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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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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


That was great. The artwork was awesome, they looked pretty good when compared to the series, I mean I have seen some bad attempts to and not just on Newgrounds either. Nice job on that. I liked it a lot. The only thing I would do is add sound instead of sub titles, since the sub titles were the same as what was said in the series, maybe you could have got the actual voices, but then again, maybe you tried to and couldn't find them, or maybe I'm just a little spoiled from having heard some actual voices in other flash movies. By all accounts that is not a knock on you, you did a great job. Frieza's eye is like that for a reason. That reason is because of the Spirit Bomb. This really isn't a copy off the series the drawings are original they are not taken directly from the series. This was his tribute to one of the best series out there. (Thats a little response to a couple of reviews I read) I do happen to think that it will remain on top for a long time to come.

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Barry-the-SuperScot responds:

Well thankyou very much for the intelligent review! ^_^
I know what you mean about all the bad attempts submitted, usually it's some idiot that can't draw, got the trial of flash and thought they'd make a DBZ flash worthy of a 4/5... those are terrible...

But anyway, I'm glad you liked it. As for the voices, I've explained why I did not add them as they are usually tacky and would be too hard to synch and would end up being terrible!
So I hope you understand why I opted for subtitles (As I'm sure you do).

And you're right about frieza's eye being closed because of the Spirit Bomb.

And you are also right in a way about not being purely a copy as I did draw all the characters myself on paper from looking at them in that show, so technially it is a copy yet all the drawings are original...

And I'm glad you think it's one of the best DBZ flashes on NG, watch out for Vegeta SSJ as that will be a LOT better than this! With smoother animation and much better drawings! Trust me, if you liked this you will love Vegeta SSJ, my 2nd tribute flash to DBZ!

So watch out for it and once again, thanks for the review! ^_^


Rated 1.5 / 5 stars


it was pretty bad. u copied all the dialouge and not very well. however i HAVE seen worse.

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Barry-the-SuperScot responds:

It was bad? And how was this? Did it get to be one of the "CLASSICS of the day", a place on the DBZ collection and get a score of 3.82/5.00 and tons of praise just by chance? Or was it because it was actually a GOOD Flash which had effort put into it? :)
Maybe it's just a case of jealousy? Or just you wanting to be controversial?

And as for dialogue... well, I "copied" it "and not very well"? What? I watched the show and listened to it and wrote down what was said, WORD FOR WORD. How is that "copied" (which it was) yet "not very well" you just contradicted yourself you moron!
It was copied, that's all. Every word was spelt correctly too...

And I'm pretty sure you have seen worse... as am I. I am also pretty sure I've seen better too...

I need not go on about your idiotic scores as I have explained why you, sir, are an idiot.

Now begone, fool!


Rated 3.5 / 5 stars

whats with freeze-a?

Whats with the one eye? Dragonballs is the worst cartoon ever, get a life u freaking nerd!

Barry-the-SuperScot responds:

After Freiza got hit with the Genki-dama (Spirit bomb) he had his eye closed.

And "dragonballs is the worst cartoon ever"? OK, well this was from Dragonball Z, a CLASSIC ANIME. And I am a nerd? Oh no! Maybe I should give up on animating! Or then again, maybe not.

Seriously, if I am a nerd then surely Tom Fulp (the brilliant creator of this site) is a "nerd" also, and LegendaryFrog, he must also be a "nerd" in fact, ALL of the brilliant animators (even the aniamtors of your favourite submissions)on this site must be "nerds" too!
But we don't care what you think, we just love to animate.
An that's all that matters.
Now, begone!


Rated 3.5 / 5 stars


Very good.DBZ Rocks (lol), but you repeat a crappy scene (When goku is transforming and a light barrier appears back him) and something moments the characters appears with larged and thined arms.

Barry-the-SuperScot responds:

Well, if you watch that episode they repeat that scene with the lightning behind Goku as well.

And yes sometimes they are a tiny bit out of proportion...


Rated 5 / 5 stars

kick ass

dragonballz rocks and u had good animation on that

Barry-the-SuperScot responds:

Thanks for the review!
The animation in my next is much better! Oh yes!