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by MadSpecialist
Wed Dec 04, 2019 4:30 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Manga Logo Catalogue
Replies: 31
Views: 974

Re: Manga Logo Catalogue

Thanks, this is totally not so dumb.

I haven't got around to reading the manga in its entirety yet so it's great to see and learn about all the variations. This could even be extended to treatments found in promotional artwork and packaging.
by MadSpecialist
Mon Oct 28, 2019 3:21 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Dragon Ball Movies HD Remaster - Amazon Video/Netflix Japan - Discussion Thread
Replies: 1018
Views: 100162

Re: Dragon Ball Movies HD Remaster - Amazon Video/Netflix Japan - Discussion Thread

Japanese standards are becoming stricter lately, but it's still very rare to see additional censorship in home video releases except for very old contents that include now-considered-extremely-offensive terms such as kichigai (frantic), katawa (crippled), mekura (blind), and izari (lame). It's alwa...
by MadSpecialist
Tue Aug 13, 2019 9:55 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Missing Creditless Openings and Endings
Replies: 20
Views: 1357

Re: Missing Creditless Openings and Endings

Wellcome back kei17. The French movies & specials boxset L'Intégrale des Films Vol. 2 contains creditless endings for movies 10-13: https://i.imgur.com/EYL38Ok.png https://i.imgur.com/YzzfpeN.png https://i.imgur.com/ssMQxKp.png https://i.imgur.com/P8u8QNe.png From the same set, the 2nd TV special's ...
by MadSpecialist
Sat Jul 13, 2019 7:16 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Dragon Ball Dragon Box have redubbed part
Replies: 18
Views: 1919

Re: Dragon Ball Dragon Box have redubbed part

Great find, also agree it was probably changed shortly after airing as it ended up as (optical) audio on the Dragon Box. This, if anything, exemplifies the importance of archiving (and of course, sharing). Looking forward to more discoveries like this.
by MadSpecialist
Fri Apr 12, 2019 5:57 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Funimations 30th anniversary collectible home video release
Replies: 4573
Views: 325604

Re: Funimations 30th anniversary collectible home video release

I would've liked to own the Taiwan release of GT but don't know where to buy it. If I'm not mistaken, the same set was available at YesAsia but I can only now find it at Taiwanese retailers . A proxy would probably be your best bet and it could always turn up on eBay or Yahoo! Auctions. As far as I...
by MadSpecialist
Thu Apr 11, 2019 4:53 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Funimations 30th anniversary collectible home video release
Replies: 4573
Views: 325604

Re: Funimations 30th anniversary collectible home video release

Unless they fix this which I highly doubt they will I'll just start my hunt for the Dragon Box, Dragon Box Z and Dragon Box GT wish me luck. FUNi released Dragon Box Z and Dragon Box GT so you'd just need to find a replacement for Dragon Ball: Dragon Box.. maybe the Saga Sets would suit you. It's m...
by MadSpecialist
Wed Apr 10, 2019 12:15 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Funimations 30th anniversary collectible home video release
Replies: 4573
Views: 325604

Re: Funimations 30th anniversary collectible home video release

Thanks everyone, retried with a VPN and saw the post. For anybody else that also can't access them normally, here are all of the comparison images : Almost! Those are the low-rez versions. If you remove the bit of the image URL that determines the resolution, you get the full 1080-sized versions! C...
by MadSpecialist
Wed Apr 10, 2019 10:32 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Funimations 30th anniversary collectible home video release
Replies: 4573
Views: 325604

Re: Funimations 30th anniversary collectible home video release

Just found out about the blog post which seems to have been taken down since . Did anybody save all of the before images? They might be the only way we ever get to see those frames that way. Wait, they took the post down? Nope, i clicked on the link there and the post was still up on my end. Thanks...
by MadSpecialist
Wed Apr 10, 2019 8:32 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Funimations 30th anniversary collectible home video release
Replies: 4573
Views: 325604

Re: Funimations 30th anniversary collectible home video release

Just found out about the blog post which seems to have been taken down since. Did anybody save all of the before images? They might be the only way we ever get to see those frames that way.
by MadSpecialist
Sun Apr 07, 2019 12:10 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Funimations 30th anniversary collectible home video release
Replies: 4573
Views: 325604

Re: Funimations 30th anniversary collectible home video release

I imagine Japan's Blu-rays of the series will probably look more like Animax's HD broadcast of the first TV special, which as far as I know, wasn't censored or repainted like some of their recent movie Blu-rays but could suffer the same fate upon release. You're hoping for way too much. Toei will u...
by MadSpecialist
Sun Apr 07, 2019 8:31 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Funimations 30th anniversary collectible home video release
Replies: 4573
Views: 325604

