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by Gligarman
Mon Jun 24, 2019 10:51 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: With DragonBall getting more and more global, it's time to include more lgbtqia+ characters
Replies: 255
Views: 9603

Re: With DragonBall getting more and more global, it's time to include more lgbtqia+ characters

Given that Dragon Ball is an 80's manga targeted at young Japanese boys that was made by a self proclaimed country bumpkin, it's amazing it got as much diversity as it did! But I do feel that if Toriyama were include more diverse characters he'd have to acknowledge that the line between caricature a...
by Gligarman
Mon Jun 24, 2019 9:30 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: The differences between Toei Goku and Manga Goku
Replies: 82
Views: 7037

Re: The differences between Toei Goku and Manga Goku

One of the biggest differences that caught my attention was when Goku met Goten. In the manga he's more shocked at how much Goten resembles him than he is about finding out he had another kid. In the anime Goku gives him a big ol' hug. It's sweet and all but there's a problem. Later on when Goku is ...
by Gligarman
Mon Jun 17, 2019 5:21 pm
Forum: In-Universe Discussion
Topic: What Are The Biggest Mysteries Of DB?
Replies: 11
Views: 1871

Re: What Are The Biggest Mysteries Of DB?

If we completely ignore that absurd filler arc where Goku and Chichi visited the after life to get the Bansho Fan, I wanna know if Goku ever got to see Grandpa Gohan again after Goku died in the Cell fight. I think it'd be a pretty powerful scene now that Goku knows he's the one that killed him. The...
by Gligarman
Mon Jun 17, 2019 5:14 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Another Misconception Regarding Piccolo
Replies: 18
Views: 873

Re: Another Misconception Regarding Piccolo

Lol, I love how they feared him at first and now the Kaioshin is pretty much at the mercy of half of the principle cast at this point. He did have a hell of an introduction. There was an aura about him that the character never lived up to. Yeah, it was a cool intro. He's just kind of adorable now. :D
by Gligarman
Mon Jun 17, 2019 2:50 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Another Misconception Regarding Piccolo
Replies: 18
Views: 873

Re: Another Misconception Regarding Piccolo

Lol, I love how they feared him at first and now the Kaioshin is pretty much at the mercy of half of the principle cast at this point.
by Gligarman
Sat Jun 15, 2019 12:18 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: How many series exist for you?
Replies: 114
Views: 2845

Re: How many series exist for you?

The only ones that matter to me are the manga which consist of Dragon Ball, Jaco the Galactic Patrolman, and Dragon Ball Super.
by Gligarman
Sat Jun 08, 2019 8:16 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Would you watch an entirely comedy based Dragon Ball spin-off series?
Replies: 13
Views: 517

Re: Would you watch an entirely comedy based Dragon Ball spin-off series?

Jaco: The Galactic Patrolman. It's a one volume manga that's exactly what the titles of this thread describes. It's pure comedy with very little action and it's a canon spin-off.
by Gligarman
Thu Jun 06, 2019 1:53 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: DB could work as Cartoon Series?
Replies: 80
Views: 2762

Re: DB could work as Cartoon Series?

The violence can be toned down to fit American broadcast standards and still be DB, especially these days. The vulgarity was never what made DB what it was. It's not a defining feature. I'm not suggesting this thread's idea is a good one, but simply that the heart of DB is not what you've claimed. ...
by Gligarman
Thu Jun 06, 2019 1:12 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: DB could work as Cartoon Series?
Replies: 80
Views: 2762

Re: DB could work as Cartoon Series?

I don't think the violence is the heart of the matter, nor is it the vulgarity. Remember, DB is a kids' show. The true charm is how it blends a lot of different genres, mixes it with Toriyama's sense of humor and subverts expectations. While Muten Roshi a perv is part of what subverts the trope of ...
by Gligarman
Thu Jun 06, 2019 12:43 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: DB could work as Cartoon Series?
Replies: 80
Views: 2762

Re: DB could work as Cartoon Series?

