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Sure...compare a guy who could blow up a planet with a sneeze against others who can't xDGoku wins this. BUT since it's too mainstream and i love One Piece i voted for Luffy ;D
More than 1/8 of Japan's population atleast owns 1 copy of One Peice manga.Underrated my ass.
Naruto and Bleach both sell better in America and have higher ratings on Toonami. It's probably due to 4Kids poisoning the well early on, but it is less popular over here.
4kids pretty much ruined a lot of things.*cough* makingpopoblue *cough*
*cough* Sonic X *cough*
The owner of the death note.
Silly Bardock, the Death Note clearly says "The human whose name is written in this notebook shall die."Goku's not human, so it wouldn't work on him.
Actually, he is. The human-like aliens in Dragon Ball are considered human for one reason or another. It usually doesn't make it into translation, but that's the way it's phrased in Japanese. He's human, just not an Earthling.
Doesn't Xenoverse kinda make that questionable, since the Human and Saiyajin races are separate?While I concede they're humanoid, I wouldn't actually call them human.Besides, wouldn't that mean Shinigami would fall under the same category, since they are Human-like?For that matter, would it even work on someone who's died before?If memory serves, the Death Note won't work on someone who's supposed to die before that time.Besides, Light would still have to know Goku's name, and we don't know if Son Goku would appear or Kakarotto.See, this is the kind of stuff that keeps me awake at night. >.>
When did Xenoverse become canon?Shinigami aren't human because they're not established as such in Death Note. The shinigami in Bleach probably count as human, but I have no idea. There's a thread on Kanzenshuu where this is examined in detail by someone who actually speaks Japanese.
As for the rest, I've seen enough translations to know that in a few of those cases, the word "human" isn't explicitly used, it's merely the translation that person used. For instance, in the Ginyu bit, the translation is usually "someone who can change their battle power freely" or "a person who can change their battle power freely."They also made the mistake of saying #17 and #18 aren't human, they're androids.However, this is most certainly not true. They most certainly ARE human. They're cyborgs, built from a human base; a pair of teenagers who were forcibly given cybernetic implants.The way that was interpreted is highly questionable, since the dialogue says "into the humans they were before" not "into humans." After all, one could argue that Goku reverting into his normal form from a transformation could be considered "turning into the Saiyajin he was before."While all of that could certainly be used as evidence in your argument (I'm not completely discounting it), the fact remains that the Death Note itself explicitly says it only works on humans. That means it doesn't effect other lifeforms, and Shinigami are never seen or even mentioned as using their Death Notes to eliminate other beings, only humans.If you took a Saiyajin and placed them into the Death Note universe, I'm fairly certain someone like Light would immediately come to the conclusion that they "look human, but definitely are not."Besides, if that weren't the case, wouldn't DBO have just called the Human race Saiyajin? I mean, it was always something for the fans, and they'd undoubtedly squeal in delight with the idea they're playing as a Saiyajin.
If I'm not mistaken, the term used in those instances is "ningen", which is pretty much a catch-all for humans in Japanese. Cyborgs aren't humans because they're "jinzoningen" -- artificial humans. It's an odd concept given the variety of characters in Dragon Ball and most series don't use a similar convention. The only thing I can think of off the top of my head that does something similar is Zelda. For instance, Gerudos, Hylians, and "normal humans" (the ones with rounded ears) are all human. There's also no special word for the normal, round eared humans, like how there's no specific term for normal humans from Dragon Ball outside of "Earthling". Other people, like the Gorons, are still people, but not humans. (Gohan is consistently described as being half Earthling and half Saiyan if memory serves)It's a bit jarring because it's not something that normally shows up when you deal with science fiction tropes like aliens. It would be like Star Trek called Earthlings, Vulcans, and Klingons all "humans" as an umbrella term. I'd imagine it has something to do with the way Japanese as a language works compared to English, or perhaps it has something to do with their culture.All things said and done, the same word used to describe Goku ("ningen") is also used in that rule about how you can use the Death Note if my memory isn't shoddy today.