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by NeverRamza
Mon Feb 17, 2020 4:19 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Boycotting DB related company - did you do it?
Replies: 108
Views: 3335

Re: Boycotting DB related company - did you do it?

I do boycott Viz with only a few exceptions. This is the company that advertised a specific release of the Dragon Ball manga as uncensored and yet they still censored it. Early on they apologized in one instance, calling it an accident, and then on a later print only partially uncensored the volume....
by NeverRamza
Wed Jan 02, 2019 2:12 am
Forum: Fan-Created Works
Topic: Sean Schemmel IN DEPTH interview Part 2
Replies: 8
Views: 1356

Re: Sean Schemmel IN DEPTH interview Part 2

I can appreciate the man's distaste for how many people's hands have been in the pot for presenting Dragon Ball to English speaking audiences. He's trying to retro-fit the presentation of the product into being as non-mangled and natural as possible which I respect.
by NeverRamza
Tue Apr 03, 2018 8:33 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: #db - The original Dragon Ball chatroom
Replies: 2
Views: 452

#db - The original Dragon Ball chatroom

A long time ago, at least as early as 1996 (per a reference I found on Wuken's Homepage), there was an IRC chatroom that became the primary meeting place of Dragon Ball fans and website owners. Compared to the size of the chatroom, it had a tremendous downstream impact on English Dragon Ball fandom ...
by NeverRamza
Sun Mar 04, 2018 11:22 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Kameha-con 2018!!
Replies: 386
Views: 44548

Re: Kameha-con 2018!!

An odd metric to gauge popularity, but at the anime cons I've been to, the draw of a TFS panel that is typically at least 90% Dragon Ball related completely blows away the audience that shows up for a more straight Dragon Ball panel. You end up hearing of a lot of people who've maintained their inte...
by NeverRamza
Mon Sep 12, 2016 1:42 am
Forum: The Podcast
Topic: Episode #0412 (11 September 2016)
Replies: 11
Views: 6382

Re: Episode #0412 (11 September 2016)

Enjoyed the heck out of this episode. I remember being incredibly confused when I first saw Dragon Ball Z on TV. I was young and I was used to watching the first 13 episodes air on TV week after week. Every time they got to episode 13 and teased the next episode and spoke of a martial arts tournamen...
by NeverRamza
Fri Aug 08, 2014 12:09 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Trying to get someone caught up before BoG.
Replies: 15
Views: 1013

Re: Trying to get someone caught up before BoG.

My girlfriend actually read the entire manga inside of 2 weeks and she enjoyed the heck out of the movie. I was pretty jealous of how she was able to experience the series completely in order with no idea what of what would happen in the future. Watching Battle of the Gods in the theater, she said i...
by NeverRamza
Wed Aug 06, 2014 11:05 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Post your Battle of Gods Theatre Experience
Replies: 220
Views: 18877

Re: Post your Battle of Gods Theatre Experience

Saw this in the theater tonight which was the second showing out of two showings my theater was doing. It was about 60-70% full. It was pretty awesome seeing half the people walking in wearing DBZ shirts and random Dragon Ball conversation going from all directions while everyone waiting for the mov...
by NeverRamza
Sun Mar 16, 2014 7:21 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Most disturbing death
Replies: 95
Views: 8823

Re: Most disturbing death

I always found the murders of innocent people to be rather jarring. Taopiepie goes into some random town and offs a few peaceful citizens, completely out of left field and not at all within the normal tone of the show, and then the plot just progresses on and no one cares. At that point the show see...
by NeverRamza
Sun Mar 16, 2014 7:09 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Looking for info on this bootleg set
Replies: 10
Views: 1187

Re: Looking for info on this bootleg set

There was a very short period of time where the only English subtitled version of Yu Yu Hakusho was through bootleg DVD's and if I remember correctly, Hiei and Kurama had their names switched in every instance their name was spoken. It was pretty awful. Rumor has it many of the subtitles on these se...
by NeverRamza
Sat May 28, 2011 12:48 pm
Forum: The Podcast
Topic: Episode #0259 (22 May 2011)
Replies: 44
Views: 11212

Re: Episode #0259 (22 May 2011)

