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2017 is shaping up to be a mini-DB resurgence in the U.S

Postby mecha3000 » Sat Nov 05, 2016 6:34 pm

EDIT: Guys, it's been confirmed. 2017 will be a tremendous year to be a DB fan for the U.S!!!

With the recent announcement of Funimation's license of Dragon Ball Super, I'm really thinking 2017 might be the year for Dragon Ball's resurgence outside Japan (or at least in U.S and Canada - besides places where DB Super is already licensed). I mean, think about it. Next year, we're getting (most likely getting, in some cases):

1. Funimation's (CONFIRMED) Dragon Ball Super English Dub Release

2. Funimation's (NOW CONFIRMED) Dragon Ball Z Kai: The Final Chapters/Buu Saga English Dub Release

3. Bandai America's (CONFIRMED) Release of Dragon Ball Super Toys (In Retail Stores No Less)

4. Dragon Ball Super Vol. 1 (CONFIRMED Viz English-Language Manga) Releasing May 2, 2017

So far - These are the four things that are definitely coming next year. It's possible Kai's Buu Saga might premiere on Toonami in mid-late December, but it definitely won't see a Blu-ray/DVD release until 2017. Also, it's possible a new DB game will come out (either in the form of a collection of previously-released games OR a new game). But all in all, next year is the year of Dragon Ball Super's English Release - A fact cemented by three of my four points being focused on DB Super English releases (anime, manga, and toys). Also, Funimation's Kai was announced February 2010 and its Nicktoons premiere was announced March 2010. So, far all we know - Funimation might announce where Super is airing as soon as next month (especially since English voice of Beerus: Jason Douglas let it slip that they started production already in the summer)

So yeah, as a hardcore DB fan - Next year sounds like a mini-Dragon Ball resurgence. Japan got their DB resurgence with DB Super and Resurrection 'F' (I know we got it too, but not Super at the same time) in 2015 and now it seems like it's time for others to feel it too. It's also weird how so much of my favorite childhood stuff is making a comeback next year such as: Spider-Man with Spider-Man: Homecoming and Sonic with Sonic Mania/Project Sonic.
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Postby Lord Beerus » Sat Nov 05, 2016 7:08 pm

Yeah, I certainly agree that 2017 is shaping up to being on hell of year for Dragon Ball fans outside of Japan. I just hope that momentum continues from that point on and Toei doesn't drop the ball when it comes to supporting the fans in the West.

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Postby precita » Sat Nov 05, 2016 7:50 pm

Still feels strange that after all these years Dragonball is back.

When Kai was announced I thought we would never get anything "new" ever again, because Kai was just spliced together DBZ footage rather than all newly animated. Sometimes its surreal to think we actually have a new Dragonball show airing week after week after all this time.

If you told people what we had now back in 2006-2007, people would have laughed and told you to wake up from delusional fantasy land.

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Postby mecha3000 » Sun Nov 06, 2016 7:59 pm

precita wrote:Still feels strange that after all these years Dragonball is back.

When Kai was announced I thought we would never get anything "new" ever again, because Kai was just spliced together DBZ footage rather than all newly animated. Sometimes its surreal to think we actually have a new Dragonball show airing week after week after all this time.

If you told people what we had now back in 2006-2007, people would have laughed and told you to wake up from delusional fantasy land.


Well, back in 2006-2007 - I was barely starting to purchase the DVDs and was still in elementary school so yeah - Dragon Ball still felt recent enough on its own, especially since Funimation still hadn't yet released Wrath of the Dragon when I first got Fusion Reborn and A Hero's Legacy (my first two Dragon Ball DVD purchases).

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Postby Cure Dragon 255 » Sun Nov 06, 2016 8:15 pm

Make no mistake, 2017 IS THE YEAR OF DRAGON BALL! Accept no substitutes!

...lol. But yeah. All this hype will make for an awesome year!


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Postby Dbzfan94 » Sun Nov 06, 2016 8:17 pm

precita wrote:If you told people what we had now back in 2006-2007, people would have laughed and told you to wake up from delusional fantasy land.


I feel the same way. Hell, even in 2013 after Battle of Gods, the whole "new series" rumors were going around.

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Postby DBZAOTA482 » Sun Nov 06, 2016 8:23 pm

Still won't measure up to Dragon Ball in it's peak here during 1999-2002 (or 2003).
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Postby Cure Dragon 255 » Sun Nov 06, 2016 8:28 pm

True, True, very true. I doubt it will reach those levels.

