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by johnboy1
Wed Jan 16, 2019 10:32 pm
Forum: Video Games
Topic: "SDBH: World Mission" Official Discussion Thread
Replies: 577
Views: 48029

Re: "SDBH: World Mission" Official Discussion Thread

Wait, so the new villain's name is Cialis? Is he seeking justice for his erectile dysfunction?
by johnboy1
Sat Sep 08, 2018 2:43 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Official "Super DB Heroes 2018 Promotional Anime" Discussion Thread
Replies: 1089
Views: 65238

Re: Official "Super DB Heroes 2018 Promotional Anime" Discussion Thread

In the manga Cumber went crazy when he saw Goku in SSJ God state. He said something like: "A Saiyan with red hair!" and attacked him straight away. That means he must have seen SSJ God in the past, probably even fought against one. And considering Yamoshi lost that fight... yeah, that could have to...
by johnboy1
Sat Sep 08, 2018 1:50 pm
Forum: In-Universe Discussion
Topic: Broly, Kanba and Shallot
Replies: 16
Views: 912

Re: Broly, Kanba and Shallot

That's something I've always found juvenile, fanboy-ish, and off-putting about DB fandom: People making up their own names for things. If you speak / write in English, use the official English names. No "Beers," "Blooma," or "Gokou." I personally prefer "Freeza" to Frieza, but I don't own the chara...
by johnboy1
Thu Sep 06, 2018 5:51 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Official "Super DB Heroes 2018 Promotional Anime" Discussion Thread
Replies: 1089
Views: 65238

Re: Official "Super DB Heroes 2018 Promotional Anime" Discussion Thread

Mnich wrote:Besides, Cumber didn't beat Vegetto. It was Vegetto who won beam clash and then he defused when Ozaru Cumber ALMOST hit him with the mouth beam.
Vegetto won the beam clash, only for Cumber to effortlessly launch a second attack that dissipated Vegetto's beam and knocked him into a crater.
by johnboy1
Thu Sep 06, 2018 4:43 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Official "Super DB Heroes 2018 Promotional Anime" Discussion Thread
Replies: 1089
Views: 65238

Re: Official "Super DB Heroes 2018 Promotional Anime" Discussion Thread

Yeah, I think Cumber just became the single most powerful enemy in the history of the franchise. He beat Vegetto. Clean. And he did it in base form. And as far as we know, he's just... some guy that Fu found in the past.
by johnboy1
Fri Jul 20, 2018 2:33 pm
Forum: Fan-Created Works
Topic: Fan Works Explosion
Replies: 13168
Views: 1133640

Re: Fan Works Explosion

Would this be the right place to post a fanart request? Or is there no such place?
by johnboy1
Mon Jul 09, 2018 11:53 pm
Forum: Dragon Ball Super
Topic: Official On-Going Dragon Ball Super Movie Thread: "Broly"
Replies: 14042
Views: 717014

Re: Official "DB Super 2018 Movie" Discussion Thread

...Holy shit. DBZ Rewrite's joke finally came true, 18 years later. "It's BROLLY! AGAIN!"
by johnboy1
Thu May 17, 2018 4:07 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Official "Super DB Heroes 2018 Promotional Anime" Discussion Thread
Replies: 1089
Views: 65238

Re: 2018 Dragon Ball Heroes Promotional Anime Announced

As excited as I am for this, the very real possibility that it will never come Stateside (just like the manga) is putting a damper on everything.
by johnboy1
Tue May 08, 2018 11:38 pm
Forum: Dragon Ball Kai
Topic: Did the "Dragon Books" in the Japanese box sets specify arc divisions?
Replies: 0
Views: 2552

Did the "Dragon Books" in the Japanese box sets specify arc divisions?

Just curious: The Dragon Boxes gave specific breakdowns for when a particular arc begins and ends, so I was wondering if the Kai box sets did the same.
by johnboy1
Sun Mar 25, 2018 1:30 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Were there any Dragon Ball releases on Betamax?
Replies: 50
Views: 3167

Re: Were there any Dragon Ball releases on Betamax?

The real question: Does VegettoEX have Dead Zone on Betamax and Laserdisc?
by johnboy1
Sun Mar 25, 2018 1:23 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Is Goku a bad person?
Replies: 40
Views: 1217

Re: Is Goku a bad person?

