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by DerekPadula
Thu Sep 23, 2021 6:44 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: The History of Dragon Ball in Every Country
Replies: 136
Views: 31534

Re: The History of Dragon Ball in Every Country

Thank you for sharing that GT clip. It's interesting to watch the different dub adaptations.

I appreciate everyone's support with filling in missing info. There's so much out there I didn't grow up with.
by DerekPadula
Tue Aug 03, 2021 7:16 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: The History of Dragon Ball in Every Country
Replies: 136
Views: 31534

Re: The History of Dragon Ball in Every Country

Thank you to everyone who has provided updates. I need to hire someone to reorganize this info for me because I don't have the time to do so myself with my current book projects. I'd like to reformat the history for each country into an easy-to-understand and chronological order, and then combine al...
by DerekPadula
Fri Apr 02, 2021 2:19 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Hong Kong Comics Inspired Dragon Ball? - An in-depth debunk of the popular theory
Replies: 13
Views: 871

Re: Hong Kong Comics Inspired Dragon Ball? - An in-depth debunk of the popular theory

Thanks for sharing my article here. I enjoy seeing a lively conversation about something I wrote, even when it's 5 years old. I have no problem with Kunzait's argument about Wuxia inspiring Dragon Ball, nor with anything he's said in this thread. I'm impressed by his breadth of knowledge and ability...
by DerekPadula
Fri Jan 08, 2021 5:12 am
Forum: Fan-Created Works
Topic: Harmony Gold Dub Reconstruction [[DONE!!]]
Replies: 13
Views: 1502

Re: Harmony Gold Dub Reconstruction [[DONE!!]]

Great. I intend to create a Video section on my site soon, and I'll make a HG Dub page for the remasters and the originals, with the proper credit and a link to the pdf.
by DerekPadula
Fri Jan 08, 2021 5:05 am
Forum: Fan-Created Works
Topic: Harmony Gold Dub Reconstruction [[DONE!!]]
Replies: 13
Views: 1502

Re: Harmony Gold Dub Reconstruction [[DONE!!]]

Yes, I really enjoyed watching it. The voice acting is top-notch, especially with the odd censorship and script changes adding a charm to it. And it's a pleasure to watch it without any visual or audio artifacts. You guys did such a good job. A tremendous effort! Is it okay for me to host these vide...
by DerekPadula
Fri Jan 08, 2021 3:49 am
Forum: Fan-Created Works
Topic: Harmony Gold Dub Reconstruction [[DONE!!]]
Replies: 13
Views: 1502

Re: Harmony Gold Dub Reconstruction [[DONE!!]]

Yes, I wrote an article about the History of the Harmony Gold Dub. It reveals where the Harmony Gold dub came from, who was involved in its production, and how hard myself and a few other anime fans here at Kanz worked to recover the episodes. Took over a decade of effort!
by DerekPadula
Wed Dec 30, 2020 3:44 am
Forum: In-Universe Discussion
Topic: Akira Toriyama on Saiyan Hairstyles - Lost Article Translated
Replies: 8
Views: 1002

Re: Akira Toriyama on Saiyan Hairstyles - Lost Article Translated

That's something to think about. I suppose hair could get in the way during battle, or be pulled on, or matted down with blood after a fight. But then Raditz and Super Saiyan 3 come to mind. Perhaps Raditz was an outlier, and of course, Super Saiyan in general is an anomaly thought ot be legend, as ...
by DerekPadula
Mon Dec 21, 2020 4:13 pm
Forum: Fan-Created Works
Topic: Italian Edition of Dragon Ball Z "It's Over 9,000!" Book
Replies: 3
Views: 572

Re: Italian Edition of Dragon Ball Z "It's Over 9,000!" Book

Thanks, macho_man! Yes, the hardcover edition will be coming soon. I will begin the translation of Dragon Ball Culture Volume 1 after I've made my money back on the production of "It's Over 9,000!" This may take a few months. Ideally, it will be out in time for next November and December shopping se...
by DerekPadula
Thu Dec 17, 2020 2:59 am
Forum: In-Universe Discussion
Topic: Akira Toriyama on Saiyan Hairstyles - Lost Article Translated
Replies: 8
Views: 1002

Re: Akira Toriyama on Saiyan Hairstyles - Lost Article Translated

Thanks for the constructive criticism. I edited those sections and updated the article. First, about the fan theory that 'hair stops growing after a certain point.' Second, to remove the word canonical and mention Nappa's hair in the flashback in Broly . I don't know if anybody aside from Toriyama a...
by DerekPadula
Thu Dec 17, 2020 12:56 am
Forum: In-Universe Discussion
Topic: Akira Toriyama on Saiyan Hairstyles - Lost Article Translated
Replies: 8
Views: 1002

Akira Toriyama on Saiyan Hairstyles - Lost Article Translated

‘Nappa isn’t bald,’ says Akira Toriyama! Read my exclusive translation of an article that talks about the origin of Saiyan hairstyles: https://thedaoofdragonball.com/blog/dragon-world/akira-toriyama-says-nappa-isnt-bald/ Toriyama also talks about how Saiyan hair grows, and on gender equality in Saiy...
by DerekPadula
Tue Dec 15, 2020 12:18 am
Forum: Fan-Created Works
Topic: Harmony Gold Dub Reconstruction [[DONE!!]]
Replies: 13
Views: 1502

Re: Harmony Gold Dub Reconstruction [[DONE!!]]

