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by Dr. Casey
Tue Oct 13, 2020 7:48 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Would you say that GT is more or less liked nowadays?
Replies: 202
Views: 2899

Re: Would you say that GT is more or less liked nowadays?

maybe my grammar is bad, but that statement meant Frodo starts off as an innocent Hobbit, and the ring wears on him and eventually overwhelms him but in the end doesn't completely overtake him as he leaves for the Grey Havens as the innocent hobbit we first meet. More wordly perhaps but still innoc...
by Dr. Casey
Thu Oct 08, 2020 4:00 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Would you say that GT is more or less liked nowadays?
Replies: 202
Views: 2899

Re: Would you say that GT is more or less liked nowadays?

It's been generally forgotten, as Masenko and Lemon said. It's still thought of poorly by most people, but the sentiments towards it have 'improved' in the sense that it's viewed with just detached apathy rather than the impassioned, seething hatred from the 90s and first half of the 2000s. Which ma...
by Dr. Casey
Mon Sep 28, 2020 6:09 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: I feel like the slow pacing for DBZ in the anime and filler works to its advantage
Replies: 112
Views: 1788

Re: I feel like the slow pacing for DBZ in the anime and filler works to its advantage

Suffice it to say, lawd no an arc should not be 90+ episodes. Even 26 is pushing it considering that such is the length of an entire fucking series. Do you still enjoy Z then? The 23rd Budokai is the last story arc in the series which doesn't reach the 26 episode mark, and the Saiyan arc is the onl...
by Dr. Casey
Mon Sep 07, 2020 1:56 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: How old is Gohan in each arc/film?
Replies: 26
Views: 501

Re: How old is Gohan in each arc/film?

ArmenianPepsi wrote:
Sun Sep 06, 2020 3:19 pm
Not entirely on topic, but isn't Goku around 45-50 years old by End-of-Z? And close to 60 when GT starts?
There's actually only a five year timeskip between Z and GT, so he's 52 at the beginning of GT and 53 later on since about a year passes. He's 47 at the end of the manga.
by Dr. Casey
Tue Aug 04, 2020 9:27 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Did General Blue save the RR arc?
Replies: 16
Views: 413

Re: Did General Blue save the RR arc?

For me it probably goes 1. Tao Pai Pai 2. Assault on Red Ribbon Base 3. Muscle Tower 4. General Blue 5. Colonel Silver I normally love Dragon Ball's filler arcs, but its first foray into anime-original material wasn't a very interesting one, even if I did appreciate the unstructured episodes and var...
by Dr. Casey
Sat Jul 25, 2020 10:09 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Could have Dragon Ball survived in the English Speaking world without Cartoon Network?
Replies: 57
Views: 1683

Re: Could have Dragon Ball survived in the English Speaking world without Cartoon Network?

At this point, Looney Tunes are kind of like a societal night light. They're around because they're so old and familiar that people want them to always be around in some form. I think they'd reached that point by the 90s or perhaps even the 80s (I'm sure that by Who Framed Roger Rabbit, they were vi...
by Dr. Casey
Sun Jul 05, 2020 4:48 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: How would you have handled the Garlic Jr. arc?
Replies: 10
Views: 450

Re: How would you have handled the Garlic Jr. arc?

Or instead of a whole "saga" just do a bunch of standalone episodes. This sounds good to me, as much as I loved the relatively self-contained episodes leading up to the 23rd Budokai and the fight against Nappa and Vegeta. The 22nd Budokai training episodes are nice too, though I don't enjoy them qu...
by Dr. Casey
Tue Jun 30, 2020 1:13 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: The hills we choose to die on and the fights we battle for when it comes to Dragon Ball
Replies: 230
Views: 6029

Re: The hills we choose to die on and the fights we battle for when it comes to Dragon Ball

I've always had a slightly different take. I think that scouters and Power Levels in general are, when attributed to the overwhelming majority of people throughout the universe, accurate and helpful. Their accuracy just falls apart when it comes to ascertaining the strength of anyone that has an adv...
by Dr. Casey
Sun Jun 28, 2020 7:39 pm
Forum: Website & Community Discussion
Topic: To be honest with you ...
Replies: 9
Views: 1274

Re: To be honest with you ...

