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by Akumaito Beam
Sat Jan 23, 2016 1:34 am
Forum: Fan-Created Works
Topic: Opinions on Forneverworld
Replies: 14
Views: 2469

Re: Opinions on Forneverworld

I don't understand any Youtube channel whose sole purpose is to rip information off of various websites and then regurgitate it back to their audience. It's especially baffling when they consistently fuck up and misread the information. It's not just this guy doing that. There are a lot of channels ...
by Akumaito Beam
Tue Jan 05, 2016 9:49 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Social Media: Attacking Staff, Hypocritical Opinions, etc.
Replies: 124
Views: 8641

Re: Social Media: Attacking Staff, Hypocritical Opinions, et

This is a people issue, not a generational one. Every generation goes through this. We just have now, as Mike has called it, the Social Media Echo-Chamber that makes it reverberate louder this time around. It'll happen again with the next generation, and the next one, and the next one, when the cur...
by Akumaito Beam
Tue Jan 05, 2016 5:37 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Social Media: Attacking Staff, Hypocritical Opinions, etc.
Replies: 124
Views: 8641

Re: Social Media: Attacking Staff, Hypocritical Opinions, et

People who go out of their way to shitpost on social media are usually kids, idiots or 3rd parties trying to stir the pot for giggles. I don't think that's anything new. Like EX said attention seeking is just way easier these days. I did my fair share of acting like a dumb piece of shit online as a ...
by Akumaito Beam
Mon Jan 04, 2016 9:56 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: What character would you give a spin off too
Replies: 42
Views: 2152

Re: What character would you give a spin off too

Bra,Pan and Marron would be cool. I think I want to see those characters expanded upon above all else. There's a lot of wiggle room to do whatever with them and I like their designs.
by Akumaito Beam
Mon Jan 04, 2016 9:00 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Do you think this argument holds any ground ?
Replies: 8
Views: 633

Re: Do you think this argument holds any ground ?

I’ve actually been discussing this with a friend recently. I feel like it wasn’t just the music that was vastly different in tone when it came to Funimation’s adaptation of Dragon Ball. The dialogue felt lifted from American comic books and action flicks from the 90’s. That is to say the dialogue wa...
by Akumaito Beam
Sat Dec 26, 2015 10:39 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Weird misconceptions you used to have
Replies: 120
Views: 7642

Re: Weird misconceptions you used to have

I wrote this in another thread but deleted it. It probably fits better here. My first glimpses of the series were of the Boo arc on Toonami. Boo exploding into tiny chunks and reforming was a reoccurring theme so I thought the entire series was about two spiky buff blond dudes on their eternal missi...
by Akumaito Beam
Sat Dec 26, 2015 5:58 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Is this how you imagined the franchise being revived?
Replies: 39
Views: 1991

Re: Is this how you imagined the franchise being revived?

Super is pretty much what I expected to happen after watching the train wreck that was Sailor Moon Crystal. The circumstances between the two shows were different but the half-assed nostalgia coasting is very much the same. All this new material taking place in that small time gap before the Oob tou...
by Akumaito Beam
Sun Dec 20, 2015 6:29 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: The Dragon Ball Ford Focus ad on YouTube
Replies: 68
Views: 4493

Re: The Dragon Ball Ford Focus ad on YouTube

That's so killer, I don't even know what's possible or not possible for this franchise anymore. As far as I'm concerned literally anything is fair game at this point.
by Akumaito Beam
Tue Dec 15, 2015 6:31 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Which translations do you prefer for characters' names?
Replies: 61
Views: 4110

Re: Which translations do you prefer for characters' names?

The biggest issue I've found with adapting all the Japanese terms into English is how far do you go? If a character's name is a pun do you change his name? Do we start using Turtlehameha? You would have to be very mindful and consistent if you went that route. On a personal level I wouldn't mind it ...
by Akumaito Beam
Sat Nov 28, 2015 10:21 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Favourite Overlooked Moments?
Replies: 42
Views: 2502

Re: Favourite Overlooked Moments?

