Dragon Ball GT takes place five years after Gokuu left to train his apprentice Uub, whose training is now complete. During the final stages of Uub’s training, Gokuu’s old foe Emperor Pilaf infiltrates the Lookout to make a wish on the Black Star Dragon Balls. Due to a slip of the tongue, Pilaf is once again denied world domination and Gokuu is instead turned back into a child. Who could have imagined the dangers that would soon follow this lighthearted event? Making a wish on the Black Star Dragon Balls causes the planet they are used on to explode exactly one year after the wish has been granted. And the Black Star Dragon Balls do not simply scatter across the Earth, they scatter across the entire galaxy. It is up to Gokuu, Trunks, and Pan to retrieve the Balls and save the Earth, but they will find many enemies who are a far greater threat than Emperor Pilaf on their journey throughout the galaxy. – My Anime List
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It may not be cannon but it can be a fun little adventure.
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But as for GT as a whole, I feel that the Black Star Saga and Baby Saga are both canonical. I will personally count them as canon and think that they are both essential and build upon the mythos in new and interesting ways. After that, I consider the rest of it, even the Shadow Dragon Saga, to be a large afterthought. GT is not horrible, it is not a complete plague upon the series and certainly worth watching for fans of the original Dragon Ball and Z. You just need to know where to stop watching, and you’ll have a great time with it. Once again, I don’t think they’ll ever be able to top the Baby Saga for me, as that was sheer magnificence and worth the price of admission alone.
In conclusion, GT is definitely worth a once-over. Find out for yourself if you love or hate it, but don’t think it isn’t worth watching.
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But these is where I need to point something out, GT does not know what mood to take, sometimes it gets really serious and dark, then next episode it gets so silly and whimsical that the first dragonball series seems more mature, never does it get into a comforable middle of these moods like DBZ does.
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Dragon Ball GT contains everything you enjoyed about Dragon Ball Z but remixes it with story and comedy traits as seen in the original Dragon Ball saga but mixes it with the instense battles seen within the later episodes of the Dragon Ball Z saga. In this first season instalment to the GT storyline we are introduced to the new characters with a fast paced moving story that quickly progresses from finding the Dragon Balls into defending the earth from another overcharged alien. If you are a fan of Dragon Ball franchise then obviously watching Drgaon Ball GT is a no brainer, as you’ll no doubtedly enjoy it – however if you are new to the franchise Dragon Ball GT may be worth checking out as it is a lot shorter and easier to enjoy compared to the longer, slower paced series of Dragon Ball Z.
The fact that we have a story that feels like it could deliver something of similar quality to its predecessor is admittedly a pretty good hook into the second half of the series though, provided you’re willing to put up with the aforementioned audio issue and the stuttering story-telling of Dragon Ball GT’s early reckoning. Certainly, Dragon Ball die-hards might want this release just for the sake of keeping their collection complete (particularly with the original Dragon Ball series coming to the UK later this year), but make no mistake that this is no Dragon Ball Z. Then again, what is?
The fun stops the second the opening ends. For some, it might stop long before that.
Narrowly avoids being lumped in with Beyblade and Medabots.