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by jpranevich
Tue Jan 15, 2019 10:41 am
Forum: The Podcast
Topic: Episode #0465 (13 January 2019)
Replies: 19
Views: 4354

Re: Episode #0465 (13 January 2019)

I remember that Budokai 3 contest! But here's the strange thing: I think I also did an Arale-based entry. Or did I? Was his entry so good that somehow in the last decade it has overridden my own memory of that contest? I've now spent more time than I should have this morning going through two old em...
by jpranevich
Sun Oct 14, 2018 11:00 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Bulma's ceremony in DBZ #103
Replies: 0
Views: 652

Bulma's ceremony in DBZ #103

In DBZ episode #103, Bulma does a little fortune-telling ceremony to tell whether Son Goku will return from Namek safely or not. She arranges three leaves in a circle and lights them on fire. If the leaves all burn up, he will return. If not... he will not. Unfortunately for her, the wind blows the ...
by jpranevich
Sat Sep 29, 2018 8:38 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Freeza Saga Filler
Replies: 13
Views: 525

Re: Freeza Saga Filler

The Namek filler is pretty much uniformly awful with the exception of the mirrored ship and some stuff here and there. I don't recall everything that's filler and everything that's not, but Kai's pacing was SO much better. I hate the Ginyu/Bulma stuff, Fake Namek is boring, and any cutback to Chich...
by jpranevich
Fri Sep 28, 2018 11:17 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Freeza Saga Filler
Replies: 13
Views: 525

Freeza Saga Filler

I just finished episode 92: Goku is powering up a genki-dama and the Ginyu Force has just arrived on Kaio's planet. And it strikes me... Why is the Freeza Saga filler done so poorly? There is a lot of *good* here. In fact, there's been three recurring B plots winding through the last twenty or so ep...
by jpranevich
Tue Sep 18, 2018 10:35 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Dragon Ball Z - Episodes 81-85 - Discussion Thread [Rewatch - Week 17]
Replies: 23
Views: 7256

Re: Dragon Ball Z - Episodes 81-85 - Discussion Thread [Rewatch - Week 17]

I'd like to +1 a suggestion that we resume the rewatch; selfishly, I make this suggestion because I am finally caught up! I don't know how interesting it is to anyone, but I've been gathering little bits of statistical data on the episodes as I am watching them. I'd be glad to provide some of this s...
by jpranevich
Wed Sep 12, 2018 10:48 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Dr Brief's cat (Tama?) - where did his name come from?
Replies: 6
Views: 546

Re: Dr Brief's cat (Tama?) - where did his name come from?

Wow. I am shocked that I missed that subtitle. I completely stand corrected. I have been watching carefully for exactly the reason that I said and I've tried to catch whether or not characters are ever named in subtitles. (There are a lot of characters, especially in DBZ and later, that have names t...
by jpranevich
Wed Sep 12, 2018 8:48 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Dr Brief's cat (Tama?) - where did his name come from?
Replies: 6
Views: 546

Dr Brief's cat (Tama?) - where did his name come from?

This is one of those strange-but-deep-if-you-let-it conversations... I have been rewatching all of DB and DBZ and and recording all recurring character appearances and such. (Why? It helps me pay attention to the boring parts. Also, it could be useful some day.) Dr Brief's cat was initially included...
by jpranevich
Wed Sep 12, 2018 8:40 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: "Broly - The Legendary Super Saiyan" & more coming to U.S. Theaters later this year!
Replies: 151
Views: 16298

Re: "Broly - The Legendary Super Saiyan" & more coming to U.S. Theaters later this year!

Is anyone concerned about what the Bardock re-release means for the 2018 Broly movie? Fandom seems convinced that two of the movies mean that we'll have a fusion (Gogeta?) in the Broly film, plus of course Broky himself. So what does including the Bardock special (which was never a theatrical releas...
by jpranevich
Thu Aug 09, 2018 11:31 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Dragon Ball Z - Episodes 81-85 - Discussion Thread [Rewatch - Week 17]
Replies: 23
Views: 7256

Re: Dragon Ball Z - Episodes 81-85 - Discussion Thread [Rewatch - Week 17]

Shh! I am only up to episode 65. I was hoping they might restart it when I get caught up...
by jpranevich
Sun Aug 05, 2018 3:24 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: DBZ #62 - Title refers to cut scene? ("Goku on Final Approach! Smash through Freeza’s Dragnet")
Replies: 4
Views: 407

Re: DBZ #62 - Title refers to cut scene? ("Goku on Final Approach! Smash through Freeza’s Dragnet")

Does the Japanese give any clue what the subject of the verb "smash" is supposed to be? I guess I thought it was implying Goku, but if it is left ambiguous then it obviously can be Gohan and Kuririn. I'm not sure that I could call what the Ginyu Force were doing a "dragnet" (since they had no diffic...
by jpranevich
Sun Aug 05, 2018 3:17 pm
Forum: Dragon Ball Kai
Topic: "Buyers Guide" for DBKai with Yamamoto score?
Replies: 6
Views: 2823

Re: "Buyers Guide" for DBKai with Yamamoto score?

