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by Cipher
Sat Jun 22, 2019 3:34 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Official "Super DB Heroes 2018 Promotional Anime" Discussion Thread
Replies: 1181
Views: 73720

Re: Official "Super DB Heroes 2018 Promotional Anime" Discussion Thread

Super Dragon Ball Heroes Episode 12 summary: Hearts and the others arrive in Universe 7, planning to use it as their final battleground for cultivating the Universe Seed. Goku, Trunks, Vegeta, Piccolo and Artificial Human #17 arrive to stop them. Trunks immediately rushes toward Zamasu, despite Veg...
by Cipher
Mon Jun 03, 2019 8:50 am
Forum: Video Games
Topic: "(Super) Dragon Ball Heroes" Official Discussion Thread
Replies: 13952
Views: 1219924

Re: "(Super) Dragon Ball Heroes" Official Discussion Thread

Good point but then again, Pan is a character with a much bigger profile than Oolong or Chammel to being simply added on a whim by the manga author. I'm pretty sure Banco must've given him the Ok to add her. Oolong strikes me as likely having been an authorial whim (which is why there's certainly r...
by Cipher
Sat Jun 01, 2019 8:16 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Super Dragon Ball Heroes (Manga) Discussion Thread
Replies: 41
Views: 2606

Re: Super Dragon Ball Heroes (Manga) Discussion Thread

Wish I could edit posts after the two-hour window, but anyway: Small correction to the Dark Demon Realm! summary: I mistranscribed Gohan's special attack. It's 極限魔閃烈衝壁 (as opposed to 衝撃, at the end): Kyokugen Masenresshōheki, or something along the lines of "Extreme Demonic Crashing Light Wall." Or ...
by Cipher
Sat Jun 01, 2019 2:12 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Battle of Gods vs Super: Broly
Replies: 79
Views: 1718

Re: Battle of Gods vs Super: Broly

I vibe on both the multiple favorable Battle of Gods assessments in this thread (it's genuinely very funny and thematically fitting as an epilogue) and the view of Broly outlined in the opening post. I really do think its story works more than it's given credit for, though I also think it could have...
by Cipher
Sat Jun 01, 2019 1:47 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Super Dragon Ball Heroes (Manga) Discussion Thread
Replies: 41
Views: 2606

Re: Super Dragon Ball Heroes (Manga) Discussion Thread

I guess, probably of note to very few people, but for those with eagle eyes for lore consistency... The way Hearts describes Lagss' abilities this chapter feels slightly at odds with bio descriptions and earlier content, which imply a full-on magical "glassification." That would fit with Hearts aski...
by Cipher
Sat Jun 01, 2019 1:14 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Super Dragon Ball Heroes (Manga) Discussion Thread
Replies: 41
Views: 2606

Re: Super Dragon Ball Heroes (Manga) Discussion Thread

Summary of Super Dragon Ball Heroes : Universe Mission Chapter 8 (summary of this issue's Dark Demon Realm Mission! on the previous page): Super Dragon Ball Heroes: Universe Mission Chapter 8 Publication Date: June 1, 2019, Saikyō Jump July 2019 Title page flavor text (not a proper chapter title): “...
by Cipher
Sat Jun 01, 2019 12:11 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Super Dragon Ball Heroes (Manga) Discussion Thread
Replies: 41
Views: 2606

Re: Super Dragon Ball Heroes (Manga) Discussion Thread

Dark_Tzitzimine wrote:
Sat Jun 01, 2019 12:00 pm
And lose the chance to print more shiny Pan: Xeno cards?

Is like you don't know how Bandai works.
To be pedantic, this isn't Pan: Xeno, though. It's just Pan ... GT, I guess.

(If this isn't just Nagyama going rogue, she might get Super Saiyan though, which somehow still hasn't happened.)
by Cipher
Sat Jun 01, 2019 11:28 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Your ONE favorite character and your ONE favorite version of him/her
Replies: 54
Views: 1343

Re: Your ONE favorite character and your ONE favorite version of him/her

Probably Gotenks, as utilized in the Boo arc. I get a huge kick out of the cosmically powerful eight-year-old gambit backfiring on everyone in the moment when things are most dire, and the fact that everyone's forced to pin their hopes on him regardless as the arc progresses in a fairly sincere mann...
by Cipher
Sat Jun 01, 2019 11:00 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Super Dragon Ball Heroes (Manga) Discussion Thread
Replies: 41
Views: 2606

