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by Theophrastus
Mon Dec 17, 2018 10:28 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Viz launching $1.99/month manga subscription service, includes DB/Z/Super/Yamcha manga series + Full Color chapters.
Replies: 12
Views: 1094

Re: Viz launching $1.99/month manga subscription service, includes DB/Z/Super/Yamcha manga series + Full Color chapters.

Is there any way us European people can subscribe? Viz's supported regions are the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, New Zealand, Australia, South Africa, the Philippines, Singapore, and India. So if you live in the UK or Ireland, you should be able to just do so from Viz's websit...
by Theophrastus
Mon Dec 17, 2018 2:59 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Viz launching $1.99/month manga subscription service, includes DB/Z/Super/Yamcha manga series + Full Color chapters.
Replies: 12
Views: 1094

Re: Viz launching $1.99/month manga subscription service, includes DB/Z/Super/Yamcha manga series + Full Color chapters.

Well, the subscription hasn't quite gone live yet, but you can see placeholders for all the stuff that's in "The Vault" (actually clicking anything goes to a 500 Error page). https://www.viz.com/shonenjump We can see that the subscription includes Viz's release of the black-and-white DB (and "Z") ma...
by Theophrastus
Mon Dec 10, 2018 7:27 pm
Forum: Dragon Ball Super
Topic: "Dragon Ball Super (Manga)" Official Discussion Thread
Replies: 30433
Views: 2049332

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

Per the changes Viz is making starting next week (which I made a thread about in the General Franchise section), they'll actually be posting chapter 43 on the 20th: Talking about viz news, how is that gonna affect to the subscribers prior this new offer ? You can either cancel your subscription and...
by Theophrastus
Mon Dec 10, 2018 1:12 pm
Forum: Dragon Ball Super
Topic: "Dragon Ball Super (Manga)" Official Discussion Thread
Replies: 30433
Views: 2049332

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

Per the changes Viz is making starting next week (which I made a thread about in the General Franchise section), they'll actually be posting chapter 43 on the 20th:
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by Theophrastus
Mon Dec 10, 2018 1:08 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Dragon Ball voted third best manga of the Heisei era (1989-2019)
Replies: 14
Views: 1047

Re: Dragon Ball voted third best manga of the Heisei era (1989-2019)

How much this distinction matters might be debatable, but strictly speaking this was a poll of "most representative [of the era]" not "best".
by Theophrastus
Sun Dec 09, 2018 4:21 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Viz launching $1.99/month manga subscription service, includes DB/Z/Super/Yamcha manga series + Full Color chapters.
Replies: 12
Views: 1094

Viz launching $1.99/month manga subscription service, includes DB/Z/Super/Yamcha manga series + Full Color chapters.

Two announcement videos: https://youtu.be/hL7p2fZjbu4 (A personal message from Hisashi Sasaki, former Editor-in-Chief of Japanese Weekly Shonen Jump) https://youtu.be/wGGef2_1GMU (and a more generic one) https://www.viz.com/sj-offer https://www.viz.com/wsj-member For anyone who can't see the above v...
by Theophrastus
Mon May 21, 2018 7:06 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Why do fans of One Piece and Naruto criticize Dragon Ball a lot?
Replies: 81
Views: 4487

Re: why do fans of One Piece and Naruto Shippuden critisize Dragon Ball a lot?

Does Oda really plan out his stories? Toriyama is a "pantser", but that's always made sense to me given the nature of his story having to be released weekly. There are definitely story beats and character elements that he decides on way in advance, but in real terms I think he just kind of sets up ...
by Theophrastus
Wed Apr 11, 2018 12:50 pm
Forum: Dragon Ball Super
Topic: Dragon Ball Super: TV Ratings Discussion Thread
Replies: 3761
Views: 333505

Re: Dragon Ball Super: TV Ratings Discussion Thread

Just because it was deemed worth discussing last week:
http://www.videor.co.jp/tvrating/2018/04/9657.html
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Unsurprisingly, premiere episodes garner extra attention and interest compared to subsequent ones.
by Theophrastus
Sat Dec 30, 2017 10:05 pm
Forum: Dragon Ball Super
Topic: Dragon Ball Super: TV Ratings Discussion Thread
Replies: 3761
Views: 333505

Re: Dragon Ball Super: TV Ratings Discussion Thread

The thing about a chart based on the rankings is that most of the time when DBS gets a higher ranking than normal it's just because other, more popular shows happened to not air that week (usually Doraemon and Crayon Shin-chan). The percentages are far more relevant and useful for comparison purpose...
by Theophrastus
Mon Dec 11, 2017 3:40 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Comic Fans: How does Dragon Ball compare to your favorite American comics?
Replies: 71
Views: 2846

Re: Comic Fans: How does Dragon Ball compare to your favorite American comics?