Anime Crisis, mentioned above, was involved in a pretty big fiasco that almost no one remembers. They were theoretically an anime club, based somewhere in or near Las Vegas. A few of the movies found their way to the internet but that's about it. A very long time ago, possibly around 1996 or so, bac...
by NeverRamza
Tue May 24, 2011 12:24 pm
Forum: The Podcast
Topic: Episode #0259 (22 May 2011)
Replies: 44
Views: 11212

Re: Episode #0259 (22 May 2011)

What I was able to dig up (because the robots file has finally been removed) was the announcement of upcoming subtitled DVDs from toriyama.org (which was run by TheDuck [Brian], Wuken [Sherwin], Daimao [Steve], and maybe one other person I'm forgetting...? Was it Carddass [Rob]...?). It was indeed ...
by NeverRamza
Tue May 24, 2011 12:22 pm
Forum: The Podcast
Topic: Episode #0259 (22 May 2011)
Replies: 44
Views: 11212

Re: Episode #0259 (22 May 2011)

Random tidbits: The Garlic Jr. saga also became first available through the Pearl version. I take the credit in introducing this to the internet at large after an extremely long and slow goose chase where I managed to track down a PAL version from someone overseas. Here is a picture of Shelton (I th...
by NeverRamza
Tue Nov 16, 2010 2:09 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: If You Could Ask FUNimation Anything? Interview in The Works
Replies: 88
Views: 5009

Re: If You Could Ask FUNimation Anything? Interview in The Works

Here is a good one that has never been addressed: Prior to Funimation's Dragon Ball Z syndication, Hawaiian premium television station Nippon Golden Network had been producing and broadcasting an English subtitled version of Dragon Ball and Dragon Ball Z. They had started with the original Dragon Ba...
by NeverRamza
Sun Oct 31, 2010 5:32 pm
Forum: Fan-Created Works
Topic: DragonBall Z Abridged
Replies: 11826
Views: 1020721

Re: DragonBall Z Abridged

There was a Halloween special but it wasn't DBZ. It was hilarious though!
by NeverRamza
Sun Dec 27, 2009 1:49 am
Forum: Video Games
Topic: DragonBall DS 2: Charge! Red Ribbon Army! Official Thread
Replies: 74
Views: 6009

I hated playing Dragon Power so much. One interesting thing to note about Dragon Power though is that it does not contain the entire game. In the Japanese version, once you beat it, you can make a wish to take you to the moon where you raid the moon base of the boss rabbit. For some reason you fight...
by NeverRamza
Sun Dec 27, 2009 1:43 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Dragonball and your social circle
Replies: 55
Views: 4736

I have a close friend that I can talk pretty deep Dragon Ball with that's watched it in Japanese. Most of my other close male friends have enjoyed the series on some level at some point in time but never really talk about it and maybe only mention things like Team Four Star or the "over 9000" video....
by NeverRamza
Sat Dec 12, 2009 7:05 pm
Forum: In-Universe Discussion
Topic: Why didn't Vegeta's tail grow back?
Replies: 64
Views: 6225

Could you provide a link please? Ah yes, I intended to. http://www.pojo.com/dragonball/interviews/toriyama.shtml I imagine this interview was just scavenged from someplace else at one point. I'm...unsure of the validity of this interview. Especially since they don't provide an issue number or anyth...
by NeverRamza
Sat Dec 12, 2009 6:33 pm
Forum: In-Universe Discussion
Topic: Why didn't Vegeta's tail grow back?
Replies: 64
Views: 6225

IncompetentOverlord wrote:Could you provide a link please?
Ah yes, I intended to.

http://www.pojo.com/dragonball/intervie ... yama.shtml

I imagine this interview was just scavenged from someplace else at one point.
by NeverRamza
Sat Dec 12, 2009 2:21 pm
Forum: In-Universe Discussion
Topic: Why didn't Vegeta's tail grow back?
Replies: 64
Views: 6225

Akira Toriyama has apparently addressed this one before. The interview on this website is merely labeled "Interview from an old Shonen Jump issue with Toriyama" but here's what it says: Q: What happened to Vegeta's tail after he was defeated on Earth? A: The tail lets you gain tremendous strength in...
by NeverRamza
Wed Dec 09, 2009 7:26 pm
Forum: The Podcast
Topic: Episode #0200 (06 December 2009)
Replies: 59
Views: 7890

Congrats on 200. I've been listening regularly for a while now. I always enjoy listening to all the various takes on how the community has developed over the years.