>go to gym
>yet another buff black dude with a DBZ shirt
Why is there so many black guys who are into shonen anime? Do they actually use fictional cartoon characters for inspiration or what? It's weird to have chinese toon characters as your role model.
>go to gym. >yet another buff black dude with a DBZ shirt
>go to gym
i live in rural armenia, the last time i saw a black man in real life was 2018
m8 Turk roaches are basically black.
we really don't have that many turks here either, like 90% are armenians, 5% georgians, 5% miscelanious
Armenians/Georgians/Albanians/Turks/Greeks are the same thing though
Last time I was in Armenia I was baffled how people can live in a shithole like this. It literally smells like shit everywhere, trash on the street and every motherfucker tries to scam you. Also how come this country is so full of manlets? Swear to god no dude was over 5‘8
How’s the cooming? Will Armenian women want to fug an autistic white American man? I’m 5’11 blonde hair blue eyes
They might, but if her male family members find out you had premarital sex with here, they will literally kill you.
my grandpa had an armenian friend, he said he couldnt find anyone to get his kids married with so he went back to his country.
Black people love DBZ idk why they also love Kevin Nash go fucking figure.
Who is Kevin Nash
They have internalized racism and know that chimping out isn't food for them and wish they could transform into a blond blue eyed legend.
Really, toonami, they didn't have dads and want goku to be the fatha figya they ain't eva had.
To be fair, Goku is basically an absent father, so maybe they sympathize.
Everyone loves dbz you retard.
>why do so many x like music?
>I just don't get it
DB and DBZ are great inspiration for anyone in training.
DBZ was also one of the few anime to have an important character who is also a black guy.
>great inspiration for anyone in training.
It is a fucking cartoon
This. I will never be able to take DBZ fanboys serious
>BUT CAN HE BEAT GOKU
Shut the fuck up, man.
If you grew up watching cartoons as a kid in the 90s-2000s, Dragonball was the most IST show on Cartoon Network.
Everyone on the show has muscles and dedicates a lot of time to training and getting stronger between arcs. Even though it’s fantasy fiction, Goku is a motivational character who never gives up and pushes himself past his limit every time.
A lot of the screaming and charging up to attack in the show is thematically comparable to grunting and physically exerting yourself in the gym.
It. Is. A. Fucking. Cartoon.
Goddam did you not have a coach or something to motivate you or football practice to think about?
What's your argument exactly? Are you autism?
Trying to tell people to stop making literal cartoons an important part of their life is autism now lol?
Yes. You think that drawing inspiration from fiction is a problem. You're autism.
Bros cartoons are for little kids on Saturday mornings. Only neet retards make literal cartoons an inspiration in their lives. Maybe next time life is beating you up, those lessons you learned from Bugs Bunny and Mighty Mouse will be a great benefit to you.
I'm only trying to help you retards unfuck your lives but you are lashing out about it.
Bugs bunny didn't inspire any people competing in the Olympics or martial arts.
Hey man only neet retards make posting on IST a part of their lives. Maybe next time life is beating you up, those lessons you learned from gay porn and bait threads will be a great benefit to you. But still great advice bro. I'll treat it with the same respect you've shown everyone ITT.
Bro this isn't for me this is for you- what I'm telling you is a public service.
The only inspiration I really had was my grandfather and he passed on last year.
I would have passed too if i had such a massive autist of a granddaugther
>I'm only trying to help
i hear women say this all the time when they say some stupid shit and refuse to admit being wrong
Kek you don't hear women saying anything neet unless it is your mom trying to get you to empty your piss bottles.
Also women are unironically more prone to making entertainment part of their identity and worldview. Honest advice- don't ever make something mass produced part of your identity. Don't ever make something that you can't control or sit down and talk to an inspiration of yours. And just to keep things in the proper frame of reference here I want to remind you that we are talking about Dragon Ball Fucking Z kek.
You’re throwing a tantrum because people draw inspiration from a form of media, how is that not autistic?
Who gives a fuck. "Important part of their life" what a drama queen you are.
