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by Kakacarrottop
Mon Feb 25, 2019 6:13 am
Forum: Fan-Created Works
Topic: FUNi Kai dub with the Ocean Dub / Westwood Dub music?
Replies: 3
Views: 1697

Re: FUNi Kai dub with the Ocean Dub / Westwood Dub music?

Unfortunately there just isn't enough of the Ocean soundtrack released to attempt such a thing. The so called OST of the Mega Man cartoon is just a bunch of vocal songs. Not to mention how low quality the online uploads of the Westwood dub are. As for ripping the songs out of the Saban dub or the M...
by Kakacarrottop
Sat Feb 23, 2019 6:49 am
Forum: Music
Topic: Bruce Faulconer returning to compose the score for DBS?
Replies: 79
Views: 7364

Re: Bruce Faulconer returning to compose the score for DBS?

Anime dubbing as a whole has moved past replacement scores. Literally the only example I can think of that still regularly does it is Pokémon, and even there, the latest movie kept everything except the ending theme song intact. I see absolutely no reason why FUNi would go back to changing the musi...
by Kakacarrottop
Sat Feb 23, 2019 6:35 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Is the tv edit of Tree of Might available outside Rock the Dragon
Replies: 14
Views: 546

Re: Is the tv edit of Tree of Might available outside Rock the Dragon

I think its sad no recordings exist of the T.O.M dub as it originally aired in November 1997, sliced into three TV episodes. It might be the only thing FUNi and Ocean have done that doesn't exist in any capacity on the internet. I mean, even all the Westwood and Blue Water era stuff that only ever a...
by Kakacarrottop
Fri Oct 26, 2018 8:34 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: FUNimation and their use of the term "Season"
Replies: 12
Views: 689

Re: FUNimation and their use of the term "Season"

To quote an old thread here, the actual seasons for the show in America were as follows: Season 1 (1996-1997) Saiyan Arc - 1-26 (1-35) Season 2 (1997-1998) Namek Arc - 27-53 (36-67) Season 3 (1999) Ginyu/Freeza Arc - 54-92 (68-107) Season x (Early 2000) Garlic Jr Arc - 93-101 (108-116) Season 4 (Lat...
by Kakacarrottop
Wed Oct 24, 2018 1:18 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Why don't we get any Halloween episodes in Dragon Ball?
Replies: 18
Views: 817

Re: Why don't we get any Halloween episodes in Dragon Ball?

I felt a lot of the one-off filler episodes from the Saiyan Saga had a Halloween-y vibe to them, with the Pendulum Room, Arlia, Princess Snake, Fake Moon and Hell episodes all being examples. Or that could just be because the og Ocean dub made them feel like that. Also If (old) Funimation had their ...
by Kakacarrottop
Tue Oct 23, 2018 3:16 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Orange Bricks/Blu-Ray Comparisons
Replies: 58
Views: 2309

Re: Orange Bricks/Blu-Ray Comparisons

If you turned down the contrast levels of the Orange Bricks on Avidemux or some other video editing software I'm pretty sure what you would get is the Blu-Rays True. The Blu-rays are nearly identical to the DVDs with some minor tweaks. It's funny people think the Season BDs are that much better whe...
by Kakacarrottop
Sun Oct 21, 2018 4:59 pm
Forum: Dragon Ball Kai
Topic: Ocean Studios' "Dragon Ball Kai" dub seems to be coming...
Replies: 6619
Views: 510990

Re: Ocean Studios' "Dragon Ball Kai" dub seems to be coming...

It always makes me facepalm that Funimation had the nerve to fire a bunch of veterans to only replace them with a bunch of nobodies because they were cheaper. It clearly shows that Funimation wasn't the best company to handle Dragon Ball. When you hire nobodies to dub over a show that was composed ...
by Kakacarrottop
Sun Oct 21, 2018 4:37 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: If FUNimation were to release an 'uncut' Ocean Dub release along with JPN/FUNi dubs?
Replies: 12
Views: 520

Re: If FUNimation were to release an 'uncut' Ocean Dub release along with JPN/FUNi dubs?

^ Or just watch the uncut Pioneer movies with the Ocean cast. Honestly the best way to appreciate the Ocean cast and its consistent But story wise they aren't really connected at all with each other. The (edited) Tree of Might's theme of Saiyan invasion and usage of characters like Tien and Yamacha...
by Kakacarrottop
Sun Oct 21, 2018 4:14 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: If FUNimation were to release an 'uncut' Ocean Dub release along with JPN/FUNi dubs?
Replies: 12
Views: 520

Re: If FUNimation were to release an 'uncut' Ocean Dub release along with JPN/FUNi dubs?

Ocean Kai is your best bet for a consistent way of watching the series with that cast. Apart from that your only hope would be a complete redub from start to finish. The most consistent way of watching the Ocean dub right now is either the edited Tree of Might dub followed by the Saiyan Saga (same ...
by Kakacarrottop
Sun Oct 21, 2018 8:09 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: If FUNimation were to release an 'uncut' Ocean Dub release along with JPN/FUNi dubs?
Replies: 12
Views: 520

Re: If FUNimation were to release an 'uncut' Ocean Dub release along with JPN/FUNi dubs?

