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by Captain-Sora
Wed Apr 28, 2021 2:12 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Shunsuke Kikuchi has passed away
Replies: 75
Views: 3359

Re: Composer Shunsuke Kikuchi has passed away

The man was a total legend and gave the DB anime its soul. Rest in peace.
by Captain-Sora
Fri Apr 02, 2021 10:18 pm
Forum: Music
Topic: A decade ago... Kenji Yamamoto was fired
Replies: 17
Views: 2172

Re: A decade ago... Kenji Yamamoto was fired

Because ever since, I guess the first Raging Blast or so back in 2009 after Yamamoto stopped producing Dragon Ball OST's 2010 with Raging Blast 2. Funny enough, I believe that's the only Spike game he composed all of the BGM for (not counting BT1's reusage of his Budokai library before they started...
by Captain-Sora
Wed Jan 06, 2021 8:56 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Dragon Ball Rewatch, Week 53 - DBZ Movie 4
Replies: 30
Views: 1176

Re: Dragon Ball Rewatch, Week 53 - DBZ Movie 4 (CURRENT WEEK)

Musically, this film's score establishes both Goku's new theme for the middle group of movie OSTs (before it's revamped again in Movie 8) and, more notably, is the first instance where Kikuchi starts utilizing the Saiyan theme initially introduced in the series as a leitmotif for Super Saiyan transf...
by Captain-Sora
Thu Jun 25, 2020 12:47 am
Forum: Music
Topic: Any DB character themes that are as prominent as Piccolo’s from the original?
Replies: 44
Views: 4603

Re: Any DB character themes that are as prominent as Piccolo’s from the original?

A good deal of the Dragon Team have their own leitmotifs (Goku himself actually has multiple motifs, as Kikuchi would start associating him with other ideas after Makafushigi Adventure was dropped), but due to how most of those themes originate from the film scores, they don't get featured as promin...
by Captain-Sora
Mon Jan 13, 2020 2:08 pm
Forum: Music
Topic: How did the DBZ movies get better BGM's than the show itself?
Replies: 4
Views: 2020

Re: How did the DBZ movies get better BGM's than the show itself?

The TV tracks did have some variants of the Gohan and Saiyan themes (the latter of which would wind up being developed further as the Super Saiyan leitmotif for the post-Movie 3 film scores), but the reason why there isn't much thematic play there outside of the OP/ED arrangements is because there a...
by Captain-Sora
Fri Aug 23, 2019 2:56 am
Forum: Video Games
Topic: "Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot" Official Discussion Thread
Replies: 1947
Views: 244205

Re: "Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot" Official Discussion Thread

Only complaint so far is me being fussy - Goku's outfit vs Raditz is incorrect, which is disappointing, as it's right at the start of the story, and a mistake a lot of developers have made, but again, I'm being very fussy here, and think this game looks amazing. It's worth noting that kinda stuff i...
by Captain-Sora
Fri Aug 16, 2019 2:55 am
Forum: Video Games
Topic: "Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot" Official Discussion Thread
Replies: 1947
Views: 244205

Re: "Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot" Official Discussion Thread

Shit, awesome remixes. Can't wait to hear the one … umm … the one where evil buu was punching the lights out of fat buu. Probably my favourite DBZ theme. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ghprTTzgEg8 The theme I'm talking about starts at 1:36 That is a very good pick. Luckily it's also a very common ...
by Captain-Sora
Sun Mar 24, 2019 1:39 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Something I thought of regarding the SS2 Gohan scene in Japanese
Replies: 60
Views: 7504

Re: Something I thought of regarding the SS2 Gohan scene in Japanese

I think you've got it backwards. The SS2 scene comes across as positive because of the music, not the other way around ie. being given triumphant music because the moment was triumphant to begin with. The intent behind his transformation sequence in the anime was to stir feelings of hope, hence the...
by Captain-Sora
Sun Mar 24, 2019 12:54 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Something I thought of regarding the SS2 Gohan scene in Japanese
Replies: 60
Views: 7504

Re: Something I thought of regarding the SS2 Gohan scene in Japanese

I'd argue that there was still plenty of cause for concern and uncertainty in Gohan's case. He was obviously reluctant to go into that form to begin with, outright saying to Cell that there's no telling what might happen and that he wouldn't be able to control himself. Whether you think there's roo...
by Captain-Sora
Sat Mar 23, 2019 10:34 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Something I thought of regarding the SS2 Gohan scene in Japanese
Replies: 60
Views: 7504

Re: Something I thought of regarding the SS2 Gohan scene in Japanese

Another point I wanted to make is Goku going SS1 in the dub. Fans of the original claim the heroic music Faulconer plays there is unfitting because of the context of the scene. They say it's supposed to be a grim and unsettling scene because all the horrible stuff that's happening has caused Goku t...
by Captain-Sora
Thu Jan 24, 2019 8:19 am
Forum: Music
Topic: The Dragon Ball Super: Broly OST Thread (SPOILERS)
Replies: 26
Views: 14337

Re: The Dragon Ball Super: Broly OST Thread (SPOILERS)

I really don't understand, why these tracks in the movies are different from what we got in the CD releases? I wonder if they are alternate versions and the versions in the CD releases are unused in the movie, or if, actually, the versions in the movie are the original ones! and the versions in the...
by Captain-Sora
Sun Jan 20, 2019 11:59 am
Forum: Video Games
Topic: "Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot" Official Discussion Thread
Replies: 1947
Views: 244205

Re: "Dragon Ball Game Project Z Action RPG" Announced.

