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by Dr. Casey
Sat Mar 14, 2020 8:45 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: What are the things so unlikely to happen, that they could actually happen?
Replies: 26
Views: 670

Re: What are the things so unlikely to happen, that they could actually happen?

If there can be something as out there as Trunks and Mai becoming an item, something which genuinely feels like it could have come from a weird dream, I don't think of anything as impossible anymore.
by Dr. Casey
Thu Mar 12, 2020 12:53 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: If Pan, Bulla, and Uub were reimagined by Toriyama, would you want them to look/act differently?
Replies: 15
Views: 343

Re: If Pan, Bulla, and Uub were reimagined by Toriyama, would you want them to look/act differently?

In terms of personality, I would just humbly ask for the characters to act accordingly to their age. No completely childish nonsense once you are over twelve years old. Give teenagers a teenager personality. Make them be more mature than a kid and, maybe, more childish than an adult. Also, make an ...
by Dr. Casey
Fri Feb 28, 2020 2:17 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Is it time to accept Faulconer OST did it better than the original?
Replies: 514
Views: 9602

Re: Is it time to accept Faulconer OST did it better than the original?

Comparing each of Dragon Ball's six main arcs to Z... The Pilaf arc is completely unlike anything that's found in Z. The 21st Budokai is, on the whole, unlike anything that's found in Z. Yeah, there's a couple of genuinely cool fights here (Goku vs. Namu and Goku vs. Roshi), but the spirit of the Pi...
by Dr. Casey
Fri Feb 07, 2020 7:58 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: I've been thinking and honestly One Piece seems superior to Dragon Ball?
Replies: 174
Views: 2975

Re: I've been thinking and honestly One Piece seems superior to Dragon Ball?

What about the story structure? Can anyone tell me where One Piece is at in its story? Is the climax in sight at all? Do we have any idea what the climax might look like? People joke about Berserk being on permanent hiatus and all that, but it's got a pretty clear climax that it's heading towards, ...
by Dr. Casey
Wed Feb 05, 2020 12:58 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Z or Original Dragon Ball? Which do you prefer and why?
Replies: 62
Views: 1279

Re: Z or Original Dragon Ball? Which do you prefer and why?

If you really wanted me to pick a point where it becomes "the late years", I'd call the cutoff point the beginning of the 22nd Tenkaichi arc. Largely an arbitrary split, but to me, it was during the Red Ribbon arc that Dragon Ball stopped being a gag manga/anime. It still maintained its comedy root...
by Dr. Casey
Sat Jan 25, 2020 1:40 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Brice Armstrong (Captain Ginyu, Lord Slug) passed away
Replies: 48
Views: 1494

Re: Brice Armstrong (Captain Ginyu, Lord Slug) passed away

Eh. 84 is old, but not so old that he couldn't have had a few more good years left. I'd be more inclined to agree with that sentiment if he was in his 90s. 84 isn't heartbreakingly young obviously, but it does make me think "That's a bummer. It would have been entirely possible to get in five (or m...
by Dr. Casey
Sat Jan 25, 2020 12:54 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Brice Armstrong (Captain Ginyu, Lord Slug) passed away
Replies: 48
Views: 1494

Re: Brice Armstrong (Captain Ginyu, Lord Slug) passed away

Eh. 84 is old, but not so old that he couldn't have had a few more good years left. I'd be more inclined to agree with that sentiment if he was in his 90s. 84 isn't heartbreakingly young obviously, but it does make me think "That's a bummer. It would have been entirely possible to get in five (or mo...
by Dr. Casey
Sun Jan 05, 2020 12:18 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Unpopular DB opinions
Replies: 12360
Views: 687254

Re: Unpopular DB opinions

Nah, Bulma is definitely supposed to be speaking for the audience in the "Why not just kill Dr. Gero?" scene. The character that doesn't operate by Wuxia logic, but goes by the same common sense real world moral code that most actual people would. Bulma's really only vain and selfish during early Dr...
by Dr. Casey
Thu Jan 02, 2020 11:27 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Dragon Ball Rewatch, Week 1 - DB Episodes 1-5
Replies: 101
Views: 2297

Re: Dragon Ball rewatch, week 1 - DB episodes 1-5

Goku vs. the wolves is great. Well-directed, good atmospheric nighttime setting, and it's of course neat to start the series off with something as relatively grounded and down-to-earth as a fight against a bunch of wolves, given what Dragon Ball would evolve into. And of course, here in episode 2, t...
by Dr. Casey
Wed Dec 11, 2019 3:00 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Vic Mignogna
Replies: 5637
Views: 399109

Re: Vic Mignogna

There's a MediEvil remake? I loved those games. MediEvil 2 was brutal, but in a (mostly) fair way that made it really enjoyable.
by Dr. Casey
Wed Dec 04, 2019 8:12 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: It's actually amazing that DBZ was successful on Japanese TV
Replies: 116
Views: 3626

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

The only circumstance in which Goku's knowledge or lack thereof would be relevant to this conversation is if Toriyama originally wrote 14 purposely for Goku be wrong. I will agree with MasenkoHA (and in fact, I said it in my earlier post) that we don't know for certain how this change came to be. W...
by Dr. Casey
Mon Nov 25, 2019 10:20 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Why does the Garlic Jr. filler arc exist?
Replies: 39
Views: 1725

Re: Why does the Garlic Jr. filler arc exist?

For anime specifically, anidb is a great resource. That's a link to the Spring 1961 anime season, filtered so that only TV series are displayed (you can of course edit the Filter to show movies, OVAs, etc if you'd like). From there you can toggle through the seasons, which display the series that ai...
by Dr. Casey
Fri Nov 22, 2019 3:53 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Why does the Garlic Jr. filler arc exist?
Replies: 39
Views: 1725

Re: Why does the Garlic Jr. filler arc exist?

Whoops, that should read "Is Toei's way of doing things typical for Japanese scripted TV programs?" Not at all, or at least not during the 2000s and 2010s. Long runners like Dragon Ball Super, One Piece, Precure, and so on make up a very small, single-digit percentage of the overall anime landscape...
by Dr. Casey
Fri Nov 22, 2019 3:09 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Toei should promoto Piccolo more as a LGBTQQIP2SAA character
Replies: 395
Views: 38405

Re: Toei should promoto Piccolo more as a LGBTQQIP2SAA character

XanatosVanBadass wrote:
Fri Nov 22, 2019 3:00 pm
I mean I hope I didn’t come across as calling anyone out. I wasn’t going for a dick measuring contest on anime cred. Just prefacing my OWN personal experience and observations. Sorry if it came out that way.
Nah, I didn't take it that way. Nothing wrong with your post at all.
by Dr. Casey
Fri Nov 22, 2019 2:43 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Toei should promoto Piccolo more as a LGBTQQIP2SAA character
Replies: 395
Views: 38405

Re: Toei should promoto Piccolo more as a LGBTQQIP2SAA character

I don’t entirely agree with Kunzait’s interpretation of the otaku/anime fandom having been infiltrated by the alt right as if they were EVER (in general term) sweet loving people who weren’t bitter misogynists and racists. Maybe it’s just that I’ve been into anime for longer than most here and have...
by Dr. Casey
Fri Nov 22, 2019 2:23 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Toei should promoto Piccolo more as a LGBTQQIP2SAA character
Replies: 395
Views: 38405

Re: Toei should promoto Piccolo more as a LGBTQQIP2SAA character

Kendamu is the coolest person ever. Spending a full day with her and Ryan was so much fun. I can't wait to go back to California to hang out with her again someday. She was so patient with me and my fumbling around. Next time we meet I'll be in girl mode for sure! Also, Mike: that was a nice book t...
by Dr. Casey
Thu Nov 21, 2019 11:06 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: is dragon ball technically a spin off of dr slump?
Replies: 48
Views: 1231

Re: is dragon ball technically a spin off of dr slump?

Gaffer Tape wrote:
Thu Nov 21, 2019 12:37 am
Steve Urkel, for crying out loud, guest starred in Full House, and those shows are in no way even remotely connected in a spinoff sense.
When I read the first two words of the sentence, I thought it was leading up to saying that Steve Urkel made a cameo in Dragon Ball. I am disappoint.
by Dr. Casey
Wed Nov 20, 2019 4:57 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Personal Issues With Dragon Ball GT
Replies: 55
Views: 1225

Re: Personal Issues With Dragon Ball GT

Completely agreed with this. One thing I always liked and respected about Dragon Ball was that it never engaged in "Anything unnatural is wrong!"-style sophistry. GT's reversal of this isn't something that really stained my opinion of the series (my feelings towards which are mixed but leaning negat...
by Dr. Casey
Wed Nov 20, 2019 4:51 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Does Dragon Ball Minus seem unlike Toriyama to anyone else?
Replies: 8
Views: 484

Re: Does Dragon Ball Minus seem unlike Toriyama to anyone else?

A creator in the present is always gonna be different from how they were 2 decades ago, which means different kinds of stories. Yep, this. People change. Some people might find this particular example of change disappointing (I wouldn't know because I've never read Dragon Ball Minus), but it's not ...
by Dr. Casey
Thu Oct 31, 2019 6:50 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Nostalgia for the so-called dark ages of DB
Replies: 45
Views: 6654

Re: Nostalgia for the so-called dark ages of DB

Kunzait is right that the Internet was pretty mainstream by 1996 because you had 20 million American had access to the Internet back in 1996 . Sure, you had dial up and the websites that we have now did not exist at the time (Youtube, Twitter, etc). However, people still use the Internet to look up...