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by Marugoto
Thu May 10, 2018 7:43 am
Forum: Video Games
Topic: In defense of Goku in Smash bros
Replies: 41
Views: 3513

Re: In defense of Goku in Smash bros

Alex Kidd started out as a Dragon Ball game. That's the closest thing possible. I think it's good that they stick to video game characters. It was already pretty odd having Snake and Cloud in Smash. They're much more associated with p´Playstation. Guys like Mega Man or Ryo are fine though. Maybe get...
by Marugoto
Sun Mar 25, 2018 9:26 am
Forum: Dragon Ball Super
Topic: Which did it better, GT or Super?
Replies: 597
Views: 31713

Re: Which did it better, GT or Super?

I try to come up with things I like about Super but all I can think of is that one time where an evil version of the main character showed up. That's a pretty overused cliche to begin with, and something the third Dragon Ball Z movie pulled off way better in my opinion. With the Goku Black arc I can...
by Marugoto
Fri Mar 23, 2018 9:08 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Questions for people who grew up with the Westwood dub
Replies: 18
Views: 1221

Re: Questions for people who grew up with the Westwood dub

Was it odd getting the Funi in-house dub for about 55 episodes and then switching back to the Ocean cast? (That is correct right I think?) I never noticed it to be honest. It didn't take me long to figure out that English DBZ was a highly altered product. So I wasn't really paying attention to the ...
by Marugoto
Tue Mar 20, 2018 2:42 pm
Forum: Dragon Ball Super
Topic: Official On-Going Dragon Ball Super Movie Thread: "Broly"
Replies: 14247
Views: 948354

Re: Official "DB 2018 Movie" Discussion Thread

Looks like he's fighting Sun Wukong.
by Marugoto
Tue Mar 20, 2018 11:55 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Pros And Cons Of Each DB Series
Replies: 40
Views: 2645

Re: Pros And Cons Of Each DB Series

Dragon Ball Pros: Best overall series in terms of story progression, pacing and quality of animation. Even the worst episodes still look okay. Also the anime original content blends in so well with the main series that you might not even recognize it as such if you're unfamiliar with the manga. I ca...
by Marugoto
Sat Mar 03, 2018 10:03 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Filler Material
Replies: 51
Views: 2700

Re: Filler Material

I'm probably in the minority here, but DBZ episode 1 is a vastly superior introduction for Gohan compared to the manga. We actually get to know him a bit before the main plot kicks in. Him getting lost in the wilderness and his run in with the tiger from the very first episode really show just how d...
by Marugoto
Mon Feb 12, 2018 10:55 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: What was happening in Dragon Ball on your birth week?
Replies: 137
Views: 12023

Re: What was happening in Dragon Ball on your birth week?

KBABZ wrote:Pretty shocking it took a whole year for Goku to land and then go Super Saiyan in the anime!
Especially when you consider that within the timeframe of the series, most of it takes place on a single day.
by Marugoto
Mon Feb 12, 2018 3:54 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: What was happening in Dragon Ball on your birth week?
Replies: 137
Views: 12023

Re: What was happening in Dragon Ball on your birth week?

June 12 1990. The day WSJ issue 28 came out. The chapter was 278: "Son Gohan Dies?!" It's the chapter where Freeza tries to get his wish granted but doesn't know how to use the Dragon balls. Reacoom breaks Gohans neck. And on the final panel, Goku's ship finally lands on Namek. The Anime didn't air ...
by Marugoto
Thu Feb 01, 2018 8:39 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Does JP Goku really sound like a woman to a non watcher/follower of Dragon Ball? Or is it informed by cultural osmosis?
Replies: 45
Views: 3937

Re: Does JP Goku really sound like a woman to a non watcher/follower of Dragon Ball? Or is it informed by cultural osmos

The first time I heard Goku's original voice in a video game, it made me think of Liu Kang from Mortal Kombat. I thought it's probably the norm that the Asian main character always has a high pitch voice like Bruce Lee whenever he attacks. I definitely didn't associate his voice as female.
by Marugoto
Thu Jan 25, 2018 2:18 pm
Forum: Video Games
Topic: Why are people so excited for FighterZ?
Replies: 62
Views: 10340

Re: Why are people so excited for FighterZ?

