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by Thanos
Sun Aug 09, 2020 10:48 pm
Forum: Music
Topic: Can we talk about the Funimation Movie Soundtracks?
Replies: 11
Views: 604

Re: Can we talk about the Funimation Movie Soundtracks?

Putting that music in probably ranks for me the biggest cardinal sin FUNimation did with their dub of the series. It's like they wanted to see how far they could take their creative liberties. It's such a distortion and departure from what dubbing should be which is merely taking foreign content and...
by Thanos
Wed Jul 01, 2020 11:15 pm
Forum: Video Games
Topic: Anyone else think BT2 had one of the worst story modes of any of these games?
Replies: 9
Views: 419

Re: Anyone else think BT2 had one of the worst story modes of any of these games?

I did find it tedious, although that's no different from Budokai 3's story mode for me. I actually find Infinite World's solution of just running around with a little Goku instantly going to fights/grabbing objects a lot more efficient than having a whole-ass loading screen for some slideshow of dia...
by Thanos
Tue Jun 23, 2020 10:40 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: The hills we choose to die on and the fights we battle for when it comes to Dragon Ball
Replies: 230
Views: 4837

Re: The Hills we die on.and the fights we battle for when it comes to Dragon Ball

Dragon Ball is Goku's story and no DB series should be centered on the next generation. This 100%! I was always put off by all the ideas people had of the torch truly being passed to Gohan after Cell. Like, I'm just going to say it... Gohan is kind of boring. I like the character, but he doesn't ev...
by Thanos
Mon Jun 22, 2020 11:24 pm
Forum: Dragon Ball Super
Topic: Which Character from the Main cast would make a great god of destruction?
Replies: 24
Views: 1038

Re: Which Character from the Main cast would make a great god of destruction?

Freeza would be my absolute favorite choice. He accepts the job, but then there would be some vague strings attached that Whis could hold over him that wouldn't allow him to follow through with his evil plans and he would basically be trapped having to do his job as a God of Destruction. Every time ...
by Thanos
Sun Jun 21, 2020 8:43 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Nozawa: her best possible goodbye as Goku
Replies: 38
Views: 1335

Re: Nozawa: her best possible goodbye as Goku

I don't know a lot about being 83 given that I don't reach that age until 2070, but if she says that the role isn't that much of a strain on her, I'll take her at her word. I don't see any reason to assume she's lying or is somehow mistaken. Not that I have any reason to doubt her, but I find it qu...
by Thanos
Tue Jun 16, 2020 6:41 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Nozawa: her best possible goodbye as Goku
Replies: 38
Views: 1335

Re: Nozawa: her best possible goodbye as Goku

I thought I heard something about her having an understudy, though perhaps that was just speculation given the fact that it would only make sense at this point. I don't think anything particularly formal would be in the spirit of the series though, honestly. Toei tried it with GT, but finality just ...
by Thanos
Tue Jun 16, 2020 6:28 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: "You're a Weeb"
Replies: 78
Views: 2210

Re: "You're a Weeb"

This argument just doesn't make sense at all. From the jump, liking one thing in and of itself does not mean you're a "weeb". Take me for example, I don't even really like anime in general but I love Dragon Ball, and strictly the Japanese version. And surely if you're someone who exclusively watches...
by Thanos
Wed May 20, 2020 3:40 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: SAY-IN - SPECIAL BEAM CAN-IN - SUN GOKU - DESTRUCTO DISK | Why does Dragon Ball STILL suffer with these shortcomings?
Replies: 132
Views: 4964

Re: SAY-IN - SPECIAL BEAM CAN-IN - SUN GOKU - DESTRUCTO DISK | Why does Dragon Ball STILL suffer with these shortcomings

Cheers. Thinking about it a little more though, I find that certain kind of dub fan is, for whatever reason, rampant on YouTube and not much else. I find in real life, a lot of people are just normies who have no knowledge or strong bias either way toward the series in a meta sense. They consumed th...
by Thanos
Tue May 19, 2020 11:36 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: SAY-IN - SPECIAL BEAM CAN-IN - SUN GOKU - DESTRUCTO DISK | Why does Dragon Ball STILL suffer with these shortcomings?
Replies: 132
Views: 4964

Re: SAY-IN - SPECIAL BEAM CAN-IN - SUN GOKU - DESTRUCTO DISK | Why does Dragon Ball STILL suffer with these shortcomings

*snip* If FUNimation had any interest in ever doing a faithful adaptation, they would've recast everyone in Kai. The flip-flop on dub-isms ("Makankosappo" -> "Special Beam Cannon") further cemented their lack of interest in doing such a thing. There was no reason to continue having Schemmel's godaw...
by Thanos
Mon May 18, 2020 6:28 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: SAY-IN - SPECIAL BEAM CAN-IN - SUN GOKU - DESTRUCTO DISK | Why does Dragon Ball STILL suffer with these shortcomings?
Replies: 132
Views: 4964

