Goku, Earth's greatest champion, bravely defends humanity against an invading race of warriors known as the Saiyans. When the mighty hero falls, his young son Gohan rises up to face the very villains who murdered his father. The battle rages through space to Planet Namek, where Gohan and his overmatched allies risk their lives to defeat the Saiyan warlord Vegeta – and the monster known as Frieza!
Whilst I feel that this introduction to the show is a little lacking in depth and variation, I have to admit I was fairly engrossed in the battle scenes which make up the majority of the series. When I reached the end of this collection, I had to force myself from looking up what happened next online. It's something I'd really rather not spoil for myself, but I'm definitely compelled to keep watching. Despite the lack of a complicated overarching story, the world of Dragon Ball is fun, and the characters are likeable. You really feel for them and I found myself cheering on Goku and Gohan more than a couple of times.
Sometimes, you don't want brainfood, you just want to binge on something that doesn't require a lot of thought and concentration. Something fun, and a little bit silly. Dragon Ball Z: Kai is the Ben and Jerry's Cookie Dough Ice Cream of anime. You'll probably enjoy it, even if you know you shouldn't.
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