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by Dragon Ball Ireland
Fri Mar 05, 2021 8:58 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Various Dragon Ball releases question thread
Replies: 3
Views: 76

Re: Various Dragon Ball releases question thread

Planetnamek wrote:
Fri Mar 05, 2021 3:05 am
Dragon Ball Ireland wrote:
Fri Mar 05, 2021 3:00 am
For anyone who has the GT singles, do they include all the NEPs?
Yes they do.
That's great, I have Manga UK's release of GT, but I may pick up the Funimation singles at some point to have the full Japanese experience.
by Dragon Ball Ireland
Fri Mar 05, 2021 8:56 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Who should succeed Masako Nozawa?
Replies: 26
Views: 456

Re: Who should succeed Masako Nozawa?

I agree there's no way TOEI don't have an understudy. There's a reason why a continuation of the Super anime will never be ruled out, and that's because Dragon Ball prints money, and Goku's voice is essential to it's continued success. TOEI will do their best to replicate that sound in a younger act...
by Dragon Ball Ireland
Fri Mar 05, 2021 3:00 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Various Dragon Ball releases question thread
Replies: 3
Views: 76

Re: Various Dragon Ball releases question thread

For anyone who has the GT singles, do they include all the NEPs?
by Dragon Ball Ireland
Thu Mar 04, 2021 6:50 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: How you'd break up the different eras of Dragon Ball in the west
Replies: 23
Views: 448

Re: How you'd break up the different eras of Dragon Ball in the west

The UK had things go quite differently for a long time. Early 2000-Mid 2002: Cartoon Network/Toonami UK Block era Late 2002-Mid 2003: CNX era Mid 2003-Mid 2005: Toonami UK Channel era 2006-2011: The dark era of absolutely nothing outside of the videogames (which were very good at the time at least)...
by Dragon Ball Ireland
Thu Mar 04, 2021 3:01 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Did anyone else get into film music and soundtracks primarily because of Dragon Ball?
Replies: 3
Views: 47

Re: Did anyone else get into film music and soundtracks primarily because of Dragon Ball?

For me it was both Dragon Ball and Star Wars. Shunsuke Kikuchi and John Williams are easily some of the best composers out there.
by Dragon Ball Ireland
Wed Mar 03, 2021 6:35 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: What in DB would you like to be expanded?
Replies: 7
Views: 101

Re: What in DB would you like to be expanded?

The Namekian book of legends. It was just mentioned so casually like it's not all that important, but the potential is huge.
by Dragon Ball Ireland
Wed Mar 03, 2021 3:07 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Does Dragon Ball's simpler nature make it easier to rewatch?
Replies: 20
Views: 342

Re: Does Dragon Ball's simpler nature make it easier to rewatch?

Reading all the latest stories in the Irish media about how COVID and perpetual lockdowns is damaging people's mental health honestly makes me grateful for Dragon Ball and the various releases I own. If I didn't have to work throughout this pandemic I'd happily binge the whole series in a matter of ...
by Dragon Ball Ireland
Tue Mar 02, 2021 8:43 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Dragon Ball Z 4:3 Steelbooks
Replies: 411
Views: 21436

Re: Dragon Ball Z 4:3 Steelbooks

I've been pretty satisfied by their quality and I don't expect to ever buy the series again after this. Same. Even if they do make a "better" release, these steelbooks are good enough for me to end it here. i think if The HD Dragon Boxes or The level sets returning were announced, i would have to t...
by Dragon Ball Ireland
Tue Mar 02, 2021 2:35 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: So its been many years, are alternate hair colors for Super Saiyan transformations a good or bad idea
Replies: 72
Views: 1304

Re: So its been many years, are alternate hair colors for Super Saiyan transformations a good or bad idea

Fan fiction can be good, the problem is that a lot of them are lazily written and don't capture the original author's style very well. Dragon Ball is an interesting case. It's so loosely based on Journey to the West, and the further you go into the story the more it becomes its own thing. Toriyama'...
by Dragon Ball Ireland
Mon Mar 01, 2021 7:35 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: So its been many years, are alternate hair colors for Super Saiyan transformations a good or bad idea
Replies: 72
Views: 1304

Re: So its been many years, are alternate hair colors for Super Saiyan transformations a good or bad idea

Fan fiction can be good, the problem is that a lot of them are lazily written and don't capture the original author's style very well. Dragon Ball is an interesting case. It's so loosely based on Journey to the West, and the further you go into the story the more it becomes its own thing. Toriyama's...
by Dragon Ball Ireland
Mon Mar 01, 2021 6:55 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Do you prefer to watch the censored or uncensored version of Dragon Ball?
Replies: 60
Views: 834

Re: Do you prefer to watch the censored or uncensored version of Dragon Ball?

