will not love them as much as most.

Eh you can say the same thing about LOTR where people are quite nostalgic about its adaptation from novels. DCAU on other THE hand has its own creative stories and development of so many characters especially during JLA/JLU with certain exceptions of course.

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#45  Edited By infantfinite128

@smartsaiyan88 said:

What do you think my answer is???

The smart answer. Dragon Ball franchise because you get video games too.

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DCAU. DBZ is good not great imo. But every future installment past the the cell saga is a repetitive, self contradictory cluster fuck with drawn out pacing.

DCAU is tighter paced, more streamlined, better characterization (show made me like superman) and more varied (it's episodic but still has an over arching plot)

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#47 DarthSuper  Online

@darthsuper: Same, I guess one reason why I am not into either is because I didn't grow up watching them. If I try watching them now, having already developed a pretty high standard, I will not love them as much as most.

Thanks for taking exactly what I wanted to say and puting it into words.

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Dragon Ball easily. Lovable character, thrilling arcs, top-tier fights and creative plot