The fans grew up watching seven dragon pearls anime before Funimation purchased the franchise rights, remember the ridiculously long name given to an attack that Raditz, Goku’s brother, teased but never used. The next generation is treated to the same spectacle, with both dubs essentially delivering the biggest attack no one has ever seen in Dragon Ball history. However, none of this is really a deal in the manga.
In the original dub, Raditz alludes to an attack he was later prevented from using against Piccolo on two separate occasions. Saiyan first says he has an attack he likes to call “Keep an eye on the baby bird”, before instructing Piccolo to famously do it, only to stop when the Scout his reaches Goku’s power level. When fighting Piccolo again, Raditz not only mentions the attack he never originally used, but also recalls its name, this time more like an order for Piccolo to obey, before Goku interrupted by grabbing his brother’s tail. In the Funimation dub, Raditz referred to the attack as “Double Sunday,” but again this was never shown.
Dragon Ball Doesn’t Really Name Raditz’s Attacks
While there are many facts fans don’t know about Raditz, the manga has made things worse for the less fortunate Saiyan. In the first battle, Raditz didn’t even hint at a move. He just made a general statement about showing the Namekians his true power. The second time around, Raditz makes no mention of the attack he nearly unleashed on Piccolo or, as he called it, his true strength. Instead, Raditz just said that playtime was up and that he would destroy Goku and Piccolo with an explosion.
The two anime dubs clearly exacerbated an attack that wasn’t particularly handled in the manga. The most striking difference is that there is no name. While most of the attacks in Dragon Ball Z are essentially the same, those specified are easier to remember and even feel more important or significant in comparison. Otherwise, they are just ki explosions. The fact that Raditz not only named an attack he never performed, but also gave them catchy names added to their mystique while alluding to what they could do. “Keep your eye on the birdie” gives the impression that it is capable of moving more than a normal attack while “A Double Sunday” implies that there can be two explosions.
Dragon Ball Z anime dub makes Raditz more terrifying
The anime dub attempted to make a character with a very short “stage life” in the story a little more engaging, teasing that Raditz has two special attacks he’s named. for a long time and then prevent fans from seeing them. While Dragon Ball seems to have forgotten about Raditz, even in the Dragon Ball Super sequel, the anime inadvertently improved upon the manga, making this abused character a little more interesting. what a shame Dragon ball True fans will never get to see Raditz’s mysterious attacks.