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by Shiro97
Wed Feb 27, 2019 3:54 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Recommendations for manga like Dragon Ball (in certain ways)
Replies: 24
Views: 902

Re: Recommendations for manga like Dragon Ball (in certain ways)

3x3 Eyes and Peacock King are pretty good. Fist of the North Star's another obvious choice. It's definitely more on the shonen side of things but Ironfist Chinmi's pretty decent too. Fist of the North Star is probably the best out of that lot, if you want to read the manga though you're kinda stuck ...
by Shiro97
Sun Feb 24, 2019 1:00 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Are CRT HDTVs better to watch Classic Dragon Ball media?
Replies: 10
Views: 314

Re: Are CRT HDTVs better to watch Classic Dragon Ball media?

I've never heard of a HD CRT before so maybe they look better on that. The HD CRT TV I've mentioned is a Samsung WS-32Z419D [R]. HD Ready so means it's 720p. Here's what it looks like (taken from a Google search). https://i.ebayimg.com/00/s/NTc2WDEwMjQ=/z/1W0AAOSwCA5cXeaF/$_86.JPG It's advertised a...
by Shiro97
Sun Feb 24, 2019 12:31 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Are CRT HDTVs better to watch Classic Dragon Ball media?
Replies: 10
Views: 314

Re: Are CRT HDTVs better to watch Classic Dragon Ball media?

I don't know if it's better, but the only two TVs I own are CRTs (not by choice mind you, I got them for free from the tip when I was short on cash.) From my experience it looks fine enough, it can be a little blurry sometimes though.
by Shiro97
Sat Feb 23, 2019 3:09 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Why does the Funi dub refuse to acknowledge Piccolo is a demon?
Replies: 26
Views: 466

Re: Why does the Funi dub refuse to acknowledge Piccolo is a demon?

I would just chalk it up to Funimation not knowing (or caring) about the source material. I would assume they still got translated scripts? I get that they probably don’t get, for example, that Son Goku is a Japanese reading of Sun Wukong and maybe barely understood that Son is his last name hence ...
by Shiro97
Sat Feb 23, 2019 1:44 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Why does the Funi dub refuse to acknowledge Piccolo is a demon?
Replies: 26
Views: 466

Re: Why does the Funi dub refuse to acknowledge Piccolo is a demon?

I would just chalk it up to Funimation not knowing (or caring) about the source material.
by Shiro97
Tue Feb 19, 2019 1:04 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: How much have you spent on the franchise?
Replies: 24
Views: 507

Re: How much have you spent on the franchise?

Too much probably, I spent quite a lot trying to collect a bunch of different editions of the manga both English and Japanese. I've calmed down a bit now and I set myself a small budget so I don't end up blowing all my wages on Dragon Ball merch. Altogether probably about 1k as a rough estimate, I d...
by Shiro97
Thu Oct 25, 2018 7:56 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Was Yu Yu Hakusho trying to copy Dragon Ball Z?
Replies: 27
Views: 1409

Re: Was Yu Yu Hakusho trying to copy Dragon Ball Z?

TbH, I always thought Hiei's design and personality was somewhat inspired by Vegeta, but given that Vegeta had been around for about only two years before YYH started and had yet to be as popular as he is today, that' was probably not the case. There was a mini comic that Togashi did not long after...
by Shiro97
Thu Oct 25, 2018 6:22 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Was Yu Yu Hakusho trying to copy Dragon Ball Z?
Replies: 27
Views: 1409

Re: Was Yu Yu Hakusho trying to copy Dragon Ball Z?

TbH, I always thought Hiei's design and personality was somewhat inspired by Vegeta, but given that Vegeta had been around for about only two years before YYH started and had yet to be as popular as he is today, that' was probably not the case. There was a mini comic that Togashi did not long after...
by Shiro97
Thu Oct 25, 2018 5:26 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: If Dragonball was written/directed by another big named anime creator/mangaka, who would you want it to be?
Replies: 67
Views: 2262

Re: If Dragonball was written/directed by another big named anime creator/mangaka, who would you want it to be?

Fuck me , the art on that Pokemon manga is gorgeous . Is there anywhere I can buy that? Also as a side note, I completely agree. Yuusuke Murata's art is like sex on paper. It's a fan comic sold at events in Japan, like Comic Market. You might be able to find copies on auction sites, though. Didn't ...
by Shiro97
Wed Oct 24, 2018 3:59 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: If Dragonball was written/directed by another big named anime creator/mangaka, who would you want it to be?
Replies: 67
Views: 2262

Re: If Dragonball was written/directed by another big named anime creator/mangaka, who would you want it to be?