Why do women not get dbz?
Women had Inuyasha, anon
you really care about what other people think of you, which is really sad. there is some nerd out there just enjoying his life playing yugioh at some game shop while you are on IST complaining about what other people like. unironically get a life
Yeah. Pretty clear-cut case. Only an autist would get triggered some guy was wearing a DBZ shirt, who the fuck cares?
Triggered? Im just trying to help some people out m8.
Lol why is your mind incapable of seeing the difference between "wearing a t-shirt" and finding something to be an unironic "inspiration" lol.
>NO you CANT find inspiration from media!
>B-BECAUSE I SAID SO
>MOM THEY’RE MOCKING ME AGAIN DO SOMETHING WHERES UNCLE STEVE I NEED MORE INSPIRATION TO WIN THIS ANONYMOUS INTERNET DEBATE
Stories, as inspiration? I'm SO MIND BOGGLED I DON"T UNDERSTAND I"M LOSSING MY MIND
you're on IST
Dragonball and DBZ were kino.
Boomers need to die out already
Who the fuck gets motivated for practice? Cool larp you fucking moron
and I thought people on this god forsaken place couldn't get any more retarded
Keep distracting him bro, my special beam cannon is almost charged
do you have autism or something?
Nogs love DBZ because nogs love screaming and fighting. Just so happens I also love DBZ, so it's the one thing I can bond with them on, since I hate most nog culture.
Have you watched it? I don't get how you can be into fitness and not like DBZ. It's all about training, testing your limits, becoming stronger. Great anime for young boys, glad I grew up on it. It got me into lifting when I was a 12 year old nerd.
I watched alot of cartoons as a child including dragon ball z. But my dad got me into weight lifting when I was probably about that age and then in sixth grade through sports I had a weightlifting class everyday until I graduated highschool. During that time football was my primary motivator and to be honest I forgot about all these cartoons for the longest. I have become sincerely exhausted as I've become an adult seeing people my age wallow around in childhood comforts.. vidya, Star Wars, capeshit etc. People just need to let it go they'd be better off for it, this generation wouldn't be nearly so fucked.
I just don't understand why you think people going, "I like this show. This is a shirt of that show" is wallowing in childhood comforts to you.
Look you donkey I don't have a problem with people liking the show lol (even if a tad pathetic as an adult) I have a problem with the refrain I keep hearing ITT that it is a
>great inspiration for anyone in training.
Kek don't try that sandbagging shit with me all people have to do is scroll up to read the fucking thread.
>great inspiration for anyone in training.
You argue like a woman and it's exhausting to even read
>I don't have a problem with people liking the show lol (even if a tad pathetic as an adult)
You talk like a bitch. You can troll better than this. This will be my last reply
Okay, so DBZ and anime in general aren't good forms of inspiration. So what is? What's an "adult" form of inspiration and motivation?
For me- I had some older family members that taught me alot, gave me alot, and gave me a good example that I appreciate more and more everyday and would give anything to have their advice just one more time.
>For me I had some older family members that tau-
Not even going to bother reading the rest of it. You do realize not everybody especially nowadays ESPECIALLY nogs have any decent older role models to show them the ropes of the world? How are you this retarded to not put 2 and 2 together?
So you admit it is fucked up and sad to have these entertainment role models.
I admit that it's not hard to see why they turn into media, fiction or not, for sources of inspiration. Well, not hard to see if you're not an inept tard.
Lol why can't you just admit that it is fucking sad and pathetic? I mean you walked yourself into basically agreeing with me on the main point of the entire disagreement kek just admit it- a fucking rock on the ground could see it anyways.
Fiction has inspired people from the dawn of time. You might be legitimately autistic.
>cannot see the difference between mythology and literal children's cartoons and other forms of fiction.
Lol are you actually autistic?
I mean for starters I don't find ANY mythology a compelling inspiration, but there were probably people who believed those stories were true at some point in the ancient world that were inspired by them before they were reduced to mere tales in the modern mind.
