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Dragon Ball: General Blue Saga by Akira Toriyama

Dragon Ball: General Blue Saga by Akira Toriyama


This review covers Chapters 70-83 (Volumes 6 and 7) in the Dragon Ball series.

Goodreads Synopsis
This installment finds Goku, Kuririn, and Bulma exploring a pirates' cave, where they encounter a cutlass-swinging robot and a giant octopus. Still more threatening is Commander Blue, who is following them to steal the pirates' Dragon Ball.
The first half of the saga is a pirate-themed story as Goku goes through an unremarkable cave system to battle a robot and a talking octopus. It is not that interesting and probably the weakest story that has been featured in the Dragon Ball series so far.

General Blue’s not that great a character either as Toriyama seems to make up his abilities as the story progresses in order to make him "more powerful" than our protagonists. He is a skilled hand to hand combat fighter until he fights Goku, but don't worry he has a backup psychic ability?

But there are lots of great Goku moments throughout, especially when he’s fighting General Blue and a rat inadvertently gives him an opening that allows him to momentarily beat him. When the cave starts to fall in, he saves the rat because the rat saved him - that’s how good-hearted a person he is.


Overall: 3.5/5 for the General Blue Saga. It is definitely the weakest addition to the series so far but hopefully it picks up in the next saga!

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