How do you know it might be Semi-Open world if you don’t mind me asking ? Probably because it's the most likely direction they'll take. It's become the norm for console JRPGs to utilize zones rather than classic overworld maps these days (barring some exceptions like the Ni No Kuni titles), as devs...
by Captain-Sora
Wed Jan 02, 2019 5:34 am
Forum: Music
Topic: If you were to rank all the scores in Dragon Ball
Replies: 38
Views: 16608

Re: If you were to rank all the scores in Dragon Ball

2. Hiroshi Takaki (Ultimate Tenkaichi, Plan To Eradicate Saiyans 2011 & Episode of Bardock) He composed very little for Dragon Ball but his work on Ultimate Tenkaichi is absolutely outstanding. Of course, the music isn't made the same way it would be for the anime since it's for a video game but al...
by Captain-Sora
Mon Dec 03, 2018 1:17 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Dan Romer should do the score for Super.
Replies: 13
Views: 1385

Re: Dan Romer should do the score for Super.

Yes, an American music producer making music for a Japanese product makes all the sense Not that I'm in support of this thread's particular choice (especially since it's likely that Sumitomo would just come back for potential future Super material anyway), but it isn't exactly unfamiliar ground for...
by Captain-Sora
Fri Nov 30, 2018 10:08 pm
Forum: Dragon Ball Super
Topic: Dragon Ball needs a New Generation?
Replies: 61
Views: 6557

Re: Dragon Ball needs a New Generation?

I'm all for it, but it has to be one that's very far removed from the time period of Goku and friends. It gives more room to have a cast that's mostly, if not entirely, disconnected from the original group. Next Generation stories tend to feel really phony when they revolve descendants of the origin...
by Captain-Sora
Fri Nov 16, 2018 11:50 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: WIth Pokemon Live Action a thing, maybe a serious Live Action DB Series could work...
Replies: 86
Views: 8121

Re: WIth Pokemon Live Action a thing, maybe a serious Live Action DB Series could work...

Really? Davey Jones looked good, but who the hell would think that was make up? A fair bit of people. But as I said before, it wasn't that they thought ALL of him was makeup. They believed it was a blend of him wearing makeup AND CGI touches for his less human-looking features. The very realistic a...
by Captain-Sora
Fri Nov 16, 2018 10:23 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: WIth Pokemon Live Action a thing, maybe a serious Live Action DB Series could work...
Replies: 86
Views: 8121

Re: WIth Pokemon Live Action a thing, maybe a serious Live Action DB Series could work...

Brundle fly (that is the brundlefly isn't it? It's been 20 years since I saw that movie) isn't a great example as it's very limited and is on screen for a VERY brief amount of time and doesn't do a whole lot, and is also not in the light of day. Cell needs to move well and be seen in daylight. It's...
by Captain-Sora
Fri Nov 09, 2018 1:26 am
Forum: Video Games
Topic: Does Anyone Remember the Original Tenkaichi 2 BGM?
Replies: 8
Views: 3260

Re: Does Anyone Remember the Original Tenkaichi 2 BGM?

Well, he referred to it as "Tenkaichi 2" and not "Sparking! NEO". People may use those interchangeably or are simply unfamiliar with the title change, so when some think back to old footage of BT2 prior to release, it's possible that they may be recalling clips of Japanese gameplay without realizin...
by Captain-Sora
Wed Nov 07, 2018 2:38 am
Forum: Video Games
Topic: Does Anyone Remember the Original Tenkaichi 2 BGM?
Replies: 8
Views: 3260

Re: Does Anyone Remember the Original Tenkaichi 2 BGM?

This is probably not the case, but is it possible that what you're recalling could just be rearrangements of the Kikuchi score from early videos of the Japanese version?
by Captain-Sora
Tue Oct 23, 2018 8:52 am
Forum: Music
Topic: Just saw Kikuchi in Gamera
Replies: 25
Views: 14016

Re: Just saw Kikuchi in Gamera

JohnnyCashKami wrote:Listen to M13's score and you'll notice how similar they are, there's even a BGM nearly identical that plays on M13.
Yeah, Goku's leitmotif from M8 up to M13 is derived from an earlier theme heard in that series.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mlKNz_1yEfI