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by KBABZ
Fri Apr 09, 2021 9:50 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Dragon Ball Rewatch, Week 66 - DBZ 131-135 (CURRENT WEEK)
Replies: 22
Views: 236

Re: Dragon Ball Rewatch, Week 66 - DBZ 131-135 (CURRENT WEEK)

Looking at it again 19 did not have a brain under the glass dome. Still that definitely looks like blood pouring out of his wrist. Which I guess looked more ambiguous in black and white manga. You're right, yeah. Still, the fact that Vegeta even uses the blood/oil joke in the first place says a lot.
by KBABZ
Fri Apr 09, 2021 3:09 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Dragon Ball Rewatch, Week 66 - DBZ 131-135 (CURRENT WEEK)
Replies: 22
Views: 236

Re: Dragon Ball Rewatch, Week 66 - DBZ 131-135 (CURRENT WEEK)

I'm not sure whether or not 19's brain was actually visible It was, that was the whole schtick with him and 20! It's the reason why they wear hats at first! but even if it was, he would still just be a robot with a brain. There's no "not really a cyborg" here. A robot with an organic brain that cam...
by KBABZ
Thu Apr 08, 2021 7:08 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Dragon Ball Rewatch, Week 66 - DBZ 131-135 (CURRENT WEEK)
Replies: 22
Views: 236

Re: Dragon Ball Rewatch, Week 66 - DBZ 131-135 (CURRENT WEEK)

[". On top of 19 having his brain visible, that confirms that he's a cyborg to Didn’t he also bleed red, instead of like oil? That plus feeling pain definitely points to 19 being a cyborg :lol: In the manga Vegeta mockingly wonders if he's bleeding blood or oil. Given it's black and white there's n...
by KBABZ
Thu Apr 08, 2021 6:45 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Dragon Ball Rewatch, Week 66 - DBZ 131-135 (CURRENT WEEK)
Replies: 22
Views: 236

Re: Dragon Ball Rewatch, Week 66 - DBZ 131-135 (CURRENT WEEK)

There's nothing to suggest from this that anyone outside of 17 and 18 were converted from humans. I suppose you could argue that #20 was possibly some kind of "cyborg", since he had Gero's brain inside, but that's not really enough for a cyborg. And 19 appeared to be a robot. Of course it's possibl...
by KBABZ
Thu Apr 08, 2021 10:26 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Dragon Ball Rewatch, Week 66 - DBZ 131-135 (CURRENT WEEK)
Replies: 22
Views: 236

Re: Dragon Ball Rewatch, Week 66 - DBZ 131-135 (CURRENT WEEK)

-The note about DBZ movie 7 is something most of the other movies have, given for the most part they are set alternatively as compared to the series proper (i.e. characters appearing when they shouldn't.etc) and the majority don't line up relevant to the anime's timeline with exception of a few. Un...
by KBABZ
Thu Apr 08, 2021 9:18 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Dragon Ball Rewatch, Week 66 - DBZ 131-135 (CURRENT WEEK)
Replies: 22
Views: 236

Re: Dragon Ball Rewatch, Week 66 - DBZ 131-135 (CURRENT WEEK)

It’s been a while but in the manga at least wasn’t she just more relieved that her son would grow up to be good looking? I feel like I recall her saying baby Trunks was a mean looking baby or something. Less “I’d bang my son if I could” and more “whew my son won’t grow up to be ugly” In the ViZ tra...
by KBABZ
Wed Apr 07, 2021 10:54 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Anyone surprised the original run of Dragon Ball/DBZ/GT only lasted about 10 years?
Replies: 59
Views: 1462

Re: Anyone surprised the original run of Dragon Ball/DBZ/GT only lasted about 10 years?

I'm not surprised because the manner in which the series was handled by the anime staff really showed a lack of interest in operating in a very large box of ideas. Eventually they were going to collapse. From what I've heard the head writer had bigger plans and ideas for the anime but was constantl...
by KBABZ
Wed Apr 07, 2021 7:49 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Anyone surprised the original run of Dragon Ball/DBZ/GT only lasted about 10 years?
Replies: 59
Views: 1462

Re: Anyone surprised the original run of Dragon Ball/DBZ/GT only lasted about 10 years?

I'm not surprised because the manner in which the series was handled by the anime staff really showed a lack of interest in operating in a very large box of ideas. Eventually they were going to collapse. From what I've heard the head writer had bigger plans and ideas for the anime but was constantl...
by KBABZ
Sun Apr 04, 2021 11:49 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Anyone surprised the original run of Dragon Ball/DBZ/GT only lasted about 10 years?
Replies: 59
Views: 1462

Re: Anyone surprised the original run of Dragon Ball/DBZ/GT only lasted about 10 years?

It just blows my mind that both of the latter are somehow still around and going to this very day, especially considering One Piece and Pokemon are now 21 and 23 years old respectively in terms of the shows. They've got episode counts (exceeding or almost exceeding 1000 total in that span of time) ...
by KBABZ
Sun Apr 04, 2021 1:57 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Dragon Ball Full Color manga in Poland
Replies: 4
Views: 164

Re: Dragon Ball Full Color manga in Poland

That's awesome, really jealous! It might be better than the Kanzenban at A5 sizing, to be perfectly honest!
by KBABZ
Sat Apr 03, 2021 12:01 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: What do you prefer? The more battle orientated style of Z or the adventuristic aspect of DB?
Replies: 72
Views: 1718

Re: What do you prefer? The more battle orientated style of Z or the adventuristic aspect of DB?

