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by Kuwabara
Sun Jan 03, 2021 11:48 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: A potential 4K release of DBZ...
Replies: 112
Views: 7370

Re: A potential 4K release of DBZ...

I seriously hope they don't revert to doing fake widescreen again for future releases. There's already been two in that cropped format and it took them a while to come around to doing another 4:3 version after the Level sets came and went in 2011/2012. I think 16:9 DBZ is a thing of the past, 4:3 h...
by Kuwabara
Sun Oct 04, 2020 10:03 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Would you pay Funimation via Kickstarter for a redub of the full Dragon Ball media
Replies: 95
Views: 2866

Re: Would you pay Funimation via Kickstarter for a redub of the full Dragon Ball media

I would rather contribute to a Kickstarter for a better home release of Z.
by Kuwabara
Mon Sep 14, 2020 2:29 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Dragon Ball Z 4:3 Steelbooks
Replies: 388
Views: 18396

Re: Dragon Ball Z 4:3 Steelbooks

Aside from that, standards change over time. Just because we were ok with square pictures back when we had SD TVs and some people are still ok with that, doesn't mean most people are ok with watching a show that has huge black bars on both sides of the image, effectively not using a 4th (or more) o...
by Kuwabara
Wed Sep 09, 2020 2:10 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: How different would the dub be if Funimation was still with Saban?
Replies: 19
Views: 514

Re: How different would the dub be if Funimation was still with Saban?

So, as everyone knows, Saban cut it's syndication part to focus on Fox Kids, meaning that DBZ was halted, later, it found it's home on CN, and the rest is history, however, how different would the show be if Saban still kept the show on Syndication/ Moved it to Fox Kids , how they would have handle...
by Kuwabara
Fri Sep 04, 2020 11:10 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Does English Dragon Ball need higher profile actors?
Replies: 111
Views: 2509

Re: Does English Dragon Ball need higher profile actors?

Nah. If the Ghibli english dubs prove anything, it's that successful actors talents do not always translate into voice acting. It is a different beast altogether. With the exception of Spirited Away, most of the Ghibli Dubs are mediocre. Not to get too off-topic, but what makes you think so? Spirit...
by Kuwabara
Mon Aug 17, 2020 1:51 pm
Forum: Video Games
Topic: What characters do you think they can add for FighterZ 2?
Replies: 10
Views: 935

Re: What characters do you think they can add for FighterZ 2?

Probably Tier:

Pikkon
Tapion
Yi Xing Long

Maybe Tier:

Dabura
Raditz
Garlic Jr.
Meta-Cooler
Bojack
Super Android 13
Super 17
Zarbon
Mr. Satan

Never Happening Tier:

Arale
Yajirobe
Ninja Murasaki
General Blue
Mighty Mask
by Kuwabara
Thu Aug 06, 2020 1:15 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: DBZ Creative Products/Filipino Dub "Greatest Rivals" HQ
Replies: 32
Views: 1611

Re: DBZ Creative Products/Filipino Dub "Greatest Rivals" HQ

In hindsight, it's interesting to hear these dubs feature both Sauza with a foreign English accent and Cooler with voice modulation, albeit throughout the films instead of just in certain forms. Could be a coincidence, but it makes me wonder if Funimation ever got a hold of these back in the day? I'...
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: 4855

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: 740

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: 740

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: 868

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: 6050

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: Funimation's 30th anniversary collectible home video release
Replies: 5336
Views: 507140

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: Funimation's 30th anniversary collectible home video release
Replies: 5336
Views: 507140

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: Funimation's 30th anniversary collectible home video release
Replies: 5336
Views: 507140

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: 16386

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: 9479

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: 172
Views: 13998

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: 172
Views: 13998

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: 172
Views: 13998

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!?