Also Iron Man and Goku are not mythology ypu fucking retard and at no point in time did a fully functional adult ever actually believe Luke Skywalker was a real person.
>I don’t find mythology compelling so that means no one can
I think all fiction is a weak inspirational best but where do you get off calling goku and iron man "mythology" lol?
> only counts if its MYTHOLOGY and, and, the people once believed it to be TRUE
Come on, just walk away dude.
Kek I said explicitly even mythology is a weak form of inspiration although I can see how a person might have been inspired by it once upon a time when they actually believed it was true.
>I don't find ANY mythology a compelling inspiration
Are you actually illiterate and retarded?
I like ice cream. I am not inspired by it.
>I like ice cream.
I bet you do, fatty.
>I am not inspired by it.
But your body looks like a soft-serve cone.
Kek oh so you don't like ice cream? Also look you are an adult inspired by DBZ m8 you don't need to make yourself look even worse by making up fantasies about anons online do you?
Bro… it’s over, you’re a clown, just stop embarrassing yourself. We all get it, nobody talked to you at lunch and you never bonded with the boys about DBZ. We get it. You can go home now, you’re a big smart man with your entry level knowledge of ancient fables and philosophies good for you, I’m sure your mom will give you extra gold stars. Meanwhile we’ll all be imitating Goku and Vegeta fighting on the playground.
>can differentiate between liking something and being inspired by something
>still doesn’t understand how someone can be inspired by something
You had a nice bait for the first two/three reply but now you sound like an edgy 13yo atheist (summer is around the corner, it seems)
>i dun trust any mythology cuz it's fiction *tips fedora*
>can understand why people would draw inspiration from fictional tales
>can’t understand why people would draw inspiration from fictional tales
you are pants on head retarded
You don't think anyone in antiquity ever doubted their myths? You realize there were also folk tales told for entertainment like Journey to the West, Beowulf, or King Arthur, right?
I'm not entirely sure anyone actually knows how much belief ancient people had in their gods and legends in any given time and place. My wager is a great many of them actually 100% believed it though in most cases.
Anyways are you telling me you believe Goku and Iron Man are real but you occasionally have your doubts lol?
Do you think Aesop believed in his fables? You're being deliberately retarded.
Stories exist to teach.
Which of Aesop's fables were meant to be inspirational? Many were meant to scare children or teach a lesson or to entertain. My mother read them to me when I was a small child but I can't say I can see how any of them would be inspiring?
The tortoise and the hare. It's inspiration for powershitters to finish a 5k.
Again Aesop's fables are more about teaching lessons than being "inspirational" and the tortoise and the hare is a great example. It is just a lesson explained by a narrative story.
Perhaps you could stretch it and say you find the lesson itself encouraging or comforting but does the fictional tortoise actually inspire you?
No can say for sure but I disagree honestly, I think people in general were much much more open to spiritualism of all forms in antiquity even if there are occasional accounts that might suggest some individual here or there felt otherwise. I mean today we live with a backdrop of this scientific ethos that everything CAN be explained by science- they had no such underpinning back then. There were still mysteries in the natural world for the ancient mind, magic, spiritualism, miracles, etc. were still a conceivable part of life and it is actually insane to compare that to some time where the default assumption is that all things can be explained necessarily with observation, logic, etc. like we labor under today.
Aesop's fable are an example
Now, imagine something more immersive than Aesop's fables, with characters, dialogue, and end goals. Journey to the West, for example.
Don't you think that would make a larger impact on someone? Now I wonder which series was inspired by Journey to the West.
Aesop's fables are literally not an example. They are just parables to teach children lessons.
Look when life gets hard- all those pie sky stories don't mean much. The stuff that gets you through are real people that gave you an example, real people that depend on you, and things you actually believe in like your religion. Life was even harder for the ancients and I am confident in saying that the legends they may or may not have actually believed in were NOT their primary inspirations.
Okay, so respond to Journey to the West. Unless you seriously believe a story where an immortal monkey pisses on Buddha's hand is part of any longstanding religious tradition.
