Should Dragonball continue as a series or as movies?

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Re: Should Dragonball continue as a series or as movies?

Postby TheZFighter » Fri Jan 19, 2018 2:53 pm

I don't think the movies have ever been all that great personally so I'd prefer another series, provided it was well done.

Having said that, regardless of what I might think about everything Super has done, I've enjoyed getting new regular DB content again.
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Re: Should Dragonball continue as a series or as movies?

Postby pacz360 » Fri Jan 19, 2018 3:24 pm

Slaythe wrote:You can't make competent use of this current cast in movies though.

A show can either set up an adventure or some team of bad guys to fight (around 10).

Otherwise everyone would just get glorified cameos fighting insignificant dudes while Goku and Vegeta shine.

And yes you could argue that's also the case in the show, but hell, at least we got Gohan and 17 up there, and Roshi+18 did amazing too.

My sentiments exactly I'm not a fan of movies given the amount of time restriction placed on them

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Re: Should Dragonball continue as a series or as movies?

Postby Eternal Super Saiyan » Fri Jan 19, 2018 4:08 pm

Both movies and series, just as long as both source materials are consistent with each other. :P

Also I never got one chance to see a DB movie in the theater. I would pay to see it more than once next time.
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Re: Should Dragonball continue as a series or as movies?

Postby perucho1990 » Fri Jan 19, 2018 10:29 pm

OLKv3 wrote:Murata takes over and makes a new WSJ manga
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He already mentioned he doesnt want to work in a weekly schedule again.

He could do a monthly one while still working with OPM..

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Re: Should Dragonball continue as a series or as movies?

Postby majinwarman » Fri Jan 19, 2018 11:05 pm

TheZFighter wrote:I don't think the movies have ever been all that great personally so I'd prefer another series, provided it was well done.

Having said that, regardless of what I might think about everything Super has done, I've enjoyed getting new regular DB content again.

I have to agree with you. I like Super and want a tv show to watch. I do like new Dragon Ball movies, but I think the format of having just new movies wouldn't be able to keep Dragon Ball alive long term. I think ,both as a fan and a man who understands business, that a tv show is the best course of action.
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Re: Should Dragonball continue as a series or as movies?

Postby Mac » Sat Jan 20, 2018 3:19 am

Series. I can't stand the movies.

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Re: Should Dragonball continue as a series or as movies?

Postby dragon boss z » Sat Jan 20, 2018 4:04 am

tbh the best thing would probably be seasonal arcs. They would have movie quality production but be long enough to tell the complete story.

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Re: Should Dragonball continue as a series or as movies?

Postby Ki Breaker » Sat Jan 20, 2018 4:19 am

Series, the movies don't cut it for me, the real fun is in waiting a week for the next revelation
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Re: Should Dragonball continue as a series or as movies?

Postby Professor Freeza » Sat Jan 20, 2018 4:23 am

Series> Movies

Any Story is better told overtime. An example will be the Beerus arc.

The film was ridiculously long. 105 mins in the Fuji TV Version. That like 4 Anime episodes.

The arc did justice to Beerus' power AND SSG. Really showed how powerful these beings are, leaps and bounds ahead of what they faced before. The movie didnt show that much.

Would you have liked to see the Black arc in a 2 hour movie? It will be impossible.


If they only go for movie profit, they will shoot themselves in the foot, as the series sales more merch in the long term than any movie.

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Re: Should Dragonball continue as a series or as movies?

Postby BrolyKale » Sat Jan 20, 2018 4:35 am

I'd like to see more dbs movies, that'd be cool. Movies are not that long, you don't have to wait 1 week to know what will happen at the end and the movies visually look better.
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Re: Should Dragonball continue as a series or as movies?

Postby Michsi » Sat Jan 20, 2018 4:57 am

I'm conflicted about this. On one hand, the movies will obviously be of higher quality and I love me some well animated actions scenes, but on the other hand, the one hour and a half run-time is not enough to give the non-Goku characters a chance to properly shine.

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Re: Should Dragonball continue as a series or as movies?

Postby emperior » Sat Jan 20, 2018 8:49 am

Other than dragonball2018.com they registered a 2019 and 2020 site, which could mean Dragon Ball may continue only under the movie format. I hope that's not the case, and I wish this year's movie won't be about Goku and co. but about the ancient Saiyans without Goku as the main character, so that a show set after EoZ can happen after the movie.
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Re: Should Dragonball continue as a series or as movies?

Postby Super Saiyan Swagger » Sat Jan 20, 2018 8:59 am

dragon boss z wrote:tbh the best thing would probably be seasonal arcs. They would have movie quality production but be long enough to tell the complete story.

I would love a seasonal Dragon Ball anime. That would benefit the animation quality so greatly and there wouldn't be any need for padding when it comes to the story.

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Re: Should Dragonball continue as a series or as movies?

Postby Grimlock » Sat Jan 20, 2018 10:11 am

SirTorra wrote:So my question for all of you is should Dragonball continue as a weekly series. Perhaps a seasonal series? Or would it be best for Dragonball to focus on movies instead? Perhaps a movie every other year with some OVA in between? What would be the best for Dragonballs future? How would you go about it?


I prefer movies as they are more straightforward, little to no long and boring scenes. But in the event they adapt stuff like Dragon Ball Online or a prequel, I think a series is required, as both of them can't be rushed.

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Re: Should Dragonball continue as a series or as movies?

Postby IntoTheFire » Sat Jan 20, 2018 10:43 am

Ki Breaker wrote:Series, the movies don't cut it for me, the real fun is in waiting a week for the next revelation


I agree with this. Movies could be great but I don't have the patience to wait a year for each one. I find it hard when I have to wait an extra week for an episode, let alone this. I would much rather have a series.
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Re: Should Dragonball continue as a series or as movies?

Postby prince212 » Sat Jan 20, 2018 11:15 am

Series based on manga that extends the contents and movies with separate thoughts arcs non related with the series context
Like always manga - series - movies
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Re: Should Dragonball continue as a series or as movies?

Postby Daimo-Rukiri » Sun Jan 21, 2018 12:52 am

Why not both?
I feel if Dragon Ball returns to TV it's going to be a new series but you never know... As for movies, keep 'em coming!

Isn't the Super manga continuing despite Super ending? Would be cool to see an anime based on what comes after the TOP :)
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Re: Should Dragonball continue as a series or as movies?

Postby KingKaash » Sun Jan 21, 2018 2:15 am

I think a seasonal series would be best. Because it would give writers a chance to breath in between. Imagine after the U6 vs U7 tournament they took a 2-3 month break and then dropped the Future Trunks Arc. And then after the Future Trunks arc they took another 2-3 months break and then dropped the ToP arc. I think that would be excellent because it should probably result in better animation and maybe even better storyline planning.

Movies are cool but they are just too short for me. There's rarely in-depth character growth in movies either. And we have to wait too long in between movies
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Re: Should Dragonball continue as a series or as movies?

Postby Sani007 » Sun Jan 21, 2018 5:23 am

Manga + Series + Movies.
I don' t care 1 (Yamamuro) movie for every 1-2 years when we had a very good TV series (with Karasawa, Takahashi, Tate ...)
Also, I can only watch the movie after the BD release and I will surely know all spoilers.
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Re: Should Dragonball continue as a series or as movies?

Postby Lionel » Sun Jan 21, 2018 5:29 am

I didn't even watch the first two arcs of Super, let alone the original movies. My personal preference is for a committed-to episodic series. Is that bound to happen? A series, yes, but probably not committed to. I certainly wouldn't have any interest with the movies if they're going to have the same subject matter as this upcoming one.


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