Interesting thread. Is it a form of politeness or correctness, more specifically if we don't agree or want to express our opinions without being overly attacking? Yes, I think this is the correct answer. It's normally used when saying something that could be seen as offensive or hurtful, so that the...
by Dr. Casey
Sun Jun 28, 2020 7:36 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: The hills we choose to die on and the fights we battle for when it comes to Dragon Ball
Replies: 230
Views: 6029

Re: The hills we choose to die on and the fights we battle for when it comes to Dragon Ball

3. The dub vs sub debate is extremely stupid. The only things that matter is rather or not the acting is good and whether or not the script is faithful to the source material. And btw, way too many people overexaggerate about the changes Funimation made in the 90s. The FUNi dubs (at least the origi...
by Dr. Casey
Wed Jun 24, 2020 6:20 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: The hills we choose to die on and the fights we battle for when it comes to Dragon Ball
Replies: 230
Views: 6029

Re: The hills we choose to die on and the fights we battle for when it comes to Dragon Ball

Toriyama was never forced to continue the series past Freeza (or Cell), so it’s not like he had zero passion for the stuff that came after that point. The impression I've always gotten is that fatigue was only an issue during the Buu arc, and even then only some of Buu (I sense a lot of enthusiasm ...
by Dr. Casey
Wed Jun 24, 2020 3:07 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: The hills we choose to die on and the fights we battle for when it comes to Dragon Ball
Replies: 230
Views: 6029

Re: The hills we choose to die on and the fights we battle for when it comes to Dragon Ball

Yeah, I agree. I think the Cell and Buu arcs added a lot and Dragon Ball would be a lesser story without them. In-universe, the two arcs add an additional 21 years to the story. A lot happens in that time.
by Dr. Casey
Mon Jun 22, 2020 4:27 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Is InuYasha A Shojo Dragon Ball?
Replies: 31
Views: 1233

Re: Is InuYasha A Shojo Dragon Ball?

I don't think Dragon Ball and Inuyasha really have much of anything in common at all, beyond the fact that they both have a lot of fight scenes.
by Dr. Casey
Sun Jun 21, 2020 4:20 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: "You're a Weeb"
Replies: 78
Views: 2662

Re: "You're a Weeb"

There's a number of reasons for the time phenomenon that's being talked about. One of the simplest reasons is a physical one: I read a long time ago that the area of the brain that controls how long or short time 'feels' changes a bit during adolescence (I think it's said to weaken a bit somehow, bu...
by Dr. Casey
Sun Jun 21, 2020 2:54 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Nozawa: her best possible goodbye as Goku
Replies: 38
Views: 1591

Re: Nozawa: her best possible goodbye as Goku

I don't care who you are or were, screaming at the top of your lungs is physically demanding for an elderly person. The woman is almost 90 years old. I don't know a lot about being 83 given that I don't reach that age until 2070, but if she says that the role isn't that much of a strain on her, I'l...
by Dr. Casey
Tue Jun 16, 2020 8:01 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Nozawa: her best possible goodbye as Goku
Replies: 38
Views: 1591

Re: Nozawa: her best possible goodbye as Goku

It could be hard to time such a thing. One could say something like "When Nozawa is 85, she should be given a goodbye movie because she probably won't be around or in good health for much longer," only for her to live to 103 and be in good enough health to voice Goku until she's 99 or 100. I say jus...
by Dr. Casey
Tue Jun 09, 2020 2:31 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Is it fair to say that Dragon Ball is no longer marketed to kids in North America?
Replies: 95
Views: 3697

Re: Is it fair to say that Dragon Ball is no longer marketed to kids in North America?

What even constitutes an adult anime/manga series in Japan, outside of hentai? To my understanding, Japanese demographics simply mean that x group will likely be the group to enjoy the series the most. The Shonen demographic is, according to Wikipedia, 12-18, so that fits okay for Death Note, I gue...
by Dr. Casey
Sun May 24, 2020 5:08 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: “There is nothing to learn from Dragon Ball,” says Akira Toriyama’s editor, Kazuhiko Torishima
Replies: 105
Views: 4699

Re: “There is nothing to learn from Dragon Ball,” says Akira Toriyama’s editor, Kazuhiko Torishima

People feel guilty when they invest in a kids show like Dragon Ball in their adulthood. So they make these excuses that there are some deep meaning to every arc or any meaningful character development. Piccolo, Tenshinhan, Vegeta, Krillin, Bulma, and a handful of others don't change or develop? I g...
by Dr. Casey
Sat May 23, 2020 5:05 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: “There is nothing to learn from Dragon Ball,” says Akira Toriyama’s editor, Kazuhiko Torishima
Replies: 105
Views: 4699

Re: “There is nothing to learn from Dragon Ball,” says Akira Toriyama’s editor, Kazuhiko Torishima

Saying there's no substance at all, the end, seems like a bit of an overstatement to me. I'll copy and paste something that I once wrote elsewhere. But sometimes these terms just come across as a bit... reductive. They don't feel to me like a good representation of the anime/videogame/whatever, and ...