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by foxfang4
Tue Sep 15, 2020 4:07 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Nappa lookalike in the Namek Saga of the Manga?
Replies: 5
Views: 272

Nappa lookalike in the Namek Saga of the Manga?

Is this supposed to be a gag by Toriyama?
Image: https://ibb.co/gJXnWPt
by foxfang4
Fri Feb 14, 2020 12:08 pm
Forum: In-Universe Discussion
Topic: Why didn’t Vegeta get a power up after training a 2nd year in the ROTS
Replies: 7
Views: 412

Why didn’t Vegeta get a power up after training a 2nd year in the ROTS

This always bugged me. Why didn’t Vegeta get a power up after training a 2nd year in the Room of Time and Spirit? He was basically a new character after having spent his first year with Trunks. Then, he clearly states the benefits of Goku living 24/7 as a Super Saiyan. And yet, he doesn’t seem to ad...
by foxfang4
Tue Feb 11, 2020 4:41 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Team Four Star's influence on Dragon Ball's revival
Replies: 228
Views: 7076

Team Four Star's influence on Dragon Ball's revival

I don't know if this has been touched on. But I would argue that the impact Team Four Star had on Dragon Ball's revival should be seen as being on the level of what the Orange Bricks achieved. To me, their work is more than just a well made abridged series. Deeper inside, you can see the series beco...
by foxfang4
Thu Dec 05, 2019 9:47 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: It's actually amazing that DBZ was successful on Japanese TV
Replies: 116
Views: 4834

Re: It's actually amazing that DBZ was successful on Japanese TV

When I do a run of “Z”, I usually do an episode a day (so, 5-6 episodes a week). The pacing of the original Z series to me is fine up until the fight vs. Freeza begins. At that point, it gets very tedious with the conflict constantly being interrupted by meaningless filler. I’m honestly surprised th...
by foxfang4
Fri Nov 15, 2019 7:57 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Dragon Ball Full Color Manga
Replies: 32
Views: 3553

Re: Dragon Ball Full Color Manga

This is a major bump (2 years inactive). I realized today that the entire Z color manga has already been published in Spanish (the entire Cell and Buu arcs). This got me asking: why hasn't this been translated into English yet? Is there some legal reason. Is Viz waiting for better timing (a future f...
by foxfang4
Thu Oct 03, 2019 8:53 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: I use Dragon Ball as a Teacher
Replies: 1
Views: 2147

I use Dragon Ball as a Teacher

I remember loving Dragon Ball as a teenager. It actually helped me tremendously through a period where I was suffering through a pretty deep depression. In my early 20s, I I got a chance to watch the series in Japanese and I was actually impressed with how much it spoke to me as an adult. I felt, at...
by foxfang4
Sun Sep 15, 2019 9:42 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Any celebrities that like Dragon Ball?
Replies: 148
Views: 28309

Re: Any celebrities that like Dragon Ball?

Last night in the Brazilian soccer league, a pair of forwards for the club Flamengo (Gabriel from Brazil and De Arrascaeta from Uruguay) did the fusion pose after winning the biggest match of the year. Image
by foxfang4
Sat Aug 31, 2019 1:28 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Funimation Leaked Outtakes
Replies: 313
Views: 21320

Re: Funimation Leaked Outtakes

To be honest, I was shocked that Sean Schemmel's career survived a racist outburst he had a few years ago at a convention. I think I can find the clip again, but I've been struggling. It was a panel for Resurrection F, if I'm not mistaken. I remember showing at least 3-4 others this and they were sh...
by foxfang4
Thu Aug 01, 2019 5:46 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Great performances by DB cast in other series?
Replies: 11
Views: 1041

Great performances by DB cast in other series?

What other series are the Dragon Ball voice actors generally excellent in? Recently, I've been watching a lot of older animes and I was surprised by how familiar a lot of the voice actors were. In my view, these were some standout performances: Note: Can be from any dub: Japanese, English, Spanish.....
by foxfang4
Tue May 14, 2019 10:42 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Is Dragon Ball cynical at its core?
Replies: 158
Views: 11736

Re: Is Dragon Ball cynical at its core?

Honestly I think the cynicism is one of the key reasons why DB appeals to adults so much.
by foxfang4
Sat Feb 09, 2019 9:05 pm
Forum: Dragon Ball Super
Topic: Official On-Going Dragon Ball Super Movie Thread: "Broly"
Replies: 14416
Views: 1109811

Re: Official On-Going Dragon Ball Super Movie Thread: "Broly"

I watched DBS: Broly in Japanese, Spanish and some scenes on English. The English dub is the worst version, and I haven't even watched it completely on that version, it changes stuff, like so many times in the past. I mean, from what I hear (I've only seen the dub so far) it's largely faithful asid...
by foxfang4
Sat Feb 02, 2019 10:39 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Chris Ayres' current condition?
Replies: 7
Views: 1793

Re: Chris Ayres' current condition?

