I got inspired by watching Dragonball, the early episodes when Goku enters the tournament.
The goal of these animations is a lot of things. For instance I didn't use a single DBZ sound effect in these. So I'm messing around with sound to make these my own. Camera movement was another focus. Not too focused on effects in these animations. I will do my best in the short time period that I have.
You'll notice that the fighting has a lot of pauses or breaks and the intensity doesn't last very long in each little bout. The reason for this is pretty simple. I wanted to give off the impression that you're watching Dragonball where there powers are lower in level and not Dragonball Z where there powers are huge over a million. So that will be the theme through out these animations. Don't worry I'm giving off the impression that all the contestants are evenly matched, plus they are pretty powerful too.
I also made the environment 3D but kept the characters are on the same level. It turned out looking pretty good.May have to mess with the position of the layers in the future.
Also this is another way for you guys to win prizes! :D
To find out more on the animations and how you can enter the next tournament stay tuned!