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by The Undying
Thu Jan 21, 2021 3:33 pm
Forum: Dragon Ball Super
Topic: "Dragon Ball Super (Manga)" Official Discussion Thread
Replies: 37849
Views: 3042331

Re: "Dragon Ball Super (Manga)" Official Discussion Thread

Those characters would have to be properly developed and incorporated into the narrative. For aforementioned reasons, Broly potentially could be. While I wouldn't personally agree that he's "stale" as he's largely unexplored, his ties to Freeza are nonetheless cause enough to organically introduce ...
by The Undying
Thu Jan 21, 2021 12:23 pm
Forum: Dragon Ball Super
Topic: "Dragon Ball Super (Manga)" Official Discussion Thread
Replies: 37849
Views: 3042331

Re: "Dragon Ball Super (Manga)" Official Discussion Thread

Can we have some of other characters involved with this continual martial progression we see in chapters? If we go that route, we need to do it with newer characters at this point. The previous arc already showed the structural ramifications of trying to shoehorn old side characters into stories th...
by The Undying
Wed Jan 20, 2021 11:59 am
Forum: Dragon Ball Super
Topic: "Dragon Ball Super (Manga)" Official Discussion Thread
Replies: 37849
Views: 3042331

Re: "Dragon Ball Super (Manga)" Official Discussion Thread

Right off the bat, we already have a better grasp of this arc's underlying premise than the previous arc's own premise and themes when it began. That's important because it keeps the audience invested, which the chapter accomplishes by dedicating more of its panel space to exploring Granolah, his ba...
by The Undying
Tue Jan 19, 2021 4:22 pm
Forum: Dragon Ball Super
Topic: Vegeta’s ridiculous situation..
Replies: 32
Views: 885

Re: Vegeta’s ridiculous situation..

I don't think the manga has said anything to contradict this. It hasn't. More crucially, the manga is far and away more cohesive with Vegeta's broader character arc throughout Super. In the Future Trunks arc, both Goku and Vegeta strive to maximize Super Saiyan Blue's power output in different ways...
by The Undying
Mon Jan 18, 2021 12:11 am
Forum: Dragon Ball Super
Topic: Vegeta’s ridiculous situation..
Replies: 32
Views: 885

Re: Vegeta’s ridiculous situation..

I don’t understand why people want Vegeta to get UI so bad. If anything, the GPP arc shows that Vegeta can be an enjoyable deuteragonist without Ultra Instinct or even necessarily catching up to Goku. Forced Spirit Fission (or what he does with it, in any case) serves as a nice culmination of his p...
by The Undying
Wed Jan 13, 2021 7:43 pm
Forum: Dragon Ball Super
Topic: Should Toei start making Dragon Ball "What If's" ?
Replies: 25
Views: 487

Re: Should Toei start making Dragon Ball "What If's" ?

Toei produced/adapted Episode of Bardock, which is about as "what-if" as a what-if spinoff can get. It wasn't good, but I digress. In general, I don't think these provide anything substantive outside of amusing fans who want to see consequences or events unfold differently for the sake of it. The be...
by The Undying
Wed Jan 13, 2021 2:22 pm
Forum: Dragon Ball Super
Topic: Everything Wrong with Dragon Ball Super
Replies: 127
Views: 2038

Re: Everything Wrong with Dragon Ball Super

Anyone who knows anything about storytelling. Each story following BOG could've used at least 2 rewrites. Bad argument. Literally any moron can tweak somebody else's stuff, regardless of writing ability. You didn't put anywhere close to the same amount of effort it took collaborative artists like T...
by The Undying
Sun Jan 10, 2021 6:32 pm
Forum: Dragon Ball Super
Topic: The Super Re-Read
Replies: 180
Views: 10023

Re: The Super Re-Read

Oh. I rarely see anyone agree with me on those being the best and worst arcs, respectively. I wonder how 1:1 we are on other storyline rankings. Now that you mention it, it looks like both of us contributed to the "Kanzenshuu's Favorite Arcs" thread and there's indeed much overlap in our rankings (...
by The Undying
Sun Jan 10, 2021 4:09 am
Forum: Dragon Ball Super
Topic: The Super Re-Read
Replies: 180
Views: 10023

Re: The Super Re-Read

Back when this arc concluded in December, I'd finished my own re-read of GPP; these are my complete thoughts . I guess it's because I judge everything on its own merits instead of jumping the gun every month, but a retrospective approach did very little to change my original view of these chapters d...
by The Undying
Wed Jan 06, 2021 3:55 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Dub-fans, was there an adjustment period for you when Goku started to be portrayed correctly in DBS?
Replies: 117
Views: 2373

Re: Dub-fans, was there an adjustment period for you when Goku started to be portrayed correctly in DBS?

