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There are many famous franchises which have long history and a multitude of fans,(Star Wars, DB > DB Super, Naruto) however I can't count myself among them.

I mean no insult when I ask this question, but what do people see in these shows? Goku vs. Jiren happened a little while back and everyone sees that as a magnum opus for the series overall, but I just don't get the hype surrounding it. As someone who's watched the previous series it didn't really do anything new aside from a new transformation which is par for the course at this point. I could say the same about the other franchises and only have to swap who's fighting who as well as what happened.

I feel like I'm left out of the loop because everyone can talk, comment and create content for these series, but I just don't have that same love and dedication for them. Is there something I have to do? Something I need to watch or read?
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I believe the hype is largely due to the nostalgia factor Dragon Ball has for a lot of people. I also didn't think it was anything special or unique in the dragon ball world. It was entertaining though and left me craving for a little more. I don't believe you are necessarily missing anything that would prevent you from enjoying said series. I just think that's a reflection of the natural state of human existence. Not everything will illicit the same reaction in everyone. And because of this what may seem to be the "ultimate fight of the century" for some, could just be business as usual to others.

That being said I do think that those who ride the hype train tend to be more vocal and expressive about their approval of said shows/scenes. While those who are less enthused tend to be more quiet/silent about how utterly meh the show was. All of it leading to the perception that this show/scene was the best ever.
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Not really. It's just not for you probably. Different strokes for different folks and all that.


amejia0 wrote:

I believe the hype is largely due to the nostalgia factor Dragon Ball has for a lot of people.


Oh, most definitely. That's really the only reason I'm watching it.
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If you've been edged for literal months on end non stop with the different complexities of the worlds best doughnut then the payoff is probably going to be better to you than it actually is.

Assuming it's not a a shit doughnut of course.

I need a doughnut .
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tyler2441 wrote:

I mean no insult when I ask this question, but what do people see in these shows?


The first time something was ever done well.

In the wake of these, however, there have been scads of people and projects influenced by them. So if you're coming along ten and twenty and, in the case of Star Wars, forty years later... none of this is new and different to you. In fact, you've probably seen it done better in a half dozen other things, so what's the big deal?

Star Wars was a big deal when we'd never seen anything like it, and the sheer scale was amazing. Today, we've seen a hundred other movies and TV shows that did it bigger and better. Same for Naruto and DBZ - they did what they did in a world where nobody had ever done that before. Today, pretty much everybody's done that, so we don't care. I really liked Naruto about ten years ago. Today, it bores me.
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Most people follow long-running shows because of Stockholm syndrome.
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amejia0 wrote:

I believe the hype is largely due to the nostalgia factor Dragon Ball has for a lot of people. I also didn't think it was anything special or unique in the dragon ball world. It was entertaining though and left me craving for a little more. I don't believe you are necessarily missing anything that would prevent you from enjoying said series. I just think that's a reflection of the natural state of human existence. Not everything will illicit the same reaction in everyone. And because of this what may seem to be the "ultimate fight of the century" for some, could just be business as usual to others.

That being said I do think that those who ride the hype train tend to be more vocal and expressive about their approval of said shows/scenes. While those who are less enthused tend to be more quiet/silent about how utterly meh the show was. All of it leading to the perception that this show/scene was the best ever.





DrunkKanti wrote:

Not really. It's just not for you probably. Different strokes for different folks and all that.


amejia0 wrote:

I believe the hype is largely due to the nostalgia factor Dragon Ball has for a lot of people.


Oh, most definitely. That's really the only reason I'm watching it.





cdarklock wrote:


tyler2441 wrote:

I mean no insult when I ask this question, but what do people see in these shows?


The first time something was ever done well.

In the wake of these, however, there have been scads of people and projects influenced by them. So if you're coming along ten and twenty and, in the case of Star Wars, forty years later... none of this is new and different to you. In fact, you've probably seen it done better in a half dozen other things, so what's the big deal?

Star Wars was a big deal when we'd never seen anything like it, and the sheer scale was amazing. Today, we've seen a hundred other movies and TV shows that did it bigger and better. Same for Naruto and DBZ - they did what they did in a world where nobody had ever done that before. Today, pretty much everybody's done that, so we don't care. I really liked Naruto about ten years ago. Today, it bores me.


I think the answer falls somewhere between these three quotes above. One of my friends is a Star Wars junkie to the point of buying 3 of everything that comes out; one to watch/read/openly display, one to keep as a backup and one to hold for potential resale. My cousin follows everything DB/DBZ due to growing up on it just as I follow Robotech/Macross and another friend follows Gundam for the same reason. I follow everything Higurashi just because it floats my boat.
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neugenx wrote:

I follow everything Higurashi just because it floats my boat.



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everyone is a fan of something, I'm certain you're a fan of something that others find awkward or not interested in. people like things, that's how it goes. it's when they start harming themselves or others when I get concerned, otherwise I just don't care. if something doesn't interest me I don't waste my time with it, but if it does I tend to. doesn't make me one of those dangerous fans that will "attack" to even physically attack because someone isn't into what I am, I just don't see the big deal with those sort of folks. society is awkward, you're either going to enjoy what you find in passing or you won't. unless you're one of "those" fans.
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