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by Darkton
Mon May 16, 2016 7:51 pm
Forum: Video Games
Topic: "Dragon Ball XENOVERSE 2" Official Discussion Thread
Replies: 14552
Views: 1081594

Re: Bandai Namco New Dragon Ball Project 2016

Everyone is missing the bigger picture here. Assuming it is Xenoverse 2, the first game was all about distortions in time causing alternate events of DBZ scenarios where the villains won. All the characters, with the exception of DLC ones, featured as part of that story, hence why characters like Za...
by Darkton
Tue Apr 19, 2016 3:07 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Dragon Box Kickstarter - Would you fund it?
Replies: 22
Views: 1549

Re: Dragon Box Kickstarter - Would you fund it?

I don't do Kickstarters for anyone. The success to failure ratio is too low. The real to scam ratio is even lower. And it's not honestly something I'd imagine seeing FUNi doing or needing to do. Still, if all options for getting those Movies and DB Boxsets are exhausted, I'd pay the MSRP for a box a...
by Darkton
Tue Apr 19, 2016 2:26 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: When did the Super Saiyan stop becoming sacred for you?
Replies: 51
Views: 3813

Re: When did the Super Saiyan stop becoming sacred for you?

I'd say I stopped caring when Vegeta, Trunks, and Goku did it all in a row during Rock the Dragon.
by Darkton
Tue Apr 19, 2016 2:05 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: For those that watched the dub AND sub before reading manga:
Replies: 39
Views: 2888

Re: For those that watched the dub AND sub before reading ma

I usually default to FUNi voices, but with Goku I always seem to default to hearing Applejack's voice instead of Schemmel's. Am I doing something wrong?
by Darkton
Tue Apr 19, 2016 1:34 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Favorite Inaccurate Dub.
Replies: 35
Views: 2823

Re: Favorite Inaccurate Dub.

Consistently I pick Early FUNi (including Ocean and S3) for 90's So Bad It's Good comedy, FUNi Redub for an alternate take on the show, and Big Green for max lulz. Still, it is interesting to note that the very notion of an inaccurate dub has become so past tense we can now enjoy this older stuff fo...
by Darkton
Sun Mar 27, 2016 7:23 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Favorite line(s)
Replies: 105
Views: 7895

Re: Favorite line(s)

Japanese "And it's 'cause a that I came to earth ta begin with. I'm really greatful. 'Sides, I betcha if he tries hard, an outcast can beat even an elite!" -Goku "Hmhmhm. An interesting conjecture. In that case, I'll show you a wall that you can't surpass no matter how hard you try!" -Vegeta "To th...
by Darkton
Sun Mar 27, 2016 7:01 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Thoughts on Raditz
Replies: 66
Views: 5722

Re: Thoughts on Raditz

He had serious potential. Unfortunately, Grand Elder Toriyama decided not to unleash it and just give it to Goku as always. Actually, if I had to write a survivor Z-Fighter Raditz, I'd make him a parody of Vegeta, talking about how awesome and powerful the Saiyans are, how you're totally screwed to ...
by Darkton
Sun Mar 27, 2016 6:39 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: New or Old animation
Replies: 75
Views: 6184

Re: New or Old animation

One look at Yukio Ebisawa's episodes (at least the parts he worked on and not the stand-in) can defeat this argument instantly. Animators will always cut corners, especially on a minuscule Japanese anime budget. As for digital vs. analog, all that matters is how much went into the animation. On one ...
by Darkton
Wed Mar 09, 2016 1:18 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: How will FUNimation screw up "Frost"?
Replies: 86
Views: 6468

Re: How will FUNimation screw up "Frost"?

Some part of me wonders how many people come here just to rag on FUNimation like it's 1999. I think we have a new consensus these days.
by Darkton
Wed Mar 09, 2016 1:05 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Correlation between purchasing/owning & increased knowledge
Replies: 50
Views: 4251

Re: Correlation between purchasing/owning & increased knowle

I don't even read YouTube comments. I just YT the scenes when I need a quick fix of Dragon Ball. :roll: I do, however, notice some trends. A disturbing number of clips I find are of the FUNimation Dub with replacement music score. More specifically, and I think this may be the root of the problem, t...
by Darkton
Wed Mar 09, 2016 12:17 am
Forum: In-Universe Discussion
Topic: Darkton's Cell Arc Time-Travel Flowchart!
Replies: 59
Views: 3626

Re: Darkton's Cell Arc Time-Travel Flowchart!

