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A mysterious monkey-tailed boy named Goku teams up with a teenage computer-wiz girl named Bulma to search for the mystic Dragon Balls. According to legend, whoever collects all 7 Dragon Balls will have any one wish granted. Join Goku in this hilarious anime masterpiece, as he races and battles to save the world from the forces of darkness. Who will find the balls first?
While the plot similarities are only superficial (a young boy going on an adventure to train & hone his fighting skills), Blue Dragon and Dragon Ball just "feel" a lot alike. If you enjoyed watching one of these, I am certain that you'll also enjoy watching the other.
If you somehow liked Blue Dragon you will most likely fall in love with the Dragon Ball series. I watched a bit of Blue Dragon it was a new knock off on the Dragon Ball anime. Blue Dragon was a toned down version of Dragon Ball which seemed completely useless. The reason why it is similar because the manga artist Akira Toriyama made both series.
Legends tell of a man known as the God Hunter who bore a fateful sword and struck down the tyrannical gods who punished humans for their wrongdoings. In the present, a boy named Yorn puts little faith into such myths – until one day, he suddenly develops great powers and receives a mighty sword, just like the legends of old. What’s more is that the leaders of the Edens – two floating islands in the sky – are after a current-day God Hunter; and their target appears to be Yorn himself. Yorn flees the Edens with a mysterious girl named Elisiss whom he has sworn to protect; but Elisiss hides a great secret and her true identity may be too much to bear. Can Yorn and Elisiss escape the powers of the sky, and will Yorn be able to resist his terrible destiny?
Fifteen-year-old Ichigo Kurosaki is a typical teen with fighting skills, two caring sisters and a special trait: he can see ghosts. However, when Ichigo and his family find themselves under attack by a huge beast, Ichigo discovers that there’s more to the supernatural world than the everyday specter. Vengeful spirits known as Hollows roam the world in search of devouring souls, and Shinigami – soul reapers – work tirelessly to defeat them and guide normal ghosts into a place called Soul Society. Ichigo valiantly fights the Hollow that threatens his sisters, but on the verge of defeat a Shinigami named Rukia gives him her powers, turning him into a Shinigami himself. Ichigo must now adjust to his new life of both vanquishing and saving souls for the sake of Soul Society.
There are some series of anime which I term "I won't lose to you" series. In these, the protagonist often finds himself pitted against more powerful opponents, but always manages to bounce back from defeat and win in the end. Bleach and Blue Dragon are two examples of this type of anime. Despite sometimes actually being defeated, the characters generally manage to rally, build up their power and try again. If you enjoyed one, you are more than likely to enjoy the other.
Naruto Uzumaki is a young ninja who bears a great power hidden inside him, a power that has isolated him from the rest of his village. As such, his only dream is to become the Hokage - the most powerful ninja, and leader of the village; but first he needs to graduate! With his inability to perform even the most basic ninja techniques, it seems that all Naruto has going for him is his determination to succeed no matter what. Teamed up with the genius Sasuke, book-smart Sakura, and their team leader Kakashi, Naruto embarks on his quest to become the Hokage. But with outside forces posing a threat to the entire Hidden Leaf village, Naruto discovers that he must become much stronger if he ever wants to realize his dream and protect the friendships he's forged.
Naruto and Blue Dragon are examples of "I won't lose to you" series. In these, the main character ends up facing an opponent more powerful than themselves. However, through perseverance, team work, quick thinking or whatever, the hero manages to win out in the end. Beyond that, the main characters both basically call upon the powers of spirits within them to help battle the forces of evil. If you enjoyed one of these series, you will probably enjoy the other.
Five years have passed since Goku and his friends defeated Piccolo Jr. and restored peace to the planet. Gohan - Goku's son - and a variety of good, bad, and morally ambiguous characters are back, and perpetually not ready for action! Aliens, androids, and magicians all hatch evil plots to destroy the world and it's up to Goku to save the Earth once more - that is, once he and his comrades train plentifully in preparation. Enemies will become friends and power levels will rise to unimaginable levels, but even with the help of the legendary Dragon Balls and Shen Long will it be enough to save Earth from ultimate destruction?
Having watched the occasional episode of Dragon Ball Z, and having watched several episodes of Blue Dragon, I have noticed several similarities. Not only the animation style, or the power up animation, but the tale of a boy who trains to save the world from the forces of darkness. If you enjoyed one of the series, I am sure you will enjoy the other.