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by Kakacarrottop
Sat Mar 21, 2020 5:58 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Dragon Ball Z Singles - Faithful to Broadcast?
Replies: 22
Views: 664

Re: Dragon Ball Z Singles - Faithful to Broadcast?

The Tree of Might originally aired in syndication as a three-part episode during November 1997, with part one airing the same day as "Immortality Denied" (ep 45) and parts 2 and 3 airing the following week. Obviously it wasn't included as part of the singles Pioneer released. On the singles it just ...
by Kakacarrottop
Fri Feb 28, 2020 7:50 pm
Forum: Website & Community Discussion
Topic: What's Your Occupation?
Replies: 132
Views: 59179

Re: What's Your Occupation?

I've been a university guy since 2016. Whenever I discuss Dragon Ball with ~19 year olds there these days, they mainly remember it through TFS. Interesting seeing the shift from people around my age or older, who caught it when the OG funi dub was still happening.
by Kakacarrottop
Thu Feb 27, 2020 10:58 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Is it time to accept Faulconer OST did it better than the original?
Replies: 514
Views: 9578

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

MasenkoHA wrote:
Wed Feb 26, 2020 7:58 pm
GhostEmperorX wrote:
Wed Feb 26, 2020 7:45 pm

Switching audio between one of the versions, some Kikuchi tracks are still there, just awkwardly mixed in with the Wasserman score.
Maybe in some fan edit? The actual dub never used the Kikuchi music period (Pioneer movies aside)
He might be referring to this

https://vimeo.com/178949321
by Kakacarrottop
Thu Feb 27, 2020 9:14 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Unpopular DB opinions
Replies: 12360
Views: 686727

Re: Unpopular DB opinions

Another unpopular opinion: Funimation aiming DBZ at the young audience in the late 90s was perfect. In the late 90s, people craved more action and violence (WWF, Jerry Springer, South Park, etc. etc.). By starting off with DBZ and using a more action-packed base OST, it helped DBZ connect to Americ...
by Kakacarrottop
Thu Feb 27, 2020 12:02 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Is it time to accept Faulconer OST did it better than the original?
Replies: 514
Views: 9578

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

Like when it comes to being more modern the Faulconer Productions OST has a lot more going for it than the Kikuchi score which goes for a more old-timey kind of thing. Even in the era it debuted in, it was still a mismatch of content of the time. Faulconer Production's used the latest synth tech to...
by Kakacarrottop
Wed Feb 26, 2020 7:43 pm
Forum: Website & Community Discussion
Topic: Members: How old are you?
Replies: 608
Views: 103387

Re: Members: How old are you?

23 in under 3 months. Been watching the anime and playing the video games since 2001 or 2002. I'm quite younger than most people here (and now even a lot older than some) but still can relate to the experience of being into Dragon Ball at the height of the western popularity.
by Kakacarrottop
Wed Feb 26, 2020 7:01 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Unpopular DB opinions
Replies: 12360
Views: 686727

Re: Unpopular DB opinions

Interesting as I found his X-Men score much "darker". It's definitely a lot more serious than the Power Rangers score https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m1ZYStAQhSg When you listen to this you sort of get some Saban DBZ vibes. The DBZ score however also had a lot of rock elements and goofy comedic mus...
by Kakacarrottop
Wed Feb 26, 2020 6:00 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Unpopular DB opinions
Replies: 12360
Views: 686727

Re: Unpopular DB opinions

I agree with ABED. That piece of music of the Wasserman dub when Goku arrives on Namek is pretty good. Heck, I'm even fond of the piece where Vegeta finds out that Gohan has a Dragon Ball. The Faulconer score just is too hardcore. At times the Wasserman score gets "edgy and hardcore", but nowhere n...
by Kakacarrottop
Sat Feb 15, 2020 10:40 pm
Forum: Dragon Ball Kai
Topic: General questions about Dragon Ball Z
Replies: 19
Views: 389

Re: General questions about Dragon Ball Z

Saban clearly had a big influence on the overall direction of the dub. Also, in the credits, all of the people listed in the various music roles (ie music editor, music engineer etc) were Saban guys involved in stuff like MMPR. Saban had a new score composed at Funimation’s request, yes. Saban’s on...
by Kakacarrottop
Sat Feb 15, 2020 9:52 am
Forum: Dragon Ball Kai
Topic: General questions about Dragon Ball Z
Replies: 19
Views: 389

Re: General questions about Dragon Ball Z

Oh i'm sure it was a cost-cutting measure, but I was under the impression the one of the reasons the Ocean cast couldn't return is because Saban abruptly pulled out of the syndication business and left Funimation high and dry. I have no idea if Saban dropped Funimation or vice versa but regardless ...
by Kakacarrottop
Mon Feb 10, 2020 6:35 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Is being attracted to a Dragon Ball character considered weird?
Replies: 156
Views: 23945

Re: Is being attracted to a Dragon Ball character considered weird?

