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by Lord Beerus
Wed Oct 20, 2021 7:04 pm
Forum: Dragon Ball Super
Topic: "Dragon Ball Super (Manga)" Official Discussion Thread
Replies: 41319
Views: 3864502

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

Random and scattered thoughts of Chapter 77: GOD... .... .... ....DAMNIT. This chapter was exactly what I feared... and unnecessary crowbarring in of a character who has so been so divorced from his initial inception that it has a knock-on effect on how you may perceive the story. I made my opinion(...
by Lord Beerus
Tue Oct 19, 2021 8:05 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Long Live Chris Ayres
Replies: 61
Views: 1391

Re: Long Live Chris Ayres

What a tragedy.

A phenomenal voice actor and a great person

RIP Chris Ayres
by Lord Beerus
Sun Oct 17, 2021 7:19 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Why does the OG Dragon Ball gets so little love from TOEI / BANDAI etc
Replies: 32
Views: 540

Re: Why does the OG Dragon Ball gets so little love from TOEI / BANDAI etc

The Dragon Ball Z "brand" is simply much more popular and bankable for distributors like Toei and Bandai. That's not to say there isn't a market to advertise for "OG Dragon Ball". It just doesn't have a "gimmick" to associate with it as Super Saiyan does for the "Z" portion of the story, to push mer...
by Lord Beerus
Sat Oct 16, 2021 12:35 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Is anyone annoyed that the revival happened?
Replies: 221
Views: 4222

Re: Is anyone annoyed that the revival happened?

To answer the question asked by the OP, no, I'm not annoyed the revival ever happened. While there are certainly some elements introduced in the new stories that create issues with some of the themes in the original story, they can be ultimately ignored because Dragon Ball ended in 1995. Any materia...
by Lord Beerus
Sun Oct 10, 2021 6:44 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: So...Gokuism. Your thoughts on it?
Replies: 24
Views: 698

Re: So...Gokuism. Your thoughts on it?

Holy Gokuist Text #5: A man of rich content must abandon all blood relatives and acquaintances to feverishly combat with impoverished child.
by Lord Beerus
Thu Oct 07, 2021 3:38 pm
Forum: Dragon Ball Super
Topic: Official On-Going Dragon Ball Super Movie #2 Thread: "Super Hero"
Replies: 1469
Views: 80275

Re: Official On-Going Dragon Ball Super Movie #2 Thread: "Super Hero"

If Golden Freeza was received as a step back after Beerus, the Red Ribbon Army suddenly showing their logos again after the likes of Broly, Moro and Granola is like a quadruple backflip back to the starting line. Unless they have another Cell or Android #21 up their sleeves, what threat can they po...
by Lord Beerus
Thu Oct 07, 2021 3:07 pm
Forum: Dragon Ball Super
Topic: Official On-Going Dragon Ball Super Movie #2 Thread: "Super Hero"
Replies: 1469
Views: 80275

Re: Official On-Going Dragon Ball Super Movie #2 Thread: "Super Hero"

Wow... that teaser trailer looked like dog shit. And there hasn't been anything show that seriously piques my interest in this film from a narrative perspective. God... the only possible sliver of interest for me so far is that Broly is going to appear, but I have a horrible feeling it will be a gl...
by Lord Beerus
Thu Oct 07, 2021 2:02 pm
Forum: Dragon Ball Super
Topic: Official On-Going Dragon Ball Super Movie #2 Thread: "Super Hero"
Replies: 1469
Views: 80275

Re: Official On-Going Dragon Ball Super Movie #2 Thread: "Super Hero"

Wow... that teaser trailer looked like dog shit. And there hasn't been anything show that seriously piques my interest in this film from a narrative perspective. God... the only possible sliver of interest for me so far is that Broly is going to appear, but I have a horrible feeling it will be a glo...
by Lord Beerus
Sat Sep 25, 2021 3:55 pm
Forum: Dragon Ball Super
Topic: "Dragon Ball Super (Manga)" Official Discussion Thread
Replies: 41319
Views: 3864502

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

I'd be cool if the plan was to revive the Saiyans. That would be a ton of interesting new character interactions to have! Now that would be a real jumping the shark moment and I would bail on the franchise if Super pulls anything like that. Bringing back the likes of Future Trunks and Freeza have a...
by Lord Beerus
Sat Sep 25, 2021 3:16 pm
Forum: Dragon Ball Super
Topic: "Dragon Ball Super (Manga)" Official Discussion Thread
Replies: 41319
Views: 3864502

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

I'd be cool if the plan was to revive the Saiyans. That would be a ton of interesting new character interactions to have! Now that would be a real jumping the shark moment and I would bail on the franchise if Super pulls anything like that. Bringing back the likes of Future Trunks and Freeza have a...
by Lord Beerus
Sat Sep 25, 2021 11:14 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: With DB targeting a more international audience nowadays, do you see a minority someday becoming part of the main cast?
Replies: 153
Views: 3446

