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by MetaMoss
Tue Dec 17, 2019 2:49 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: What's your most recent Dragonball purchase?
Replies: 10159
Views: 867657

Re: What's your most recent Dragonball purchase?

Not my purchase, but when I came in to my office this morning, I found this on my desk with a Christmas card from my boss:

I think it will go well on my desk with the DBS Future Trunks plush I found at a Goodwill a while back.
by MetaMoss
Tue Dec 17, 2019 2:07 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: In retrospect, was the (US) Dragon Box a 'monkey paw' release?
Replies: 57
Views: 2796

Re: In retrospect, was the (US) Dragon Box a 'monkey paw' release?

It just goes to show you Toriyama did something amazing that even in such an altered and cheep state, DBZ still became a success in the US. This. So much this. Funimation's changes couldn't hide what made DBZ truly special. The dub doesn't have the fandom it does because the changes somehow made DB...
by MetaMoss
Tue Dec 17, 2019 1:27 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Things that grind your gears
Replies: 3775
Views: 223815

Re: Things that grind your gears

funrush wrote:
Mon Dec 16, 2019 10:02 pm
That DBZ isn't on any of the regular streaming services here in the U.S. It's on Funimation but I'm not getting that for one show.
What makes it even weirder is that Dragon Ball and GT are on Hulu.
by MetaMoss
Sun Dec 15, 2019 8:53 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: In retrospect, was the (US) Dragon Box a 'monkey paw' release?
Replies: 57
Views: 2796

Re: In retrospect, was the (US) Dragon Box a 'monkey paw' release?

Are we really going to regard a crappy dub as a piece of history? Absolutely. There's a difference between artistic merit and historical importance. Perhaps this is just my time lurking around the Lost Media community speaking, but I think we should err on the side of preserving what we've got. No ...
by MetaMoss
Thu Dec 05, 2019 2:27 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Will Toonami survive without new Dragon Ball Content?
Replies: 128
Views: 40531

Re: Will Toonami survive without new Dragon Ball Content?

They should simultaneously stream Toonami online along with the TV airing. That way, those who have cut the cord can support Toonami if they want to & get their views counted on top of that since TV viewing requires an Nelson box. They already do a livestream, it's just that to access it you have t...
by MetaMoss
Wed Dec 04, 2019 10:50 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Funimations 30th anniversary collectible home video release
Replies: 4600
Views: 367645

Re: Funimations 30th anniversary collectible home video release

Only thing that sucks about this release having high resale value is that you're not actually getting anything worth the high price. Like, the Dragon Boxes have retained their value by virtue of being a competent release of the series in remastered form, not just the scarcity of them. Which is why ...
by MetaMoss
Wed Dec 04, 2019 10:08 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: It's actually amazing that DBZ was successful on Japanese TV
Replies: 116
Views: 3607

Re: It's actually amazing that DBZ was successful on Japanese TV

Metamoss, I'm not going to take it point by point as it's a massive waste of both our times. We're never going to agree, especially if you claim someone pointing out a misuse of a word is "appeal to authority". That's not a logical fallacy. If you point out why someone is wrong, that's not a fallac...
by MetaMoss
Wed Dec 04, 2019 7:58 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: It's actually amazing that DBZ was successful on Japanese TV
Replies: 116
Views: 3607

Re: It's actually amazing that DBZ was successful on Japanese TV

How was that appeal to authority? I haven't argued on the basis of credentials. I've given an argument about what I think are the essentials and examples. This is such an odd attempt to turn the argument back onto me. Arguing from authority isn't just credentials, though. How is saying someone is m...
by MetaMoss
Wed Dec 04, 2019 11:58 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Manga Logo Catalogue
Replies: 31
Views: 1082

Re: Manga Logo Catalogue

I don't have much to add, other than I want to express my appreciation for "Shenlong Shuffle". :thumbup:
by MetaMoss
Wed Dec 04, 2019 11:55 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: It's actually amazing that DBZ was successful on Japanese TV
Replies: 116
Views: 3607

Re: It's actually amazing that DBZ was successful on Japanese TV

And this is improper use of "retcon" according to....who exactly? Because I found this Usenet post, and: Proving what? That you can find a post from the person who shortened a term? Do you not see the irony in posting something where said "originator" says flat out "not that I claim to be an author...
by MetaMoss
Wed Dec 04, 2019 2:44 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: It's actually amazing that DBZ was successful on Japanese TV
Replies: 116
Views: 3607

