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by Kuwabara
Tue Feb 11, 2020 12:34 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Boycotting DB related company - did you do it?
Replies: 108
Views: 2349

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

Since the Levels came out, I've almost always purchased Funimation Dragon Ball releases used. I've purchased other series and movies released by them here and there from Right Stuf, but not much.
by Kuwabara
Thu Feb 06, 2020 11:21 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Without rewritting the Buu saga, could in either Super or Gt Gohan take back the lead role?
Replies: 27
Views: 302

Re: Without rewritting the Buu saga, could in either Super or Gt Gohan take back the lead role?

The complaints I've seen are that it's too prententious for a shonen and that most of its villains/arcs are recycled from other works which, imo, are fair criticisms. Personally I love how navel gazy HxH is. Reading it, I really got the impression that Togashi is trying to work out his own feelings...
by Kuwabara
Thu Feb 06, 2020 2:29 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Without rewritting the Buu saga, could in either Super or Gt Gohan take back the lead role?
Replies: 27
Views: 302

Re: Without rewritting the Buu saga, could in either Super or Gt Gohan take back the lead role?

Toriyama (or his editor at the time) already got cold feet with Gohan once, and I see no evidence of anything like that ever being tried again. As someone upthread mentioned, there's just no discernible interest in that type of direction for the character. I know a lot of DB fans have mean things to...
by Kuwabara
Sun Feb 02, 2020 6:30 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: 2020 Dragon Ball predictions
Replies: 17
Views: 409

Re: 2020 Dragon Ball predictions

The Ocean dub of Kai will finally come out.
by Kuwabara
Fri Jan 31, 2020 3:11 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Thoughts on a potential Netflix series.
Replies: 144
Views: 2888

Re: Thoughts on a potential Netflix series.

I've said it before and I'll say it again, I have massive reservations about live-action adaptations of anything because the crews involved tend to have absolutely no understanding of traditional animation or the techniques it employs. They don't even attempt to pay homage to any of that in any kind...
by Kuwabara
Sat Nov 23, 2019 2:45 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Funimations 30th anniversary collectible home video release
Replies: 4600
Views: 367664

Re: Funimations 30th anniversary collectible home video release

Meanwhile Avatar TLAB is getting a good looking 15th anniversary steelbook set. Hopefully, they remastered the series because they could use an upgrade over the old Blu-rays. https://images2.static-bluray.com/reviews/16978_38_1080p.jpg Not to derail the thread too much more, but the weird edge enha...
by Kuwabara
Sun Nov 17, 2019 11:17 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Funimations 30th anniversary collectible home video release
Replies: 4600
Views: 367664

Re: Funimations 30th anniversary collectible home video release

I made some comparisons of the 35mm episodes using the 30th anniversary set and dbz kai http://www.framecompare.com/image-compare/screenshotcomparison/DYDGPNNX http://www.framecompare.com/image-compare/screenshotcomparison/J1JECNNU http://www.framecompare.com/image-compare/screenshotcomparison/DYD6...
by Kuwabara
Sat Nov 16, 2019 1:58 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Funimations 30th anniversary collectible home video release
Replies: 4600
Views: 367664

Re: Funimations 30th anniversary collectible home video release

It's interesting how the watery line work on from the Cell Game that's present on the Blu-ray sets are also present on the 30th Anniversary sets. And what's this I've read on Twitter about Funi adding fake grain on top of the footage as a form of damage control? They did the same thing for Cowboy B...
by Kuwabara
Fri Nov 15, 2019 9:55 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Rumor: Disney Developing New Live-Action Dragon Ball Movie With Asian Cast
Replies: 358
Views: 9716

Re: Rumor: Disney Developing New Live-Action Dragon Ball Movie With Asian Cast

Taika Waititi or the Wachowskis could do it. Besides them, I have my doubts that anyone else in Hollywood could pull this off. Dead on arrival. From a production stand point it is no different than approaching something like the Avengers. That's what I meant. Don't try to pretend it would be any dif...
by Kuwabara
Fri Sep 13, 2019 12:44 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Toei's Dragon Ball Kai remaster
Replies: 55
Views: 7301

Re: Toei's Dragon Ball Kai remaster

This is seriously fascinating technology, but there are definitely a ton of kinks that still need to be worked out before it's a viable upscaling option.
by Kuwabara
Sat Aug 10, 2019 6:47 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Possible details on Selecta Vision's Dragon Ball (1986-1989) bluray release
Replies: 99
Views: 7880

