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by Shaddy
Fri Nov 20, 2020 7:48 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Official "Super DB Heroes 2018 Promotional Anime" Discussion Thread
Replies: 1682
Views: 199585

Re: Official "Super DB Heroes 2018 Promotional Anime" Discussion Thread

I don't think it's about the actual arcade machines, I think "the arcade version is better" is what needs to be true in order to keep saying Heroes has the "real" meat of modern DB "story"telling over anything Toriyama writes, after the Heroes anime proved to be shallow as all hell. That almost nobo...
by Shaddy
Fri Nov 13, 2020 7:07 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Why do so many people dislike GT Pan?
Replies: 49
Views: 914

Re: Why do so many people dislike GT Pan?

The show had 64 episodes, the same amount as Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood.

Obviously not wholly comparable, but any show can create significant character growth in huge casts with a length like that, it's just about who you hire, how you work, and what you want.
by Shaddy
Fri Nov 13, 2020 2:21 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Dragon Ball Kai Blur Removal
Replies: 15
Views: 434

Re: Dragon Ball Kai Blur Removal

Nah it still looks pretty smeary. The shot of Krillin at about 1:30 is particularly bad.
by Shaddy
Fri Nov 13, 2020 2:12 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Why do so many people dislike GT Pan?
Replies: 49
Views: 914

Re: Why do so many people dislike GT Pan?

Pan sucks because she's constantly damsel'd and complains all the time, but unlike someone like Bulma, none of the cast play off her particularly well. And in a fighting show, she gets a ton of screentime for how weak she is. On top of that, she's just wasted potential. Trunks and Goten (even Gohan,...
by Shaddy
Wed Nov 11, 2020 3:04 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Anyone glad "Super Saiyan Bardock" was thankfully not made canon?
Replies: 11
Views: 372

Re: Anyone glad "Super Saiyan Bardock" was thankfully not made canon?

Yeah, no, Bardock's entire strength in writing is just how expendable and average a saiyan he is (that is to say, by the usual standards of the series). It humbles his whole bloodline to have him be less-special, since it means that Goku's strength is more in his character than his blood (a factor t...
by Shaddy
Mon Nov 09, 2020 7:41 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: If Dragonball gets a canon permanent ending again, will it be better than GT's ending?
Replies: 55
Views: 735

Re: If Dragonball gets a canon permanent ending again, will it be better than GT's ending?

I mean...is it good?

There's no window of opportunity for Dragon Ball being good that's closed forever. Anything that's bad about the series is only bad because someone made it that way. Having a canon permanent ending is values-neutral, it's good if they make it good, and it's bad if they don't.
by Shaddy
Sun Nov 08, 2020 5:11 am
Forum: Fan-Created Works
Topic: Interesting or funny pictures thread
Replies: 9235
Views: 955859

Re: Interesting or funny pictures thread

I mean, technically there's no rule saying every picture in this thread has to be Dragon Ball-related, but I think the Vic stuff got rid of most of our reactionary conservative users anyway, so most of that stuff will be the same things we've seen dozens of times over the past couple days.
by Shaddy
Sun Sep 27, 2020 7:22 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: I feel like the slow pacing for DBZ in the anime and filler works to its advantage
Replies: 112
Views: 2004

Re: I feel like the slow pacing for DBZ in the anime and filler works to its advantage

If anything, I felt like Kai didn't go far enough. A general problem with basically all shonen battle series ever made is that they never know where to place or straight-up remove the mountains of redundant dialogue that helps explain what's happening on a still page, but is usually unnecessary in a...
by Shaddy
Sun Sep 27, 2020 7:05 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Elements of DB that look dated
Replies: 50
Views: 1277

Re: Elements of DB that look dated

There's nothing dated about Goku being dumb. The series has gotten worse at the way it portrays his dumbness, but that's a character writing problem, not the age of the trope. I'd wager a massive portion of all media still relies on the idiot hero trope. I mean, you brought up One Piece . Luffy in m...
by Shaddy
Fri Sep 04, 2020 9:39 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Does English Dragon Ball need higher profile actors?
Replies: 111
Views: 2241

Re: Does English Dragon Ball need higher profile actors?

Well, not in Japan, it's got all the talent it can get there.

In America, I wouldn't say it needs actors with more notoriety, so much as it needs better direction and to leave behind the cartoonish performances and a lot of the weaker talents behind.
by Shaddy
Thu Sep 03, 2020 2:57 am
Forum: Fan-Created Works
Topic: Interesting or funny pictures thread
Replies: 9235
Views: 955859

Re: Interesting or funny pictures thread

Uh. Well, yes, actually. I think there may have been a misunderstanding. I thought you were sarcastically praising me for "ranting", like you were laughing at some version of me that's just angry all the time (some of the spats I got in with supersaiyanzero were kind of silly). Do I have egg on my f...
by Shaddy
Thu Sep 03, 2020 1:30 am
Forum: Fan-Created Works
Topic: Interesting or funny pictures thread
Replies: 9235
Views: 955859

Re: Interesting or funny pictures thread

Shaddy, not just Son Goku, but every single other member of the main cast and even a large number of the other characters from Dragon Ball and Dragon Ball Z had been heavily altered from their original respective looks and personalities when they had appeared in some shape or form in Dragon Ball Z:...
by Shaddy
Wed Sep 02, 2020 6:32 pm
Forum: Fan-Created Works
Topic: Interesting or funny pictures thread
Replies: 9235
Views: 955859

Re: Interesting or funny pictures thread

"It really enhanced Goku's character arc in BoG for him to step aside and let my original character Sepiroth the hedgehog take care of Beerus"
by Shaddy
Mon Aug 31, 2020 4:53 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: What is the lamest thing to come out of modern DBZ?
Replies: 1148
Views: 101820

Re: What is the lamest thing to come out of modern DBZ?

A boring version of Goku who works for an agency that just sends him out to whichever villain is being marketed at the viewers is much easier to work with than a version of Goku who's part of a real story.
by Shaddy
Fri Aug 28, 2020 11:49 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Do you still enjoy non-canon Dragon Ball content?
Replies: 112
Views: 2516

Re: Do you still enjoy non-canon Dragon Ball content?

But in Dragon Ball, where you claim "everything is canon", then the idea of canon is literally meaningless. Just because you can technically make an in-universe justification for something being a part of the universe doesn't mean it makes a meaningful contribution to the story or characters. What h...
by Shaddy
Fri Aug 28, 2020 8:17 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Funimation's 30th anniversary collectible home video release
Replies: 5333
Views: 486827

Re: Funimations 30th anniversary collectible home video release

I suppose the faneditors could splice those together to give us a 4:3 release with the middle 75% of the show looking good.
by Shaddy
Wed Aug 26, 2020 5:44 pm
Forum: Fan-Created Works
Topic: Interesting or funny pictures thread
Replies: 9235
Views: 955859

Re: Interesting or funny pictures thread

I feel like you think I post here more than I actually do.
by Shaddy
Wed Aug 26, 2020 2:10 am
Forum: Fan-Created Works
Topic: Interesting or funny pictures thread
Replies: 9235
Views: 955859

Re: Interesting or funny pictures thread

...Are you okay?
by Shaddy
Tue Aug 25, 2020 6:31 pm
Forum: Fan-Created Works
Topic: Interesting or funny pictures thread
Replies: 9235
Views: 955859

Re: Interesting or funny pictures thread

The absolute majesty of this, his greatest and most nuanced take yet...

"orange better than yellow"