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Do you think Naruto can surpass Dragon Ball's popularity and longevity?
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Posted 1/21/09
I think you are giving to much credit to DB. For many of us it was our first anime series so it makes sense that we hold it near and dear to our hearts. On the other hand Naruto is riding the increase in popularity of anime in the America's and in Europe. I think that one could argue that Naruto has been instrumental to that success as well. Since the market/audience is that much bigger now I think Naruto has already exceeded DB in popularity. Much of that popularity may be due to the internet, but consider how many folks outside of japan have access to subs via the internet, which DB did not during its peak popularity.
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Posted 1/21/09
Both suck. Hands down.

Naruto for its fillers and the dragon ball series for its characters lack of use of preperation H, for its 15 episodes for characters just to "power" up, its 60 episodes just for 1 day to pass by, and for its over used plots. Oh and the fact the the characters are basically immortal with the use of dragon balls. Kinda defeats the point of watching a show when the main characters can be constantly brought back to life from the use of the Dragons' balls. Goku is a perfect example...hes died like what? 500 times? Yet always comes back with the use of The Dragons' Balls. STAY DEAD YOU DAMN ALIEN ZOMBIES!
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Posted 1/21/09
He has to come back, to defeat the enemy, unless you want the main character dead. You don't even have to watch naruto fillers.



Both Rule, hands down.
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Posted 1/21/09
From a japanese standpoint this entire debate is utterly ridiculous. Naruto is far from the most popular shonen series it's not even the most popular "jump" series that's One Piece so if there's any argument then it's One Piece vs. Dragonball and even One Piece is nowhere near as popular as Dragonball was.
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Posted 1/21/09
I agree dbz & db won't be passed by any anime in a long time.
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Posted 1/22/09
i really hope so!

dragon ball is such a great anime and i loved it (still do)
but when it comes to the storyline, i prefer naruto...
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Posted 1/22/09
I personally love Naruto much much more than i will ever love db. I have watched every episode of db, dbz, and dbgt and also watched every movie. It was good for it's time but it didn't face many day to day problems like naruto does. DBZ was my favorite anime growing up but now i can't stand to watch it. they stretch out the same storyline so far that it's upsetting. i think that the entire dragonball series could have been reduced to a mere 300 episodes for storyline and worthwhile battling. It would be difficult for me to enjoy or want for an anime more than naruto. I do have to say though that even though currently naruto is my favorite show i watch there are many other animes that i think surpass it. one piece not even coming close.
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Posted 1/22/09 , edited 1/22/09
I think Naruto has already surpassed it...well, to me anyway.

I've watched both shows already and I think Naruto is better. for one thing, when I see a Dragonball replay on T.V., I stare for at least a few seconds and change channels. if it's a Naruto replay, I'll stare at it and would not change channels.

By the way, I agree on this:


RankaLee wrote:

dragon ball series for its characters lack of use of preperation H, for its 15 episodes for characters just to "power" up, its 60 episodes just for 1 day to pass by, and for its over used plots.
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Posted 1/24/09
If it's DBZ vs SamuraiX.. I would really prefer SamuraiX..

Hahahah!!
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Posted 2/13/09
cool pics
creator of naruto is dbz fan
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Posted 2/13/09
I think it can surpass Dragonball. I'm looking forward for future episodes.
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Posted 2/13/09
well, i dont liek DBZ, so i go for naruto
Posted 3/13/09 , edited 3/13/09

Elessarion wrote:

Dragon Ball was an all-time favorite. It reigned for almost a century and has almost 500 episodes (manga and anime). It was featured in video games, arcades, consoles, websites, t-shirts, stuff toys, action figures, mugs, pillows, etc. Do you think Naruto can surpass Dragon Ball?



I personally dont know, but I would like it better if a fox was better than the ugly monkey. hehe if ya know what I mean. I mean Naruto's animation is better and from what I can tell, it has a better story.

I hate DBZ, I mean it gets annoying after awhile of repetition... and Naruto looks cooler from what I see

I love foxes more than monkies
Posted 5/27/09
yep, It will for sure..^_^

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Posted 5/27/09
yeah i believe that naruto will eventually surpass DBZ. It diffidently has the potential, and is well on its way in terms of surpassing DBZ.
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