It sounds ridiculous but there are actually a lot of wukong temples and shrines in South China, Malaysia, Singapore
Cuz Gohan is the whitest Z fighter
>It sounds ridiculous but there are actually a lot of wukong temples and shrines in South China, Malaysia, Singapore
They are being silly. JTTW was a book written in the 1500's and not really ever construed as fact.
No they aren't. It is silly but they are serious
I know almost nothing about those Chinese tales tbqh. And I have said multiple times I don't find ANY mythology a very compelling source of inspiration much less literal commercial children's entertainment.
>I don't find ANY mythology a very compelling source of inspiration
Why would people consume fiction if it were not evocative of emotions? And if something is evocative of emotions, it can serve as inspiration.
Exactly that dude is a massive gay
Narrative is extremely important. Stories have inspired humans since time immemorial. You don't have to believe a story as fact (e.g. Religion) to derive value from it. You can also find inspiration from multiple sources beyond your loved ones or religion.
You come off as young and edgy; like an atheist trying to shoe horn their lack of belief on the rest of humanity. You aren't going to stop what appears to be a crucial part of humanity as a whole.
Narrative > your opinion/perception of superiority.
I could not disagree more and now you are just flinging things against the wall because I stepped on your toes. I am a religious person (albeit backslidden at times) who finds a lot of inspiration from my beliefs and from my family.. I think that's natural and good. I find it sad that there are so many people out there who would actually compare a child's TV show or cartoon comic books to these verybimportant things. Even if you want to try and bootstrap a literal children's TV show into the larger category of "narrative" lol (which is itself insane) it is still pathetic to me. Unfortunately this emphasis on entertainment in people's lives is widespread and probably belies many of our society's current failures.
So you're saying you take inspiration from fiction then lmao owned.
Jokes aside I find Goku more inspiring than Jesus for any number of reasons.
Kek ah who is the edgelord now? And if I was sensitive about fedora stuff do you think I would even be on this board?
Jokes aside you are not alone. Many many people view things like Star Wars, Avengers, etc. as a religion. You see countless videos of them crying when a new trailer gets released.. And on the flip side many many "religious" people view holy books as just mythology or aestetics. However for those who actually believe in God or some gods as literal deities from ancient teachings- who have a genuine religion- can you really not see a difference between this and a literal children's cartoon or comic book produced for commercial purposes? Surely no one is so stupid that the vast gulf between the two is not completely obvious?
>Surely no one is so stupid that the vast gulf between the two is not completely obvious?
It really isn't all that different. You bought into your beliefs more is all.
No one is praying to Goku or believes Toriyama is his profit.
However, many still can see the good lessons and perspectives given by a story.
So you are actually so stupid you don't see the difference between a person who reads an ancient religious text and believes in the existence of a literal deity.... and an adult male who is obsessed with a children's TV cartoon show? I mean how much further down the line until you are drawing sonichu comics?
I don't really see a gulf. As a non believer they're both just stories to me.
Kek please tell me you are not the anon who accused me of being a fedora?
Nope. I just find Goku more inspiring than Christ. Goku sacrificed himself several times.
You can find inspiration in things without worshipping them retard-anon. Im inspired by arnold the same way im inspired by goku, but im not worshipping either. The lessons of hard work are applicable for both, even if one is fictional and the other is real. You really are autistic
Please understand the person you’re talking to is either autistic or ESL.
He doesn’t understand nuance
So is this entire argument chain just some ESL who got mixed up between the words "inspired" and "worshipped"?
I challenge you to watch these scenes in their entirety, and then tell me there is no way someone (young men in particular) would be inspired by them.
Well then, if fiction has never inspired you, that's great! Just be aware that you are the odd one out.
It's inspired several professional athletes, scholars, engineers, and scientists.
This is more about you than anyone else.
>I'm not entirely sure anyone actually knows how much belief ancient people had in their gods and legends in any given time and place. My wager is a great many of them actually 100% believed it though in most cases.
