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by TheMikado
Sat Mar 02, 2019 8:39 am
Forum: Website & Community Discussion
Topic: Thinking of giving up Dragon Ball
Replies: 10
Views: 3416

Re: Thinking of giving up Dragon Ball

I’ll give my two cents sense I actually did quit DB after the ToP as evidenced by me not even coming to this site anymore. To be honest I was already disconnected and forcing myself to be aware of what was going on in DB. I’ve decided modern DB is not for me and I completely ignore any and all post ...
by TheMikado
Sat Jan 26, 2019 3:16 pm
Forum: In-Universe Discussion
Topic: Who Should Return Or Be Canonized Next?
Replies: 88
Views: 10574

Re: Who Should Return Or Be Canonized Next?

In 2016 on this very same forum, I made threads on how Super would canonize LSSJ and Broly. The fandom claimed Toriyama would never do that, hes too "original". And doesnt remember anything thats not his. Not to mention the constant claims of them being "garbage"... Fast forward to 2019 and suddenly...
by TheMikado
Thu Jan 10, 2019 10:02 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Are all these retcons ruining Dragonball ?
Replies: 94
Views: 8402

Re: Are all these retcons ruining Dragonball ?

Where in DB was it ever established 16 was made in the image of Dr. Gero's son? Making 16 designed in the image of his son isn't depth. It's hacky. In one of many Toriyama's interviews post DB ending. Didn’t he first say that in 2014? And this is a good example of paratext where “Word of God” autho...
by TheMikado
Thu Jan 10, 2019 9:56 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Are all these retcons ruining Dragonball ?
Replies: 94
Views: 8402

Re: Are all these retcons ruining Dragonball ?

I’m not sure if you understood what I said, but since “death of the author” is a theory, people are not obligated to dismiss what is not in the original work. The owners decide whatever they want about their products, including expanding-lore-stuff, and they have the law to back them up. It's nothi...
by TheMikado
Wed Jan 09, 2019 8:43 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Are all these retcons ruining Dragonball ?
Replies: 94
Views: 8402

Re: Are all these retcons ruining Dragonball ?

I subscribe to the “Death of the Author” literary view. Where a work should be viewed primarily as it was originally intended during its original time period. Paratext and sequels 20 years after the original work lack consistency and relevance this should not be considered a true nor equal work. Exa...
by TheMikado
Sat Dec 22, 2018 5:07 pm
Forum: Dragon Ball Super
Topic: "Dragon Ball Super (Manga)" Official Discussion Thread
Replies: 30749
Views: 2135272

Re: "Dragon Ball Super (Manga)" Official Discussion Thread

So why would they entrust the Galactic police with keeping tabs on and tracking down this guy but that have no involvement that we know of with Dabura, Bobbidi, or Buu? There’s a reason why we have multiple “reboots” of character universes in American comics.
by TheMikado
Sun Dec 09, 2018 11:30 am
Forum: Dragon Ball Super
Topic: If Toriyama had written Super in 1995
Replies: 4
Views: 968

Re: If Toriyama had written Super in 1995

Imagine a parallel universe where Akira Toriyama, approaching his conclusion to the Buu arc in the manga, feels like he wants to keep going. He's enjoyed his time without editors coming down on him so hard and his return to a more comedic style of Dragon Ball. He's found a newenergy and he has some...
by TheMikado
Thu Dec 06, 2018 9:37 pm
Forum: In-Universe Discussion
Topic: Just What Was Jiren's Reasoning For Not Eliminating Goku & Everyone Else Right Off The Bat?
Replies: 19
Views: 1239

Re: Just What Was Jiren's Reasoning For Not Eliminating Goku & Everyone Else Right Off The Bat?

How so? He was getting angry and frustrated that Goku was beating him, and acting so irrational that he even attacked the audience. Cell was the same way. He wanted to fight somebody worthy and who would give him a fight, but then when Gohan started kicking the shit out of him he got angry and frus...
by TheMikado
Sun Dec 02, 2018 9:10 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: How would you write a Grand Finale arc for the franchise?
Replies: 87
Views: 3685

Re: How would you write a Grand Finale arc for the franchise?

snip God damn, now that's an interesting analysis of the Saiyans (which I guess it's funny how Turles is more cunning than a fighter). How would Broly, from the original films, fit into the concept of your average Saiyan? I wouldn’t call it interesting it’s how it’s original was written. I’ve gone ...
by TheMikado
Sun Dec 02, 2018 9:02 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: How would you write a Grand Finale arc for the franchise?
Replies: 87
Views: 3685

Re: How would you write a Grand Finale arc for the franchise?

Echoing GT sentiment.

Dragonball starts with Goku and the Dragonballs, ends with Goku and the Dragonballs. Permanent consequences ensue.

