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by bkev
Sun Aug 23, 2015 4:51 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: New Animation VS Old Animation
Replies: 699
Views: 57035

Re: New Animation VS Old Animation

All right, I'll grant you the character design flaws you listed above. That's down to personal taste. But you're comparing apples to oranges with Super and the movies. Of course the movies look better. Is there a single episode of the tv series that looks as good as anything you just posted? If you'...
by bkev
Wed Jul 29, 2015 3:48 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Cure Dragon (Latin American) Watches DBZ dubbed in english.
Replies: 4
Views: 447

Re: Cure Dragon (Latin American) Watches DBZ dubbed in engli

I do think Ron Wasserman helped a little with the score but I'm not certain. Didn't he do jat least Rock the Dragon? I know Levy usually gets full credit. I find it appropriate for the more sci-fi aspects of Z but I wouldn't pick it over Kikuchi. Great for Saturday Morning stuff. As for Yamcha and b...
by bkev
Sun Jul 26, 2015 4:46 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Dragon Ball Z "Seasons" On Blu-ray: News & Discussion
Replies: 6827
Views: 419465

Re: Dragon Ball Z "Seasons" On Blu-ray: News & Discussion

Discotek very rarely if at all has to do any video work themselves. They simply don't have the budget to create new masters - they buy the rights to the newest Japanese ones. Also note that they can't even afford dubs for any of their properties. Of course they're going to listen to the fans - you d...
by bkev
Fri Jul 24, 2015 2:26 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: The Harmony Gold Dub & Broadcast Audio Discussion Thread
Replies: 792
Views: 57431

Re: The Harmony Gold Dub & Broadcast Audio Discussion Thread

He's been active over on his twitter. If a shortform message is enough to get his attention I'd recommend just trying that for now - he used to have a habit of disappearing and not responding.
by bkev
Fri Jun 26, 2015 3:37 am
Forum: Fan-Created Works
Topic: Blu-ray Season Sets with Kai Dub
Replies: 12
Views: 898

Re: Blu-ray Season Sets with Kai Dub

While I (like the majority of Kanzenshuu I might guess) take issues with FUNimation's 16:9 presentation of DBZ, I completely understand where you're coming from. The traced scenes stick out like a sore thumb to the point where I'd almost prefer a cropped presentation to Toei's reanimated scenes. So,...
by bkev
Sun May 10, 2015 5:08 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Positive changes/Woolseyisms
Replies: 108
Views: 4864

Re: Positive changes/Woolseyisms

The only one I can think of is people popcorn. It's one of those few moments that I think the Z dub captures Goku's stupidity and childish nature.
by bkev
Fri May 08, 2015 8:14 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Dragon Ball: Madman sets vs. Blue Bricks?
Replies: 24
Views: 1926

Re: Dragon Ball: Madman sets vs. Blue Bricks?

The Blue Bricks are pretty blurry thanks to aggressive DNR, and unlike the Madman/earlier FUNi saga sets they don't include the Japanese title cards. However, the improved bitrate is definitely worth the upgrade - especially if you watch your stuff on a big screen TV. As for the zooming? I concede t...
by bkev
Mon Apr 13, 2015 5:22 pm
Forum: Music
Topic: Need someone to replace BOG music with Bruce Faulconer. $$$$
Replies: 20
Views: 1645

Re: Need someone to replace BOG music with Bruce Faulconer.

You'd probably be best off making your music selections for someone and then having them edit it into place, otherwise you might not be happy with the result.

I'm not in your camp but there are plenty others that would be interested... just, you may want to look elsewhere.
by bkev
Thu Apr 02, 2015 5:07 pm
Forum: Music
Topic: The music in the Funimation Dub movies made them better.
Replies: 25
Views: 1955

Re: The music in the Funimation Dub movies made them better.