Buts its still going to be awesomesauce!!


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Postby huzaifa_ahmed » Sun Nov 06, 2016 10:59 pm

DBZAOTA482 wrote:Still won't measure up to Dragon Ball in it's peak here during 1999-2002 (or 2003).


It's a Japanese property entirely made for the Japanese in mind. It doesnt need to be popular here. Let it be a niche, sub-only+cheap dub release like almost all other anime. There's no need to adapt it for non-anime fans like FUNi did in 1999.

It would be nice if Nickolodeon or Cartoon Network aired it in primetime, considering the history. I share GWOtaku's opinions regarding this subject.

https://twitter.com/GWOtaku/status/794610795363635200 & even this: https://twitter.com/GWOtaku/status/794611456083902466

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Postby RandomGuy96 » Sun Nov 06, 2016 11:47 pm

I'm kind of amazed that the franchise has managed to print money to the extent that it has in the past three years. It previously had no real new content in nearly 20 years, bar some games and a handful of specials, and its production has been consistently half-assed.
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Postby Cure Dragon 255 » Mon Nov 07, 2016 12:11 am

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DBZAOTA482 wrote:Still won't measure up to Dragon Ball in it's peak here during 1999-2002 (or 2003).


It's a Japanese property entirely made for the Japanese in mind. It doesnt need to be popular here. Let it be a niche, sub-only+cheap dub release like almost all other anime. There's no need to adapt it for non-anime fans like FUNi did in 1999.

It would be nice if Nickolodeon or Cartoon Network aired it in primetime, considering the history. I share GWOtaku's opinions regarding this subject.

https://twitter.com/GWOtaku/status/794610795363635200 & even this: https://twitter.com/GWOtaku/status/794611456083902466


You want a replacement score? Nah, to be fair he only said "IF that's what it took for them to air it". I'm majorly against replacement scores.ESPECIALLY if its going to be aired to children. We need to learn children dont care for music replacements nowadays.


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DBZAOTA482 wrote:Still won't measure up to Dragon Ball in it's peak here during 1999-2002 (or 2003).


It's a Japanese property entirely made for the Japanese in mind. It doesnt need to be popular here. Let it be a niche, sub-only+cheap dub release like almost all other anime. There's no need to adapt it for non-anime fans like FUNi did in 1999.

It would be nice if Nickolodeon or Cartoon Network aired it in primetime, considering the history. I share GWOtaku's opinions regarding this subject.

https://twitter.com/GWOtaku/status/794610795363635200 & even this: https://twitter.com/GWOtaku/status/794611456083902466


You want a replacement score? Nah, to be fair he only said "IF that's what it took for them to air it". I'm majorly against replacement scores.ESPECIALLY if its going to be aired to children. We need to learn children dont care for music replacements nowadays.


I don't want a replacement score, but yes, as stated, if it's really that bad...there are certain folks who just want a typical subtitled home release...when this is a children's show. If they can air it to kids, I certainly would prefer that over a home release if it came to that.

It'd be nice if the plan for that alternate faithful dub for the series had gone through.

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Postby Baggie_Saiyan » Wed Nov 09, 2016 7:17 pm

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DBZAOTA482 wrote:Still won't measure up to Dragon Ball in it's peak here during 1999-2002 (or 2003).


It's a Japanese property entirely made for the Japanese in mind. It doesnt need to be popular here. Let it be a niche, sub-only+cheap dub release like almost all other anime. There's no need to adapt it for non-anime fans like FUNi did in 1999.

It would be nice if Nickolodeon or Cartoon Network aired it in primetime, considering the history. I share GWOtaku's opinions regarding this subject.

https://twitter.com/GWOtaku/status/794610795363635200 & even this: https://twitter.com/GWOtaku/status/794611456083902466

It's primarily aimed for Japanese market sure but not entirely otherwise Toei wouldn't be so hard pressed in wanting a TV deal for international license, if what you say is true then the show would have been licensed and released a long ago. Resurrection "F" is proof that Toei are thinking of international more then just an after thought, the film rolled out pretty quickly internationally and had it's world premiere in the U.S. Also Kai was also what probably started Toei into thinking more about the international market as Final Chapters was originally only intended for them! So again the primarily focus maybe on Japan but far from the entirety.

