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by Adamant
Tue Mar 30, 2021 10:07 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Can DB Ever Move Past Goku?
Replies: 357
Views: 6359

Re: Can DB Ever Move Past Goku?

Of course it existed among the VAs that worked on material that literally claimed this. And of course it existed among fans that watched the anime becausse the anime literally claimed this. There's ton of stuff that get claimed in the anime at some point and then contradicted by the manga. Did Toriy...
by Adamant
Tue Mar 30, 2021 7:00 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Can DB Ever Move Past Goku?
Replies: 357
Views: 6359

Re: Can DB Ever Move Past Goku?

I admit I’ve only seen bits and pieces of GX, I pretty much stopped watching Yugioh back in the first series when they had that really badly placed filler arc in the middle of a tournament arc but Yu-gi-oh GX pretty much has an entirely new cast of characters and its own storylines with some origin...
by Adamant
Tue Mar 16, 2021 9:07 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: GT and misogyny
Replies: 698
Views: 12322

Re: GT and misogyny

like i know it ran in a shounen magazine but at that point, idk. "Why is this comic than ran in a shonen magazine considered a comic that ran in a shonen magazine?" That's LITERALLY what the word means. These are not fan invented labels, they specify the type of magazine that published the manga. A...
by Adamant
Tue Mar 16, 2021 8:26 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: GT and misogyny
Replies: 698
Views: 12322

Re: GT and misogyny

like i know it ran in a shounen magazine but at that point, idk. "Why is this comic than ran in a shonen magazine considered a comic that ran in a shonen magazine?" That's LITERALLY what the word means. These are not fan invented labels, they specify the type of magazine that published the manga.
by Adamant
Sat Mar 13, 2021 10:28 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: How common are Mazoku-style demons in Japanese lore?
Replies: 5
Views: 233

Re: How common are Mazoku-style demons in Japanese lore?

The word mazoku is a construct derived from the word shinzoku, the terms for gods and other heavenly beings, serving as the polar opposite. So basically someone who's evil the same way angels are good, someone who embraces darkness and takes pleasure in the suffering of others, etc. It's not OFFICIA...
by Adamant
Wed Mar 10, 2021 7:34 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Can DB Ever Move Past Goku?
Replies: 357
Views: 6359

Re: Can DB Ever Move Past Goku?

https://i.imgur.com/X1etcUK.png Your typical Toriyama "Get a load of this fucking dork" humor. The guy who doesn't realize he's the punchline. And while that character works great as a slapstick comedy protagonist, it doesn't work as the main hero of a fast-and-loose martial arts comic. Neither doe...
by Adamant
Tue Mar 09, 2021 12:29 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: GT and misogyny
Replies: 698
Views: 12322

Re: GT and misogyny

That's true, but Chi-Chi is also a recurring fighter and what do we know her for best Chichi isn't a "recurring fighter", she's a minor side character most readers had probably forgotten about that was brought back from nonexistence so she could become the mother of the son Toriyama had decided Gok...
by Adamant
Tue Mar 09, 2021 12:05 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: GT and misogyny
Replies: 698
Views: 12322

Re: GT and misogyny

That's true, but Chi-Chi is also a recurring fighter and what do we know her for best Chichi isn't a "recurring fighter", she's a minor side character most readers had probably forgotten about that was brought back from nonexistence so she could become the mother of the son Toriyama had decided Gok...
by Adamant
Mon Mar 08, 2021 11:10 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: GT and misogyny
Replies: 698
Views: 12322

Re: GT and misogyny

The fact that she gets horribly beat up and then immediately after that leaves the story because she can’t keep up is not being treated like the “other humans” . Yamucha: Gets horribly beaten by Jackie Chun and immediately leaves the story. Kuririn: Also gets horribly beaten by Jackie Chun and imme...
by Adamant
Mon Mar 08, 2021 10:43 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: GT and misogyny
Replies: 698
Views: 12322

Re: GT and misogyny

The issue with Videl is not that she didn’t become one of the main fighters it is how she was completely diminished When she was introduced she helped fight crime in between her High School lessons. She meets Gohan and he teaches her to fly. Then both of them enter the tournament and Videl gets hor...
by Adamant
Sun Mar 07, 2021 4:43 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: GT and misogyny
Replies: 698
Views: 12322

Re: GT and misogyny

But it's still present. It exists. It is present in the story. It is an acknowledged fact in the story. Gag or not, it still happened and is canon. So it's an acknowledged story fact that Super Saiyan is a cheap form even toddlers can reach. Yes, and you're supposed to laugh at the ridiculousness o...
by Adamant
Sun Mar 07, 2021 1:50 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: GT and misogyny
Replies: 698
Views: 12322

Re: GT and misogyny

Goten and Trunks cheapening the Super Saiyan form to the point even Vegeta calls it ridiculous in story is clearly done done for the sake of comedy. It's an incredibly Toriyama-like gag, very similar to Goku and Kuririn pushing that gigantic rock back in early DB. But it's still present. It exists....
by Adamant
Sun Mar 07, 2021 1:38 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: GT and misogyny
Replies: 698
Views: 12322

Re: GT and misogyny

Goten and Trunks cheapening the Super Saiyan form to the point even Vegeta calls it ridiculous in story is clearly done done for the sake of comedy. It's an incredibly Toriyama-like gag, very similar to Goku and Kuririn pushing that gigantic rock back in early DB.
by Adamant
Thu Mar 04, 2021 8:21 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Who should succeed Masako Nozawa?
Replies: 82
Views: 2452

Re: Who should succeed Masako Nozawa?

I'm fairly sure it's been mentioned that Nozawa and Toei have already trained someone in how to play Goku in preparation for such an eventuality, which means it's presumably not going to be any established VA, but a handpicked successor trained for this specific role. DB has had some cast changes al...
by Adamant
Thu Mar 04, 2021 7:51 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: How you'd break up the different eras of Dragon Ball in the west
Replies: 23
Views: 623

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

I know you're American and thus probably struggle a bit with realizing there's a world outside of your back pocket, but there's considerably more than four countries in the west. actually considering they have posted before in a thread talking about watching DB in Australia and NZ, i don't think yo...
by Adamant
Wed Mar 03, 2021 7:16 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: How you'd break up the different eras of Dragon Ball in the west
Replies: 23
Views: 623

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". Most of the stuff in the original post also applies to Australia/New Zealand and the UK, except for the syndication era which is an exclusively North American experience. I know you're American and thus probably struggle a ...
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: 23
Views: 623

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: 3165

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: 1127

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: 1127

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.