Whatever happens before or after are just side stories.
by TheMikado
Sun Dec 02, 2018 10:34 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: What is the lamest thing to come out of modern DBZ?
Replies: 985
Views: 82692

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

I think the lamest this to come out of Modern DB is justifying/defending one insanely garbage power boost vs another. Broly, Cumber, Kelifa, much of the ToP power ups, all belong in the same trash bin if we’re going to talk about power disparities in modern DB. It’s all bad and I don’t see how it’s ...
by TheMikado
Mon Nov 26, 2018 7:52 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: What is the lamest thing to come out of modern DBZ?
Replies: 985
Views: 82692

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

Freeza is an objectively better character with a better narrative connected to him than 98% of the cast and is easily the best villain in the franchise. The only 4 characters undeniably better written/characterized than him are Goku, Vegeta, Future Trunks and Bulma (Piccolo and Gohan are debatable,...
by TheMikado
Sun Nov 25, 2018 8:15 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: What is the lamest thing to come out of modern DBZ?
Replies: 985
Views: 82692

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

By that logic the franchise should have ended with the Namek arc, because no story arc before nor after it has ever close in quality. Aside from the Tournament saga, Tenshinhan saga, Piccolo Daimou saga, Piccolo Jr saga, Saiyan saga, Android saga The Piccolo/23rd TB, Saiyan and Namek arcs are the o...
by TheMikado
Sun Nov 25, 2018 8:12 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: What is the lamest thing to come out of modern DBZ?
Replies: 985
Views: 82692

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

By that logic the franchise should have ended with the Namek arc, because no story arc before nor after it has ever close in quality. Aside from the Tournament saga, Tenshinhan saga, Piccolo Daimou saga, Piccolo Jr saga, Saiyan saga, Android saga Pretty much. IMO Nameck was no where near the pinnac...
by TheMikado
Sun Nov 25, 2018 7:25 pm
Forum: Dragon Ball Super
Topic: The Future of Dragon Ball Super
Replies: 31
Views: 2272

Re: The Future of Dragon Ball Super

I would like the main story with Goku & co. to end, close it up with the EoZ. They are milking the Toriyama cash cow as much as possible and it's ruining the series imo. Instead, I'd like the rest of the DB universe to be explored from different POVs and with a different cast. I don’t care what any...
by TheMikado
Sun Nov 25, 2018 7:17 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: What is the lamest thing to come out of modern DBZ?
Replies: 985
Views: 82692

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

In the original series, Vegeta has no one to blame for his sadism and barbarism other than himself. I would extend this last sentiment to the entire species: the Saiyans were always ruthless bastards, they are by default bad people who enjoy morally reprehensible behavior. Hence why any attempt to ...
by TheMikado
Sun Nov 25, 2018 7:03 pm
Forum: Dragon Ball Super
Topic: Official On-Going Dragon Ball Super Movie Thread: "Broly"
Replies: 14233
Views: 876906

Re: Official On-Going Dragon Ball Super Movie Thread: "Broly"

It seems a bit strange to me that many think that gogeta is now stronger than vegito at least for me there should be ps of kefla and merged zamasu for vegito since this was stronger than its union elements (caulifla, kale, zamasu) that includes that kefla could only be defeated by the ultra instinc...
by TheMikado
Sun Nov 25, 2018 4:51 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: What is the lamest thing to come out of modern DBZ?
Replies: 985
Views: 82692

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

Universe 6 Saiyans. Not any one in particular either since the three we know have redeemable traits. You'd have to combine the worst of them all. I know I'm a child of Z and the dub when I say this but the U6 Saiyans are #NotMySaiyans. My Saiyans are supposed to be ultraviolent savages! A mixture b...
by TheMikado
Mon Nov 19, 2018 8:02 pm
Forum: Dragon Ball Super
Topic: Official On-Going Dragon Ball Super Movie Thread: "Broly"
Replies: 14233
Views: 876906

Re: Official On-Going Dragon Ball Super Movie Thread: "Broly"

I must ask, what exactly is this great literary depth that classic Broly is supposed to have? It's an outright lie to say he has not character in the first film but what he dose have never struck me as anything very deep or though provoking in terms of personality. He's a violent, bullying psychopa...
by TheMikado
Mon Nov 19, 2018 7:24 pm
Forum: Dragon Ball Super
Topic: Official On-Going Dragon Ball Super Movie Thread: "Broly"
Replies: 14233
Views: 876906

Re: Official On-Going Dragon Ball Super Movie Thread: "Broly"

Unfortunately you’re wrong on Brolys motivations thus any comparison you would attempt to make would also be severely flawed. What's wrong about the motivation he said? It’s been covered multiple times here: http://www.kanzenshuu.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=37309 The Goku/Broly interaction is mor...