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by kei17
Mon Feb 22, 2021 7:11 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Curse of the blood rubbie rare dub
Replies: 34
Views: 647

Re: Curse of the blood rubbie rare dub

Toei's Laser Disc release has no Dolby Digital audio on it, though. It's got only Linear PCM and analog FM tracks. In the first place, logically there's no reason for it to have AC-3 audio which was only used for movies screened with Dolby Digital Surround audio at theaters. They must've got someth...
by kei17
Mon Feb 22, 2021 3:29 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Curse of the blood rubbie rare dub
Replies: 34
Views: 647

Re: Curse of the blood rubbie rare dub

It's YouTube compression YouTube's video compression does not change the aspect ratio and frame rate. It's just that the uploader didn't know what they were doing. https://i.slow.pics/DUbXs3HI.png https://i.slow.pics/nkVtBDaL.png Here are some raw screenshots from his Laser Disc transfer of Dragon ...
by kei17
Sun Feb 21, 2021 4:41 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Curse of the blood rubbie rare dub
Replies: 34
Views: 647

Re: Curse of the blood rubbie rare dub

I am the top bidder right now, I have a professional digitization set up, and plan to preserve the video and the tapes hi-fi audio. I also have plans to do a restoration using the hd footage and this audio if I win the tape. I dont want to say too much and break the rules but yes these would be 're...
by kei17
Thu Feb 18, 2021 5:41 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Where did the "Kuh-May-Uh-May-Uh" pronunciation come from?
Replies: 13
Views: 409

Re: Where did the "Kuh-May-Uh-May-Uh" pronunciation come from?

As a native Japanese speaker, I'm not annoyed by this kind of "mispronunciations" because it's not really different from Final Flash being pronounced as "Fainaru Furasshu" in the original Japanese version. I'd be happy if they respected the original Japanese pronunciations more, but I don't think th...
by kei17
Fri Feb 05, 2021 6:02 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: What are the odds of us getting 4:3 Blu-rays of the Bardock/Trunks specials?
Replies: 32
Views: 1117

Re: What are the odds of us getting 4:3 Blu-rays of the Bardock/Trunks specials?

Incidentally, the DBZ dubs in India use separate music and SFX tracks that sound far better than Funi's although they seem to have imported the series from the US. I have no idea where they got their M&Es from. Sorry replying to myself for an off-topic supplement, but here's evidence that India had...
by kei17
Thu Feb 04, 2021 6:07 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: What are the odds of us getting 4:3 Blu-rays of the Bardock/Trunks specials?
Replies: 32
Views: 1117

Re: What are the odds of us getting 4:3 Blu-rays of the Bardock/Trunks specials?

Yes, I found this "Latin American tapes" thing quite suspect too, but I've never seen the Cloverway transfers myself to compare them to Funi's, so I was unable to really confirm it either way. Glad to have it definitively stated that they look nothing alike. They are different in multiple ways: fra...
by kei17
Wed Feb 03, 2021 4:24 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: What are the odds of us getting 4:3 Blu-rays of the Bardock/Trunks specials?
Replies: 32
Views: 1117

Re: What are the odds of us getting 4:3 Blu-rays of the Bardock/Trunks specials?

It is possible Funi switched to getting tapes from Latin America starting from the move in-house in 1999, but this is simply not known, and since Funi clearly had film masters of all of Z and all the movies in 2008, it would logically make a lot of sense if these weren't new acquisitions, but inste...
by kei17
Wed Feb 03, 2021 4:00 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: How many versions/dubs aired on YTV?
Replies: 34
Views: 873

Re: How many versions/dubs aired on YTV?

The main difference between the Funimation version airing in the US & UK and the Ocean version airing on YTV is that Ocean often chose different takes or alternate dialougue for various scenes; one famous example being "Don't piss off the god of love" , which was uncensored in the Funimation versio...
by kei17
Mon Feb 01, 2021 1:48 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: DBZ music used in UK food advert
Replies: 16
Views: 538

Re: DBZ music used in UK food advert

Kikuchi's name is credited in JASRAC's database, so they've done nothing illegal.

