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by DerekPadula
Thu Nov 15, 2018 9:31 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Former 'Dragon Ball Z' Composer Nathan Johnson Elected to Texas State Senate
Replies: 13
Views: 993

Re: Former 'Dragon Ball Z' Composer Nathan Johnson Elected to Texas State Senate

Wherever FUNimation's DBZ dub was distributed, you'll find people who think fondly of Faulconer Production's music. That's the US, Canada, the UK, and Australia. I know several DBZ fans in the UK who think his music is the best. And just like in America, they refer to the characters with their FUNim...
by DerekPadula
Sun Nov 11, 2018 9:17 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Former 'Dragon Ball Z' Composer Nathan Johnson Elected to Texas State Senate
Replies: 13
Views: 993

Re: Former 'Dragon Ball Z' Composer Nathan Johnson Elected to Texas State Senate

Kataphrut wrote:And the media acts like there wasn't a blue wave. There certainly was here...a blue KAMEHAMEHA wave!
You might even say Nathan Johnson went Super Saiyan Blue.
by DerekPadula
Mon Jul 16, 2018 10:13 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Trying to get DBZ Kai on TV in Norway - need tv ratings, sales numbers, news paper articles etc world wide
Replies: 40
Views: 1850

Re: Trying to get DBZ Kai on TV in Norway - need tv ratings, sales numbers, news paper articles etc world wide

Looks like a lot of the numbers have already been provided. So I'll focus on the questions directed at me. Regarding stories from fans, as you know, Dragon Soul is a book filled with 108 stories from Dragon Ball fans and voice actors around the world who talk about how the series changed their lives...
by DerekPadula
Fri Apr 20, 2018 5:34 am
Forum: Fan-Created Works
Topic: Dragon Ball AF - Original Author Interview (David Montiel)
Replies: 7
Views: 1031

Re: Dragon Ball AF - Original Author Interview (David Montiel)

I translated the interview for you guys.

MrKaytos gave me permission beforehand.

How do you feel about David Montiel's comments?
by DerekPadula
Tue Feb 20, 2018 2:45 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Better Sound Quality for Original DBZ?
Replies: 112
Views: 9977

Re: Better Sound Quality for Original DBZ?

Marc and I spoke to one another through email from late 2014 to early 2017. Once on the phone, in 2016. The last time we spoke by email was February 28, 2017, when our falling out reached its conclusion. There's a lot I could say, but the long and short of it is that I won't work with Marc anymore, ...
by DerekPadula
Thu Feb 16, 2017 4:02 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: The Source of "HIS POWER LEVEL IS MAXIMUM"?
Replies: 14
Views: 2115

Re: The Source of "HIS POWER LEVEL IS MAXIMUM"?

"His Power is Maximum" or "His Power Level is MAXIMUM" was a popular saying in the English-speaking Dragon Ball and online nerd community's for several years after this image started making the rounds during the mid-to-late 2000s. It was applied to anything that was 'to the extreme.' Kind of like "I...
by DerekPadula
Thu Feb 16, 2017 2:45 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: The Source of "HIS POWER LEVEL IS MAXIMUM"?
Replies: 14
Views: 2115

Re: The Source of "HIS POWER LEVEL IS MAXIMUM"?

Nice work, Chuquita. I can confirm that this image and the resulting meme comes from the Fresno Bee newspaper. I did the same research back in 2011 when I was living in Fresno, California. I called the Fresno Bee and asked some questions to their journalists. I also sent in the image and asked them ...
by DerekPadula
Wed Feb 15, 2017 8:37 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: The Harmony Gold Dub & Broadcast Audio Discussion Thread
Replies: 792
Views: 69234

Re: The Harmony Gold Dub & Broadcast Audio Discussion Thread

I don't think you're correct. I've been told the source of the files I sent were not from Kei. Plus, there's no way for you to know what I sent to Sabat since you haven't heard them. Lastly, how would somebody have stolen Kei's files, or how would Kei have accidentally leaked his own files? The man ...
by DerekPadula
Wed Feb 15, 2017 2:54 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: The Harmony Gold Dub & Broadcast Audio Discussion Thread
Replies: 792
Views: 69234