Congrats on completing this project. You sure put a lot of work into it!

I'm eager to watch them again.
by DerekPadula
Tue Dec 15, 2020 12:06 am
Forum: Fan-Created Works
Topic: Italian Edition of Dragon Ball Z "It's Over 9,000!" Book
Replies: 3
Views: 572

Italian Edition of Dragon Ball Z "It's Over 9,000!" Book

https://thedaoofdragonball.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/its-over-9000-italian-680x1020-1.png Hey, everyone. I'm writing to share the news about a non-fiction Dragon Ball Z book I wrote that has been translated into Italian. It's called Dragon Ball Z "It's Over 9,000!" Visioni del mondo in collisi...
by DerekPadula
Tue Dec 08, 2020 11:53 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: The History of Dragon Ball in Every Country
Replies: 136
Views: 31534

Re: The History of Dragon Ball in Every Country

I do know a bit about the Arabic dub from what fans and voice actors have told me. For example, I spoke with Sean Schemmel about it within the last year. He said Dragon Ball Z is huge in the Middle East, and they invited him to a convention there to be a celebrity guest. He was amazed by how many fa...
by DerekPadula
Wed May 20, 2020 8:55 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: “There is nothing to learn from Dragon Ball,” says Akira Toriyama’s editor, Kazuhiko Torishima
Replies: 105
Views: 8032

“There is nothing to learn from Dragon Ball,” says Akira Toriyama’s editor, Kazuhiko Torishima

I translated a new interview with Akira Toriyama's editor, Kazuhiko Torishima, and published it on my site: https://thedaoofdragonball.com/blog/interviews/akira-toriyama-editor-says-there-is-nothing-to-learn-from-dragon-ball/ He says, “There is nothing to learn from Dragon Ball,” and, “Dragon Ball i...
by DerekPadula
Tue Jul 16, 2019 11:44 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Akira Toriyama's 2004 Germany Interview Translated
Replies: 3
Views: 858

Re: Akira Toriyama's 2004 Germany Interview Translated

Thanks for the reminder. I knew I had seen it somewhere, but wasn't clear on where, and I didn't have the time this weekend to search for it again.

Once it's online, I can update this post or create a new one.
by DerekPadula
Mon Jul 15, 2019 9:11 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Akira Toriyama's 2004 Germany Interview Translated
Replies: 3
Views: 858

Akira Toriyama's 2004 Germany Interview Translated

I've translated Akira Toriyama's lost interview in Germany, from his trip to the Leipzig Book Fair in 2004.

What do you think about the new info?
by DerekPadula
Mon Jul 01, 2019 10:47 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Questions for Gerard Jones? Upcoming Viz Manga Adapter Interview
Replies: 30
Views: 4164

Re: Questions for Gerard Jones? Upcoming Viz Manga Adapter Interview

Thank you for your understanding and advice. I'll consider what you suggested.
by DerekPadula
Mon Jul 01, 2019 6:45 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Questions for Gerard Jones? Upcoming Viz Manga Adapter Interview
Replies: 30
Views: 4164

Re: Questions for Gerard Jones? Upcoming Viz Manga Adapter Interview

I do sympathize with victims and have empathy for their suffering. I don't condone what Gerard did. It's outrageous and abhorrent. He has an illness. It's a false equivalency and emotional plea to argue that Gerard's crimes are the same as my willingness to speak with Gerard about his work on Dragon...
by DerekPadula
Mon Jul 01, 2019 3:31 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Questions for Gerard Jones? Upcoming Viz Manga Adapter Interview
Replies: 30
Views: 4164

Re: Questions for Gerard Jones? Upcoming Viz Manga Adapter Interview

So you've decided on it, have you? Thought the positives outweighed the good? I'm about 80% toward it. I don't enjoy being judged and called a disgusting hypocrite online, as I already have been. But to write a book that is authoritative and thorough, you need to speak with original sources. In thi...
by DerekPadula
Mon Jul 01, 2019 12:30 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Questions for Gerard Jones? Upcoming Viz Manga Adapter Interview
Replies: 30
Views: 4164

Re: Questions for Gerard Jones? Upcoming Viz Manga Adapter Interview

Is he still credited in newer re-releases of the manga? Yes, Gerard is still credited in re-releases, such as the Full Color edition. His name is at the top of the credits. It was actually this exact page that reminded me of him a couple months ago when I picked up Volume 1 of DBZ from the library....