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by kei17
Wed Jan 06, 2021 2:55 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Harmony Gold Dub Q&A Thread
Replies: 22
Views: 798

Re: Harmony Gold Dub Q&A Thread

1. Have you ever heard of any other English versions that predate the HG dub like the Frontier Enterprises dub? 2. What did you honestly think when the DB franchise gained great success long after the HG dub was cancelled? 3. Did you like the show when you were directing it? 4. Did you listen to the...
by kei17
Thu Dec 10, 2020 5:03 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Dragon Ball Z Arabic dub thread
Replies: 5
Views: 268

Re: Dragon Ball Z Arabic dub thread

Cure Dragon 255 wrote:
Wed Dec 09, 2020 1:06 pm
Is there any other anime dubbing company in Arab territory? I think Glitter Force Doki Doki has been licensed by a company that is NOT Venus Spacetoon. Sure its still censored to death, but its another company.
The Arabic dub of Future Boy Conan was produced by a company located in Qatar.
by kei17
Thu Dec 10, 2020 4:36 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Obscure dubs
Replies: 28
Views: 1201

Re: Obscure dubs

You should not call something "obscure" when it's only alien to the English-speaking world. It is an expression of ethnocentricity. That being said, the most "obscure" existence among DB dubs must be the Cambodian version. The only source I've ever found was a blog post made by a Japanese member of ...
by kei17
Fri Dec 04, 2020 12:49 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Fist of the North Star and Dragonball
Replies: 8
Views: 374

Re: Fist of the North Star and Dragonball

As already said in the above posts, Torishima used Hokuto no Ken as a reference, and there must have been a big influence on Toriyama as well. However, speaking of Raoh's technique that is occasionally considered to be the idea source of Kamehameha, initially it was actually more of a kiai sort of t...
by kei17
Sat Nov 21, 2020 4:26 pm
Forum: Dragon Ball Super
Topic: "Dragon Ball Super (Manga)" Official Discussion Thread
Replies: 38361
Views: 3127518

Re: "Dragon Ball Super (Manga)" Official Discussion Thread

Anyways, the art was phenomenal all throughout this chapter but I too am not a big fan of the last Goku thumbs up panel. I like how Goku gently smiles and doesn't show his teeth in the Buu arc. It shows his mental matureness and self-assurance that match his age. It's sad that in Super, his express...
by kei17
Sat Nov 21, 2020 3:51 pm
Forum: Dragon Ball Super
Topic: "Dragon Ball Super (Manga)" Official Discussion Thread
Replies: 38361
Views: 3127518

Re: "Dragon Ball Super (Manga)" Official Discussion Thread

It's not just the angle, the panel is cut at exactly the same part as the anime version. Body scratches right above his nipple in both versions, the three face scratches are in the same position too (both cheeks and forehead) I would really be surprised if this Goku was drawn from a blank page. Whe...
by kei17
Fri Nov 20, 2020 6:37 pm
Forum: Dragon Ball Super
Topic: I think its time to admit that Toyotaro is a terrible writer.
Replies: 271
Views: 7918

Re: I think its time to admit that Toyotaro is a terrible writer.

Even if a cool new technique is introduced or a surprising guest appears, it doesn't compensate the fact that the arc was 99% driven by uninteresting villains invoking deja vu. It doesn't magically justify the the entire story arc. To me, Toyotaro still sucks as both a writer and artist. Moro was su...
by kei17
Fri Nov 20, 2020 4:25 pm
Forum: Dragon Ball Super
Topic: "Dragon Ball Super (Manga)" Official Discussion Thread
Replies: 38361
Views: 3127518

Re: "Dragon Ball Super (Manga)" Official Discussion Thread

Except theres nothing anatomically incorrect about this shoulder/arm. Theres this thing called moving your shoulders from a neutral position when gesturing a thumbs up. Having consulted all of my actual professional artist mutuals, since I hardly trust myself 100%, none of them found anything parti...
by kei17
Fri Nov 20, 2020 4:06 pm
Forum: Dragon Ball Super
Topic: "Dragon Ball Super (Manga)" Official Discussion Thread
Replies: 38361
Views: 3127518

Re: "Dragon Ball Super (Manga)" Official Discussion Thread

Not only is this correction wrong and improves nothing, but Toriyama is like... near famous at this point for his litany of anatomical mistakes. I mean dont get me wrong, Toriyama is a much more accomplished artist than Toyotaro, and Toyo has a laundry list of artistic failings. But running around ...
by kei17
Fri Nov 20, 2020 3:13 pm
Forum: Dragon Ball Super
Topic: "Dragon Ball Super (Manga)" Official Discussion Thread
Replies: 38361
Views: 3127518

Re: "Dragon Ball Super (Manga)" Official Discussion Thread

Toyotaro has drawn thousands of pages of this manga until now and still doesn't even know how to draw human bodies properly. What a great successor.

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by kei17
Thu Nov 12, 2020 3:30 pm
Forum: Music
Topic: A very rare DB opening and ending instrumental
Replies: 5
Views: 616

Re: A very rare DB opening and ending instrumental

Yes, there is a drama cassette for DBZ Movie 1 and all the evidence points to the album being in stereo. When the cover says "stereo," it doesn't automatically mean that all the tracks are stereo. The score of DBZ movie 1 was mixed only in mono, so I don't expect a stereo mix of the movie audio. Al...