Yeah that was always the vibe I got. The Kamehameha is obviously able to kill people, but it tends to deal general damage. The vibe I got from the Dodon-pa meanwhile was that it focuses more on being lethal, which you can get from how Tao Pai-Pai uses it and the personality of himself, Shen and Tens...
by KBABZ
Sat Apr 03, 2021 4:07 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: What do you prefer? The more battle orientated style of Z or the adventuristic aspect of DB?
Replies: 72
Views: 1718

Re: What do you prefer? The more battle orientated style of Z or the adventuristic aspect of DB?

The Ki blast everywhere became pretty standard at the 22nd Tenkaichi Tournament anyways. I disagree, it was still a very risky technique to use because of how make-or-break it was at the time. This lessened by the Saiyan Arc, but really IMO it's when you get to Namek and Frieza's lackeys are throwi...
by KBABZ
Thu Apr 01, 2021 7:57 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: What do you prefer? The more battle orientated style of Z or the adventuristic aspect of DB?
Replies: 72
Views: 1718

Re: What do you prefer? The more battle orientated style of Z or the adventuristic aspect of DB?

I don't think this line of reasoning holds up nearly as well as you believe. There is still an inventiveness in the latter parts of DB. And why are the mouth ki attacks by Nappa and Reacoom as well as the Big Bang Attack, final flash, etc. all Kamehamehas, but the Dodonpa is somehow different. The ...
by KBABZ
Thu Apr 01, 2021 7:54 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Dragon Ball Rewatch, Week 65 - DBZ 126-130 (CURRENT WEEK)
Replies: 13
Views: 251

Re: Dragon Ball Rewatch, Week 65 - DBZ 126-130 (CURRENT WEEK)

[*]This movie is the final time the orange spacesuits appear, after previously being shown when Goku repaired his ship on the way to Namek and when Chi-Chi and co. planned to go to Namek themselves. Or so you think! GT also had the main trio wear the iconic spacesuits. https://i.imgur.com/5CJFJIL.p...
by KBABZ
Thu Apr 01, 2021 6:16 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Dragon Ball Rewatch, Week 65 - DBZ 126-130 (CURRENT WEEK)
Replies: 13
Views: 251

Re: Dragon Ball Rewatch, Week 65 - DBZ 126-130 (CURRENT WEEK)

Time for catch-up trivia!! I'll start with the movie trivia first, then the anime/manga. Cooler's Revenge Trivia The opening logo uses a "ba-dung!" sound effect for when the logo stops; this was previously used for the 23rd Tournament title card when the Tournament's logo did the same thing. In the ...
by KBABZ
Tue Mar 30, 2021 4:31 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: What do you prefer? The more battle orientated style of Z or the adventuristic aspect of DB?
Replies: 72
Views: 1718

Re: What do you prefer? The more battle orientated style of Z or the adventuristic aspect of DB?

That’s another thing everyone says you like Z more for the fights but while I prefer Z for specific reasons I actually much prefer the fights in Dragon Ball. They rely more on skill than power ups so they are a lot more fun to me. I don't think the DB era fights were any less dependant on "power" t...
by KBABZ
Mon Mar 29, 2021 4:50 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: What do you prefer? The more battle orientated style of Z or the adventuristic aspect of DB?
Replies: 72
Views: 1718

Re: What do you prefer? The more battle orientated style of Z or the adventuristic aspect of DB?

And I brought up the anime because I only read the Dragon Ball manga fully so I was just wondering if maybe the slower pace of the anime gives it a more adventurous feel that just is not really there for me in the manga. Yeah they are quite different in tone! Goku's a bit more of a frieldier chap, ...
by KBABZ
Sun Mar 28, 2021 10:38 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: What do you prefer? The more battle orientated style of Z or the adventuristic aspect of DB?
Replies: 72
Views: 1718

Re: What do you prefer? The more battle orientated style of Z or the adventuristic aspect of DB?

Maybe your perspective is the Dragon Ball anime which has filler and draws things out but if you read the manga it’s not very adventure orientated after the first arc. The Red Ribbon arc is still very much battle shounen. In fact the whole having to defeat different bosses as you go up to the next ...
by KBABZ
Sat Mar 27, 2021 3:09 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: What do you prefer? The more battle orientated style of Z or the adventuristic aspect of DB?
Replies: 72
Views: 1718

Re: What do you prefer? The more battle orientated style of Z or the adventuristic aspect of DB?

Sure, but that’s really the last time that happens. Once the Red Ribbon story ends we’re not even quite at the halfway point of the first series. And there was a tournament arc sandwiched between the two “search across the globe for the dragon balls” stories While the Daimao Arc is quite dark and d...
by KBABZ
Sat Mar 27, 2021 7:17 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Dragon Ball Rewatch, Week 58 - DBZ 95-99
Replies: 25
Views: 555

Re: Dragon Ball Rewatch, Week 58 - DBZ 95-99

Personally I figured that this was one of those assumptions about Super Saiyan that was quietly disproven by the story, and a lot of the details of the legend were revealed to be false assumptions. For example, on Namek Vegeta talks about the Legendary Super Saiyan as if there's only one person who ...