Presently, the newest movie of the Dragon Ball series, ‘Dragon Ball Z: Resurection of F’ is airing in all cinemas throughout Japan. Two days after the start of its airing, the topic of Kame Senin (also known as Master Roshi in Dragon Ball’s English dub) – who apparently became extremely powerful in the movie – quickly became a subject of popular discussion in many Japanese forums and websites.
Japanese news website, Buzz Plus News shares the opinion of Toriyama Akira, the creator of the Dragon Ball series, and offers insight on this viral discussion of Kame Senin’s sudden power-up:
・Kame Senin went viral on the internet!!
Kame-senin seems quite popular as of late, but the people who saw the movie are probably expressing their joy to the fact that “original creator Toriyama Akira is writing the script, so we can enjoy this movie without unease”. In this movie, Son Goku’s master, Kame Senin, makes a number of appearances, but seeing the topic of Kame Senin becoming so viral is really quite surprising…
・Kame Senin seems to have ‘retired’ from fight scenes altogether.
Actually, in the movie, he demolishes all of Frieza’s soldiers (laughs)! We won’t spoil it for those who haven’t watched the movie, but even after he fought with the evil demon King Piccolo, he undoubtedly remains a battle-hardened character. But it is true that ever since the Vegeta, Frieza, and Cell story arcs, he seemed to have ‘retired’ from fight scenes.
・Kame Senin was originally that strong.
According to comments written by Toriyama Akira in Jump Comics’ ‘Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection of F, Volume F’ (ドラゴンボールZ 復活のF F巻) , Kame Senin is mentioned to be “only that strong if he feels like it”.
・Kame Senin hasn’t been fighting seriously up until now!?
In other words, up until the events of this movie, he hasn’t made any serious effort in fighting (laughs)! Generally looking at what’s happening in the movie, Krillin is displaying an equal, or perhaps more, fighting power than Kame Senin. By the way, in this movie, Golden Frieza’s power level is at one hundred quintillion (100’000’000’000’000’000’000).
Though Kame Senin may be obsessed with things like puff puffs, aerobics videos, or dirty magazines, he actually seems like a great man. Maybe only more so, if he went to help fight against Raditz when he came to Earth…
Translations by Kuuin.
Very special thanks to Herms of Kanzenshuu for pointing out the hideous inaccuracies.
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