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by OhHiRenan
Sat Jan 26, 2019 6:18 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Should King Piccolo be recognized as one of classic Dragon Ball’s main villains alongside Freeza, Cell, and Majin Boo?
Replies: 87
Views: 2660

Re: Should King Piccolo be recognized as one of classic Dragon Ball’s main villains alongside Freeza, Cell, and Majin Bo

Absolutely he should. Piccolo Daimao is a great villain who had way more impact on the series than either Cell or Boo. He basically set the antagonistic template other Dragon Ball villains would build off of and follow.
by OhHiRenan
Tue Jan 22, 2019 2:52 pm
Forum: Fan-Created Works
Topic: Dragon Ball - Adaptation Analysis (Updated: 01/22/19)
Replies: 8
Views: 2678

Re: Dragon Ball - Adaptation Analysis (Updated: 01/22/19)

Not quite back on the Monday schedule yet, but we're coming close! I have high hopes that Part 9 will street us back on the proper course. That said, this week we're covering my personal favorite stretch of the Red Ribbon Army arc and one of my favorite stretches in all of Dragon Ball period: Goku's...
by OhHiRenan
Tue Jan 22, 2019 1:03 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: What is the best single Volume of Dragon Ball?
Replies: 16
Views: 752

Re: What is the best single Volume of Dragon Ball?

Here are my top five contenders for best individual volume: Volume 3 for the heavy focus on Goku and Kuririn’s training with Kame Sen’nin. Volume 8 for Goku versus Taopaipai and his training with Karin. Volume 16 (Viz release) for the backhalf of the 23rd Tenkaichi Budokai. Volume 18 for Goku’s trai...
by OhHiRenan
Mon Jan 21, 2019 2:54 pm
Forum: Dragon Ball Super
Topic: "Dragon Ball Super (Manga)" Official Discussion Thread
Replies: 29223
Views: 1776093

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

It’s really refreshing to see Vegeta’s development in action so prominently. The fake out with Goku rushing to save Esca only for Vegeta to beat him to the punch was fantastic. Easily one of my favorite moments to come out of the Super manga.
by OhHiRenan
Fri Jan 18, 2019 1:31 pm
Forum: Dragon Ball Super
Topic: Dragon Ball 2019 Predictions Thread
Replies: 67
Views: 3354

Re: Dragon Ball 2019 Predictions Thread

- The anime will return and it'll kick off with a retelling of the Broly film, adapting the rest of Toriyama's cut script - The Galactic Patrol arc will likewise be adapted in the anime - Toyotaro will be ahead of the anime for at least two major story arcs for the entirety of 2019 - The manga's nex...
by OhHiRenan
Thu Jan 17, 2019 4:21 pm
Forum: Fan-Created Works
Topic: Dragon Ball - Adaptation Analysis (Updated: 01/22/19)
Replies: 8
Views: 2678

Re: Dragon Ball - Adaptation Analysis (Updated: 01/07/19)

We had an issue over on the website that ended up deleting all published articles for a bit so I'm just now getting Part 7 up and ready. Apologies for the delay, but hopefully we'll be back on the regular schedule soon enough! Worst case, Part 8 might be a bit late as well, but I'm hoping Part 9 wil...
by OhHiRenan
Thu Jan 17, 2019 1:11 pm
Forum: Dragon Ball Super
Topic: Anime adaptation of the Broly movie: is it necessary?
Replies: 63
Views: 3747

Re: Anime adaptation of the Broly movie: is it necessary?

Although the Super retellings were incredibly messy, I do think they were a net positive since they allow the anime to stand on its own. You can watch Super and get the whole story save for some strangely omitted blind spots. Plus, Broly could use some fleshing out as a film. It goes by a bit too f...
by OhHiRenan
Thu Jan 17, 2019 12:27 pm
Forum: Dragon Ball Super
Topic: Anime adaptation of the Broly movie: is it necessary?
Replies: 63
Views: 3747

Re: Anime adaptation of the Broly movie: is it necessary?

Although the Super retellings were incredibly messy, I do think they were a net positive since they allow the anime to stand on its own. You can watch Super and get the whole story save for some strangely omitted blind spots. Plus, Broly could use some fleshing out as a film. It goes by a bit too fa...
by OhHiRenan
Wed Jan 16, 2019 11:54 pm
Forum: In-Universe Discussion
Topic: Character interactions are stale
Replies: 10
Views: 644

Re: Character interactions are stale

I definitely feel that staleness in regards to Goku and Vegeta. They've been circling the same beats since the end of the Boo arc, but with none of Vegeta's end of arc acceptance that actually made said dynamic interesting. Broly just plays the same old beat all over: they don't want to team up, but...
by OhHiRenan
Wed Jan 16, 2019 11:28 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Non-thread-worthy discussions
Replies: 3179
Views: 175121

Re: Non-thread-worthy discussions

I'm really itching to see Goku in his end of series gi when Super comes back. I know he won't, but I'm just so sick of seeing him in his turtle school uniform. The RoF outfits were a step in the right direction, but they were gone as soon as we got to the Goku Black arc
by OhHiRenan
Wed Jan 16, 2019 11:24 pm
Forum: Fan-Created Works
Topic: Fanmanga - DB Multiverse
Replies: 27065
Views: 1480558

Re: Fanmanga - DB Multiverse

This has gotten a bit hard to follow for me.

