Dragon Ball In Comparison To The Big Three

Yoshioka Seijuro

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Do you think the big three have improved upon their predecessor?

I think when it comes to Naruto and Bleach, it's up to debate. Both have more depth than Dragon Ball when it comes to their actual plots, but Dragon Ball has less plot holes than either of them. That's to be expected however, because Naruto and Bleach are much longer and have more to cover because of their more detailed plots.

I think when it comes to One Piece, it's obviously superior to the other three. It's longer than both Naruto and Bleach and it has less plot holes. The plot itself is also better than either of the two. It really is the true successor to Dragon Ball. Naruto and Bleach are inspirational in their own right, but they can't compare to One Piece when it comes to carrying Dragon Ball's torch.

So yeah, I've always been a fan of Dragon Ball, but I do prefer Naruto, Bleach, and especially One Piece to it personally. It's all boils down to personal preference so it doesn't matter to me if someone feels differently about the matter than I do.
 
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I have yet to get into Naruto or One Piece. I do like Bleach for what it is though. It is hard to compare Dragon Ball to other major anime series because most are more adult oriented. The ones that have child viewership in mind will have less depth for obvious reasons (to keep kids interested being a major one). I am a long time fan of Dragon Ball. It basically opened the door to anime for me so no matter what, I will always place it higher than others because I have invested time in the characters and stories. I can understand why people prefer other series though because it can feel a bit sped up or slow at times.
 
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Shonen is the most popular demographic though. So popular Anime does appeal to a younger audience.
Eh I suppose so. I don't get that deep into all of it. I find something I like and stick with it for a long, long, long time. lol I really should branch out more. All my favorite animes aren't even running anymore (aside from this one).
 

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I have not seen One Piece yet. I really enjoy Bleach, but don't think it can be compared to Dragon Ball - these seem fundamentally different. I got into Naruto for a little bit, but after a while found it even more repetitive than Dragon Ball and absolutely obnoxious at times and I never ended up finishing it.
 

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Dragon Ball will always hold a special place in my heart, but in terms of storytelling, I say the other three are above it. (Haven't watched Bleach, but could imagine.)

One Piece will always be number one to me just for the longevity of it and consistency to make the story interesting.
 
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Yoshioka Seijuro

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Like you said, when it comes to storytelling, Naruto, Bleach, and especially One Piece are all superior. I would say when it comes to entertainment however, Dragon Ball is actually better than the other three.
 

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OP is indeed superior until the damn TS came on. Bleach is not my taste, so cant speak on that.
 

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