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Mar 1, 2003 | 8:51 PM EST

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Wow. Got onto the DBZ Collections! A big THANKYOU to Tom and Wade!
Anyway, work is well underway for my next tribute, watch out for it! ;)

If you liked this animation, please give me a review, I try and reply to them all, so give me a review to let me know what you think, thanks.

Well this is my first submission to newgrounds and my first true animation now don't switch off and blam, cos this is my first animation, this isn't like the crappy first animations most submit! This is fully drawn, and well animated!
I started this in around October and throughout this animation you can see my drawing skills improving.

If you're a DBZ fan you'll LOVE this, if you're a neutral and decide to vote on how well done this is you'll find this to be good, if you hate DBZ and blam anything with DBZ in it then please, leave now.

This was a college project and we were originally supposed to do a storyboard of 4-5 (original or based on a tv show or movie of you choice, I chose a DBZ tribute) scenes and put into Flash and add some sound, smooth animation and tweens, well I done over 50 scenes with many sounds and music and I got a merit (which means I showed initiative and went beyond the set goals that had to be met) pass for this, it really is that good.

This is when Goku turns SSJ for the first time on Planet Namek, this is from the time Krillin gets blown up until the time Goku goes SSJ and Frieza is wondering: WTF?!

The music is from the Japanese and English versions of Dragonball Z. It features the original Jap theme song "Cha-la Head Cha-la" (used as main theme for this animation) by Kageyama Hironobu as well as the SSJ fight theme from the Jap DBZ. The other music is "SSJ Transformation" and "Rock the Dragon" by Bruce Falcouner. There are sound effects for lightning, rocks cracking and wave sounds and I can't remember where I found those, but credit to the creators of them.

OK some specifications for best performance:
If your PC is under 1000MHz or you are running many programs turn down the quality so the music is synched right.
If you computer is 1000MHz or higher then it should run perfectly.

Special Thanks go to John Butler, my 2D animation lecturer for helping me with the preloader and teaching me flash and also Akira Toriyama for creating DBZ!

For info on any upcoming projects and storyboards for this visit Flashmovies

Now, on with the show! ENJOY!



Rated 5 / 5 stars April 4, 2003

dis was fuckin a beast

now dis flash iz sweet boss drawings some of them even looked like the real thing nothing bad about it make some more man

Barry-the-SuperScot responds:

Glad you liked it, my next will look even smoother.


Rated 5 / 5 stars April 4, 2003



Barry-the-SuperScot responds:

I should eventually do something like that... but my next will be when Vegeta turns SSJ. :D


Rated 4.5 / 5 stars April 3, 2003

must have been hard

wow i really enjoyed this although not much happened.

but i see that u have had alot to do making this
i really do but most numb nutz dousent know how hard it is 2 just make a head turn or anything else for a matter of fact i really think u do great head turns but not facil expressions douse are easiest casue of that there was alot of them then u might have made some more of Xpressions in their faces.

check out some of my work if u wich =)

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Barry-the-SuperScot responds:

Thanks for the review! (Sorry about late rply, didnt realise i missed a few)
Watch out for Vegeta SSJ, shaping up to be 10X better than this!


Rated 1 / 5 stars April 3, 2003


that was like, ok. pretty bad animation. i mean its aaaaaaall. just differrent drawings in each frame no like tweening of motion guides or anything. well anyway ill have 2 say that sucked

Barry-the-SuperScot responds:

Well, let's see what you've made... oh, NOTHING, eh? Bet you can't do any better and voted bad just to be different. STFU.


Rated 4 / 5 stars April 3, 2003

damn good for a first try

Ok, first, let's get the facts straight, the guy who posted the last review knew nothing. Goku's first form is simply sj,(saiyajin in japanese, saiyan in english) which really doesn't apply anyway since "saiyan" is never shortened, just said. The abbreviation for his first transformation is ssj or ssj1, it doesn't matter which one is said unless we begin talking about higher levels of super saiyan, then not mentioning the number just gets confusing. Now that I am done bitching, we can move on to technical facts. For a first try, that kicked a lot of ass. It is true that even just a few vocals would have made it a lot better and bolstered the sound rating, but that was pretty damn good. Even this much criticism really isn't fair, because I don't make my own flash movies, but I do know what makes a good one, and that was it.

Barry-the-SuperScot responds:

Thanks for giving all the facts to that guy. ;) Anyway, thanks for the review, I'm glad you enjoy it. I notice most criticism is due to no vocals, but I don't know anyone who can do impressions so I stick with subs.
Anyway, thanks for the review! :D