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by kemuri07
Tue May 26, 2020 4:09 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: SAY-IN - SPECIAL BEAM CAN-IN - SUN GOKU - DESTRUCTO DISK | Why does Dragon Ball STILL suffer with these shortcomings?
Replies: 124
Views: 3427

Re: SAY-IN - SPECIAL BEAM CAN-IN - SUN GOKU - DESTRUCTO DISK | Why does Dragon Ball STILL suffer with these shortcomings

So do folks want Goku to be like this girl , or have the cast embrace their Texasness? While Boomhauer Goku would be funny, many of us wouldn't understand him. Goku being given a southern drawl to adapt the original dialect doesn't mean "Let's make him have an awful, incomprehensible speaking manne...
by kemuri07
Mon May 25, 2020 10:35 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Why wasn’t there a proper theatrical Dragon Ball film back in the day?
Replies: 41
Views: 1139

Re: Why wasn’t there a proper theatrical Dragon Ball film back in the day?

I think the simplest answer is probably the correct one.

Why spend years working on a full length feature film, when you could pump out a 40 min movie a year?
by kemuri07
Mon May 25, 2020 10:30 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Should fans write for official products ?
Replies: 89
Views: 1240

Re: Should fans write for official products ?

1. It depends. I think a lot of fans mistakenly believe that "knowing" lore and terms from their favorite franchise means that they also understand how storytelling works. Yeah...that's a big fucking no. It's a rare few that can find a healthy balance between showing their adoration for their favori...
by kemuri07
Sun May 24, 2020 11:40 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: SAY-IN - SPECIAL BEAM CAN-IN - SUN GOKU - DESTRUCTO DISK | Why does Dragon Ball STILL suffer with these shortcomings?
Replies: 124
Views: 3427

Re: SAY-IN - SPECIAL BEAM CAN-IN - SUN GOKU - DESTRUCTO DISK | Why does Dragon Ball STILL suffer with these shortcomings

busting out the "snowflake" tells me exactly what I'm dealing with. And yes assuming that you know what's good for people because you think watching the japanese version means you're superior absolutely makes you a passive aggressive asshole. You don't give a shit about Dragon Ball, you're just gat...
by kemuri07
Tue May 19, 2020 3:35 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: SAY-IN - SPECIAL BEAM CAN-IN - SUN GOKU - DESTRUCTO DISK | Why does Dragon Ball STILL suffer with these shortcomings?
Replies: 124
Views: 3427

Re: SAY-IN - SPECIAL BEAM CAN-IN - SUN GOKU - DESTRUCTO DISK | Why does Dragon Ball STILL suffer with these shortcomings

busting out the "snowflake" tells me exactly what I'm dealing with. And yes assuming that you know what's good for people because you think watching the japanese version means you're superior absolutely makes you a passive aggressive asshole. You don't give a shit about Dragon Ball, you're just gate...
by kemuri07
Mon May 18, 2020 5:54 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: SAY-IN - SPECIAL BEAM CAN-IN - SUN GOKU - DESTRUCTO DISK | Why does Dragon Ball STILL suffer with these shortcomings?
Replies: 124
Views: 3427

Re: SAY-IN - SPECIAL BEAM CAN-IN - SUN GOKU - DESTRUCTO DISK | Why does Dragon Ball STILL suffer with these shortcomings

I’ve heard people say that the reason we still have terms like “Special Beam Cannon” and “Destructo Disk” is because Toei or Bandai or whoever insisted on that FUNimation stick with them. I don’t know if that’s true or not, but if it is, it would pretty much be in line with how Toho treats “Godzill...
by kemuri07
Mon May 18, 2020 5:38 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: SAY-IN - SPECIAL BEAM CAN-IN - SUN GOKU - DESTRUCTO DISK | Why does Dragon Ball STILL suffer with these shortcomings?
Replies: 124
Views: 3427

Re: SAY-IN - SPECIAL BEAM CAN-IN - SUN GOKU - DESTRUCTO DISK | Why does Dragon Ball STILL suffer with these shortcomings

I get the idea that people who whine about this stuff don't seem to understand the differences between Japanese and English. There are idioms, phrases, and whole vocabulary that are untranslatable and just would not work with an english dub Because it's a completely different language. So you have t...
by kemuri07
Mon May 18, 2020 3:49 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: SAY-IN - SPECIAL BEAM CAN-IN - SUN GOKU - DESTRUCTO DISK | Why does Dragon Ball STILL suffer with these shortcomings?
Replies: 124
Views: 3427

Re: SAY-IN - SPECIAL BEAM CAN-IN - SUN GOKU - DESTRUCTO DISK | Why does Dragon Ball STILL suffer with these shortcomings

