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by theoriginalbilis
Sun Jul 12, 2020 4:49 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: People who have managed to have extremely low contact with the manga.
Replies: 24
Views: 644

Re: People who have managed to have extremely low contact with the manga.

Around 2006 or so, I made an effort to collect every volume of Viz's DB/DBZ release and read the entire manga run from beginning to end. The same with Viz's releases of Jaco and the Yamcha spin-off. Needless to say, I'm extremely proud that I read the whole thing cover-to-cover. It gives me a greate...
by theoriginalbilis
Thu Apr 23, 2020 2:45 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Unwatched Movies/Specials
Replies: 22
Views: 583

Re: Unwatched Movies/Specials

I haven't watched most of the Super Dragon Ball Heroes promo anime. My interest kinda deflated after the first few shorts; it just seems so... unambitious and standard in terms of art, animation, boarding, etc. I'm okay with Dragon Ball specials having simple stories, but this doesn't even try to do...
by theoriginalbilis
Tue Apr 07, 2020 12:01 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Watched Dragon Ball Z as a kid - interested in rewatching the series. What series/versions/releases should I pick/skip?
Replies: 69
Views: 2018

Re: Watched Dragon Ball Z as a kid - interested in rewatching the series. What series/versions/releases should I pick/sk

What is the recommended watch order? Is everything worthwhile? Which formats/releases should I look at? Are there particularly good release versions? I'd prefer good English dubs and accompanying subtitles. Most of the recommendations people have already given here are solid (Starting with DB and g...
by theoriginalbilis
Mon Mar 09, 2020 10:11 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: What would be your ideal Dragon Ball home release?
Replies: 58
Views: 1633

Re: What would be your ideal Dragon Ball home release?

This is wishful-thinking, but still would be fun if FUNi or Toei did this: Take the Dragon Box masters for DB/DBZ, properly color-correct them, add the Japanese broadcast audio (we know enough people have it), add the FUNimation dub as an extra audio track, slap it onto some SD Blu-Rays ala Discotek...
by theoriginalbilis
Sun Dec 22, 2019 3:58 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Original Dragon Ball anime to be released on Blu Ray in Spain
Replies: 195
Views: 54303

Re: Original Dragon Ball anime to be released on Blu Ray in Spain

Youtube compression, but a clips none-the-less https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FxfsnWCH0Sk&t=28s https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H41dbl-DSRU https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6VlR-oFOa5k IMO, from what I'm seeing, these look perfectly fine to me. I'd be glad to have a North American/Region A Blu-Ray ...
by theoriginalbilis
Tue Nov 26, 2019 12:33 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Funimations 30th anniversary collectible home video release
Replies: 4892
Views: 430183

Re: Funimations 30th anniversary collectible home video release

My gut still tells me they'll probably reprint/repackage these discs for a more general (Walmart, Best Buy) release in about a year or two.

I mean, my gut's been wrong before; but I've been around anime long enough to know that the real popular stuff usually gets a budget release down the road.
by theoriginalbilis
Tue Oct 15, 2019 12:01 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Did the Orange Brick 2007 (partial) redub feel pointless overall?
Replies: 21
Views: 12901

Re: Did the Orange Brick 2007 (partial) redub feel pointless overall?

If the re-voiced lines were also re-written, it would've felt like a better use of that money (if any was spent in the first place). That said, Kai's dub has basically made the ol' 1999-2003 dub even more of a relic. It's so good, I've barely watched any DB dubs since then since I feel like Kai was ...
by theoriginalbilis
Fri Jun 14, 2019 7:14 pm
Forum: Video Games
Topic: "Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot" Official Discussion Thread
Replies: 1691
Views: 163255

Re: "Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot" Official Discussion Thread

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PR6yOmJWW9M

Direct gameplay feed. Sounds like we're getting new arrangements of the Kikuchi score in addition to OG HEAD-CHA-LA and new music.

So that's a good sign, at least. :clap:
by theoriginalbilis
Sat Mar 02, 2019 2:01 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Funimations 30th anniversary collectible home video release
Replies: 4892
Views: 430183

Re: Funimations 30th anniversary collectible home video release

Shortened link for the FUNi page: https://bit.ly/2Xyjqza I went ahead with the email sign-up. Seriously, FUNimation. Seriously, Toei. It's now or never. 4:3 ratio. Japanese broadcast audio. Uncensored. It's gotta happen now. I don't really see Blu-Ray still being a thing when the 40th anniversary hi...
by theoriginalbilis
Mon Jan 14, 2019 12:03 am
Forum: Dragon Ball Super
Topic: When are you guys going to watch Broly?
Replies: 40
Views: 3658

Re: When are you guys going to watch Broly?

