nato25 wrote:I could almost agree with you Kbabz and I definitely see the point you are coming from. Maybe if TOEI/Shueisha/whoever is in charge of all this stuff now treated it more like alternate takes on the same story I'd agree with you, but to me it just comes off as them not caring enough to fact check before releasing material or not marketing alternate takes on a story as such.
Well of course Toei has never bothered enough to ever, say, clarify that Curse of the Blood Rubies was an alternate take of what was presented in the anime even though it uses the same artists and crew and is based on the same source material, even when that film first came out. And as mentioned in this episode, the guide books bring up
these discrepancies and then just go "question marks????? ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ "
The fact that the guide books do that sort of thing is a primary factor as to why I consider the Daizenshuu and Chozenshuu and what have you to not be the Dragon Ball bibles that they are often revered to be, and more books that just reiterate stuff from the source material that are closer to marketing puff pieces than anything else. I can understand why they'd be incredibly useful in the days before Toei put the original Japanese versions out on DVD for people to easily check, though.