Re: With DB targeting a more international audience nowadays, do you see a minority someday becoming part of the main ca

No. As other users have pointed out, Dragon Ball is very much rooted in Asian culture, specifically Japanese and Chinese culture and mythology. It's also important to note that Japan still remains the country where Dragon Ball is most popular and profitable. And with how Japan is a very homogeneous ...
by Lord Beerus
Fri Sep 24, 2021 3:59 pm
Forum: Dragon Ball Super
Topic: Rank the DBS arcs from worst to best
Replies: 41
Views: 1569

Re: Rank the DBS arcs from worst to best

Worst to best - Manga: Battle Of Gods arc (Barely even an arc to begin. It's basically a glorified cliff notes version of the far superior movie) Universal Survival arc (I give it points for trying something unique with its narrative but it's the execution that matters, and man, this arc just falls ...
by Lord Beerus
Wed Sep 22, 2021 9:13 am
Forum: Dragon Ball Super
Topic: "Dragon Ball Super (Manga)" Official Discussion Thread
Replies: 41319
Views: 3864502

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

LoganForkHands73 wrote:
Wed Sep 22, 2021 6:15 am
Uh, guys... You don't think... Bardock might be Granola's father? No, surely not... Nooo...
That would be the most audacious twist in all of Dragon Ball. I would hate and love Toyotaro so much if he went for this.
by Lord Beerus
Tue Sep 21, 2021 4:20 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Dragon Ball Super Gets Cancelled Overseas Over Sexual Harassment Claims
Replies: 458
Views: 12508

Re: Dragon Ball Super Gets Cancelled Overseas Over Sexual Harassment Claims

The point is that gag fiction makes light of some seriously dark matters at times, regardless of your ability to perform those actions. The vast majority, like I’m gonna say 99 percent of people would agree that genocide is BAD. Sexual assault is normalized and minimalized all the time. This. Isn’t...
by Lord Beerus
Tue Sep 21, 2021 10:22 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Dragon Ball Super Gets Cancelled Overseas Over Sexual Harassment Claims
Replies: 458
Views: 12508

Re: Dragon Ball Super Gets Cancelled Overseas Over Sexual Harassment Claims

I've personally never found Master Roshi's sexual antics funny in the slightest, and I'm glad there seems to be some kind of pushback against it. Unfortunately, this kind of humour is standard boilerplate not just within Dragon Ball, but within manga and anime in general in Japan given how very cons...
by Lord Beerus
Tue Sep 21, 2021 4:30 am
Forum: Dragon Ball Super
Topic: "Dragon Ball Super (Manga)" Official Discussion Thread
Replies: 41319
Views: 3864502

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

Nuh-uh. When I mentioned there were at least three lines of dialogue ("Bardock is as surprising as ever. It’s only taken him several days to fully recover.", "He’s quite a guy.", and "By now, his battle power should be pretty close to 10,000.") I meant it -- the whole premise of that exchange perta...
by Lord Beerus
Mon Sep 20, 2021 8:52 pm
Forum: Dragon Ball Super
Topic: "Dragon Ball Super (Manga)" Official Discussion Thread
Replies: 41319
Views: 3864502

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

Gokuu's contrast with the average saiyajin's cruelty (not whole culture because being a fighter and other traits are defining traits of Gokuu since before they make him a saiyajin) is far from being "Goku's entire character", and is still present even if canon Burdack was what some perceive or want...
by Lord Beerus
Mon Sep 20, 2021 5:00 pm
Forum: Dragon Ball Super
Topic: "Dragon Ball Super (Manga)" Official Discussion Thread
Replies: 41319
Views: 3864502

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

I liked that, in the original series and the OVA, Bardock wasn't this important figure but a grunt with enough self-awareness to try to start a revolution. Bardock was a fighting prodigy in the TV special with an ability that no other Saiyan had. I'd argue it's actually Toei's version of the charac...
by Lord Beerus
Mon Sep 20, 2021 2:52 pm
Forum: Dragon Ball Super
Topic: "Dragon Ball Super (Manga)" Official Discussion Thread
Replies: 41319
Views: 3864502

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

Random and scattered thoughts of Chapter 76: - As much as I would want to give shit to Vegeta for acting like an ungrateful asshole when Goku is trying to save his life, it at least was handwaved that Vegeta needed to be an asshole to tap into his God power (Ultra Ego). So at least it made sense. - ...
by Lord Beerus
Sun Sep 19, 2021 6:07 am
Forum: Dragon Ball Super
Topic: "Dragon Ball Super (Manga)" Official Discussion Thread
Replies: 41319
Views: 3864502

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

The biggest culprit for Dragon Ball modern mediocrity is the suits. Broly, Freeza, Mirai Trunks, Bardock..., there's a trend here. Remake stuff, played it safe and inject that sweet nostalgia into everyone veins. At least they weren't playing it safe with Freeza in ToP, because his character was di...