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    Dragonball Z The most popular cartoon series gets a lot of attention from Flash artists!

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NEW UPDATE!!!!
OK, I just wanted to say I KNOW THERE IS NO VOICES!!! JESUS! WILL YOU STOP MENTIONING IT! FFS. That is all.

**UPDATE**
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! ;)
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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 http://groups.msn.com/DBZ Flashmovies

Now, on with the show! ENJOY!

Reviews


WeixiHuangWeixiHuang

Rated 2.5 / 5 stars

No voice killed it.....

Hey im srry to be rude and all, but my opinion is that
the no voice killed it!!!!
I know it alot to ask but, the orginal episode provided the voice which sets the mood perfectly. This is not the best of ur work im srry

Good idea but bad results......


Barry-the-SuperScot responds:

I'm sorry to be rude and all but you can't spell very well.
Anyway, how can you possibly say this is "not the best" of my work? Considering it's the ONLY work I have put up here? This is by far my best finished work.

And a score of 3 for sound is unjustified due to lack of voices (which I've explained the reason for many times) when there is music and sound effects.
Do you have any idea how to make a flash? No. Plus I got a very good grade in flash class for this.


assonfire9111assonfire9111

Rated 2.5 / 5 stars

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well, you copied every little picture from dragonball z book number 27, and it was a little choppy. Make your flashes smoother ; if ur doing fbf, only move a little at a time.


Barry-the-SuperScot responds:

Well considering I don't have the book and I was making a tribute to the episode you are COMPLETELY AND UTTERLY WRONG.
And don't try to patronise me on how to do fbf, like I don't know how to do it. If anything I know MORE than you on it and how to make a flash, you haven't made any, have you?
Begone, fool.


BrazNomarBrazNomar

Rated 2.5 / 5 stars

Almost there

Well, I'm reviewing this as a Flash movie, so when we come about the graphics, they're not that nice - probably because I immediatly recognize (obviously) and pictured that DBZ episode in mind, so the comparison is inevitable. Some characters were out of proportion, for example. It's a pratice matter, anyway. The lighting and explosion sounds were cool, a pity that they along with the music were the only sounds I could hear, I wished for more. About style, it's exactly the DBZ episode, so it´s enough. It got a little humorous when seeing some of the pictures, I must admit it. A good first work with a good room for improvement, it's like an average work. Nice job and effort!


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Barry-the-SuperScot responds:

Thankyou for your well wrote and well justified review.

I'm glad that you reviewed as a reviewer should and I agree with your points about some parts being out of proportion and there being room for improvement. The matter of voice which is what I guess you were implying, well this was my first ever work and as I have explained before I didn't have the sound clip from the episode and it would've been hard to synch.

I can assure you that the overall quality of Vegeta SSJ is well above this in every way, there are many more frames of animation and from what I've done, I think it's pretty damn good, and I can't wait to show it!
So keep a look out for it!


TsukentoTsukento

Rated 2.5 / 5 stars

Bah

Fails for using English dub dialogue and mixing Japanese music with English audio.

Japanese version of Kuririn's death is much better. Especially since Freeza threatens to go after Gohan next, rather than saying "Pop goes the weasel."

Newgrounds seriously lacks Dragon Ball Z content regarding the original and not the FUNimation dub.


Barry-the-SuperScot responds:

And how many people on NG do you think seen thhe original? Not a lot, that's how many.
I WOULD use the Japanese version if I seen it...


infinite-psychotic-einfinite-psychotic-e

Rated 2.5 / 5 stars

Well Barry...

Im not saying that the movie was bad, I just didn't like it.
I think the way you "tear" other peoples review to "shreads" is just as retarded as you made Shimdut sound. Try to think before you start typing random shit while you pissed, just because some kid didn't like your movie. When he says there is no difference, that doesn't mean that your movie is as good as the tv drawn series, nice wish though Barry.

No originality? Nope. Theres plenty of other DBZ flashes out there. This was not an original. Besides if we wanted to see this, we would watch the higher quality, longer, actuall streaming, with voice and all (gasp i know its that scary) on tv. Or your choice you could just go buy the dvd set.

He did compare this movie with the original, he compared Good, to crap. But I'll be the one to tell you whats god and whats not.

While Goku just kind of sat there and poorly bounced up and down while turning into SS.
How people just kind of held their mouths open and words just fell out.
Theres plenty other that you can point out, you obveously didn't put much time into this video.

The graphics, sound, interactivity, style, and overall could deserve a zero. Its not based on if there is graphics, its based on the quality of the graphics. Those votes are purely out of opinion, so he had his right to give it a zero.

And you can go ahead and put
"And one more thing:
Flash by Shimdut:
- none -
Say it all really." Because mainly, I just won't care. As of now im a critic not an artist. Seriously get a life, your really going to sit here and try to "tear" a kids review to "shreads"?


Barry-the-SuperScot responds:

"Try to think before you start typing random shit while you pissed"? Well guess what! I do! Which is why I can point out major flaws in the bad reviews so easily.

While you do try your best to sound intelligent in your review you still fell victim to making silly mistakes in your reviewing "style".

You claim you'll be the one to tell me what's good? No, no you won't. Your opinion doesn't matter. You're probably not even a DBZ fan (The people this was made for, they seem to love it) anyway... so why review?

You can't tell me what's good and what's crap as if you thought for example, Idiot Ninjas 3 is crap, I'll know you're wrong, as a lot of work and effort went into it, which is what you should be basing your reviews on, the amount of work and effort that went into it and it's quality.

"No originality? Nope. Theres plenty of other DBZ flashes out there. This was not an original."
Now, when did I ever say this was original? Never. What the fuck are you talking about? It's a TRIBUTE to a scene in DBZ. Also in your statement you contradicted yourself twice, fool.

"you obveously didn't put much time into this video."
And you OBVIOUSLY don't know what you're talking about, think before you type.
I worked on this for 5 months for a college flash assessment, it got a merit, not just a pass, but a MERIT. It was a recreation of a scene, but that's beside the point as I put EFFORT into it. (I do beleive I said this in my Author's comments, something people should read before they try to claim things they don't know about).

"The graphics, sound, interactivity, style, and overall could deserve a zero."
Now as you should be basing your reviews on the QUALITY (you said it yourself) and EFFORT put into the work then no, the graphics did NOT deserve a zero, the timing of the sound effects and music did NOT deserve a zero. A review based purely on OPINION is bullshit. Like a DBZ hater (The opinion that DBZ is crap) giving a DBZ flash all zeros, it's retarded.
If someone was to not like DBZ but decide to review the flash based on it's QUALITY then it would get a much fairer score.

And you may say you reviewed as a "critic" but you seemed to review as if you were actually a flash artist and proved that you have absolutely no fucking idea on what you were talking about. To review as a critic is to base your scores on the quality of the flash while backing up your scores with reason, you seemed to moan about my reply to another review (all you said about my flash really was it's "crap" not a valid reason).

There comes a time every few months where a couple of you try and make a point and get all high and mighty like you're some flash expert and therefore your opinion counts more than others, but you fail. If you knew how to construct a flash, even one that's a remake of something else then you'd know how long it takes and how much work is needed and you'll have a much better understanding then maybe you'd know what you're talking about.

Tom Fulp, the creator of NG LIKED it and that's why he added it to the DBZ collection, he knows quality!

Now begone, fool.