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by 90sDBZ
Fri Sep 18, 2020 5:37 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Manga UK Releasing DBZ Blu-Rays and Steelbooks
Replies: 11
Views: 373

Re: Manga UK Releasing DBZ Blu-Rays and Steelbooks

These new sets look amazing, particularly the standard Z ones. Those extras look awesome. It's a good thing Manga UK held off on the previous 16:9 Blu-rays, as these will now sell really well as the first non-limited UK Blu-ray release. I ended up getting the 30th set at the last minute even though ...
by 90sDBZ
Wed Sep 09, 2020 12:33 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Which character and/or plotline in the franchise is the biggest waste of potential?
Replies: 113
Views: 1856

Re: Which character and/or plotline in the franchise is the biggest waste of potential?

Even though I was happy with the part he played in the ToP, it could have been even better if Gohan had been shown to be training consistently for a long time beforehand. We get subtle hints that he might be training a bit, but nothing definitive until he gets recruited. Part of me wanted him to get...
by 90sDBZ
Sun Sep 06, 2020 11:31 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Episodes you've seen the most
Replies: 23
Views: 354

Re: Episodes you've seen the most

For me it's the Goku vs Frieza fight, which Cartoon Network UK used to marathon loads around mid to late 2000. Still my favourite fight of the whole series.
by 90sDBZ
Fri Aug 14, 2020 7:09 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Who composed Rock the Dragon?
Replies: 58
Views: 972

Re: Who composed Rock the Dragon?

I don't think Funimation were actually trying to distance themselves from the Saban dub though. About 90% of fans do refer to the first 2 Seasons as simply "The Ocean dub", with others simply calling it "The Saban dub", and even fewer calling it "The Funimation/Ocean/Saban dub". For marketing reason...
by 90sDBZ
Wed Aug 12, 2020 7:36 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Toriyama "forgetting" Launch was the best thing that could've happened to her
Replies: 21
Views: 670

Re: Toriyama "forgetting" Launch was the best thing that could've happened to her

It is strange she never appeared in Super given how nostalgia focused it is. What's even stranger is her appearing in Kai Ending 1 but not the series itself. Kids who watched Kai as their first exposure to the series must have wondered who she was. Funnily enough I wondered who she was when she appe...
by 90sDBZ
Sun Jul 26, 2020 1:02 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: How relatable is Vegeta?
Replies: 14
Views: 478

Re: How relatable is Vegeta?

He becomes relatable after Namek, because he's no longer a straight up villain but is consumed by feelings of inadequacy, and desperately wants to prove to himself and others that he's the best. He measures his self worth purely by his level of achievement, and sees himself as unfit to live if he is...
by 90sDBZ
Tue Jul 14, 2020 8:01 am
Forum: Video Games
Topic: Dragon Ball Z: Budokai 3 Competitive Tier List
Replies: 3
Views: 843

Re: Dragon Ball Z: Budokai 3 Competitive Tier List

I do appreciate Budokai breakdowns, as I always found the games so stiff (until Shin Budokai, at least) and all the characters being built from a handful of skeletons so obvious that I couldn't find meaningful ways to compare them. The two first Budokai games are certainly filled with clone charact...
by 90sDBZ
Fri Jul 03, 2020 6:14 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: The hills we choose to die on and the fights we battle for when it comes to Dragon Ball
Replies: 230
Views: 5714

Re: The hills we choose to die on and the fights we battle for when it comes to Dragon Ball

I completely agree that people who watch short summary videos of movies are cheating themselves out of the best experience. It's actually kind of annoying to think about. It's like when people post every cutscene from a game on Youtube as a "movie", which people watch because they're too lazy to pla...
by 90sDBZ
Sat Jun 13, 2020 2:54 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: How to properly watch GT ?
Replies: 204
Views: 5582

Re: How to properly watch GT ?

My first exposure to GT was the Blue Water dub that aired in the UK, so I actually started at episode 1. I remember initially really not liking it due to how drastically different it felt to Z (which had only finished airing 3 days prior). But I stuck with it and gradually grew to like it more, part...
by 90sDBZ
Thu Jun 11, 2020 1:09 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: What's the definitive "Goku gets a one-sided ass-whooping" scene?
Replies: 30
Views: 1402

Re: What's the definitive "Goku gets a one-sided ass-whooping" scene?

Goku vs Great Ape Vegeta felt like less of an "ass-whooping" and more like a straight up slaughtering. You have to wonder why Vegeta considers that a loss for him, as he literally broke every bone in Goku's body, and still had plenty of energy to beat up everyone else afterwards. Maybe because Goku...
by 90sDBZ
Wed Jun 10, 2020 2:51 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: What's the definitive "Goku gets a one-sided ass-whooping" scene?
Replies: 30
Views: 1402

Re: What's the definitive "Goku gets a one-sided ass-whooping" scene?

