So it’s about time I talked about what my digital artefact for this subject is really going to be about. After a long and hard think about the subject and my own interests in japan media I decided to look at one of my all-time favourite shows; Dragon Ball Z!!! How exactly will I go about this though? Well, I thought the best course of action would be to reflect on the shows major battles and how I remember them as a kid and compare it to how I feel about them now.
I am choosing to post my artefact on my personal blog found here, and it will compose of about 4 major posts about 4 separate fights throughout the shows 4 main sagas. Each fight will have a recount of how I remember the fight going, a reflection on how I felt re-watching the fight plus an in depth analysis of the fight itself. The analysis will include stuff like looking at if the fight took from real life martial arts or is just what the animators felt like drawing at the time, how the public reacted to such a violent kids show being aired in the western world etc.
The 4 fights I have decided would be the best to watch for this artefact are 4 of the most influential fights to appear in the show over the sagas: Vegeta Vs. Goku, Freiza Vs. Goku, Cell Vs. Gohan, Kid Buu Vs. Goku. I have identified these has the key fights over the series as they are Iconic fights for the show. These fights in the show stand out to me because as a kid these were the 4 everyone talked about. Everyone talked about the first Goku and Vegeta battle as the beginning of a rivalry. Everyone remembers the first time Goku went super sayian against Frieza like they remember super sayian Gohan beating cell with the help of his recently deceased father. However, in this artefact I plan to expand on certain points about the show, whether it be the way parents reacted to kids watching the shows or if the fights in the show took from actual martial arts. Just recounting the events and memories isn’t enough for this because I want to delve into the show and the other factors surrounding it.