Oh so it is him voicing Freeza in Broli? Excellent news. Glad he seems to be on the mend. COPD can be a horrible disease and from what we know he's lucky to be alive. From what I've heard of his understudy Daman Mills he sounds fine but it's clearly someone doing an impression of Ayres. Seeing the ...
by foxfang4
Sat Feb 02, 2019 9:19 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Chris Ayres' current condition?
Replies: 7
Views: 1793

Chris Ayres' current condition?

I'm not sure if this counts relevant to this subforum, but I wanted to see if anyone had any updates on Chris Ayres' (modern voice of Frieza) condition. The most recent update I've found is on this reddit post from 1 year ago. I think this guy is incredible talented, and I was kind of blown away tha...
by foxfang4
Tue Jan 29, 2019 5:26 pm
Forum: Dragon Ball Super
Topic: Official On-Going Dragon Ball Super Movie Thread: "Broly"
Replies: 14416
Views: 1109811

Re: Official On-Going Dragon Ball Super Movie Thread: "Broly"

Like I said, as a result of Paragus's way of rasing him, he tends to snap really quickly regardless of anything. That had nothing to do with him wanting to kill Vegeta. He doesn't even like fighting much less pick one. He attacked Vegeta first because Paragus told him to, obviously he didn't give a...
by foxfang4
Fri Jan 25, 2019 1:14 pm
Forum: Dragon Ball Super
Topic: Official On-Going Dragon Ball Super Movie Thread: "Broly"
Replies: 14416
Views: 1109811

Re: Official On-Going Dragon Ball Super Movie Thread: "Broly"

What TOEI has done with the franchise (especially after the debacle that was the first 2 arcs of Super) is really something. I don't think I've ever seen a company kill it so much reviving a franchise. The good will between the fanbase and the DB property was already stratospheric after the ending o...
by foxfang4
Thu Jan 24, 2019 8:05 pm
Forum: Dragon Ball Super
Topic: Official On-Going Dragon Ball Super Movie Thread: "Broly"
Replies: 14416
Views: 1109811

Re: Official On-Going Dragon Ball Super Movie Thread: "Broly"

Did Broly and Paragus just hangout in that area near the ship for 41 years? It looked different when Chilai and Lemo arrived. So, I'm guessing they carried the ship around as a house because of its distress signal.
by foxfang4
Wed Jan 23, 2019 6:04 pm
Forum: Dragon Ball Super
Topic: Official On-Going Dragon Ball Super Movie Thread: "Broly"
Replies: 14416
Views: 1109811

Re: Official On-Going Dragon Ball Super Movie Thread: "Broly"

Isn't it kind of weird that in 41 years, Broly and Paragus basically didn't move from that 1 spot? Unless, maybe they did leave, and periodically came back to the ship because of a) safety, and b) the rescue beacon?
by foxfang4
Tue Jan 22, 2019 7:31 pm
Forum: Dragon Ball Super
Topic: Official On-Going Dragon Ball Super Movie Thread: "Broly"
Replies: 14416
Views: 1109811

Re: Official On-Going Dragon Ball Super Movie Thread: "Broly"

Now that it's been almost a week, here are some additional thoughts: I'm glad Broly isn't described as THE Legendary Super Saiyan. I always disliked that concept in the old movies, because Goku and Vegeta's accomplishments are cheapened if it's implied they're not real Super Saiyans. Broly's just a...
by foxfang4
Sun Jan 20, 2019 11:22 pm
Forum: Dragon Ball Super
Topic: Official On-Going Dragon Ball Super Movie Thread: "Broly"
Replies: 14416
Views: 1109811

Re: Official On-Going Dragon Ball Super Movie Thread: "Broly"

Does the movie take place in the same day? (From the moment we see Goku/Vegeta fighting)
by foxfang4
Sun Jan 20, 2019 7:51 pm
Forum: Dragon Ball Super
Topic: Official On-Going Dragon Ball Super Movie Thread: "Broly"
Replies: 14416
Views: 1109811

Re: Official On-Going Dragon Ball Super Movie Thread: "Broly"

I was wondering, will the next series follow from where the manga is at (ignoring the Broly film) or will it ignore the manga and continue the series from the Broly film? Is it possible for both narratives to co-exist?