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Do you think Naruto can surpass Dragon Ball's popularity and longevity?
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Posted 12/9/08
IMHO the manga already feels like it's starting to tell the 'latter part' of the story. Not due to end yet, but a year or maybe two left would be my estimate?

And I think that's fine. Once a story's told, it's told. It's one of the best stories going sure, but it takes a heck of a lot to tell one that is long without it ending up feeling washed out or over-milked. I'd rather it ends with us thirsting for more than seeing it ruined by milking it for too long. See: Pokemon.
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Posted 12/10/08
YEs killed it dead.
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Posted 12/12/08
Sorry to say, I don't think so. I read DB manga sold 300 million globally and is over 3 billion dollars as a franchise.
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Posted 12/29/08
sure!!!!!!!
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Posted 12/29/08
yes it can cus they have announced a 3rd shippuden movie so all the shippuden ep have to almost relate to the movies and they have made many episodes and if they do kill it of before naruto does become hokage i will die too
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Posted 12/29/08
In my opinion Naruto and Dragon Ball shouldnt even be compared. The two are Amazingly different and unique ideas that skyrocketed in popularity. Both DB and Naruto are truely Origional Animes and they both have thier respected time of spotlight. DB was popular when it was airing just as much as naruto is right now~ Naruto was like DB and Naruto shippuden is like DBZ~ i wonder if there will be a third series like DBGT or something....
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Posted 12/29/08
about popularity,naruto already surpassed dragonball but about longetivity,we just wait n see
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Posted 12/29/08
I think Naruto is going to start losing it's children demographic. Because Shippuuden is so much more mature, the child market is going to disappear. And with the child market goes toys, and with toys goes the franchise, and with the franchise goes the anime. I don't know about the manga, but I think the anime definitely seems like its coming to an end. Naruto is becoming a mature adult, and we have a concrete enemy well on its way to being defeated. I agree with LakesGuzzler, I would rather the series end when the story does, rather than going on forever. Some of the best anime series are only 13 episodes long, or even less. That's one of my favorite things about anime, is that they end the series when the plot is over. If Naruto ends in a few dozen episodes I will be sad, but no more sad then I was when other shows I followed ended.

So to answer the original question, I think that Naruto won't surpass DB. But that's not to say it isn't impossible. But Dragonball is going to have to slow down, and this new live action movie may just jolt it's popularity.
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Posted 12/29/08

Faldwin wrote:

I think Naruto is going to start losing it's children demographic. Because Shippuuden is so much more mature, the child market is going to disappear. And with the child market goes toys, and with toys goes the franchise, and with the franchise goes the anime. I don't know about the manga, but I think the anime definitely seems like its coming to an end. Naruto is becoming a mature adult, and we have a concrete enemy well on its way to being defeated. I agree with LakesGuzzler, I would rather the series end when the story does, rather than going on forever. Some of the best anime series are only 13 episodes long, or even less. That's one of my favorite things about anime, is that they end the series when the plot is over. If Naruto ends in a few dozen episodes I will be sad, but no more sad then I was when other shows I followed ended.

So to answer the original question, I think that Naruto won't surpass DB. But that's not to say it isn't impossible. But Dragonball is going to have to slow down, and this new live action movie may just jolt it's popularity.


I have to agree with you on this post ^.^

But the dragonball movie only have Goku,Master Roshi, Bulma,and Piccolo, no krillen or ect, and they have weird enemies , but over all without Dragonball,DBZ, we wouldn't have bleach, or other good anime.
Posted 12/30/08
i think the naruto manga\anima has beaten the DBZ allready by a longshot i like the story better and the charecters i mean DBZ rocks and all and its a thrill but come on if you havent taken it in yet you will so fact; naruto beats DBZ
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Posted 12/30/08
Its just like saying "ITS OVER 9000!!!" vs. "Believe it" In my opinion, their both equally popular as for how long it is Naruto may surpass it.
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Posted 1/20/09
I doubt it'll pass Dragonball's popularity but I think it could pass Dragonball's longevity(if that's a word).
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Posted 1/20/09
I've never heard of Dragon Ball... Goes to show what I think about that, eh?
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Posted 1/20/09
Popularity: Maybe,..Naruto fanatics are found almost all over the world now.. And it's really wildly spread in countries..

Longevity: Nope.. DBZ is a legend to all of us who watch it..a. If Naruto would be like DBS.. having a GT or contiuning after (cause it's not yet finished), then it would be great..
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Posted 1/20/09
dbz won't be passed by naruto. I'm not saying naruto isn't good(I am a naruto fan afte all, and by the way naruto shipuden has a better plot than dbz) I'm just saying dbz is more famos. and if you think about it naruto got alot of ideas from dbz .

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