IMO the Vancouver/Calgary dubs were universally better than their Texan equivalents, so even though nostalgia is a factor, I do honestly think that dubbed viewing of the Saban/Westwood dubs of DB/Z/GT is the better way to watch, for a dubbed experience. As I note above, the "uncut" dubs from Funi a...
by Dragon Ball Ireland
Mon Mar 01, 2021 9:49 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Do you prefer to watch the censored or uncensored version of Dragon Ball?
Replies: 60
Views: 834

Re: Do you prefer to watch the censored or uncensored version of Dragon Ball?

I can watch the old Saban and Westwood dubs with their various edits out of nostalgia, but it's just that - nostalgia, and as with all other edited versions they don't age as well as the uncut equivalents, although I will always have a soft spot for them.
by Dragon Ball Ireland
Sun Feb 28, 2021 6:28 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Does Dragon Ball's simpler nature make it easier to rewatch?
Replies: 20
Views: 342

Re: Does Dragon Ball's simpler nature make it easier to rewatch?

I would say it does. Dragon Ball is an easily digestible show, and it's always a nostalgic trip down memory lane. I also find new things to appreciate the show on rewatches, especially in the Japanese version.
by Dragon Ball Ireland
Sun Feb 28, 2021 6:04 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: The History of Dragon Ball in Every Country
Replies: 117
Views: 24760

Re: The History of Dragon Ball in Every Country

Dragon Ball Z first premiered in the United Kingdom in the fall of 1998 on the British Comedy Network. It aired the Ocean dub. The FUNimation dub also aired, with broadcasters switching between the two at random intervals. Dragon Ball Z premiered in the United Kingdom on Cartoon Network on the 5th ...
by Dragon Ball Ireland
Sat Feb 27, 2021 9:15 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: What if the Freeza arc had a Return of the King climax?
Replies: 10
Views: 195

Re: What if the Freeza arc had a Return of the King climax?

I've often wondered how they will handle Freeza in the future, I'd be open to something like this whenever Super 2.0 comes out as we've never had a war arc in Dragon Ball.
by Dragon Ball Ireland
Thu Feb 25, 2021 3:23 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: GT had a good conclusion for Goku
Replies: 84
Views: 1212

Re: GT had a good conclusion for Goku

Yeah, GT overall was an interesting experiment to see how TOEI's writing style differs from Toriyama, although I think both it's ending and the ending of the manga/Z both have their flaws. The manga/Z ending makes Goku out to be a jerk for implying he will leave his family and friends for maybe a fe...
by Dragon Ball Ireland
Thu Feb 25, 2021 9:57 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Preferring Team Four Star's parody over the original series baffles me
Replies: 62
Views: 1002

Re: Preferring Team Four Star's parody over the original series baffles me

DBZA has more depth? Now we're comparing it to The Empire Strikes Back? Did I wake up in Bizarro World? And we were given a reason why Bulma took to Vegeta, she came to admire his sense of pride. Right on the money. Empire Strikes Back is a movie driven by character and story. DBZ Abriged is a paro...
by Dragon Ball Ireland
Wed Feb 24, 2021 8:47 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Preferring Team Four Star's parody over the original series baffles me
Replies: 62
Views: 1002

Re: Preferring Team Four Star's parody over the original series baffles me

I mean, it's art, so no one can say they are wrong at the end of the day, but it's important to keep in mind that Team Four Star never set out to make a better dub than the original or the Japanese. They simply made a parody, and it should be critiqued as such, rather than an improvement. More power...
by Dragon Ball Ireland
Fri Feb 19, 2021 1:29 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Possible details on Selecta Vision's Dragon Ball (1986-1989) bluray release
Replies: 177
Views: 14819

Re: Possible details on Selecta Vision's Dragon Ball (1986-1989) bluray release

I hope other distributors will license these remasters. I'm really itching to support OG Dragon Ball again.

Probably unlikely Funimation will do it, if anything they will probably just re-release the 30th discs again in standard Blu-Ray cases, but Madman or Manga UK is a possibility.
by Dragon Ball Ireland
Wed Feb 17, 2021 9:51 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Rankings and thoughts of the post-Kikuchi composers?
Replies: 14
Views: 275

Re: Rankings and thoughts of the post-Kikuchi composers?

1. Tokunaga - Always loved his work, very atmospheric, space opera like score that fits perfectly with both Goku, Pan and Trunks' journey throughout the universe and the whimsical feel of Dragon Ball. Like Robo, this may edge Kikuchi out 2. Aniunes - Call it nostalgia because I grew up with the Wes...