I am doubtful because even with modern religions as streamlined as they are today, many adherents to religions are admittedly agnostic theists. There are also examples from antiquity of people being agnostic or atheist. And probably numerous more that didn't bring it up because they didn't want to be executed.
Holy fuck this man dedicated an entire day to whining about people finding inspiration from media designed to be inspirational. I haven’t seen autism like that here in a while lmao
>I mean you walked yourself into basically agreeing with me on the main point
So you just weren't able to tell that I was playing devil's advocate in the beginning of this chain lol. Your tism makes a lot of this much more clear.
>I was just pretending to be retarded
So what about zoomers with no dads? Guess they're just fucked because they're not allowed to draw inspiration from Goku, according to your retarded ass.
Basically yes. If you don't have a dad, brother, uncle, grandfather, coach anything to be a role model yes you are most likely fucked unfortunately.
There's unironically nothing wrong with liking DBZ or superheroes as an adult, so long as you aren't some redditor funko-pop collecting manchild with no kids. Back in the day people idolized the gods and aspired to be like the olympians, not really any different when you take inspiration from Goku, he is a modern iteration of a Hercules type figure. I don't understand why it makes you butthurt.
Don't conflate "liking" a children's show with making it a literal inspiration in your life.
There's no problem with either, and I'll do whatever I want, cuntbag.
>I'll do what I want.
Lol OK and I'll give you honest (if maybe harsh) advice
Your advice is dumb thoughbeit.
>stop liking this thing that produces positive influences in your life, because... um... because I said so!
Kek, useless mong.
Lol why is your tiny mind incapable of differentiating between liking a thing and being "inspired" by it?
Replace "liking" with "being inspired by" then, makes no difference whatsoever.
He said on IST
>uhhhh you can’t be inspired by mythology it’s literally a myth
You clearly have never done any serious excercise in your life
They think Piccolo is black. Don't ask why. I've had too many arguments with bros irl about this and none have given an answer other than "he just is."
>Is a ‘colored’ person
>Sounds relatively black in the English dub
>often wearing a hat that looks kinda like a durag/beanie
Obviously he isn’t black, but I can see why they’ve adopted him into African American culture and view him as the token Namekian since there are no real bros in the Z fighter gang
Don't forget the long nails
>stoic and asexual instead of chimping and animalistic
>becomes more and more of a force for good as the series goes on
>can aim his attacks (for the most part)
How is this in any way reminiscent of a moron?
I’m going to go out on a limb here and say the people that think he’s black aren’t racists like you.
If anything, Broly is a moron
>unhinged from birth
>no respect for family
>wants to kill a guy because of one slight thirty years ago
>placated by garden gnomeellery
>brown, but explodes into a buff and lighterskinned form (nigs' penchant for steroids and cosmetics)
>stabbed as a kid
>raised by a single parent
Don't @ me supertards
>father abandoned him (attempted)
Whites are a bit taller than blacks on average bro
>NBA players are all black
They aren't, it's an artifact of hood culture
If you go by per capita there is a disproportionate amount of people from Balkan countries, the region with the tallest men in the world (6'1" average in the Dinaric alps)
meanwhile this is what black people look like in the series
It's dumb but just let them have it. DBZ bros and black weaaboos are chill.
>Not photoshopping that so it says POSTBODY
there you go
He’s an alien lil bro. Mr. satan is black tho
>black men relate to a violent alien
makes sense I guess
Black people love both martial arts and anime. Asian and Black culture seem to mix very well. Same with Asian and Hispanic actually
Been seeing a ton of people wearing Berserk shirts. That show has gotten way too popular, I liked it when it was more obscure 10 years ago.
>NOOOO MY HECKIN SECRET ANIME HAS ZO REMAIN LE UNDERGROUND
t. Got into Berserk way after its heyday
Berserk is dumb anyway. The story has been going on since 1980. If you can't finish a story in 5 years, then what are you doing?
I can only pray he wrote the base plot out somewhere and wasn't just winging it as he was drawing.
There is merit to having a long comprehensive story. But in the case of berserk and one piece and other long multi decade shows. Literally just get to the point.
