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Re: General Yamamoto Rip off thread

Postby Naruto6583 » Fri Apr 24, 2015 9:50 pm

Metalwario64 wrote:Not Yamamoto, but I found that the beginning of Sumitomo's "Go Gohan!" sounds extremely close to Azure Lake from Sonic 3. When I first heard it last year, it sounded familiar, but I replayed Sonic 3 last year, and just listened to this song again, and it jumped out at me.

Now can we get Kikichi back plz Toei? :P

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Re: General Yamamoto Rip off thread

Postby matt0044 » Sat Apr 25, 2015 8:13 am

Metalwario64 wrote:Now can we get Kikichi back plz Toei? :P

Is he still kicking?

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Re: General Yamamoto Rip off thread

Postby Shiyonasan » Sat Apr 25, 2015 11:35 am

matt0044 wrote:
Metalwario64 wrote:Now can we get Kikichi back plz Toei? :P

Is he still kicking?


Yep! He's currently 83 and apparently still composing music. His last work was in 2014 for the 34th iteration of a Japanese TV movie series.

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0452853/

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Re: General Yamamoto Rip off thread

Postby matt0044 » Sat Apr 25, 2015 5:49 pm

Shiyonasan wrote:
matt0044 wrote:
Metalwario64 wrote:Now can we get Kikichi back plz Toei? :P

Is he still kicking?


Yep! He's currently 83 and apparently still composing music. His last work was in 2014 for the 34th iteration of a Japanese TV movie series.

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0452853/

Nice. Can I find a recent piece by him if possible?

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Re: General Yamamoto Rip off thread

Postby DB1984 » Wed May 27, 2015 11:04 am

Hey, here is something I've been wondering:

Is it true that the main reason Toei had a new version of Cha-La Head-Cha-La recorded by Flow was because they wanted to ban the original forever? And that eventually, all traces of the original will be lost forever? This was what an individual on YouTube told me.

Though Kenji Yamamoto did not compose the original (Chiho Kiyooka did), Yamamoto was, however, responsible for its arrangements.

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Re: General Yamamoto Rip off thread

Postby VegettoEX » Wed May 27, 2015 11:07 am

DB1984 wrote:Is it true that the main reason Toei had a new version of Cha-La Head-Cha-La recorded by Flow was because they wanted to ban the original forever? And that eventually, all traces of the original will be lost forever? This was what an individual on YouTube told me.

There is 100% absolutely no truth to that statement whatsoever.
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Re: General Yamamoto Rip off thread

Postby DarkPrince_92 » Wed May 27, 2015 7:57 pm

DB1984 wrote:Is it true that the main reason Toei had a new version of Cha-La Head-Cha-La recorded by Flow was because they wanted to ban the original forever? And that eventually, all traces of the original will be lost forever? This was what an individual on YouTube told me.


There you have it. No. The Youtube DBZ community is... I have no words for my disdain for majority of it.
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Re: General Yamamoto Rip off thread

Postby Naruto6583 » Wed May 27, 2015 8:30 pm

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DB1984 wrote:Is it true that the main reason Toei had a new version of Cha-La Head-Cha-La recorded by Flow was because they wanted to ban the original forever? And that eventually, all traces of the original will be lost forever? This was what an individual on YouTube told me.


There you have it. No. The Youtube DBZ community is... I have no words for my disdain for majority of it.

I have to agree with you there. A good majority is usually fabricated for the most part to the dbz youtubers I subscribed to where from kanzenshuu
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I can't believe this... well I can at this point. But, goddamn that was my favorite one from that game.
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Re: General Yamamoto Rip off thread

Postby fadeddreams5 » Fri Jul 24, 2015 11:32 pm

Yamamoto is a plagiarizing legend. lol.
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Re: General Yamamoto Rip off thread

Postby coola » Sat Jul 25, 2015 3:59 pm

Seriously, at this point I'm surprised he is not in jail, at least he lost his face and will never be involved in any project.
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Re: General Yamamoto Rip off thread

Postby DB1984 » Sat Jul 25, 2015 4:51 pm

It's all sad, really, either way you look at it.

Like I said in this page, it was Kenji Yamamoto who arranged the original version of CHA-LA HEAD-CHA-LA, my favorite song in all of Dragon Ball. I do not think the song would have been as awesome, if someone else working on the music in the series had arranged it.

