My weekly trip through memory lane continues every time I watch another episode Dragon Ball Kai. Dragon Ball Kai is the remastering in High-definition of Dragon Ball Z one of the first anime series I was exposed after getting cable television and access to Cartoon Network’s Tonami in the late 90’s. My First Impressions of Dragon Ball Kai post went live many months ago but as the Ginyu Force arc nears an end I felt it was my responsibly to to geek out on a blogpost dedicated to the mighty Ginyu Special Corps.
Captain Ginyu, Recoome, Burter, Jeice and Guldo
Who are the Ginyu Force?
A team of super-elite and powerful warriors, they are called upon by Frieza to assist in the defeat of Vegeta and obtainment of the Dragon Balls on Planet Namek during the course of the Namek Saga and Captain Ginyu Saga in an attempt to regroup from Zarbon and Dodoria’s previous failure. Though physically some of the very strongest in the universe, the Ginyu Force’s arrogant members delight in coming up with strange poses, betting candy on fights, and playing Rock-Paper-Scissors to decide the order they should fight.
Rocking Red Rockstar
It’s very nostalgic remembering when I was a 13-14 year old fighting with friends over who was who in the Ginyu Force, Burter and Jeice being the most popular with some of our childish reasons being because Burter was so fast he was the best because speed beats power and my reason for choosing Jeice being he must have been popular with the ladies because of his rockstar accent and long hair, plus it also helped that red was my favourite colour.
I am the prince of all Saiyans
It’s no surprise that they would eventually all meet gruesome deaths at the hands of Goku and Vegeta, but I take heart though because I was also a big Vegeta fanboy back then and his ruthlessness, arrogance and lofty ambitions were second to none. So join me in remembering some of the baddest mofos in the galaxy by watching their introduction video below and then voting on the poll afterwards on who was your favourite or most memorable Ginyu Force Member.