Everybody fan girls about berserk meanwhile no game no life still doesn't have a second season. Lmao
My Berserk takes:
Golden Age Arc is the best obviously, and the movie trilogy that covered them is far better than the 90s anime. Manga is the best but the story has gone to shit and I lost interest sometime after they introduced e-boi-witch
I'm sorry, but the correct answer is "Conviction."
Because Shonen animes are dope af. Lots of action, cool abilities, dope fights, girls with big tits.
My favorite part is seeing characters train and get better to beat the villains who just whooped their ass episodes ago.
If anyone knows how it feels to overcome adversity its black people (slavery blah blah). So a good comeback story is always going to touch base with us
I also have a DBZ stringer. One of those goku's gym, golds gym spinoffs. It's my favorite deadlifting shirt as goku is only deadlifting 3 pl8s in the picture yet I deadlift 4. Makes me feel like I'm stronger than goku lol
>If anyone knows how it feels to overcome adversity its black people
if by overcome you mean cry about it and then kill whoever feels bad for you
Based happy nerd
He’s clearly a wholesome weaboo bro not a violent city ape.
He’s more white than the other blacks
>Based happy nerd
Yup. I made my wife watch all of naruto/shippuden/boruto and now we watch other animes together. Soon my son will to, but its going to have to wait till he learns how to read and watch at the same time. I despise the English dub versions
I recently started putting my kid (age 3) onto the first couple seasons of Pokémon. He loves animals and it’sa real comfy show with good lessons and morals even with the Pokémon fights
Based pokebro. Kids really do love pokemon. I also had him watch the first season. He loved the theme song, the pokerap, and would bring his pickachu plushy and say pika pika when he wanted to watch pokemon.
He also watches avatar and he thinks he's an Airbender. We play little games where he tries to bend and I dramatically fall down
That's fucking adorable man.
Keep it up and lead him towards the great work of ISTness... maybe skip the autism parts, though.
Should I watch one piece if I loved dbz?
read One Piece, and look up which arcs are worth watching.
The One Piece anime is generally low effort barring a few exceptions.
So it's nothing compared to dbz epicness?
It has its fair share of epic moments
Anon you're replying too
The one piece anime is 1000 episodes. While it has its high moments, it's the definition of a slog. I'd watch it because it does get good and 1000 episodes of binging will at least give you something to do for a long time.
>while one piece is 1000 episodes, naruto in total is also about 1000 episodes if you combine naruto/ship and one piece also has technically one piece/one piece "2". So if you could watch and enjoy naruto, you can watch and enjoy one pieces 1000 episode binge
gays cant understand how it can inspire people but will take "inspiration" from roidchuds, powershitters, e celebs, whores, ~~*media*~~ etc. moron the soundtrack alone can get you through a brick wall. Its a brilliant work of art that inspires millions to get fit for decades without the gay shit of ~~*mainstream media*~~. Whats there not to like if your nose is human sized?
Dbz bros wagmi
vegeta is the best character and mogs gokunt hard
American WASPs, and maybe the Finnish, specifically, are the only group of people on the planet, who act boggled that people are interested in shonen anime.
so people with real hobbies and things to do other than watch anime? noted.
>be nerd watching anime
>wanna be manly
>How to when no father at home?
>Only inspiration lies in the ghetto gospel, athletes or buff superheroes
>In particular anime shonen protagonists
>Man, if all those guys who consume those superhero comics, looked like them then they would be respected way more
Personally I see no problem here.
they just love mr popo
All the black dudes at my gym are either tren + test huge or aids skinny mode.
Kek. Those are the two modes of nigs at my gym too. Bunch of DYEL bucks and 2 giga bros.
let them watch shounen, who cares?
Damn dude, being inspired by fictional characters is so lame.