What kind of sleeping giant have I inadvertently unleashed?! :shock:

At this point my time-travel theory has condensed to something much simpler: The Cell Arc is badly written, Toriyama didn't think about it that hard, why should we?
by Darkton
Wed Feb 17, 2016 4:02 am
Forum: Video Games
Topic: Video Game Concept Art/Model Sheets?
Replies: 16
Views: 3367

Re: Video Game Concept Art/Model Sheets?

I actually found some concept art for Super Saiyan 3 Broli! I've added it to the main post.
by Darkton
Wed Feb 17, 2016 3:35 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: 4 Years After the Dragon Box Survey
Replies: 24
Views: 1873

Re: 4 Years After the Dragon Box Survey

Quite frankly, I'm starting to worry about the franchise right now over here. -Z Boxes out of print, remaining boxes AWOL. -Kai Buu and Super are missing despite the former being made specifically for international markets. -FUNi considers DB, DBZ, DBGT, and DBKai separate products, given each diffe...
by Darkton
Wed Feb 17, 2016 3:21 am
Forum: In-Universe Discussion
Topic: Darkton's Cell Arc Time-Travel Flowchart!
Replies: 59
Views: 3626

Re: Darkton's Cell Arc Time-Travel Flowchart!

http://s26.postimg.org/7c8mxmvbt/timelines.png I made this chart just now, which deals with two universes that started the same, but were changed by Trunks' interference. If the problem is still about Cell knowing that Trunks interfered, then we could say that Dr. Gero's computer overwrote his info...
by Darkton
Wed Feb 10, 2016 3:28 am
Forum: In-Universe Discussion
Topic: Which character would be the perfect host for Baby?
Replies: 23
Views: 2572

Re: Which character would be the perfect host for Baby?

Freeza's not a bad idea, if you're going for a symbiosis kind of thing. Then again, I generally feel Bebi should take over movie characters. Hmm...
by Darkton
Wed Feb 10, 2016 3:27 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Full color volumes: Small or Large?
Replies: 8
Views: 771

Re: Full color volumes: Small or Large?

If I could, I'd just get mine in digital. I like to have the colors on hand for reference on artwork.
by Darkton
Mon Feb 08, 2016 5:52 am
Forum: In-Universe Discussion
Topic: Can Goku Create his own forms?
Replies: 10
Views: 1007

Re: Can Goku Create his own forms?

I've always been under the impression that Super Saiyan 3 and Super Saiyan Blue were forms Goku invented on his own, if his line about "practicing this form" is any indication. It seems at least the dub of RF implied this was the case with the latter, though, when Goku says "Long story short, I acqu...
by Darkton
Mon Feb 08, 2016 5:47 am
Forum: In-Universe Discussion
Topic: What would YOU do to make these characters relevant?
Replies: 13
Views: 1071

Re: What would YOU do to make these characters relevant?

I'll try and make this quick, yet thorough. Yamcha seemed to me like he was more one to use cunning, especially in the First Dragon Balls Arc. He also seems to favor physical techniques like swordplay and his Ryouga Fufuuken. As such, I'd probably have him develop some more techniques that emphasize...
by Darkton
Sun Feb 07, 2016 4:17 am
Forum: Video Games
Topic: "(Super) Dragon Ball Heroes" Official Discussion Thread
Replies: 15217
Views: 1565300

Re: "Dragon Ball Heroes" On-Going Discussion Thread

I've been seeing the Fifth Anniversary Mission book at my import shop. Is it worth it? What's in it?
by Darkton
Sun Feb 07, 2016 4:10 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Dragon Ball 'Super History Book'
Replies: 135
Views: 15229

Re: Dragon Ball 'Super History Book'

Out of print on CD Japan and Amazon Japan already? Damn! My import shop has it at $60, so I need to find a cheaper place to get it.