DragonBall Z Abridged is possibly the most well-known of the Abridged series. An Abridged series is really a fan-based parody of a regular TV show, keeping the same story beats but lovingly poking fun at the series that’s being abridged. It’s not quite the same as, for example, DragonBall Z Kai, which fits the dictionary definition of abridged but is really a more compact version of the series with no added jokes making fun of tropes and memes connected to the series or adding minor alterations to the characters for the sake of humor.

In tonight’s showcase you may have seen Team Four Star’s parody but on their Four Star Bento channel co-creators, vocal performers, and writers Scott “KaiserNeko” Frerichs and Nick “Lanipator” Lani are doing a commentary track of sorts for the series one (or two if they’re short) episode at a time and discussing their thoughts on it, how it holds up, what they would do differently, and sometimes remembering things they don’t want to. Tonight we’ll look at the first episode to get you started.

First, though, let’s look at the actual first episode of DragonBall Z Abridged as it originally posted to Team Four Star’s YouTube channel.

And here’s the commentary part.

As of this writing they are up to episode 18, during the Freeza Saga, while thanks to my backlog I’m up to episode five. Of the commentary I mean. Even I’ve completed their regular DBZA run. You can catch more of the commentaries on their Four Star Bento channel and they link to the original Abridged episodes if you want a refresher.


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A would be comic writer looking to organize his living space as well as his thoughts. So I have a blog for each goal. :)

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