In a sense, the Red Ribbon Army arc almost reads like a “redo” of the Hunt for the Dragon Balls story arc on Akira Toriyama’s
Although the manga does offer the better Tenkaichi Budokai, the anime perfectly captures the spirit of the arc.
While the anime pads more than it should, it translates the manga well, building just how monumental the Tenkaichi Budokai is about to be.
The Hunt for the Dragon Balls arc might not be the best arc in the series, but it is a fine enough introduction to the
Renan dives deep to discover which format of Akira Toriyama's masterpiece reigns supreme in 'Adaptation Analysis'.