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by MetaMoss
Tue May 19, 2020 5:39 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: SAY-IN - SPECIAL BEAM CAN-IN - SUN GOKU - DESTRUCTO DISK | Why does Dragon Ball STILL suffer with these shortcomings?
Replies: 124
Views: 3274

Re: SAY-IN - SPECIAL BEAM CAN-IN - SUN GOKU - DESTRUCTO DISK | Why does Dragon Ball STILL suffer with these shortcomings

I think the problem comes down to there really being two separate shows here: the original DBZ that aired in Japan and Funimation's English adaption, which to be cheeky I'll call DuBZ. These two shows may share basically identical visual elements and overall plot, but boy, they sure do sound differe...
by MetaMoss
Wed Apr 15, 2020 12:14 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: So, did DBZ Movie 14, and everything after scratched your DB itch?
Replies: 51
Views: 1458

Re: So, did DBZ Movie 14, and everything after scratched your DB itch?

I had effectively "said my goodbyes" to Dragon Ball once I got to the end of GT, accepting the series as complete, so I really see all of this newer stuff as a bonus. Battle of Gods was a nice revisit with the characters I loved; Resurrection F was at least entertaining (if not much else); Jaco was ...
by MetaMoss
Wed Apr 08, 2020 3:04 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: What's your most recent Dragonball purchase?
Replies: 10186
Views: 904996

Re: What's your most recent Dragonball purchase?

I agree , I just don't think it's reliable as an only/permanent method, as things can change with it over night, both in terms of content and usage. It certainly isn't one, which is why I still purchase physical copies for the stuff I really care about (or when I find it for a good deal at a thrift...
by MetaMoss
Wed Apr 08, 2020 2:05 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: What's your most recent Dragonball purchase?
Replies: 10186
Views: 904996

Re: What's your most recent Dragonball purchase?

This is why I can never get behind streaming, you never know when your favorite show will be removed. I've also read that people are having issues with some services due to the amount of people using them now. Physical media is a one time payment and you own it forever. Fair points, but I also thin...
by MetaMoss
Wed Apr 08, 2020 12:37 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: What's your most recent Dragonball purchase?
Replies: 10186
Views: 904996

Re: What's your most recent Dragonball purchase?

After having them sit on my Amazon wish list for almost four years, I finally went ahead and grabbed all the Blue Bricks. And unlike the other times I spend perhaps too much money on home video, I'm actually going to use these soon, as the show is leaving Hulu. That really cut into my whole "introdu...
by MetaMoss
Mon Apr 06, 2020 1:56 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: The End of the Blue Bricks?
Replies: 26
Views: 988

Re: The End of the Blue Bricks?

I just ordered all 5 sets off Amazon because of the show leaving Hulu, and until I saw this thread, I had no idea some were out of stock recently.

So, looks like the time of the Blue Bricks will continue for now.
by MetaMoss
Tue Dec 17, 2019 2:49 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: What's your most recent Dragonball purchase?
Replies: 10186
Views: 904996

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: 3271

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: 3823
Views: 237091

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: 3271

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: 54523

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: 4795
Views: 421117

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: 4324

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: 4324

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: 1383

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: 4324

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: 4324

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: 4324

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: 4144

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: 4795
Views: 421117

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...