The coverage of the Raditz/Freeza arc in this series took two minutes and nine seconds. The Namek arc took six minutes and forty-eight seconds. Fuck, it did drag on, didn't it?
The Goku/Freeza fight lasted *20 episodes.* 10 with vanilla Goku and 10 with Super Saiyan Goku.
Assuming every episode lasts 22 minutes, that's roughly 440 minutes of the same two guys fighting, minus cutaways and filler. If it were an American series it would be almost an entire season.
god dammit what is little green's theme song?! it's driving me more insane!
never mind, after scrawling on a wall with feces all day I remembered its 'short change hero'
Krillin's right, Namek is boring. It's just Toriyama's usual hilly landscape except the sky is green. And in the manga there's no color so it didn't even have THAT going for it.
At least the Buu Saga had a wacky talking condom as the villain and the Android Saga had time travel. What does Namek have? Slightly weird trees? D for effort! But for some reason this arc is like the single most famous piece of Japanese pop culture produced in the 90's that doesn't have Pikachu in it, so what the hell do I know.
Okay, but Namek is still like 8 episodes of plot in a 90 episode bag. And then everything it accomplished got diluted by later plotlines. Ohhhh, Super Sayians are once-in-a-millennium legendary warriors, are they? WRONG, here's a five year old who can turn into one by accident. Ohhh, Freeza was the biggest jerk in the whole galaxy, was he? WRONG, his dad's worse and then they both died like bitches when Trunks showed up, and also DOUBLE-WRONG, there's a purple cat god who just blows up planets left and right for no reason and via a clumsy retcon we've decided he was Freeza's boss the whole time.
Also Gohan squandered his potential and turned into Clark Kent only without the Superman part. It's a disgrace and you should all be in jail.
Some people devote huge portions of their brains to understanding higher math and physics. NOT ME.
The latest one features the beings literally responsible for all of creation
Which is represented by a pair of bored, amoral twin kids with a short attention span
"Also Gohan squandered his potential and turned into Clark Kent only without the Superman part. It's a disgrace and you should all be in jail."
The Great Saiyaman makes me laugh, so that's something.
But I cannot disagree with you about how events on Namek just dragged on and on and on. Even the TFS version of the Namek Saga -- abridged and befunnied as it is -- is too damn long.
The Cell Saga, as remastered by TFS, is right on the money: they're trimming less but making it much much funnier.
Gohan spent his entire childhood having conflicting identities forced onto him. His mom demanded he be a sheltered scholar. His dad and Uncle Piccolo demanded he train half to death so they could use his latent rage powers. No surprise that he grows up and, faced with choosing one or the other, decides to be a nerd.
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