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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: 220

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: 228
Views: 4131

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: 6
Views: 442

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: 228
Views: 4131

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: 228
Views: 4131

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: 228
Views: 4131

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: 28
Views: 567

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: 1696

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: 1103

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: 1103

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: 84
Views: 2162

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: 3026

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: 3026

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 ...
by Dr. Casey
Wed May 06, 2020 12:23 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Are there parts of Dragon Ball that remind you of your own life?
Replies: 16
Views: 407

Re: Are there parts of Dragon Ball that remind you of your own life?

And the catch? You could not give up at any point, or you would be permanently barred from ever getting your Black Belt. :? To me, that sounds like it's crossing the line from 'strict' to just being kind of shitty. Seems kind of counterproductive, for a field that's all about self-improvement, to p...
by Dr. Casey
Thu Apr 23, 2020 6:25 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Cutest (not hottest) Dragon Ball character?
Replies: 33
Views: 991

Re: Cutest (not hottest) Dragon Ball character?

I've always thought that Goten was the cutest character in Dragon Ball.
by Dr. Casey
Thu Apr 16, 2020 1:49 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: What if Yamcha cheated on Bulma with a GUY.
Replies: 51
Views: 1456

Re: What if Yamcha cheated on Bulma with a GUY.

I think he overcame his fear long, long before what Bulma says about him cheating. He was 16 at the series' beginning and 27 or 28 by the Saiyan arc. Actually, I think the end of Pilaf where Yamcha and Bulma are blushing and giggling might have obliquely implied that his phobia was gone. (Haven't ac...
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: 1013

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: 530

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: 528
Views: 14988

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: 4403

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, ...