Also what do you mean like most other anime? Sure they're niche but their dubs aren't cheap at all. Most releases are bilingual nowadays only the nichest of niche anime or shows that didn't stream well seem to be subbed only releases.
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Postby mecha3000 » Thu Dec 08, 2016 8:11 pm

Guys, it's been confirmed. 2017 will be a tremendous year to be a DB fan!!!

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Postby Dragon Ball Ireland » Fri Dec 09, 2016 7:43 am

DBZAOTA482 wrote:Still won't measure up to Dragon Ball in it's peak here during 1999-2002 (or 2003).


I'd argue while it may not be as big it will be genuinely better because we have superior dubs and cheaper home releases nowadays.
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Postby sangofe » Fri Dec 09, 2016 11:54 am

mecha3000 wrote:EDIT: Guys, it's been confirmed. 2017 will be a tremendous year to be a DB fan!!!

With the recent announcement of Funimation's license of Dragon Ball Super, I'm really thinking 2017 might be the year for Dragon Ball's resurgence outside Japan (or at least in U.S and Canada - besides places where DB Super is already licensed). I mean, think about it. Next year, we're getting (most likely getting, in some cases):

1. Funimation's (CONFIRMED) Dragon Ball Super English Dub Release

2. Funimation's (NOW CONFIRMED) Dragon Ball Z Kai: The Final Chapters/Buu Saga English Dub Release

3. Bandai America's (CONFIRMED) Release of Dragon Ball Super Toys (In Retail Stores No Less)

4. Dragon Ball Super Vol. 1 (CONFIRMED Viz English-Language Manga) Releasing May 2, 2017


Why are you only talking about the english speaking market here? I believe the many other markets world wide are important...

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Postby Bansho64 » Fri Dec 09, 2016 1:22 pm

sangofe wrote:Why are you only talking about the english speaking market here? I believe the many other markets world wide are important...

Yeah, I gotta agree with this. If the thread's gonna be titled "mini-resurgance outside Japan", it's only fair we discuss NUMEROUS places that it's resurging in. English speaking countries aren't the only ones. We got numerous new broadcasts of the franchise in other countries, new remasters airing on TV, and OVAs coming out in places where they haven't before. Late 2016 has contributed to this resurgence as well.

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Postby Ki Breaker » Fri Dec 09, 2016 3:28 pm

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sangofe wrote:Why are you only talking about the english speaking market here? I believe the many other markets world wide are important...

Yeah, I gotta agree with this. If the thread's gonna be titled "mini-resurgance outside Japan", it's only fair we discuss NUMEROUS places that it's resurging in. English speaking countries aren't the only ones. We got numerous new broadcasts of the franchise in other countries, new remasters airing on TV, and OVAs coming out in places where they haven't before. Late 2016 has contributed to this resurgence as well.

I too agree with this, pretty tired of people taking only English speaking market into consideration all the time..
Give some love to others too..

Still this thread is good and informative for me, so it ain't that bad :D
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Postby sangofe » Fri Dec 09, 2016 3:35 pm

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sangofe wrote:Why are you only talking about the english speaking market here? I believe the many other markets world wide are important...

Yeah, I gotta agree with this. If the thread's gonna be titled "mini-resurgance outside Japan", it's only fair we discuss NUMEROUS places that it's resurging in. English speaking countries aren't the only ones. We got numerous new broadcasts of the franchise in other countries, new remasters airing on TV, and OVAs coming out in places where they haven't before. Late 2016 has contributed to this resurgence as well.

I too agree with this, pretty tired of people taking only English speaking market into consideration all the time..
Give some love to others too..

Still this thread is good and informative for me, so it ain't that bad :D


Yeah, but it really should include other countries than the US if you talk about "outside Japan".

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Postby mecha3000 » Fri Dec 09, 2016 5:30 pm

Guys, to be fair - I did mention "at least U.S and Canada" so I did acknowledge it wasn't for everyone. Also, I figured this thread might cause some controversy eventually with the "outside Japan" part - but I couldn't think of a way to describe the title without saying that because I knew some fans might be like, "You idiot, 2015 was the real DB renaissance because that's when we got Xenoverse, Resurrection 'F', and Super". So, I just said OUTSIDE JAPAN.

However, I do agree and understand that I shouldn't just acknowledge the English speaking places - so I'll change the title to better reflect what I'm talking about.


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