In Universal Century 0079, the war between the Earth Federation and the Principality of Zeon continues to rage. The assault carrier White Base stumbles onto the mines of M'quve, however Ramba Ral and his team are pursuing them and are not giving up without a fight. Desperately, White Base continues to try to reach Jaburo, the Earth Federation headquarters, only to come across the Black Tri-Star. With no end in sight, Amuro struggles and puts his skills to the test to protect his friends from utter peril.
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?
So you are watching the classics.
You have less time to Straight up ball out on the monstrosity of the giant series that they are.
Have no fear. Shorter versons that tell enough of the story, and do it with one less episode of powering up, or whining about how you should not be piloting some destructive machine.
Are these stories pretty much different in flair and substance? Yes.
Are they aimed at your 12 year old boy with a lot of action, oh hell yeah.
So if your older, want to endulge in some action (missles and explosions vs martial arts... and explosions) you could do no worse than Kai and Gundam Movies I,II and III.