He’s already dead…
I’d be a fucking crazy person if I talked all the shit I do about DBZ but didn’t recognize that FotNS is just as dumb and tropey. Shonen power fantasy anime/manga from that rough block of time are all sort of like that.
FotNS will always hold a very special place in my heart because watching the movie (waaaaay back in the dark ages of animu when I found the Streamline Pictures version on VHS at the mall) was the first experience where I realized I was watching some Japanese ass cartoons.
Then people started getting super murdered in really exotic ways and way later you get a brief flash of boobies. Left a lasting impression.
For me it’s an “of its time” thing. If you saw it as I did or can put yourself in that mindset, its a fun time. But that style of anime has come a long way since then and other than exploding heads, slicing fingers, and extremely large men fighting each other FotNS is really straightforward.
However if you don’t love the original theme song to the show you are a goddamn monster.
Edit: Actually thinking about it more and doing some internet digging, I think it was the Orion home video version. They had a nifty run of English anime. I remember buying up a bunch of those.