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by jjgp1112
Sun Jan 05, 2020 8:28 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Spirit Bomb Wrestling Move
Replies: 5
Views: 166

Re: Spirit Bomb Wrestling Move

Polyphase Avatron wrote:
Sun Jan 05, 2020 5:42 pm
But does he ask all of his fans to give him power while he charges it up? :P
The People's Elbow was such an effective finishing move because this is what The Rock did! :P
by jjgp1112
Sun Jan 05, 2020 3:50 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Unpopular DB opinions
Replies: 12005
Views: 628058

Re: Unpopular DB opinions

I haven't watched a solitary second of Power Rangers since 1999. Even at seven it became clear after a certain point that it was cheesy garbage. I have some nostalgia for the Mighy Morphin theme song and movie but that's about it. I have a strong feeling if I ever wanted to go back and watch it, I'd...
by jjgp1112
Sun Dec 29, 2019 11:48 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: If You Could Rewrite the Dragon Ball Manga, How Would You Do It?
Replies: 23
Views: 655

Re: If You Could Rewrite the Dragon Ball Manga, How Would You Do It?

Basically just include foreshadowing to not make the retcons so obvious (Dr. Gero being mentioned/shown in the Red Ribbon Army arc, even maybe Goku killing his son, stuff like that). Yup, this was what I was gonna say. Just inserting stuff to flesh out and tie together Toriyama's slapdash tendencie...
by jjgp1112
Sun Dec 22, 2019 1:37 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: FUNi's SE and JPN BGM Broadcast quality?
Replies: 9
Views: 480

Re: FUNi's SE and JPN BGM Broadcast quality?

Clarity of the audio aside, there was the additional problem of inconsistent levels. It varied greatly from episode to episode just how loud the music was. In some episodes it was gloriously loud, while in others it was so quiet you could hardly hear it...and "hardly" was downgraded to "can't" when...
by jjgp1112
Sun Dec 22, 2019 2:09 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: FUNi's SE and JPN BGM Broadcast quality?
Replies: 9
Views: 480

Re: FUNi's SE and JPN BGM Broadcast quality?

One thing to note is for the first 20 or so Saiyan saga episodes and several Cell Games episodes, Funimation actually didn't have separate music and effects tracks and thus had to filter the audio to separate them and get a 5.1 mix. The result is really distorted music with most of the lows filtered...
by jjgp1112
Wed Dec 18, 2019 10:45 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Best and Worst outfits of the characters
Replies: 30
Views: 2706

Re: Best and Worst outfits of the characters

Goku Best: 23rd TB-Frieza look Worst: Never really liked EoZ/GT. Or RF, for that matter Vegeta Best: Android saga, duh Worst: Moustache Gohan Best: Piccolo outfit from the Cell Games Worst: High school outfit, especially after seeing one of Toriyama's original sketches where he had a way cooler out...
by jjgp1112
Wed Dec 18, 2019 9:54 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: King Piccolo and Dr. Gero both got their revenge
Replies: 35
Views: 795

Re: King Piccilo and Dr. Gero both got their revenge

Well I mean, Gero wanted to kill Goku for ruining his plans...and in the end, his plans were ruined even worse than before.
by jjgp1112
Thu Dec 12, 2019 2:10 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Why hasn't Funi released the 2018 remastered movies yet?
Replies: 40
Views: 1477

Re: Why hasn't Funi released the 2018 remastered movies yet?

snip Again, THIS WAS AT THE TIME. 2002-05. I remember watching many a show on nerd spaces thrashing the prequels and Jar Jar in particular, nearly Evey forum post or reference to he trilogy in magazines was disdainful, and among my friends, everyone went into Episode III expecting it to be garbage....
by jjgp1112
Thu Dec 12, 2019 1:34 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Why hasn't Funi released the 2018 remastered movies yet?
Replies: 40
Views: 1477

Re: Why hasn't Funi released the 2018 remastered movies yet?

I'm not a Star Wars fan but the consensus I've seen from my friends and people online and in magazines at the time was that the first two sucked and then everyone was surprised that Revenge of the Sith actually turned out decent.
by jjgp1112
Tue Dec 10, 2019 9:43 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Why hasn't Funi released the 2018 remastered movies yet?
Replies: 40
Views: 1477

Re: Why hasn't Funi released the 2018 remastered movies yet?