Re: It's actually amazing that DBZ was successful on Japanese TV

Against my better judgement, I'm going to bring this back up to say... Here's the problem with many terms, people misuse them all the time even if they should know better. Case in point, how many times are series revivals called reboots even by people in the media? If the new version of Swamp Things...
by MetaMoss
Tue Dec 03, 2019 7:57 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: It's actually amazing that DBZ was successful on Japanese TV
Replies: 116
Views: 3607

Re: It's actually amazing that DBZ was successful on Japanese TV

But retcons are specific. This isn't a change in continuity. Nothing important happened with that information and the explanation for the change works in universe. It's not any different from a reveal that character X is really character Y even though there was no foreshadowing but it doesn't contr...
by MetaMoss
Mon Nov 25, 2019 2:55 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Was the Level remastering REALLY too expensive, though? Almost certainly not.
Replies: 66
Views: 3465

Re: Was the Level remastering REALLY too expensive, though? Almost certainly not.

From the evidence here, all I'm really seeing that we know for sure is that Funimation has done some pre-processing/clean-up work on their masters. But isn't that something they would have done no matter how they were going about remastering the series? I'm willing to bet that this pre-processed ver...
by MetaMoss
Fri Nov 22, 2019 3:28 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Funimations 30th anniversary collectible home video release
Replies: 4600
Views: 367645

Re: Funimations 30th anniversary collectible home video release

Can someone explain why they used DNR to remove all the grain and then add a layer of fake grain on top? Because I don't understand at all. My guess is they saw the complaints and in an attempt to damage control they added fake grain on top so that it appears as if they fixed it. Naturally your gue...
by MetaMoss
Tue Nov 12, 2019 2:43 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Funimations 30th anniversary collectible home video release
Replies: 4600
Views: 367645

Re: Funimations 30th anniversary collectible home video release

Well, I got my set back last Friday, and I spent a good chunk of Saturday spot-checking things, so I might as well share my thoughts. Is the remaster good? Of course not. I didn't expect it to be back when I ordered this, and it didn't disappoint me on that front. I don't think I need to elaborate o...
by MetaMoss
Thu Oct 31, 2019 3:04 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Funimations 30th anniversary collectible home video release
Replies: 4600
Views: 367645

Re: Funimations 30th anniversary collectible home video release

Ordered mine 4/6, still says processing and there's no shipment info. No email either. They took the money out months ago (and even if they didn't, there's definitely enough to not be declined). Oh well, I guess the big well-oiled machine known as Funimation didn't have Billy the intern send mine o...
by MetaMoss
Thu Oct 31, 2019 2:36 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: All in all, are you happy the revival happened?
Replies: 205
Views: 24866

Re: All in all, are you happy the revival happened?

I'm certainly not sad that all this new DB stuff came out, but I'm not exactly enthusiastic about it, either. For sure, I got some enjoyment out of watching all the new animated material, but I think doing a weekly series was where this all outstayed its welcome, especially in Super's first half. Th...
by MetaMoss
Thu Oct 31, 2019 2:14 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Looks like Japan have finally ditched the Son "Gokou" spelling!
Replies: 49
Views: 4369

Re: Looks like Japan have finally ditched the Son "Gokou" spelling!

I suspect this change is related to how Toei started pushing for Funimation's names in the subtitles earlier this year, which I suspect is part of some push from Toei to have consistent branding worldwide. I'm guessing the goal to ensure that Goku is Goku is Goku, no matter where you look, and they'...
by MetaMoss
Thu Oct 31, 2019 1:05 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Hirohiko Araki (Jojo's Bizarre Adventure creator) draws Goku
Replies: 9
Views: 9407

Re: Hirohiko Araki (Jojo's Bizarre Adventure creator) draws Goku

DragonBallFoodie wrote:
Sat Oct 26, 2019 3:50 am
I think he looks more like Koichi Hirose IMO.
Wasn't Koichi's design inspired by Cell arc Gohan?
by MetaMoss
Thu Oct 31, 2019 1:00 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Funimations 30th anniversary collectible home video release
Replies: 4600
Views: 367645

Re: Funimations 30th anniversary collectible home video release

I jumped on this set because if this was what Funimation had on offer for the 30th, I'm not expecting any sort of improvement to come anytime soon. At this point, the only remaster I see myself actually being excited for is one with Toei involved using their materials, and I'm not holding my breath ...