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by DragonBallFoodie
Sat Oct 12, 2019 1:28 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Did Dragon Ball sleep on utilizing an angry Goku?
Replies: 24
Views: 525

Re: Did Dragon Ball sleep on utilizing an angry Goku?

It may have, but perhaps it was better that way. You can't have Goku Hulking out 24/7, it'd get boring.
by DragonBallFoodie
Sat Oct 12, 2019 1:26 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Dragon Ball Z "Composer" Shuky Levy accused of attempted murder by Sarah Brown
Replies: 57
Views: 1951

Re: Dragon Ball Z "Composer" Shuky Levy accused of attempted murder by Sarah Brown

What in God's name? Is this real? He composed some of my favourite TV tunes (He-Man, Inspector Gadget, Mysterious Cities of Gold)!

People are full of surprises, both good and bad. :shock:
by DragonBallFoodie
Thu Sep 12, 2019 5:05 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: How Scooby Doo's Shaggy joined DBZ
Replies: 29
Views: 1886

Re: How Scooby Doo's Shaggy joined DBZ

Scooby-Doo celebrates 50 years on Friday. Long live Scooby-Doo.
by DragonBallFoodie
Mon Sep 02, 2019 5:11 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: So how does one *correctly* hug their fans?
Replies: 55
Views: 1773

Re: So how does one *correctly* hug their fans?

Briefly, your arms in the upper body, not too hard or soft.
by DragonBallFoodie
Mon Aug 26, 2019 5:03 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Does Dragon Ball as a Franchise goes in your right Direction ?
Replies: 27
Views: 932

Re: Does Dragon Ball as a Franchise goes in your right Direction ?

I don't really have a "direction" I want them to go in as I don't want to impose personal guidelines like that, but I do wish we have a little bit more of an introspective angle where we got to explore the characters a bit more. I also liked the world tour feel of the early days before the 23rd Tou...
by DragonBallFoodie
Mon Aug 12, 2019 10:38 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Does anyone else not get the argument that Vegeta “deserves” to kill Freeza?
Replies: 29
Views: 825

Re: Does anyone else not get the argument that Vegeta “deserves” to kill Freeza?

It's just as traditional that the protagonist defeats the antagonist. Besides, the Saiyans weren't oppressed. They were oppressors. Nothing indicates they were anything other than willing participants in the mass slaughter of countless civilizations. I agree with all this. I'm just saying is that V...
by DragonBallFoodie
Mon Aug 12, 2019 6:15 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Does anyone else not get the argument that Vegeta “deserves” to kill Freeza?
Replies: 29
Views: 825

Re: Does anyone else not get the argument that Vegeta “deserves” to kill Freeza?

Is it really defying narrative convention when the central protagonist defeats the antagonist? Subverting convention sounds a better phrase. In a traditional story, the prince of the oppressed and slain world would have the most right to kill the tyrant behind the deed. But the prince just isn't th...
by DragonBallFoodie
Sun Aug 11, 2019 6:21 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Does anyone else not get the argument that Vegeta “deserves” to kill Freeza?
Replies: 29
Views: 825

Re: Does anyone else not get the argument that Vegeta “deserves” to kill Freeza?

I do agree that given Freeza’s attitude towards the Saiyan race, it does make thematic sense for a Saiyan to be what brings about his downfall, but I don’t see why Vegeta has to be that Saiyan. If anything, I’d argue that Goku being the one to defeat him is much more ironic, given that Goku was a l...
by DragonBallFoodie
Sun Aug 11, 2019 4:08 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Does anyone else not get the argument that Vegeta “deserves” to kill Freeza?
Replies: 29
Views: 825

Re: Does anyone else not get the argument that Vegeta “deserves” to kill Freeza?

While Vegeta does indeed have a personal vendetta against Freeza, I can’t say I agree that he “deserves” revenge on him. By all accounts, Vegeta was hardly any better than Freeza when he served under him. He was a sadistic murderer who had no regards for anyone, not even his own comrades. With that...
by DragonBallFoodie
Wed Aug 07, 2019 1:05 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: What do you want the next DragonBall series to be like?
Replies: 128
Views: 2838

Re: What do you want the next DragonBall series to be like?