It's worth noting we don't actually know for sure whether they used the Toei visuals for the Fathom screenings. A lot of people have speculated that this is what was shown, but no one was able to do a side-by-side comparison while in the cinema, exactly, so... It's just anecdotal "well it looked qu...
by jjgp1112
Tue Dec 10, 2019 8:48 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Vic Mignogna
Replies: 5339
Views: 328198

Re: Vic Mignogna

I'm African American myself first of all. Secondly the world is not black and white. Slavery was used to abuse people for several hundreds but that is because the masters were bad people. In the context of shield hero while he has slaves his slaves are treated well and of slavery was still a law in...
by jjgp1112
Wed Dec 04, 2019 8:12 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: It's actually amazing that DBZ was successful on Japanese TV
Replies: 116
Views: 2845

Re: It's actually amazing that DBZ was successful on Japanese TV

Oh yeah, totally forgot that Yu-Gi-Oh aired weekly in the states too, and that show often had WORSE pacing than Dragon Ball with all those 3 or 4 episode duels in the Battle City arc and long 30+ episode filler arcs. Yet it was incredibly successful.
by jjgp1112
Tue Dec 03, 2019 9:27 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Funimations 30th anniversary collectible home video release
Replies: 4547
Views: 280490

Re: Funimations 30th anniversary collectible home video release

He also thought one of the million tweets Toei makes with the cel scans instead of a normal screenshot was a sneak preview of Toei's remaster and patronized the shit out of somebody for pointing out the reality.
by jjgp1112
Mon Dec 02, 2019 11:13 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: It's actually amazing that DBZ was successful on Japanese TV
Replies: 116
Views: 2845

Re: It's actually amazing that DBZ was successful on Japanese TV

Actually Toonami tried the "One episode each weekday" for Super...and it got killed in the ratings. The one episode a week ran with much much much better ratings. Its not just a Japan thing. Heck, even the Toonzai weekly broadcasts did great. You completely ignored the main point of my argument whe...
by jjgp1112
Sun Dec 01, 2019 10:31 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: It's actually amazing that DBZ was successful on Japanese TV
Replies: 116
Views: 2845

Re: It's actually amazing that DBZ was successful on Japanese TV

But to be surprised that it was successful in Japan, I'd have to question if this viewing experience is not just normal course of business over there. That's pretty much the case. That's been the model for children's anime pretty since the beginning of animated TV in Japan. And DB and it's ilk are ...
by jjgp1112
Sun Dec 01, 2019 11:33 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Goku Went Through A LOT of Character Development in the Cell Arc.
Replies: 10
Views: 413

Re: Goku Went Through A LOT of Character Development in the Cell Arc.

I think the Buu saga had the best progression for Goku actually. Even his questionable decisions cane from a sound place that for most part subverted his battle maniac tendencies. He chose to fight Vegeta even though it would revive Buu because it was the only way to stop Vegeta from killing more pe...
by jjgp1112
Sat Nov 30, 2019 10:51 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Rumor: Disney Developing New Live-Action Dragon Ball Movie With Asian Cast
Replies: 358
Views: 7887

Re: Rumor: Disney Developing New Live-Action Dragon Ball Movie With Asian Cast

I’d say that the series didn’t truly shift to a more consistently serious and dark tone until Tamborine killed Kuririn. The Piccolo Daiamao arc in general was very much a turning point in the series. Eh, I'd say the 22nd TB would be the point where the tone makes a significant shift and then Krilli...
by jjgp1112
Sat Nov 30, 2019 9:43 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Rumor: Disney Developing New Live-Action Dragon Ball Movie With Asian Cast
Replies: 358
Views: 7887

Re: Rumor: Disney Developing New Live-Action Dragon Ball Movie With Asian Cast

If we're keeping it a buck the only times the RRA arc is more on the serious scale are when Tao arrives and a few moments on Muscle Tower. The rest of the arc might as well be a Leslie Nielsen movie with Kung-Fu
by jjgp1112
Sat Nov 30, 2019 9:38 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Vic Mignogna
Replies: 5339
Views: 328198

Re: Vic Mignogna

This fiasco really isn't gonna hurt FUNimation as much as some folks fear (or want). I ran into an anime fan just the other day who never heard of this; and he's hardcore enough that he's learned Japanese and translates various things. Vik's big, but he's not THAT big. There are people still totall...
by jjgp1112
Thu Nov 28, 2019 12:26 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Rumor: Disney Developing New Live-Action Dragon Ball Movie With Asian Cast
Replies: 358
Views: 7887

Re: Rumor: Disney Developing New Live-Action Dragon Ball Movie With Asian Cast

I think what everyone advocating for starting at Z is missing is that it's FAR easier for fans to fill in the blanks when you have over 30 episodes (roughly 10 hours) worth of content vs. a 2 hour runtime where things are much more briskly paced. All of the humans save for Krillin will feel like fac...