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by GhostEmperorX
Mon Nov 09, 2020 1:15 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: If Toei ever announces they'll do a Blu-ray Dragon box
Replies: 32
Views: 1055

Re: If Toei ever announces they'll do a Blu-ray Dragon box

I'd consider buying it but there are certain criteria that must be met before I could justify committing to buy it 100% from day 1. 1. A fresh scan of the 16mm film negatives (if they don't want to go through the trouble of scanning the negatives again I'd be content with the RAW uncompressed DBOX ...
by GhostEmperorX
Mon Nov 02, 2020 11:02 am
Forum: Music
Topic: Can we talk about the Funimation Movie Soundtracks?
Replies: 31
Views: 1744

Re: Can we talk about the Funimation Movie Soundtracks?

They basically were entrusted to present a foreign entity's product to a domestic audience, and essentially implied that it wasn't good enough , that they, a borderline amateur Texas production company at the time, knew better. This is precisely the issue that I've come to realize with this and oth...
by GhostEmperorX
Mon Nov 02, 2020 10:16 am
Forum: Music
Topic: Shunsuke Kikuchi's BGM production quality
Replies: 0
Views: 138

Shunsuke Kikuchi's BGM production quality

Just a few days ago, after I chose the right audio gear to use, when I had free time I played 2 DBZ OST compilation videos on YT (keep in mind that it's compressed, and thus not even the best quality). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=218ELDhIiGY https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hb1fepHU_Jg And listen...
by GhostEmperorX
Sat Sep 26, 2020 10:46 pm
Forum: Music
Topic: Why Kai 1.0's Kikuchi Score was so limited.
Replies: 17
Views: 9443

Re: Why Kai 1.0's Kikuchi Score was so limited.

That portion really explains quite a lot, thanks.
by GhostEmperorX
Wed Sep 23, 2020 11:55 am
Forum: Music
Topic: Why did Toei hire Yamamoto for Kai in the first place?
Replies: 18
Views: 8550

Re: Why did Toei hire Yamamoto for Kai in the first place?

I mean maybe it was just easier to have the guy you already have instead of hiring another one. Solid State Scouter was plagiarized and Kenji didn't create it. Everyone during production knew that SSS wasn't ever meant to be original, even the very title is a reference to an album called "Solid Sta...
by GhostEmperorX
Thu Sep 17, 2020 9:44 pm
Forum: Music
Topic: What do you prefer?
Replies: 7
Views: 838

Re: What do you prefer?

MCDaveG wrote:
Mon Aug 03, 2020 8:52 am
in Dragon Ball, Naruto and One Piece,
Naruto
You do realize that the Shippūden movies (non-canon much like the DBZ ones are, who would’ve thought) have a completely different OST from the show (and from each other) in all entries of them right?
by GhostEmperorX
Thu Sep 17, 2020 9:40 pm
Forum: Music
Topic: How did the DBZ movies get better BGM's than the show itself?
Replies: 4
Views: 844

Re: How did the DBZ movies get better BGM's than the show itself?

Cap Sora said it all Also, this of "Movies Ost >>>> Anime Ost" also happens with Akihito Tokunaga and Norihito Sumitomo Compare Tokunaga's "Path to Power" ost to his "GT anime" ost, and Sumitomo's "DBS Broly" ost to his "DBS anime" ost. At this point I understand now that it’s more a fault of Toei‘...
by GhostEmperorX
Thu Sep 17, 2020 9:28 pm
Forum: Music
Topic: Why did Toei hire Yamamoto for Kai in the first place?
Replies: 18
Views: 8550

Re: Why did Toei hire Yamamoto for Kai in the first place?

I think that Kai was made after Toei started taking the dub seriously. They probably thought that Yamamoto's more electronic sound was good for the Western audience but also balanced enough to keep the Japanese audience happy with its use of more theatrical sound similar to Kikuchi. It's also very ...
by GhostEmperorX
Thu Sep 17, 2020 9:21 pm
Forum: Music
Topic: Should they stop making English version of the songs for the international audience?
Replies: 25
Views: 11715

Re: Should they stop making English version of the songs for the international audience?

Rafa Fast wrote:
Wed Sep 16, 2020 10:34 pm
they shouldn't have started doing it too.
Fun fact, even in 90’s anime that were pretty much Japan-only, some shows would have Engrish covers of their OP and ED songs done for their shows (probably as a joke or something) even without an international audience.
by GhostEmperorX
Thu Sep 17, 2020 7:07 pm
Forum: Music
Topic: Any DB character themes that are as prominent as Piccolo’s from the original?
Replies: 44
Views: 1632

Re: Any DB character themes that are as prominent as Piccolo’s from the original?

Also, actually insert songs (that aren't OP themes) can also be used as motifs too actually, this happened with "Blizzard" (Daichi Miura) in DBS Broly, two instrumental versions of the song were used, in the Gogeta fight and in the ending of the movie. "Pledge of Z" (Momoiro Clover Z)" from Fukkats...
by GhostEmperorX
Tue Sep 15, 2020 3:46 pm
Forum: Music
Topic: Any DB character themes that are as prominent as Piccolo’s from the original?
Replies: 44
Views: 1632

Re: Any DB character themes that are as prominent as Piccolo’s from the original?

You are right, "Saiyan Blood" despite being sung by Vegeta's voice actor and its lyrics being about Vegeta, it isn't a Vegeta's theme. Despite "Solid State Scouter" being played in two moments where Bardock is being badass and it going down as being acknowledged or at least related to Bardock chara...
by GhostEmperorX
Fri Sep 11, 2020 1:58 pm
Forum: Music
Topic: Wow. The GT OST.
Replies: 60
Views: 2097

Re: Wow. The GT OST.

Robo4900 wrote:
Sat Aug 08, 2020 9:46 am
It honestly really annoys me that Toei brought in Kenji Yamamoto for Kai instead of getting Akihito Tokunaga (who composed GT).
And the rest is history. Biggest blunder in OST choices, bar none.
by GhostEmperorX
Mon Jul 13, 2020 10:42 pm
Forum: Music
Topic: What would Norihito Sumitomo’s weakest tracks be?
Replies: 17
Views: 1167

Re: What would Norihito Sumitomo’s weakest tracks be?

But really, when even video games and side OAVs like Plan to Eradicate the Super Saiyans from Raging Blast 2 or the recent promo anime Super DB Heroes have better music than the major series... Yeah, that has always been rather strange. Don’t know what kind of directors they place in each one. Inco...
by GhostEmperorX
Thu Jul 09, 2020 9:24 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: The original DB Manga and anime adaptations don’t reflect their era much
Replies: 18
Views: 827

Re: The original DB Manga and anime adaptations don’t reflect their era much

Sadala Elite wrote:
Thu Jul 09, 2020 3:35 am
Early DB/Saiyan saga is very 80s anime aesthetically
If we’re going by the likes of FotNS, Saint Seiya, Bubblegum Crisis, and other popular material of that time, it really doesn’t share many elements with them.
by GhostEmperorX
Thu Jul 09, 2020 2:22 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: The original DB Manga and anime adaptations don’t reflect their era much
Replies: 18
Views: 827

Re: The original DB Manga and anime adaptations don’t reflect their era much

I disagree, there's a lot of the style that feels very 80s to me, like the design of Bulma's inventions or the type of technology in Kame House like the TV and VCR. Stuff like that was of course considered modern back when they were written and animated, but today it's wonderfully retro. Similarly,...
by GhostEmperorX
Wed Jul 08, 2020 5:53 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: The original DB Manga and anime adaptations don’t reflect their era much
Replies: 18
Views: 827

The original DB Manga and anime adaptations don’t reflect their era much

Any view on this can go either way, but I think that as a result of how different it is from a lot of concurrent media to it, there isn’t much besides production and air dates that link it to either the 80’s or 90’s time period. This could be because of references to older periods, or some other aes...
by GhostEmperorX
Wed Jul 08, 2020 5:44 pm
Forum: Music
Topic: What would Norihito Sumitomo’s weakest tracks be?
Replies: 17
Views: 1167

Re: What would Norihito Sumitomo’s weakest tracks be?

Why they hired Sumitomo in the first place? Yasuharu Takanashi would probably have been a much better fit than him since it’s a martial arts show we’re talking about. But it’s Toei, for every step forward they take, it’s two or three steps backwards. For example new works of Saint Seyia no longer u...
by GhostEmperorX
Fri Jun 26, 2020 12:41 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: The Dragonball Misinformation Thread.
Replies: 113
Views: 5368

Re: The Dragonball Misinformation Thread.

A lot of these subjects are video-worthy if they don’t have one already. It would be about time to clear up a lot of these for good as for too long they have clouded internet discussions about DB.
by GhostEmperorX
Fri Jun 26, 2020 1:41 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: State of the Dragon Ball/Dragon Ball Z Broadcast Audio?
Replies: 65
Views: 6246

Re: State of the Dragon Ball/Dragon Ball Z Broadcast Audio?

Unless Toei becomes as competent at material preservation as peer studios (Tsuburaya, Pierrot, Sunrise, Gainax, etc), you’re not getting the BA on an official release.
by GhostEmperorX
Thu Jun 25, 2020 9:03 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: The hills we choose to die on and the fights we battle for when it comes to Dragon Ball
Replies: 230
Views: 6577

Re: The Hills we die on.and the fights we battle for when it comes to Dragon Ball

(that I once again REALLY need to get around to making its own, whole thread) Na, a YT video containing this (and split into segments) would not only be much better than massive walls of text each post, but it would gain a huge audience that actually needs to see/hear this stuff. If you’re going to...