Did that guy won a medal? That would be so based
Yes, gold. So did the racewalker who did the gear 3 pose at the finish. The shotputter who did Franky's pose didn't win a medal but placed 10th in the world.
anime nerds seething in the thread, good job OP
>anime nerds seething in the thread, good job OP
nice job posting what the average anime fan looks like
>nice job posting what the average anime fan looks like
culturally whites are pandered by a sense of belonging while blacks dont have much being given to them for a variety of reasons so they gravitate towards animes. rarely you will see a black larping as a barbary coast portuguese but you see thousands of american templars etc. for me its vegeta.
>Why is there so many black guys who are into shonen anime?
Black people can't be uncool. So they take the uncoolest shit and put it on and the fact that they're wearing it makes it cool, which is a 3x cool bonus given the handicap.
Same shit as a model wrapping herself in garbage bags and still being sexy.
I'm thinking about getting some anime shit to wear to the gym (i go with my gf and don't give a single shit about impressing anyone there).
Other than berserk and DBZ I can't decide what else to get. I don't like modern Shonen much.
The hit anime right now are
Yeah but they don't speak to me the same way. I unironically use guts as inspiration for last reps sometimes. If he can fight with one arm sawn off surely I can lift one more rep.
The new stuff just doesn't inspire the same way. Early AOT was pretty rad I guess.
I like midoriya from mha. Playing the you say run ost and thinking of him being quirkless on the beach being coached by all might makes me feel like I can lift my lifts too
What about my soldiers rage or no road left but the one that leads to the end from attack on Titan that shits hard
For me, it's lezbeepic's vegeta mix
Latin America is also big on Shonen anime and manga. Dragon Ball, Naruto, and One Piece are truly international
To the gay in this thread, you DO realize that you can get inspired by both real things AND fiction, right?
Using fiction for inspiration isn't a bad thing.
Now about your other question, it's just that they grew up watching it and it's their biggest nostalgia trip ever, maybe the only time they were happy as kids. They don't want to move on from this tho so it doesn't matter if a new chink cartoon is 100000x times better than DBZ, they still pretend Goku is some God or whatever
Lol no, Goku is a pure athlete, that's why he's inspiring.
Coming up with all the retarded mental gymnastics in this thread makes no sense.
Spiderman / Superman / Lord of The Rings / Atlas Shrugged / Star Trek
doesn't matter, people have found them inspiring despite the fact they're fictional
> new chink cartoon better than DBZ
new generations keep fixating on DBZ no matter how much time passes, whether in the US or in other countries. keep coping.
There unironically will never be another chink cartoon as good as DBZ, at least at its genre/what it does. It defined the genre and nothing has surpassed it yet in style or substance. Even Dragonball Super is total dogshit by comparison.
>a new chink cartoon
For a gym goer, there's nothing that can match DBZ in terms of inspiration:
It replaces their father figure he never had.
That's funny because when this opening used to play for the odd Ocean Dub episode I used to sing moron moron BALL moron BALL Z
>fairytale, myths, and made up bullshit can't be inspiring
I feel sorry for the people who aren't inspired by the world's mysteries. Those who can't tap into the the higher dimensions of thought and imagination to manifest real physical abilities.
Such a shame the man who tells others not to look at the stars for they are out of reach. For when the reality is the stars were made for you to look up at them and remember your purpose.
The same blinded man who will tell you that there is no God is the same man who will tell you to commit sin.
So we bitch about the importance of male representation in media, but now suddenly, no one takes inspiration from media?
OP, do you perhaps find fiction in general uninteresting/unimmersive because you have undiagnosed autism? Just curious.
More like Jobren LMAOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
>morons and browns in DBZ
no, just uub
Why is the whole squad black, but Gohan didn't get a race change
>Why is the whole squad black, but Gohan didn't get a race change
The guy who drew it is probably a Gohan fan and probably wishes he could hang out with him.
Because gohan goes to school. No moron would be caught dead studying
a lot of black kids were raised by the TV. Single mother working late means Dragon Ball and microwave dinner.
Everyone likes Dragon Ball Z. Everyone can identify with a guy who loves to train hard and eat big
there's a theory about bootleg VHS tapes circling around ghetto's during the late 90's early 2000's. That's how that generation of bros got into anime.
You never asked them yourself?
