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by CuppaKofe
Sun Nov 29, 2020 2:13 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Dubs shouldnt bend over backwards to please purists. Subs shouldnt plase Casuals
Replies: 79
Views: 2239

Re: Dubs shouldnt bend over backwards to please purists. Subs shouldnt plase Casuals

This is fucking pathetic. Anyway, I figured I'd drop this great video about the localization process when it comes to anime and manga as it's relevant to the topic. It's pretty informative. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kb2F0tfY1A0 I definitely get why there's such a difference between sub and dub...
by CuppaKofe
Fri Nov 27, 2020 9:51 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Dubs shouldnt bend over backwards to please purists. Subs shouldnt plase Casuals
Replies: 79
Views: 2239

Re: Dubs shouldnt bend over backwards to please purists. Subs shouldnt plase Casuals

Some of the things people say about Super's dub, both here and elsewhere is a little exaggerated. This isn't nearly the kind of full on rewriting and inserting of terrible jokes and dialogue left, right and center that was done by script writers back in the days of Barry Watson and co running thing...
by CuppaKofe
Tue Nov 24, 2020 3:12 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Manga UK Releasing DBZ Blu-Rays and Steelbooks
Replies: 29
Views: 1883

Re: Manga UK Releasing DBZ Blu-Rays and Steelbooks

Anyone in the UK get the standard edition? Curious to see what kind of slip boxes they used.
by CuppaKofe
Sun Nov 15, 2020 1:48 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Funimation's 30th anniversary collectible home video release
Replies: 5336
Views: 506925

Re: Funimation's 30th anniversary collectible home video release

Of the classic anime blurays that I own, I'd have to agree that the "cel restoration" (I think this needs a more representive name Imo) look is a lot better when done correctly. I prefer vibrant, accurate colours much more than a dull filmic look. The 0079 Gundam and SDF Macross blurays look phenome...
by CuppaKofe
Sun Nov 15, 2020 1:33 pm
Forum: Video Games
Topic: Which games are the most "shovelware?"
Replies: 41
Views: 1686

Re: Which games are the most "shovelware?"

(I honestly find it funny how much people will defend Dragon Rush, but trash on Ultimate Tenkaichi's QTEs dispite them both being so shallow) Hardly anyone defends Dragon Rush in fact, everyone agrees it's a terrible mechanic. The difference is Budokai 3's gameplay didn't revolve around it unlike U...
by CuppaKofe
Sun Nov 15, 2020 12:41 pm
Forum: Video Games
Topic: Which games are the most "shovelware?"
Replies: 41
Views: 1686

Re: Which games are the most "shovelware?"

Thinking about it a bit more, while the original Budokai series wasn't shovelware, I'd be willing to include the Dragon Ball Z: Budokai HD Collection as absolute shovelware. Mainly because it reminds me so much of the Tony Hawk Pro Skater HD collection in many ways as well as because it did virtual...
by CuppaKofe
Tue Nov 10, 2020 12:47 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Dragon Ball Z 4:3 Steelbooks
Replies: 388
Views: 18353

Re: Dragon Ball Z 4:3 Steelbooks

I'm not a big fan of Funimation practices either, but some people can be really hyperbolic about how 'unwatchable' these sets are. The shaming that goes into telling people they are dumb for trying to enjoy what they can get their hands on does more to drive people away than help them understand. An...
by CuppaKofe
Sun Nov 08, 2020 11:09 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Dragon Ball Z 4:3 Steelbooks
Replies: 388
Views: 18353

Re: Dragon Ball Z 4:3 Steelbooks

Hmmm, considering the bitrate rumour was false, it might be worth picking up the first set just to to see how it looks in person. I was thinking that watching it on a CRT tv might mitigate the sharpening somewhat. I'm in the process of selling off my 2013 blus anyway, so why not. Plus I like the pai...
by CuppaKofe
Fri Nov 06, 2020 3:36 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Dragon Ball Z 4:3 Steelbooks
Replies: 388
Views: 18353

Re: Dragon Ball Z 4:3 Steelbooks

I hadn't seen this thread till after I posted in the 30th, so I'll post here as well. These are new encodes. They're way less saturated and I believe the colour grading is correct. The 30th is way oversaturated to the point that it looked like it was glowing and you needed a tint shift to get it ri...
by CuppaKofe
Wed Nov 04, 2020 3:26 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Dragon Ball Z 4:3 Steelbooks
Replies: 388
Views: 18353

