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    Posted on Jul 6, 2015

    31 Thoughts I Had While Watching The First Episode Of "Dragon Ball Super"

    GOKU DRIVES A TRACTOR. Warning: Spoilers ahead.

    So, I watched the first episode of Dragon Ball Super, which premiered Sunday on Japanese television.

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    Needless to say, the first episode was a trip.

    Here are my thoughts...

    1. Hmmm... the opening song isn't bad. It's catchy but it doesn't hype me up like "We Gotta Power" or "Cha-La Head Cha-La."

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    The animation is VERY slick.

    2. Oh man... a recap of the Majin Buu saga which was like 18 years ago. I'm getting all the feels.

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    3. Goku is driving a tractor. REPEAT: GOKU IS DRIVING A TRACTOR!

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    Whenever we see Goku doing everyday normal things, IT'S GOLDEN. This is no different. He's certainly putting those driving lessons to good use.

    4. I feel ya Goku. This is the exact same face I made when I was working retail.

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    5. Hey, it's Goten!

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    He looks adorable in his civilian clothes. That is all.

    6. It took just under four minutes for Goku to eat something. Possible record? Maybe.

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    7. Goku turning Super Saiyan is always a thing of beauty.

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    8. So, while Goku eats and trains, he lets Goten ride on the tractor, which he then drives over a cliff. I don't think this is said enough: Goku is a terrible parent.

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    On the other hand, I'll give Goku the benefit of the doubt and say he trusts Goten to use his Super Saiyan ability to not die via a freak farming accident.

    9. Despite being the world's strongest warrior, Goku's wife Chi Chi keeps him in mad check.

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    Even though he saved the world and helped bring her back from the dead.

    10. Yes, Goten. You are absolutely correct about this:

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    11. Goku really sucks at normal life.

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    On the other hand, without him, earth wouldn't exist. So there's that.

    12. What the hell is "arapurataneiz"?

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    Lord Beerus: "Arapura— what a bothersome name!"

    Ditto, Lord Beerus.

    13. HOLY CRAP! Lord Beerus just destroyed half a planet because the "arapurataneiz" was greasy!

    14. It's official: Lord Beerus is based on Gordon Ramsay.

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    15. Mr. Satan is a baller.

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    He's rocking that pink-jacket-blue-bowtie-fluffy-shirt-striped-pants look and he's totally winning.

    16. Gohan looks hipster AF.

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    Just look at that cardigan and those yellow glasses. I really hope they bring back a kickass Gohan this series and not the weak character we saw in GT. Also, am I the only one who misses Cell saga Gohan?

    17. Piccolo seems to agree with me.

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    He appears for two seconds and all we see him do is grunt at Gohan. PERFECT.

    18. This is such an interesting way to have a conversation.

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    19. Goten and Trunks go on an adventure to find... cosmetics... for Videl.

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    While some might find this ridiculous, I happen to find it charming. They just want to make Videl happy. You rarely saw moments like these in Z.

    20. Finally, Goten and Trunks have the first fight scene in the series... VERSUS A GIANT SNAKE!

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    No one asks why such a gigantic snake exists. It just does.

    21. Goten is such a tease.

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    He's about to perform a Kamehameha but Trunks stops him because he'll "send everything flying."

    22. This fight animation looks dope.

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    If Trunks' beatdown of the giant snake is any indication, we're in for some awesome looking fight scenes in this series.

    23. Hmmm... the music is interesting.

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    They've dropped the orchestral sound in favor of using synthesizers and electronic instruments. I don't know how I feel about this. I really dug that ultra-dramatic orchestral sound. Maybe it'll grow on me as the series progresses.

    24. There needs to be a "Good Guy Mr. Satan" meme.

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    The world has decided to award Mr. Satan the "World Peace Award" which entails a reward of 100 million zenis (Dragon Ball universe currency) . He gives all the money to Goku instead because, you know, Goku actually saved the world. Mr. Satan is a hack, but he's a lovable hack.

    25. What on earth is on the zeni?

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    26. TBH... kinda creeped out.

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    27. The only way to keep Chi Chi happy is to provide her with LOTS OF MONEY.

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    28. But she'll spend all that money on her children's education which makes her the best parent ever.

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    29. Master Roshi is still a goddamn perv.

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    Master Roshi has upgraded from "interesting" magazines to "interesting" DVDs.

    30. Chi Chi is seriously an underrated character.

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    31. And finally, am I the only one who's always expecting the narrator for the English dub to interject in the end and be like, "FIND OUT WHAT HAPPENS ON THE NEXT DRAGON BALL!"?

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