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by Adamant
Sun Feb 28, 2021 7:16 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: How you'd break up the different eras of Dragon Ball in the west
Replies: 9
Views: 150

Re: How you'd break up the different eras of Dragon Ball in the west

Stop saying "the west" when you mean "this one single country in the west".
by Adamant
Sun Feb 28, 2021 7:12 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: The "Team Four Star" actors were blacklisted by Funi and Toei rumor
Replies: 156
Views: 2469

Re: The "Team Four Star" actors were blacklisted by Funi and Toei rumor

Fan art is generally allowed in the manga world to certain extent (for example Comiket wouldn't really be possible if doujinshi based on the existing series would be banned). It keeps the fans happy, and doesn't do that much harm since for example a porn parody generally isn't sold by the same numb...
by Adamant
Tue Feb 23, 2021 11:56 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Preferring Team Four Star's parody over the original series baffles me
Replies: 62
Views: 911

Re: Preferring Team Four Star's parody over the original series baffles me

*shrug* I mean there's people that think the official English dub is watchable too. You can count me in that category, i don't think it's just watchable, I think it's legitimately good. Not perfect obviously but far from one of the worst dubs ever like some people make it out to be. I like DBZA but...
by Adamant
Tue Feb 23, 2021 6:47 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Preferring Team Four Star's parody over the original series baffles me
Replies: 62
Views: 911

Re: Preferring Team Four Star's parody over the original series baffles me

*shrug* I mean there's people that think the official English dub is watchable too.
by Adamant
Mon Feb 22, 2021 12:05 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: The "Team Four Star" actors were blacklisted by Funi and Toei rumor
Replies: 156
Views: 2469

Re: The "Team Four Star" actors were blacklisted by Funi and Toei rumor

Personally, I think something involving as much effort, creativity, and talent as DBZA should count as fair use on the principle that it's using a copyrighted work to aid in creative endeavour If that was the case (which it ABSOLUTELY isn't), no dub company would ever have to license the shows they...
by Adamant
Sat Feb 20, 2021 1:33 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: The "Team Four Star" actors were blacklisted by Funi and Toei rumor
Replies: 156
Views: 2469

Re: The "Team Four Star" actors were blacklisted by Funi and Toei rumor

In an ideal world Funi/Toei and TFS would be able to openly appreciate their mutually beneficial, symbiotic relationship. But we live in the real world with copyrights, contracts, legal issues etc In an ideal world Funi would've also never gone anywhere near the franchise to begin with. But thems t...
by Adamant
Fri Feb 19, 2021 3:52 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: The "Team Four Star" actors were blacklisted by Funi and Toei rumor
Replies: 156
Views: 2469

Re: The "Team Four Star" actors were blacklisted by Funi and Toei rumor

Perhaps double standard wasn’t the right term, but it is annoying that companies can get away with pulling crap like this, and YouTube won’t say anything about it. Sure. No disagreement there. But that's a different subject entirely. To try and tie things back to my initial post, fair use seems lik...
by Adamant
Fri Feb 19, 2021 3:35 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: The "Team Four Star" actors were blacklisted by Funi and Toei rumor
Replies: 156
Views: 2469

Re: The "Team Four Star" actors were blacklisted by Funi and Toei rumor

If it had gone to court, it wouldn’t have surprised me if WB won the case. It would've surprised me, and I don't think WB would've even bothered taking this any further if the Wabbit guy had challenged their claim, because this is OBVIOUSLY parody of the exact same kind MAD and the like have been d...
by Adamant
Fri Feb 19, 2021 3:18 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: The "Team Four Star" actors were blacklisted by Funi and Toei rumor
Replies: 156
Views: 2469

Re: The "Team Four Star" actors were blacklisted by Funi and Toei rumor

That’s my point. It seems like South Park managed to win its case because it’s owned by a big company, and the person suing them was someone who made a YouTube video. But that Wabbit thing never went to court, did it? Youtube just removed it and the creator said "I don't like this but okay". Comedy...
by Adamant
Fri Feb 19, 2021 3:02 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: The "Team Four Star" actors were blacklisted by Funi and Toei rumor
Replies: 156
Views: 2469

