SuperPope Episode 1

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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 TokyoPop.com. 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.



Although it was a lot like DBZ (I know it was intended to be) It was really good. I have no idea why but that style of animation just strikes me as really great, I dunno if its the arty look or just the amusement of some of the characters and backgrounds, but I like it. Although the sound could've been better and subtitles may have been a nice add (sometimes its hard to get what their saying), other than that, Nice work! Keep it up.


But this was a great movie with alot of action. I like the theme of the pope being the hero of the story. That demon was tough as hell(no punn intended.)Great graphics and a great actiobn story.

Excelent work

To be honest, I played the trivia game for a good 10 minutes before I remembered there was a movie to watch. Great job, you really captured the feel of a Toriyama animation. The only recomendation I could make would be to add subtitles to the english speaking characters.

DBZ Ripoff! But nice, nonetheless.

Great, great, really great. Nice copy off Kid Buu but I would have used Hitler. Yeah I love Hitler, Hitler is nice. I would love to penetrate his pooper and make him bleed.

Pretty good animation little work though.

Animation was great not perfect but done very well. My complaint is that its ovious this was taken from DBZ style anime. That I don't mind but.. DBZ relies on that suspense.. they tend to kill off anyone and make the battles a struggle so you don't know who will win or lose. I never once thought Superpope would lose.. I was glad to see the monster survive a few blows but Superpope had too easy a time fighting him. Make the monsters a little stronger or Superpope a bit weaker and it'd be perfect. Other than that good job.

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Credits & Info

4.05 / 5.00

Mar 2, 2006
6:33 PM EST
Comedy - Original
  • Frontpaged March 2, 2006
  • Daily 2nd Place March 3, 2006
  • Weekly 4th Place March 8, 2006