Re: Dragon Ball Z 4:3 Steelbooks

Wait, so these are somehow a worse transfer of the 30th discs? How did Funimation fuck this up again? All they had to do was use the same fucking disc image. :wtf:
by CuppaKofe
Wed Nov 04, 2020 9:06 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Dragon Ball Z 4:3 Steelbooks
Replies: 388
Views: 18353

Re: Dragon Ball Z 4:3 Steelbooks

And the 30th anniversary set treated 4:3 as if it was this premium thing, at least now the aspect ratio is being standardized and (hopefully) it will just be seen as how the show should be presented for future releases. Although, there is still no sign of a standard release, and these Steelbooks ar...
by CuppaKofe
Tue Sep 29, 2020 10:46 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Dragon Ball Z 4:3 Steelbooks
Replies: 388
Views: 18353

Re: Dragon Ball Z 4:3 Steelbooks

Welp, those updated covers look like absolute crap. Will wait for the eventual standard editions.
by CuppaKofe
Fri Sep 18, 2020 5:57 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Dragon Ball Z 4:3 Steelbooks
Replies: 388
Views: 18353

Re: Dragon Ball Z 4:3 Steelbooks

It's really amusing how MangaUK announced their regular release at the exact same as their Steelbooks, but Funimation is still up to their old "This limited releases is totally definitely maybe the last way to get 4:3 DBZ we promise, please buy" tactic.
by CuppaKofe
Thu Sep 17, 2020 5:40 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Manga UK Releasing DBZ Blu-Rays and Steelbooks
Replies: 29
Views: 1883

Re: Manga UK Releasing DBZ Blu-Rays and Steelbooks

https://www.mangauk.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/DBZ_BLU-RAYS_Twitter-980x551.png Looks a lot better than the Steelbooks, what the hell. I hope considering that funi is sharing the steelbook designs with MangaUK means NA will be getting those standard versions too. Also hope Super gets a complete...
by CuppaKofe
Wed Sep 16, 2020 4:19 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Dragon Ball Z 4:3 Steelbooks
Replies: 388
Views: 18353

Re: Dragon Ball Z 4:3 Steelbooks

mh, still feels a bit too urban for my tastes, but it is an improvement. Also, Semi-Perfect Cell really got the shaft there, huh? I'd much prefer packaging similar to the Selecta Vision releases of DB, but funimation is always gonna market DBZ to the Toonami crowd, so you just gotta hope it isn't C...
by CuppaKofe
Tue Sep 15, 2020 5:35 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Dragon Ball Z 4:3 Steelbooks
Replies: 388
Views: 18353

Re: Dragon Ball Z 4:3 Steelbooks

Those new design tweaks are a lot better! I hope they fix the first 3's designs, otherwise this will be a really strange looking release on the shelf. (Maybe they are taking a tip from Viz when it comes to not being able to stick to a consistent design for their releases :lol: ) Honestly, I'm also n...
by CuppaKofe
Sat Sep 12, 2020 12:57 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Dragon Ball Z 4:3 Steelbooks
Replies: 388
Views: 18353

Re: Dragon Ball Z 4:3 Steelbooks

Ya those prices are way to damn high lol. Hopefully the prices drops like they did in the US. Considering my only other option for years was the Dragon Boxes, I'll take it. I just want to support them so Funimation is less likely to cancel them halfway through or something. I live in Canada and I p...
by CuppaKofe
Mon Aug 17, 2020 1:21 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Funimation's 30th anniversary collectible home video release
Replies: 5336
Views: 506925

Re: Funimations 30th anniversary collectible home video release

I kinda saw something like this coming. Bluray as a format is slowly starting to become a niche thing for movie buffs and collectors. Steel books tend to be desirable to bluray collectors, and are cheap to produce. Plus they can still sell the even cheaper old 2013 sets with minimal confusion. Low e...
by CuppaKofe
Tue Aug 11, 2020 11:26 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Why has Toei kept the “new” movie covers?
Replies: 10
Views: 666

Re: Why has Toei kept the “new” movie covers?

Who knows, presumably for the same reason some awful logo was used on the 2018 movie release. https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/81bMGwf%2BRoL._SL1500_.jpg Not quite sure what aesthetic they were going for with it all, but it just added to my disappointment with that home release. The...
by CuppaKofe
Sat Jul 11, 2020 1:53 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: People who have managed to have extremely low contact with the manga.
Replies: 24
Views: 979

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

It took me until the start of the 2010's to start reading the manga. I was actually rewatching the anime at the time, and took a break by reading a bit of the Manga. The pacing in the Manga was just so much more brisk, that I pretty much abandoned the anime rewatch to read through all 42 volumes. I ...