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SuperPope Episode 1

rated 4.05 / 5 stars
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Mar 2, 2006 | 6:33 PM EST
  • Frontpaged March 2, 2006
  • Daily 2nd Place March 3, 2006
  • Weekly 4th Place March 8, 2006

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Please help this anim out by recommending it to the Parody and Religious collections.

Thanks for the awards and front page listing!
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I made this Dragon Ball Z quasi-parody back in 2000 for an anime-style Flash contest at The grand prize was $10,000 with a $1,000 prize offered for first place in each of 6 categories. I didn't win the grand prize, but I did win first place in the "fighting" category, so that was cool. Now -- years later -- I'm finally working really hard on episode II (which has painted backgrounds and a much more involved story), so I figured I'd submit this to Newgrounds and try to drum up some interest. Hope you enjoy it!

NOTE: If you watched this movie before March 7th, 2006 and thought it was too slow, please watch it again. I fixed some errors that were causing it to perform badly on slower PCs.



Rated 3.5 / 5 stars

that was strange but cool

why do the kids speek English but the demon and the Pope don't? But the thing with the sound was that it didn't have a smoth-ness to it sounded like to put the mikrophone up to a dbz show on TV. Don't get me wrong the idea is funny and the fight was cool just the sound needs work.


Rated 5 / 5 stars

Oh.. My.. God!

All my 5s belong to this!!! Holy Jesus...


Rated 4 / 5 stars


The one thing I found was very entertaining was the Anime Trivia. It was obvious to see that your style was greatly influenced by Akira Toriyama, and it *did* remind me a little of DBZ.. but it was original for the most part, and it gave me some new knowledge and a little laugh. I'd like to learn a little more about the SuperPope, though, besides that fact that he gives the most painful kick-ass ever achieved by a man of the cloth. xD


Rated 5 / 5 stars

Been done by a comic

saw a super pope figure in a comic today, urs is well done tho


Rated 4 / 5 stars

It's an alright concept!

Lets put it this way, I think making fun of the pope is amusing, I think Dragonball Z Parodies have been done too many times as well but I do no think it was the downfall.

Here is what needs to be done, create an introduction episode to a completely original character or some characters with a situation. For Example. Arrested Development was an awesome series without a hero but with a situation surrounding it! Sometimes the main character can be the weakest while heros surround him. Perhaps comical heros! Powerful yet have bad personallity traits yet the main character is just your straightman!

Lets just say it is hard to mix Rome and their dress wearing grape squishing pasta eating mentallities with DBZ and come out with anything good!

YOU my friend are talented however! Just come up with a better concept and put those insane graphics to even better use!

Also People like things they can relate to, try to put things in your animations that relate directly with people and they will run to it! You have a lot of personallity types to choose from, I would suggest a wide array of deep characters.

Good luck! Ive never made anything myself.. I just felt like acting as if I knew all about how the game works ya know!