Dragon Ball Z — Is it the Best Anime Ever?

Dragon Ball Z" (DBZ), by Akira Toriyama, is a monumental, influential anime series.

It's a global phenomenon, impacting Western animation, comics, and pop culture.

DBZ introduced many Western viewers to anime, creating a lasting impact.

Known for straightforward storytelling around epic battles and Dragon Balls.

Themes include good vs. evil, perseverance, and the value of friendship, family.

Goku's journey from naive fighter to universe protector is widely relatable.

Characters like Vegeta, Piccolo add depth with their significant development.

DBZ set new standards for anime fight scenes in choreography and emotion.

Iconic battles and moves like Kamehameha have influenced other media.

Commercial success includes merchandise, movies, games, maintaining relevance.

Compared to "One Piece" and "Naruto," DBZ has simpler, more direct narrative.

Neon Genesis Evangelion," "Cowboy Bebop" have deeper themes but less appeal.

DBZ's place as the best anime is subjective, based on personal taste and criteria.