The years may pass and people will change, but one thing remains eternal and that is the debate about Dragon Ball GT. If you’re a fan of the franchise, you’ll no doubt know that few things about Goku are more controversial than his time in Dragon Ball GT. Despite a number of highlights, the show remains a derided part of history as many fans completely ignore its existence. But according to the Dragon Ball Z screenwriter, ignoring the sequel isn’t the answer.
The address came across Twitter as a fan decided to ask Takao Koyama about Dragon Ball GT. It was there that they asked if the anime is “the official sequel” to the Dragon Ball Z anime. So when Koyama responded, he told the fan “of course” the show is.
The debate so far
If you are not familiar with Koyama, you should know that he is one of the few writers who can definitively judge Dragon Ball GT. The screenwriter worked on the original Dragon Ball anime as a screenwriter when Toshiki Inoue left. He went on to oversee Dragon Ball Z from 1989 to 1996. Although he did not return for Dragon Ball GT, the writer still considers the sequel as valid as anything he wrote.
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Of course, Koyama’s comment will not be enough to satisfy everyone. After all, fans have been questioning Dragon Ball GT for years. From the original story to the animation, the Dragon Ball Z sequel has been picked apart, with most people taking offense to the work of Akira Toriyama… or the lack thereof. The series creator didn’t work on Dragon Ball GT the same way he did on the anime’s previous entries. And of course, the lack of returning staff like Koyama Dragon Ball GT didn’t help either.
If you haven’t seen Dragon Ball GT, you can always check out the sequel to decide for yourself how it works. The series is streaming on Crunchyroll as well as Hulu. So for those who want more information about the sequel, you can find the official synopsis of Dragon Ball GT below:
“After surviving trials that would have destroyed a mere mortal, Goku now faces the most dangerous journey of his life. Evil forces have conspired to spread the Dragon Balls to the far corners of the universe, and the atmosphere is thick with danger. With unless the heroic Saiyan can restore all seven magic orbs within a year, Earth will meet a catastrophic end!But even if Goku succeeds in his mission of mercy, threats remain that must be dealt with quickly.Two evil geniuses have created the perfect killing machine; Android 17. As this mechanical abomination deals death, terrifying villains from past battles rise to destroy humanity, and cracks in the Dragon Balls feed the fury of seven Shadow Dragons! Goku is the only warrior alive with the strength to defeat these new evils, but one false step from the mighty Saiyan could spell doom for the world!”
What do you think of Dragon Ball GT all these years after its release? Did the series get an unfair bad rap? Share your thoughts with us in the comments below or hit me up on Twitter @MeganPetersCB.