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Goku SSJ for 1st time

rated 3.99 / 5 stars
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Mar 1, 2003 | 8:51 PM EST

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Author Comments


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


dear kerrel,i can t believe you this is one of the greatest things ive seen.youre an idiot!also im looking forward to your next should be great because i like Vegeta. keep up the good work Barry!

Barry-the-SuperScot responds:

Thankyou very much.
And yes, the last guy was an idiot.
I'm getting a new computer today so hopefully I'll be able to get on with Vegeta SSJ!


Rated 0.5 / 5 stars

This is fucking bad...

Blam this, its so poor and wit no originality

Barry-the-SuperScot responds:

Well, look at you brave man! Not going to show your profile, or reason why you didn't like it, your "reasons" weren't valid. Your scores should be on the quality whether it's original or not, but then, you're a moron.

And another thing, it can't be blammed you fucking idiot, it passed judgement back in March 2003. And Tom liked it so he added it to the DBZ Collection.

Now, begone, fool!


Rated 5 / 5 stars


man i love dbz n that was fuckin awsum ive watched it like 200 times lol but only just desided 2 review make the 1 were gohan goes ss2 in the cell games ;) =P

Barry-the-SuperScot responds:

200 times? lol. OK then.
I'll make Gohan SSJ2 after Vegeta SSJ.


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!


Rated 0.5 / 5 stars

i like cut and paste too

this was, very very familiar, it looks like all you have done is take picturse from dbz tribute websites and other dbs things and pasted them togethor, i make this accusation because i have seen many of these pics b4 good job on that one, next time try to do some yourself

Barry-the-SuperScot responds:

*shakes head*
Oh dear... if there's one thing I hate about getting classic of the day it's getting idiotic reviews like these from people who don't even bother to read the author's comments or even give credit for hard work. This is the 2nd time I've got classic of the day!
Which makes you think, I must have a fucking good Flash to be a classic twice!

You claim that this was very very familiar... well, it is supposed to be a tribute to one of the greatest scenes from DBZ, I never denied that. It may look like to you that I have taken pictures from websites, but you are quite clearly wrong as I have proven that I drew EVERY picture in the flash and given a link to where my storyboards can be viewed
Even if I did take pictures from websites, it would still take a lot of skill and effort to make a convincing flash animation from it, but then you wouldn't know anything about that, would you? Having not made one yourself.
Therefore, for the reasons stated and proof given your accusation is VOID, and not a reason to rate 1 overall.

Next time I will have ANOTHER TRIBUTE made, it will be of Vegeta turning SSJ for the 1st time, I will include more options in it, including a storyboards section to prove idiots like yourself wrong. Oh and it will be done by myself, just like this was!

Your other scores are unjustified.
Sound a 2? Did you not hear the 4 pieces of music and sound effects?
Style a 1? What's so unstylish about it?

Now begone, fool!