About two years ago, I came across Dragon Ball Z on my local television station. Intrigued at the idea, I watched it for a few minutes and decided that it was simply another childish fighting cartoon, like the Ninja Turtles, only with less violence and lots of talking. Fortunately for me, one of my friends was already a fan of the series, and he proved to me otherwise. Since then I have been an avid fan, mostly because I've found ways to get uncensored versions of manga and anime. The point I am making is that, while FUNimation deserves its due respect for bringing over such a wonderful series, they have created from it a cheezy Sunday cartoon which, at first glance, appears to be aimed for children under 8. Akira Toriyama has created a masterpiece which deserves to be shown in its full glory. There is no reason to cut out such parts as Piccolo's Masakkanpokko (I know it's spelled wrong, but you try it) going through Goku and Radditz, which in my opinion is one of the most emotionally involving instants in any TV series in recent history. The moment loses a large part of the drama involved, as well as presenting a confusing situation to viewers. After all, if Radditz stopped the attack with his body, as it seemed, then how did Goku recieve enough damage to die? Without the hole in his body, it seems as if Son is uninjured, and really has no excuse for not popping up and laughing at his evil brother. With this edit having already taken place, there is no point to trying to fix it. The only thing I hope is that in the future, the more dramatic moments and the more violent and involving fights remain intact.

Oh yes, one final comment: There is really no point in saying that people are going to another dimension. Kids can handle death on TV. Throw us a bone here.

- "SnGoku"