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by GizmoKSX
Tue Oct 16, 2012 12:01 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Odd Picture Request
Replies: 3
Views: 547

Re: Odd Picture Request

Here's one I found in a Google search. It's CGI and his arms are outstretched; no gun, though. http://media.indiedb.com/images/games/1 ... rmDemo.png
by GizmoKSX
Tue Oct 09, 2012 3:18 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: REAL Reasons to Dislike the Original Japanese Version
Replies: 110
Views: 6245

Re: REAL Reasons to Dislike the Original Japanese Version

A movie or an episode of a television show is the sum of its parts. Of course the intended way to enjoy the work was to just understand the dialogue as it was being spoken, but if you can't do so, surely the second-best thing would be to be presented with an explanation of what's being said, rather...
by GizmoKSX
Mon Oct 08, 2012 6:20 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: REAL Reasons to Dislike the Original Japanese Version
Replies: 110
Views: 6245

Re: REAL Reasons to Dislike the Original Japanese Version

The music is very repetitive. Sure, lots of shows rely on a few stock themes, but Dragon Ball (particularly Z ) is an incredibly long-running show with lots of filler. While going through the Japanese version for the first time (which I still am, very slowly; I still have Dragon Boxes 5–7 shrinkwrap...
by GizmoKSX
Sun Oct 07, 2012 8:17 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: .
Replies: 19
Views: 1443

Re: Which TV do you watch YOUR anime on?

I started watching on my old Toshiba 27" 480i CRT, which sounds way outdated now, but it has component inputs, which made it pretty sweet in its day. Now it's a 55" 1920x1080p Samsung (like DHM211 above me) with an upscaling Blu-ray player. I also recently got an ASUS 25" 1920x1080 monitor to use fo...
by GizmoKSX
Tue Oct 02, 2012 12:10 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: The 7 deadly sins in Dragon Ball
Replies: 6
Views: 2484

Re: The 7 deadly sins in Dragon Ball

Gluttony: Goku
Wrath: Blonde Lunch
Lust: Oolong
Pride: Gotenks
Envy: Garlic
Greed: Emperor Pilaf
Sloth: Super Kami Guru
by GizmoKSX
Mon Sep 24, 2012 5:29 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: US Dragon Box questions
Replies: 17
Views: 1532

Re: US Dragon Box questions

I forget whether VLC screencaps work this way, but with MPC, DVD screencaps come out at 720x480 resolution—DVD's native resolution without being scaled by the video player. After saving your image (File→Save Image or Alt+I), you'll want to drop it into photo editing software. GIMP does the job for f...
by GizmoKSX
Fri Feb 03, 2012 4:13 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: FUNimation DBZ TV Blu-ray Official On-Going Thread
Replies: 3485
Views: 203890

Re: FUNimation DBZ TV Blu-ray Official On-Going Thread

funimation is really making themselves look really dumb and bad. They need to release something to make them look good again with the DB franchise. Either rerelease the Z dragon boxes for a short period of time or release the DB dragon box or movie dragon box. The sudden cancellation of the Blu-ray...
by GizmoKSX
Tue Jan 31, 2012 6:04 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: FUNimation DBZ TV Blu-ray Official On-Going Thread
Replies: 3485
Views: 203890

Re: FUNimation DBZ TV Blu-ray Official On-Going Thread

That plenty of people are convinced that anything older than a few years old "can't" be HD. Plenty of people are under the impression that older material is all like filmed on tape TV shows, that it can never have a proper HD release. True; A friend recently asked me how The Godfather (you know, a ...
by GizmoKSX
Thu Jan 26, 2012 2:20 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Detail Loss in the Orange Bricks: Not Seeing It
Replies: 144
Views: 11400

Re: Detail Loss in the Orange Bricks: Not Seeing It

The orange bricks aren't as bad as they are made out to be. They were the first releases in North America and Australia to have both Kikuchis and Faulconers score. In the dub they touhed up the scripts and made it sound way better than the first Funi dub, and the voice actors improved A LOT. As for...
by GizmoKSX
Tue Jan 24, 2012 4:01 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Why the different animation styles for the TV series?
Replies: 50
Views: 2586

Re: So... Why the different animation styles for the TV seri

I think we've all noticed it especially now that we're older. There are episodes that are just beautiful to watch like the one where Freeza get's sliced in half or when 17 get's absorbed. Other times it just looks like poorly drawn fan art. The episode where Trunks cuts Freeza in half at the end lo...
by GizmoKSX
Sun Jan 08, 2012 1:12 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Detail Loss in the Orange Bricks: Not Seeing It
Replies: 144
Views: 11400