So, I want to watch it with the Yamamoto score because I have some desire to see things as they were originally seen. But really, how "bad" is the replacement score? Is it like the same BGM for the entire season or does even the replacement score evolve over time? I guess what I am trying to say is:...
by jpranevich
Sun Aug 05, 2018 3:15 pm
Forum: The Podcast
Topic: Fresh Geek Context: VegettoEX Interview (July 2018)
Replies: 8
Views: 3064

Re: Fresh Geek Context: VegettoEX Interview (July 2018)

Which anime was it that you said you enjoyed going back to rewatch? I was in my car so didn't write it down and now I'm too lazy to scan in the podcast to determine what you said. Was it "Fist of the North Star"? I remember that it was a series that I had not seen and that I should probably see base...
by jpranevich
Wed Aug 01, 2018 1:19 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: DBZ #62 - Title refers to cut scene? ("Goku on Final Approach! Smash through Freeza’s Dragnet")
Replies: 4
Views: 407

DBZ #62 - Title refers to cut scene? ("Goku on Final Approach! Smash through Freeza’s Dragnet")

Still working my way through the series and I'm up to DBZ #62, titled in Japanese (approximately) as: "Goku on Final Approach! Smash through Freeza’s Dragnet" I don't often pay that much attention to the titles, especially as they can be spoiler-filled in Japanese, but this one seems odd. Goku IS on...
by jpranevich
Tue Jul 31, 2018 12:22 pm
Forum: Dragon Ball Kai
Topic: "Buyers Guide" for DBKai with Yamamoto score?
Replies: 6
Views: 2823

"Buyers Guide" for DBKai with Yamamoto score?

Hey guys, I know that there are complexities around reprints and such. Is there a convenient "buyers guide" that I can look at to help me pick and choose Kai Blu-ray releases that have the Kenji Yamamoto score? I am trying to watch the show the way it was originally presented on TV (in Japan) as muc...
by jpranevich
Fri Jul 27, 2018 6:30 pm
Forum: The Podcast
Topic: Episode #0451 (22 July 2018)
Replies: 12
Views: 3550

Re: Episode #0451 (22 July 2018)

Mike, When you get around to the end of GT, I hope you pause and talk about GT vs Super a bit while the former is still fresh. You ALMOST went there this month, but I agree it's better for later and without your more innocent friend being spoiled to the magic of DBS. These two series have so much in...
by jpranevich
Sun Jul 08, 2018 7:41 pm
Forum: The Podcast
Topic: Episode #0447 (24 June 2018)
Replies: 4
Views: 2630

Re: Episode #0447 (24 June 2018)

Will you be including the DBGT special in your review (originally aired between 41 & 42)? I suppose you could skip it entirely or save it for the end as well. In so far as you will be out of "awesomeness" in a year or so ("or so" being the key phrase...), I hope you will consider a "Movie Review of ...
by jpranevich
Tue Jul 03, 2018 2:47 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Funimationn Now app and Dragonball movies
Replies: 5
Views: 357

Re: Funimationn Now app and Dragonball movies

At least in my region, only the four "OG" Dragon Ball films are on there. I just confirmed that DBZ movies are still unavailable.
by jpranevich
Tue Jul 03, 2018 2:21 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Dragon Ball Z - Episodes 81-85 - Discussion Thread [Rewatch - Week 17]
Replies: 23
Views: 7256

Re: Dragon Ball Z - Episodes 81-85 - Discussion Thread [Rewatch - Week 17]

Good news! I've made it to episode 50. So if you manage to not start these re-watches again for another month, I should be able to catch up! ;)
by jpranevich
Tue Jul 03, 2018 1:18 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Funimationn Now app and Dragonball movies
Replies: 5
Views: 357

Re: Funimationn Now app and Dragonball movies

Are the movies back in the app? They were removed a couple of months ago for "licensing reasons".
by jpranevich
Tue Jul 03, 2018 12:26 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: What's your "how the hell did we get here?" moment?
Replies: 2
Views: 297

What's your "how the hell did we get here?" moment?

I've been rewatching DB then DBZ, roughly one episode per day. And I just finished DBZ #50. A series with martial arts fantasy roots, based on "Journey to the West"... And Son Goku is standing on a spaceship wearing a "Dragon Ball"-branded space suit, firing Kamehamehas to try to steer the ship to a...