That depends on how you define "bad person". There's not a malicious bone in Goku's body, but are bad intentions really a prerequisite to being a bad person? Goku has repeatedly made decisions that explicitly endanger other people simply to satiate his desire for a good fight, and that level of self...
by johnboy1
Sat Mar 24, 2018 8:09 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Is the "Z" in Dragon Ball Z supposed to be pronounced "zee" or "zed"?
Replies: 7
Views: 519

Is the "Z" in Dragon Ball Z supposed to be pronounced "zee" or "zed"?

Obviously, it's pronounced "zee" when localized to the Americas, but I mean originally. The katakana used for the "Z" in the title spell out "zetto" in romaji. Is that a Japanese approximation for the Receive Pronunciation of the letter, i.e. "zed"?
by johnboy1
Fri Mar 23, 2018 2:57 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: How do you define a good dub?
Replies: 142
Views: 20347

Re: How do you define a good dub?

Accurate subs with the only deviations being where the japanese cannot be properly translated into English or whatever language the dub is. Stuff like Kakarot instead of Kakaroto is fine though... so them needing to play around with Veggeto/Vegito/Vegerot might be a bit more understandable. But Kur...
by johnboy1
Thu Mar 22, 2018 8:21 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: How do you define a good dub?
Replies: 142
Views: 20347

Re: How do you define a good dub?

Please, lets not mince words, Samurai Pizza Cats makes so much changes it is very much a thing of it's own. It is NOT A GOOD DUB because it goes way beyond what a dub is supposed to do. Its a great show but ITS NOT A GOOD DUB. That's where your entire mindset is misframed: Dubs are already their ow...
by johnboy1
Thu Mar 22, 2018 4:52 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: How do you define a good dub?
Replies: 142
Views: 20347

Re: How do you define a good dub?

A "good dub" and an "accurate dub" are not necessarily the same thing. For an admittedly extreme example, Samurai Pizza Cats is an absolutely fantastic dub of Cat Ninden Teyandê ... but the script was completely rewritten from scratch, based on nothing but what the writers could see on-screen. It wo...
by johnboy1
Mon Mar 05, 2018 12:14 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Filler Material
Replies: 51
Views: 1961

Re: Filler Material

For all of its faults, I honestly think that the anime filler helps create a more fleshed-out world for the Dragon Ball franchise than the manga did by itself.
by johnboy1
Thu Mar 01, 2018 2:45 pm
Forum: In-Universe Discussion
Topic: The All-Purpose "Translation Request" Thread
Replies: 2092
Views: 206663

Re: The All-Purpose "Translation Request" Thread

A somewhat complicated request regarding Daizenshuu 6: I know for the first page of each movie's section it has a short statement regarding the movie's place (or lack thereof) in continuity. For all the movies up through DBZ Movie 6, those statements are translated on the main Kanzenshuu site. If so...
by johnboy1
Wed Feb 28, 2018 8:15 pm
Forum: Video Games
Topic: A critical ranking of 39 Dragon Ball games: Celebrating FighterZ's success!
Replies: 8
Views: 619

Re: A critical ranking of 39 Dragon Ball games: Celebrating FighterZ's success!

The biggest downside to these review aggregators is that it took them so long to appear. As a result, the early history of video game reception has gone widely undocumented, making comparisons with games of that era difficult. For example, I would love to be able to include all the early Japan-only ...
by johnboy1
Wed Feb 28, 2018 7:27 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Regarding Goku's character in the dub...
Replies: 69
Views: 3513

Re: Regarding Goku's character in the dub...

No, we go along with it because they're still charming and endearing despite their moral faults (well, Goku is, at least). And, again, they're martial artists. As you said, saving the Earth isn't their goal. Your subsequent questioning of "why root for them?" implies that you can only root for mora...
by johnboy1
Wed Feb 28, 2018 5:07 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Regarding Goku's character in the dub...
Replies: 69
Views: 3513

Re: Regarding Goku's character in the dub...

ABED wrote:But Goku isn't a hero in the western sense.
You don't have to be a hero to decide that letting an extinction-level threat go willfully unchecked is the wrong thing to do. You just have to be a non-sociopath.