To do so, FUNimation would have to fill in the missing parts with the original Japanese audio but considering Saban chopped off so much content of the episodes, the majority of it would be in Japanese while a small portion in English. So, would it be worth it? Probably not and better to leave as it...
by Kakacarrottop
Sun Oct 21, 2018 4:38 am
Forum: Dragon Ball Kai
Topic: Ocean Studios' "Dragon Ball Kai" dub seems to be coming...
Replies: 6619
Views: 510990

Re: Ocean Studios' "Dragon Ball Kai" dub seems to be coming...

Here is another interview pointing to the late 2000 start date for the Westwood dub. This one was with Saffron Henderson, and it's the interview where she revealed her reason for leaving the show (her wedding conflict). She recorded as many episodes as she could in late 2000 before having to leave....
by Kakacarrottop
Sat Oct 20, 2018 4:08 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Does anyone ever actually watch the Z dub with the Kikuchi score?
Replies: 57
Views: 5625

Re: Does anyone ever actually watch the Z dub with the Kikuchi score?

I try to avoid the Funimation dub whenever I can (which is difficult) but if I do have to watch it then it would be with the Kikuchi score, even though the silence makes the acting seem worse for episodes that were intended to have replacement music. The Funimation dub with the Faulconer score is ju...
by Kakacarrottop
Sat Oct 20, 2018 8:35 am
Forum: Dragon Ball Kai
Topic: Ocean Studios' "Dragon Ball Kai" dub seems to be coming...
Replies: 6619
Views: 510990

Re: Ocean Studios' "Dragon Ball Kai" dub seems to be coming...

It's a solid theory, but you're placing too much stock in AB Groupe's involvement. Apart from handling European distribution and providing video tracks for the final four episodes, AB Groupe really had nothing to do with the actual production of the dub in Vancouver. While it's certainly never been...
by Kakacarrottop
Fri Oct 19, 2018 1:54 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Any idea when Funi's in-house dub of the Freeza saga was actually recorded?
Replies: 2
Views: 289

Any idea when Funi's in-house dub of the Freeza saga was actually recorded?

We all know this dub began airing in April 1999 on Cartoon Network. On face value, It would be safe to presume it was recorded from late 1998 to early 1999 due to the large number of episodes. I've read Chris Sabat or someone saying that he got hired in 1997, which makes sense since the in-house cas...
by Kakacarrottop
Thu Oct 18, 2018 8:06 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Orange Bricks/Blu-Ray Comparisons
Replies: 58
Views: 2309

Re: Orange Bricks/Blu-Ray Comparisons

I've compiled what I think is enough images from SEASON 3 to have conclusive evidence as to which variant is better. Episode 75 Orange Brick: https://i.imgur.com/Qfs2v2s.jpg Blu-Ray: https://i.imgur.com/gHkVCZl.jpg Orange Brick: https://i.imgur.com/Bh81N5a.jpg Blu-Ray: https://i.imgur.com/xva4o0f.j...
by Kakacarrottop
Thu Oct 18, 2018 7:04 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: So I watched an episode of the Westwood dub
Replies: 31
Views: 1342

Re: So I watched an episode of the Westwood dub

The music is better than I thought. Obviously if you compare it directly to the Kikuchi score it sounds like cheap garbage but on its own its inoffensive somewhat bland Saturday morning cartoon music that doesn’t distract from the show (which the Faulconer score totally did in my opinion) This is w...
by Kakacarrottop
Sun Oct 14, 2018 8:14 am
Forum: Dragon Ball Kai
Topic: Ocean Studios' "Dragon Ball Kai" dub seems to be coming...
Replies: 6619
Views: 510990

Re: Ocean Studios' "Dragon Ball Kai" dub seems to be coming...

In the case of Rock the Dragon I'm guessing there was some sort of licensing or royalties issue going on. Whoever produced the Westwood dub was competing against Funimation at the time, so it makes sense they wouldn't want to give Funimation free money by using Rock the Dragon. I also theorize that...
by Kakacarrottop
Tue Oct 09, 2018 12:13 am
Forum: Music
Topic: If you were to rank all the scores in Dragon Ball
Replies: 38
Views: 5011

Re: If you were to rank all the scores in Dragon Ball

4. Wasserman- Over time I've grown to find this one the most tolerable of the dub replacement scores, with one or two pieces I can recall off-hand actually kind of liking. Doesn't work for Dragon Ball, but does work for the standard American action cartoon tone. For me the score is ....sufficient? ...
by Kakacarrottop
Mon Oct 08, 2018 12:01 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: How were you introduced into the franchise?
Replies: 50
Views: 1797

Re: How were you introduced into the franchise?

Dragon Ball is honestly something that I've been a fan of since I started forming memories as a toddler, another is Power Rangers. I would probably be considered at the tail end of the Toonami era fandom, having only been 6 years old in 2003 when Funi wrapped up dubbing DBZ and anime mania died down...
by Kakacarrottop
Sun Oct 07, 2018 11:35 pm
Forum: Music
Topic: Has your opinion on Faulconer softened over time?
Replies: 8
Views: 2469

Re: Has your opinion on Faulconer softened over time?

I loved the Funi in-house score as a 6 year old in 2003, not really understanding how different it was from the original Kikuchi music. However, around 2011-ish I rediscovered the Saban dub, having only seen a handful of episodes from when I was really little and from VHS tapings a few years later. ...