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by kemuri07
Tue Jan 19, 2021 3:02 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: 2264

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

What context did I ignore? I know tone shifts throughout the show but it's not just one direction. How does Goku become more heroic? Seriously? Compare Goku when he first appears in the Pilaf arc to how Goku is during the Red Ribbon Army arc? Sure Pilaf is a villian, but again, because the tone of ...
by kemuri07
Mon Jan 18, 2021 12:49 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Asian characters in Dragon Ball
Replies: 42
Views: 1018

Re: Westerners love to claim Asian characters.

Goku and the other Saiyans can't be Asians because they come from a different planet with different continents. However, yeah, it makes sense for Goku to be coded as East Asian. Aslo, are there really people who actually say shit like "Goku is a white person"? I've absolutely heard this argument. P...
by kemuri07
Mon Jan 18, 2021 12:39 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: 2264

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

Again, the problem here is that you guys are ignoring context. Especially since the tone of Dragon Ball radically shifts and morphs throughout the franchise. The first half of Dragon Ball is a gag manga, so more of the cast's sociopathic tendencies come out for the sake of humor. This noticeably get...
by kemuri07
Sun Jan 10, 2021 11:02 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: 2264

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

Not really. The difference is quality of writing. While Toriyama may have intended Goku to be selfish, he wrote him in a way that made him a likable protagonist despite his flaws. That's not really the case for Super and why a lot of people, including myself, had issue with the character.
by kemuri07
Sun Jan 10, 2021 4:04 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: 2264

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

For a short time I didn't want to accept it, but I eventually came around to it and realized this was actually a far more interesting character to boot. So...here's my thing: I think either people misinterpreted that Toriyama quote, or Toriyama himself doesn't get his own character. Because while G...
by kemuri07
Tue Dec 15, 2020 6:33 pm
Forum: Video Games
Topic: 2021 Dragonball Game predictions?
Replies: 76
Views: 2001

Re: 2021 Dragonball Game predictions?

FighterZ still seems to be going strong, so I don’t think there’s much of a need for a sequel. The most obvious choice for a new game would be Xenoverse 3, although I’m not sure they’d be able to offer much in terms of new characters. I guess they could include Moro, but I assume they’d want him to...
by kemuri07
Thu Dec 03, 2020 2:59 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Does anyone else feel that much of the DB fandom enforces low standards?
Replies: 591
Views: 10495

Re: Does anyone else feel that much of the DB fandom enforces low standards?

I’ll probably be crucified for this but I don’t care. Super is much, MUCH better than Z ever was. This is coming from someone who’s been a fan in the early 90’s before the Z dub was even a thing. Outside of the Saiyan and Namek arcs, Z is incredibly dull and boring with barely any humor at all. Sup...
by kemuri07
Mon Nov 30, 2020 7:14 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Dubs shouldnt bend over backwards to please purists. Subs shouldnt plase Casuals
Replies: 79
Views: 2238

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

There's a difference between acknowledging differences between various forms of mediums and preferring a version of it, and claiming that japanese dubs represent the "real" version of DBZ, that anyone who accepts Funimation's remastering is being duped or somehow not wanting the best for the fandom...
by kemuri07
Mon Nov 30, 2020 2:37 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Dubs shouldnt bend over backwards to please purists. Subs shouldnt plase Casuals
Replies: 79
Views: 2238

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

Can y'all define what you actually mean by "gatekeeping" here, though? Because I keep seeing it tossed around here and in other threads, and from what context I have to go on, it seems to generally mean "I don't like it when people say they don't like the thing I like." And that's... well, that's n...
by kemuri07
Mon Nov 30, 2020 1:17 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Dubs shouldnt bend over backwards to please purists. Subs shouldnt plase Casuals
Replies: 79
Views: 2238

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

Meh we are splitting peas and carrots at this point. As long as the main overarching story and character motivations are the same as the original then i'm happy. I can deal with a few one off lines here and there. I like both OG 90s dub for all its flaws and Kai dub equally and I'm glad Kai was giv...
by kemuri07
Mon Nov 30, 2020 12:20 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Dubs shouldnt bend over backwards to please purists. Subs shouldnt plase Casuals
Replies: 79
Views: 2238

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

I can completely understand why Funimation have gone back to their old approach for Super. Many of the purists who spent years rallying against the Z dub still refuse to watch the Kai dub, despite it being mostly very accurate and well acted. They literally refuse to watch anything other than the o...
by kemuri07
Sun Nov 29, 2020 3:13 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Dubs shouldnt bend over backwards to please purists. Subs shouldnt plase Casuals
Replies: 79
Views: 2238

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

Yes it is pathetic when another user tries to horn in on a discussion between two people for no reason other then to try and cause trouble. Anyways thank you for the video, that was very interesting and informative. To further get back on topic I agree that dubs shouldn't have to bend over backward...
by kemuri07
Sun Nov 29, 2020 2:48 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Dubs shouldnt bend over backwards to please purists. Subs shouldnt plase Casuals
Replies: 79
Views: 2238

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 du...
by kemuri07
Sun Nov 29, 2020 2:44 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Dubs shouldnt bend over backwards to please purists. Subs shouldnt plase Casuals
Replies: 79
Views: 2238

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 du...
by kemuri07
Sun Nov 29, 2020 2:41 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Dubs shouldnt bend over backwards to please purists. Subs shouldnt plase Casuals
Replies: 79
Views: 2238

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 du...
by kemuri07
Tue Nov 24, 2020 4:57 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: New Blu Ray sets? Let's compare!
Replies: 41
Views: 1773

Re: New Blu Ray sets? Let's compare!

No, I'm not settling for a smeared, over-sharpened, over-saturated mess of a release that added fake grain and left things uncropped in an attempt to mask their nonsense and appease "hardcore" fans. "Good enough" can fuck off. Do it right (as you've shown you can do!) or don't do it at all. It's be...
by kemuri07
Sun Nov 15, 2020 3:48 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Funimation's 30th anniversary collectible home video release
Replies: 5336
Views: 506758

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

Crazy isn't it? That was their big reason/justification among others for cutting 20% or more of the image off the top and bottom back in 2007, it's really what they should've done rather than transferring and butchering the series to a fake widescreen presentation it was never intended to be viewed...
by kemuri07
Sun Nov 15, 2020 3:38 pm
Forum: Video Games
Topic: "Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot" Official Discussion Thread
Replies: 1793
Views: 196543

Re: "Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot" Official Discussion Thread

I would actually love if they did OG Dragon Ball like Z Kakarot. I've said this before, but OG DB would make more sense as an rpg because a large part of early DB is structured like a role-playing game. That's the thing that breaks for me whenever I play Kakarrot: It's bewildering to be playing as ...
by kemuri07
Wed Nov 11, 2020 1:33 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Dragon Ball Z 4:3 Steelbooks
Replies: 388
Views: 18324

Re: Dragon Ball Z 4:3 Steelbooks

After observing the last several pages where it’s literally post after post after page after page of people saying they’re happy with the discs and enjoying them and there’s one comment about DVNR and more pages of people enjoying them... I have to ask, do some of you just read what you want to rea...
by kemuri07
Wed Nov 11, 2020 11:06 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Dragon Ball Z 4:3 Steelbooks
Replies: 388
Views: 18324

Re: Dragon Ball Z 4:3 Steelbooks

The gatekeeping comes from a place of wanting folks to have an experience that represents the product accurately, But my argument would be: who are you to claim what people should want? Why I say this place--and not specifically this thread, but the forums in general--is an echochamber is because t...