Vijay wrote:
Wed Aug 07, 2019 8:55 am
I want the series be just as fun & entertaining as DB & DBZ. That's all.
Seconded.
by DragonBallFoodie
Sun Aug 04, 2019 8:44 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: With DragonBall getting more and more global, it's time to include more lgbtqia+ characters
Replies: 255
Views: 7956

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

Ajay wrote:
Sun Aug 04, 2019 12:56 am
As for Trunks and Gohan... Woo boy, that's a big ol gay can of endless art and fan fiction too.
Don't forget Trunks and Goten, Gohan and Goten, and the infamous threesome fan art.
by DragonBallFoodie
Sun Aug 04, 2019 8:36 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Is Dragon Ball too closely tied to its own zeitgeist?
Replies: 52
Views: 1613

Re: Is Dragon Ball too closely tied to its own zeitgeist?

What leads you to believe people are more cynical towards an fun adventure series? Speaking on my own view, I'd divide the world into pre-2001, and post 2001 (specifically September). That month's event was a game changer which impacted on the world, and one of those impacts were people finding mor...
by DragonBallFoodie
Sun Aug 04, 2019 3:28 am
Forum: In-Universe Discussion
Topic: Would It Have Mattered If Anyone Else Knew The Kaio-Ken?
Replies: 11
Views: 770

Re: Would It Have Mattered If Anyone Else Knew The Kaio-Ken?

Depends on what the various different people - Tien, Chaotzu, Piccolo, and Yamcha - could have done with it.
by DragonBallFoodie
Fri Aug 02, 2019 5:12 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Is Dragon Ball too closely tied to its own zeitgeist?
Replies: 52
Views: 1613

Re: Is Dragon Ball too closely tied to its own zeitgeist?

I think an issue in general with dragon ball is that much like other manga it is not like american comics. It's a single, long running narrative and that's it. You have no other writers or artists coming in an doing their own thing. It makes it very difficult to grow. If other Artists and writers w...
by DragonBallFoodie
Fri Aug 02, 2019 12:31 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Is Dragon Ball too closely tied to its own zeitgeist?
Replies: 52
Views: 1613

Is Dragon Ball too closely tied to its own zeitgeist?

DB was a big hit in the late 80s, through the 90s and reaching the early 2000s. It was a major anime hit in both the East and West that not only consolidated it as a major anime, but also increased interest in the anime genre. But that was then, and this is now. Nowadays, it doesn’t really feel the ...
by DragonBallFoodie
Fri Aug 02, 2019 12:17 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: How would you write a better villain for Dragon Ball?
Replies: 21
Views: 586

Re: How would you write a better villain for Dragon Ball?

This franchise has run through a distinct gallery of villains: an overlord wannabe (Pilaf), a proud warrior (Vegeta), a biological experiment (Cell), a martial arts master (Tao), a bunch of killer cyborgs, an evil creature (Buu), a god of destruction (Beerus), a jealous angel (Zamasu)... it's hard t...
by DragonBallFoodie
Fri Aug 02, 2019 11:54 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Great performances by DB cast in other series?
Replies: 11
Views: 388

Re: Great performances by DB cast in other series?

We're speaking the general regular cast, right? Well, off the top of my head... Masako Nozawa (Goku/Gohan/Goten) Tetsuro Hoshino - Galaxy Express 999 Hinata Urashima - Love Hina Miki Ito (Android 18) Battle Angel Alita - Alita The Fate franchise - Taiga Fujiwara Ako Magami - Project Ako Mami Koyama ...
by DragonBallFoodie
Fri Aug 02, 2019 11:44 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Mayumi Tanaka (Krillin, Luffy) recommends Masako Nozawa (Goku) to succeed her
Replies: 2
Views: 386

Mayumi Tanaka (Krillin, Luffy) recommends Masako Nozawa (Goku) to succeed her

https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/interest/2019-08-01/voice-actress-mayumi-tanaka-addresses-the-question-of-who-would-voice-luffy-after-her/.149496 n the most recent episode of the Japanese talk show "Bokura no jidai" (Our era), which aired on Sunday, Tanaka spoke of how the manga's creator Eiichiro ...