Goku getting a giant head after defeating Piccolo Daimao. It's so interesting to see Goku act like a smug little prick on God's lookout. It's rare to see Goku walk around knowing he's hot shit. Dude even waggles his finger and chides Popo for daring to request a sparing match. It's a side of Goku we...
by Akumaito Beam
Sat Nov 28, 2015 9:53 pm
Forum: In-Universe Discussion
Topic: GT - Why SSJ4 Goku is an adult
Replies: 46
Views: 3880

Re: GT - Why SSJ4 Goku is an adult

Toriyama only provided a sketch for an adult Super Saiyan 4 and they felt obligated to use that design despite it not jiving with the current story line. That's the most plausible out of universe explanation to me.
by Akumaito Beam
Sat Nov 28, 2015 9:48 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Why is Piccolo Considered "The Black Guy"?
Replies: 53
Views: 18843

Re: Why is Piccolo Considerd "The Black Guy"?

I could be off base but I think it's probably due to black fans of this franchise being hard up for representation. That is to say, Piccolo's race is abstract so it's easy to project any race on him. I've heard similar diatribes about how Freeza represents the white man and how the Saiyans are black...
by Akumaito Beam
Fri Nov 20, 2015 5:14 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: How old were you when you first started watching DBZ?
Replies: 41
Views: 2229

Re: How old were you when you first started watching DBZ?

I was around 10 or so. I remember pouring over the Prima Strategy Guide for Budokai 1 which was released slightly before the game. The weird thing is I was barely acquainted with the franchise so I have no idea why I was so excited. The story mode was incredibly efficient in making me a fast fan. I ...
by Akumaito Beam
Fri Nov 20, 2015 4:27 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: When you talk to random DB fans...
Replies: 40
Views: 2182

Re: When you talk to random DB fans...

I typically don't expect much. You have to consider a lot of these people were casual fans of what they considered to be a weird looking action cartoon on Toonami. It's hard for me to get up in arms about their pronunciation of Kaio-Ken when most of them couldn't even tell me what a Kaio-Ken is.
by Akumaito Beam
Sat Nov 07, 2015 3:19 pm
Forum: Fan-Created Works
Topic: Opinions on Dragon Ball YouTubers ?
Replies: 321
Views: 28085

Re: Opinions on Dragon Ball YouTurbers ?

I'm way into MistareFusion. Most of the other guys I've seen rehash basic information and complain about power levels.
by Akumaito Beam
Sat Nov 07, 2015 3:10 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: NFL/DBZ Crossover
Replies: 23
Views: 1349

Re: NFL/DBZ Crossover

In other news Aaron Rodgers went on to state that 3D is pig disgusting and that 2D women are far superior. He closed the interview by casually mentioning how shit your waifu is.

Jokes aside, I'm glad Dragon Ball is such a fondly remembered action cartoon over here.
by Akumaito Beam
Wed Nov 04, 2015 11:56 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Viz-isms (update: DB chapter 7)
Replies: 35
Views: 4702

Re: Viz-isms (update: DB chapter 3)

Tr: “It’s not going to be a tamate=bako , is it?” I believe Clyde Mandelin translated this as "Pandora's Box" in the anime subtitles. I like that you consolidated everything in the original post as opposed to your analysis being scattered throughout the thread. The dividers helped a lot too. It mak...
by Akumaito Beam
Tue Nov 03, 2015 2:19 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Viz-isms (update: DB chapter 7)
Replies: 35
Views: 4702

Re: Viz-isms (aka Viz Translation Review Mach 2)

Nice, I'm hyped. I have a great deal of nostalgia for this translation so I'm super stoked to learn more about it. I'll be obsessively checking back here. :lol:
by Akumaito Beam
Tue Oct 27, 2015 4:02 am
Forum: Music
Topic: Let's Appreciate the Faulconer Score
Replies: 97
Views: 5579

Re: Let's Appreciate the Faulconer Score

The Legacy of Goku games go to show that my issue with Faulconer's score lay heavily with the placement and Mickey Mousing. I can't stand how the songs are constantly interrupted by nonsense. The songs sound so much better when all the fluff is removed.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WPvVQ4eeheo
by Akumaito Beam
Sat Oct 24, 2015 3:03 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Should Chris Ayres redub Freeza in DBZ?
Replies: 38
Views: 2181

Re: Should Chris Ayres redub Freeza in DBZ?

In my ideal dream world I'd love a Kai redub of Z as an optional audio track. It's super unrealistic but a lot of crazy shit has happened in the last few years so... :problem: