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by KBABZ
Thu Dec 03, 2020 6:57 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Why is it that other anime geet pristine home/anniversary releases, yet the Dragon Ball franchise keeps getting ruined?!
Replies: 48
Views: 1172

Re: Why is it that other anime geet pristine home/anniversary releases, yet the Dragon Ball franchise keeps getting ruin

Everything in Z up to the end of the Namek is better experienced in Kai. But after that OG DBZ is the definitive edition. And yes i'm a Bruce Faulconer stan, like how is it not better than the original. I mean I kinda see the point in that the music doesnt take that many breaks. But the up sides to...
by KBABZ
Thu Dec 03, 2020 2:25 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Dragon Ball Rewatch, Week 49 - DBZ episode 58-62 (CURRENT WEEK)
Replies: 10
Views: 89

Re: Dragon Ball Rewatch, Week 49 - DBZ episode 58-62 (CURRENT WEEK)

ArmenianPepsi wrote:
Thu Dec 03, 2020 1:59 am
Also, has Sabat ever said why he gave Jeice the Australian accent?
He looks like an asshole, what more do you want?
by KBABZ
Wed Dec 02, 2020 4:29 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Dragon Ball Rewatch, Week 49 - DBZ episode 58-62 (CURRENT WEEK)
Replies: 10
Views: 89

Re: Dragon Ball Rewatch, Week 49 - DBZ episode 58-62 (CURRENT WEEK)

Four notes: - Bulma and the Crabs is particularly infamous among old-school dub fans. This is because the show went on hiatus (I THINK because the cast switched from Ocean to Funi's internal cast?) and repeated the original run multiple times. The Crabs episode, being almost pure filler, did not sit...
by KBABZ
Wed Dec 02, 2020 1:21 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Why isn't Dragonball classified as a sci-fi anime series?
Replies: 14
Views: 268

Re: Why isn't Dragonball classified as a sci-fi anime series?

As Vegetto said, the science-fiction elements are almost never a focus. 90% of the imagery in Dragon Ball doesn't even have science fiction in it. Goku's an alien, yes, but we the audience are only informed about it and it's not a defining aspect of his personality or livelihood. Capsules are used f...
by KBABZ
Wed Dec 02, 2020 1:11 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Congratulations Kara Edwards on marriage
Replies: 7
Views: 249

Re: Congratulations Kara Edwards on marriage

Man she's 43? I had no idea she was that old. I guess I wrongly remember her in the early 2000's when she first started voicing Videl and Goten and she was only in her 30's then. I laughed when I read this and then looked at jjp1112's signature. Congrats Kara! Your Goten is fantastic, I love him! O...
by KBABZ
Fri Nov 27, 2020 11:22 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Dragon Ball Rewatch, Week 48 - DBZ movie 3
Replies: 31
Views: 418

Re: Dragon Ball Rewatch, Week 48 - DBZ movie 3 (CURRENT WEEK)

I don't think that the dub names like Turles and Burter are the result of any attempt at conveying the puns in English. More like Funimation using whatever names they happened to like. Also you say "recently", but unless I'm mistaken Kanzenshuu/DaizenshuuEX/Kanzentai has been using the 'Tullece' sp...
by KBABZ
Thu Nov 26, 2020 11:28 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Dragon Ball Rewatch, Week 48 - DBZ movie 3
Replies: 31
Views: 418

Re: Dragon Ball Rewatch, Week 48 - DBZ movie 3 (CURRENT WEEK)

Two pieces of Trivia I think Robo should include: The UK dub of Tree of Might has Tullece directly refer to Goku as his brother. This caused confusion for a long time with American fans where Tullece does not do this. Turns out "English Dub" is far too broad a term! Tullece's name is a pun on the le...
by KBABZ
Thu Nov 26, 2020 12:21 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Dragon Ball Rewatch, Week 48 - DBZ movie 3
Replies: 31
Views: 418

Re: Dragon Ball Rewatch, Week 48 - DBZ movie 3 (CURRENT WEEK)

Still quite busy with IGN guide work, but I thought I'd share a fun anecdote: when I was at Weta, I was talking with a pair of fellow Dragon Ball fans (just as likely to shout Rock the Dragon as they were Head Cha La, they were awesome) and I pointed out that the Rock the Dragon intro used barely an...
by KBABZ
Wed Nov 25, 2020 2:31 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: If Goku didn't marry ChiChi, which woman would you pair him with?
Replies: 22
Views: 446

Re: If Goku didn't marry ChiChi, which woman would you pair him with?

Suno was boring. Say one interesting thing about her other than “nice” and “had a crush on Goku” had she and Goku gotten hitched she would have been window dressing. Oh Suno, easily! While we didn't see her for that long, she has this immediate fascination and chemistry with Goku that I felt would ...
by KBABZ
Tue Nov 24, 2020 2:41 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Which Bulma do you prefer?
Replies: 61
Views: 958

Re: Which Bulma do you prefer?