I don't particularly like the replacement score, especially not the movies. But I think that the insert songs do a better job differentiating it from the series than the occasional movie-exclusive Kikuchi track. They help make it feel special. Never cared for the tracks themselves but I definitely s...
by bkev
Tue Mar 17, 2015 4:46 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: bootleg or the real deal? need help
Replies: 7
Views: 644

Re: bootleg or the real deal? need help

I believe there are a few legitimate sets from China that use this box art, but if it has English subtitles, it's a bootleg.
by bkev
Thu Feb 26, 2015 8:21 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Cardcaptor Sakura remaster and DB franchise
Replies: 9
Views: 913

Re: Cardcaptor Sakura remaster and DB franchise

Nothing about DB Kai is truly HD except for the redrawn scenes and animation for the intro, ending and eycatchers. How is 16mm scanned in and presented at 1440x1080 not 'truly HD'? I don't see how your perception of clarity changes the definition of 'high definition'. You make it sound like everyth...
by bkev
Wed Feb 18, 2015 10:04 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Why does original audio matter when Funi's already fixed it?
Replies: 25
Views: 2260

Re: Why does original audio matter when Funi's already fixed

I sincerely question your ability to discern audio quality if you think the work FUNi did was significant, let alone close, to the original quality. Quite snarky, don't you think? While it's not perfect, the FUNi improved audio is quite good considering the source. Definitely better than I could EQ...
by bkev
Sun Jan 04, 2015 6:55 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: A RTD-style DVD set with the Original Toonami Edited dub
Replies: 40
Views: 2224

Re: A RTD-style DVD set with the Original Toonami Edited dub

The Japanese DragonBox sets had a bonus feature that showed off some of the more ridiculous edits made in the early days of the FUNimation dub as still frames. I'd be interested in seeing some of the digital edits and the process that went behind them as a bonus feature on a domestic release - parti...
by bkev
Mon Dec 15, 2014 7:12 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: When it all began for you
Replies: 79
Views: 4546

Re: When it all began for you

About 2000, I think, I saw the FUNi redub of Boss Rabbit's Magic Touch. I was hooked on the original series from there on. It took me until the later part of the Buu arc to get really into Z, though.
by bkev
Sun Nov 30, 2014 8:56 am
Forum: Dragon Ball Kai
Topic: DBZ Kai coming to Toonami
Replies: 254
Views: 19946

Re: DBZ Kai coming to Toonami

I still can't believe that edited OP is shorter than the Nicktoons one. That's just silly, especially if you consider the time slot differences and how that would affect amount of ad time necessary.
by bkev
Sat Nov 29, 2014 5:36 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Bootleg Korean DVDs screenshots
Replies: 33
Views: 2403

Re: Bootleg Korean DVDs screenshots

Hmm. Right off the top of my head: 1. poor bitrate. That doesn't look as bad as some of the other shots you've posted but it's filled with artifacts. 2. That particular shot is actually cropped (unlike the others) as well as filtered more than the blue bricks. I don't mind grainless animation as muc...
by bkev
Tue Nov 04, 2014 5:12 pm
Forum: Dragon Ball Kai
Topic: Ocean Studios' "Dragon Ball Kai" dub seems to be coming...
Replies: 4722
Views: 331513

Re: Ocean Studios' "Dragon Ball Kai" dub seems to be coming.

According to Lee Tockar, this baby's coming out soon! Guess at least the NDAA is over.
by bkev
Sun Oct 26, 2014 9:52 pm
Forum: In-Universe Discussion
Topic: I have been thinking and...
Replies: 9
Views: 750

Re: I have been thinking and...

I... don't think they mow lawns in East District 439.
by bkev
Thu Oct 23, 2014 7:22 pm
Forum: Dragon Ball Kai
Topic: Why did Toei cop-out on making Kai a new animated series?
Replies: 42
Views: 3707

Re: Why did Toei cop-out on making Kai a new animated series

I like how you completely ignored Puto's counter-examples while quoting his post. JacobYBM actually made a good point there. While I myself do prefer the older art, your provided CD cover is not a very good example of why it's worse.
by bkev
Sat Oct 11, 2014 3:51 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: VIZ 3-in-1 Editions Coming Summer 2013
Replies: 675
Views: 53368

Re: VIZ 3-in-1 Editions Coming Summer 2013

Well, so much for uncut! I can take or leave their removal of the cursing, but the art edits are blatant false advertising. It's a shame, too, because I was thinking about getting these.

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