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by MadSpecialist
Sun May 24, 2020 9:16 am
Forum: Fan-Created Works
Topic: DBZ Screen Shot Posters
Replies: 10
Views: 459

Re: DBZ Screen Shot Posters

Here is what I ended up doing. Didn't come out perfect but I think it came out pretty good! Framed and up on my wall :D https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img923/705/dEPdxX.jpg Not bad at all! My only critique would be perhaps limiting the number of panels used. It feels like you've got a bunch of pos...
by MadSpecialist
Fri May 15, 2020 7:23 am
Forum: Fan-Created Works
Topic: DBZ Screen Shot Posters
Replies: 10
Views: 459

Re: DBZ Screen Shot Posters

Looks like I'm going to have to go with the manga pages instead! Going to print out a few and put them in a frame like the other ones I have. Hopefully it will come out good :) Sounds like a plan and I'm sure they will. :thumbup: Yeah, but there are still a lot to be made. Can't argue with you ther...
by MadSpecialist
Thu May 14, 2020 4:54 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Dragon Ball Z Opening Credits
Replies: 8
Views: 630

Re: Dragon Ball Z Opening Credits

It's Shaken's Nar (写研 ナール). Shaken's former company president was stubborn as hell and hated digital technologies so much that she refused to produce TrueType/OpenType version of their once-industry-standard popular fonts for phototypesetting. As a result, they lost most of their customers and now ...
by MadSpecialist
Thu May 14, 2020 4:51 am
Forum: Fan-Created Works
Topic: DBZ Screen Shot Posters
Replies: 10
Views: 459

Re: DBZ Screen Shot Posters

Making high quality posters from screenshots can be tough but you could try using footage from the Level Sets to recreate those camera pans. Here's examples of their video quality: https://i.imgur.com/12YzF09.png https://i.imgur.com/89UY0YD.png On the other hand, I'd suggest using manga panels for ...
by MadSpecialist
Wed May 13, 2020 8:36 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Dragon Ball Z Opening Credits
Replies: 8
Views: 630

Re: Dragon Ball Z Opening Credits

Found a close alternative: Kosugi Maru on Google Fonts

Preview text: 脚本 小山高生

Here's an example against the original text:
by MadSpecialist
Wed May 13, 2020 7:47 am
Forum: Fan-Created Works
Topic: DBZ Screen Shot Posters
Replies: 10
Views: 459

Re: DBZ Screen Shot Posters

Making high quality posters from screenshots can be tough but you could try using footage from the Level Sets to recreate those camera pans. Here's examples of their video quality: https://i.imgur.com/12YzF09.png https://i.imgur.com/89UY0YD.png On the other hand, I'd suggest using manga panels for p...
by MadSpecialist
Wed Dec 04, 2019 4:30 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Manga Logo Catalogue
Replies: 31
Views: 1446

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: 1026
Views: 123299

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: 1945

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: 2566

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: 4889
Views: 429931

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: 4889
Views: 429931

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: 4889
Views: 429931

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: 4889
Views: 429931

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: 4889
Views: 429931

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: 4889
Views: 429931

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: 4889
Views: 429931

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: 5554

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: 1026
Views: 123299

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: 1514

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...