Advanced Adventure too. But none of these games made massive waves like FighterZ. It's considered on of the big titles of 2018. It stole MvC's thunder. Back in 2001 who would have thought that a DBZ game could ever do that?
by Marugoto
Wed Jan 24, 2018 11:23 pm
Forum: Video Games
Topic: Why are people so excited for FighterZ?
Replies: 62
Views: 10340

Re: Why are people so excited for FighterZ?

This is the first time a Dragon Ball game transcends its own fandom. People who have zero familiarity or attachment to the franchise are excited for it. I know one of my Twitter followers who's got a low opinion of DBZ, and even he's hyped for this game! Such a phenomenon doesn't happen unless the g...
by Marugoto
Wed Jan 24, 2018 1:45 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Toriyama's decision to leave Yamcha/Tenshinhan/Chiaotzu dead the entire Namek arc
Replies: 33
Views: 1726

Re: Toriyama's decision to leave Yamcha/Tenshinhan/Chiaotzu dead the entire Namek arc

The premise of DBZ 2 on Famicom is that only Piccolo died in the fight against the Saiyajin, so Yamucha, Tenshinhan and Chaozu all pack their and join Gohan and Kuririn. It is a pretty cool premise. Earths strongest Wulin all traveling together to the far away homeworld of the their former adversary...
by Marugoto
Sun Dec 10, 2017 7:03 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Do you like Super Saiyan 4?
Replies: 109
Views: 7682

Re: Do you like Super Saiyan 4?

I think it's great. It looks like an actual transformation instead of just spikier hair or a color swap.
by Marugoto
Fri Dec 08, 2017 1:50 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: If Disney buys 21st Century Fox they'll be getting the Dragon Ball movie rights
Replies: 110
Views: 13382

Re: If Disney buys 21st Century Fox they'll be getting the Dragon Ball movie rights

Imagine what would happen if Disney ran anything Toriyama related through their AI movie algorithm.
by Marugoto
Sun Feb 19, 2017 8:35 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: I just read the manga from beginning to end for the very first time
Replies: 42
Views: 1722

Re: I just read the manga from beginning to end for the very first time

If I remember correctly Funi's GT season sets also sold better than Og DB ones.
by Marugoto
Tue Feb 07, 2017 4:25 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: One of the original DBZ directors says FUNi Blu-rays where "what it was supposed to look like to begin with"
Replies: 55
Views: 3640

Re: One of the original DBZ directors says FUNi Blu-rays where "what it was supposed to look like to begin with"

I remember someone from Funimation (I think it was Chris Sabat but I'm not sure) saying the same thing in regards to the Level sets back in 2011. Maybe Justin Cook got the stories mixed up, since that claim would make a lot more sense that way. The levels kept the original aspect ratio and seemed to...
by Marugoto
Tue Jan 24, 2017 7:16 am
Forum: Video Games
Topic: TheSaiyajin2 makes that Dragon Ball Evolution video game tie-in look cool.
Replies: 3
Views: 602

Re: TheSaiyajin2 makes that Dragon Ball Evolution video game tie-in look cool.

Mai is a playable character. This game was way ahead of the curve.
by Marugoto
Tue Jan 24, 2017 4:15 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: You just met Akira Toriyama
Replies: 52
Views: 1823

Re: You just met Akira Toriyama

I'd ask him what his original idea for the Artificial Human arc was. And in what direction the story would have gone with No.19 and 20 as the villains.
by Marugoto
Tue Jan 24, 2017 2:03 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Dragonball franchise is getting too complicated for its own good
Replies: 111
Views: 4330

Re: Dragonball franchise is getting too complicated for its own good

The few times people asked me about Dragon ball, I just guided them to the manga. One title. 42 volumes that's it. Simple and clean. And if they don't want to read comics but watch it instead, I'll tell them that "Dragon Ball" and "Dragon ball Z" are the two shows that adapt the 42 issues in its ent...
by Marugoto
Mon Jan 16, 2017 4:48 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Opinion and discussion thread on Akira Toriyama.
Replies: 68
Views: 3208

Re: Opinion and discussion thread on Akira Toriyama.

He was a great artist. I don't like his current work and art style to be honest. In terms of story telling, he's at his best when he works with an editor who's not afraid to creatively challenge him.