One man's weird is another man's norm. It's all a meaningless social construct in the end.
by Kakacarrottop
Mon Jan 13, 2020 1:20 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Personal Thoughts on the Ocean Dub
Replies: 108
Views: 2485

Re: Personal Thoughts on the Ocean Dub

Also again with saying Shuki Levy was the guy behind the Ocean dub's replacement score, when it was really Ron Wasserman who did and IIRC i don't believe Levy was credited or really had a direct hand in it. It's an honest mistake. Firstly, In 2013 Wasserman's DBZ involvement wasn't common knowledge...
by Kakacarrottop
Thu Jan 09, 2020 5:36 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Yet Another Dub Error
Replies: 38
Views: 993

Re: Yet Another Dub Error

So wait, you're telling me that the crappy, sloppily-done, rushed to market Orange Bricks are technically not even FINISHED!?! Yep. They literally used unfinished production materials when assembling the "Remastered" dub. It's a shockingly bad job. Yikes...as if I needed another reason not to watch...
by Kakacarrottop
Tue Jan 07, 2020 9:54 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Do you actually believe that we are currently in some second Dragon Ball golden age?
Replies: 35
Views: 1261

Re: Do you actually believe that we are currently in some second Dragon Ball golden age?

First golden age = 1986-1997 (original run of the anime trilogy) Second golden age = 1999-2004 (DBZ's peak popularity in the west) Third golden age = 2015-2018 (Dragon Ball Super airs and makes the series relevant again outside of video games, nostalgia for the second golden age grows during this p...
by Kakacarrottop
Tue Jan 07, 2020 5:26 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Do you actually believe that we are currently in some second Dragon Ball golden age?
Replies: 35
Views: 1261

Re: Do you actually believe that we are currently in some second Dragon Ball golden age?

First golden age = 1986-1997 (original run of the anime trilogy) Second golden age = 1999-2004 (DBZ's peak popularity in the west) Third golden age = 2015-2018 (Dragon Ball Super airs and makes the series relevant again outside of video games, nostalgia for the second golden age grows during this pe...
by Kakacarrottop
Sat Jan 04, 2020 1:51 pm
Forum: Dragon Ball Kai
Topic: Ocean Studios' "Dragon Ball Kai" Dub Turns 10; Still Unreleased
Replies: 6796
Views: 631361

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

Seriously, it's not like there is absolutely 0% chance Kai dubbed with the Ocean cast will ever release in any form whatsoever so making noise and spreading the word in those ways will at least get the message out in the event that someone does eventually take interest. I mean as of now it's not at...
by Kakacarrottop
Sun Oct 06, 2019 1:51 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Dragon Ball Z "Composer" Shuky Levy accused of attempted murder by Sarah Brown
Replies: 66
Views: 15360

Re: Dragon Ball Z "Composer" Shuky Levy accused of attempted murder by Sarah Brown

It's crazy how the people behind the English dub for Dragon Ball often turned out to be such disturbed individuals. First we have Bruce Falconer the credit-stealing hack. Then we have Sean Schemmel and his hilariously fragile ego. Vic Mignogna and his fiendish ways. Now the composer for the Ocean d...
by Kakacarrottop
Tue Sep 17, 2019 5:17 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Nostalgia for the so-called dark ages of DB
Replies: 45
Views: 6618

Re: Nostalgia for the so-called dark ages of DB

Let me start this by saying I was born in 1997, which makes me 22 years old as of this posting. That being said, I never grew up during the heyday of DB. At least, not exactly. My experience from DB comes from my older cousin introducing it to me along with my grandmother getting me and my brother ...
by Kakacarrottop
Sat Aug 03, 2019 4:33 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Do you enjoy Complaining about/Discussing/Watching edited versions of DB?
Replies: 32
Views: 2068

Re: Do you enjoy Complaining about/Discussing/Watching edited versions of DB?

it just sounds so goofy and sometimes it's like strangely really menacing ? it's weird. Yeah the aggressive menace is definitely what sticks out in my memory the most along with the heroic "Goku arrives" track mentioned above. While the Saban-era music was higher quality and felt far more professio...
by Kakacarrottop
Sun Jul 28, 2019 9:45 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: A question to those who saw the Saban dub long after the fact
Replies: 78
Views: 3307

Re: A question to those who saw the Saban dub long after the fact

Getting back to the original topic at hand, the Ocean dub is largely just a curiosity for me. I got into the series around the time that the redub starting to get going with the in-house cast, and my only exposure to the Ocean cast was the Over 9,000 meme and finding the odd old dub episode on YouT...