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by Thanos
Tue Oct 13, 2020 2:43 am
Forum: Music
Topic: How Would You Handle the Music of Modern Dragon Ball?
Replies: 17
Views: 3442

Re: How Would You Handle the Music of Modern Dragon Ball?

I would've liked to have seen Akihito Tokunaga brought back after Yamamoto was given the boot (or at least during Super). He brought a lot of soul to Dragon Ball GT with his OST and there's no reason he shouldn't have been given more to do with the series. If I had to guess they probably wanted to d...
by Thanos
Tue Oct 13, 2020 2:36 am
Forum: In-Universe Discussion
Topic: Was Future Trunks: Super Saiyan God a missed opportunity?
Replies: 13
Views: 374

Re: Was Future Trunks: Super Saiyan God a missed opportunity?

Is "god ki" even accessible to Kaioshin of that level in Universe 6? No one even knew about it until Beerus, and I'm sure he would have mentioned something about it (as well as SSJ God itself) during the Buu conflict if he did. Piccolo was able to sense East Kaioshin's ki during the Tenkaichi Budoka...
by Thanos
Tue Oct 13, 2020 2:27 am
Forum: Fan-Created Works
Topic: Toyble's AF
Replies: 7
Views: 316

Re: Toyble's AF

By my recollection, he used to self-publish AF online through his website years ago (probably a decade or so back?). I remember checking every so often to see if he had published any new pages. This was obviously done unofficially, so it's safe to assume he was not paid in any way for it. Presuming ...
by Thanos
Thu Sep 17, 2020 12:07 am
Forum: Video Games
Topic: Which games are the most "shovelware?"
Replies: 34
Views: 1209

Re: Which games are the most "shovelware?"

The one game that I still scratch my head on is Ultimate Tenkaichi . Mainly because of the name--while it should be a minor thing, the name, to me, is strongly suggesting to a less informed person that this is some form of "ultimate" version of the BT games (or RB games in the case of the Japanese v...
by Thanos
Sat Sep 05, 2020 11:38 pm
Forum: In-Universe Discussion
Topic: What Could Freeza Be Planning???
Replies: 18
Views: 448

Re: What Could Freeza Be Planning???

I doubt Toriyama knows yet. I think it would be interesting if he cloned Broli, though, as an homage to Movie #14, but to be used as his personal beast. Giving Broli a sort of 'rival' and story arc of setting hinself a part from his clone. Yeah, because what this franchise needs is more Broli , rig...
by Thanos
Tue Sep 01, 2020 6:23 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Does English Dragon Ball need higher profile actors?
Replies: 111
Views: 2014

Re: Does English Dragon Ball need higher profile actors?

I mean, the modern dubs from Funi are already perfectly acceptable. Several of the mainstay actors have elevated themselves, through sheer brute force of time and practice, to competent voice acting abilities. You could pretty much take any rando off the street, throw them in a recording booth, and...
by Thanos
Sun Aug 30, 2020 7:38 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Dragon Ball Z 4:3 Steelbooks
Replies: 205
Views: 7915

Re: Dragon Ball Z 4:3 Steelbooks

Is there any reason the Dragon Box masters haven't been standardized at this point or is it just a matter of FUNimation's laziness or thinking their own amateur hour widescreen represents "how the series was meant to be seen"? A rerelease of the Dragon Boxes or even those masters in their silly "Sea...
by Thanos
Thu Aug 27, 2020 12:24 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Best way to watch the English Dub for the first time?
Replies: 49
Views: 760

Re: Best way to watch the English Dub for the first time?

I think for your purposes, this would be the only context in which I would ever advise seeing the original English dub. There's not much point in seeing the most faithful stuff if you're already familiar with it and your whole intent is to see how weird and different the old dub is. I actually think...
by Thanos
Sat Aug 22, 2020 10:59 pm
Forum: Video Games
Topic: What was your first game in the franchise?
Replies: 18
Views: 588

Re: What was your first game in the franchise?

My first experience with Dragon Ball in video game form (this distinction matters) was playing a modded version of Pokémon Yellow with a Dragon Ball Z mod using NO$GMB on PC. It obviously didn't work very well at all, but I remember Mewtwo being changed to Freeza which kinda makes sense. :P Eventual...
by Thanos
Thu Aug 20, 2020 6:24 pm
Forum: Video Games
Topic: Has FighterZ made Budokai 3 obsolete?
Replies: 23
Views: 853

Re: Has FighterZ made Budokai 3 obsolete?

Budokai 3 has been obsolete since 2008 when Infinite World came out. Unless you consistently play with other people, that Dragon Rush nonsense is inexcusable, and the CPU loves to spam it. FighterZ is the better fighting game, but it completely lacks soul and takes the "generic guitar licks" route f...
by Thanos
Mon Aug 17, 2020 11:23 pm
Forum: Music
Topic: Can we talk about the Funimation Movie Soundtracks?
Replies: 23
Views: 1129

Re: Can we talk about the Funimation Movie Soundtracks?

I disagree that this is one of those things you just don't do, I think it's fine for what it is. Besides later movies did lean heavily into this type of music even in their original versions with songs like this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=trT-QaYV4NM So looks like Toei took influence from the...
by Thanos
Sat Aug 15, 2020 7:09 pm
Forum: Music
Topic: Can we talk about the Funimation Movie Soundtracks?
Replies: 23
Views: 1129

Re: Can we talk about the Funimation Movie Soundtracks?

and also ska is considerably better then nu metal. A lesser of two evils, to be sure. I love that kind of Nu Metal/Alternative sound, so it was pure heaven for me. No it may not have been what Toriyama had in mind, but I thought they still fit pretty well. I think years of watching fans create thei...
by Thanos
Sat Aug 15, 2020 6:54 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Kakarot vs Kakarotto - The Vegerot/Vegetto(ito) effect
Replies: 129
Views: 3236

Re: Kakarot vs Kakarotto - The Vegerot/Veg(ito) effect

Kakarotto would have been a better choice than Kakarot. Why does the pun need to be conspicuous? In Japan, it sounds exotic or shiny because it’s an English pun. But if we render the pun directly (Cacarrot) is sounds/looks mundane. Somewhat concealing the pun seems to be less egregious than the hor...
by Thanos
Sun Aug 09, 2020 10:48 pm
Forum: Music
Topic: Can we talk about the Funimation Movie Soundtracks?
Replies: 23
Views: 1129

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: 668

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: 6107

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: 1544

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: 1602

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: 1602

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: 2671

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...