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by Rory
Wed Dec 02, 2020 10:17 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Why isn't Dragonball classified as a sci-fi anime series?
Replies: 18
Views: 548

Re: Why isn't Dragonball classified as a sci-fi anime series?

When your main character is an alien who travels to outer space and battles other aliens then you've crossed over into science fiction. It's not the primary genre, no, but it becomes an additional genre for the series. This was not the case pre-Z however. I mean, pre-'Z' had robots, it had dragon r...
by Rory
Mon Nov 23, 2020 12:50 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Animaniacs (2020 reboot) homages DBZ
Replies: 12
Views: 586

Re: Animaniacs (2020 reboot) homages DBZ

sangofe wrote:
Sat Nov 21, 2020 2:05 am
No, it doesn't. There's nothing about "Super Saiyan" here.
It golden aura sorta felt like it was a Dragon Ball specific nod.
by Rory
Sun Nov 22, 2020 8:45 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Kirby Morrow, Third Canadian Voice of Goku, Passes Away
Replies: 43
Views: 1569

Re: Kirby Morrow, Third Canadian Voice of Goku, Passes Away

This really took me off guard. His voice, as others have mentioned already, was really recognisable. I remember him once saying in an interview for the Ocean Kai dub, that he was "too cool" to play the role of Gokuu, and it sort of hit me why his voice never totally sat right with me for the role. I...
by Rory
Sat Nov 21, 2020 11:28 am
Forum: Dragon Ball Super
Topic: "Dragon Ball Super (Manga)" Official Discussion Thread
Replies: 38002
Views: 3058820

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

The page with Oob is pretty much the only time post-revival Dragon Ball has made me feel anything, I was legitimately thrilled to see that kind of reserved, yet impactful imagery in this series. Shame they had to go and take the wind out of its sails by explaining everything on the next page, but th...
by Rory
Tue Sep 15, 2020 12:15 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Favorite cover art
Replies: 32
Views: 974

Re: Favorite cover art

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The Pioneer DVDs, while somewhat inconsistent, really felt like they had money/effort behind them. Reminds me of their title cards, where they always added the nice little CG effect somewhere to give each episode a bit of extra personality.
by Rory
Sun Jun 28, 2020 2:55 pm
Forum: Video Games
Topic: Anyone else think BT2 had one of the worst story modes of any of these games?
Replies: 9
Views: 788

Re: Anyone else think BT2 had one of the worst story modes of any of these games?

The devs at Spike bit off more than they could chew. They simply weren't equipped to animated such a large amount of content, so they found a lazy solution: Stick models in their idle poses, and every now and then make them do something very minor in order to break up the monotony. When the devs at ...
by Rory
Sat May 02, 2020 6:38 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Unpopular DB opinions
Replies: 13271
Views: 851210

Re: Unpopular DB opinions

Since that SS2 thread just got bumped, and it's an appreciation thread, I felt it more appropriate to post this here: I don't like SS2. Well it's a bit more complicated than that, mainly I don't like the handling of it, and the consequences this handling had on the series moving forward. It was grea...
by Rory
Tue Apr 28, 2020 2:47 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Gotenks is by far the most annoying canon character of the entire franchise
Replies: 45
Views: 2608

Re: Gotenks is by far the most annoying canon character of the entire franchise

I was indifferent to Gotenks as a teenager, bordering on slightly disliking him. These days the gag kind of lands for me, even if he's supposed to be thirsty for revenge (since Boo killed his parents after all), the arc as a whole is kind of like watching a train wreck at this point, so seeing somet...
by Rory
Thu Apr 23, 2020 10:27 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Who is your favourite character?
Replies: 29
Views: 1427

Re: Who is your favourite character?

Muten Roshi's development from unassuming letcher, to mystical mentor, to the guiding hand for the next generation really nets him my #1 spot. Roshi vs Tenshinhan reads as the beating heart of Dragon Ball to me, and his journey was so neatly wrapped up in the Piccolo arc. He was one of the few chara...
by Rory
Mon Apr 20, 2020 6:31 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: So, did DBZ Movie 14, and everything after scratched your DB itch?
Replies: 51
Views: 2412

Re: So, did DBZ Movie 14, and everything after scratched your DB itch?

