Hey, the site is finally back!
Had to make a new account (formerly just Kizuchan) because of having an old e-mail I had no access to (and notreally using Discord), but good to see APforums isn't gone just yet.
So instead of giving thoughts about One Piece I start by giving thoughts about Dragon Ball:
-The Granolah arc ended up a boring mess. I really liked everything up to Bardock's flashback and from there, Bardock was boring and all the villains were boring.
This version of Bardock undermines a bunch of what I find interesting in Goku and the Saiyans and I wouldn't even mind that if it gave something I find interesting in return but in my eyes it doesn't.
-Really liked Super Hero, but now I'm really starting to feel the repeat tropes.
Yes, technically it's revealed at the end of the movie, Gohan has been training, but it still has that annoying framing in it where, it says, hey look isn't it cool how special it is that Gohan got back into fighting the third time?
And I think I'm really, really starting to feel the transformation burn out. As recolour-y as Ultra Instinct or Super Saiyan God or even Blue might have been, they had at least some principle behind them.
I was okay with them up to Ultra Instinct, too. But then we got dark blue Vegeta and then we have green Broly again and now purple Vegeta in the manga and then add these forms in Super Hero.
I love how Gohan, Piccolo, Pan are handled in the movie and I love the Gammas and Hedo, tho.
I think the characterisation itself is fantastic. I think it's very Toriyama in the best of ways. The Gammas strike me as peak of getting the comedic vibe of Toriyama's stuff.