I also can't say I'm super digging the brutality. I don't consider myself a prude, but jeez, these past few pages have been viscous.
by OhHiRenan
Wed Jan 16, 2019 11:22 pm
Forum: Dragon Ball Super
Topic: Official On-Going Dragon Ball Super Movie Thread: "Broly"
Replies: 14046
Views: 717983

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

I'm honest to god shocked at how much I enjoyed the prologue portion of the film. I genuinely wished it were longer. I was actually getting invested in Bardock's little plot and was bummed out when it cut out so soon.
by OhHiRenan
Tue Jan 08, 2019 1:44 pm
Forum: Fan-Created Works
Topic: Dragon Ball - Adaptation Analysis (Updated: 01/22/19)
Replies: 8
Views: 2678

Re: Dragon Ball - Adaptation Analysis (Updated: 12/31/18)

This week on Adaptation Analysis, we're taking a look at Muscle Tower! Going into this portion, I remember not really enjoying it, but I was blown away by its structure. To me, Muscle Tower reads like Toriyama experimenting with the Tenkaichi Budokai format in the style of the first arc. It isn't pe...
by OhHiRenan
Wed Jan 02, 2019 1:07 pm
Forum: Fan-Created Works
Topic: Dragon Ball - Adaptation Analysis (Updated: 01/22/19)
Replies: 8
Views: 2678

Re: Dragon Ball - Adaptation Analysis (Updated: 12/24/18)

Happy New Years, everyone! This episode actually went up on Monday, but I couldn't find time to hop on a computer to update this thread. Lateness aside, here's the Red Ribbon Army arc's beginning! In hindsight, I think I was way too harsh on the arc early on. As I kept reading and watching, I grew t...
by OhHiRenan
Mon Dec 24, 2018 5:39 pm
Forum: Fan-Created Works
Topic: Dragon Ball - Adaptation Analysis (Updated: 01/22/19)
Replies: 8
Views: 2678

Re: Dragon Ball - Adaptation Analysis (Updated: 12/17/18)

Happy holidays! This week, I’m tackling the 21st Tenkaichi Budokai in full and closing out the second arc. Before I started my analysis, I ranked the 21st TB as one of the series’ weakest arcs, but it really won me over. It’s easily one of the best story arcs in the entire franchise. Dragon Ball - A...
by OhHiRenan
Fri Dec 21, 2018 4:54 pm
Forum: Fan-Created Works
Topic: DragonBall Z Abridged
Replies: 11554
Views: 811920

Re: DragonBall Z Abridged

Really, Goku vs Cell was the only fight in the Cell games I liked. Gohan vs Cell was a pretty underwhelming battle from both a visual perspective and narrative I don’t disagree. I think Goku versus Cell is easily the better fight by a country mile, but I definitely see them picking Gohan versus Cel...
by OhHiRenan
Fri Dec 21, 2018 3:53 pm
Forum: Fan-Created Works
Topic: DragonBall Z Abridged
Replies: 11554
Views: 811920

Re: DragonBall Z Abridged

I feel like Goku vs. Cell would warrant a mention I think it's leagues better than Gohan versus Cell, but I think they'll ultimately go with the Gohan fight over Goku due to SSJ2, Goku's sacrifice, and the Father-Son Kamehameha. Really, Goku vs Cell was the only fight in the Cell games I liked. Goh...
by OhHiRenan
Thu Dec 20, 2018 11:57 pm
Forum: Fan-Created Works
Topic: DragonBall Z Abridged
Replies: 11554
Views: 811920

Re: DragonBall Z Abridged

jcogginsa wrote:I feel like Goku vs. Cell would warrant a mention
I think it's leagues better than Gohan versus Cell, but I think they'll ultimately go with the Gohan fight over Goku due to SSJ2, Goku's sacrifice, and the Father-Son Kamehameha.
by OhHiRenan
Thu Dec 20, 2018 1:10 pm
Forum: Fan-Created Works
Topic: DragonBall Z Abridged
Replies: 11554
Views: 811920

Re: DragonBall Z Abridged

I'm guessing the next five will be, in no particular order:

Goku versus Piccolo

Goku versus Vegeta

Goku versus Freeza

Goku versus Beerus

Gohan versus Cell
by OhHiRenan
Mon Dec 17, 2018 10:03 pm
Forum: Fan-Created Works
Topic: Dragon Ball - Adaptation Analysis (Updated: 01/22/19)
Replies: 8
Views: 2678

Re: Dragon Ball - Adaptation Analysis (Updated: 12/10/18)

The series heads into its second story arc, and I finally get to discuss what I believe are Dragon Ball's core themes. This, to me, is when I started to feel proud of my write-up. In discussing Dragon Ball's themes, I felt validated in my belief that there is something deeper to the series. But let ...