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http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/interest/2015-06-04/dragon-ball-manga-editor-series-should-have-ended-after-frieza/.88918 Kazuhiko Torishima, former editor for Akira Toriyama from his years doing Dr. Slump up the end of the first half of DragonBall, as well as a CEO at Shuiesha, was interviewed by comedian Kendo Kobayashi and, of course, the man asked Torishima about the current state of the DragonBall series. This included not only his confirmation that the series should have ended after the Namek/Frieza Arc, but he also cheekly says, "If you're fighting opponents like old farts (Dr. Gero) and ladies (Android 18), then it's best to call it a day." (This quote was somewhat mishandled in the interview, so I found a better translation.) Weeeell, whoop-de-freaking-doooo... it's time to play everybody's favorite game: "Let's Debate When DragonBall Should Have Ended Even Though It's Super Freaking Redundant At This Point Due To How Long The Series Has Lasted And People Should Clam Up Already Because Their Opinons Mean Jackshit"... ugh... To be fair, I'm not angry with Mr. Torishima when I make that statement. He's wasn't even malicious about the subject, he's just speaking from hindsight. I'm angry with the fanbase, because they are the ones who constantly play that game to death since, I don't know, the anime ended, and now anybody who brings up this topic just makes me want to groan. Still, f*ck Torishima for talking shit about my waifu.... okay, not really. lol But let's get back on track: I know what all of you people are going to say, especially those who actually are fans of DragonBall. You're gonna post all your opinions, saying that DB should have ended at Frieza, or Cell, , or even King Piccolo or after the Dragon Balls used for the first time, and you're also going to state your reasons why you think so, and why this arc was crap or why this other arc was crap and why this villain sucked or why this other villain sucked, and yadda yadda yadda. I'm not opposed to anybody having a opinion, but for Kami's sake, DragonBall has been a thing for more than two decades now. We just got done with the first two DragonBall anime films in years, films that actually continue the story, and there's a confirmation that a new anime series is going to premiere in a mere month. Arguing about whether or not DragonBall should have ended earlier at this point is redundant. It's one of the biggest hot-button topics in the fanbase, something that still breeds arguments, unnecessary bile, and general mockery of the series as well, even though the relevancy of its opposition towards the series has literally outgrown them. Mr. Torshima thinks fighting old guys and women is when you should call it a day. I laugh at this statement. Not only because it makes him seem kind of sexist (I mean, it kinda does after all), but also because he thinks that the Androids were apparently the reaching point in DragonBall. Yeah, sure. And yet he didn't have a problem with the big, green slug man that touted himself as a demon and literally birthed his minons from eggs... also reinforced by the fact that the slug man's design was based on him... See, this is why you got replaced, Mr. Torishima. You're no fun. Now, I could go on about my own feelings about DragonBall ending at Frieza, because a) Frieza is my favorite villain/arc and b) I do believe in some circles that it would also be a fitting ending, but thats the thing: "Some circles". As in, it can fit in some ways. Because if it literally ended after Frieza, and in the same way the Frieza Arc ended originally mind you, then holy crap would it be disappointing. Goku's resolution with his Saiyan heritage and Frieza is one thing, and it also showcased Piccolo very well, but Gohan would still be given a shaft in characterization for never reaching his full potential (which was the original point of making the second half in the first place), the human characters would go off on a really bad note considering they all died and never got a chance to redeem themselves sans Krillin, and most of Vegeta's characterization goes to waste. Plus, really, everything seems like a waste when you think about it. The Saiyan & Namek Arcs introduced us to both the concepts of the afterlife and space travel. And after only laying down certain foundations for both those concepts, to just only scratch the surface of what is possible with them and then just say "sayonara" to the entire series just feels like stillborn creativity, and its minuscule to the amount of lore we would receive later on. And I don't want to live in a world where my waifu, Future Trunks, and Lord Beerus don't exist... I'd rather visit the world where GT was never made. Or better yet, The Movie That Shall Not Be Named. So yeah, despite my rambling, all of you are going to tell me what you think anyways, so feel free. Just remember: two decades and still trucking. Alright? Alright.