Re: The "Team Four Star" actors were blacklisted by Funi and Toei rumor

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=o-HmYLtnQIY Yeah, that seems like something they could've been able to defend in court had it gone there. Had it been made by some big company, I could see them protesting and WB backing down, especially if the parody had been made for a TV show or something else big. ...
by Adamant
Fri Feb 19, 2021 2:49 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: The "Team Four Star" actors were blacklisted by Funi and Toei rumor
Replies: 156
Views: 2469

Re: The "Team Four Star" actors were blacklisted by Funi and Toei rumor

There’s this (https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=enRM2TifKls). The original video in question was a Bugs Bunny parody that did not use footage from any Looney Tunes cartoons, yet it got copyright claimed, and was taken down. Kinda hard to comment on that without seeing the original video, yo https://m.y...
by Adamant
Fri Feb 19, 2021 2:37 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: The "Team Four Star" actors were blacklisted by Funi and Toei rumor
Replies: 156
Views: 2469

Re: The "Team Four Star" actors were blacklisted by Funi and Toei rumor

There is a difference for sure between those two cases. I was more referring to how the YouTube copyright system works in general. It seems like content creators can get copyright claimed for doing things that aren’t too far off from what South Park did. Can you point to any Youtuber that got in le...
by Adamant
Fri Feb 19, 2021 2:24 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: The "Team Four Star" actors were blacklisted by Funi and Toei rumor
Replies: 156
Views: 2469

Re: The "Team Four Star" actors were blacklisted by Funi and Toei rumor

Of course, there do seem to be some inherent double standards to the way in which fair use is enforced, at least in the United States. A good example is this (https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/south-park-wins-appeals-court-what-what-butt-334786). There's a CONSIDERABLE difference between pa...
by Adamant
Fri Feb 19, 2021 2:05 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: The "Team Four Star" actors were blacklisted by Funi and Toei rumor
Replies: 156
Views: 2469

Re: The "Team Four Star" actors were blacklisted by Funi and Toei rumor

Of course, there do seem to be some inherent double standards to the way in which fair use is enforced, at least in the United States. A good example is this (https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/south-park-wins-appeals-court-what-what-butt-334786). There's a CONSIDERABLE difference between pa...
by Adamant
Fri Feb 19, 2021 12:53 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: The "Team Four Star" actors were blacklisted by Funi and Toei rumor
Replies: 156
Views: 2469

Re: The "Team Four Star" actors were blacklisted by Funi and Toei rumor

I mean we ARE talking about someone who's essentially just stealing Toei's show and dubbing it for profit, giving Toei neither compensation nor a say in the matter. They didn't profit off DBZA, at least as far as I know. I guess they did indirectly by becoming popular thanks to it. There's been som...
by Adamant
Fri Feb 19, 2021 10:06 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: The "Team Four Star" actors were blacklisted by Funi and Toei rumor
Replies: 156
Views: 2469

Re: The "Team Four Star" actors were blacklisted by Funi and Toei rumor

I mean we ARE talking about someone who's essentially just stealing Toei's show and dubbing it for profit, giving Toei neither compensation nor a say in the matter. If I was Toei, I wouldn't want to reward them for this by offering them roles and exposure in the "official dub" either.
by Adamant
Sat Feb 13, 2021 8:00 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Toriyama should follow the Harry Potter movies' example and continue DB in a spin off
Replies: 75
Views: 1124

Re: Toriyama should follow the Harry Potter movies' example and continue DB in a spin off

What I'm wondering a bit is why Toriyama would even need to create a spin-off. I do not know if he had any grand creative ambitions left after Dragon Ball. He had done two hugely successful series back-to-back, for 15 years. His later, short series' are OK too, but he clearly did not look for new a...
by Adamant
Sat Jan 23, 2021 10:29 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Asian characters in Dragon Ball
Replies: 117
Views: 2824

Re: Westerners love to claim Asian characters.

Yeah, there's the bit about her living far to the west, but is that necessarily alluding to the Western world? Could it possibly just be a reference to Journey to the West ? If Dragonball had been a story about Bulma's journey back home, that would've made sense. But the location of Bulma's home in...
by Adamant
Fri Jan 22, 2021 1:47 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Asian characters in Dragon Ball
Replies: 117
Views: 2824

Re: Asian characters in Dragon Ball

eeeeh...I think that's a stretch. I never got the sense that she's meant to be European. Instead, Bulma is a city girl solely meant to contrast with Goku's country bumpkin sensibilities. Think about when DB was created, around the time of the economic boom of Japan. A lot of Bulma's personality mat...