Search found 1163 matches

by Casual Matt
Mon Feb 17, 2014 11:19 pm
Forum: In-Universe Discussion
Topic: Can Bra turn Super Saiyan right off the bat?
Replies: 26
Views: 2870

Re: Can Bra turn Super Saiyan right off the bat?

Pan being 1/4 Saiyan has nothing to do with it, since Goku Jr. & Vegeta Jr. were 1/64 Saiyans, and they had the ability to transform without training, like Goten & Trunks. Just to clarify here, I don't think Pan lacks the capacity to transform, but her more diluted blood may or may not contribute t...
by Casual Matt
Mon Feb 17, 2014 10:06 am
Forum: In-Universe Discussion
Topic: Why were African Americans represented so poorly in DBZ
Replies: 64
Views: 11266

Re: Why were African Americans represented so poorly in DBZ

The anime deciding Blue was a paedophile was pretty disgusting, though. I can see why someone would be offended by that since there are hateful people who will equate homosexuality and paedophilia. However, I just saw them as two separate aspects of the character. Of course one of those aspects was...
by Casual Matt
Mon Feb 17, 2014 9:39 am
Forum: In-Universe Discussion
Topic: Can Bra turn Super Saiyan right off the bat?
Replies: 26
Views: 2870

Re: Can Bra turn Super Saiyan right off the bat?

Should probably start a separate thread... But I'm surprised that Pan was never given the chance to become a Super Saiyan.. She had so many experiences throughout the entire series.. I think if any of the sagas would have worked for her it could have been the baby one.. I always thought it was stra...
by Casual Matt
Mon Feb 17, 2014 8:48 am
Forum: In-Universe Discussion
Topic: DBZ Theme
Replies: 11
Views: 774

Re: DBZ Theme

I always thought the Dragon Ball franchise was great at doing both light hearted comedy and dark serious moments, and doing so has been one of the series greatest strengths. I doubt anybody would really object to the idea of having a new OVA or movie with a darker tone. Heck, Toriyama himself has cl...
by Casual Matt
Wed Oct 19, 2011 8:06 pm
Forum: The Podcast
Topic: Episode #0275 (Mid/Late-October 2011)
Replies: 35
Views: 5673

Re: Episode #0275 (Mid/Late-October 2011)

I haven't actually seen Future Cops, but as I understand it, (spoiler warning) Gokuu shows up at the end.

MovieBob talked about it on his show, The Big Picture.
by Casual Matt
Mon Oct 03, 2011 7:46 pm
Forum: The Podcast
Topic: Episode #0273 (02 October 2011)
Replies: 31
Views: 4974

Re: Episode #0273 (02 October 2011)

I actually kind of like the original Sparking Opening, but only the English version. Don't get me wrong, I love We Gotta Power, but having that song over something other than the actual show intro feels awkward, and as you guys pointed out, it doesn't sync up with the animation at all. The song comp...
by Casual Matt
Wed Aug 17, 2011 7:17 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: What Dragon Ball media do you consider canon
Replies: 89
Views: 5520

Re: What Dragon Ball media do you consider canon

Well, there are two ways to look at it. There's the seperate Universes style, which it seems many people here habe brought up. The manga is it's own seperate self contained entity. The anime's timeline includes DB, DBZ, GT, the TV specials, and some of the movies. Then everything else is just extra ...
by Casual Matt
Wed Aug 17, 2011 6:39 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Is GT really inconsistent?
Replies: 60
Views: 4010

Re: Is GT really inconsistent?

Okay, I watched that scene, and apparently Piccolo doesn't have a halo over his head or anything. So I ask the opposite question, why would the Dragon Balls cease to exist if Piccolo didn't actually "died"? When he was revived in Kaio's planet, Kami-sama and the Dragon Balls returned as soon as the...
by Casual Matt
Tue Aug 16, 2011 9:29 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Is GT really inconsistent?
Replies: 60
Views: 4010

Re: Is GT really inconsistent?

• Why nobody ever mentioned these new Dragon Balls before? Why they needed to travel to namek to search for the namekian Dragon Balls? Because they didn't exist in the Namek arc. They would still have been deactivated. It's also possible they were forgotten even by God/Piccolo. Namek is only an exa...
by Casual Matt
Tue Aug 16, 2011 7:11 pm
Forum: Fan-Created Works
Topic: DragonBall Z Abridged
Replies: 11829
Views: 1027403

Re: DragonBall Z Abridged

SRB2Unleashed wrote:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uo5Rhn8z ... ideo_title

I wanted the owned count to explode on Namek D:
Image

Normally I try to post intelligent responses but my God, the lolz. Funniest thing I've seen in a while.
by Casual Matt
Mon Aug 01, 2011 11:30 am
Forum: The Podcast
Topic: Episode #0266 (24 July 2011)
Replies: 37
Views: 5945

Re: Episode #0266 (24 July 2011)

So what I'm really taking away from this is that FUNimation can't not be releasing DBZ at any given time. They released the single volumes. Almost finished. Stopped. Started releasing the Season Sets. Those finished and the Dragon Boxes started. Dragon Boxes are finishing so they announce these Blu-...
by Casual Matt
Wed Jun 01, 2011 9:43 pm
Forum: In-Universe Discussion
Topic: Errors in Funi's GT not present within the Japanese Dub?
Replies: 30
Views: 2618

Re: Errors in Funi's GT not present within the Japanese Dub?