Psajdak wrote:
Tue Nov 24, 2020 12:34 am
KBABZ wrote:
Tue Nov 24, 2020 12:22 am
That's not the point, you shouldn't be exposed to that sort of thing at that age.
Should, or shouldn't don't matter.

The only thing that is important is that that happened, can't be undone, and that I enjoyed every moment of that part of my life.
:|
by KBABZ
Tue Nov 24, 2020 12:22 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Which Bulma do you prefer?
Replies: 61
Views: 958

Re: Which Bulma do you prefer?

Psajdak wrote:
Mon Nov 23, 2020 10:08 pm
When I was eleven years old, I didn't mind seeing hot anime girls, nude breasts, etc... :|
That's not the point, you shouldn't be exposed to that sort of thing at that age.
by KBABZ
Mon Nov 23, 2020 7:55 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Which Bulma do you prefer?
Replies: 61
Views: 958

Re: Which Bulma do you prefer?

As for the fanservice stuff, Bulma was at least 16 when Dragonball started and in some places that is the age of consent. At least she wasn't a 11-12 year old. Besides we see kid Goku's 12 year old penis all the time in Dragonball and nobody minds. It doesn't matter what the age of consent is in a ...
by KBABZ
Sun Nov 22, 2020 8:16 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Dragon Ball Rewatch, Week 47 - DBZ episode 53-57
Replies: 22
Views: 326

Re: Dragon Ball Rewatch, Week 47 - DBZ episode 53-57 (CURRENT WEEK)

Vegeta's turn to good does happen progressively. On Namek for example he's willing to work with his former enemies and even has a tearful plea to Goku, although he's still villainous. Android and Cell are interesting because he's sort of in a grey middle-ground: he has a ruthless attitude, but for s...
by KBABZ
Sun Nov 22, 2020 12:38 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Which Bulma do you prefer?
Replies: 61
Views: 958

Re: Which Bulma do you prefer?

For me it'll always be the opening pink dress, perfectly encapsulating her youthful beginnings. Personally I actually liked the afro look. It's certainly better than that unexplained wild Yunzabit hairstyle! But I think Toriyama knew they were a bit radical, hence why they were only there for a coup...
by KBABZ
Sat Nov 21, 2020 4:17 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Dragon Ball Rewatch, Week 47 - DBZ episode 53-57
Replies: 22
Views: 326

Re: Dragon Ball Rewatch, Week 47 - DBZ episode 53-57 (CURRENT WEEK)

It seems at times there was no rhyme or reason for what frames were and weren't redrawn for Kai, and some of them i could actually understand given that apparently the equivalent original shots from Z on the film prints when Toei and Q-TEC were scanning them in for the remaster didn't look too hot ...
by KBABZ
Fri Nov 20, 2020 3:42 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Which Bulma do you prefer?
Replies: 61
Views: 958

Re: Which Bulma do you prefer?

Really gonna represent Bulma with just four images? IMO her range is much broader than that considering every arc or two has her age just a little. In OG-DB for example she goes from sprightly teenager to a young woman by the 23rd TB, and this progresses through Z as she becomes a mature mother. Thi...
by KBABZ
Thu Nov 19, 2020 11:02 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Manga UK Releasing DBZ Blu-Rays and Steelbooks
Replies: 28
Views: 1457

Re: Manga UK Releasing DBZ Blu-Rays and Steelbooks

So is this release just the orange brick footage with all its flaws, but in 4:3? I have the Dragon Boxes, but I still have nostalgia for the Funimation soundtrack and can't bring myself to buy any of the crap that's out there. Unless this is closer to Dbox quality then the old 00s singles are proba...
by KBABZ
Thu Nov 19, 2020 5:19 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Dragon Ball Rewatch, Week 47 - DBZ episode 53-57
Replies: 22
Views: 326

Re: Dragon Ball Rewatch, Week 47 - DBZ episode 53-57 (CURRENT WEEK)

Definitely. As much as I enjoy Super it is a series seriously lacking in story. When you have as many characters as Dragon Ball does a good story depends on utilizing as many of them as possible. These first two arcs are really engaging because it gives development to all the characters regardless ...
by KBABZ
Wed Nov 18, 2020 4:47 pm
Forum: Website & Community Discussion
Topic: Main Site Suggestion: "Concurrent Chapter/Episode"
Replies: 2
Views: 277

Re: Main Site Suggestion: "Concurrent Chapter/Episode"

Hujio wrote:
Tue Aug 18, 2020 3:44 pm
I'm totally with you! It's actually something I started years ago, but haven't touched recently. It's definitely on my list of things to work on next though.
Awesome, that'd be amazing! : )