Re: SAY-IN - SPECIAL BEAM CAN-IN - SUN GOKU - DESTRUCTO DISK | Why does Dragon Ball STILL suffer with these shortcomings

My solution is to just watch it subbed as I've done for 15 years with no regrets. As long as "Hercule" is still uttered, Kaio still sounds like... that and Buu still speaks in third person, I won't go near it with a ten-foot pole. Though, from what I've observed, it seems like FUNimation leaned way ...
by Thanos
Mon May 18, 2020 5:26 pm
Forum: Video Games
Topic: "Dragon Ball XENOVERSE 2" Official Discussion Thread
Replies: 14586
Views: 1099994

Re: "Dragon Ball XENOVERSE 2" Official Discussion Thread

I don't think DLC being released has anything to do with what their plans are for XV3. Copying and pasting the Chronoa character model to playable form and designing a few specials isn't going to take anything away from the development of a sequel. If anything, they have a tiny team devoted to DLC.....
by Thanos
Thu Apr 30, 2020 3:48 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Unwatched Movies/Specials
Replies: 22
Views: 583

Re: Unwatched Movies/Specials

Those first two Dragon Ball films managed to miss my radar, as they were rather elusive in physical format back when that was a concern and I would’ve been most interested. Though, didn’t they have a run in a collection with the other Dragon Ball features at Walmart in the states some years ago? Eit...
by Thanos
Wed Apr 29, 2020 1:06 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: How did you come to know about dragonball?
Replies: 64
Views: 2090

Re: How did you come to know about dragonball?

Back in 2000 at a friend's house. I had a tape recorder that I carried with me everywhere (I was 10, mind you) and didn't have cable, so I filled up a cassette tape with audio of some DBZ episodes and listened back to them over and over. I thought it was a wrestling cartoon or something at the time,...
by Thanos
Wed Apr 15, 2020 1:18 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: I like Goku: Xeno's personality and design more than those of normal Goku.
Replies: 10
Views: 664

Re: I like Goku: Xeno's personality and design more than those of normal Goku.

He could be interesting, but my issue is he’s now the opposite extreme of where Super Goku is. Being more serious is fine and, but Goku should never not have that child like sense of wonder. Xeno Goku almost acts like what much of the US fanbase THINKS Goku is based on the Funi dub of old. Y-yeah, ...
by Thanos
Wed Apr 15, 2020 1:10 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: So, did DBZ Movie 14, and everything after scratched your DB itch?
Replies: 51
Views: 1514

Re: So, did DBZ Movie 14, and everything after scratched your DB itch?

There were peaks and valleys when it comes to my satisfaction with everything from 2013 onward. Although I am grateful there has been new content, the novelty of anything new has more or less worn off. I remember when the art for Dragon Ball Online was released, it was a big fucking deal simply beca...
by Thanos
Thu Mar 19, 2020 12:52 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Should the series introduce God forms for other races?
Replies: 25
Views: 793

Re: Should the series introduce God forms for other races?

I would've liked for them to be given to the other races to begin with. I know this is the "Saiyan Show", but giving Piccolo or Tenshinhan or something some kind of edge that would make them competitive would've been nice. Especially Piccolo who still fights despite always getting his ass kicked. :c...
by Thanos
Sun Mar 15, 2020 3:31 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: What do you want with Broly?
Replies: 343
Views: 7012

Re: What do you want with Broly?

Nothing at all. The original version of the character was already overexposed a decade ago, let's not do the same with the new and improved version.
by Thanos
Thu Mar 12, 2020 4:36 pm
Forum: In-Universe Discussion
Topic: Was Vegeta virgin before Bulma?
Replies: 74
Views: 8406

Re: Was Vegeta virgin before Bulma?

I think the line of thinking that Saiyans generally don't have much interest in sex beyond procreation makes a lot of sense. I don't think there's ever been much of an example of a full-blooded Saiyan that we've seen that had much interest in a relationship in general, much less sex. In Vegeta's cas...
by Thanos
Sat Feb 22, 2020 8:07 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Is it time to accept Faulconer OST did it better than the original?
Replies: 529
Views: 15703

Re: Is it time to accept Faulconer OST did it better than the original?

The singular purpose of "modernizing" the series existed during the mid-late 90's, and only if you are a corporation whose sole goal with marketing the series is to target young kids. There's no evidence that the Faulconer soundtrack had any effect whatsoever on its popularity. I don't remember, as ...
by Thanos
Mon Feb 17, 2020 10:53 pm
Forum: In-Universe Discussion
Topic: Who Else Has the Potential to Turn 'Good'?
Replies: 28
Views: 1177

Re: Who Else Has the Potential to Turn 'Good'?

Any of the Ginyu guys, really. Ginyu himself, Jheece and Butta never really struck me as being bad characters. Circumstances and loyalty to Freeza put them against Goku & co., but otherwise they seem relatively "normal" and not psychopathic or anything. Dabura too. He had Babidi turn against him. He...