“Did you know Vejita has a brother now?”
That’s what my friend said to me ever so casually this past Friday.
Apparently Akira Toriyama himself created this character, thusly making his appearance in a brief 2008 animation, part of the Dragonball canon.
My friend and I have been buddies since way back in middle school, and one thing that has remained a constant for him ever since, is his love for Dragonball.
He was watching and subtitling the show way back then, and with the re-release in the form of Dragonball Kai, it would seem he’s never had to put it down.
And now, after we haven’t seen each other in a few years, he goes and drops this shit in my lap!
Personally, I think I’m going to stick with “Table” as my way of pronouncing it.
Now, don’t get me wrong, the Azn Badger’s loves him some Dragonball.
Like most dudes in their early 20’s, I grew up watching shitty dubbed Dragonball Z as it inched it’s way along on Cartoon Network’s Toonami lineup.
Like some dudes, I also kept watching a little bit after the series ended, and even went ahead and bought all 13 of the movies.
As much as I liked Dragonball though, at some point, I stopped to ask, “why?”
Why is this series that’s been DEAD since the mid-90’s still pretending to be alive?
My best guess is that the series managed to stay relevant long enough that it’s next generation of fans discovered it before it ever had a chance to go off the air.
Oh well, as long as it makes people happy I guess…
Even so, it’s shit like this that makes me refer to Dragonball as the Madden of Japan.
We don’t always ask for it, but for better or for worse, you can sure as hell bet there’s gonna’ be a new game in the series EVERY FUCKING YEAR.
Anyway, I don’t know what I meant to say with this post, but for those of you that give a shit, have fun knowing that Vejita now has a brother, and his name is Table.
Because haole likes him some Broly, that’s why…