Because people don't care. what you're doing is nit-picking nonsense that refuses to consider the cultural differences between regions and the fact that a dub is meant to be an "adaptation" to appeal to an audience that doesn't understand Japanese. It's not that big of a deal, dude. If you want to w...
by kemuri07
Sat May 16, 2020 2:11 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Manga censorship
Replies: 18
Views: 575

Re: Manga censorship

It's a silly hill to die on. And while I can understand people being frustrated with not being able to see your favorite manga in its purest form, I also roll my eyes so goddamn hard when nerds try to conflate "not seeing your waifus boobies" to "Farenhiet 451-esque book burning." It's not the same ...
by kemuri07
Mon May 11, 2020 12:47 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: What is the lamest thing to come out of modern DBZ?
Replies: 1118
Views: 92055

Re: What is the lamest thing to come out of modern DBZ?

Freeza wins? Whoops, nope. We can now turn back time and try beating him again. Yeah, that's a good way to kill the tension. A simple change would've not only improved the movie, but the following arcs. Have Freeza blow up the planet but with a slight change, Goku saves Vegeta and gets him to Whis....
by kemuri07
Mon May 11, 2020 12:44 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Dragon Ball Lore
Replies: 172
Views: 3341

Re: Dragon Ball Lore

But that's the trap, and the problem with fandom's obsession with lore: the idea that "more equals better." But knowing more about a character doesn't make them interesting. What makes a character engaging is how their actions effect the characters, as well as what their actions say about them.
by kemuri07
Thu May 07, 2020 12:06 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Dragon Ball Lore
Replies: 172
Views: 3341

Re: Dragon Ball Lore

I don't think deep lore is ever needed in a story beyond what it takes for the story to make sense and for the emotion/payoff to land. If the author wants create a rich history of the world, the story isn't the best place to put it. That's what appendices or guidebooks, and apparently interviews ar...
by kemuri07
Mon Apr 20, 2020 1:42 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: So, did DBZ Movie 14, and everything after scratched your DB itch?
Replies: 51
Views: 1466

Re: So, did DBZ Movie 14, and everything after scratched your DB itch?

I mean..DBS is absolutely a cashcow meant to profit off of our collective nostalgia of a far better show (Dragon Ball and Z). Within that context, sure there's some fun to be had (mostly with the manga), but that's all it is.
by kemuri07
Sun Apr 19, 2020 2:44 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: So, did DBZ Movie 14, and everything after scratched your DB itch?
Replies: 51
Views: 1466

Re: So, did DBZ Movie 14, and everything after scratched your DB itch?

yeah nah. Akira is certainly not awful. While I'll always recommend people read the manga since the film is a truncated version of a bigger story, Akira is the goods and there's a reason why it still comes up in conversation nearly 30 years after it's release.
by kemuri07
Thu Apr 02, 2020 12:05 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: What do you want with Broly?
Replies: 343
Views: 6802

Re: What do you want with Broly?

Well that was pretty good, but considering good wins out all the time and the gods don't usually actively participate in the story, I'd hardly call that cynical. Evil is punished and virtue is usually rewarded. Zen Oh doesn't lead anything. He comes in at the very end and holds a tournament to find...
by kemuri07
Tue Mar 31, 2020 11:50 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Endings
Replies: 155
Views: 3217

Re: Endings

I just don’t understand why anyone would want another tournament. The Tournament of Power was so long drawn out and tedious that I don’t see how anyone could get excited for another one, especially as a hypothetical finale to Super. That would just be repetitive. Is anyone even clamoring to see wha...
by kemuri07
Tue Mar 31, 2020 10:36 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Endings
Replies: 155
Views: 3217

Re: Endings

I just don’t understand how another tournament would work at this point. The Tournament of Power was a battle royale with 80 fighters, and universe ending stakes. How exactly are you supposed to top that? Furthermore, as I asked before, what would be the in-universe basis for another tournament? Ok...
by kemuri07
Tue Mar 31, 2020 10:17 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: What do you want with Broly?
Replies: 343
Views: 6802

Re: What do you want with Broly?

Well that was pretty good, but considering good wins out all the time and the gods don't usually actively participate in the story, I'd hardly call that cynical. Evil is punished and virtue is usually rewarded. Zen Oh doesn't lead anything. He comes in at the very end and holds a tournament to find...
by kemuri07
Tue Mar 31, 2020 10:06 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Endings
Replies: 155
Views: 3217

Re: Endings

Another tournament arc. Same as the first, but a whole lot louder and a whoooole lot worst.

If that's what we're suggesting, then let's call it a day and admit that DB is a dead horse.
by kemuri07
Mon Mar 30, 2020 1:47 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: What do you want with Broly?
Replies: 343
Views: 6802

Re: What do you want with Broly?

hahaha...I guess I never thought of it but DB is pretty cynical. Especially in its origins where the comedy comes from the fact that nearly every single character is pretty morally reprehensible.