I convinced four friends from work to go see as a group on Friday evening. Should be fun. (Two casual fans who are current with Super, one who is really only into DBZ Abridged, and one who hasn't watched a lick of Dragon Ball material since the Toonami days) Truthfully, I haven't watched very much o...
by theoriginalbilis
Thu Feb 08, 2018 1:51 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: What will Funimation do with DB after Super ends?
Replies: 44
Views: 3106

Re: What will Funimation do with DB after Super ends?

In response to the original question: I have no doubt they'll be plenty busy localizing the rest of Super and the new movie. What I want: - a 4:3 Blu-Ray release of Z (even a bare-bones no-frills release would be fine) - some kind of release containing the Z broadcast audio Wishful thinking in a dre...
by theoriginalbilis
Tue Oct 31, 2017 11:36 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Kameha-con 2018!!
Replies: 386
Views: 44792

Re: Kameha-con 2018!!

I just heard about this through Facebook. The current guest lineup is really cool. I live in Austin and I love that we're getting a DragonBall-centric con so close! I'm really on the tip of ordering a ticket, but I'm waiting to see what Japanese guests (if any) we'll be getting. Voice actors? Artist...
by theoriginalbilis
Wed Sep 06, 2017 2:10 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Would you like to see Dragon Ball on This TV?(Broadcast Network)
Replies: 33
Views: 3272

Re: Would you like to see Dragon Ball on This TV?(Broadcast Network)

I think the only service I care to see Dragon Ball media on is Crunchyroll. Right up there next to Super.
by theoriginalbilis
Wed Sep 06, 2017 2:06 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Unpopular DB opinions
Replies: 12598
Views: 743928

Re: Unpopular DB opinions

Before the dub the U.S Dragon Ball fandom was practically nonexistent. Honestly it feels like some of you are using your hatred of the dub to not give Funi any credit for their role in popularizing DBZ in America. It's true that the English version of DB/DBZ did increase the popularity of the franc...
by theoriginalbilis
Wed Sep 06, 2017 1:56 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Did Dragon Ball REALLY need Funimation to thrive?
Replies: 234
Views: 15781

Re: Did Dragon Ball REALLY need Funimation to thrive?

I'm fairly confident saying that if FUNimation never got the rights to the series in the mid-90's, Viz or Pioneer would've most likely snapped up the rights. They were pretty much the only US anime distributors releasing longer-running anime on VHS (uncut and dubbed) around that mid/late 90's timefr...
by theoriginalbilis
Sun May 28, 2017 4:38 pm
Forum: Dragon Ball Kai
Topic: Does anyone here watch Kai in Japanese?
Replies: 112
Views: 54086

Re: Does anyone here watch Kai in Japanese?

Back when it was airing weekly (before the BluRays came out), I would watch it. I think the perfomances are great overall. It lacks some of the OOMPH of original DBZ, when the seiyuu were in their prime; but it's pretty awesome to hear that cast in nice clear stereo. The music wasn't as crazy catchy...
by theoriginalbilis
Sun May 07, 2017 4:41 pm
Forum: Music
Topic: DragonBall Symphonic Adventure
Replies: 59
Views: 26267

Re: DragonBall Symphonic Adventure (2017)

I'd buy a CD or DVD release of this concert, just sayin'.

Absolutely wonderful stuff.
by theoriginalbilis
Sat Apr 15, 2017 7:35 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: All-purpose Dragon Ball sale/trade thread.
Replies: 1566
Views: 253486

Re: All-purpose Dragon Ball sale/trade thread.

Hi, guys. I'm selling some DBZ merch in order to pay off some medical expenses, and I wanted to come to you guys with this first before throwing something like this up on eBay. If anyone's interested in this Goku/Vegeta Toei production cel, feel free to PM me with any questions or offers: http://i11...
by theoriginalbilis
Sun Apr 02, 2017 7:12 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: All-purpose Dragon Ball sale/trade thread.
Replies: 1566
Views: 253486

Re: All-purpose Dragon Ball sale/trade thread.

Hello, friends. I'm clearing out some of my figure collection, and letting you guys know that I'm looking to sell the following: Banpresto Dragon Ball Z 5.1-Inch Vegeta DXF Figure (with box) Banpresto Dragon Ball Z 6.7-Inch Piccolo Movie DXF Figure (with box) Banpresto Dragon Ball Z 5.9-Inch Trunks...
by theoriginalbilis
Sun Mar 19, 2017 10:38 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: All-purpose Dragon Ball sale/trade thread.
Replies: 1566
Views: 253486

Re: All-purpose Dragon Ball sale/trade thread.

Hello, friends. I'm clearing out some of my figure collection, and letting you guys know that I'm looking to sell the following: Banpresto Dragon Ball Z 5.1-Inch Vegeta DXF Figure (with box): $15 Banpresto Dragon Ball Z 6.7-Inch Piccolo Movie DXF Figure (with box): $15 Banpresto Dragon Ball Z 5.9-In...