Broly was a one off and that level of animation (which is already overpraised) isn't possible in a TV series. I'm not even talking about frames per scene animation, I'm talking not overly saturated colours, top tier character design (having the characters look good moving isn't just about more fram...
by Rory
Sat Apr 18, 2020 5:07 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: So, did DBZ Movie 14, and everything after scratched your DB itch?
Replies: 51
Views: 2412

Re: So, did DBZ Movie 14, and everything after scratched your DB itch?

Weirdly I didn't think I had an itch until I watched Super Broly. It was almost a revelation, like "oh shit, I guess I don't hate this series after all". Since then I've been in a weird place of wanting more but knowing I won't likely be satisfied by it (due to Toei).
by Rory
Thu Apr 16, 2020 6:11 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: What if Yamcha cheated on Bulma with a GUY.
Replies: 51
Views: 4751

Re: What if Yamcha cheated on Bulma with a GUY.

Not got too much to add here, besides the act of conflating being gay and being afraid of women is pretty yikes.
by Rory
Thu Apr 02, 2020 6:47 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Dragon Ball/Z/GT home releases moving forward
Replies: 14
Views: 1018

Re: Dragon Ball/Z/GT home releases moving forward

I am in the camp that the broadcast audio isn't make-or-break for me. Yeah, it would be nice, but it's just not that important to me. I doubt that Funimation would care enough to use it, but here's my question: would that forgive them? Would the fans value that over Funimation's treatment of the vi...
by Rory
Thu Mar 19, 2020 8:17 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Dragon Ball/Z/GT home releases moving forward
Replies: 14
Views: 1018

Dragon Ball/Z/GT home releases moving forward

I'm likely treading on thin ice here, so I'll say up front that I obviously don't want to start a discussion here of how to get your hands on any of the recently released broadcast audio, whether you should or shouldn't do this, or really any discussion about the broadcast audio in general. Please, ...
by Rory
Wed Mar 04, 2020 8:28 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Is it time to accept Faulconer OST did it better than the original?
Replies: 529
Views: 23253

Re: Is it time to accept Faulconer OST did it better than the original?

It's no surprise at all that the Faulconer score ended up drastically more popular. This has to be bait. If not, you're aware nearly every single country has the Kikiuchi score, right? Only the US got it from mid-Freeza to Boo. Even other English speaking countries who got Faulconer only had it for...
by Rory
Sun Mar 01, 2020 3:41 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Is DBZ Sci-Fi?
Replies: 26
Views: 1285

Re: Is DBZ Sci-Fi?

https://www.kanzenshuu.com/guides/manga/spines/refreshed_spine.jpg?ffe5dc Dragon Ball is a story that borrows from ancient legends, science fantasy and martial arts in film. It ducks and weaves between these inspirations as the story goes on, it leans into the science fantasy more in certain arcs, ...
by Rory
Sat Feb 29, 2020 8:19 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: What is your opinion about the artistic style of Dragon Ball Super?
Replies: 37
Views: 1855

Re: What is your opinion about the artistic style of Dragon Ball Super?

I'm going to respond with a few points, then stop replying, because I see this getting old fast. Firstly, I feel like you've taken my viewpoint to an extreme and created a strawman out of it. My viewpoint (which I'll remind you, is mine, at no point did I even remotely imply you were in any way wron...
by Rory
Sat Feb 29, 2020 7:01 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: What is your opinion about the artistic style of Dragon Ball Super?
Replies: 37
Views: 1855

Re: What is your opinion about the artistic style of Dragon Ball Super?

That's not at all what being a visual medium means. It doesn't mean it's about having pretty pictures. It means you can convey the story using visuals. It's visual STORYTELLING, not VISUAL storytelling. A visual medium is communicating via visuals. Whether more meaning is found in the visuals or wh...