Shonen Wet Dreams: Dragon Ball Super Broly

Hi hi, it’s finally time. I nearly missed the cinema showing for this one.

A 100 minute movie that doesn’t feel like one. It felt way longer than it was.

I want to point out that all the previous Broly you watched in your childhood, are all officially irrelevant. They are integrating Broly into the “actual” Super timeline.

Story

You guys will have to bear with the lengthy introduction. To be honest, the intro triggers me, this series has one of the most inconsistent introductions ever.

But once the intro is over, things pick up from wherever the last DBS episode ended. The pacing of the story also picks up. They played the massive nostalgic card here, people are fighting over something very trivial.

Majority of the movie, more than half of it I have to say was pretty much constant fighting, constant testing of skills of one another. The fighting was so intense that I forgot what the original plot was. Like am I just watching the fights or the end game of the story?

I don’t hate this format, this movie probably made a bunch of fans dream come true, a Dragon Ball movie with the sole purpose of just watching the combat scenes.

So basically with this format, 60% of the movie is pretty much just climax after climax after climax. There isn’t a need for a build up and they didn’t even try.

The ending was pretty abrupt, but at least it was pleasant one. Got a feeling they are putting Broly on reserve for future battless, since this franchise isn’t officially over yet.

Animations

Toei is in-charge as usual. And I have to say, they played the nostalgia card heavily on this one.

They are reverting to the 90s art in 2019, this is a surprise. It really feels like watching Dragon Ball Kai, but with better clarity, colors and intense amount of keyframes.

A little reminder to all who intends to watch this one, don’t blink your eyes during the combat scenes. This was probably the most fastest battle I have seen so far, not the most intense, but the fastest. The amazing thing is that it didn’t lack any keyframes. They are animating every damn frame.

Music

Very shounen, I must say. I enjoyed it, another nostalgia card played here. But I wish the music was a bit more intense to accommodate Broly’s LSSJ form combat sequence.

Cast

(Just a little FYI, I watched it in Japanese by the way.)

The cast was retained for the majority. Goku, Vegeta, even Brolys’ voices are still by their original voice actors.

Hisakawa Aya replaced the late Tsuru Hiromi. To be honest I couldn’t really tell the difference. Picking Aya was a great choice here, her soothing voice fits Bulma’s personality perfectly.

Mizuki Nana and Sugita Tomokazu were chosen for the 2 new characters of the film. Nothing to comment, but I would say they did a great job with such simple characters.

Scores:
Story: 8.5/10
Art: 9/10
Music: 8/10
VAs: 9/10

Well, I guess that’s it. Just watch this movie casually, there isn’t much of a deep plot for you to explore or analyze.

It’s genuinely a movie for you to just sit back, relax, have some popcorn and not blink your eyes.

That’s it for me. This will also be my last post before the Chinese/Lunar New Year. For those who don’t know, I follow 2 calendars, Lunar and Gregorian.

I will see you guys in 2 weeks time once I’m done with my celebrations! To my fellow Chinese out there or anyone who celebrates CNY (not gonna judge), have a good one and remember to show off those red packets!

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