In terms of director, I'd love to see how Shinbou Akiyuki handles a take on Dragon Ball. For character designs I'd love to see him work with Wakabayashi Atsushi again, but Wakabayashi is also an accomplished director in his own right, so I feel like they could both easily lead a new project. Sawa R...
by Shiro97
Wed Oct 24, 2018 3:51 pm
Forum: Fan-Created Works
Topic: Fan Works Explosion
Replies: 13085
Views: 981988

Re: Fan Works Explosion

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DnXztFyXcAA5SbL.png:large I was actually fooled into thinking this was from the original Z series. Reminds me that Takahashi is a god and the current colorists are garbage. I swear I've seen that exact same drawing reskinned all over the place recently. Is it a base or s...
by Shiro97
Wed Oct 24, 2018 8:24 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: If Dragonball was written/directed by another big named anime creator/mangaka, who would you want it to be?
Replies: 67
Views: 2262

Re: If Dragonball was written/directed by another big named anime creator/mangaka, who would you want it to be?

Masanori Morita. I recently read Rokudenashi Blues, which has now become one of my favorite Shonen manga EVER, and I would kill for his writing style and his incredibly stunning artstyle -- which in itself is a wonderful combination of photo-realism and bizarre anime-style expressions while maintai...
by Shiro97
Wed Oct 24, 2018 8:20 am
Forum: Fan-Created Works
Topic: Fan Works Explosion
Replies: 13085
Views: 981988

Re: Fan Works Explosion

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DnXztFyXcAA5SbL.png:large I was actually fooled into thinking this was from the original Z series. Reminds me that Takahashi is a god and the current colorists are garbage. I swear I've seen that exact same drawing reskinned all over the place recently. Is it a base or s...
by Shiro97
Wed Oct 24, 2018 8:16 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: If Dragonball was written/directed by another big named anime creator/mangaka, who would you want it to be?
Replies: 67
Views: 2262

Re: If Dragonball was written/directed by another big named anime creator/mangaka, who would you want it to be?

Masanori Morita. I recently read Rokudenashi Blues, which has now become one of my favorite Shonen manga EVER, and I would kill for his writing style and his incredibly stunning artstyle -- which in itself is a wonderful combination of photo-realism and bizarre anime-style expressions while maintai...
by Shiro97
Wed Oct 24, 2018 7:39 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: If Dragonball was written/directed by another big named anime creator/mangaka, who would you want it to be?
Replies: 67
Views: 2262

Re: If Dragonball was written/directed by another big named anime creator/mangaka, who would you want it to be?

Is it acceptable to mention Watsuki? Or is he pretty much blacklisted in fandom now due to the incident? He's a pretty scummy guy from the sounds of things, but honestly I do like his art quite a bit. And that short series he did, Gun Blaze West, is one of my favourites of his. But I think it would...
by Shiro97
Tue Oct 23, 2018 12:09 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: If Dragonball was written/directed by another big named anime creator/mangaka, who would you want it to be?
Replies: 67
Views: 2262

Re: If Dragonball was written/directed by another big named anime creator/mangaka, who would you want it to be?

Rather than default to the usual suspects of Shonen Jump alumnus (though I've always loved the idea of Tetsuo Hara or Togashi taking a crack at DB), I'm gonna go very much outside the box for my choices. For keeping things relatively within Dragon Ball's more familiar whimsical wheelhouse, there's ...
by Shiro97
Tue Oct 23, 2018 4:43 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Was Yu Yu Hakusho trying to copy Dragon Ball Z?
Replies: 27
Views: 1409

Re: Was Yu Yu Hakusho trying to copy Dragon Ball Z?

Not to mention Saint Seiya came out in 1986, when Dragon Ball was in the middle of the Red Ribbon arc. Just out of curiosity, why is Saint Seiya being brought up in reference to Dragon Ball. I do have the odd chapter but it's in Japanese so I don't have much to go on. Could you explain the connecti...
by Shiro97
Tue Oct 23, 2018 4:32 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Does anyone ever actually watch the Z dub with the Kikuchi score?
Replies: 53
Views: 2342

Re: Does anyone ever actually watch the Z dub with the Kikuchi score?

Interesting, though not surprising that the dub w/ Kikuchi's score is less tolerable than the original w/ Faulconer's score. Probably because the replacement score was created to fit along side whatever it was that Funimation was trying to turn Dragon Ball into back then, whereas watching it with t...
by Shiro97
Mon Oct 22, 2018 1:05 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Does anyone ever actually watch the Z dub with the Kikuchi score?
Replies: 53
Views: 2342

Re: Does anyone ever actually watch the Z dub with the Kikuchi score?

Interesting, though not surprising that the dub w/ Kikuchi's score is less tolerable than the original w/ Faulconer's score. Probably because the replacement score was created to fit along side whatever it was that Funimation was trying to turn Dragon Ball into back then, whereas watching it with t...