>be in middle school
>all the Turks and Moroccans are huge DBZ fans
>they say they're saiyans, because they have brown eyes and black hair like Goku in normal form
>ask them what germans are then
>they look at each other and one start to stutter
>"S-Super saiyans, because they have fair hair and green eyes"
Still makes me chuckle to this day
Even in their power fantasy they're inferior
yet you went to high school with moroccans and turks, who is the inferior here, Hans
I'm implying Hans to be the loser for being near those species in the first place, mongoloids
>In the United States most high schoolers are ages 13-18
Okay fair point, thought high school was 16 - 18.
In Germany "middle school" is from 5th to 10th grade and after that you go to Gymnasiale Oberstufe (dunno about the other stuff BVJ, Berufsfachschule etc) which is Grade 11 - 12/13 and the you go to University.
>yet you went to high school with moroccans and turks
Most of them dropped out by 8th grade anyways
bro Im the warrior of great azerbaijan, and I can fuck you in your asshole and mouth with my extreme willpower and aura
i see so many god damn nogs and SEAsians with Akatsuki/naruto in general gear on too.
It's sad because they missed the wave hard, now it's legit intro-level hipsteresque to wear that stuff.
An actual answer though is around ~7 years ago there were up and coming soundcloud rappers (many of which were black) who ripped off the mall goth aesthetic including naruto/akatsuki gear and more than one of them included naruto references in their songs. DBZ references have been abundant in nog-rap even outside of the soundcloud boom, too.
I'd actually consider an akatsuki cloud clothing item or something if it weren't so appropriated by nigs and Hispanics and SEAmonkies.. I was a retarded mallgoth like a decade before i started lifting
>It's sad because they missed the wave hard,
we didn't miss the wave, I watched Naruto and DBZ since I was 5 years old.
You're the fucker who abandoned it.
black kids project on Goku the father figure they never had
I'm white and I love shonen too, maybe I have some moron genes (my skin is white as fuck tho), but I tend to be more emotional (emotional doesnt mean boohoo I cry it also mean I get hyped as fuck and angry etc) and a lot of black people are like that too, that and the simple nature of shonen and simple archetypical stories makes it interesting for us I think
You're really overthinking it.
I wear graphic tees at the gym because I think they're cool and would look cool in them. I'm not literally larping as Levi Ackermann imagining myself legpressing a 10-meter type titan.
Also if anything what I really want right now is a Stannis heart shirt. I might make a custom tee. Thinking something like "I <3 NY" but make it "I <3 KL" instead, with Stannis' burning heart and stag Sigil. I think that'd be pretty funny.
DBZ is unironically good lifting fuel, I'm not black and still use it. I don't wear shirts though, but there's an OST of the video game DBZ:BT3 called "survive" and it really brings back old memories and gets me in a fighting/lifting mood when I'm hitting heavy PRs.
>why do boys and men like fantasy fiction that glorifies and praises self excellence and determination
Your query is self explanatory. In fact, let's get specific
Why does an individual that is
lacking father figure and/or deep cultural traditions of manliness
with testosterone producing factories
>into shonen anime
consumes fictional content designed and aimed at young male teens
about space monkeys fighting gods and demons through training and self discipline
I had to screencap the whole autist sperging out about inspiration all day long argument. priceless autism for my collection kek
Post it. I have need of this.
hmm I'd have to collage it, there's 32 seperate screencaps lmfao
If it's too much trouble I'll do it myself (probably).
Still, it was a fucking treat seeing that sperg flip out over inspiration.
What a fucking gay dyel. I hope he gets aids.
I don't know but did you know black people respond more strongly to steroids than other races?
Saiyans are monkeys
it goes a step f urther because there's a lot of black people that literally only watch fight scene complilations of anime. shonen is made teenage boys. do the math.
Yeah why don't they just take inspiration from their long and rich histo- Oh.
Working out in my Vegeta shirt.
I’m a 34 yo boomer who grew up on toonami. I don’t think I would be into fitness if I never watched dbz. I listen to dbz AMVs at the gym.