Like other people have said, I'm not super comfortable trying to make a direct comparison in terms of plot and characterization. That being said, since I'm currently slogging through Spider-Man's Clone Saga...I really appreciate just how much quicker of a read Dragon Ball is on a chapter-to-chapter ...
by Theophrastus
Fri Dec 01, 2017 2:37 pm
Forum: Dragon Ball Super
Topic: "Dragon Ball Super" FUNimation Dub Official Discussion Thread
Replies: 6478
Views: 470396

Re: "Dragon Ball Super" FUNimation Dub Official Discussion Thread

That tweet has apparently been deleted. Here's what I assume is the new one: https://twitter.com/FUNimation/status/936646428662927361 I'm guessing there was some miscommunication (or just a typo), because the batches of 13 episodes are supposed to be uploaded to FunimationNow two weeks after the las...
by Theophrastus
Fri Nov 24, 2017 4:48 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Turner expands Toonami to Africa!
Replies: 32
Views: 2173

Re: Turner expands Toonami to Africa!

Is it really that unusual to have a 30-minute time slot for a cartoon in the UK? I can understand that a 15-minute slot would provide the network with greater flexibility in their schedule, but as an American it feels really weird that this of all things would be a deal-breaker. I think it's kind o...
by Theophrastus
Fri Nov 24, 2017 4:22 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Turner expands Toonami to Africa!
Replies: 32
Views: 2173

Re: Turner expands Toonami to Africa!

It's available on home video here and has done pretty well. But there's three reasons why the UK tv stations haven't picked it up. a) It's foreign b) It's has fighting (can't allow that to be shown to the kiddies) c) The big one it's 20 mins so 30 mins with adverts. In other words if it was 11 mins...
by Theophrastus
Wed Nov 15, 2017 9:47 pm
Forum: Dragon Ball Super
Topic: "Dragon Ball Super (Manga)" Official Discussion Thread
Replies: 30433
Views: 2049332

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

Super volume 4 sold an additional 66,856 copies in its second week on the charts, bringing its current total up to 217,745 copies sold.
by Theophrastus
Tue Nov 14, 2017 9:37 pm
Forum: Dragon Ball Super
Topic: Dragon Ball Super: TV Ratings Discussion Thread
Replies: 3761
Views: 333505

Re: Dragon Ball Super: TV Ratings Discussion Thread

http://www.videor.co.jp/tvrating/2017/11/6797.html https://i.imgur.com/Ov5VVqT.jpg 1. Sazae-san - 12.4% 2. Chibi Maruko-chan - 10.4% 3. Doraemon - 8.7% 4. Crayon Shin-chan - 8.5% 5. Detective Conan - 7.3% 6. One Piece - 6.6% 7. Dragon Ball Super - 5.0% 8. Pokemon Sun & Moon - 4.3% 9. Time Bokan: The...
by Theophrastus
Sat Nov 04, 2017 5:30 pm
Forum: Dragon Ball Super
Topic: "Dragon Ball Super" FUNimation Dub Official Discussion Thread
Replies: 6478
Views: 470396

Re: "Dragon Ball Super" FUNimation Dub Official Discussion Thread

Yeah, it's pretty much down to Toonami being a once-a-week thing. Also possibly Adult Swim wanting to maintain a certain degree of variety on the block. The upside to this is that it gives Funimation more time to work on each episode, and it should completely avoid the situation with DBZ (and other ...
by Theophrastus
Fri Nov 03, 2017 1:57 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: GameInformer Interview With Christopher Sabat
Replies: 14
Views: 2189

Re: GameInformer Interview With Christopher Sabat

It's 10 minutes and 30 seconds in.
[spoiler]Basically Sabat thinks the pink BADMAN shirt and yellow pants that Bulma gave to Vegeta originally belonged to Yamcha.[/spoiler]
by Theophrastus
Fri Nov 03, 2017 1:35 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: GameInformer Interview With Christopher Sabat
Replies: 14
Views: 2189

Re: GameInformer Interview With Christopher Sabat

I mean, it's not so much a revelation about the BADMAN shirt as it is Sabat's headcanon regarding it. Still interesting, though.
by Theophrastus
Wed Nov 01, 2017 6:57 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Sony To Acquire Majority Stake in Funimation
Replies: 99
Views: 18464

Re: Sony To Acquire Majority Stake in Funimation

I think they're implying that they bought the DVD singles back in the day and felt burned when the Season box sets started coming out.