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by johnboy1
Tue Feb 09, 2021 5:13 pm
Forum: In-Universe Discussion
Topic: How is Hell able to contain these increasingly strong villains?
Replies: 12
Views: 844

Re: How is Hell able to contain these increasingly strong villains?

I suppose, but it's like Lionel said: The franchise has made such a habit of perpetually upping the ante that the idea of anything having a hard limit kinda sticks out like a sore thumb. If something exists it must have finite durability, and if it has finite durability that means Goku can train unt...
by johnboy1
Tue Feb 09, 2021 12:00 pm
Forum: In-Universe Discussion
Topic: How is Hell able to contain these increasingly strong villains?
Replies: 12
Views: 844

Re: How is Hell able to contain these increasingly strong villains?

Polyphase Avatron wrote:
Tue Feb 09, 2021 10:31 am
I recall a discussion here once where if Zeno hypothetically died and went to Hell, he could just erase all of Hell, but even if he could, would he still be trapped in the 'non-space' where Hell used to be?
"FINE! I'll make my own Hell! With blackjack! And hookers!"
by johnboy1
Mon Feb 08, 2021 6:43 pm
Forum: In-Universe Discussion
Topic: How is Hell able to contain these increasingly strong villains?
Replies: 12
Views: 844

How is Hell able to contain these increasingly strong villains?

I know Toriyama isn't a "world-building" kinda writer: He writes what needs to be written for the current situation. That works, but it also raises a bunch of unintentional questions: The villains that Goku and friends are killing at this point are stronger than absolutely all of the "authority figu...
by johnboy1
Wed Jan 27, 2021 2:13 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: What are the odds of us getting 4:3 Blu-rays of the Bardock/Trunks specials?
Replies: 38
Views: 2678

Re: What are the odds of us getting 4:3 Blu-rays of the Bardock/Trunks specials?

That said, I heard Funi junked their film masters of DB sometime in the past 12 years, so even if Funi were interested in doing a good job, they couldn't do DB anymore, unless they transferred all their masters in HD back in 2007-2013 when they transferred Z and the movies. They never had film of G...
by johnboy1
Wed Jan 27, 2021 1:13 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: What are the odds of us getting 4:3 Blu-rays of the Bardock/Trunks specials?
Replies: 38
Views: 2678

Re: What are the odds of us getting 4:3 Blu-rays of the Bardock/Trunks specials?

On a similar note: We ain't ever seein' the DBK Buu arc again in any ratio, so we're stuck with the cropped version.
by johnboy1
Wed Jan 27, 2021 1:09 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: What are the odds of us getting 4:3 Blu-rays of the Bardock/Trunks specials?
Replies: 38
Views: 2678

Re: What are the odds of us getting 4:3 Blu-rays of the Bardock/Trunks specials?

And something I forgot about because I almost never watch them: We still need the four animated DB films in widescreen. The DVDs are 4:3. But frankly, the fact that we don't have DB or GT on Blu-ray at all is pretty good indication that a movie rerelease is out of the question.
by johnboy1
Wed Jan 27, 2021 1:02 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: What are the odds of us getting 4:3 Blu-rays of the Bardock/Trunks specials?
Replies: 38
Views: 2678

What are the odds of us getting 4:3 Blu-rays of the Bardock/Trunks specials?

With DBZ being released on 4:3 Blu-ray at long last, that would leave the two TV specials as the odd men out, what with being cropped to widescreen for the "movie" line of releases. Will we see a proper rerelease, or will they just sort of fall through the cracks?
by johnboy1
Sun Jun 30, 2019 6:56 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Questions for Gerard Jones? Upcoming Viz Manga Adapter Interview
Replies: 30
Views: 4074

Re: Questions for Gerard Jones? Upcoming Viz Manga Adapter Interview

There's a closing window of opportunity to speak with Gerard. He may never be heard from again, and then we may never get answers to our questions. So is it better to shun the man for his crimes and never hear the answers we seek, or to try and separate the man's work from his crimes long enough in...
by johnboy1
Wed Jan 16, 2019 10:32 pm
Forum: Video Games
Topic: "SDBH: World Mission" Official Discussion Thread
Replies: 697
Views: 134860

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: 1815
Views: 242441

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: 2266

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: 1815
Views: 242441

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: 1815
Views: 242441

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: 15207
Views: 1940759

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 #1 Thread: "Broly"
Replies: 14452
Views: 1440769

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: 1815
Views: 242441

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: 6930

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: 54
Views: 7196

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: 3669

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: 2231

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"?