Yeah, with Trunks recognizing #17 by his ki, I suppose you could make the argument that since #17 and #18 were originally human, they would still have an amount of ki equatable to a regular human while their artificial energy generators are the source of their actual power. However, admittedly, this...
by Casual Matt
Wed Jun 01, 2011 9:38 pm
Forum: In-Universe Discussion
Topic: Yi Xing Long's 10-Fold Kamehahameha?
Replies: 7
Views: 736

Re: Yi Xing Long's 10-Fold Kamehahameha?

Yeah, I believe Yi Xing Long was able to copy other people's techniques just by seeing them.

It's not unprecedented since Majin Boo and Tenshinhan were also shown to have that ability.
by Casual Matt
Mon May 30, 2011 11:55 pm
Forum: In-Universe Discussion
Topic: Did Gohan lose the Super Saiyan form?
Replies: 85
Views: 4952

Re: Did Gohan lose the Super Saiyan form?

Okay, I am once again going to say what I truly believe to be the facts of Dragon Ball canonicity. There's Manga Canon and then there's Anime Canon. The Manga Canon contains the manga. That's pretty much it. The Anime Canon contains the Dragon Ball, Dragon Ball Z, and Dragon Ball GT TV series, some ...
by Casual Matt
Mon May 30, 2011 11:41 pm
Forum: In-Universe Discussion
Topic: What if Vegeta was female?
Replies: 105
Views: 11769

Re: What if Vegeta was female?

Well, *ahem* that was... interesting. Anyway, if Vegeta was a woman I don't really imagine him... her... being much different. He'd be a total Ice Queen. Of course it would certainly spice up the chemistry with Bulma. Anyway, in all seriousness, it probably wouldn't affect the Freeza Arc too much. O...
by Casual Matt
Mon May 30, 2011 11:27 pm
Forum: In-Universe Discussion
Topic: I don't care if they use the term 'ningen'...
Replies: 113
Views: 6777

Re: I don't care if they use the term 'ningen'...

Anyway, back to the topic at hand, I think another aspect of this is that the word "human" isn't used in casual conversation in English the same way it is in the Dragon World. For example, you would likely use a phrase like "I am a reasonable man" as opposed to "I am a reasonable human" even though...
by Casual Matt
Sat May 28, 2011 3:44 am
Forum: In-Universe Discussion
Topic: I don't care if they use the term 'ningen'...
Replies: 113
Views: 6777

Re: I don't care if they use the term 'ningen'...

Guys I don't mean to play mini-mod, but VegettoEX already asked us to keep on topic, so can we try to watch the posts that border on personal attacks? Probably not helping, is all I'm saying. I think the problem here is that some people may be forcing the English definition of the word "human" onto ...
by Casual Matt
Sun May 22, 2011 12:10 am
Forum: In-Universe Discussion
Topic: I don't care if they use the term 'ningen'...
Replies: 113
Views: 6777

Re: I don't care if they use the term 'ningen'...

It would also mean that Kaioshin and Kibito, for some reason, aren't people, since they distinguish themselves from the ningen of the universe. Edit: Kami too, for that matter. Looking back at Herms' thread on the topic , Goku says that Kami and Piccolo were once one gifted ningen , but Kami also t...
by Casual Matt
Sat May 21, 2011 11:42 pm
Forum: In-Universe Discussion
Topic: I don't care if they use the term 'ningen'...
Replies: 113
Views: 6777

Re: I don't care if they use the term 'ningen'...

I think the problem here is that some people may be forcing the English definition of the word "human" onto the Japanese word "ningen". When someone says "human" in English, they're usually referring to a homo sapien, a member of our species. When someone says "ningen", at least in Dragon Ball, what...
by Casual Matt
Thu May 19, 2011 10:37 pm
Forum: In-Universe Discussion
Topic: Did Gohan lose the Super Saiyan form?
Replies: 85
Views: 4952

Re: Did Gohan lose the Super Saiyan form?

Anyway, Gohan clearly didn't have his "Ultimate" power up in GT anymore, for some reason or another, since he was again able to become a Super Saiyan and indeed had to in order to power up. My opinion is simply that since Gohan likely didn't train, he got weaker after the fight with Boo. This same ...