How did Sup Forums react when this first aired?

Ethan Phillips
Ethan Phillips

How did Sup Forums react when this first aired?

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vOh8583s350
Eli Rodriguez
Eli Rodriguez

Googoo gaga?

Jaxon Hall
Jaxon Hall

i wasnt around but ill ask my grandfather what he thought.

Julian Williams
Julian Williams

when it first aired

Ask /a/'s parents.

Nathan Russell
Nathan Russell

COOOL!

Christopher Morris
Christopher Morris

I remember Sup Forums back then. We didn't surf the web on personal computers, but had only Commodore 64 to use internet on. Sup Forums had just started up a couple of years earlier. The 90s were the shit man. And when that scene came, Sup Forums totally exploded. We couldn't have more than fifteen threads at a time, but a thread didn't even last 30 seconds before it died. It was chaos man, real chaos.

Grayson Harris
Grayson Harris

Be an American watching UK Cartoon Network in Germany
"Dragon Ball Z coming up next!"
get excited of this new awesome looking cartoon
shows another show altogether

And that channel kept trolling me

Jose Diaz
Jose Diaz

i get the joke. in my case back when i watched it as a kid, I cant say i was shocked, but it was unexpected.

Juan Allen
Juan Allen

Moot, having just been born a couple of months before, used his umbilical cord to highen the bandwidth of his servers. Having made Sup Forums his first months, banned all my little pony threads the second month, and made all memes the third month, he thought he was well prepared for this moment. He was not prepared.

Wyatt Cruz
Wyatt Cruz

I wouldn't know, considering I didn't even learn about the internet until a year after it aired.

Chase Watson
Chase Watson

The dub aired in 1997, so most of Sup Forums was 5-10 years old.

Eli Watson
Eli Watson

Was literally born that year

Jaxon Rodriguez
Jaxon Rodriguez

Are you even allowed to be here, this site is 18 years and..
Oh. Shit.

Justin Bell
Justin Bell

Seeing how most Superfags are underages/18-24, I can believe it.

Colton Torres
Colton Torres

I had watched DB for like 2 eps so didnt care

Gabriel Cruz
Gabriel Cruz

Sure as fuck didn't care. Back then even I realized that with the dragonballs out there, any death lacks significant meaning.

Ryan Peterson
Ryan Peterson

I watched it, i was around 15 back then

Nathaniel Thompson
Nathaniel Thompson

Sup Forums wasn't around then, idiots.

Ethan Smith
Ethan Smith

thatsthejokedotjpeg

Gabriel Watson
Gabriel Watson

implying I remember my reaction from anime I watched like 14 years ago

Hudson Wood
Hudson Wood

I actually first saw Z when I was 7, halfway through the Freeza saga.
I remembered having watched the beginning of Dragon Ball when I was 4, and was dumbfounded that there was a sequel.
Needless to say, I was very confused.

Levi Davis
Levi Davis

first time ever saw dragon ball z
4 years old
scrolling channels
see cartoons
middle of a fight
piccolo's arm gets fucking blown off
i am horrified
it fucking grew back

dropped it for a few years

Henry Cruz
Henry Cruz

Sup Forums wasn't around for the US first release 20 years ago. Hell, moot wasn't even born yet.

Juan Adams
Juan Adams

Ohhhh, now they gotta go find the dragonballs!

I'm not even joking, that was legit my thought on the matter, I brushed it off like it was nothing and then just went right on to expecting hijinks as they found the balls because I was more used to early Dragon Ball, and since I knew they could bring him back I was actually disappointed when they said he would come back later, because it meant they weren't going to go do adventures.

In hindsight, it was a pretty fucked up moment, but was 100 percent valid.

Carter Walker
Carter Walker

The OP was catchy
The energy beams were new to my eyes
It was something I didn't wanna miss.

Tyler Parker
Tyler Parker

I was 4 years old, holy shit

Dylan Jackson
Dylan Jackson

Hyped. As an adult, I'm still baffled at why Raditz is portrayed as a weakling when he gave both Goku and Piccolo a hard time. Despite having a higher power level, Nappa could've been killed either by Tien's Tri Beam or Krillin's Destructo Disc out of his own arrogance.

Parker Perez
Parker Perez

5-10 years old

By the quality of these posts I'd hope most of Sup Forums wasn't born yet

Henry Ward
Henry Ward

he never went on alt.tv.japanimation

Brayden Green
Brayden Green

watching dragonball Z with friend
even as a kid i knew the english dub sounded shitty
episode with green man and floating platform, had no idea what the fuck was going on
fights were just blinking in in out so meh
didnt have cable so never watched it
watched DB and DBZ years later as a 20 year old, one of my favorite anime now and my favorite manga

Mason Reyes
Mason Reyes

I was pissed. Why did they let the green sub-human kill off someone as cool as Raditz?

Brody Sullivan
Brody Sullivan

I watched on Cartoon Network, Piccolo losing a arm fans them this told me this a great.

