Nostalgia aside, how does the classic Dragon Ball Z rank up to some of today's great animes and mangas? Now obviously everyone's initial reaction is a massive "hell yeah", but just take a minute to think. We all have great memories of DBZ, after all, 99% of anime fans only got into the genre in the first place BECAUSE of DBZ.
But put all that aside. Judging Dragon Ball Z (just Z, not the original or GT because, to be honest, they weren't quite as popular) alongside other great animes, does it really hold up? Or is it overrated and only remembered because it was lucky enough to air on Toonami, whereas better anime weren't?
(All that said my own answer is of course a massive hell yeah :P)