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by Zephyr
Thu Oct 18, 2018 5:52 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Is Watching the Movies Necessary?
Replies: 20
Views: 330

Re: Is Watching the Movies Necessary?

I'd throw in the Trunks TV special along with that lot, as its a marked improvement in many ways over the manga chapter its based on (since we're also going with "Toei's strongest story additions"). Fair. while still granting a solid dose of Kikuchi, Yanami, and Nozawa in some of Toei's s...
by Zephyr
Thu Oct 18, 2018 11:27 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Is Watching the Movies Necessary?
Replies: 20
Views: 330

Re: Is Watching the Movies Necessary?

I mean, if you're watching all of the TV anime, you should watch DBZ Movie 1, since the Garlic Jr. arc follows from it. That said, if you want the "COMPLETE anime experience", I'd say, yeah, watch em all. A lot of Kikuchi's compositions were made specifically for the films, so watching the...
by Zephyr
Sat Sep 29, 2018 2:36 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Where would you rank DB among "Shounen" Anime
Replies: 95
Views: 2711

Re: Where would you rank DB among "Shounen" Anime

I'd had loved to see Yu Yu Hakusho continue, especially if it was just about to break its own routine and subvert its own habits Which habits? One of the reasons I like YYH so much is because it was long enough to create a world and live in it and get a lot out of it all the while incrementally gro...
by Zephyr
Thu Sep 27, 2018 3:08 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Where would you rank DB among "Shounen" Anime
Replies: 95
Views: 2711

Re: Where would you rank DB among "Shounen" Anime

Maybe Togashi himself is to blame? In the final volume of Yu Yu Hakusho, it seems he says this : It saddens me to say this, but I had explored every possible direction for the YYH characters that I could in the context of a professional publication. All I could do at this point was to start deconstr...
by Zephyr
Thu Sep 27, 2018 2:38 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Where would you rank DB among "Shounen" Anime
Replies: 95
Views: 2711

Re: Where would you rank DB among "Shounen" Anime

I don't really go out of my way to watch things that are "Shonen", especially ones that are labelled as such under the pretense that it's a genre (which basically just amount to the umpteenth flavor of the month imitator of Dragon Ball and Yu Yu Hakusho). So I don't really conceive of some...
by Zephyr
Mon Sep 03, 2018 1:21 pm
Forum: Fan-Created Works
Topic: DragonBall Z Abridged
Replies: 11447
Views: 741623

Re: DragonBall Z Abridged

paints pacifism as genuinely idiotic. Sometimes it is, though. I'd argue more often than not it is. Pacifism applies to more than just outright war. If the police were pacifistic with criminals, they'd never be able to overpower and apprehend them. We have to guard against unjustified brutality on ...
by Zephyr
Sun Sep 02, 2018 9:57 pm
Forum: Fan-Created Works
Topic: DragonBall Z Abridged
Replies: 11447
Views: 741623

Re: DragonBall Z Abridged

I don't believe they were saying that pacifism is always bad, but stubbornly sticking to it in extreme situations like this one is foolish. Right, but again, my point is that what Gohan was stubbornly sticking to is passivity, not pacifism. Yet, it is earnestly presented as just that. It's a distin...
by Zephyr
Sun Sep 02, 2018 2:07 pm
Forum: Fan-Created Works
Topic: DragonBall Z Abridged
Replies: 11447
Views: 741623

Re: DragonBall Z Abridged

Some people IRL are 'cartoonishly evil'. The idea of "evil" is a needlessly archaic and reductive way of conceptualizing actual real world human behavior. Like, I get it, a lot of people have done some utterly fucked up things. It's a convenient label, and it's thus incredibly tempting to...
by Zephyr
Sun Sep 02, 2018 10:51 am
Forum: Fan-Created Works
Topic: DragonBall Z Abridged
Replies: 11447
Views: 741623

Re: DragonBall Z Abridged

But his paralysis and inaction is a result of his pacifism. Yes, and his mistake was that his pacifism needn't have resulted in paralysis and inaction. Gohan is indeed being a coward, and his simply saying "but I'm a pacifist" is indeed just patting himself on the back. He could get his h...
by Zephyr
Sat Sep 01, 2018 8:37 pm
Forum: Fan-Created Works
Topic: DragonBall Z Abridged
Replies: 11447
Views: 741623

Re: DragonBall Z Abridged

I do believe pacifism in the face of immediate violence when you are the only one able to defend not only yourself, but others, is a failing. But if you disagree, you will of course take issue with Android 16's assessment. My issue with 16's assessment is that it tries to paint pacifism as inherent...
by Zephyr
Tue Aug 21, 2018 11:38 am
Forum: Dragon Ball Super
Topic: "Dragon Ball Super (Manga)" Official Discussion Thread
Replies: 26318
Views: 1451428