I think the change from Z Goku to Super (anime) Goku is jarring, dub fan or not. This eloquently hits the nail on the head for me. I think if we're strictly comparing Goku's portrayal between manga serializations, the difference/change isn't that jarring or drastic. There might be the occasional pa...
by The Undying
Sat Jan 02, 2021 9:10 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Kanzenshuu's favorite arcs. UPDATE: The results
Replies: 95
Views: 1978

Re: Kanzenshuu's favorite arcs.

It's never been a very popular arc throughout most of the last 25 years, but ever since the DBD videos on it, all of the sudden it started getting overrated by some in the community. Wait, what? I don't even watch Dragon Ball Dissection and RRA is one of my favorite arcs. Don't assume everyone regu...
by The Undying
Fri Jan 01, 2021 3:01 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Who else here got into Dragon Ball with original series?
Replies: 27
Views: 525

Re: Who else here got into Dragon Ball with original series?

I honestly can't remember. My first memory of the franchise is also of kid Goku's antics in the first episode, and I think over the next few years I would sort of switch back and forth between the DB and DBZ shows before finally viewing everything in order. It's odd that for a series I'm so invested...
by The Undying
Fri Jan 01, 2021 2:36 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Johnny Yong Bosch Replaces Vic Mignogna as Broly.
Replies: 49
Views: 1335

Re: Johnny Yong Bosch Replaces Vic Mignogna as Broly.

I was a strong advocate of booting McNuggets from the industry, myself, and I'm glad he's no longer associated with Funimation. However, I don't take issue with the movie not getting redubbed. I think that depends entirely on how comfortable one would feel separating the art from the artist's misdee...
by The Undying
Fri Jan 01, 2021 12:48 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Kanzenshuu's favorite arcs. UPDATE: The results
Replies: 95
Views: 1978

Re: Kanzenshuu's favorite arcs.

Almost forgot, please throw Garlic Jr. straight into the F(ire) tier for me. I definitely don't want that one to get any points either.
by The Undying
Thu Dec 31, 2020 7:33 pm
Forum: Dragon Ball Super
Topic: Dragon Ball Super Strength Discussion Thread
Replies: 33674
Views: 2088613

Re: Dragon Ball Super Strength Discussion Thread

I think the most difficult part of Grand Kaioshin’s story to make sense is that his god power is apparently enough to feed Goku back to Ultra Instinct, and yet that same power didn’t warrant his victory against the evil Boo and Moro millions of years ago. (In Moro’s case, he had to use a very power...
by The Undying
Thu Dec 31, 2020 1:33 pm
Forum: Dragon Ball Super
Topic: Dragon Ball Super Strength Discussion Thread
Replies: 33674
Views: 2088613

Re: Dragon Ball Super Strength Discussion Thread

In typical Toyo fashion, Daio Kaoishin's power doesn't make sense in the manga. He was defeating Moro without his god powers (Since they are in Oob) yet he couldn't do anything agaisnt Buff Evil Boo so Good Boo being that strong using his power makes no sense at all. *sigh* The manga specifically c...
by The Undying
Mon Dec 28, 2020 12:59 pm
Forum: In-Universe Discussion
Topic: How many of Toriyama's other works take place in the Dragon World?
Replies: 9
Views: 292

Re: How many of Toriyama's other works take place in the Dragon World?

Neko Majin (Z) is an interesting one because - where it was previously regarded as some partial DB parody rather than something people thought would have adhered to the manga's continuity - it's now plausibly a legitimate sequel due to events that have already transpired in Super. Nobody would have ...
by The Undying
Mon Dec 28, 2020 11:21 am
Forum: Dragon Ball Super
Topic: What would be the breaking point Super would do that would make you feel like it jumped the shark?
Replies: 65
Views: 1152

Re: What would be the breaking point Super would do that would make you feel like it jumped the shark?

...I feel like some of you guys have rather unconvincing examples of what "jumping the shark" is. By the reasoning outlined ITT, you would have complained profusely if Toriyama's run ended with the 23rd Budokai and then modern DB started with Raditz. I see posters listing off things they're not pers...
by The Undying
Sun Dec 27, 2020 8:36 pm
Forum: Dragon Ball Super
Topic: "Dragon Ball Super (Manga)" Official Discussion Thread
Replies: 37849
Views: 3042331

Re: "Dragon Ball Super (Manga)" Official Discussion Thread

I've read enough of Dragon Garow Lee's work to say I'm thoroughly unimpressed with his writing, but I like some of his art.

The manga's just fine in Toyotaro's hands.
by The Undying
Sun Dec 27, 2020 7:31 pm
Forum: Dragon Ball Super
Topic: The Super Re-Read
Replies: 180
Views: 10023

Re: The Super Re-Read

I mean even the RoF manga which was literally a pre god in base retcon product purely to promote the films... He still changed a bunch of things for the better (no zarbon tier idiots hitting Piccolo, Gohan not getting beat by first form Freeza, no piccolo dying like the show...) I disagree. Omittin...