Re: The Harmony Gold Dub & Broadcast Audio Discussion Thread

Sabat has told me that he would like to use it some day in an official release. So if you're looking for 'evidence,' then you can take his personal wish into account. But if you do, then you must also take into account that he does not own FUNimation. Even though he's the voice director of the serie...
by DerekPadula
Tue Feb 14, 2017 9:21 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: The Harmony Gold Dub & Broadcast Audio Discussion Thread
Replies: 792
Views: 69234

Re: The Harmony Gold Dub & Broadcast Audio Discussion Thread

No news about the Harmony Gold tape. The guy who works there never got back to me after I left a message. I need to follow up again. But there is good news about the broadcast audio. Another Dragon Ball fan besides Kei sent me some high quality audio captures of the episodes that are much better tha...
by DerekPadula
Tue Dec 13, 2016 4:23 pm
Forum: Fan-Created Works
Topic: Dragon Soul - Discussion Thread
Replies: 42
Views: 3421

Re: Dragon Soul - Discussion Thread

Hey, Kanzenshuu folk! I'm happy to announce that Dragon Soul: 30 Years of Dragon Ball Fandom is now available in print ! Several of you have stories featured in the book, and you've been waiting a long time for it to come out. I promised I'd let you know when it was published, and it's finally here....
by DerekPadula
Mon Dec 12, 2016 6:06 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: The Harmony Gold Dub & Broadcast Audio Discussion Thread
Replies: 792
Views: 69234

Re: The Harmony Gold Dub & Broadcast Audio Discussion Thread

I might have some free time over the next few weeks to work on this again. I've been busy publishing Dragon Soul, which comes out tomorrow. After the marketing push is over I will be going through my projects list and figuring out what to do next, so I might have some time to dig up the Harmony Gold...
by DerekPadula
Wed Dec 07, 2016 8:34 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: The History of Dragon Ball in Every Country
Replies: 99
Views: 16421

Re: The History of Dragon Ball in Every Country

I don't have the time to dig up the Mexican info right now because I'm busy publishing Dragon Soul in print. But maybe in a week or so. I suspect that if it's not listed here by someone else, then it was probably something I gathered through research, such as on the Spanish Wikipedia. To address the...
by DerekPadula
Sat Dec 03, 2016 1:18 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: The History of Dragon Ball in Every Country
Replies: 99
Views: 16421

Re: The History of Dragon Ball in Every Country

I appreciate the replies and new information. So please keep it coming if you have something to add. My intent was to use this info in the Dragon Soul paperback edition, so that each time you reach a new country while reading you get a simple breakdown of when and where the series premiered. But it ...
by DerekPadula
Fri Nov 11, 2016 1:30 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Meaning of Goku's name?
Replies: 9
Views: 13975

Re: Meaning of Goku's name?

It is true within the relevant context of the monkey character we're referring to, and it's why I said, "Here's the short version." But fair enough. I made a jump in logic and skipped a detail regarding the radical because this subject can get complicated, and I was trying to keep it easy to underst...
by DerekPadula
Thu Nov 10, 2016 8:42 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Meaning of Goku's name?
Replies: 9
Views: 13975

Re: Meaning of Goku's name?

I translate Son Goku as "Monkey Grandchild Aware of Emptiness." Given that Son Goku's name is the Japanese pronunciation of a Chinese name that is bestowed upon the stone monkey by a Buddho-Daoist sage, and it is written in kanji and hanzi, there are many ways to translate his name. To correct a com...
by DerekPadula
Fri Sep 30, 2016 7:20 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: The Harmony Gold Dub & Broadcast Audio Discussion Thread
Replies: 792
Views: 69234

Re: The Harmony Gold Dub & Broadcast Audio Discussion Thread

I called Tommy at Harmony Gold to follow up on the lost tape. He said they checked their vault again and could not find the tape. So... it's gone. However, there is a slight chance that it was actually sent to FUNimation along with some Carl Macek-related tapes for a project that FUNi was putting to...
by DerekPadula
Tue Sep 27, 2016 4:10 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Has being a fan of Dragon Ball inspired you to start training in martial arts?
Replies: 14
Views: 1185

Re: Has being a fan of Dragon Ball inspired you to start training in martial arts?

Dragon Ball is what started me down the path of martial arts to become who I am today, writing about the series for a living. My personal story is several pages long, and I explore it in the intro of the Dragon Soul book, so I don't feel up to writing about it again. But I think it'd be fun to share...