Re: "Dragon Ball Super (Manga)" Official Discussion Thread

Enjoyed this chapter. While neither version of this arc's characters gave real good reason for even thinking to include Roshi, in both versions he helped sell the point that power isn't everything. The anime showed him using his diverse repertoire of techniques, which was really awesome (though, adm...
by Zephyr
Tue Aug 14, 2018 12:21 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Is Dragon Ball still your favorite shonen?
Replies: 77
Views: 2480

Re: Is Dragon Ball still your favorite shonen?

Yes, Dragon Ball is still my favorite boy, and I don't see that ever changing. G Gundam is my next favorite, and that's not exactly primed to ever dethrone Dragon Ball.
by Zephyr
Sun Aug 12, 2018 6:33 pm
Forum: Dragon Ball Super
Topic: There is one criticism of super I will never agree with
Replies: 32
Views: 1401

Re: There is one criticism of super I will never agree with

I mean, I certainly expected everyone to come back in some way, but nothing about the set up of the tournament in and of itself necessitated that. And despite there being a bunch of stronger people on the sidelines ready to intervene if shit got too out of control, you could have had clever plays in...
by Zephyr
Sun Aug 12, 2018 5:47 pm
Forum: Dragon Ball Super
Topic: There is one criticism of super I will never agree with
Replies: 32
Views: 1401

Re: There is one criticism of super I will never agree with

My avatar is Zamasu's face, I'd say it's pretty clear that I have watched Super. Okay, but have you read or watched the actual series? Because your posts are genuinely reading like "the only martial arts tournaments I've ever seen in my life took place in Dragon Ball Super". And even then...
by Zephyr
Sat Aug 11, 2018 3:56 pm
Forum: Dragon Ball Super
Topic: There is one criticism of super I will never agree with
Replies: 32
Views: 1401

Re: There is one criticism of super I will never agree with

Because tournaments are lazy and boring. Tournaments are just an excuse to avoid writing a gripping and elaborate plot and introduce a well-written and captivating villain. How could anyone find tournaments entertaining? There is hardly any tension, everyone knows that the -antagonist- cannot kill ...
by Zephyr
Wed Aug 01, 2018 6:08 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Dragon Ball Minus is not bad.
Replies: 134
Views: 3130

Re: Dragon Ball Minus is not bad.

But that does preclude it from being a bad story : because it's not a story. It's a bad addendum, not a bad story (you could argue that being an addendum at best, that failing to actually be a story, does make it a bad story, and I wouldn't be compelled to disagree). I think your own devil's advoca...
by Zephyr
Wed Aug 01, 2018 5:20 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Dragon Ball Minus is not bad.
Replies: 134
Views: 3130

Re: Dragon Ball Minus is not bad.

What's been fascinating me of late is using "it's just a short bonus chapter, so how can you expect anything good from it?" as a defense. That kind of mentality bothers me, both because it's not really a defense so much as damning with faint praise, and because it's addressing people's cr...
by Zephyr
Thu Jul 26, 2018 7:42 pm
Forum: Dragon Ball Super
Topic: So can anyone explain how Vegeta suddenly has SSJ God now?
Replies: 68
Views: 2507

Re: So can anyone explain how Vegeta suddenly has SSJ God now?

Super Saiyan Blue = Super Saiyan + Super Saiyan God. Logistically, it would make sense for him to already have it, which would mean he'd need to have undergone the ritual between Battle of Gods and Revival of F. Which the Super anime renders impossible, of course, but that's just the Super anime bei...
by Zephyr
Thu Jul 26, 2018 5:26 am
Forum: Dragon Ball Super
Topic: "Dragon Ball Super (Manga)" Official Discussion Thread
Replies: 26318
Views: 1451428

Re: "Dragon Ball Super (Manga)" Official Discussion Thread

Kanassa wrote:
Doctor. wrote:I kinda hope Goku uses Kaioken and Vegeta uses completed SSB just so the fanbase implodes.

Goku uses SSG Kaioken!

Don't forget Vegeta using Super Saiyan God Red Evolution.
by Zephyr
Thu Jul 26, 2018 4:46 am
Forum: Dragon Ball Super
Topic: An Overlooked Plothole
Replies: 33
Views: 1321

Re: An Overlooked Plothole

There's a chance the elder Kaioshin was just speculating.

A lot of the "rules" "established" in the Buu arc have turned out to be faulty speculation.

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