I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again There are many anime shows out there that I say have waaayyy better stories (FMA brotherhood, Attack on Titan, Cowboy Bebop, etc) than DBZ but it all comes down to this. As a kid I was severly picked on by buff kids because I was a chubby anime fanboy. they would make fun of my dbz shirts and say I would never look like them and then they slapped me around trying to test me, Beat me up, and just made fun of me. I’d come home and feel so horrible but then I would watch Toonami and DBZ and seeing a character like Goku who was buff and strong but so kind and treat everyone he was stronger than with respect and as equals really touched me. I wanted to be just like him so I said if I ever got strong and buff I’d be just like him. Basically DBZ was there when i needed it . when i was just so depressed and I will always love it over any other anime I see just for that. I will love this show until my soul travels on.
And the fact there is a new Series coming out had me like
Dragonball: An energetic, fun loving boy with a lot of personality. He’s very happy and makes friends wherever he goes.
Dragonball Z/Kai: A more serious and mature adult who isn’t afraid to put his life on the line. He’s a very competent fighter although a bit overconfident, he has a good heart.
Dragonball GT: Even more mature as a Grandpa, he takes responsibilities for his actions and tries to fix them. He is even more competent as a fighter and has grown more wise. He is serious and determined to protect his friends.
Dragonball Super: Goku is autistic. He has shown to be extremely reckless and incompetent even in fighting. A lot of the arcs are caused by him and he loses the maturity from Z/Kai and becomes a bit one dimensional. He is a man child and recently caused a tournament that will lead to mass genocide.