Re: Super Dragon Ball Heroes (Manga) Discussion Thread

Detailed summary of Super Dragon Ball Heroes: Dark Demon Realm Mission! Chapter 13: Super Dragon Ball Heroes: Dark Demon Realm Mission! Chapter 13 Publication Date: June 1, 2019, Saikyō Jump July 2019 Illustration page flavor text (not a title, though titles in collected volumes are usually shortene...
by Cipher
Sat Jun 01, 2019 4:44 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Super Dragon Ball Heroes (Manga) Discussion Thread
Replies: 41
Views: 2606

Re: Super Dragon Ball Heroes (Manga) Discussion Thread

@Cipher , you mentioned that it's XGogeta who says he's not weak enough to let himself get absorbed. Are you sure about that? I get the feeling that it's GT Gogeta who says it after he separates from Fin. Since he said something similar in the arcade. Well, regardless I really can't wait for the ch...
by Cipher
Fri May 31, 2019 1:26 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Did the franchise ever POSITIVELY affect you?
Replies: 47
Views: 1248

Re: Did the franchise ever POSITIVELY affect you?

If you trace impetuses back far enough, I obliquely became proficient in a second language because of it.

Met some cool people through it too.
by Cipher
Wed May 29, 2019 12:08 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Long Battles
Replies: 14
Views: 352

Re: Long Battles

Toriyama structures his fights around distinct beats both taken in and of themselves and as part of a larger story. The tables are constantly being flipped, characters are striving for different ways to win as the situation changes, and arc-long character development often comes to a head in the mid...
by Cipher
Fri May 17, 2019 6:51 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Dragon Ball should've ended at Cell
Replies: 43
Views: 1160

Re: Dragon Ball should've ended at Cell

I'm just echoing sentiments above, but yes—the "twelve universes" line could be a plot hook for future stories—as it ended up being once the series returned to serializarion—or what I took it for at the time, which was simply a thematic note. Not only has Goku, after getting to the top of his univer...
by Cipher
Fri May 17, 2019 6:18 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Dragon Ball's depiction of evil in its villains: actually more true to real life?
Replies: 21
Views: 1050

Re: Dragon Ball's depiction of evil in its villains: actually more true to real life?

It depends on what angle you come at it from. I do think its tendency to not dance around the sort of straight-forward maliciousness that its villains inhabit could be seen as- That's because the Japanese (and many others) generally don't consider mass murder to be all that bad I'm sorry, what the f...
by Cipher
Fri May 17, 2019 5:54 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Dragon Ball should've ended at Cell
Replies: 43
Views: 1160

Re: Dragon Ball should've ended at Cell

I've always felt the Cell arc would be the least fitting spot to end the series, both tonally and on a plot level. (Despite ... it actually being a series ending at least once via the first run of Kai .) Ending with Goku's death is unexpectedly grim and self-serious for the series, though not in a p...
by Cipher
Fri May 10, 2019 5:41 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Super Dragon Ball Heroes (Manga) Discussion Thread
Replies: 41
Views: 2606

Re: Super Dragon Ball Heroes (Manga) Discussion Thread

I've always been curious about how much freedom Nagayama has to deviate from the game's plots with his manga. For example, during Prison Planet he decided to cut Cumber's tail something that didn't happen neither in the anime nor the game. Since he later had to give Cumber a tail made of evil ki an...
by Cipher
Wed May 08, 2019 11:39 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: What is your favorite fight of each DragonBall series?
Replies: 16
Views: 409

Re: What is your favorite fight of each DragonBall series?

DB /first half of the manga: Goku vs. Piccolo Jr. Z /second half of the manga: Gotenks vs. Boo/Goku vs. Freeza (but only in the manga, for that second one) GT : ...Goku/Vegeta/everyone vs. Yi Xing Long, I guess? Goku vs. Super #17 is the most fun visually, though. Super : Goku/Freeza/#17 vs. Jiren ...
by Cipher
Wed May 08, 2019 11:28 am
Forum: Video Games
Topic: "SDBH: World Mission" Official Discussion Thread
Replies: 610
Views: 53808

Re: "SDBH: World Mission" Official Discussion Thread

There are some card abilities and robot modules that give a character a chance of reviving after dying; it's how I got through that Beerus annihilation by mere accident. Unfortunately I can't remember which specific card(s) had this ability. Indeed. Always keep modules that either guarantee or grea...
by Cipher
Mon May 06, 2019 6:30 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Super Dragon Ball Heroes (Manga) Discussion Thread
Replies: 41
Views: 2606

Re: Super Dragon Ball Heroes (Manga) Discussion Thread

Carlsen has recently announced a collected volume of Super Dragon Ball Heroes: Dark Demon Realm Mission for the German market in their upcoming program preview: on page 41 of the program Interesting. Correct me if I'm wrong, but is this the first official international release of the series? People...