Re: Funimations 30th anniversary collectible home video release

Although this set looks serviceable from the trailer, for purist videophiles like myself, it's a let down. I wasn't expecting the impossible but know Funimation is capable of doing better in that aspect from previous releases. With the set being geo-blocked and released in limited quantities, I'm gu...
by MadSpecialist
Tue Feb 19, 2019 12:11 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Rank EVERY Dragon Ball Animated Theatrical Film
Replies: 36
Views: 5053

Re: Rank EVERY Dragon Ball Animated Theatrical Film

DBZ 01
DBZ 02
DBZ BoG
DBZ 12
DBZ 13
DB 3
DBZ 03
DBZ 08
DBZ 09
DB 4
DBZ 05
DB 2
DB 1
DBS Broly
DBZ 06
DBZ 07
DBZ 10
DBZ 04
DBZ RoF
DBZ 11
by MadSpecialist
Tue Jan 29, 2019 6:27 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Dragon Ball Movies HD Remaster - Amazon Video/Netflix Japan - Discussion Thread
Replies: 1018
Views: 100162

Re: Dragon Ball Movies HD Remaster - Amazon Video/Netflix Japan - Discussion Thread

I couldn't be happier for getting these remasters but you almost can't win with their releases so far. They're available digitally uncensored with (barely) satisfactory audio but physically with (arguably) better sounding audio yet varying changes to their video, one being censorship. Here's hoping ...
by MadSpecialist
Tue Jan 29, 2019 5:14 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Audio differences between DBZ movies on DBox and on drama tapes
Replies: 10
Views: 1360

Re: Audio differences between DBZ movies on DBox and on drama tapes

Thanks for sharing these intriguing comparisons, reminds me of how you can listen to either the regular audio or score itself on the movies' Japanese LaserDiscs. It's somewhat hard to think differences like this are still being discovered, or at least becoming more known outside of Japan. I wonder i...
by MadSpecialist
Sat Dec 22, 2018 9:57 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: What are these artworks for the new movie collections
Replies: 9
Views: 1009

Re: What are these artworks for the new movie collections

That's something we've never seen before but, you know, the real crime is that the gosh darn red bold Blu-ray text is still there. In a way, it gives a 90's vibe but makes the covers look pretty crappy and underwhelming because of it. Not as if the Blu-ray case itself doesn't give a hint that it's ...
by MadSpecialist
Sat Dec 22, 2018 9:17 am
Forum: Fan-Created Works
Topic: Designed some of the movies in the style of Ghibli's "silhouette series" Blu-rays
Replies: 7
Views: 1140

Re: Designed some of the movies in the style of Ghibli's "silhouette series" Blu-rays

JohnnyCashKami wrote:That looks amazing but the Baby Goku Ghibli cover may be somewhat offensive since it shows his 'sack' and that's a no-no now.
Thank you and luckily it's only a silhouette. :wink:
by MadSpecialist
Thu Dec 20, 2018 5:40 am
Forum: Fan-Created Works
Topic: Designed some of the movies in the style of Ghibli's "silhouette series" Blu-rays
Replies: 7
Views: 1140

Re: Designed some of the movies in the style of Ghibli's "silhouette series" Blu-rays

FlpShimizu wrote:I'd totally frame these to decorate my walls. Nice job!
Thanks, I really appreciate that. I'll look into a short run of prints if possible.
by MadSpecialist
Tue Dec 18, 2018 5:52 am
Forum: Fan-Created Works
Topic: Designed some of the movies in the style of Ghibli's "silhouette series" Blu-rays
Replies: 7
Views: 1140

Re: Designed some of the movies in the style of Ghibli's "silhouette series" Blu-rays

Keroro1125 wrote:Awesome work! I love these, and I'd absolutely love to see more!
Thank you for your kind words, I'd actually love to do more. Perhaps I'll update the thread as soon as I get around to them, watch this space!
by MadSpecialist
Sun Dec 16, 2018 10:57 am
Forum: Fan-Created Works
Topic: Designed some of the movies in the style of Ghibli's "silhouette series" Blu-rays
Replies: 7
Views: 1140

Designed some of the movies in the style of Ghibli's "silhouette series" Blu-rays

Wondered since seeing Studio Ghibli's Japanese Blu-rays (also known as the "silhouette series" ) how Dragon Ball's movies or TV specials would look given the same treatment. I decided on the following (timely) selection: http://u.cubeupload.com/jawdrahbk/dbmpm08web.jpg http://u.cubeupload.com/jawdra...
by MadSpecialist
Sun Nov 25, 2018 6:25 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Manga UK's cover of "Dragon Ball GT: The Complete Series"
Replies: 16
Views: 1306

Re: Manga UK's cover of "Dragon Ball GT: The Complete Series"

If this was somehow TOEI's doing then it's a pretty odd decision to leave that blank space. I was about to disagree but having just looked at Manga UK's seasons 1 & 2 of GT, it is odd that they've used a different logo on those to their complete set. Although I actually prefer the packaging they've...