DBZ A Dubbies Point of
Written by Juuitchigou
I would like to start my first Editorial with a confession.
I am a Dubbie, and I have been since I first saw Dragonball
Z last year. This is why I use Dubbie spellings, and
refer to other things dubbed.
In one month, I will have been watching this incredible
Anime for one year, and I still love it.
I first fell in love with Goku and his friends (and
enemies) last April, when I seriously injured my knee.
This injury, and the operations that followed, prevented
me from attending college and I had nothing else to
do but sit at home by myself and become emerged in the
world of TV.
I was sitting there one day, when a familiar program
aired on Cartoon network. You guessed it, it was DBZ.
I had seen some episodes earlier that year, but had
not paid any attention to them.
It wasnt until I realized that there was a history
to this wild adventure series, that I really started
to research it.
My Internet quest led me to such magnificent sites
as; Planet Namek, Ginga Giri Giri and Temple o Trunks.
This is how I became informed, and I truly began to
appreciate DBZ for what it really was.
I fell in love with the simplicity and the plot of
the Anime, and soon I was spending all my time on the
computer reading Fanfics and downloading the Manga.
Pretty soon I had a full knowledge of everything from
Dragonball A Z.
My walls were covered with posters, including those
from GT, I was well into my own Fanfics series, and
I had started a small Fan-site.
But as soon as DBZ had captured my heart (and my mind),
it was time to return to college. I met all my friends
again with a folder of Screen-caps, and a head full
After less than a week, I had a group of fellow students
discussing the difference between Otakus and Subbies,
whether Vegeta was now the King of the Saiyans, and
how the hell did Juuhachi-gou have Marron?
I am one of the lucky ones, fortunate enough to have
the resources to feed my desire to learn more. But with
what I have learnt, I have shown many Dubbies
another side to Dragonball Z the spiritual side.
If you look closely at DBZ, you will see what I mean.
My favorite episodes are not when Goku first becomes
a Super Saiyan (Dubbie spellings, I know, but bear with
me), when Freiza was defeated, or when he and King Cold
came to earth.
My favorites are when our heroes are living their lives,
doing what they do best Yamcha playing baseball,
Goku at home with Chichi, Gohan studying and Krillin
still trying to get a date.
Then there is that other side, the commercial side.
I do not hide the fact that I love merchandise, I have
a shelf full of action figures and a closet full of
merchandised clothing. But this is not the true DBZ.
Or is it?
Many people would argue with that, but one of the greatest
feelings in the world is that when you own a little
piece of DBZ, a little piece of the story.
The games are another story, as are the trading cards.
I am not a gamer. I am a writer and a drawer. (I have
just started my first Manga) I own one Trading card
of Yamcha in his Titans uniform that was given to me
by a very thoughtful, very close friend.
I hold that gift close to my heart, which is exactly
where I hold DBZ and many other Animes.
Give the Dubbies a break, we know a lot more than most
give us credit for. With a good part of the violence
cut from DBZ, it is easier to see the spiritual side.
(not that I dont enjoy a good fight or seven
But seriously though, it has to stop somewhere. When
Vegeta died, Freiza lifted his arm, then we saw Gohan
and Krillin. They didnt even show him hitting
Also, everyone I know who have seen DBZ, and fully
appreciated it are dubbies.
They are now drawing, writing and living (through RPGS)
the world of Dragonball Z. I pride myself on the fact
I have been able to educate more than one dubbie on
the true DBZ
The Fans are the true DBZ
We are the fans
Without us, DBZ would have withered and died. Whether
we are Otakus, Subbies, or Dubbies like myself, we are
what keeps it alive.
Dragonball/Z/GT may be finished, but it will forever
live on in the heart of the fans.
Keep writing, its what keeps the spirit of Dragonball