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Re: General Yamamoto Rip off thread

Postby Naruto6583 » Sat Jul 25, 2015 6:04 pm

DB1984 wrote:It's all sad, really, either way you look at it.

Like I said in this page, it was Kenji Yamamoto who arranged the original version of CHA-LA HEAD-CHA-LA, my favorite song in all of Dragon Ball. I do not think the song would have been as awesome, if someone else working on the music in the series had arranged it.

Didn't he also arrange unmei no hi and mind....power..ki?
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Re: General Yamamoto Rip off thread

Postby Attitudefan » Sat Jul 25, 2015 6:24 pm

DB1984 wrote:It's all sad, really, either way you look at it.

Like I said in this page, it was Kenji Yamamoto who arranged the original version of CHA-LA HEAD-CHA-LA, my favorite song in all of Dragon Ball. I do not think the song would have been as awesome, if someone else working on the music in the series had arranged it.

It's probably why they don't use the original arrangement for Cha la, and instead use other artists' arrangements for the song.
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Re: General Yamamoto Rip off thread

Postby DB1984 » Sat Jul 25, 2015 7:04 pm

Attitudefan wrote:
DB1984 wrote:It's all sad, really, either way you look at it.

Like I said in this page, it was Kenji Yamamoto who arranged the original version of CHA-LA HEAD-CHA-LA, my favorite song in all of Dragon Ball. I do not think the song would have been as awesome, if someone else working on the music in the series had arranged it.

It's probably why they don't use the original arrangement for Cha la, and instead use other artists' arrangements for the song.


I thought we've already established that the original song was NOT banned by Toei. If it was, this site would have reported on it by now.

Also, the original song was played in episode 165 of Game Center CX, where Arino plays Dragon Ball Z: Super Butōden. Well after Kenji Yamamoto got the boot. Doesn't sound like Toei has banned the original song, does it?

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Re: General Yamamoto Rip off thread

Postby Nomake Wan » Mon Jul 27, 2015 9:33 pm

dbboxkaifan wrote:Isn't Warriors Room related to Daft Punk music? It sounds very much alike.

Example

Finally got my account activated and am reviving this one to put in an interesting note about Warrior's Room. While I don't know about the meat and potatoes of the song, I can say for sure that the intro part was ripped verbatim from a very unexpected source. It's from a song called "Otoha Taisou ~TAISOU OR DEAD~" from a special CD released by MAKURA-SOFT to celebrate their game H2O Footprints in the Sand getting an Anime version. The CD version was released on October, 2006 and I went and uploaded the promo video they released for the song below. At around 22 seconds in, it'll start sounding reaaaaaaally familiar. :wink:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2mU0yf1sRvQ#t=0m22s

EDIT: Was just watching Game Center CX 165, where Arino plays Super Butouden 1. Perfect Cell's Theme had a really familiar chord progression! After wracking my brain for a few minutes I realized that it's "Open Your Heart" by Madonna. Come on, Yamamoto. :P

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Re: General Yamamoto Rip off thread

Postby Lord Beerus » Tue Jul 28, 2015 9:17 am

Naruto6583 wrote:
DB1984 wrote:It's all sad, really, either way you look at it.

Like I said in this page, it was Kenji Yamamoto who arranged the original version of CHA-LA HEAD-CHA-LA, my favorite song in all of Dragon Ball. I do not think the song would have been as awesome, if someone else working on the music in the series had arranged it.

Didn't he also arrange unmei no hi and mind....power..ki?

Yes. Yamamoto arranged both Unmei no Hi ~Tamashii VS Tamashii~ and Mind Power ...KI. And those are my favorite insert songs in the entire franchise. I feel so dirty for loving them so much knowing a major plagiarist is significantly responsible for those songs.

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Re: General Yamamoto Rip off thread

Postby fadeddreams5 » Tue Jul 28, 2015 5:07 pm

He arranged those too?! Love "his" work.

I feel if he stuck around till the end of Kai, DBZ would finally have an optimal soundtrack for me. The soundtrack was only going to get better after Frieza saga. :(
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Re: General Yamamoto Rip off thread

Postby Shiyonasan » Sun Aug 23, 2015 4:10 pm

Another day, another rip-off. However, this one's pretty minor. If you listen to the rhythm in the guitars in the Judas Priest song starting at the 9 second mark, you'll hear almost the same guitar riff from the Budokai song, except at slightly different rhythms.

Budokai 1 -The Battle With All My Force
Judas Priest - All Guns Blazing


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