Camden Nelson
Camden Nelson

they are just gonna use the dragon balls to revive him anyways
they do

this is why DB was never exciting to me.

Camden Brown
Camden Brown

fpbp

Aaron Martinez
Aaron Martinez

I was pretty shock actually, not only did Goku who I never expected to die died but piccolo his worst enemy up until that point killed him.

Brody Brooks
Brody Brooks

HOLY SHIT THIS CARROT DUDE HAS A HOLE IN HIM

Owen Young
Owen Young

I can still remember somehow not because of the anime
7 years old
just finished DB Goku as a kid
loved it
the channel starts with DBZ
I'm excited, but mom doesn't like it because of cousin #3
cousin #3 comes to visit because of work
he was there at the time as a kid watching DBZ first aired in my country
I was hyped because of AMV with linking park sogs at background
cousin is high on drugs that specific day
drugs hit hard
scene appear s
cousin start screaming the opening cracking his voice
punch the tv with his bare hands
tv was stronger
old cousin is crying on the floor telling me that goku dies on that episode
well he fucked everything since then

Hudson Mitchell
Hudson Mitchell

In 1990-ish? Awesome. I even watched it through an English dub in the Philippines.

We started with Z. Didn't know what the deal Goku had with Piccolo but followed it nonetheless.

Then they showed Dragon Ball.

Andrew Nelson
Andrew Nelson

love

Angel Ramirez
Angel Ramirez

When did US DBZ aired?

I remember first watching it in the early 90s. I was like 4.

I even remember watching GT back when it came out. Such a disappointment.

Kevin Barnes
Kevin Barnes

Watched the Englsih dub in the 90s. Since we started with Z it was kinda shocking how the main character died so early, its part of what hooked me. Also of course, we never actually saw that image because of the censorship.

Liam Wilson
Liam Wilson

My first experience with Dragonball was the third game for the famicom, which was already at the cell arc. I don't know how my relatives managed to get it to work on a nes, but they did. They didn't understand shit and relied on a lot of trial and error.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vOh8583s350

As a result, my opinion of the franchise was infinitely better. I couldn't stand watching the shitty tv series.

Ryder Brown
Ryder Brown

First started airing in 96

Connor Clark
Connor Clark

He's almost 30

Asher King
Asher King

Bitch thought he could fight a saiyan

Juan Butler
Juan Butler

Any drama and shock I would've had was ruined by the simple fact they didn't fucking air Dragon Ball in any of the channels I had, quite possibly even the entirety, of the US so strictly speaking I just saw a guy get killed after knowing him for several episodes.

Owen Cox
Owen Cox

I remember being hyped as fuck about DBZ after watching DB.
Goku has a son!
Goku has a brother!
Goku is an alien?
Piccolo teams up with Goku!
Goku is dead?!

Jacob Bennett
Jacob Bennett

what

Nathaniel Ortiz
Nathaniel Ortiz

just how old are you?

Josiah Davis
Josiah Davis

NOOOOOOOOOO RADITZ!

Hudson Butler
Hudson Butler

I had watched a majority of dragon ball when I lived in mexico, so I knew about the dragon balls but I was still shocked to see them kill Goku off. Just gave me a sense of loss in the sense that we wouldn't see Goku for a while until he was revived.

Brayden Green
Brayden Green

I was pretty shocked, in my mind cartoons (never even heard of anime back then) did not have or show people being violently wounded. People occasionally died but it was rare as fuck. Admittedly, dying doesn't real much of anything in DBZ. When I saw Piccolo having his arm torn off though...

Austin Evans
Austin Evans

I didn't because I already knew that would happen. The local library started stocking Dragonball before Cartoon Network started broadcasting Dragonball.

Austin Reyes
Austin Reyes

When I first witnessed this scene I was like 7 years old. This was so hype but I couldn't believe Goku fucking died.

Aaron Barnes
Aaron Barnes

I never watched that episode until after high school.

I did read the manga when I was 8 (in the late 90s), and was shocked that Goku, the guy that fought Vegeta, Ginyu, and soon Freeza, got killed early on.

John Powell
John Powell

"Mommy I ga go poddy!"

Eli Thompson
Eli Thompson

Does anybody remember when they first watched the Cell saga on Toonami?

God, it was so badass seeing Gohan fight Cell!

Brayden Torres
Brayden Torres

The dub soundtrack was definitely something. All of Cell's themes in general made were pretty damn good.

Camden Hill
Camden Hill

I was born in 1996, I watched the episode in like 2000.

Aaron King
Aaron King

I was like 7 and this was my first episode of DBZ. Didn't get the significance of goku sacrificing himself because I didn't know that he was the main character and actually assumed that big green was the bad guy a first. It was be like another 5 years before I saw the one or two episodes before this.

Ethan Ward
Ethan Ward

fucking newfags

Lincoln Howard
Lincoln Howard

Is it true that Japan freaked out hard and like people stopped going to work and kids skipped school when future Trunks appeared and one shot Freeza?

Xavier Ross
Xavier Ross

my sides

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