Dragon Ball doesn't need to be "fixed." It's great just the way it is, hence this forum's existence. This isn't about DB needing improvement but rather seeing how it can be done under completely different visions. The title of the thread is asking if it could work and my answer is no, it couldn't. ...
by Gligarman
Tue Jun 04, 2019 11:39 pm
Forum: In-Universe Discussion
Topic: Who is the most evil character in Dragonball?
Replies: 103
Views: 5471

Re: Who is the most evil character in Dragonball?

I gotta say Piccolo Diamao. Not even Freeza had the balls to kill a dragon after a wish.
by Gligarman
Tue Jun 04, 2019 11:25 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Unpopular DB opinions
Replies: 11803
Views: 602682

Re: Unpopular DB opinions

I accept what they have done with Gohan in Super and GT and I really like what they did with Goten in GT. I don’t think I even know how to describe Goten’s character in GT. Ladies man He doesn't get much time in the Super manga, but in the anime I always figured him to be the normal one of the fami...
by Gligarman
Tue Jun 04, 2019 8:36 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: DB could work as Cartoon Series?
Replies: 80
Views: 2762

Re: DB could work as Cartoon Series?

I don't know how to tell you this... It is a cartoon series... YES! Thank you!!!!! Also, for those who are in favor of Dragon Ball being made into an American cartoon just realize that you forfeit your right to complain about Dragon Ball lacking innovation and creativity. Dragon Ball doesn't need t...
by Gligarman
Mon Jun 03, 2019 11:56 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: DB could work as Cartoon Series?
Replies: 80
Views: 2762

Re: DB could work as Cartoon Series?

This mentality of everything needing some sort of modern update is the reason why we keep getting remakes and live-action adaptations that no one asked for. Dragon Ball was damn near perfect as a manga and obviously popular as an anime. Why fix what isn't broken?
by Gligarman
Mon Jun 03, 2019 7:46 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: DB could work as Cartoon Series?
Replies: 80
Views: 2762

Re: DB could work as Cartoon Series?

So...just so I'm clear...this isn't a cartoon?

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by Gligarman
Sat Jun 01, 2019 12:51 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Your ONE favorite character and your ONE favorite version of him/her
Replies: 54
Views: 2069

Re: Your ONE favorite character and your ONE favorite version of him/her

^ Thanks, I thought it would be easier to keep track of everyone's choice. :) Well my favorites are Beerus and Champa. But if we're talking strictly characters with multiple versions I'd say Yajirobe, fur vest version. Oh, no worries, you don't have to choose a character that has multiple versions,...
by Gligarman
Thu May 30, 2019 9:32 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Your ONE favorite character and your ONE favorite version of him/her
Replies: 54
Views: 2069

Re: Your ONE favorite character and your ONE favorite version of him/her

Well my favorites are Beerus and Champa. But if we're talking strictly characters with multiple versions I'd say Yajirobe, fur vest version.
by Gligarman
Thu May 30, 2019 4:59 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: DB's ending
Replies: 79
Views: 2751

Re: DB's ending

Nokra wrote:
Thu May 30, 2019 2:08 pm
As long as I'm entertained idc what they do.
Ditto. I'm enjoying the hell out of the DBS manga so as long as Toriyama still enjoys writing it I'll stick with it.
by Gligarman
Fri May 24, 2019 4:51 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Viz & The Dragon Ball Manga
Replies: 28
Views: 1148

Re: Viz & The Dragon Ball Manga

I understand why they separated the two at first even though I don't agree with it. But I always tell people that the 3-in1 red cover editions are the way to go. They're the least censored versions and they're the only English release to contain the proper chapter numbers.
by Gligarman
Wed May 22, 2019 11:51 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Characters you like but everyone else hates
Replies: 41
Views: 1597

Re: Characters you like but everyone else hates

YAJIROBE! Growing up as a fat kid (and only just starting to realize that I was into chubby and muscular dudes :p ) I always thought he was such a badass. Seeing a fat character who got to be a badass even though he was the but of a lot of jokes made him really stand out to me. His fight against Cym...