Re: Possible details on Selecta Vision's Dragon Ball (1986-1989) bluray release

After a certain point you could argue it's preference, but to me it's immediately obvious to me that in spite of efforts to work in a 16:9 format, the majority of the animation works better in its full-frame counterpart. FWIW, the majority of the movies were storyboarded for fullscreen: https://pbs...
by Kuwabara
Sat Aug 10, 2019 6:12 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Possible details on Selecta Vision's Dragon Ball (1986-1989) bluray release
Replies: 99
Views: 7880

Re: Possible details on Selecta Vision's Dragon Ball (1986-1989) bluray release

They're all significantly better experiences in 4:3. How do you figure? Seems like personal preference to me. The extra footage is neat, but being that they're post-Academy theatrical films, I personally prefer them in 1.85:1 and don't think the cropping is arbitrary. Barring some screenings and re...
by Kuwabara
Sun Aug 04, 2019 10:53 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Possible details on Selecta Vision's Dragon Ball (1986-1989) bluray release
Replies: 99
Views: 7880

Re: Possible details on Selecta Vision's Dragon Ball (1986-1989) bluray release

Yeah, get ready for the release to be 16:9 regardless... :roll:

Makes no sense to me, aren't the type of people still buying physical in 2019 usually the same type of people who would want the original aspect ratio? Cater to your market! Why is this so hard!?
by Kuwabara
Fri Aug 02, 2019 10:25 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Color Correcting the Dragon Box - 3 Part Spectacular
Replies: 1405
Views: 186281

Re: Color Correcting the Dragon Box - 3 Part Spectacular

I'll admit that these results are interesting, I'd like the Gigapixel shot if not for what looks to be a sort of haloing effect around defined lines. It's also kind of hard for me to reconcile tons of artificial detail, even if this method yields more perceived depth than the usual upscale.
by Kuwabara
Thu Aug 01, 2019 9:27 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Color Correcting the Dragon Box - 3 Part Spectacular
Replies: 1405
Views: 186281

Re: Color Correcting the Dragon Box - 3 Part Spectacular

Trachta10 wrote:
Thu Aug 01, 2019 3:35 am
The output kind of reminds me of how a cel looks when you flip it over...

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by Kuwabara
Wed Jul 31, 2019 2:14 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: The art used in the covers of the Atari-published games
Replies: 6
Views: 663

Re: The art used in the covers of the Atari-published games

This is mostly correct. An American artist designed them, but they actually then sent the sketch to Toei, and they drew the finalized cover. I read it in the Prima Strategy Guide for Budokai 2. Same thing happened with the season set BDs and a couple of the US Super covers too. Thanks for this, I c...
by Kuwabara
Tue Jul 30, 2019 8:23 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: The art used in the covers of the Atari-published games
Replies: 6
Views: 663

Re: The art used in the covers of the Atari-published games

I read a very long time ago that one of those covers (Budokai) was actually drawn by an American artist commissioned by Funimation. I even remember the artist being credited by name, I forget what name though. The same artist also drew the single VHS/DVD covers for Movie 7 and Movie 8 in the US. If ...
by Kuwabara
Wed Jul 24, 2019 12:02 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: What's wrong with Toyotaro's necks?
Replies: 5
Views: 1005

Re: What's wrong with Toyotaro's necks?

I think the more muscular characters tend to have that weird neck thing going on some of the time anyway, along with some kind of strange back curve. These can both be found across manga, anime, promo artwork etc. Somehow, these characteristics have even managed to make their way into some sculpts f...
by Kuwabara
Sat Jul 20, 2019 5:06 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: FYE Announces Dragon Ball Z Orange Brick "Collector's" Box Set
Replies: 88
Views: 9435

Re: FYE Announces Dragon Ball Z Orange Brick "Collector's" Box Set

What audience is this set even for? Is there anyone out there who doesn't already own this series and would plop $240 for it in one go? It would make a lot more sense to bundle Kai into one box and sell that for $150. The price wouldn't be as daunting and you'd have a better product on your hands. ...
by Kuwabara
Sat Jul 20, 2019 3:30 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: The rise of 80s anime art
Replies: 10
Views: 1223

Re: The ride of 80s anime art

I believe it was fan displeasure/burnout associated with Tadayoshi Yamamuro's character designs over the years combined with his somewhat green sense of film direction in Resurrection F . The powers that be simply felt that it was time for a different take. Broly's visual switch happening after the ...