His beatdown by Frieza once the latter goes 50%. It's so brutal to watch, with Goku taking knees and elbows to the nose, gutshots, getting strangled, used as a pinball, and almost getting drowned. He even gets karate chopped face first into the ground at one point. Frieza constantly taunts him throu...
by 90sDBZ
Sun Jun 07, 2020 2:33 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: The push for GT at the end of Z
Replies: 60
Views: 1911

Re: The push for GT at the end of Z

One thing I've always wondered is why Toei decided to have another time skip for GT, rather than continuing right after Z left off. We literally just had a 10 year time skip, so why age the characters another 5 years on top of that? EoZ is literally the briefest period of the entire franchise, lasti...
by 90sDBZ
Sun May 31, 2020 12:19 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: The Dragonball Misinformation Thread.
Replies: 113
Views: 4446

Re: The Dragonball Misinformation Thread.

I always assumed the Ice Dragon was made from the wish to revive Frieza's victims, and Syn Shenron from the one to make people forget Buu. I feel like the Ice Dragon having that connection to Frieza works, because both had that similar moment when they beg Goku for mercy, only to turn on him. Plus I...
by 90sDBZ
Sun May 24, 2020 1:39 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Tenshinhan's lifespan
Replies: 21
Views: 660

Re: Tenshinhan's lifespan

This reminds me of King Piccolo saying using his full power would shorten his life. This concept is pretty much never brought up again, although it could be King Piccolo's health OCD, like the moment Goku made his thumb bleed by biting it, followed by Piccolo freaking out and drinking it to avoid an...
by 90sDBZ
Thu Apr 30, 2020 12:46 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Gotenks is by far the most annoying canon character of the entire franchise
Replies: 45
Views: 1765

Re: Gotenks is by far the most annoying canon character of the entire franchise

A lot of people complain about Gotenks being Trunks dialled up to 11, but it makes sense as Goten always blindly follows him anyway. It's a classic case of one kid being a bad influence on another.
by 90sDBZ
Mon Apr 27, 2020 1:03 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Gotenks is by far the most annoying canon character of the entire franchise
Replies: 45
Views: 1765

Re: Gotenks is by far the most annoying canon character of the entire franchise

Weirdly I don't get the hate for Ribrianne. Even if you don't like her she's a one time character and not someone who needs to reoccur every arc due to living in an entirely different universe and not...you know...living in the same house as the main two fighters of the series. Gotenks' existence i...
by 90sDBZ
Sat Apr 25, 2020 1:51 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Gotenks is by far the most annoying canon character of the entire franchise
Replies: 45
Views: 1765

Re: Gotenks is by far the most annoying canon character of the entire franchise

I actually like Gotenks and would like to see more of him. He's an idiot with enormous power going up against a villainous idiot with enormous power. That dynamic makes for some hilarious moments, like when the Super Ghosts trick Buu by pretending to see a cookie on the floor, or the bit when they b...
by 90sDBZ
Mon Apr 06, 2020 3:16 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Watched Dragon Ball Z as a kid - interested in rewatching the series. What series/versions/releases should I pick/skip?
Replies: 69
Views: 2288

Re: Watched Dragon Ball Z as a kid - interested in rewatching the series. What series/versions/releases should I pick/sk

For the DVDs that are overpriced(I.E. Frieza Revealed) if you've got a VCR i'd recommend getting the VHS counterparts instead as those tend to be a lot cheaper(Regardless of whether you are getting the uncut or edited versions) and the picture quality is more or less the same as the DVDs(and i've h...
by 90sDBZ
Sun Apr 05, 2020 5:15 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Watched Dragon Ball Z as a kid - interested in rewatching the series. What series/versions/releases should I pick/skip?
Replies: 69
Views: 2288

Re: Watched Dragon Ball Z as a kid - interested in rewatching the series. What series/versions/releases should I pick/sk

For the most realistically available/affordable physical releases go for; DB Blue Bricks Either Z or Kai Blu-ray sets GT Green Bricks Super Blu-rays The old single DVDs can still be found 2nd hand, but are a pain to track down, and some are annoyingly overpriced. They're the closest you can get to t...
by 90sDBZ
Sat Apr 04, 2020 5:44 am
Forum: Dragon Ball Kai
Topic: Ocean Studios' "Dragon Ball Kai" Dub Turns 10; Still Unreleased
Replies: 6945
Views: 692399

Re: Ocean Studios' "Dragon Ball Kai" Dub Turns 10; Still Unreleased

I remember that original cover for RtD. I also remember everyone being really confused because one website had a description saying "the fan favourite Ocean group have returned to redub the Dragon Ball Z series" or something to that affect. At the time some people speculated it was actually Ocean Ka...