Re: Detail Loss in the Orange Bricks: Not Seeing It

Is this about the season sets? Then go by season 1 and watch the extras from the last disc. They'll tell you what they did. Do you mean extras like this interview with Steve Franko that you posted earlier in this thread? The orange bricks aren't THAT bad. Sure there's some loss of image BUT you hav...
by GizmoKSX
Tue Nov 22, 2011 4:00 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Dragonball references poping up every now and then
Replies: 54
Views: 4580

Re: Dragonball references poping up every now and then

Mystical Ninja Starring Goemon for the Nintendo 64 had a nod to Super Saiyan hair.
Super Sonic, first seen in Sonic the Hedgehog 2, is a pretty obvious nod to Super Saiyans.

And... well, there was Soulja Boy. I think most of you remember that.
by GizmoKSX
Fri Nov 18, 2011 5:05 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Did FUNimation overstep their bounds?
Replies: 341
Views: 14704

Re: Did FUNimation overstep their bounds?

Make that a butchered Pilaf arc with a damn-near-the-crack-of-dawn timeslot, which inherently gets far less views than say...a 5 or 6 pm timeslot. Agreed. I watched it back then, and only one of my friends remembers watching it too. Later, I caught Z during its Saturday morning run, but I didn't kn...
by GizmoKSX
Sun Nov 13, 2011 1:08 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Would you buy all Dragon Boxes if FUNimation released them?
Replies: 38
Views: 2181

Re: Would you buy all Dragon Boxes if FUNimation released th

Since I'm in no rush to buy up the rest of the series (having already waited 15 years to own Z) I have no desire to buy the blue and green bricks so long as there's the slightest chance the Dragon Boxes will come here. So, yeah. Not only will I buy them, I'm willing to play the waiting game and not...
by GizmoKSX
Tue Nov 08, 2011 5:49 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Which names to go with?
Replies: 56
Views: 4492

Re: Which names to go with?

While Kakarot is often used as a translation of Goku's Saiyan name, consider the full Kakarotto with the "to" on the end, consistent with the fused Vegetto. (The manga translation gets around this by naming the fusion Vegerot, while the dub's Vegito seems to miss the name-fusion altogether.)
by GizmoKSX
Tue Nov 08, 2011 5:33 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Dragonbox 2 outragous price.....
Replies: 90
Views: 5270

Re: Dragonbox 2 outragous price.....

It's FUNimation. It'll happen. Trust me. FUNimation LOVES reissuing material. I'm pretty sure they only have like 5 shows, but they keep reissuing them over and over to deceive us into thinking they have dozens. ;p Dragon Ball/Z/GT, Yu Yu Hakusho, One Piece...uh...um. Oh, and Kai ; can't forget abo...
by GizmoKSX
Wed Nov 02, 2011 4:03 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: FUNimation's Dragon Boxes have indeed been discontinued
Replies: 1239
Views: 80067

Re: FUNimation's Dragon Boxes have indeed been discontinued

Looks to be in stock on Amazon at the moment. So, I went ahead and ordered the last two Dragon Boxes I'm missing just to be safe. I just finished watching the fourth one, and I'm ready to finally take number five out of its shrink wrap. :P
by GizmoKSX
Fri Sep 30, 2011 4:08 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Dat Sword
Replies: 34
Views: 1802

Re: Dat Sword

Tapion gives his sword to young Trunks in Dragon Ball Z movie 13. However, the movies aren't considered canon, so that's not an entirely official explanation.
by GizmoKSX
Sat Sep 17, 2011 5:53 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Does anybody here remember Made From Goats?
Replies: 17
Views: 1477

Re: Does anybody here remember Made From Goats?

I do fondly remember that site's take on DBZ and its fandom, although I think it appealed more to my sense of humor as a teenager. Was it also known as "DBZ Blows Goats"?
by GizmoKSX
Sun Apr 24, 2011 12:41 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: .
Replies: 14
Views: 1216

Re: U.S Dragon Box & Japanese Dragon Box picture comparison.

It is noticeable on a CRT set (which is how I was watching the show when I found that Nappa shot from the first set), but it flies by very quickly. Unlike that still-frame Nappa shot—where it's obvious when the picture breaks up—it's less jarring during the fast-paced action of the Goku vs. Freeza f...